It’s no secret that burgundy lips are a fall makeup must-have, and a few months ago MAC released a collection of the mattest lipsticks you’ll find, with their “retro matte” formula. As soon as I saw Fixed On Drama, I knew I needed it! I have quite a few burgundy lipsticks, including MAC Media and Wet n Wild Cherry Bomb, but what separates them is that this one is completely matte, with no shine whatsoever!
I don’t think it looks that great up close, as it’s a bit drying…but it is the perfect matte. The formula is long-lasting because it’s so drying, which can be good or bad, depending on your taste! I think this lipstick needs a lip liner to be the sharpest, but I’ve used it without one for over a month and think it’s fine, it’s just not the type of lipstick you can apply without a mirror. Another tip: if you try to apply this with anything else on your lips (like lip balm) it’s not going to apply right. Your lips need to be as dry as possible!
I love to wear it with my current favorite eye look: pale neutral eyes using matte shadows with a focus on mascara and brows. Top it off with some Fixed On Drama for a pop of color that looks sophisticated. I think this lipstick is a great addition to anyone’s collection. And who can resist the sweet scent of a new MAC lipstick? No one.