I've been on a self-proclaimed hiatus AGAIN. This is the third time this year and I am not proud of it. There are too much activities going on in my personal life like (guess what?) reading a lot of books and skipping makeup most of the time. Since the weather turned gloomy, my makeup application left altogether with the sun. Nevertheless, I ate what I wrote about this MAC lipstick in Impassioned. I've been reaching for it quite often since I started skipping my makeup routine. I found out that it's actually a rock-star lippie that anyone can pull off without applying too much makeup. Heck I can apply it and I'm good to go.
My husband bought this tube from Macy's in Ohio last July for $16. It's from the Amplified collection which is my favorite of all MAC collections. The tube is the usual bullet tubes for MAC lippies, nothing special. I'm just amazed on how cheaper MAC lippies are in the U.S. compared to the hefty 1,000 peso (almost $23) price tag here in the Philippines.
SWATCH: MAC Lipstick in Impassioned Amplified Creme
AAAAND my affair with bold Pink lipsticks continues! I thought I had them all out of my system since I fell in love with Plums. But here I am writing about yet another shocking shade. I can describe this shade as Pink with a Watermelon Red undertones. I actually regret not taking advantage of this pop of color during the summer season.
As usual, this shade coming from the Amplified collection have the best consistency in texture. It doesn't dry my lips and I don't even need balms underneath. The application is creamy and it lasts up to 5 hours without re-touching. It leaves an even stain after eating or drinking.
LIP SWATCH: MAC Lipstick in Impassioned Amplified Creme
Overall, MAC Impassioned brightens up my face like magic. I don't know when I'm going to resume my full-blast makeup application. Right now, I'm just enjoying my shocking lipstick-with nothing else look. This is my face of the day (FOTD) which I'm currently wearing here in the office as I write this post. I used Revlon liquid foundation as my concealer and MAC Studio Fix Powder Foundation to cover my imperfections. I have nothing on my eyebrows, just a lick of gold eyeshadow and some mascara and MAC Impassioned. :)