Pairing Eyes with MAC Flat Out Fabulous Lipstick

Happy weekend, everyone!  Spring is truly in the air as is evidenced by all the blooming cherry blossoms I see outside my window.  I thought I'd stray from my usual 10 minute face and do something more 'kicked up' -- a vibrant lip.  It's a bit daunting pairing a bold lip with an eye look that neither becomes invisible nor detracts from the vibrancy of the lips.  I think I nailed it with this pairing of a slightly warm, orange-toned eye and bright plum lipstick from MAC's Retro Matte collection.  If you're a matte lipstick-lover like moi, you'll definitely want to at least give it a try -- it's not as scary as it looks in the tube! 

On the cool side thanks to its blue/purple undertones, it would look good paired alone with an even more scant eye (think winged black gel liner or a barely-there brown eyeliner and mascara).  I've also paired it with a cooler grey-smoked out eye in the past and it works equally well.  One thing's for sure:  you'll definitely get some glances (in a good way!) going around town in this 'look at me' color.  Not quite for the faint of heart, but not such a stretch for those wanting to try something a bit more fun and lighthearted while still remaining womanly, Flat Out Fabulous is a lipstick to reach for to pull yourself out of a 'blah' rut. 


Below crease:  Orb
Below crease: Soft Brown
Crease: Coppering
Center of lid: Amber lights
Highlight: Orb
Crease/Highlight diffusion: Soft Brown
Liner: Brown Border + Ground Brown over it
Mascara: MAC Plushlash: Plushblack


Base: EOS
Liner: Pro Longwear Lip Pencil:  More to Love
Lipstick:  Flat Out Fabulous
Clean-up:  MUFE Full Cover #6


Apples: Salsa Rose


Base: Guerlain Parure de Lumiere: #2 & #3
Concealer: MUFE Full Cover #6
Powder: MAC Mineralize Skin Finish: Medium

earrings:  Argento Vivo

glasses:  Warby Parker: Baxter TI

Cardigan: Leith
Leggings: Hue; Boots: Clarks Rosepoint Bud
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