Hi Guys!

Continuing with my reviews on bright pink summery lipsticks, today I’ll be reviewing a cult favourite pink lipstick from MAC. Impassioned is one of the most popular pink lipsticks from MAC and here’s my take on it.MAC Amplified Creme Lipstick Impassioned:

MAC Amplified Creme Lipstick Impassioned:Price

Rs 1450/- in India

Review

The lipstick comes in a typical MAC lipsticks’ sturdy black packaging. It belongs to MAC’s Amplified Creme range and true to all the lipsticks in this range, has a creme formula and is highly pigmented. Although creme, this particular shade is not very hydrating as some other shades from this range like MAC Fast Play and can be somewhat unforgiving on dry lips. So I highly suggest scrubbing and moisturizing your lips prior to wearing this lipstick.

As I stated above, texture-wise, this lipstick has a very creamy formula and goes on without tugging on the lips. It gives an opaque coverage in 1-2 swipes and will cover pigmented lips completely. The shade tends to transfer onto your food and drinks and since it is a bright shade, this is a slight turn off for me! It has a satin-like finish which is neither completely matte nor glossy. On my lips, this shade tends to stay for about 4-5 hours with mild snacks/drinks in between. After that, it leaves a beautiful dark pink stain on the lips that needs to be removed with a makeup remover at the end of the day. One thing I don’t like about this shade is that it tends to accentuate fine lines on my lips. So again, scrubbing is a must beforehand.

MAC Amplified Creme Lipstick Impassioned: Review, Swatches, Dupe
MAC Amplified Creme Lipstick Impassioned: Review, Swatches, Dupe + FOTD
MAC Amplified Creme Lipstick Impassioned: Review, Swatches, Dupe + FOTD
MAC Amplified Creme Lipstick Impassioned: Review, Swatches, Dupe + FOTD

Coming onto the shade, it is one of those shades that tends to look different on different skintones. On my lips, it is a bright summery watermelon pink. But no matter what the skintone, the shade has the ability to turn any look glamorous! The lipstick should suit a wide range of complexions. To see how it looks on my NC30/35 skintone,  check out the pictures below.

MAC Amplified Creme Lipstick Impassioned Swatch
MAC Amplified Creme Lipstick Impassioned: Swatch
MAC Amplified Creme Lipstick Impassioned FOTD
MAC Amplified Creme Lipstick Impassioned: Review, Swatches, Dupe + FOTD
MAC Amplified Creme Lipstick Impassioned FOTD
MAC Amplified Creme Lipstick Impassioned: Review, Swatches, Dupe + FOTD

MAC Impassioned vs Revlon Unapologetic

Since Revlon’s Matte Balm Stain in Unapologetic first launched, it has time and again been compared to MAC’s Impassioned. Many people call Revlon Unapologetic as MAC Impassioned’s dupe and while both shades are quite similar, especially in artificial lighting, there are some differences that set them both apart. MAC’s Impassioned:

-is slightly darker

-has a lesser neon finish

-leans more on the pinkish side (as compared to Unapologetic which is more of a warm coral/ reddish-pink). This difference becomes quite apparent sometimes in different lightings.

-has a satiny finish (as compared to Unapologetic which is completely matte)

-has a shorter longevity

Overall Thoughts

MAC Amplified Creme Lipstick in Impassioned is one of MAC’s hottest selling lipsticks and for good reason! The shade is a beautiful bright watermelon pink which will make sure everyone notices your lips 😛 It is highly pigmented, goes on without tugging on the lips, has a good staying power but tends to accentuate any dryness or fine lines on the lips. Overall, this one of my favourite and the most flattering pink lipsticks I’ve tried. If you’re looking for a bright pink lipstick this summer, do check this out!

Rating

4.25/5

34 Comments on MAC Amplified Creme Lipstick Impassioned: Review, Swatches, Dupe + FOTD

  1. crazyforcosmetics
    June 9, 2015 at 12:17 pm (3 years ago)

    Wow Komal.. you look so pretty. I have this lipstick and I absolutely love it..

    Reply
    • Komal
      June 10, 2015 at 3:53 am (3 years ago)

      Thanks hun! I love it too 😀

      Reply
  2. nausheen
    June 9, 2015 at 1:23 pm (3 years ago)

    You look Gorgeous hun, loved the shade of the lipstick :0

    Reply
    • Komal
      June 10, 2015 at 3:54 am (3 years ago)

      Thanks Nausheen! It is a gorgeous shade <3

      Reply
    • Komal
      June 10, 2015 at 3:54 am (3 years ago)

      Thanks 🙂

      Reply
  3. happiestladies
    June 9, 2015 at 3:36 pm (3 years ago)

    MAC has very impressive shades 🙂 pretty and pretty on you.

    Reply
    • Komal
      June 10, 2015 at 3:55 am (3 years ago)

      Thank You! 🙂

      Reply
    • Komal
      June 10, 2015 at 3:55 am (3 years ago)

      I love it 😀

      Reply
  4. purva
    June 9, 2015 at 4:12 pm (3 years ago)

    you are gorgeous sweets… And this color looks great on you

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    • Komal
      June 10, 2015 at 3:56 am (3 years ago)

      Thank you Purva 🙂

      Reply
  5. rachna
    June 9, 2015 at 7:18 pm (3 years ago)

    i have this one and i totally love it….love the last picture of yours…u look beautiful!

    Reply
    • Komal
      June 10, 2015 at 3:56 am (3 years ago)

      Thank you Rachna 🙂

      Reply
  6. Swathi
    June 9, 2015 at 8:39 pm (3 years ago)

    Again, I cant stop staring at you 😛 Love that shade, looks great on you too…

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    • Komal
      June 10, 2015 at 3:56 am (3 years ago)

      Aww thanks Swathi, again 😀

      Reply
  7. Priyanjana
    June 10, 2015 at 12:12 am (3 years ago)

    such a pretty color ! perfect pink for the summers !

    Reply
    • Komal
      June 10, 2015 at 3:57 am (3 years ago)

      It is a perfect summery pink 🙂

      Reply
  8. Nishu
    June 10, 2015 at 3:34 am (3 years ago)

    You know what this was the first MAC lipstick I bought. So I have a certain relationship with it. I love it! I agree with you..it shows up different on different people. Flattering on everyone nevertheless! I’m a hard out matte fan but this lipstick still has its charm.
    Lovely unbiased review girl 😉

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    • Komal
      June 10, 2015 at 4:00 am (3 years ago)

      Thank you Nishu 🙂 I know what you mean! I have the same relationship with MAC’s Crosswires. Always have it in my bag 😀

      Reply
  9. aditi
    June 10, 2015 at 5:16 pm (3 years ago)

    love it…..looks so pretty on you dear 🙂

    Reply
  10. swati
    June 10, 2015 at 9:06 pm (3 years ago)

    Loved this color….I haven’t tried any of the amplified lip colors from MAC…..

    Reply
  11. Pankhuri
    June 11, 2015 at 2:26 am (3 years ago)

    What a lovely shade 🙂

    Reply
  12. Srishti Rawat
    June 11, 2015 at 9:17 pm (3 years ago)

    I loved how the color suits you so well. And you’ve written the review well.

    Reply
  13. Shikha
    June 13, 2015 at 9:11 am (2 years ago)

    Such a beautiful bright shade, I want this too

    Reply
  14. krithi
    June 13, 2015 at 11:01 am (2 years ago)

    such a lovely color and looking fantastic on u

    Reply
  15. ChicPeachyPink
    June 13, 2015 at 12:20 pm (2 years ago)

    U look really pretty.. The shades really suits u alot.. Nice clicks xx

    Reply
  16. [email protected]
    June 13, 2015 at 2:36 pm (2 years ago)

    Hey Komal ! That’s such a chic lippie ! Loved reading the review. And yesss!! You are way gorgeous ! 🙂

    Reply
  17. Prerna
    June 13, 2015 at 8:38 pm (2 years ago)

    I was looking for a bright pink lipstick! Good I came across this post..I might get this one:)

    Reply
  18. diya
    June 14, 2015 at 11:51 pm (2 years ago)

    wow you look gorgeous!!this shade is my all time favorite 🙂

    Reply
  19. Richa Saxena
    June 18, 2015 at 12:25 pm (2 years ago)

    This has been on my list for a long time now & Is looking so wow on you…Gorgeous This lippie is 🙂

    Reply
  20. Tiya
    July 13, 2015 at 1:49 am (2 years ago)

    Love the shade. Hot pink suits you. Looking gorgeous Love 🙂

    Reply
  21. Mariyam
    August 9, 2015 at 11:09 am (2 years ago)

    You look absolutely stunning in this MAC beauty :*

    Reply

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