MAC Amplified Creme lipstick Craving : Review, Swatch and FOTD

 

Hi everyone!

Today I’m reviewing MAC Amplified Creme lipstick in the shade Craving which is part of the permanent collection.

Price : Rs 990

Quantity : 3 g

 

MAC Amplified Creme lipstick Craving : Review, Swatch and FOTD

MAC Amplified Creme lipstick Craving : Review, Swatch and FOTD

 

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What MAC says about the product :

Colour plus texture for the lips. Stands out on the runway. Simmers on the street! What made M·A·C famous.

MAC describes the shade as ‘Burst of Plum’.

 

MAC Amplified Creme lipstick Craving

MAC Amplified Creme lipstick Craving

 

My take on the product

 

The lipstick comes in the standard black MAC packaging is which looks sleek and classy but its a pain to locate shades if you own many since there is no colored indication of the shade on the packaging.

The texture of Amplified Creme lipsticks is super smooth and very creamy. They are very pigmented and single swipe gives intense color with a creamy opaque finish. The formula is quite moisturizing and has a good staying power. It stays on the lips for 5-6 hours after which it fades to a stain that stays another 2 hours (including meals in between). The color tends to feather a little bit outside the lip line (it can happen while eating) sometimes but it is quite negligible and can be taken care of. It has the signature MAC Vanilla fragrance that vanishes soon after application. The formula is absolutely awesome and the staying power makes the investment quite worth it.

 

MAC Amplified Creme lipstick Craving  Review, Swatch and FOTD

MAC Amplified Creme lipstick Craving Review, Swatch and FOTD

 

MAC Amplified Creme lipstick Craving : Review, Swatch and FOTD

MAC Amplified Creme lipstick Craving : Review, Swatch and FOTD

 

MAC Amplified Creme lipstick Craving : Review, Swatch and FOTD

MAC Amplified Creme lipstick Craving : Review, Swatch and FOTD

 

The shade ‘Craving’ :

MAC describes it as a ‘Burst of Plum‘ but I feel it has a lot of pink in it too. I would describe it as a deep pinked plum. It is a lovely fall/winter shade but its not so dark that it cannot be worn in the summers as well. The shade would suit all complexions and duskier beauties might find it to be their HG Pink lipstick. The shade goes with many outfits  – it can be worn just with liner and mascara and it gives a lot of life and color to the face. It is one of those shades that give a really chic and sophisticated look without being too dark or matte.  The creamy glossy finish gives a healthy look to the lips without looking too glossy.

I’d recommend this shade to everyone especially medium/dusky women looking for the perfect pink .

 

MAC Amplified Creme lipstick Craving : Review, Swatch and FOTD

MAC Amplified Creme lipstick Craving : Review, Swatch and FOTD

 

MAC Amplified Creme lipstick Craving : Review, Swatch and FOTD

MAC Amplified Creme lipstick Craving : Review, Swatch and FOTD

 

MAC Amplified Creme lipstick Craving : Review, Swatch and FOTD

MAC Amplified Creme lipstick Craving : Review, Swatch and FOTD

 

The GOOD about MAC Amplified Creme lipstick Craving :

 

  1. Sleek and sturdy classy black packaging
  2. Super smooth creamy texture
  3. Very pigmented
  4. Moisturizing
  5. Gives a lovely creamy finish to the lips
  6. Opaque coverage with very little product
  7. Long staying – stays for 5-6 hours leaving behind a stain
  8. Would suit all complexions especially medium/dusky ones
  9. Does not settle into fine lines
The NOT-SO-GOOD about MAC Amplified Creme lipstick Craving :
  1. Difficult to locate different shades since there is no colored label
  2. Dark shade- tends to feather a little outside the lip line while eating etc.
  3. Expensive!
  4. Available in select cities
This is how it looks on me :
MAC Amplified Creme lipstick Craving : Review, Swatch and FOTD

MAC Amplified Creme lipstick Craving : Review, Swatch and FOTD

 

MAC Amplified Creme lipstick Craving : Review, Swatch and FOTD

MAC Amplified Creme lipstick Craving : Review, Swatch and FOTD

MAC Amplified Creme lipstick Craving : Review, Swatch and FOTD

MAC Amplified Creme lipstick Craving : Review, Swatch and FOTD

 

Overall Verdict

 

MAC products come with a price tag but generally most of them are worth the investment. Amplified creme finish are very pigmented and opaque creamy lipsticks which are moisturizing and stay on for about 5 hours on the lips. The shade is a lovely deep pinked plum that suit all complexions especially medium/dusky ones.

Highly recommended to everyone!

Rating : 4.5/5

 

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22 Comments

  1. October 25, 2011 / 2:52 pm

    pretty color 🙂

    • Corallista
      Author
      October 25, 2011 / 8:15 pm

      Thanks Deepika 🙂

  2. shruthi
    October 25, 2011 / 2:52 pm

    This color is awesome!!! love it!! Looking gr8 on u 🙂

    • Corallista
      Author
      October 25, 2011 / 8:15 pm

      Thanks Shruthi! 🙂

  3. October 25, 2011 / 3:24 pm

    Pretty shade Ankita. Looks good on you. A lot of people rave about this lipstick. 🙂

    • Corallista
      Author
      October 25, 2011 / 8:21 pm

      Thanks Eesha 🙂 It is really lovely, do try it next time you’re at MAC.

  4. October 25, 2011 / 3:34 pm

    It is indeed a lovely berry shade…Have been eyeing it from the time I saw it on Temptalia :-))

    • Corallista
      Author
      October 25, 2011 / 8:22 pm

      Thanks Poornima 🙂 You should get it!

  5. October 25, 2011 / 4:31 pm

    such a pretty shade…

    • Corallista
      Author
      October 25, 2011 / 8:24 pm

      Thanks Bhumika 🙂

  6. jyo
    October 25, 2011 / 6:50 pm

    Wow.it does brighten up ur face Ankita. 🙂

    • Corallista
      Author
      October 25, 2011 / 8:28 pm

      Ya it does, thanks Jyo 🙂

    • Corallista
      Author
      October 26, 2011 / 11:01 am

      Thanks Pavani 🙂

  7. October 25, 2011 / 11:58 pm

    beautiful ank…………….. ur mom has so many pretty shades..:)

    • Corallista
      Author
      October 26, 2011 / 11:01 am

      Thanks Ani 🙂 She does have a pretty collection!

  8. October 26, 2011 / 3:26 am

    I don’t have this yet, but I think I will definitely pick it up as i’m looking for more fall-shades.

    • Corallista
      Author
      October 26, 2011 / 11:02 am

      I’d definitely recommend this one!

  9. shai
    October 27, 2011 / 3:30 pm

    Oh it looks very pretty on you…wasnt convinced when I saw the swatch..you look really girly and feminine!

  10. bidisha
    February 29, 2012 / 11:07 pm

    mac craving, vegas volt, crosswires and cosmo are in my wishlist 🙂
    hope to buy them soon !

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