PAC Retro Matte Gloss V2.0 Shades 21 to 40 Review, Swatches
So PAC revamped their retro matte gloss formula and now we have a new packaging too. Also they introduced 20 more shades, so now there are in total 40 shades.
All the shades 1 to 40 are now sold in the new formula and packaging, and are available on Amazon.
- Opaque payoff with just one swipe!
- Dries down matte right after one swipe!
- For best results: Avoid oily food
MRP: Rs.550/- for 6.5ml (Buy HERE)
It comes in this new ombre black and the shade colour packaging i.e. red, pink, nude at the bottom as per the shade. All the shades have numbers though, there are no names.
It has a flat tip applicator, I do prefer this applicator in liquid lipsticks as the broader applicators smear on the edges and corners of lips and give no control.
As per the claims, it is indeed very light weight and opaque in one swipe. These are very pigmented, you will need a good solid oil based makeup remover to take these off. But they don’t feel heavy on the lips, in fact I was testing these at home and I didn’t feel like I had anything on my lips.
They don’t have any smell/fragrance which is good. They take about 1-2 minutes to dry down completely and once set, they are smudge proof and transfer proof. So be careful while applying, because you won’t be able to correct mistakes later.
They stay for about 4-5 hours and the deeper colours for 6-7 hours, the only problem is they fade away quickly from the center in about 1-2 hours, so you will need to reapply at the center.
They are not very drying, but you will need to use a lip balm beneath because it will emphasize fine lines on the lips like all matte liquid lipsticks.
I love the new shades they have introduced, especially 36 to 40. There are no Indian brands which have shades like 36 to 40, a good true nude brown, and an orangey brown.
36, 37 and 38 I feel are quite similar to Kat Von D Liquid Lipsticks in Double Dare, Lolita and Lolita II respectively.
There are good berries/wines and chocolate brown too. Rest of them are reds, pinks and peaches.
Overall, I would say the new formula, packaging, shades are really good. I like the price and quantity too. I do recommend them.
If you are in Mumbai/Delhi/Bangalore, here are the PAC store details..
Mumbai: Shop-1, Woodrow Building, Opp Veera Desai Police Chowki, Veera Desai Road, Industrial Area, Andheri West, Mumbai
Delhi: J-115, Main Market Rajouri Garden, Delhi
Bangalore: 4, Ground Floor, Srinivagelu, Premier Rabbi, 6th Cross, Inner Ring Road, Opp. Bharat Petroleum, Koramangala, Bangalore.
And you can also buy them online on Amazon and Nykaa.
Let me know your favourite shade in the comments below 🙂