Easy. Black. Lipstick. I didn't think that I'd see those three words together... but the time has come. The MAC Retro Matte Liquid Lipstick in Caviar ($21 CAD) is a pure black liquid lipstick shade. The emo teenage me is jumping for joy. It's certainly not everyone's cup of tea but this particular lipstick shade has the mystical, magical ability to make anyone look like the biggest badass on earth.
I say that the MAC Retro Matte Liquid Lipstick in Caviar is easy because it has all of the very paramount qualities of an excellent liquid lipstick. Firstly, the pointed doe-foot applicator is precise enough that you can achieve a relatively crisp lip line. Optionally, you could use a lip brush but who has time for that? Secondly, the formulation is very opaque. One swipe more or less is all that's needed - lip liner optional. Thirdly, the liquid lipstick glides smoothly onto the lips and dries down in no time at all. Also, after dry down, the lipstick is completely transfer-proof and kiss-proof (unless, of course, you're eating French fries for breakfast, lunch and dinner). Lastly, it's not the least comfortable liquid lipstick that I've worn. No, it doesn't moisturize my lips, but it doesn't dry them out either.
All in all, the MAC Retro Matte Liquid Lipstick in Caviar is the queen of black lipsticks because all others (or at least the one's that I've tried) pale in comparison. While I don't think I'll be wearing it daily, the colour is unique and the formulation works well for me.
MAC Retro Matte Liquid Lipcolour in Caviar*
Dermablend Liquid Foundation in Camel
Kat Von D Eyeshadow in Thunderstruck
Make Up For Ever Pro Light Fusion in 01*
Stila Stay All Day Liquid Eyeliner in Black
Marc Jacobs O Mega Lash Volumizing Mascara*
Guerlain Terracotta Bronzing Powder in Natural Brunettes
Do you have a favourite matte black lipstick?
Press samples denoted with an asterisk (*). Sidenote - I have no idea which collection this is from nor could I find info on the launch date, though it was on Trendmood...so perhaps soon?