For years I used to pay more attention to my eyes when applying makeup, and my lips would usually get neglected with no lip colour applied, or I wear a nude lipstick and play it safe. Naturally my lips have no colour, so I was always scared to experiment, and when I did actually try to apply colour, I would get rid of it straight away because I just didnt think it looked right because I just wasnt used to it.
Its only been since the end of last year that I've started to be a little bolder with my lip colour, and started off wearing Elf's Matte Lip Colour in Tea Rose (see post), and I've even recently started wearing red on nights out (this might seem like no big deal to a lot of people, but red is notoriously hard to pull off if you don't know what shade to choose, and I was pretty much terrified of wearing it).
The first truly bold colour lip colour I bought was Up The Amp by MAC at the beginning of the year, and I still absolutely love it! So I figured I'd review it, even though I'm sure this lipstick is definitely not short on reviews!
I love this lipstick because it is so versatile, and can be applied lightly for a more subtle look during the day, or if you're trying to ease yourself into wearing brighter lipsticks.
This is definitely the lipstick that broke me out of the nudes, and helped me be a lot braver colour-wise.
And its a fantastic colour when applied normally, or with a heavy hand.
Below the swatches on my hands are applied heavily to give you a proper idea of its colour.
I love lipsticks with blue undertones too, as they suit my skin tone better, so this is a winner for me. Blue undertones also help to make your teeth appear even whiter, so that's a definite bonus too! This is such a versatile colour that can be worn day or night.
Its great on a lot of skin tones too, as it suits my pale skin, and it would definitely suit darker skin too.
-Though I'd be careful if your skin has an orange tint to it, as this colour may look a bit harshIt obviously has that infamous scent all MAC lipsticks have (which I LOVE), and the texture of it is pretty much spot on to what I look for in a lipstick.
As you can see I cant really fault this lipstick, but I thought I'd share it with you as it was such a big influence for me in becoming braver with colour, and I'm sure I'm not the only one who's been too scared to go anywhere near lip colour.