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on 5/18/2010 1:58:00 AM
More reviews by Sparkle0117
Skin: Combination, Fair, Cool
Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Fine
I *love* this shade, it's a gorgeous purpley-pink and it's opaque in one coat. (LOVE the amplified cremes!) However, I recently purchased a cheapy lipstick on a whim at the supermarket - from LA Colors. It was .99 and the shade was Matte Lavender (or Lilac? - There's only ONE purple shade with MATTE in the title.) and it's VERY similar to Up the Amp PLUS it even smells like vanilla!!! Not an *exact* match, but when I put it on and asked Hubby to guess the shade, his response was, "Up the Amp?" So that made me happy. I didn't buy it for this reason as it did not look like UtA when I saw it in the store, only after I applied it. It doesn't last as long unless you use a primer, but you already use one or dont mind using one, this is a fabulous dupe! Back to MAC's Up the Amp though, it's beautiful!! Imagine your typical lavender lipstick and then swirl in some light berry (think: Raspberry Sorbet) and viola! Perfect for cool toned beauties!
2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.
on 5/18/2010 1:42:00 AM
More reviews by didi123
Skin: Sensitive, Olive, Warm
Hair: Black, Straight, Fine
I can leave my house just wearing this lipstick on my face - and feel confident. Thats how good it looks! Love it to bits. Colour looks intimidating in the tube, but when I have it on - its just so pretty. However, be warned, it might not look good on all skin tones. Cos my friends tried it - and it does not look quite right on them. So please make sure you try it before purchasing. When I apply it with a lip pencil (Mac Soar) and lip gloss over (Mac Preppy) - this lipstick is the best!However, be warned that if you have yellowish teeth, this color will make your teeth appear even more yellow.
1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.
on 5/13/2010 6:19:00 PM
More reviews by Sweetheart5015
Skin: Dry, Fair-Medium, Cool
Hair: Brunette, Straight, Fine
I thought that this would be more of a purple color when I bought it. Turns more mauvey on my lips though. Prettier when swatched, not as pretty when applied. BUT..this color can be changed up with other colors and glosses. So I do enjoy experimenting with it. Wanted something more purple though!
More reviews by piratecaptain
Skin: Very Dry, Fair-Medium, Neutral
Hair: Brunette, Straight, Other
BEST COLOR EVER!!!!! Looks so freaking good on. it is so flattering, bright (but not over the top somehow), wearable for day or night. I cant believe I didn't already own this, I am so excited about it! I can't believe it exists: a bright gorgeous magenta that looks somehow neutral, but it's true.
on 4/28/2010 1:09:00 AM
More reviews by pslovetoshop
Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Not Sure
Hair: Black, Other, Other
LOVE LOVE LOVE this. Its a purpley-pink color. It provides full coverage and loooks absolutely gorgeous on the lips. HIGHLY recommend this!!!! Think this color would suit a wide range of skin tones. One of my all time fav MAC lippies. Definately re-purchase.
on 4/12/2010 6:03:00 AM
More reviews by blich10
Skin: Dry, Fair, Warm
Hair: Red, Wavy, Medium
I LOVE this color! It's a perfect "look at me" lipstick without being crazy bright. It's definitely a color you can layer or blot for a more intense or subdued look. I love that this is an amplified creme as well. Overall, I would definitely purchase again!
on 4/11/2010 7:27:00 AM
More reviews by elat33179
Skin: Combination, Other, Not Sure
Hair: Blond, Other, Other
This is now my favorite MAC l/s. The color is a gorgeous, lavender "notice me" color, but it can easily be worn in the day time as well as evening.
on 4/10/2010 1:20:00 PM
More reviews by shirl195
Skin: Combination, Olive, Cool
Hair: Black, Other, Medium
ok. so i was going to buy up the amp bc i love lilac/lavender lipsticks but to my astonishment, it was a a very wearable purple berry that had buildable coverage. it was very flattering on my skintone bc i am a medium-dark olive toned asian and purplish hues look good against the coolness of my skintone. however, i swear if you want a cheaper dupe, look at NYC's BERRY RICH. EXACT same color. and it only cost $1.99! maybe after i run out of nyc, i might get this bc i love the scent of this and im sure the formula is very moisturizing. but for now, berry rich does the exact same thing for cheaper
5 out of 5 people found this review helpful.
on 4/7/2010 8:42:00 PM
More reviews by fefeadm
Hair: Brunette, Other, Other
in my country, this lipstick costs U$ 35,00.itīs not cheap, but ITīS IS THE LIPSTICK. the best color....i really loved it...
on 4/6/2010 10:52:00 PM
More reviews by cadabeijos
Skin: Combination, Tan, Warm
Hair: Brown, Wavy, Medium
After reading a million positive reviews on this, I finally got Up The Amp, and I'm definitely impressed. It's a really smooth lipstick and the color just makes your look pop. I think it would flatter most complexions (I'm NC40), and it's just one of those colors you have to have in your lippie collection!
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