MAC Amplified Creme Lipstick in Up the Amp (Swatch + Review)

Since I became a mother, I always go for more affordable make up products so I could spend the extra for my little one’s needs. I do believe that there’s a lot of good yet affordable make up in the market, you just have a little patience to find the right one. But of course, receiving a make up as a present, that’s totally a different story. Who wouldn’t want free make up right? That’s why I want to thank BIG time my mother-in-law for giving this MAC Amplified Creme Lipstick in Up the Amp she bought from her US trip.   

Actually this is my second time I owned a MAC lipstick, I used to have the famous MAC Ruby Woo which has a matte finished and tossed it few months ago. To tell you honestly, I’m having a hard time applying that matte lipstick and it makes my lips really drying. I was able to used it occasionally for 3 years and it smells different that’s why I decided to finally throw it away. 

Moving on, this amplified creme lipstick enclosed in a matte black-grayish bullet-like lipstick casing. The cap shuts firmly to secure the product which I’m liking. As far as I know, this creme lipstick retails from 800php ($17) and available in all MAC counters.  

Formulated to shade, define and showcase the lips. Hundreds of hues, high-fashion textures. The iconic product that made MΒ·AΒ·C famous.

Up the Amp is a lavender violet with cool undertone which is perfect for fair skin. I felt its smoothness upon swatching and realized, iba talaga ang MAC hahaha. It has rich and creamy formula that makes the application easy breezy. 

Swatch – Up the Amp

I love it! Up the Amp brings a whole different look from my usual pink lip color which I really love. I was also amazed that it stays longer than to any cream lipsticks I tried which is 4-5 hours with eating and drinking. It also leaves stain at the end of the day, so retouching is just an option. Since it has a cream formula, it moisturizes your lips and keeping it away from dryness. On the side note, it somehow transfers so to avoid it, use a tissue paper to absorb the oil and turn it to a matte finished. 

Super pigmented 
Has rich and creamy formula
Easy to apply
Smells good
Moisturizes my lips


It does transfers

 Since I fell inlove with this lipstick, I wanted to try other products from MAC! Calling the hubby! Can this be my Christmas present? *wide smile*

What’s your favorite MAC lipstick?
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25 Replies to “MAC Amplified Creme Lipstick in Up the Amp (Swatch + Review)”

  1. Looks great! I don't think it would suit my skin tone though, but I'm not going to use a color like this anyway. Thanks for sharing!

  2. This color is really beautiful πŸ˜€ love Mac lipsticks <3

  3. Bagay sa 'yo ang shade ng lippy mo! πŸ™‚ I love MAC lipstick, too!

  4. Love the color. πŸ™‚

  5. I don't use makeup often, which is probably why I've never owned a tube of MAC lipstick myself. I do get to use it, though, when my makeup artist friend does me up for events. My fave is Pink Nouveau. πŸ™‚

  6. Awww… always wanted to have a MAC lippie but due to budget constraints, I can't afford to buy. The shade suits you well. I have a purple shade lippie/matte balm from Revlon ( no, I didn't bought it, I won in a contest.. hehe) and I so love the color. And also proved that purple shade lippie helps teeth appear whiter πŸ˜‰

  7. Mac lipsticks are the best! Aside from the happy skin of course hehe. The color blends on you well =).

  8. It's a nice color on you. Would love to try MAC. πŸ™‚

  9. Nice shade! Looks good on you πŸ˜‰

  10. true! iba talaga ang mac lipsticks! and the color suits you!

    Happy Skin lippies are nice and long wearing din πŸ™‚

  11. Use MAC since college days. The best!

  12. I like the color but I don't think it will suit my skin tone πŸ™ I love MAC though πŸ™‚

  13. While I love the pigmentation MAC lipsticks have, I find them drying.

  14. I love the color! I haven't tried MAC lipsticks though. I've only tried concealers and foundation from MAC.

  15. plumb looks really good on you! πŸ™‚

  16. The color looks really good on you. I do find MAC lippies long-wearing, although a bit drying.

  17. Looks great on you. Not really a big lippie fan but MAC is a good brand to splurge on

  18. OMG I love the colour! MAC lippies are love!

  19. Looks really good on you! πŸ™‚ Btw what do you mean "it does transfers" (your "cons" for the product)

  20. Love the color on you. I want to get one for myself!


  21. You are right te color suits fair skinned girls! I want to get one for myself!


  22. Looks good on you… I love lipsticks that moisturized the lips as well πŸ™‚

  23. That lipstick looks good on you! I want to try a Mac lipstick, too. — Maria Teresa Figuerres

  24. the lippie shade looks good on new. I have heard a lot of raves about MAC lipstick,especially that Ruby Woo shade but I am not really that much into make up that I was not curious to give it a try. But it won't hurt if someone will gift me with one, right? πŸ˜‰

  25. MAC lipsticks are addicting to collect! Few of my favorites are Ruby Woo, Kinda Sexy and most are limited editions. You should try their limited edition shades, its unique. πŸ™‚

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