So here’s part 2 of my guilty purchase. I recently reviewed Mac All Fired Up and this one was purchased as well. Overall, quality wise they are pretty similar.
Mac Flat Out Fabulous belongs to the Retro Matte finish of Mac lipsticks. It came out this year and is now permanent. This colour is so so pretty. I love it more than All Fired Up to be honest. It’s a very very deep fuchsia. It is bright, but not neon. It’s very cool toned pink and excuse the pun, looks fabulous!!
As I mentioned in the other review, you really need good lips to carry this off. Be sure to exfoliate and moisturize well before you put them on. The moisturiser also needs to be well settled and absorbed otherwise the lipstick won’t adhere well to your lips.
But the finish you get is phenomenal. Matte lipsticks give such a drastically different look where it’s so intense and really merges well with your lip rather than looking like a thick layer over your lips.
This can tug the lips a bit so swatch it on your hand first just to warm it up before you apply it on your lips. It’ll be smoother and easier to glide over.
Other than the fact that it can be drying over time, it’s pretty weightless and doesn’t slip around. It also lasts 8 hours. If you blot and apply enough times you get a great transfer proof lipstick. On the downside ( or not ) this will stain your lips a LOT.
I’ve also compared to a few other similar shades. These aren’t dupes but I feel you get a better idea of the colour if you see it next to some others. Mac Girl About Town is a much warmer pink but the intensity is similar. Maybelline Vivids in Hot Plum is more cool toned and neon like. Giorgio Armani rouge D’armani in 600 Plum is the closest colour I have which is a creamy lipstick.
You get 3g of product for Rs. 990! Go get this if you really want to treat yourself to something awesome! ^_^
Photos and swatches!
L-R | L’oreal Moist Matte – Glamour Fuchsia | Mac – Flat Out Fabulous | Shiseido Perfect Rouge – RS 320 | YSL Rouge Volupte Shine – Fuchsia in Rage | Maybelline Colorsensational Vivids – Hot Plum | Maybelline Colorsensational Vivids – Brazen Berry
PS – As you can tell, L’oreal Glamour Fuchsia is a good dupe for Flat Out Fabulous!
Name: Flat Out Fabulous (Retro Matte)
Brand : MAC
Colour : Very cool toned pink fuchsia
Product Amount : 3.0g
Coverage : Very pigmented
Finish and Texture : Matte finish but applies smooth enough
Durability : 8 hours and maybe even more
Fragrance : Vanilla
Price : Rs. 990/-
Available at : MAC stores
Overall : 4/5