A successful haul for me is getting a few tins of tuna on rollback and maybe a special offer on yoghurts [12 Muller Light yoghurts for £3 at Asda atm, yeno guys #NotADrill #BargainBASEMENT.] My pitiful budget [or lack of] means that I can't really splash out on many high-end pieces of makeup - you'll most likely never see me post a pure haul on here [unless I win the lottery, but this day still hasn't come yet. Fume.]

For this poverty fuelled reason, I was beyond made up to win Laura Living Life's blog giveaway recently over on Twitter - for a Retro Matte Liquid lippy in the shade of my choice. Generous! I've always wanted to try this range from Mac [as I'm pretty obsessed with the whole matte lip thang] but let's be honest; pigs could fly, do somersaults and apply winged eyeliner before I'd have ever had been able to just buy one on a whim [bad blogger.]

After many minutes of umming and ahhing, I decided on this bad boy; Tailored to Tease. I do love a strong pink pout and most of my other matte lip products are more nudey shades; so I wanted to try something a little different. Brace yourself now for about a million photos of this little beaut [you'll probably have seen a fair few of these over on my Instagram already; it's just so darn Instagrammable. Fair play, Mac.]

Here's a filter free, non-edited photo of a cheeky swatch, so you can see the colour first hand too [it dries into legit the most beautiful shade of fushia.]

And here's some obligatory pouty photos of me wearing it.

So, first impressions wise - when I initially cracked the bottle open, I was surprised [and happy] to find that the formula is quite thick, lux and creamy. My lips felt really soft after the first application. Now that I've had a chance to wear it a couple of times, I can confirm that after a while of wearing it, it is a little drying - but for a colour so vibrant and long lasting, it's totes worth it [and for the first couple of hours, it's fine & feels quite moisturising.] 

I absolutely love this lippy. It looks great, turns heads and doesn't shift even when you have a drink [or 12...] perfect for those nights out; sponsored by Jagerbombs and shame. It's a proper fitty, a shade I'd wear during summer or winter; dressed up for going out or played down with fresh, simple makeup during the day.

Thank you so much to Laura for giving me the opportunity to win this little beauty, the Universe for making something good happen to me for a change and Mac for making such a bloody lovely product. I'll 100% check out the other colours in the liquid retro matte range after having tried this; although purchasing one might not be on the cards anytime soon, what with my severe lack of coin!


Have you tried one of these lippys before? What's your favourite matte lip product this season? Which Mac shades would you recommend I try next?

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