As i’m sure you can imagine, its getting quite difficult to pick lipsticks for my Back to MAC empties. I was struggling so much when I called into Selfridges the other week to pick one and all I wanted was Heavenly Hybrid from the Fantasy of Flowers collection, but as it was new I couldn’t have it in the swap. Grr. So, my logical thinking was to head for the purple lipsticks and pick something that I didn’t have. Hello Up The Amp, welcome to your new home!
Up The Amp is described as a lavender violet with an amplified finish. It looks very mauve in the tube and in all honesty, doesn’t look like a colour that I would usually go for. In the tube, I really don’t think the colour matches to the impact that it gives when it is worn. I love an amplified finish as I like people to see my lipstick from a mile off, yet I got the impression that it wasn’t going to be vivid or bright when worn. I was wrong. It’s bright and vivid and vibrant enough to wear a sheer slash of colour or build it up to a bright pout. It isn’t a purple like Heroine or Violetta but a totally different colour. On me, I see the cool tones which don’t always look right against my skin however Up The Amp works. Its not for the faint hearted as it isn’t a pale purple at all, and the red-violet tones make the colour really pop.
I’m a tad obsessed with purple lipsticks at the moment, if you haven’t noticed so Up The Amp is a perfect addition to my addiction. I got around 4 hours of wear from Up The Amp before wearing off, which is average for an Amplified, and the pigmentation of the colour left a lovely berry stain on my lips once it had worn off. Up The Amp is part of the permanent line and is priced at £15 from the MAC UK website.This post may contain PR samples that have been sent to me for consideration for review however all my opinions will be my own. The links in the post my be affiliate links which will earn a small amount of commission should you shop my recommendations.