brideLIFE Beauty: To Matte or To Gloss?

To Matte or to gloss? On trend bridal makeup lip looks for 2016

To matte or to gloss, that is the question – and for brides considering their wedding day makeup it can be a difficult choice to find the ideal formula to give you the finish and colour that you want, with the staying power that you need to get through all those champagne toasts and lots of kissing!  Whether you’re looking for a statement red lip or want something understated, like a soft and fresh wash of colour, the experts at MAC Cosmetics have two collections out now that cover all the bases.

Retro Matte Liquid Lipcolour

MAC Retro Matte Liquid Lipcolour is a great option for brides looking for staying power!

MAC Retro Matt Liquid Lipcolour

For those who prefer timeless glamour to all-out flash, matte reigns supreme.  MAC introduces a twist on this classic texture with robustly saturated shades – whichever shade you choose, all promise one thing: a splash of colour in a liquid-suede finish that is impossible to forget.

We love this modern take on an old classic!  MAC’s Retro Matte Liquid Lipcolour is a delightfully creamy formula that glides on smooth, dries in seconds, feels weightless and most importantly, really lasts all day. With 15 richly pigmented shades that create an on trend look with impact, there’s a colour to suit any bridal makeup palette: bold lip looks add drama (intense fuschia, deep red, wine, plum) or go soft and pretty (coral, nude, light pink), all have great staying power – letting you enjoy your special day without having to worry about touchups!

Tip: Matte lips can take some effort, but the results are worth it!  Prep lips by exfoliating first, apply a non-greasy balm, then blot before application.  Avoid lining with a pencil – define edges instead with a cotton swab.

Our favourite shades for a gorgeous bridal lip?  L – R: Rich & Restless (mid-tone pinky salmon), Feels so Grand (deep true red), Recollection (intense bright violet).

Our favourite Retro Matte LIquid Lipcolour shades for brides

 Huggable Glass

MAC Huggable Glass lip colours give brides a wash of subtle colour

MAC Huggable Glass Limited Edition Collection

Comfortable and creamy, MAC’s Huggable Glass lip gloss comes in a range of semi-sheer to semi-opaque soft and subtle shades, giving a fresh wash of colour and shine to your lip that lasts for hours; perfect for a lighter lip for your wedding day makeup.

The Huggable lipstick range from MAC Cosmetics was permanently reintroduced last year with the Huggable Glass limited edition collection for 2016 featuring shades slightly more intense in colour with light-medium coverage.  Less tacky after application (better for windy day weddings!) and more hydrating vs regular Lip Glass, it maintains shine and colour well for up to 6 hours.

Huggable Glass gives a comforting hug of colour with immediate shine that wears for hours.  The dual-phase formula glides on effortlessly for a smoothing, creamy colour.

Huggable Glass shades:

  • Snuggle Up – bright pink-lilac
  • Mega-Hug – creamy deep raspberry
  • Never Say Never – intense mid-tone coral
  • Love Buzz – fuchsia pink
  • Marvel-Lush – bubblegum pink
  • Kind Kiss – pale melon
  • Embraceable Me – pale baby pink
  • Pleasure First – warm blush pink
  • Such a Sweetheart – intense bright watermelon
  • Sweet Persuasion – mid-tone warm mauve
  • Cool & Cute – light salmon
  • Keep it Light – light warm nude

Find these products at MAC Cosmetics stores throughout the Caribbean or online at