MAC Amplified Lipstick in Make Me Gorgeous Channels Potent Flamingo Power

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MAC Amplified Lipstick in Make Me Gorgeous

MAC Amplified Lipstick in Make Me Gorgeous ($16) from the new MAC Is Beauty collection

mac make me gorgeous like this birdALL FLAMINGOS, EVERYTHING!!

Not completely randomly, that’s how I feel about MAC Make Me Gorgeous Lipstick.


I will always and forever be, first and foremost, a crazy cat lady, but, I don’t know…I’ve been kinda feelin’ the flamingos lately.

I mean, they have those gorgeous pink and coral feathers, and that graceful swooping ‘S’ shape of their necks, and that pose where they stand on one leg for hours and hours.

Seriously, how do they even do that??

They also love the water, which I can totally identify with because I’m a true-blue water baby.

Do you think I might be a combo crazy cat/flamingo lady?

I wonder…

MAC Amplified Lipstick in Make Me Gorgeous

MAC Amplified Lipstick in Make Me Gorgeous

MAC’s intense coral-pink Amplified Lipstick in Make Me Gorgeous is my lipstick spirit animal, and if I were invited to migrate with a flock of flamingos while wearing this lipstick, I’d probably fit right in.

I’m so glad MAC decided to release the color in their Amplified formula! I think the Amplifieds are among the best of the best products available at MAC. If you want a bright, bold lipstick that applies smoothly and lasts all day long without drying out your lips, the Amplified formula is the way to go, and I think Make Me Gorgeous would belong in the Amplified Hall of Fame (if there were one) alongside Impassioned, Vegas Volt and Girl About Town. It’s just as creamy, smooth, punchy and vibrant.

Of course Make Me Gorgeous has MAC’s signature vanilla flavor and scent, which I quite like. I think it’s just subtle enough.

The formula feels a tad thick to me, but I certainly wouldn’t call it heavy or imposing — nothing like a matte — while the finish starts as a sheen but mellows out to a quiet stain.


This shade is so flexible! You can keep your look casual and fun with it, like by pairing it with a smudge of teal liner, and pink or coral cheeks, or go with something dressier, pairing it with a black liquid liner and falsies.

Ooh-la-la. 🙂

MAC Amplified Lipstick in Make Me Gorgeous

Wearing MAC Make Me Gorgeous on mah lips

Other products I’m wearing in this look…

  • MAC Eye Shadow in Bouffant
  • MAC Eye Shadow in Soft Brown (permanent)
  • MAC Eye Shadow in Saddle (permanent)
  • MAC Pro Longwear Fluidline in Lowlights
  • MAC Pro Longwear Fluidline in Siahi
  • MAC False Lashes mascara (permanent)
  • MAC Beauty Powder in Alpha Girl
  • MAC Lipstick in Make Me Gorgeous

PRICE: $26 (one of 2 Beauty Powders in the new MAC Is Beauty collection)
AVAILABILITY: Part of the new MAC Is Beauty collection, available online March 31, and coming to MAC counters and stores April 2, 2015 through May 14, 2015

Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,



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  1. Agata says:

    Very pretty color and I don’t have anything similar.

    Everyone is giving different dates for the online launch of this collection, I heard it’s supposed to launch online tomorrow…
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  2. Oh yes, now that is preeeetty! I love it. It’s definitely the kind of shade I’d wear.
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  3. Rachel R. says:

    I love this shade.

  4. Sandy says:

    Hi Karen, this looks so lovely on you. I love the lustre finishes and I am wondering if you will be swatching the other lipsticks in this collection, I am interested in Call the Hairdresser! Thanks so much.

  5. Tiffany says:

    This color looks wonderful on you!

  6. Majick says:

    Amplifieds are by far my FAVORITE of the MAC lippies. In fact most of the time if it isn’t amplified I won’t bite. I love how they are so pigmented and creamy without sliding all over the place. And last? absolutely!

    I really like this color but am thinking maybe I may have something else close. I will have to check for dupes.

    You look mAHvelous darlink!

  7. Suzanne C says:

    Oh my goodness, you and my mom with the flamingos! She keeps trying to convince me that we should have a lawn full of plastic flamingos, since we live in Florida. (Because plastic flamingos are native to Florida?) BTW, loving this bright, happy color- it looks fab on you.

  8. gio says:

    What a pretty shade! It looks great on you.
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  9. Carla N. says:

    I’m an official, card-carrying crazy cat lady, and I LOVE birds, too, so it happens.
    I just love “critters,” a la Ellie May Clampett.
    As for the lipstick, it’s a beautiful bright spring color, but probably more orange than NW15 I could wear successfully.
    Also, I won’t buy MAC anymore, since the Estee Lauder brands began testing on animals.
    I get my lipstick fixes elsewhere these days.
    I’m loving all of these bright shades I’m seeing lately!
    Maybe nude lips are on the way out, I hope I hope I hope I hope I hope I hope I hope I hope! 🙂

  10. I was struck by the beauty of the flamingos I saw in Chile until the guide started telling they stand there, at the same place and keep filtering their own poo in order to get their food.
    That quickly cooled down my love for the bird.
    The shade is very pretty tough.
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  11. Erin says:

    I was thinking it would be brighter on the lips. I like that it’s flexible without being muddy or muted!
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  12. Allison C says:

    I love the shade! You look gorgeous as always, Karen! I’m glad that it’s not over-the-top. With a name like Flamingo, I was thinking screaming bright 😉
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  13. Laarni says:

    Flamingos and cats? Why not? Hrhrhr.
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  14. The shade is such a gorgeous coral and suits you perfectly.. I love MAC Sating and Amplified finishes over others.. they are really easy on lips!
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  15. Ellen says:

    LOVE this shade! I have nothing like it…I have to have it! It looks stunning on you, Karen!

  16. Lulle says:

    I really want this lippie. It’s just the perfect color to feed my coral obsession! So the new launch date is March 31st? I thought it had just been pushed to March 30th.
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  17. Meagan says:

    Love this color on you! I really like your whole makeup look – perfect for spring and summer.
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  18. This is such a necessity for me it’s NOT a joke. I always base purchases on how it looks on you since I’m NW45 and you’re actually the closest to my shade out there who gets these le collections before launching! Thanks!

  19. kari says:

    The color looks so pretty..speaking of flamingos. ..have you seen gnomeo and juliet? There is an adorable garden flamimgo in the movie!

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