Guest Post By Sushmita
Today I am going to review MAC amplified lipstick- Up the Amp. I share a love and hate relation with this shade. There are many MAC shades which are hard to carry off and I believe this is one of them. Let’s move on to see more about it.
What Mac Claims: Colour plus texture for the lips. Stands out on the runway. Simmers on the street! What made M·A·C famous.
Price: 990 INR or $16 USD for 3 g / 0.1 US oz
MAC describes it as “Lavender Violet” in amplified cream finish. I was never attracted towards up the amp till I tried at store and under harsh light it looks pretty wearable. I follow few foreign bloggers who raved about this shade as their favorite and that’s how I thought of give it a try.
Cream sheen and Amplified formulas are my 2nd love after matte and satin. They are opaque and highly pigmented. Stays put for long time around 4 hours straight on lips without fading. And if you nom nom in between you will still find colour on your lips, obviously you will need to reapply.
MAC up the amp is not for regular Indian tone lipstick you got to be very fair or dusky to pull this shade well. Not for them who just want some pop of colours on lips and kohl on eyes and done! You will need a proper makeup to balance out the shade or it can make you look sick terribly i.e. returns of zombie. Either way I like to play and make the shade workable. My trick to make any washable lipstick workable is to use dark colour lip liner to define and shape my lips first. I used a dark brown lip liner in this pic below and applied the lipstick all the way up towards my lip lines to cover the dark liner. Its makes a vast difference, try it once you will get to know.
MAC regular lipsticks come in black metallic bullet style and the signature vanilla smell is so soothing…
What I like about MAC Amplified Lipstick- Up the Amp:
- The formula and opaque finish.
- Not glossy not dry on lips.
- Do not accentuate fine lines. Thank god.!
- Staying power is a thumps up- 4-5 hours on my lips.
- High pigmentation.
What I do not like about MAC Amplified Lipstick- Up the Amp:
- Hmm the shade only if I wear it alone.
- Not a kinda everyday shade.
- Need to work out to balance the look.
- May or may not wash out depends on your skin tone.
Those who are very fair or someone with a sexy dusky skintone will carry this shade awesomely. Don’t forget to give it a try at store and then in natural lighting..I will give it a Buy!