MAC Amplified Creme Lipstick – Impassioned : A Pink you’d not want to miss!

Posted on Apr 1 2013 - 6:04am by agnibanya
Hey all,
This review has been pending for a long time now for the simple reason that I was too busy for the past few days to do an FOTD. It had been on my wish list for a fairly long time, but for some reason or the other I was not able to get it. And when I finally got it, I took a long time to do a proper look to do justice to a color as gorgeous as this one.
M.A.C. describes Impassioned (INR 990 / 3 g) as an Amped Up Fuchsia. To me it is a super bright Pink , almost neon, with slight red undertone and a hint of coral. It comes with the Amplified Creme finishes from M.A.C which is probably the most popular finish because of the creaminess of the texture combined with the strongest of pigments.I personally, find it more wearable than Girl About Town because of the warmth of the color that really compliments my skin tone (especially on good skin days!!). The lipstick is super pigmented and gives opaque color coverage in one coat though I like to go for two out of habit. I get more than 8 hours of wear with this lipstick and even after it fades, it leaves a polished looking even stain which is almost as bright as the lipstick itself. 

I love Impassioned to the core but my use with this is restricted to mostly evening wear. Also, since I love wearing color on my eyes , and though this lipstick is very bright and talks for itself, I still like to put some shades of either lime green/ silvery grey on my lids ,along with a bright blush to complete the look. Impassioned ranks in my top 5 MAC lipsticks and I would most likely buy it all over again when there’s a need to…..For now, it is going to be my favorite Summer lipstick this season and I am totally enjoying wearing this one along with the attention it grabs for me 😉 

Highly Recommended if you love Bright Colors, a must-have from M.A.C. !!
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  • Nids

    its looking soo pink on u .. i thouht its a bit of coral too… nevertheless, a lovely shade meant for u 😉

  • Agnibanya Das Poddar

    hey Nids, thank you….its just a little bit coral, but I think the shade shows up differently on different people depending upon their natural lip color, and since my lips are naturally a light shade of pink, even Nude-ish lipsticks look pink on me, maybe that's why..The lip swatch is exactly how it looks on me..Plus,the shade is a little difficult to capture on camera 😉

  • Smitha

    Luks lovely on u..When i tried this at the store..I found it too neon on me!


    Looks less neon on you…. :) and love eotd…

  • Budget Belleza

    Oh wow looks amazing on you,and the makeup is so polished..I loved it
    I just wish I had half the courage to pull off that shade the way u do :/

  • Agnibanya Das Poddar

    I know Smitha, even I felt the same…maybe because testers at the store are used very often and the warm store lights kind of makes testers a bit too soft,which is why they spread like a cream on the lips ,and especially this lipstick and crosswires ,look a lot more bright or Neon than what they actually are….
    whereas, I keep them in a cool drawer away from sunlight so the lipstick is firm and packs even and smooth pigments on the lips….Btw, the trials at the store made me think many a times if I really should buy it, but then I realized I won't be at peace if I don't get it, so just got it :)

  • Agnibanya Das Poddar

    Thanks Tanmayee ..It really isn't that neon as it is made out to be, plus I have a nude lipliner underneath :)

  • Agnibanya Das Poddar

    Hey Aditi, its summers…a perfect time to try bright colors….That's why I'm pulling these fun colors out of my drawer, err ..maybe my reds are feeling a bit ignored, but never mind, I'll go back to them soon…
    you must try Fuchsias and corals and mix and match..eventually ,you'll be comfortable :)

  • Poorva

    wow this is such a pretty shade:) n u look gorgeous :)

  • Agnibanya Das Poddar

    Thank you Poorva, this is perhaps one of the brightest pinks that I own and it totally screams summers…you must try it too, and since you're that fond of lipsticks, there was an Impassioned Lipglass too in one of the Fashion Sets MAC released last year, see if you can lay your hands on that one :)

  • wildberrysugar

    Wow.. lovely shade.. And you pulled it off too well..

  • Agnibanya Das Poddar

    Thank you dear!