Before I discovered Bobbi Brown creamy matte lipsticks, MAC retro matte was my favorite lipstick formula. But if I’m not mistaken, it used to come only in one color — Ruby Woo. I used to own Ruby Woo and while I loved the formula, the color was just too overwhelmingly bright for me. When I found out that MAC is making some of the limited edition retro matte lipsticks part of the permanent line, I almost made it my life’s mission to collect them all.
I ended up getting 3 from the line (excluding Ruby Woo): Fixed on Drama, All Fired Up, and Flat Out Fabulous.
MAC describes Flat Out Fabulous as a bright plum matte. I’m not sure if this is what bright plum looks like. I think it’s fuchsia with a tinge of Heroine.
I like this color a lot. It’s one of those pinks that exude power more than cutesy-ness — it’s very woman boss. It’s the lipstick I wear when I don’t want to wear red but want to feel like I can take over the multiverse.
PS. I’m disappointed that Fixed On Drama was not made part of the permanent line.