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.
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.
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.
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
Gorg, you don’t think it looks like a matte version of Hot plum from maybeline. Hmm, they both gorg.
Girl I totally forgot that I had Hot Plum. I will have to swatch them side by side. Thank you! 🙂
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
Have you tried MAC Sweet as Cocoa?
Flat Out Fabulous will be my next Mac purchase. Very pretty!
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.
Thank you, Ashley!
it looks awesome on you, i knew it would! i already know i’ll be wearing mine out all spring and summer!
Thank you Joanne, so will I! 🙂
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.
Thank you. GAT is a beautiful shade as well. Trust me if you can wear that then you can wear this 🙂
You look great! I wish you made a video tutorial for this. Perhaps Sleek’s Fandango Purple is similar to it?
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!
You look great…I love that lipstick.
What do you think of Mac Plumful?
Sorry I don’t have that one
Girl you better work IT!!! GORGEOUS.
Thank you! 🙂
Sleek mystic looks similar too. Ha.
I have Mystic but it looks more purple to me. I’ll check.
Make-up – fabulous. Hair – amazing! Have major hair-envy 🙂
Thank youuuu! 🙂
Wet N Wild Megalast Liquid in Back to the Fuchsia? Just what I thought of on first glance.
I looked it up, seems more pink
You are FABULOUS!
Thank you! 🙂