My Current Favourite Lipstick – MAC Retro Matte Flat Out Fabulous

Hi everyone!

I recently ran a poll on instagram, (Yes, I have infact managed to figure out how to do that!) to ask if people would be interested to see a post about my current favourite lipstick. 85% of you said you’d like to see one, so here we are!

You’ll know by the title that my current favourite lipstick is MAC’s Retro Matte Flat Out Fabulous. I have had this shade in my collection for a while, but the past month or so I have truly started to appreciate it. Despite it being a very bright shade, I have been wearing it soo much, day time and night. I’m going to give you a review of the product, show swatches and tell you what I like to pair this lipstick shade with!

Mac flat out fabulous 1

So, it’s already clear that I love this lipstick, so of course this review is going to be mostly positive. The formula of this is great in my opinion. It is completely matte and stays on really well (I only have to top up after eating greasy food). I don’t find it drying, but I would recommend scrubbing your lips before applying so as to avoid it sticking to dry flakes on the lips. I am a big fan of ‘bullet’ style lipsticks, I think I prefer them to liquid lipsticks on a whole. They are easier to apply and tend to be less drying.
The colour of this is beautiful and it is veryyy pigmented! It is a beautiful cool fuchsia shade which in my opinion really complements brown eyes. I’m sure it would also look lovely on other eye colours, but I find when this, my brown eyes stand out more, which I love!
Of course, MAC lipsticks are £17.50, which is quite pricey, but for a higher end lipstick, this price isn’t so bad, and they do last a really long time. So I think that it is worth it.

Mac flat out fabulous swatchMac flat out fabulous 2

How I like to wear it
Usually when I wear this lipstick, I will bronze up my face a little more than usual. I think the shade works well with a bronzed look. I like to wear more minimal eye-shadow, since the lip is the star of the show! A brown in the crease and a deeper brown in the outer V is usually what I go for. Maybe some eyeliner, but that isn’t a must!
I also like to wear more neutral colour clothes. My favourite outfit at the minute is a pinafore dress with a white slogan t-shirt underneath. A pair of black tights and ankle boots, this lipstick and some gold hoop earrings… You’ve got a look!

That’s it! Do you like the look of this lipstick? Let me know in the comments below! Thanks for stopping by.

Jazmin xx


  1. March 8, 2018 / 1:45 pm

    It’s such a pretty shade, I love how it looks on you. xx

  2. Lena Dee
    March 12, 2018 / 12:49 pm

    This is such a lovely shade! I’m searching for new lippies to try and lol there’s a plethora of them so I’m always happy to stumble onto other’s faves. I think this is close to a shade I have home though, “Girl about town” I think it’s called lol…but thank you for sharing, I look forward to seeing more of your faves! 🙂

    • March 12, 2018 / 2:40 pm

      It’s pretty isn’t it?! And ooo I have never heard of that one myself. Thanks for stopping by! Xx

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