Thursday, 24 November 2011

30 Days of Lipstick, Day 14: MAC Amplified Creme Lipstick in Chatterbox

Ok, so I'm slowly catching up with my lipstick reviews. For those who have been following this series, thanks for being patient :)

Day 14 was last Monday and, because I like to start the week off on a cheery note, I chose a bubbly pink lipstick to perk things up. This lipstick of choice was MAC's Amplified Creme Lipstick in Chatterbox. MAC describes the shade as "a bright red-pink", but I would label it more as a girly bubblegum pink. I find it to be a fairly neutral to slightly cool-toned pink that packs more of a punch than a nude shade, but is more subdued than a fuchsia or hot pink. Some describe it as a "Barbie pink", but I'd like to think it's slightly more sophisticated than that :) But I guess that's up to you to judge!

Here is a picture of it in the tube:

MAC Amplified Creme Lipstick in Chatterbox

And a swatch of it on my arm:

MAC Chatterbox Lipstick swatched on my arm (MAC NC15 skin tone)

Being an Amplified Creme finish, Chatterbox offers high colour pigmentation and a creamy satin (not too matte, not too glossy) finish. It makes me feel simultaneously girly and polished, which is not always easy to do!

And here are a few pictures of me wearing Chatterbox. I seemed to have been making a plethora of dorky faces that day, but hopefully you still get a gist of what the colour and texture are like:

Me wearing MAC Chatterbox Lipstick

The Verdict

  • Unique shade that is fun and girly!
  • As with the other MAC lipsticks I've reviewed, the quality is great for the price!
  • Great colour pigmentation
  • Even though this is not a hot pink or fuchsia, this may still be too bright of a shade for some
  • This has a slight tendency to dry out my lips

Overall, Chatterbox is a shade that I reach for when a nude pink would be too subtle and a hot pink would be too much in the context of the rest of my makeup. Plus, it's a fun go-to when I'm feeling girly and cheery. Barbie-like or not (you decide), it's a feel-good shade that will get you noticed! :)

Thanks for reading!


  1. Love this on you -- it's especially nice with that cute yellow shirt and the white (or light gold?) highlighter around your eyes.

  2. Thanks! That yellow sweater is one of my faves (from Joe Fresh!) and the highlighter I'm wearing is Bare Escentuals Queen Phyllis Glimmer (a loose powder shadow). I wear it on my browbone and on the inner corners of my eye nearly every day :)

  3. U look lovely. Loving your entire makeup. I hav chatterbox too and I wouldn't describe it as a barbie pink either. It has this nice reddish-yellow tint to it that barbie pinks don't have. Love love love it. Rockin it right now ;)

  4. Thanks so much for your kind compliments, and for checking out my blog! Always nice to hear from someone who's loving the same products I am :)


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