One of my favourite lipsticks in the early 2000s, MAC Fatale was the perfect wine-coloured lipstick, going on strong for a vampy look and leaving a beautiful berry-kissed stain when blotted. A vestige of the stain would remain even after a firm wipe with tissue, brightening the face just a little with the hint of colour.
Many MAC veterans remember Fatale fondly for its deep hue and visage-flattering shade. Like MAC Hyper and Stila Natalie, Fatale brings back many special memories. I remember how I often used it for its indelible stain and how its modern Bordeaux shade made it stand out from safer colours like Twig and simmering ones like Russian Red.
This lippy was also available in the old flat-top cylindrical MAC packaging, if I recall correctly. This one in the bullet packaging is my second (or third?) tube, I think.
Here it is, swatched on a sheet of tissue. Believe it or not, the lipstick still smells fresh (that wonderful whiff of vanilla sends me way back) and glides on like a dream. The earlier MAC formulations somehow seem to preserve the brand’s older lip products very well – Lipsticks and Lipglasses from the past appear to hold up better than the ones today.
I don’t use Fatale any more. Perhaps I should put it aside for Back2MAC, now that I have this post as a reminder of its rich colour and the memories it has made for me. :)