Sunday, 27 April 2014

Latest Lipstick Love - MAC's 'Flat out Fabulous'

If you would have said to me a year ago that I would not only be wearing, but actually enjoying a bright fuchsia lipstick, I would have thought you were a crazy person.

Yet, here I am, penning (or is that typing?) a blog post on my latest favourite lipstick, which is none other than a bright fuchsia colour.

Introducing MAC’s ‘Flat out Fabulous’, and isn’t she a beaut!

This is a beautiful bright pink with purple/blue undertones, which just screams Spring/Summer to me. I would recommend this as the perfect lipstick for those who are new to the bold lip bandwagon. The pink in the shade means that it is not offensive and extremely wearable. I find that the blue/purple hues suit my pale complexion, and I have also heard that blue makes your teeth look whiter!

The colour pay off is incredible. I was able to get the full colour to photograph with just one swatch. The longevity of the colour is very good; I wore the lipstick on a night out and did not have to touch up once. However, this is a ‘Retro Matte’ lipstick and as with all mattes, I did find it quite drying on the lips. To counteract this, I topped up with some of my Maybelline ‘Baby Lips’ and I found this made it better. Despite the dry texture, it did not drag when applied. I applied it straight from the bullet, but I think I would feel more confident using a brush. It is not very forgiving if, like me, you do not have a very steady hand.  On my night out, I wore a simple make up look to counteract the bold colour of the lips; a simple pale purple in the crease and black winged eyeliner.

I am not sure if I am brave enough to wear this for any day time occasions, but this does not mean it can’t be done. As I have said, it is a pink base which means it is versatile for night and day. This lipstick oozes confidence and undeniably gave me some when I wore it! 'Flat out Fabulous' definitely lives up to the name!
Have you tried this lipstick? Are you a fan of a bold lip?


  1. This colour looks beautiful! Very similar to Chatterbox - might have to venture into MAC now...
    Lovely blog as well by the way! :) xx

    Sarah -

    1. Ah thank you :) I am making it my personal mission to make own all MAC lipsticks haha xx

  2. What a gorgeous colour!! Will definitely have to be more adventurous with my lipstick choices I think!

  3. What a gorgeous colour! I have never seen this one before. Just added to my wish list :p

    Sian | Siân Marie Beauty

    1. I would say it is a 'must have' :)

  4. Ohhhh wow, it is very pretty isn't it? And look how pigmented it is! I need a MAC lipstick :-(

    Beauty Soup | UK Beauty Blog

  5. i picked this up the other day and i adore it! it's such a good shade!

    from helen at