MAC 'Up The Amp' Lipstick

December 05, 2014

When it comes to a/w lipsticks I will always opt for a darker lip and usually of the berry/plum shade but recently i've been opting for a more vampy purple lip with a little help from a recent MAC addition.
I picked up MAC 'Up The Amp' Lipstick (£15.50) in duty free on the way back from my holiday in September and it didn't really get much love until now. The main reason for this being is that I was a little scared, as a purple lip is something i've never really worn before and I wasn't sure whether I could pull it off but I now absolutely love it!

For me it's the perfect vampy purple that isn't too full on, as i'd never be able to wear any of the vampier MAC shades and I think the pink undertone is what I like so much about it. It's also an amplified finish, which means its not matte or drying in anyway and the pigmentation is beautiful. I've been loving wearing this mainly during the evenings or on nights out, but i've also been wearing it on a daily basis to bring something different to a typical everyday outfit.

If you're wanting to try out a purple lip, but are a little worried you won't pull it off then I highly recommend trying out this shade and giving it a swatch.

Have you been rocking a purple lip recently?

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  1. Katyy Stephenson5 December 2014 at 11:26

    i'm not brave enough to rock a purple lip but i've been getting plenty of use out of berry shade lippys!

    love katy @ THE RAWRDROBE ♡

  2. Ooo I love this colour! Not sure I could pull it off though
    Reinventing Neesha ♥

  3. I recently bought a Sleek lipstick in Exxxagerate which is similar but a lot more terrifying - this looks much more wearable!!

    The Beauty Lockerl

  4. Clo's Beauty Spot5 December 2014 at 12:46

    This is one of my favs, it's so pretty and different x

  5. Love the look of this, I really need to buy it for myself!

  6. I've been wanting to try out a purple shade for a while, but I never thought I'd be able to pull it off. This one is gorgeous though and definitely looks more wearable! I'll have to just go for it and try it out!

    Sammy xx

  7. I love this shade for a purple lip - as you say, not too in your face and softened with the pink undertones. Very wearable and gorgeous for winter! :) x

    Brenda BusyBee

  8. This is such a pretty shade of purple and I haven't seen anything quite like it!

  9. Georgina HattonWoods5 December 2014 at 14:18

    LOVE this, its quite a subtle take on a purple lip for newbies!

    Brunette in Louboutins

  10. This looks so gorgeous on you lovely! I've tried purple's before but I just CAN'T get away with them!

    Megan xo
    Thumbelina Lillie | UK Beauty & Fashion Blog

  11. This is SUCH a gorgeous shade. Looks stunning on you!

    I've got a mac lipstick giveaway on my blog if you want to take a look :)

  12. Such a lovely colour x

  13. This is such a lovely shade :) It really suits you x

  14. This is such an amazing colour! I have been wanting a purple lipstick for so long but was really worried I wouldn't be able to pull it off! This is one I would definitely feel more confident wearing x

    Mapped Out | Fashion, Beauty, Lifestyle

  15. This colour looks beautiful, when I'm going through duty free next month I might have to pick this up.


  16. dI have been loving wearing purple lipstick shade as of late!! This shade looks beautiful on you!! You totally rock purple shades!! xx

    Alexandra | The A Style | Beauty and lifestyle


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