MAC Amplified Creme lipstick Brick-o-la : Review, Swatch and FOTD

 

Hi everyone!

Today I’m reviewing MAC Amplified Creme lipstick in Brick-o-la which is one my favorite lipsticks and also my first one from MAC.

Price :  Rs 990

 

MAC Amplified Creme lipstick Brick-o-la  Review, Swatch and FOTD

MAC Amplified Creme lipstick Brick-o-la 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 Amplified Creme lipstick Brick-o-la  Review, Swatch and FOTD

MAC Amplified Creme lipstick Brick-o-la Review, Swatch and FOTD

 

My take on the product

 

MAC Brick-o-la is an Amplified creme finish lipstick from the permanent collection. It comes in the standard black MAC packaging which is quite sturdy and travel friendly. The only con of the packaging is that its not very convenient to locate shades as there is no shade indication except a tiny label on the packaging.

The texture and finish of this lipstick is creamy as is the case with the ‘Amplified Creme’ finishes. It is very pigmented and glides smoothly on the lips . Because of the creamy finish, it feels smooth and moisturizing  and gives a healthy fuller appearance to the lips. It is creamy and moisturizing but still not the kind to heal chapped lips, one still needs to have exfoliated lips otherwise the color with cling to the dry flaky areas.

The formula has a good lasting power. It stays 4+ hours on me including light meals in between. It leaves behind a soft stain after 4-5 hours of wear which stays for some more time. Since the lipstick is creamy and moisturizing, I feel the staying power is quite good and better than expected!

Amplified Creme finish lipsticks from MAC are generally a favorite of many as they are smooth, creamy and quite comfortable on the lips!

 

MAC Amplified Creme lipstick Brick-o-la  Review, Swatch and FOTD

MAC Amplified Creme lipstick Brick-o-la Review, Swatch and FOTD

 

MAC Amplified Creme lipstick Brick-o-la  Review, Swatch and FOTD

MAC Amplified Creme lipstick Brick-o-la Review, Swatch and FOTD

 

MAC Amplified Creme lipstick Brick-o-la  Review, Swatch and FOTD

MAC Amplified Creme lipstick Brick-o-la Review, Swatch and FOTD

 

MAC Amplified Creme lipstick Brick-o-la  Review, Swatch and FOTD

MAC Amplified Creme lipstick Brick-o-la Review, Swatch and FOTD

 

MAC Amplified Creme lipstick Brick-o-la  Review, Swatch and FOTD

MAC Amplified Creme lipstick Brick-o-la Review, Swatch and FOTD

 

The shade Brick-o-la :

Brick-o-la is a gorgeous mid tone brownish berry shade. It is one of the most suitable shades for Indian skin tone and one of my personal favorites. I was so confused between Cosmo and Brick-o-la and once I tried both on the lips, Brick-o-la was a clear winner! The shade has a bit of pink, a bit of brown , a bit of berry and a hint of plum. It just works beautifully for warm as well as cool skin tones. It is one of those mid tone shades that are so wearable and versatile and at the same time give a polishedsophisticated look. The shade would suit women of all age groups.

Highly highly recommended!

If you do not have a MAC lipstick, I’d highly recommend this for your first, the formula is great and the shade is gorgeous!

 

MAC Amplified Creme lipstick Brick-o-la  Review, Swatch and FOTD

MAC Amplified Creme lipstick Brick-o-la Review, Swatch and FOTD

 

MAC Amplified Creme lipstick Brick-o-la  Review, Swatch and FOTD

MAC Amplified Creme lipstick Brick-o-la Review, Swatch and FOTD

 

MAC Amplified Creme lipstick Brick-o-la  Review, Swatch and FOTD

MAC Amplified Creme lipstick Brick-o-la Review, Swatch and FOTD

 

MAC Amplified Creme lipstick Brick-o-la  Review, Swatch and FOTD

MAC Amplified Creme lipstick Brick-o-la Review, Swatch and FOTD

 

It has a bit of brown but it appears  more pink on me here :

 

MAC Amplified Creme lipstick Brick-o-la  Review, Swatch and FOTD

MAC Amplified Creme lipstick Brick-o-la Review, Swatch and FOTD

 

MAC Amplified Creme lipstick Brick-o-la  Review, Swatch and FOTD

MAC Amplified Creme lipstick Brick-o-la Review, Swatch and FOTD

 

Overall Verdict

 

MAC Amplified Cremes are smooth, pigmented and creamy lipsticks that are extremely comfortable on the lips and stay for 4+ hours. The formula is most easy to wear and the staying power justifies the price too. The shade Brick-o-la is gorgeous earthy berry shade that is extremely wearable and versatile. It gives a polished, sophisticated look and would suit women of all age groups.

Perfect shade for Indian skin tones, MUST-HAVE shade from MAC!

Highly recommended!

Rating : 4.5/5

 

Have you tried MAC Amplified creme lipsticks?

 

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42 Comments

  1. December 5, 2011 / 2:14 pm

    I am curious if the colorbar Brick-O-La is a shade dupe as well!

    • Corallista
      Author
      December 5, 2011 / 7:26 pm

      I’m guessing it might be close! 🙂

  2. Bidisha Sinha
    December 5, 2011 / 2:23 pm

    loved the shade..will check this out for sure!!!!!!

    • Corallista
      Author
      December 5, 2011 / 7:27 pm

      Its a lovely shade Bidisha, will suit u 🙂

  3. December 5, 2011 / 2:29 pm

    its a beautiful shade and have been thinking of getting myself this shade since ages!!! 😀 Loved it on u as well 🙂

    • Corallista
      Author
      December 5, 2011 / 7:29 pm

      Thanks Samyukta! Don’t think any more, just pick it up! The last time I was at MAC, the MUA told me they are going to increase prices 🙁

      • December 6, 2011 / 5:20 pm

        increase prices??? OMG why but? they are as it is over-priced :'(

  4. December 5, 2011 / 2:54 pm

    gorgeous shade ankita…

    • Corallista
      Author
      December 5, 2011 / 7:30 pm

      Thanks Parita 🙂

  5. December 5, 2011 / 2:54 pm

    Oh this shade is super pretty. I love.. love.. love this lipstick. It looks great on you

    • Corallista
      Author
      December 5, 2011 / 7:30 pm

      Thank u so much Parul!

  6. December 5, 2011 / 3:02 pm

    The lippy has a beautiful shade and loving the way you have done your eyes Ankita!! 🙂

      • Corallista
        Author
        December 5, 2011 / 7:31 pm

        Thanks Samyukta!

    • Corallista
      Author
      December 5, 2011 / 7:31 pm

      Thanks Anuradha! Will be doing a tut for the eye makeup soon 🙂

  7. December 5, 2011 / 3:07 pm

    Lovely shade and suits you well 🙂

    • Corallista
      Author
      December 5, 2011 / 11:55 pm

      Thank you Eesha 🙂 Have you tried it?

  8. shruthi
    December 5, 2011 / 3:40 pm

    Lovely shade!!

    • Corallista
      Author
      December 5, 2011 / 11:55 pm

      Thanks Shruthi!

  9. December 5, 2011 / 3:50 pm

    Gorgeous shade Ankita..looks so good!!! 🙂

    • Corallista
      Author
      December 5, 2011 / 11:44 pm

      Thanks Kimi!

  10. December 5, 2011 / 4:18 pm

    Lovely shade and superb EOTD!

    • Corallista
      Author
      December 5, 2011 / 11:52 pm

      Thank u Taps!

  11. Shivangi
    December 5, 2011 / 4:19 pm

    I love this shade! I’ll def. get this one

    • Corallista
      Author
      December 5, 2011 / 11:53 pm

      You’ll love it 🙂

  12. December 5, 2011 / 4:59 pm

    Awesum shade Ankz!!!! M luvng it!!!!!!!!!!!!! 😀 😀

    • Corallista
      Author
      December 5, 2011 / 11:03 pm

      Thanks Prachi!

  13. December 5, 2011 / 6:12 pm

    i must say everything looks gud on u 🙂 this is no exception 😉

    • Corallista
      Author
      December 5, 2011 / 10:48 pm

      Thats u being very sweet 🙂 I generally stay away from pale and nude shades as they don’t suit me!

    • Corallista
      Author
      December 5, 2011 / 10:46 pm

      Thanks Pavani 🙂

  14. Ishita
    December 5, 2011 / 10:38 pm

    anki u try some nice shades frm pinks also na.. all ur shades r brown n nude based 95% of ur lippies.. I get so confused 😛

  15. December 5, 2011 / 11:23 pm

    Suits u very well Ankita 🙂

    • Corallista
      Author
      December 6, 2011 / 11:10 am

      Thank you Rekha!

  16. December 6, 2011 / 4:50 am

    I was definitely expecting more red and less berry from this color. I can’t say I love it : (

    • Corallista
      Author
      December 6, 2011 / 11:11 am

      🙁 But isn’t it a lovely shade by itself?

  17. shai
    December 6, 2011 / 6:01 pm

    catching up on posts now…it’s lovely. does it have pink tones?

  18. Babitha Bobby
    June 13, 2012 / 1:26 pm

    I dunno if you would see this 🙂 I bought this lipstick after reading ur review and i am glad that i read ur reavie 🙂 Cuz, i own a lovely lipstick now! Just wanna know which mac lipliner goes well with this lipstick! Would appreciate any help! Thanks 🙂

    • June 29, 2017 / 3:52 am

      I too would like to know which lipliner would go with brick o la lipstick?

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