Guest Review by Gurpreet

I was always a sober and tone downed person both in regard to make up and clothes and was far away from jazzy stuff. Make up always meant being presentable to me and bright dark colors were a no-no until a few months back when I got into experimental mode. I give the full credit to MAC Flat out Fabulous lipstick for it. I would have never ventured into dark make up but for this lipstick which instantly brightened up my face and looked very much presentable and beautiful. It is a must have lipstick from MAC for me now.

During last Diwali, I was at the MAC stores to pick the MAC Diwali Palette which was loaded with beautiful colors, while the MUA was busy getting the palette, I swatched the lipstick on my lips and quite liked it. Post billing I rushed to meet a group of my friends and received so many compliments. After food and drinks, I returned home to see my lipstick still intact with the beautiful color. I had to buy it and picked the shade the very next day.


Shade : Fuchsia plum shade. The shade is very much wearable but can be tricky on few Indian skin tones who don’t wear bright colors.

Formula : It is absolutely matte. The application may be tricky if applied on very dry lips and require a little hard hand. But on well moisturized lips the lipstick gives great pigmentation and color in a single swipe with hardly any need to reapply. For those who have never tried matte lipsticks this formula may be quite drying.

Application : The lipstick works like a charm when the lips are moisturized and exfoliated to give a neat finish. However one could see uneven patchy shade of color on lips which are dry and are not exfoliated. People who are new to matte lipsticks may find the application a bit difficult with tugs and pulls.



Finish/Effect : The lipstick gives a clean matte finish with no creamy or satiny effect at all. One can just see opaque color on the lips once applied. It is excellent for people who have pigmented lips as the coverage is high and a single swipe imparts good amount of color.

Lasting power : It stays on until removed to be precise. It stays on easily for more than 8 hours with a good amount of faded color. The lipstick can be easily removed with any make up removing wipes or remover.


Pros :

  • Beautiful Fuchsia Plum shade
  • Super Long lasting
  • Opaque matte finish
  • Suits most skin tones
  • Stays intact without bleeding

Cons :

  • Transfers easily


Verdict : A+ (Must have for makeup lovers)

Price : Rs.1500 for 3 gms

Recommendation : MAC Flat out fabulous is one of the most beautiful, bold, fuchsia plum shades from the Retro matte collection. The lipstick is long-lasting, highly pigmented and gives a neat matte finish on application.

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