MAC Lipstick in Relentlessly Red Review + Swatch

Here's a review on MAC Lipstick in Relentlessly Red.

PRICE: P1,100.00
FROM: Free (Press sample)
OTHER LOCATIONS: Available in all MAC boutiques locally


Sure, cherry, tomato, and bright reds are cool for summer, but I have yet to find a Red that screams SUMMER; found it already and it's MAC Relentlessly Red; it's a bright Pink-Coral Red that doesn't look tacky and gives off that energetic, summery vibe.


This shade is part of MAC's Retro Matte collection.

The first ever Retro Matte lipstick I've ever used was Ruby Woo; back then, it was the lone Retro Matte lippie; and then Rihanna's MAC Retro Matte lipstick collection came along; Relentlessly Red is the third one. Glad to know that MAC's expanding this range! If you're new to MAC's Retro Matte formula, I'd have to tell you that this is their most drying formula so be sure to prep your lips with a lip balm and scrub it twice a week to combat flaking and enhanced dryness during wear.

My review on MAC Retro Matte lipstick formulation HERE.


Relentlessly Red is described as a "bright pinkish coral matte" by MAC Cosmetics online, but why call it red? Probably MAC realized that this shade comes off as a really bright red on a majority of skin tones.

On me, Relentlessly Red is a bright coral red with a hint of Pink; the lighting in this photo isn't the most ideal, but in person, the reddish glow stands out.

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Sharing with you a collage of Relentlessly Red showcased on a variety of skin tones. On some, it's bright, on some, it's muted, but one thing remains and that it is a pinkish-reddish coral.

I'm digging brights this #Summer along with a Kylie Jenner neutral look, and I'm including this in the list. I should do a list of my fave summer brights! :)


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21 Lovely Thoughts

  1. Wow! This looks really good on you! I might check this one out but I'm a bit wary of the formula. My favorite is their satin finish. I'm not too sure about the retro matte finish but I shall see. Also, the price is going up! Oh no! Oh well. Thanks for this post. And I'm excited for your 7th anniversary party! Woohoo!

    1. IDK but I feel that their mattes have changed formulation already; it's now gentler and less drying; at least! Hope to see you in my anniversary, dear! :)

  2. Love the bright shade that is not so loud. Looks really pretty on you:) I'm so excited on TBJ Thanksgiving Mega Party;D Congrats Miss Martha.

  3. it is such a beautiful shade of red.. it fits any shade of skin.. wow.. i thought it was real red but when swiped it was pink to me.. then I get back to the title ooops it was red..

  4. I thought its a red orange in the tube, turns out to be more lovely with the hint of my fave shade pink(^̮^)

  5. woooow! red lippie with a touch of pink. :) looking forward on March 28!! haha. :D

  6. Great color and texture!I think it's a perfect color for your skintone

  7. Your face looks brighter! I've swatch this at MAC counter last Saturday and I say it's not my cup of tea I'm forever Ruby Woo girl :D

    1. Yes! I love how this shade brightens up the face! :)

  8. I can see myself wearing this shade. I wonder if will it look bright or muted on me? Still, it's a lovely shade for summer.
    I'll wait for your post on your favorite summet brights. And oh, i wish i could come to your party and see you and the million dollar brows in person.

  9. I'm excited for the MEGA party!! I want in! 🙋🏼 Really looking forward to it. Hihi. I love the color! Pwrfect vibe for summer with that coral pink red combo! That's my go to shade every summer too! :)

  10. I love your swatch, I dont have MAC lippie yet! You are the most beautiful among the four picture!

  11. The color is beautiful! Do you know any dupes for this?

    1. Hey Glen! I just forgot the name, but Revlon's ultra matte hd lipstick line has a dupe; kindly check it out in any Revlon counter. :)

  12. OMG. I though that it would be too red for me (first impression) but it looks so pretty on your lips! My love for nude and neutral colored lipsticks are rule but this one could be an exception. LOVE. Gotta look forward to the 28th!


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