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Tuesday, 1 October 2013

MAC Retro Matte Collection - Flat out Fabulous

MAC Retro Matte Lipstick - £15.00

The MAC Retro Matte Collection was released early September and was inspired by the popular Ruby Woo Retro Matte Formulae.  Due to the success of Ruby Woo, MAC decided to create 7 more exciting shades with a Retro Matte finish.  

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Retro Matte Finish

The Retro Matte formula is a little less drying than the standard Matte, though I do recommend exfoliating and moisturising your lips before applying your lipstick.  It is a fact that your lipstick sits better and will look better depending on the condition of your lips.  If you feel that this finish is too drying for you, don't let it put you off, simply add some gloss for extra moisture.  

The newest editions to my Retro Matte collection - given I already own Ruby Woo, which is my all time favourite red lipstick and definitely my signature choice, are 'Relentlessly Red' and 'Flat out Fabulous'.   I will review Relentlessly Red at a later date but today's post is all about..


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Flat out Fabulous!

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Flat out Fabulous is a gorgeously bright plum which is very vibrant, perfect for any occasion.  I think this will look amazing on any skin tone. As you can see from the picture, I am really pale so if you have a similar skin tone and don't think you can carry off a bright lip - think again.  I am the Queen of pale.  

I prefer a matte finish to that of the creamsheens, I find them pretty but sometimes a bit 'melty' if that makes sense.  

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I am currently on the look out for a darker purple shade so if you have any recommendations for me, please do leave me a comment at the bottom.  What is your favourite lipstick finish?  
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19 comments

  1. I love the colour! I think it's a great way of wearing purple if you're not used to it and a bit scared of going too dark. Think I might swatch this next time I'm at Mac. Thank you for sharing :)
    LouLovesbeauty
    xXx

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  2. Very pretty colour, suits you so well! :) x

    Alavish.blogspot.com

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  3. I cannot wait for MAC to open in Aberdeen, I need to see the colours before I buy because I only suit certain shades, but matte all the way x

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  4. This looks fab! The colour looks gorgeous on you. I prefer a matte finish too as they glossier ones often slide off far too fast x

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  5. this looks like a beautiful colour!


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    Love

    http://thisgirlloveschic.blogspot.co.uk

    xx

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  6. The shade of this is gorgeous I am currently looking for a deep purple lippy from mac :) x


    www.krystelcouture.com

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  7. Oh these look so pretty! Loving the red shades, but I am partial to my reds!
    xx

    mysmallrayofsunshine.blogspot.com

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  8. Nice color!

    x
    www.thecherryfactor.com

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  9. I love that colour - wonder if it would work with olive skin? I like all sorts of finishes - just depends what I feel like in the moment! How did you not get any lipstick on your cream carpet Laura? xx

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  10. Such a pretty colour :) I wish I was brave enough for that as it looks really nice on you.
    Amy x
    --A Little Boat Sailing---

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  11. Looks so beautiful on you! If you are looking for a darker purple shade, have you tried MAC Smoked Purple? It looks gorgeous but haven't managed to find it in the uk yet. Another one I really like is MAC Cyber :)

    www.rebeccacoco.blogspot.com

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  12. This colour is gorgeous, it really suits you! So pretty.

    Claudia xx

    Beauty and the Chic

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  13. so beautiful!! Follow each other on GFC? let me know!

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  14. This seriously suits you! I thought I was the Queen of Pale haha ;-) I love the blusher you're wearing too xx

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  15. What a beaut of a colour!
    Sophie
    x

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  16. It's a gorgeous colour! Suits you loads

    http://thebeautybow.blogspot.co.uk

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  17. Love this color! I actually quite like the retro matte formula! I now have 4 of them, after purchasing them from the rihanna x mac collabs and i really like the finish of them and how it looks!

    à la foliee

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  18. That colour suits you perfectly, love your blusher too!

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