MAC Up the Amp lipstick review

Taryn Davies
Published: April 20, 2017

MAC Up The Amp Review lips a unique shade of lipstick with MAC Up the Amp, a lavender/purple shade that’s unlike anything we’ve come across before. Like always MAC wins on pigmentation, staying power and pretty much everything else when it comes to lipsticks


Up the Amp is described as ‘Lavendar Violet’ and that’s a pretty accurate description of the lipstick. The creamy purple tone has a slight hint of pink to it, which is what makes it so wearable for many people. Undoubtedly an attention-grabbing shade of lipstick in nothing but a good way. The lavender tint lightens it up. On tanned and darker skin tones, it gives off a beautiful lilac-pink hue.

Pigmentation and lasting power

Just one swipe of this lipstick and you’ll get a good colour payoff because like most MAC lipsticks it’s extremely pigmented. The lipstick glides on smoothly, creamy and the colour is opaque.

It’s the “Amplified” formula, which I think is one of the best. It glides on smooth, creamy and the colour is opaque. It has a shiny finish and doesn’t dry out my lips.

The creamy formula keeps lips moisturised, and doesn’t settle into fine lines either. And even though it’s moisturising the colour lasts really well too.

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MAC Up The Amp Review

Like all MAC lipsticks, it comes in a small black bullet that’s sleek and sophisticated. There’s not much more than we love seeing the uniform style of our MAC lipsticks all housed together in our makeup storage.


Rich creamy colour, highly pigmented, long-lasting, suits a range of skin tones, smooth application, moisturising, slight shine on the lipsMAC Up The Amp Review


It’s an expensive lipstick, but you get what you pay for with MAC, professional and quality products

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Bottom line

The highly pigmented formula of the MAC Up the Amp lipstick is a big draw, it also flatters most skin tones, feels extra creamy, stays comfortably on the lips for hours and leaves a beautifully moisturised sheen.

This shade is the perfect gateway lipstick to the gutsier purple shades makes offers like Heroine, Rebel or Cyber. And while it certainly packs a punch, it does so in a flattering and beautiful way.

We don’t think you’ll be disappointed with this lipstick shade.

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Big lover of MAC Cosmetics? You’ll love their Back to MAC scheme. With a commitment to the environment, the makeup experts will accept the return of its primary packaging, six containers, to a MAC counter and for that, you’ll receive a free MAC lipstick of your choice – this excludes the Viva Glam Lipsticks and any Limited Edition Lipstick. We think it’s a pretty excellent deal, just make sure that you keep your empties in a safe, rememberable place.