MAC Amplified Crème Lipstick in Impassioned

23 Apr

The Impassioned lipstick is from the Amplified Crème range of lipsticks by MAC. Mac describes the shade as ‘Amped up Fuschia’. I would describe it as the most charming pink shade with a subtle coral undertone.

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Swatched under natural light

This lipstick looks great on me, but I think it is a shade that would complement any skin tone. My friend, who has a slightly dusky skin tone tried the lipstick on, and it looked fantastic on her too.


Why I love Impassioned

I love pink lipsticks, but I must say there is no pink shade I’ve come across, that compliments my features as much as Impassioned does. Apart from this, the lipstick is highly pigmented. And though it is matte, it is not as drying as mattes usually are. The lipstick has a staying power of 4 to 5 hours on my lips, which I think is amazing. And, when it fades, it does so evenly. I sometimes don’t apply a second layer and when I get home from work, I still have a pink hue on my lips, which I love.

The only downer is that the lipstick does not keep my lips moisturized for long. But I love it for the shade and pigmentation and to deal with the drying issue, I usually dab on a little lip salve when there is a need. Problem solved 🙂

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Taken indoors, with flash                             Taken on a cloudy day, outdoors

This is one MAC lipstick I liked investing in. It retails at 990 INR and 15 USD.

Has anyone found a drugstore dupe that you would suggest? I haven’t come across one as yet.




6 Responses to “MAC Amplified Crème Lipstick in Impassioned”

  1. Kim April 24, 2013 at 12:13 am #

    I love the Lip shade… It looks Gorgeous….. !! I personally love Max products , it certainly has a supple but yet Elegant feel to it !!

    • beautyinformer April 24, 2013 at 7:48 am #

      Thanks Kim 🙂 I agree with you. They have a great range!

  2. marie-estycare April 29, 2013 at 3:21 pm #

    That’s a gorgeous color! It looks great on you. I’m wondering if one of the Rimmel Kate Moss lipsticks could be similar? I can’t remember the number but it definitely looks like one of those shades. Not sure about a dupe but maybe the same effect.

    • beautyinformer April 29, 2013 at 4:16 pm #

      Interesting. I must ask my friend to carry me some Rimmel. We don’t get Rimmel here but I have some nail colours and lipsticks I bought from Boots when I travelled to the Middle East and I really liked them. Thanks for the suggestion 🙂

  3. Devyani February 9, 2014 at 3:49 pm #

    Which lip pencil do you use with impassioned lipstick?

    • beautyinformer July 16, 2014 at 5:10 am #

      Hey Devyani, you can try MAC’s Embrace Me lip pencil 🙂

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