I am obsessively compulsively addicted to MAC. Any new launch, especially with bright and bold Lip colors and I am completely sold as I am totally a bright lippie person. N*de shades are not my cup of tea. When MAC launched their Retro matte collection Internationally, I was counting my days to get hold of them. I think Kolkata is the city which launched this collection first and yes it all got sold in an hour. Yes..!!! People were fighting like hell, MUA’S were clueless.. 😛 😀 Lol. MAC manager informed me that she could keep just one shade for me as others got Out of Stock and this shade was one of them. 🙁
At last I got this shade from Mumbai along with All Fired Up
. (Credit goes to Hubby.. !!!). He took out time from his busy schedule to collect it from the store. Thanks to MUA of that store too.. 🙂
That’s enough of thanks giving.. 😛 Lets just explore this shade MAC Retro Matte Lipstick Flat Out Fabulous.. 😀
What MAC has to say about Retro Matte Collection:
Inspired by Ruby Woo’s overwhelming popularity and one-of-a-kind texture, M•A•C introduces new bold shades in its Retro Matte finish. Eye-catching colours like Dangerous and All Fired Up create a look that’s fiercely feminine. M•A•C also premieres Pro Longwear Lip Pencils in a vibrant colour palette, giving this long-lasting and transfer-proof lip pencil an exhilarating makeover.
My Take on MAC Retro Matte Lipstick Flat Out Fabulous:
MAC describes this shade Flat Out Fabulous as “Bright Plum Matte”. The shade looks more like a fuchsia toned purple to me. It looks more fuchsia in day light and Purple in Darker or Low light. Quite an interesting shade!!!!! I love this one. It immediately brightens up my face. Blue based fuchsia shades often make your teeth appear whiter and so does this one..!!! 🙂
Now coming to the Finish, Retro mattes are best describes as the most drying mattes. It is so drying that you often feel like you are thirsty and needs water..!!!! At least I feel like that when I wear Ruby Woo. 😛
I have All Fired Up and Relentlessly Red too and I can say Flat Out Fabulous is the most drying amongst the three. This tugs, though not uncomfortably like Ruby Woo. You need to exfoliate your lips and moisturize it really well before putting this shade otherwise this can show zillions of fine lines on your Lips. 😛
The color Flat Out Fabulous is very Rich, one swipe gives you opaque coverage on lips which I really like about this lipstick.
MAC Retro Matte Lipstick Flat Out Fabulous Swatch!
The staying power on my lips is around 6-7 hours with full meal. After that it leaves behind a dark tint which doesn’t look odd.
And a very good news is that this shade is now included in the permanent range of Retro Matte Lipsticks.. so yayyyyyyyyyy!!!!!! 😀
Pros of MAC Retro Matte Lipstick Flat Out Fabulous:
- Flattering Fuchsia Purple shade
- Looks different in Lights
- One of the loveliest color from this range.
- Brighten up the face
- Available as it is now permanent.
- Staying power is amazing
- Leaves a pretty dark tint
Cons of MAC Retro Matte Lipstick Flat Out Fabulous:
My Rating: 4/5
My Recommendation: Out of the three shades Flat Out Fabulous, All Fired Up and Relentlessly Red, I can say this shade is quite unique. All others are pretty common leaning towards red or pink. Even Dangerous is very much similar to Lady Danger. This shade however I feel is not dupable and extremely flattering. Get hold of this shade if you get a chance. This will make you scream Woooow..!!!!!!
Thanks for reading… Take Care. Love yaaa!!!!
ETM Edit* Lovely review Sharmi. Totally your kind of shade it is. I am not sure how the purple in it is going to look on me, but it sure does look good on your lips. 🙂 I love Retro Matte Finish a lot. Will check out the other shades from the range. 🙂