MAC Speed Up, A for Attitude, What’s Going On Vamplify Lipglosses Reviews, Photos, Swatches

MAC Speed Up Vamplify Lipgloss
MAC Speed Up Vamplify Lipgloss

MAC Speed Up Vamplify Lipgloss ($20.00 for 0.16 fl. oz.) is described as a “bubblegum pink.” It’s a light-medium pink with cool, blue undertones and a creamy, glossy finish. It had good pigmentation, though it wasn’t fully opaque, that applied evenly but had a tendency to emphasize lip lines. I noticed some of the gloss settled more noticeably as it wore on (after about two hours), but it wasn’t the worst I’ve seen–probably one of the better-wearing and -looking light pinks from MAC in gloss-form in awhile. This shade wore well for four hours on me and was lightly hydrating. MAC Patentpink (P, $20.00) is lighter (95% similar). NYX Merengue (P, $5.00) is lighter (95% similar). MAC Sweet as Pie (LE, $17.50) is darker (95% similar). MAC Pure Silliness (LE, $17.50) is brighter (95% similar). MAC Carousel (LE, $17.50) is more shimmery (95% similar). LORAC Pastry Chef (LE, $17.00) is more shimmery, less pigmented (90% similar). MAC Pink Nouveau (P, $17.50) is darker (90% similar). MAC Pure Fiction (LE, $17.50) is more muted (90% similar). MAC Long Love Love (DC, $19.50) is cooler (90% similar). MAC Snob (P, $17.50) is more muted (90% similar). MAC Going Casual (LE, $20.00) is more muted (90% similar). Urban Decay Obsessed (DC, $26.00) is lighter, brighter, warmer (85% similar). MAC Saint Germain (P, $17.50) is lighter, cooler (85% similar). MAC Constant Craving (P, $24.00) is darker (85% similar). Anastasia Dusty Lilac (-, $16.00) is darker (80% similar). MAC Berry Behaviour (LE, $17.50) is darker, more muted (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

MAC A for Attitude Vamplify Lipgloss ($20.00 for 0.16 fl. oz.) is described as a “hot pink.” It’s a brightened, medium fuchsia pink with cool, blue undertones and a creamy, glossy finish. It had mostly opaque color payoff that went on fairly evenly, though there were very slight lines if I pressed my lips together–the more neon quality to it helped to make these lines harder to see at a normal viewing distance. On me, it was lightly hydrating over the five hours it lasted. NYX Funnel Delight (P, $5.99) is lighter, brighter (95% similar). Anastasia Dollhouse (-, $16.00) is lighter, brighter (95% similar). MAC Love Buzz (LE, $20.00) is darker, more muted (90% similar). Revlon HD Tourmaline (510) (P, $8.99) is cooler (90% similar). Urban Decay Savage (P, $20.00) is more muted (90% similar). Jouer Beverly (P, $17.00) is more muted (90% similar). Urban Decay Crush (P, $19.00) is darker, cooler (90% similar). NARS Love Me Do (P, $26.00) is more muted, warmer (90% similar). NYX Sugar Cookie (P, $5.00) is lighter (90% similar). YSL Explicit Pink (405) (P, $36.00) is more muted (90% similar). MAC Candy Yum Yum (P, $10.00) is lighter (90% similar). MAC Silly (LE, $17.50) is lighter (90% similar). MAC Style Packed (LE, $17.50) is darker, more muted (90% similar). MAC Unlimited Style (LE, $17.50) is more shimmery, lighter, more muted (85% similar). MAC Raspberry Pavlova (LE, $17.50) is more shimmery, darker, more muted (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

MAC What’s Going On Vamplify Lipgloss ($20.00 for 0.16 fl. oz.) is described as a “hot intense fuchsia.” It’s a bold, brightened, medium-dark deep pink with fuchsia shimmer and a glossy finish. It had mostly opaque pigmentation that applied very smoothly and evenly. If you have naturally darker lips, I could see this going on a bit more muted or deeper as a result, since there is some visible lip color coming through. It wore well for five hours and was moderately hydrating while worn. Sephora Ultra Violet (18) (P, $12.00) is lighter (95% similar). Burberry Pink Sweet Pea (LE, $29.00) is more muted (95% similar). MAC Viva Glam Taraji P. Henson (LE, $17.50) is darker, more muted (90% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty Whip It (304) (P, $28.00) is warmer (90% similar). Too Faced Totally Smashed (P, $20.00) is more muted (90% similar). Maybelline Sassy (P, $7.99) is less shimmery (90% similar). Estee Lauder Violet Rain (LE, $22.50) is more shimmery (90% similar). Dior Soho (888) (P, $35.00) is less shimmery, lighter, warmer (90% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty Not Sorry (378) (P, $28.00) is less shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty Boom Boom (210) (DC, $28.00) is lighter (90% similar). Colour Pop Kink (LE, $6.00) is lighter, less pigmented (90% similar). Urban Decay Big Bang (DC, $26.00) is warmer (90% similar). Revlon Adorned (P, $7.49) is lighter, brighter (90% similar). NARS Off Limits (LE, $26.00) is more muted, cooler (85% similar). Milani Flashy (DC, $6.49) is more shimmery, darker (85% similar). Revlon HD Pink Ruby (515) (P, $8.99) is brighter, warmer (85% similar). MAC Treasure Beach (LE, $17.50) is lighter (85% similar). MAC Bracelets Galore (LE, $17.50) is more shimmery, more muted, warmer (85% similar). Fenty Beauty Plutonic Relationship (LE, $19.00) is darker, more muted (85% similar). Anastasia Electro (-, $16.00) is darker, more muted (80% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

FORMULA SUMMARY | MAC Vamplify Lipgloss ($20.00 for 0.16 fl. oz.) is supposed to have intense, vivid color paired with a moisturizing, glossy, long-wearing formula. Some shades are very pigmented while others are semi-opaque, and some shades apply evenly while others are more streaky. They have a light-medium thick consistency that’s not heavy or goopy, but it’s not really thin; however, they’re really smooth and creamy, so they feel nice on. There’s no tackiness initially, and it feels a lot like lip balm to me–soft, smooth, and my lips felt supple. I find they develop light to moderate tackiness as they wear on. They wear anywhere from three to five hours and are lightly to moderately hydrating over time. The formula has strong, vanilla scent (stronger than their lipsticks; I can smell it for a bit even when it is applied, not just in the tube) but no discernible taste.

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MAC Speed Up Vamplify Lipgloss
MAC Speed Up Vamplify Lipgloss

MAC Speed Up Vamplify Lipgloss
MAC Speed Up Vamplify Lipgloss

MAC Speed Up Vamplify Lipgloss
MAC Speed Up Vamplify Lipgloss

MAC Speed Up Vamplify Lipgloss
MAC Speed Up Vamplify Lipgloss

MAC Speed Up Vamplify Lipgloss
MAC Speed Up Vamplify Lipgloss

MAC Speed Up Vamplify Lipgloss
MAC Speed Up Vamplify Lipgloss

MAC A for Attitude Vamplify Lipgloss
MAC A for Attitude Vamplify Lipgloss

MAC A for Attitude Vamplify Lipgloss
MAC A for Attitude Vamplify Lipgloss

MAC A for Attitude Vamplify Lipgloss
MAC A for Attitude Vamplify Lipgloss

MAC A for Attitude Vamplify Lipgloss
MAC A for Attitude Vamplify Lipgloss

MAC A for Attitude Vamplify Lipgloss
MAC A for Attitude Vamplify Lipgloss

MAC A for Attitude Vamplify Lipgloss
MAC A for Attitude Vamplify Lipgloss

MAC What's Going On Vamplify Lipgloss
MAC What’s Going On Vamplify Lipgloss

MAC What's Going On Vamplify Lipgloss
MAC What’s Going On Vamplify Lipgloss

MAC What's Going On Vamplify Lipgloss
MAC What’s Going On Vamplify Lipgloss

MAC What's Going On Vamplify Lipgloss
MAC What’s Going On Vamplify Lipgloss

MAC What's Going On Vamplify Lipgloss
MAC What’s Going On Vamplify Lipgloss

MAC What's Going On Vamplify Lipgloss
MAC What’s Going On Vamplify Lipgloss

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MAC Vamplify Lipgloss $20.00/0.16 OZ.
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Makeup Look

On face:
  • Guerlain Parure Gold
  • Urban Decay Naked Loose Setting Powder
  • ColourPop Parasol Super Shock Cheek
On eyes:
  • Giorgio Armani #9 Eye Tint
  • Giorgio Armani #7 Eye Tint
  • Sephora Baby Doll Eyeliner
  • Sephora Flirting Game Eyeliner

About the Reviewer

Reviewer

Christine has normal-to-dry skin with areas of dryness (cheeks, nose, and under the eyes). She has a light-medium skintone with subtle, warmer yellow undertones. Her best foundation matches include: Tarte Rainforest of the Sea in Light-Medium Neutral (best match), Estee Lauder Double Wear Stay-in-Place Makeup in Desert Beige 2N1, Giorgio Armani Maestro Glow in 4.0, Hourglass Warm Ivory Vanish Seamless Finish, Laura Mercier Candleglow Soft Luminous in Dusk, MAC NC20/NC25, Make Up For Ever Ultra HD Liquid in Y305 (140). For more matches, please read our full Foundation FAQ. For more information on our review process, please read our Review FAQ.

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Well, of course I LOVE What’s Going On; I already have Revlon HD Pink Ruby! But A For Attitude and Speed Up both look pretty darn good, too. Fairly impressed by the coverage that Speed Up is giving!

I’m honestly so surprised that with all these matte liquid lipsticks EVERYONE is doing, MAC still hasn’t jumped on the trend. They are “supposed to be” a trendy brand after all… I’m not saying I NEED or WANT another liquid matte lipstick! LOL! I just find it kind of odd and funny… then again… are ANY of the Lauder companies doing liquid mattes right now???

They were meant to have liquid lipsticks coming out this year, but apparently the formula was a bit of a disaster and they’ve been shelved for now.

Oh my! What’s Going On is sooo cool, looks great on you, Christine!! I love pinks with a violet/blue shimmer tint, they look just awful on my skintone though.

Wow, I love shiny, pigmented glosses, and these deliver! I have Revlon HD Pink Ruby, so I’m covered. What’s Going On totally reminds me of it

When I saw these yesterday in your sneak peek, they looked pretty good! I just bought a Urban Decay Revolution Lipgloss but he hasn’t arrived yet. Do you think they are similar in texture and pigmentation? Is there one you prefer over the other?

Oh, that’s tough! I think UD’s are a bit thinner overall, so they are more lightweight. They’re comparable in general pigmentation/wear!

I’m going to get What’s Going On, I love it! A for Attitude isn’t bad either, but it doesn’t feel like a must. Colours like What’s Going On aslways makes my heart run a bit faster, I really like bold, fuchsia pinks. I also don’t have anything mentioned on the dupe list, so it is a must one for me.

Wow, I love What’s Going On! Do you have dupes available for lipsticks? All the possible dupes are for glosses, and I would really like to find a similar color with the blue/purple shift in a lipstick.

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