Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Product Review: MAC Impassioned Lipstick - Swatches and LOTD

Guest Post By Samannita Modak.

Review of Mac lipstick Impassioned

If you are passionate about lipstick then Mac impassioned is the one which should be in your kitty. And after an year of buying different pink and browns I was so tired of the monotonous shade that I was desperately looking for something bright but different shade apart from my usual pinks…[I own most of pinks in lipsticks :P ]

Price: - Rs.990/-

The packaging of the lipsticks is really simple and classy in black and silver case. The vanilla scent of the lipsticks, the bullet style of the lipstick, the silver twisting case and the black cap both with the name “mac” printed on it makes the only difference between the Mac and other brands in packaging.

Mac lipstick impassioned is from permanent line of amplified lipsticks. Mac describes Impassioned as a full-throttle fuchsia but on me it looks as a neon pink with a hint of coral in it. After using the matte and satin range of lipsticks I am now shifted to amplified one and impassioned belong to the same. Amplified lipsticks are famous for their long staying being creamy in texture. Impassioned is a bright shade which I think will suit mostly fair to medium skin tone people. Dusky beauties might washout in this shade. I was never into bright shades, throughout my life I was wearing either neutral browns or pink but this shade really give me the confidence to try out the other bright shades. The pigmentation is awesome , one swipe and you are done .The lipstick is quite creamy in texture so glides smoothly on lips without any tugging or pulling of lips. The lipstick although being creamy in texture but stays more than 5 hours on my lips. It fades slightly after heavy meals but leaves a nice pink stain on lips which I personally don’t like as it look little uneven on my lips so I prefer re-application of lipsticks after meal. Although the lipstick is creamy but it will not moistens your lips so one should go for a proper lip scrub before applying the lipsticks otherwise the dry lips will tend to cling the shade on lips making it look uneven. The lipsticks transfer a bit which is really annoying for me but the shade is so pretty that you can ignore this point of amplified lipsticks.

Okay so summing up ….

  • ·       Nice packaging.
  • ·       Nice shade suits mostly fair to medium skin tone.
  • ·       Cream in texture so not drying on lips.
  • ·       Stays near about 5 hours.
  • ·       Pigmented.
  • ·       Vanilla scent of the lipstick.

  • ·       Pricey.
  • ·       Hottest selling shade so might be out of stock most of time.
  • ·       Transfers to cups and glass.
  • ·       Fades after heavy meal.
  • ·       Leaves an uneven stain on lips after fading.

My rating: - 4/5

My recommendation:-  Well, I love the bright coral hint pink “impassioned” but before recommending it to anyone my suggestion is to try it in stores first before you think to buy as being bright shades it has tendency to washout out mostly. Otherwise it is a nice lipstick and a small tip before ending the post, if you really love the color and want to have it in your kitty but as it might washout then try to tone down the shade a bit by applying a nude lip liner first on your entire lips followed by the lipstick, I think it will help you a bit. :)

SBB Edit: The lipstick is definitely one of my favorite and I love the color personally. I also agree that it looks more neon & coral then a bright pink. Nonetheless it looks amazing on you Sam, you definitely know how to rock this shade xx Shivani

About the Guest Blogger:

Samannita Modak is the blogger,and here is the link to her blog.  Her blog is amazing, simple and to the point. Love her gorgeous LOTD's and FOTD's.  She is a very sweet, honest & caring person and one of my closest friends. Thanks for always having my back Sam and for all your love and support. Do check out her blog and follow her right now! Its an order! xx


  1. That shade looks v. good on Sam. I enjoy reading this blog and wish there were far more frequent posts!

    1. Awwww renu , i too love this blog a lot :) and shivani has amazing collection of makeup ... :) between thank you for ur comment :)

  2. lovely swatches…
    every time I go to the store I chicken out. hehehe

  3. I have this..its a pretty shade..n lip swatches are awesome. .great review :):)

    1. hehehehehhehe teju , i think we both hv same choices :P

  4. Nice review Sammanita. i looooooooooooooove this shade so much. :)

    1. Awww thank you sweetie :) the shade is indeed very pretty :)

  5. Wow di such a damn gorgeous shade, absolutely loved your cute lip expressions and hottest shade so might be out of stock line ;)

    1. Awwww u r so swt dear :) thank you but as i told earlier i love ur lip swatches more :P

  6. The shade looks Killer on you Dear :)

    1. i think it will look killer on you too coz u seems to be becoming beautiful day by day :)

  7. Its a pretty shade.. Nice review...

  8. Nice blog!
    If you want follow eatch other, tell me …

  9. Its a beautiful shade but i still haven't got the courage to wear a colour that's almost neon on my lips.