I have fallen in love. With a lipstick shade.
I received this beauty from the gorgeous Vicky after winning her giveaway a few weeks ago. I had heard about MAC's Impassioned long ago from girlies in the blogging community and how much they loved it, and I was always unusually drawn to it at MAC counters. It is the perfect lip colour; bright, vibrant, exotically pink, but best of all, it comes in my favourite finish; the Amplified Creme.
I have jumped on the statement colour bandwagon, if you've read my Upping the Amp post, you'll know why. I have acquired an alarming number of bright pinks recently, MAC's Viva Glam Nicki and Watch Me Simmer have become firm favourites in my collection. But Impassioned... Well. It is in a whole other league.
It adds a certain oomph, and it is a colour that so unusual and showstopping that I just kind of melt a little bit when I whip off the lipstick lid. Sad I know. Does anyone else do this when they see a colour they love? I really hope it isn't just me.
I applied this colour using a lip brush, which I find to be so much better than just applying from the bullet. I find that it looks much cleaner and precise and lasts a lot longer too. The Amplified Creme finish is also a long lasting finish, kind of glossy and kind of creamy, and doesn't dry my lips out like the dreaded Satin or Matte's from MAC do. Rejoice!
I absolutely adore that this shade is an Amplified finish. It really stays on all day and doesn't budge! I wore this lipstick out to dinner with my boyfriend recently to a Michelin starred restaurant, ate 9 courses, NINE!, drank wine, and only re-applied once, post meal. What! Amazing. This is most definitely my new favourite lip product. I see it being permanently tattooed onto my lips in the summer months!
What do you think of Impassioned? What is your favourite lip colour?