Can My Lips Get Any More Neon? Apparently So with MAC Impassioned Lipstick.

I heard my heart go pitter patter yesterday at the MAC counter.  I went in to buy Girl About Town, which has been on my wish list for a very very long time.  But after realizing that it looks exactly like my shu uemura Rouge Unlimited PK376 lipstick, I just couldn’t bring myself to buy it.  I had a couple other shades in mind that I wanted to try, and ultimately came home with MAC Impassioned ($17.50). 🙂

MAC Impassioned Lipstick

MAC Impassioned is the brightest lipstick I now own.  It is a bright pink with an orange tinge.  Such a unique and bold colour requires a little bit of planning with the rest of your makeup.  You certainly don’t want anything else to compete with your lips.  The only thing that’s problematic about this lipstick is the formula.  It’s an amplified cream, which means it goes on opaque but it sucks the moisture out of my lips within hours.  I suggest prepping with a good lip balm.

MAC Impassioned Lipstick

MAC Impassioned Lipstick Swatch

Get the Look

For the face, make sure any redness is taken away with foundation (FACE atelier Ultra Foundation in #6 Honey) and/or concealer (theBalm TimeBalm in Medium).  A nice and even base is a must.

For the eyes, the first step is to define the brows (MAC Brun). Stick to neutral eyeshadows. Apply a peachy beige (MAC Arena) all over the lid, and a warm matte brown (MAC Soft Brown) in the crease. Highlight the brow bone and inner corners (Chanel White Pearl from Ombres Perlees palette).  Line the top lash line with a gel liner (MAC Blacktrack) or liquid liner, adding a small flick on the outer corners.  Some people refer to this as the kitten eye.

“Did somebody say kitten eye?”

Finish off the eyes with lots of mascara (Rimmel Glam’Eyes mascara) to both top and bottom lashes.

For the cheeks, warm up the apples of the cheeks with a peachy brown (MAC Cantaloupe).  Highlight the top of the cheekbones with a shimmery white gold (Chanel White Pearl from Ombres Perlees palette).

For the lips, apply MAC Impassioned lipstick straight from the tube for crisp, full colour.

Wearing MAC Impassioned Lipstick

How Would You Wear MAC Impassioned Lipstick?

Would you wear it any other way? Let me know in the comments! 🙂

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  • Love it! I agree it is a bit drying. I do find I don’t wear it often because it’s so bright — even for me.

    • LOL yes. I gotta “bring it” x 1000000 to wear this shade. It’s neon.

  • Wow, it looks amazing on you! Great swatch (as always), thanks!

    • You’re welcome Gaby! Do you rock shades this bright? It’s bordering on too much for me. But I love it.

  • you look amazing! I really want this lipstick too! i think i just may pick it up this weekend.

    • It would look gorgeous on your skin tone! 😀 Show us photos if you do pick it up, will ya?

  • LOVE the fringe! i think i might rock a bright lip today. you’ve inspired me 🙂

    • Woohoo! Which one are you going to wear Dani?

  • Yay! You look gorgeous in it! This is one of my faves. I want to get Girl About Town or Morange next!

    • Girl About Town is an absolute must. Oh, Morange is gorgeous. It is almost like Neon Orange.

      The next one I have my eyes on is Lady Danger. Matte red orange. Hawt.

  • Absolutely gorgeous!! You make me want bright lips so bad =)

    • You don’t wear bright lips? AT ALL? You absolutely must wear bright lips! 😀 A stain is the way to go for beginners.

  • You pull off bright lippies so well! This is making me want to pull out my bright pink lipstick, and march out the door singing…or something. Too bad about the formula, but I think the shade makes up for it xD

    • You should! I will support you if you start singing out the door, 100%! 😛

  • Your cat is almost identical to mine!!! Seriously, the little white spot…the big round eyes…only difference is that my little guy is long haired.
    Impassioned looks awesome BTW!

    • Oh yay kitty! 😀 Do you have photos?

  • This looks so gorgeous on you. I love love love bold lips too and you’ve paired it with the perfect neutral eye.

    Kitty is so cute!

  • Oh, this is funny! I went to MAC yesterday and thought I wanted Impassioned after seeing it in the display, but it clashed with my new hair colour a bit and the girl ended up totally selling me on Girl About Town!

    • Haha! Oh yes, I can see why Impassioned would clash with your hair. It’d work with your old colour though. 🙂 Enjoy Girl About Town; love that lipstick!

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