MAC Up The Amp

Tuesday, 9 September 2014


I well and truly got bitten by the mac bug when i purchased my first ever lipstick a few months ago. Pretty much as soon as it had hit my lips, I began to narrow down my next purchase from the collection and it's literally taken me since then to decide! The best and the worst thing about mac lipsticks is the variety. Before you've even selected a rough colour, there's the finish to pick, then the shade itself...before you know it you've daydreamed a whole afternoon week away through lipsticks. 

Anyway, there's not actually a mac store in my hometown (they don't even sell it in our debenhams?!) and the nearest stockist is up the road in Norwich. Every now and again, (when a serious shopping trip is needed) we take a trip to empty our purses and stock-up on sale goodies. On this occasion, I wanted to specifically visit the mac stockist to test out some of the potential I'd spotted online. To be honest, I thought I'd spend hours swatching every single shade, but it turns out the decision was simple. I narrowed it down to two and bought both. The first being Up The Amp.

This is a perfect purple shade, an updated way to wear the regular autumn berry lip for this year. It looks like a trend which is going to continue through to A/W so it's the perfect time of year to get hold of lip colours for the upcoming season to make sure you get the most out of them! I'm in love with the shade of this lippy. It's much lighter than it looks in the bullet and is a slightly pinky purple which is incredibly girly but vampy at the same time.  I love it. The finish is slightly glossy but not too much and the colour sticks. Seriously, this won't budge. i had the swatch stain on my hand for hours after, even after trying to remove with makeup remover. Thats gotta be a good thing, right?

Keep tuned to find out the other shade I picked up...

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  1. I love this shade, so pretty! Looks amazing on you girl x
    xprincessjas |

  2. Absolutely adore this shade! It's one of those I always look at but daren't get as I don't know if I could pull it off lol. Really suits you!! LOVING the geographical background on your photos aswell lol xx

    Kate | Kate Emma Loves.

  3. This colour is unreal!!

    Charlotte x

  4. This colour is gorgeous! Really suits you x

    Kay | What Kay Does

  5. That color is gorgeous against your skin.