Yesterday I went waltzing into my local MAC store to replenish my supply of Face Wipes. While I was strolling around looking  at all the new stuff I noticed a lone lipstick sitting on the counter. I went and picked it up and immediately knew I had to have it. The color was called “Relentlessly Red“, a retro matte formula in a bright pinkish coral. The Retro Matte finish is super matte and long wearing its pretty much transfer proof which means it won’t budge until you want it to. Relentlessly Red is such a fun and happy color while still being very glamorous.Relentlessly-Red-Lipstick-R


When you are going to wear something that is this matte you really need to make sure that your lips are perfectly smooth so that the color glides on and doesn’t cake on any dry areas. Enter Bliss “Pout”-O-Matic. When I first received this item in my Lucky FABB gift bag I was a little dubious – did I really need a battery powered lip scrubber? Then, I tried it. My lips have never felt this smooth. You put a thin layer of the scrub that comes with the kit onto your lips. Then you use the Pout-O-Matic for about 30 seconds. After you are done you remove the excess scrub and are left with soft and smooth lips. If you wear bright, bold, or dark colors this product is a game changer. I’m sold!

Bliss-FabulipsOnce my lips were polished to perfection I was ready to apply my Relentlessly Red Lipstick. I, as always, used a lip brush to get really smooth edges. If you want to use a liner with this color, MAC created coordinating shades of Pro Longwear Lip Pencil. The matching shade for Relentlessly Red is Dynamo.

MAC Relentlessly Red Retro Matte LipstickSince the lips were so bold I wanted to keep everything else fairly simple. I even opted not to wear my standard black liquid eyeliner! For my eyes I used shades from my Urban Decay Naked 3 Palette.

  • Strange – Brow Bone
  • Factory – Lid
  • Darkside – Upper and lower lashline
  • Blackheart – Crease
  • Dust – Inner Corner

Here is the finished look