M.A.C. Retro Matte Lipstick Flat Out Fabulous : Review

Posted on Jul 26 2014 - 6:30am by agnibanya
MAC Retro Matte Lipstick  FLAT OUT FABULOUS (Rs 1190/ 3 g), available across MAC stores countrywide.
Flat Out Fabulous comes in a standard MAC Black Bullet packaging and is priced just like other regular MAC Lipsticks. The packaging is strong and feels quite sturdy. The lipstick has the signature vanilla scent , typical of all MAC Lipsticks. I like!!
Flat Out Fabulous is described as a bright plum matte by MAC . In my opinion it is a bright fuchsia matte with strong plum undertones. It is a vivid and bright shade, and so much more gorgeous on the lips than in the tube. The shade pops against my medium skin and is in one word just GORGEOUS. A lot of people have compared it to the L’Oreal Moist Matte Lipstick in Glamor Fuchsia (reviewed HERE). I also believe they’re similar but not exactly same. While Glamor Fuchsia is is more creamy as compared to Flat Out Fabulous, it is also more purple as compared to Flat Out Fabulous, and unless you’re a lipstick addict and a MAC matte fan like me, you DON’T need both!

Flat Out Fabulous has the much coveted Retro Matte finish Finish and provides rich, intense and opaque color coverage with a powdery dry matte finish in just a single swipe. Since it is a Retro Matte, you may have lip drying issues with it. I haven’t had any such problems with it if I wear it for  one day, however ,wearing this particular shade for two days in a row can leave you with slightly dry lips. Wearing it on properly exfoliated lips and treating your lips with a balm 10 mins prior to application can help you deal with it.

It stays on for a whole day, unless you remove the color off your lips with a makeup remover and yet your lips will be stained with a bright plum color for long after that.. The lipstick takes about a minute to settle on your lips post which there is hardly any transfer.

With Flat Out Fabulous, you don’t need a lip liner and you don’t have to worry about feathering or bleeding.

Overall, I am so in love with Flat Out Fabulous and I’m glad I was able to pick this color from an outlet in Bangalore when it was all out of stock here in Delhi/NCR. It is by far the best Matte Fuchsia-Plum I’ve ever worn and every time I wear this lip color, I get complimented on my lipstick. Flat Out Fabulous is transfer resistant, survives meals and drinks and stays on and on until you decide to take it off.  The texture may bother those struggling with dry lips , but there’s always a way out when you have to wear a color as gorgeous as this!!

Highly recommended!!

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  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/00121044102998878349 Garima Shivi

    Oh my! This is super gorgeous shade! and looks lovely on you!
    Beautiful clicks too :)

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/02006551397652060828 Poo Jain

    Glamour fushia is so so close.. I so miss buying that lipstick now.. :P:P
    Flat out fabulous is indeed verry prettyy.. and i loved ur look too.. <3 :)

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/01318304571724838550 Pout Pretty

    One of my favorite shades ever! Looks lovely on you :)

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/18162927060788550847 Agnibanya Das Poddar

    Hey, Thanks a lot Garima..Have you tried any of the Retro Mattes too??

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/18162927060788550847 Agnibanya Das Poddar

    Hai na Poonam, you should've got the Glamor Fuchsia one…but anyway, I guess it isn't too late yet, go for it 😉
    and thank you for the compliments :)

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/18162927060788550847 Agnibanya Das Poddar

    Thanks Dolon, I'm so sure anyone who owns this marvel would definitely have this as one of her topmost favorite lip-colors :)

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/02748772801646469723 Rajalakshmi Murali

    Lovely shade and girl.. ur eye makeup looks gorgeous!!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/11922388315844866419 EVE-O-LUTION

    such a lovely pink on you :*
    I'm OD-ing on Candy yum yum these days which looks pretty similar 😀

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/14973906816440037019 Linda D


    Thank you for your post.

    Flat out fabulous is an awesome shade.Can you please suggest a shade for a lip liner to use along with this lipstick to get a deeper effect.


  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/18162927060788550847 Agnibanya Das Poddar

    Hi Linda, thanks for your comment. I use MAC's Lip Liner in Magenta with Flat Out Fabulous and it works great. You might want to check that one out :)

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/18162927060788550847 Agnibanya Das Poddar

    Thankoos Bee…FOF is great but quite unlike Candy Yum Yum which I found to be a bit neon-ish :)

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/18162927060788550847 Agnibanya Das Poddar

    Thanks Rajalakshmi :)