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REVIEW: MAC Amorous Lipstick


Review of MAC Amorous Lipstick

ISLM Contributor: Arshi 

I know I’ve been away again for a while and this scorching summer heat has turned me all the more lazy. Hope the summer heat is being kind with you all. It isn’t with us! On summer days like these, I usually don’t like to wear a lot of makeup on my oily face. Lipsticks come as a saviour during such times. Just dab on some color on your lips and you’re ready to go!

MAC Amorous Lipstick has been around since long and I have recently started loving it. I know this shade is considered more of a “fall-appropriate” shade but for me - I seriously don’t mind wearing it all round the year!


Price of MAC Amorous Lipstick

I got it for Rs.1190/- I’m still unsure of the current prices since there has been a lot of frequent price hikes.

Before getting this lipstick, I had read a lot of reviews of it and I was in two minds whether I should buy it or not. I’ve figured out that this color is a bit tricky to work with. Either people absolutely love this color or utterly hate it! I belong to the former category though!

MAC describes Amorous as lovestruck cranberry. To me, it appears as a deep purply-plum shade with hints of brown. The shade appears mauve-ish on lighter skin tones and makes them look a bit mature. But if you are NC42 or above, I bet you will definitely rock this gorgeous rosy plum shade! Also, the shade will appear different if your lips are not as pigmented as mine. I have crazily pigmented lips and Amorous looks absolutely stunning on me even if I have no makeup on my face!

MAC Amorous is a satin finish lipstick. It isn’t as smooth as the amplified finish but it doesn’t tug either like the retro matte ones. To put it simply, the finish is creamy matte. The staying power is impressive - it stays on straight for 4+ hours on me even surviving full-fledged meals. The formula is slightly drying but it doesn’t make your lips feel parched and I have not experienced any feathering or smudging with this color.

I had swatched MAC Captive at the store and Amorous and Captive looked quite similar on swatching. However on lips, Captive appears more pink than Amorous. So if you find Amorous a bit mature for your liking, then you should definitely check out Captive. I’d say it is a more subdued version of Amourous.

Overall Rating:

MAC Amorous is an amazing plum shade that looks a tad bit dull in the bullet but will look pretty on Indian skin tones especially if you’re dusky. I agree on the fact that the shade is ticklish to play around with and doesn’t work for all skin tones but it works excellently for warmer skin tones. I won’t call it as a ‘must-have’ shade but if you can carry plum/purple shades well then you can surely give this a try!


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