Who doesn’t love juicy kissable hot pink lips? MAC’s Girl About Town lipstick ($14 – Amplified) is a favorite in my collection because it’s so “OH, HAYBOO!!” loud, yet very wearable and just downright gorgeous. I haven’t seen any skin-tone that can’t rock this color. MAC describes it as a “fabulous fuschia”, and that’s pretty damn accurate. It’s also listed under their “bestselling shades”, so that should tell you something. Just about everyone loves this and everyone can wear it. From the super light to the super dark, this is your shade!
The formula is very creamy and it has a nice sheen to it. Amplified’s are one my favorite lipstick formulas from MAC because they don’t dry out the lips as much as a Satin or Matte would. I always wear a balm before I apply my lipstick, but still, this is such a luscious and juicy color. Check it out…
One of my favorite ways to wear this pretty lipstick is to pair it with MAC’s Comet Blue Dazzleglass (discontinued, sadly…but lets pray they bring it back). You don’t have to wear a gloss with this lipstick if you don’t want to. As you can see, it’s got plenty of sheen to it, but I love to push the envelope with my lip colors and make them as snazzy as possible.
Sorry that last pic is so blurry (FAIL), but you should get the point lol. I recommend this shade for all skin-tones. I love this one, it’s another winner especially for my brown-skinned girls afraid of color. Time to step out of that “Neutral Box-o-Doom” and jazz up your sexy pout. This color is so vivid that you can lightly dab it on to completely tone it down if you’re not as comfortable wearing it as full-on as I am here. I found this shade to be pretty long-lasting, too. It really sets into the lips and stains them quite nicely, so you shouldn’t have to reapply every hour on the hour.
HOW DOES IT HOLD UP?
French Kiss Survival: 3/5 – this shade will be all over your lips and whoever you’re kissing, smeared and somewhat messy. If your S/O is anal about having your lipstick transfer all over him, don’t kiss them in this one…it’ll stain them up like nobody’s business.
Grandma Kiss Survival: 4/5 – a quick peck on the cheek will not remove this product from your lips, unless you’re giving someone a really hard, forceful grandma kiss. They may have a pink tinge on their cheek, but they should be able to easily wipe it away.
Eating Survival: 4.5/5 – unless you eat like the Tazmanian Devil, this should survive your meal for the most part. Some of it will fade, but you shouldn’t have to totally reapply it as if it was never there. This lipstick really sets in pretty well.
Work Appropriate? Maybe not full-on, but if you dabbed it lightly onto your lips it would be completely wearable for work.
Church Appropriate? No.
Availability: MAC Cosmetics