Author : Rashmi Dev
Size : 3 .4 gm
Price : 1450 /- INR
Product Name : MAC Flat Out Fabulous Retro Matte Lipstick
Available at MAC stores
My Thoughts ?
MAC launched the new shades in RETRO MATTE Finish sometime last year and I picked 2 – 3 shades to try out. Where am not super impressed with the formula I do find that shades were good overall and you can defiantly pick a shade or two to see how the finish looks . It is not bad at all but nothing exceptional in my personal opinion.
Shade – MAC Flat Out Fabulous is described as Bright Plum Matte, it is cool toned muted Plumy Fuchsia Pink shade with absolute flat look to it. I was looking for such shade in so many brands but no luck, once I tried this I was super bowled over to see how it looked on me. It is muted and not in your face, the plum tones to it add sophistication and classiness.
Texture – Now, the texture is not my absolute favourite and may be comes at 4Th place if I have to confess. I adore the matte formula then SATIN followed by Amplified Finish and then RETRO. It is drying to the extent that your lips will be dead if you will not prep them beforehand. If you like super matte texture and look then this is delight. I don’t have naturally dry lips so I don’t need much of a prep but yeah one thing is there that I can’t use this formula back to back for 2 – 3 days , if that makes sense ?
Pigmentation – IT was almost opaque in single layer but second swipe provided more evenness to lips.
Staying power – The lipstick is a very long lasting and hardly transfers as it is so MATTE. With hearty meal, drinks and desserts, I can still see traces of colour on my lips. I usually get 5 – 6 hrs of wear and even if the colour starts to fade the tint looks strong and doesn’t settle in fine lines.
Will I repurchase – I just picked 3 shades from the range if am not wrong plus even if the finish is not my absolute favourite I would purchase this shade forever.
Final Verdict – I said this in my review that it is not my favourite finish but trust me it is hard to find a shade like this in any brand, it is drop dead gorgeous and also very flattering on all skin tone. I highly recommend you to try this in store and please make sure to prime your lips and give it a good dose of hydration well in advance.