Tuesday, 17 September 2013

Mac 'Impassioned' Lipstick


Can we all just take a quick moment to express our anger at Mac raising their prices ..again?! A lipstick from Mac will now set you back a whole £15.00. Yes, three times the price of your average highstreet lipstick. *Gasp*. But, Mac is Mac and they'll always have customers, no matter how much they may be bleeding us dry. So now we will continue what we, as regular warm blooded females, will always do anyway, and that is to admire the wonder and beauty of a Mac lipstick. The one I have to show to you today is Impassioned.

Impassioned is an amplified finish lipstick that I purchased in duty free way back in July after being a long term lust, and is now well on it's way to being my most worn lipstick ever, coming close to overtaking previous favourite: Vegas Volt.

The amplified finish of the lipstick means that it has a creamy and glossy application on the lips, but with a powerful pigmentation that lasts for hours, and even after the initial colour has worn away, a gentle raspberry stain is still left behind on the lips. Only one swipe of colour is required for an opaque finish and it glides over the lips effortlessly leaving a bright colour with a subtle shine. It does have a tendancy to show up any dry patches on the lips so I make sure to give them a quick exfoliate and coat of balm before applying Impassioned, but then I'm more or less set for the rest of the day with just a quick touch up here or there.


The shade is a pinky-red colour and I find it to be the perfect balance of pink and red and very flattering on my pale skin. It can accompany a bold eye make up look to go all out, or can be paired with a very neutral look and be the statement feature of your make up. I'm currently sitting here in my scruffy hoodie, with my hair unbrushed and not even a flick of mascara on, but a splash of Impassioned over my lips (especially for these photos) and I now feel like I could take on the world.

It gives a bold pink hue to the lips that totally transforms the face but isn't too overpowering and isn't too dramatic to be inappropriate for certain situations. This can be used as a fun colour for a night out look, but can also be worn day to day as well as in a professional environment. This is a very versatile and wearable shade considering how bright it first seems. 

Mac Lipstick in 'Impassioned' - £15.00 | link
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53 comments:

  1. this is my fave pink lipstick, im on my 3rd tube now i love it!

    www.beckysbeautique.co.uk

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    1. Haha, you must really love it to have gone through that many tubes! I adore it :) xxx

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  2. love this, its one of my favourites from mac! looks lovely on you!
    lots of love
    Harriet
    xx

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    1. Haha, it had been on my wishlist for soo long - I definitely say you just need to go out and buy it! :) xxx

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  4. Such a great color!


    Lindsey| fairmaquillage.blogspot.com

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  5. This is a lovely colour! It has been on my wishlist for a while now! I have just reviewed MAC "Feed the senses" lipstick from the new Indulge collection on my blog! Would love for you to have a look!

    www.britishbeautyaddict.com

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  6. What a stunning colour! I need this in my life xx

    www.poptartsbeauty.blogspot.co.uk
    Check out my MAC giveaway: http://tinyurl.com/nwstlnc - ONLY 2 DAYS LEFT

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    1. I have to agree, you do need it in your life! No doubt! ;) xxx

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  7. I've been lusting after this lipstick for the longest time but never managed to get my hands on it as it's always sold out where I live! This is seriously lovely! A bold lip color can give you that "I'm invincible" feeling! x

    Daphne | Peanut Butter and Chocolate Life | bloglovin

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    1. Aw have you checked online too? It seems to be a popular shade!! Definitely, I feel unstoppable when wearing it. Haha :) xxx

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  8. Looks amazing! I've seen a lot of reviews on this beauty recently, I really want to get it now haha.

    j4miejohnston.com

    Jamie ♥

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    1. I agree I've seen it pop up a few times recently as well! Thought I'd add to the pile, haha! You should get it :) xxx

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  9. amazing color! might have to test it on me :)

    www.littlelovepeanut.blogspot.com

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  10. £15?! What a joke, I love mac lipsticks but that's ridiculous! Love this colour though it reminds me of chatterbox X

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    1. I know, crazy isn't it!! I'll only get them now if Debenhams has 10% off otherwise it would hurt too much :( Yes they are similar, Chatterbox is on my wishlist! :) xxx

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  11. I absolutely love Impassioned! Such a lovely shade and great for pale skinned girls like us!

    http://expatmake-upaddict.blogspot.ae/2013/08/how-to-depot-your-mac-eyeshadows.html xx

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    1. I can't believe I went for so long without having it, it's literally perfect for me! Thank you for your comment :) xxx

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  12. This is my favourite mac lipstick, such a great colour xx

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  13. This is my all time favourite MAC lipstick, it's such a gorgeous colour. Really suits you, amplified is my favourite finish too.

    xx

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    1. It's taken my top spot now too, it's lovely! Aw, thank youu :) xxx

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  14. A nice, vibrant color! Definitely worth checking out, thanks :)

    Renate from http://thecuriousklutz.blogspot.com

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  15. I love this shade, it's so gorgeous! Looks amazing on you!

    Megan xxx
    Thumbelina Lillie | UK Beauty Blog

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  16. This colour is sooo beautiful! I LOVE Mac so much! Thanks for the great post!

    Alice X

    http://brushofbeauty17.blogspot.co.uk/

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    1. It is lovely isn't! Aw, no problem haha thanks for your comment :) xxx

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  17. I have this and it is one of my favourite lipsticks, it's a gorgeous shade x

    Becky @ The Little Blog of Beauty

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  18. i think it looks great on your skin tone. i would personally like a neutral makeup with it.

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    1. Aw thank you! :) Yeah, I usually wear it on a casual day with just mascara - easy to keep it simple with this! xxx

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  19. Impassioned is definitely on the list for my next purchase! Luckily I can get a really good discount with MAC, otherwise I'd never buy anything! £15 is ridiculous!
    xxx

    Sarah Nunn | UK Style Blog

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    1. Oooh lucky you with discount! :( I'll only get things now if I'm at duty free or Debenhams has 10% off ..not worth it otherwise :( xxx

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  20. This is such a lovely shade! It has been on my wishlist for ages!

    egtx3.blogspot.co.uk
    xo

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    1. I agree! It'd been on my wishlist for YEARS! I say take the plunge and get it! :) xxx

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  21. Completely agree with you on the price of Mac lipsticks. I love them but I always have second thoughts. That said I'm off on holiday next month and will certainly be attacking the duty free counter, even if there's only a little off the price it'll justify the purchases!

    Victoria
    FlorenceandMary.com

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    1. I don't know how they get away with charging £15 for them?! Haha mine was a duty free purchase too! xxx

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  22. The color boost sounds great, I love how it looks!

    Lauren,
    http://atouchofsoutherngrace.blogspot.com/

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    1. It is so easy to wear and perk up your whole face :) Thanks for your comment! :) xxx

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  23. looks beautiful on you! such a pretty colour x

    http://thebeautyvisual.blogspot.co.uk

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