|MAC Retro Lipstick and MAC Auburn Lip Pencil Swatches on NC30 skin|
I've been eyeing MAC Retro Lipstick for the longest time, but I waited for the beginning of autumn to choose it as my new fall lippie. With a little swatch-a-thon at the Bournemouth MAC Store, I picked out the perfect lip pencil to accompany this - MAC Auburn Lip Pencil.
MAC Retro Lipstick is a warm terracotta red. It hints brown and sometimes orange, which features can be enhanced with a corresponding lip pencil. It comes in a satin finish that can be drying so I would ensure to prep your lips beforehand. It feathers on the lips, which would be controlled with a matching lip pencil.
MAC Auburn Lip Pencil is a vibrant warm red in a cream finish. It works so well with Retro lipstick above.
This combination makes me feel very 'put together' and at the same time 'without trying too hard'. It works well for work or play. It matches simple or brown smokey eye looks. Patted on to the lips, the lipstick provides a very pretty healthy pout, too.
I think due to the warm undertones, I think this combination would suit warmer skin tones very well. For those with cooler-toned skin, I would suggest trying this out in store, in natural lighting, before committing to a purchase.
Overall I love this lip combo and would repurchase if it runs out - if that ever does happen!
Livia | The Skin and Beauty Blog