So, last week, I thought I was BRILLIANT. I went to Boots & left with just the deodorant I went in for. I walked out with my head held high. Straight into Brown Thomas, where I just wanted to see Up The Amp in person. Just a swatch on my hand convinced me that I had to have it, and €18 later, I can now wear purple lipstick while living off pasta & water 'til I get paid on Thursday.
Standard MAC packaging
Is it worth it? Well, the colour is gorgeous. Maybe I'm just a weirdo with a penchant for strange colours, but it's such a nice alternative to normal pink/nude/red lips. It's not an 'obvious' purple - There are pink tones so it's incredibly wearable. It's also nicely pigmented & goes on like a dream. The amplified cremesheen finish means it's not drying, & it's not actually that dramatic. It can be built up, used over lip liner, or covered with a lipgloss to make it ore intense but I quite like two coats of it, on its own.
Bare lips - Up The Amp
Its one downfall is lasting power. While not horrific by any means, it does fade quite quickly, depending on what you're doing. With eating, drinking, etc, you might get two hours wear time. Otherwise, going about as normal, around three hours seems to be the norm.
See, it's really not a very scary colour!
What do you think of Up The Amp? Any other lipsticks I should try out?