Thursday, February 9, 2012

MAC Amplified Lipstick

This quick review is more for me because I know that at some point I’m going to lose one of my favourite lipsticks and then not remember which MAC line it’s from, as well as its colour name. So self, the name of this product is MAC Amplified in Half ‘N Half.

I was first introduced to this shade by the makeup artist who did my makeup for my wedding. She picked this brownish-pinkish colour because it works perfectly with my skin tone and adds some life to my lips while still keeping things natural looking. To up the drama level a bit, she then applied a clear gloss over this matte lipstick, a trick I use whenever I wear this lipstick out at night.

But during the day, I wear this lipstick just on its own and, because the colour is so natural looking, I can wear it with pretty much anything.

Besides loving the colour, I also love how this lipstick feels on my lips. It goes on creamy, stays creamy-feeling for a bit and then feels like I have nothing on.

If I can manage not to lick or chew on my lips, this lipstick does a great job at staying in place. Yeah, it always fades a bit but if I used a lip liner and did my lips properly, instead of just quickly applying some lipstick, it would last longer (or so makeup pros tell me).

At just under $20, this isn’t a badly priced product, particularly when you consider how versatile it is. Besides looking great on its own, it can be easily combined with a range of glosses and even other lipsticks to create a colour and look that works for whatever occasion I need it for.

Would I buy this again: Already have.
Should you buy it: Yes but don't worry if Half 'N Half doesn't sound like shade that would work for you; MAC offers dozens of other options.

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