Yes! I know these two are totally different from each other like formula or say texture-wise. But the reason behind this article is to show you the color pay off and to compare powder formula with other matte lipsticks from Mac. So I picked up “flat out fabulous” which is a retro matte lipstick and a “velvet punch” which is a powder kiss lipstick. I could have chosen another matte lipstick shade to describe it against powder kiss lipstick but these two belong to a sort of similar color family more like cousins…Lol!!. For reference, I am NC42(though I think it is a little more orange+ish for my skin).
On thanksgiving, Mac was offering 40% off on lipsticks so I decided to buy powder kiss”Velvet punch” lipstick, and of course, I tried their virtual “try it on” with live cam. There I saw a very beautiful & gorgeous fuchsia color on my lips. I fell for it and made a purchase. Now, let’s see what I think about it.
In the picture below, from the left is “velvet punch” and right is “Flat out fabulous”.
Mac flat out fabulous
A Retro matte Cool-toned bright Fuschia lipstick so opaque with excellent color pay off. Single swipe transfers bright Fuschia onto lips. However, lips need to be exfoliated and hydrated beforehand is highly recommended else it would be very hard to apply it. And most important thing is, even if it is a retro matte it will not dry down your lips !. This one is my favorite shade and among other retro matte colors which is pretty long lasting as well …So it’s like if somebody asks me to pick one matte I will definitely choose flat-out fabulous (Ruby woo as well). It is a very gorgeous color and will suit all skin tones. So people who are into very bright colors and ready to flaunt, please go and grab it…I am very happy with this one :).
It’s retail price is $19 (USD)
Powder kiss Velvet Punch
A unique powder formula makes it special. It is described as a weightless moisture-matte lipstick that delivers a blur of soft-focus color. It is a cool tones Fuschia not really very bright & less opaque with a low hydration level (for dry lips like mine). On fair and deeper complexion it might look a little brighter but on medium skin tone, I doubt about it. I tried to feel its presence on my lips but I think, it is indeed a revolutionary weightless formula. Being said that, it gives you a powdery feel..all the time. Every powder lipstick may look different on every skin tone. Although, these are the best seller lippies that people have approved. But on the contrary, my personal experience after trying other 2-3 lipsticks shades (at store before pandemic) from the same finish was not good at all. I am NC 42 and I remember I tried some red shade, it was just another Cool toned red that I could get similar shades from drugstore brands at a cheaper price so thanks to NYX . I don’t think it is long-lasting as well.
So finally I am getting very hard time to get along with it. I was expecting a very bright intense color instead I got shade which looks very very regular (not my type) on me, no matter how many layers I apply.
But you can try it and let me know what you really think about Mac Powder kiss lipsticks?
Its retail price is $21 (USD)
Thank you so much !
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I am going to update the post with swatches soon.