Good morning, readers! This week’s project is one I’m very excited to get off the ground — what swatch reference guide could be complete without an organized examination of MAC’s lipsticks?
We’ll start with Amplified Cremes. As the name suggests, these are quite pigmented and have a cream finish (shinier than the mattes, but no shimmer or sparkle). They are one of MAC’s more moisturizing options, which (combined with the pigmentation) makes them a frequent favorite. Amplified Creme’s most famous shades are Dubonnet, Cosmo, and Blankety.
All MAC lipsticks are $14 — and don’t throw away your empty tubes. MAC recycles its plastic and glass packaging, and when you bring 6 empty packaging items “Back to MAC,” they’ll trade you a free lipstick (any except Viva Glams, because those are for charity. If you recycle at a freestanding store, you have the additional option of choosing an eyeshadow or lipgloss).
At this time, Show Orchid, Full Fuchsia, Fusion Pink, Neon Orange, and Violetta are pro-only shades — but anyone can buy them, either by visiting a MAC Pro store, or by calling 1-800-387-6707 to order.
MAC Amplified Creme lipsticks: Amplified Cream, Girl About Town, Show Orchid, Chatterbox, Full Fuchsia, Full Fuschia, Impassioned, Fusion Pink, Neon Orange, Morange, Vegas Volt, Dubonnet, Up the Amp, Violetta, Cosmo, Fast Play, Brick-o-la, Brickola, Craving, Dark Side, Blankety, Half N Half