Thursday, 15 November 2012

MAC Amplified Creme Lipstick Dark Side - Review, Photos & Swatch

There was a time when I used to steer clear of any burgundy or maroon shades of lipstick coz I thought they were 'mom' colors. But now, they have become my latest obsession (signs of getting older??).. The only shades that I'm drawn towards nowadays are either deep plums, maroons/burgundy and dark brownish reds (or now as its fashionable to say - Oxblood). Blame it on the season or on advancing age but pinks have definitely taken a backseat for me now. Watch out for reviews of a lot more lippies in deeper, darker colors till this obsession lasts.


The lipstick that I'm showcasing today is a gorgeous burgundy/purple toned red from MAC with an amplified finish. I'm not going into details about packaging because its the usual bullet shape with the trademark vanilla fragrance. Amplified finishes are my favorite because they are creamy, intensely pigmented, completely opaque, goes on smoothly and there's a nice sheen to the finish which prevents the lipstick from looking very dry on the lips. Since its so pigmented, the lipstick lasts for around 5 hrs on my lips and leaves a subtle berry stain on fading away. 


Dark Side is definitely a dark color. Very vampy, bold and perfect for the winter season. Even though it looks very dark in the tube, the shade is quite wearable and will look good on all skin tones. But those of you who are wary, try it out at the store first. I would however recommend this shade to everyone. If you are afraid of sporting a dark bold lip, a trick is to dab the color on your lips with your fingers and blending with  a gloss. That way, you can get a more subtle look. 

My lips are chapped so not showing lip swatches but here's a look at the color..



What's your favorite dark lipstick for the winter? 

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