24 July 2013

Review | MAC's 'Impassioned' Lipstick

This time last year I wouldn't stray away from a bright red lipstick - it was my cliche 'go-to' shade and I wore it almost every day. But then blogging happened. Oops! I remember going to the MAC counter in York and my eyes lighting up and going all googly at the vast range of shades and a certain lipstick caught my attention straight away; Impassioned.

Described as an 'amped-up fuchsia', this is definitely a lipstick that will make heads turn. It has an 'amplified' finish, which is my second favourite finish that I look for in a lipstick (matte being the first). Impassioned is mega-creamy as it glides on the lips without tugging and leaves a subtle shine. The colour is really bold and it doesn't take much to build up to an opaque finish - something else I love.

The lasting power of this lipstick is amazing too; I can go a whole day at work without touching it up and I only ever need to re-apply it a little after a meal. I think this is a shade that would look amazing on all skin tones - it's vibrancy makes such a statement.

Who would have guessed I'd ever be a pink-lip kinda gal? Make sure you let me know your favourite lipsticks - this has definitely been mine in the past couple of weeks. I absolutely love it. Oh and guess what? I passed my driving test! Wahoo! Don't forget to vote in the Cosmo Blog Awards - I'm in the 'Best New Beauty Blog' category!

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  1. This looks stunning on you! It's one of my all time fav shades :)

    Sarah
    morethanadored.blogspot.com

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    1. Thank you Sarah! I can see why! xxx

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  2. Hello! Just spent the past hour or so (eeek) reading through all your posts and fell in love with your blog!
    This lipstick is gorgeous, the perfect shade on you! I'm more of a red lipstick girl but might give this one a try.
    Lydia xoxo
    www.lydiarosexo.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. Oooh thank you so much, you have no idea how much I appreciate that! xxx

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  3. This is such a gorgeous colour! It looks lovely on you too:) I'll have to add it to my wishlist! xx
    http://peachesand-cream.blogspot.co.uk/

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    1. Thanks lovely, it certainly is! xxx

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  4. You look absolutely gorgeous! I'm definitely going to purchase this lipstick! :')

    Lovely blog my love.

    xxx

    http://beautyflutters.blogspot.com

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  5. This is beautiful, think when I'm next at a MAC counter, I may have to purchase this. Great post :)

    ~ Abbey xx
    abbeylovesbeauty1.blogspot.com
    youtube.com/abbeylovesbeauty1

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    1. It's worth a swatch, gorgeous shade! xxx

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  6. I love the shade of that lipstick! I too had a little love affair with red lipstick only a few weeks ago! I'm going to have a swatch of this shade.

    www.crazylins.blogspot.co.uk

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  7. I've never looked at this colour before but it looks gorgeous on you!

    Stevie | Stevie Hearts Makeup
    xxx

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  8. Gorgeous! Lovely post. I bought Impassioned just the other day & I'm wearing it in a recent post on my blog!

    Tolu from FashinateMe x

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  9. Its such a pretty shade, I always swatch it when I visit MAC :) x

    fabheadtotoe.blogspot.co.uk

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  10. Oh wow looks absolutely gorgeous on you
    http://shradhaloves.blogspot.co.uk/
    S xx

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  11. Such a pretty colour! I for sure need to hit up a mac counter and treat myself to a new lipstick! xx

    http://styleandsplurging.blogspot.co.uk

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  12. I love Impassioned! I never seem to wear it enough but this has made we want to whip it out! xx

    Abby | Beauty and a Blogger

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  13. Looks wonderful on you! Such a nice vibrant colour! x

    Kathryn
    enclosedbeauty.blogspot.co.uk

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  14. This looks like such a gorgeous shade! I love bright lips for the summer x

    http://whatisinherwardrobe.blogspot.co.uk/

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  15. Considering it's quite bright, it actually looks really natural on you :)

    franleanne.blogspot.co.uk

    x

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  16. This MAC Lipstick is one colour I've had my eye on for a while now, it's such a lovely bright colour! It looks amazing on you : )

    Amy at The Girl In The Bowler Hat

    xxxx

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  17. This shade looks gorgeous on you. I always swatch this shade when I'm at mac.
    Maybe Its Megan Leigh xx

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    1. It's laaaaarvelly! Thank you doll xxx

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  18. This shade fits you so well! I wish I could pull off this intense pink!
    http://bleedinginwardly.blogspot.com/

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    1. Thanks lovely! I'm sure you could xxx

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  19. It's a lovely shade! Pinks are my favourite lipstick to wear :)
    Annettibus |Irish Fashion, Beauty and Art blog.

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  20. I have this lipstick too and it's my second favourite!! I wear it all the time on nights out, and i'm the same having matte as my favourite then amplified :) xx

    emilyjaneosborne.blogspot.com

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  21. Beautiful colour nd it suits you so much! x

    Maddy from UNSTITCHEDD 

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  22. this looks lovely on you! Such a nice summery colour :) xx
    www.simplysarahlou.blogspot.com xx

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  23. I have this lipstick is gorgeous!

    Sophie
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  24. I need to get my hands on this! Looks lovely on you Megan. Congrats on passing your driving test!!! xxx

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  25. What a gorgeous colour, it looks amazing on you! I always reach for Ruby Woo and Lady Danger by MAC, they're my 'go to' shades :)

    Thanks for your lovely comment on my blog!

    Jo x
    www.woobered.com

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    1. Oooh I need them two shades! Thanks! xxx

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  26. I love this lipstick on you!! This has been one of my favorites to wear all summer!! it is so perfect!!
    xx

    http://the-astyle.blogspot.ca

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    1. Thanks gorgeous! Isn't it just?! xxx

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  27. Impassioned is definitely one of my favourite Mac shades. It looks gorgeous on you, inspired me to reach for mines a little more! xo

    Clothes, Shoes & Boys with Tattoos

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  28. The lipstick looks beautiful on you! I have the same one and it's definitely one of my favourites and I get complimented EVERY time I wear it. It's gorgeous!
    I also love 'Morange' by MAC - it's so lovely and summery and is the only orange lipstick that I've liked.
    LOVELY post :)
    Alice | Silent Noon

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  29. Congrats on passing your driving test beautiful!! I love the look of this lippie it's definitely on my to buy list and you look gorge as usual!

    xxx

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  30. It looks so nice on you! The colour is brilliant so possibly I am going to buy it. And congrats for your driving license!
    xo
    Anastasia
    Natbee'sFashion
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  31. You're so stunning it just isn't fair! This colour is gorgeous xx

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    1. D'awh don't be silly, thank you lovely xxx

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  32. pretty color!

    www.VictorDominique.blogspot.com

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  33. ooh, this lipstick looks amazing (:
    xx
    Natalie | Salt & Sail

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  34. "Impassioned" looks so vibrant and pretty, mine's got to be "rebel" - well done for passing your driving test! xx

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  35. I love bright pinks! I need this colour too. You look pretty.

    from Brigitte at // BreezeyBee Blog | BlogLovin'

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  36. I think this will be my next mac lipstick, ive always loved the look of it!x

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  37. Love this shade! I purchased it a few weeks ago and it's so gorgeous. Looks stunning on you :-)

    http://thestylechateau.blogspot.co.uk

    x

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  38. ah amazing review I just reviewed this too, i love it. I hope you can check out my beauty blog too xx
    UK Beauty Blogger

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  39. impassioned is such a good summer shade isnt it xxx

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  40. Looks gorgeous on you, its deffo on my to buy list now.

    Rumbielove.blogspot.com

    xx

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