Sunday, 22 July 2012

Mac lipstick in Impassioned- Swatches and dupe

Mac 'Impassioned'
This gorgeous shade is described as an amped-up fuchsia on the mac website. I adore this shade as it is so bright and vibrant. Due to it's Amplified finish it lasts ridiculously long. I've found that this colour literally stains my lips, I can put it on before a night out, it won't budge at all and in the morning I will have a stain of this colour on my lips. Below is a swatch:

Before I purchased Impassioned, I bought Max Factor Bewitching Coral. After a few swatches of this against Mac's Impassioned I've realised it is practically the same shade. Mac's Impassioned retails at £14 and Max Factor's Bewitching Coral retails at £7.99.

From top-bottom:
swatch 1- Max Factor's Bewitching Coral swatched heavily
swatch 2- Max Factor's Bewitching Coral swatched lightly
 swatch 3- Mac's Impassioned swatched heavily
swatch 4- Mac's Impassioned swatched lightly

As you can probably tell from the swatches above, there isn't much difference between the two lipsticks shade-wise. Although the formulation of the Max Factor lipstick isn't as nice as the Mac's amplified finish, it is still a lovely lipstick. I probably wouldn't buy the Mac one again, I would go for the Max Factor dupe as it is a cheaper alternative. Personally, I don't really see much difference between the formulation although the mac lipstick tends to last an hour or so longer. 


  1. wow. the colours looks very nice. i love mac lipsticks <3 now i am a new follower :))


    1. They look lovely on most skin tones- absolutely beautiful easy to wear shade! Thankyou :) x

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  3. Just discovered your blog and really like it :) Am following! Such a good spot of a dupe! I was thinking about getting Impassioned, but I'll definitely check out the maxfactor one after seeing this! Thanks! Nx

    1. Aww thankyou so much:) yeah definitely check it out, I think it's such a good match! I'll check your blog out right now lovely:) xx

  4. Impassioned is one of my FAVORITE lipstick shades ever! such a great color, I always get compliments on it =) love your blog, here's my makeup blog if you're interested!

    1. Me too, it's a gorgeous colour and if I'm stuck on which lipstick to go it always ends up being this one! Thankyou:) Just had a little look and followed xx

  5. I've been really wanting macs impassioned, but not sure if I can justify the money for a colour I'm not going to wear everyday, thanks for the dupe! Xx

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    1. I do love it for a night out! I'm yet to pull off wearing it in the day though haha xxx

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