MAC Up The Amp Lipstick Review
In my last article, I had mentioned how these days I am so into some different shades of lipsticks, after loving bright pinks for so long. Well, I still do, but the new shades I’m loving now are lilacs, lavenders, mauves, violets, plums and purples. I find these kind of shades to be really unique and a pleasant change for me!
So, today, I am reviewing one of my new favourites in this category – MAC “Up The Amp.” MAC describes this shade as “Lavender Violet” and it is in an amplified crème finish.
The lipstick is priced at Rs. 990 and comes in the usual black and silver case packaging and has the trademark vanilla fragrance that is common among all MAC lipsticks. The vanilla fragrance is pleasant, has no taste on application, and disappears within a few minutes after application. Till date, I have never found any MAC lipstick of mine to attract fungus or have an odd taste or smell, even after 2 years or so.
I would describe this lipstick colour as lavender-violet/light mauve-purple. It has a rich, creamy finish and contains absolutely no frost/shimmer at all, yet gives a glossy shine to the lips.
It has very rich pigmentation, which I like to have in my lipsticks. The colour looks quite unique and is unlike any other colour in my collection. I also could not think of any dupes for this in any other brand. Do you have any suggestions about this?
See the swatches:
Swatch without flash:
Lip swatch taken in sunlight :
Taken indoors with flash:
What I Like about MAC Up The Amp Lipstick:
- Unique shade, would suit light to medium complexions.
- One swipe gives rich, creamy colour.
- In my opinion, there is no need to apply a lip liner as the lipstick tip gives a nice outline within the lips.
- Gives a glossy sheen to the lips.
- Lasts over 4 to 5 hours, survives meals and drinks too.
- Doesn’t accentuate fine lip lines nor does it settle into them.
What I Do Not Like about MAC Up The Amp Lipstick:
- No cons here, except that this kind of shade depends on your personal choice.
5 on 5
Final Word on MAC Up The Amp Lipstick:
If you are on the lookout for an unique lavender-purplish kind of lipstick shade, you should definitely check this out, and I’m sure you won’t be disappointed.
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39 thoughts on “MAC Up The Amp Lipstick Review”
Sabrina :woot: :woot: i love this shade! awesome choice :yes:
Thank you, Shruthi, glad you liked it. :))
Lovely shade Sabrina..
Thanks, Surabhi. :))
Sabrina… gorgeous color hun.. :-* :-* why no FOTD this time :smug: :smug: :smug:
Hi Dipti, thank you dear, ok I’ll do a FOTD soon with some more lippy reviews coming up. 😀
I was supposed to buy this on my bday but skipped. It looks so fab on u :puchhi:
Hi Bee, this lippie will suit you nicely, and thank you dearie. :-*
Sabrina…this is really an amazing shade..and you do total justice to such bright shades..loved it,thnx for sharing :-*
Very welcome, Sukanya, and thank you for your sweet words, I do appreciate it.
lovely shade……looks gorgeous on you. I am so into mauves myself these days
Thank you, Monika, yeah, I’m really loving mauves a lot nowadays. :))
wow what a lovely color… sabrina.. :inlove:
Thanks a lot, Niesha. :))
No one can Rock Bright Pinks as beautifully as u do sabrina…it looks too gud on u…
So sweet of you to say that, thankeeeee so much, Tina. :))
lovedd this shade Sabrina. thanks for the review.. i guess this will be my first shade from MAC
I’m so happy that you liked this, Gurpreet. :))
Lovely colour and good review xx
Thanks, Harika. :))
Thats a pretty shade..:)
Thanks a lot, Bhumika. :))
Amazing shade Sabrina n u totally rock it. :)) I have passion Rose from Faces (A tone dark may be) & Darling mauve from Avon SP range (A tone light for sure 😉 ) and both are close to this. :pompom:
Thankeee Jyo. I agree that the Avon lippie is a bit close to this. :))
Excellent shade sabrina. i will check it out. :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo:
Thanks very much, Rati, you will rock this shade. :yahoo: :yahoo:
gorgeous shade sabrina.. :)) and i really wonder wat bright shade u cannot carry.. :methinks: looks really pretty on u… :pompom: :pompom:
Awwww thanks so much, Raji, that means a lot to me. :))
It is so pretty sabrina….absolutely loved it!! :love: :love: :love:
Thank you, Tara, and congratulations once again ! :yahoo:
Such a stunning shade! :woot: :woot: :woot: Gorgeousss!!
Thanks a lot, Ravali. :))
Sabrina u rock such bright shades 🙂
Hi Shanaiia, thank you so much. :))
WOOW thats exactly what i am looking for anyone know a dupe?
Hi Beautiful. I get a feeling that you may find a dupe for this in Revlon. Let me do some checking out and let you know. :))
Lovely! So would try this shade!
Thanks a lot, Naomi. :))
I have this and i am NC45. It looks gorgeous! I saw this on Nicki Minaj and was like i have to get it. I wasnt sure if it suited me but a applied with a lip brush it looks amazing! 🙂