Flat Out Fabulous

mac flat out fabulous lipstick dark skin

I’ve been trying to get my hands on this shade since the Retro Mattes Collection was released and every time it was sold out. I figured that I would try again since I had some empties laying around, so I headed over to the MAC Flagship Store in Times Square and lo and behold there was one left. The makeup gawds finally answered my prayers and after waiting all of this time Flat Out Fabulous does not disappoint. I decided to take it out for a spin this weekend.

mac flat out fabulous lipstick

mac flat out fabulous lipstick swatch

Flat Out Fabulous is a bright plum retro matte with blue undertones. As with all matte lipsticks it is slightly dry so I highly suggest applying a lip balm first. When applied over a lip balm it glides on smooth and doesn’t dry my lips out, and it wears for a few hours leaving behind a slight stain. It is not forgiving to dry lips and will show every crack and crevice so you must exfoliate first for best results.

mac flat out fabulous lipstick dark skin

I don’t have any dupes of Flat Out Fabulous in my collection. At first glance it looks like a matte version of Girl About Town but GAT leans more hot pink and is warmer.

mac flat out fabulous lipstick dark skin

mac flat out fabulous lipstick dark skin


Laura Mercier Radiance Bronze Foundation Primer
LA Girl Pro Conceal HD Concealer in Chestnut to conceal
MAC Matchmaster Foundation in 8.0
LA Girl Pro Conceal HD Concealer in Fawn & Ben Nye Banana Powder to highlight
Ben Nye Neutral Set


MAC Blush Ombre in Vintage Grape (LE)
Sleek Contour Kit in Dark to contour
Boots Shimmer Pearls in Spice to highlight


Layla Pro Eye Primer from lid to brow bone
Milani Shadow Eyez Eyeshadow Pencil in Almond Cream all over lid as a base
MAC Eyeshadow in Plum Dressing all over lid
Inglot Eyeshadow in 325 matte on outer v, crease and lower lash line
Inglot Eyeshadow in 392 matte on inner crease
MAC Eyeshadow in Soft Brown to blend
Wet n Wild Mega Eyes Creme Eyeliner in Black on upper lashline and waterline
Sleek Makeup Full Fat Lash Mascara in Blackest Black
Anastasia Dipbrow Pomade in Ebony & MAC Studio Finish Concealer in NW45 to define brows


MAC Flat Out Fabulous Lipstick

Available at MAC Cosmetics


When I’m not hunting down the latest and greatest beauty products, beating a face or lacing a do, you can find me roaming the streets of NYC in my stilettos looking for the next best restaurant. Or in the kitchen trying to outdo myself from the last time.


  1. Trina
    03.17.2014 / 11:09 am

    Gorg, you don’t think it looks like a matte version of Hot plum from maybeline. Hmm, they both gorg.

    • Erica
      03.17.2014 / 11:17 am

      Girl I totally forgot that I had Hot Plum. I will have to swatch them side by side. Thank you! 🙂

  2. 03.17.2014 / 12:17 pm

    Cute. Reminds me of Girl About Town which I was “scared” to try but turned out to be great. One thing I want to try but I need to find the right one is a really subtle blush

    • Erica
      03.18.2014 / 5:43 am

      Have you tried MAC Sweet as Cocoa?

  3. Davina916
    03.17.2014 / 12:57 pm

    Flat Out Fabulous will be my next Mac purchase. Very pretty!

  4. Faidah
    03.17.2014 / 1:22 pm

    I just got it a couple of weeks ago. We are the same color but I’m afraid to colors being too bright. I lined my entire lips with currant and then put FAF over it. It looked sooooooo pretty! I also added a clear gloss over it too and that was super duper pretty.
    I think FAF is my new fav MAC lipstick.

    • Erica
      03.18.2014 / 5:42 am

      Thank you, Ashley!

  5. xoxojoannexoxo
    03.17.2014 / 3:00 pm

    it looks awesome on you, i knew it would! i already know i’ll be wearing mine out all spring and summer!

    • Erica
      03.18.2014 / 5:42 am

      Thank you Joanne, so will I! 🙂

  6. 03.17.2014 / 5:24 pm

    You are so gorgeous. Beautiful make up. I have girl about town. this just seems to bright for me. I have to take baby steps.

    • Erica
      03.18.2014 / 5:41 am

      Thank you. GAT is a beautiful shade as well. Trust me if you can wear that then you can wear this 🙂

  7. Rio
    03.17.2014 / 7:08 pm

    You look great! I wish you made a video tutorial for this. Perhaps Sleek’s Fandango Purple is similar to it?

    • Erica
      03.18.2014 / 5:39 am

      Thank you! This was spur of the moment so no tutorial… I don’t have that shade so I can’t be sure, it does look very similar though!

  8. 03.18.2014 / 2:05 pm

    You look great…I love that lipstick.

    • Erica
      03.19.2014 / 12:26 pm

      Thank you!

  9. Mimi
    03.18.2014 / 7:24 pm

    What do you think of Mac Plumful?

    • Erica
      03.19.2014 / 12:25 pm

      Sorry I don’t have that one

  10. DeeDee
    03.18.2014 / 8:28 pm

    Girl you better work IT!!! GORGEOUS.

    • Erica
      03.19.2014 / 12:24 pm

      Thank you! 🙂

  11. Trina
    03.18.2014 / 8:39 pm

    Sleek mystic looks similar too. Ha.

    • Erica
      03.19.2014 / 12:24 pm

      I have Mystic but it looks more purple to me. I’ll check.

  12. rucksack
    03.20.2014 / 5:36 pm

    Make-up – fabulous. Hair – amazing! Have major hair-envy 🙂

    • Erica
      03.21.2014 / 9:57 am

      Thank youuuu! 🙂

  13. 03.21.2014 / 5:06 pm

    Wet N Wild Megalast Liquid in Back to the Fuchsia? Just what I thought of on first glance.

    • Erica
      03.21.2014 / 8:01 pm

      I looked it up, seems more pink

  14. Kay
    03.29.2014 / 8:30 pm

    You are FABULOUS!

    • Erica
      03.31.2014 / 9:59 pm

      Thank you! 🙂

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