Tuesday, 29 January 2013

MAC Up the Amp

MAC Up the Amp Lipstick £14*

Another day. Another post. Another MAC Lipstick. My dad recently jetted off to NYC with his girlfriend and offered to pick me up some bits from Sephora & MAC as late Christmas presents. I was unbelievably overwhelmed with the package of cosmetic treats they brought back for me and would like to take the time to say a MASSIVE thank you to both him and his girlfriend, Julie ( I know you're reading this!).

I have a few MAC Lipstick posts coming up before I thought I would do a MAC Lipstick Collection round-up as that's proved quite popular and has been requested before. This time last year I owned one solitary MAC Lipstick and now I have quite the modest collection as they're my favourite formula. Rightio, on with the review...


Up the Amp would have terrified me only a few months ago. Bold, brash, in your face with a purple punch. Far too scary for me! But I have started to embrace a bolder lip recently with plum's making the top of my list. Plum tones seem to suit me, I think the cooler hues match my skin tone and compliment my hair and so I traded my dusky pinks and blue-toned reds for plums (look out for my plum lipstick stash post coming soon!) and have never looked back. 

As it's an amplified cremesheen you know it will (hopefully) do two things: provide a good solid colour and have creamy formula that melts on your lips, and UTA does just that.
In bullet form it is a lot more vibrant and daunting than what actually transforms onto your lips, of course you can build it up to how bright you dare to go but one swipe can add a creamy slick of light purple that I wouldn't even mind wearing on an everyday basis. Used as a stain it is quite a gorgeous milky plum that I think most of you would find appealing and so I'm giving this lipstick two thumbs up as it shocked me with just how neutral it can be when in a less shocking make-up mood. Would you dare to Up the Amp?

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23 comments:

  1. I adore Up The Amp, one of my favourite lipsticks! :) xx

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  2. I've wanted this one for a while now but always put off buying it for something more subtle. I love plummy colours as well, cool toned plums seem to work really well for me! I think I should just bite the bullet and get this..!

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  3. I got this with my last Back 2 Mac and despite my reservations over how much I'd wear it, it's my second most worn lip colour!

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  4. gorgeous colour, i still havent tried a mac lipstick. plums do really seem to suit you, gorgeous!xx

    vintage teapot//fashion, beauty & life

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  5. I love it :) x

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  6. Plumful is a great subtle every day plum but this just adds a lighter lilac touch x

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  7. ah really?! I can see me wearing it more than I thought :) x

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  8. I have it, it's one of my all time faves :)

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  9. I've been looking for a purple lipstick so this post is perfect xx

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  10. I hope you like it as much as me :) x

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  11. Snap, goes with everything! x

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  12. stunning colour! you really photographed the lipstick well! great photos,you wear it well! great mix with your hair colour
    A
    www.23ofashion.blogspot.co.uk

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  13. I have wanted this one for agessss , and rebel! looks lush on you!

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  14. thank you :) x

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  15. Get it, I reckon it'd look amaze on you! x

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  16. Hi doll! Love this color on you.

    I was a bit skeptical on super bright (especially purple!) lipsticks, but am now such a fan. :)

    Keep in touch!

    -Ashley
    http://lestylorouge.com

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  17. I love that color! I recently paired it with M.A.C lip liner Magenta. I will have a post on my blog with the Magenta liner if you want to check it out...

    http://deliberate-randomness.blogspot.com

    Love Love
    Ingrid

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  18. WoW - That is pretty! Love it x

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  19. Hearts&Crosses10 February 2013 at 19:31

    What an amazing colour and it looks so gorgeous on you!

    A little bit Unique

    x

    Oh and I'm running a giveaway, if you want to pop over and have a nosey! Giveaway here

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  20. A Super Fashion Girl15 March 2013 at 09:16

    You look so pretty! And i love your hair color! New follower sweetie*

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  21. Aw thank you :) x

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  22. I just bought this lipstick recently and LOVE it!! Gorgeous :)

    http://nidaexplainsitall.blogspot.com/2013/04/face-of-day-fancier-everyday-look.html

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  23. Looks gorgeous on you! I'm torn between rebel & up the amp though! I'm more of a pink/nude kind of gal but I'm not closing any doors on these type of shades. This seems like a great bold lip color to start with! Definitely checking this out :)

    Lovely blog btw.. I'm a new follower! xx

    somegirlnamedjem.blogspot.com

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