MAC Amplified Crème Lipstick Craving : Swatches, Review And LOTD

MAC Craving Lipstick Swatch Review

Hello Beauties,
It’s  MAC Madness Month on ETM and I decided to join in on the fun. I’m going to review my first and only MAC Lipstick i.e MAC Craving Lipstick from my kitty. Since this is my first MAC lipstick it holds a very special place in my heart. I only have Jyo and ETM to thank for this as I won it in ETM’s giveaway.

Price: Rs 990/-

Quantity: 3gms



MAC lipsticks come in a black bullet casing which looks very classy and sleek. It has the shade name mentioned on the bottom. Identification of the shades can be a problem (unless you’re a MAC fanatic and can recall shades by their names) since these aren’t color coded.

MAC Craving Lipstick Shade:

I chose the shade Craving as it is one of the most cult and most raved about shades in the blogosphere. MAC describes it as a burst of plum. I would say it is a bright plummy pink which will flatter all skin tones. This will be THE perfect shade for winters. If you want to experiment with plums I believe this will be the safest option to start off with. Like all MAC lipsticks this too has the beautiful vanilla scent that totally uplifts my mood and makes me yearn for a dessert.

Texture & Finish of MAC Craving Lipstick:

Oh the texture.! Now I know why MAC lippies are so raved about. It is like butter and glides like a dream on the lips. It feels so soft and comfortable on the lips. Being an Amplified Crème finish it has a creamy texture and gives a glossy finish. It does not settle into fine lines and adequately moisturizes even the driest of lips!


Pigmentation & Staying Power of MAC Craving Lipstick:

The lipstick is intensely pigmented and even a single swipe gives an opaque finish. I usually blot it as I cannot wear it to its full intensity but those with pigmented lips will love the coverage it provides!

Being an amplified finish it does not exactly last as long as MAC’s matte finishes yet it does last a good amount of time. It stays put for about 4 hours depending upon the amount I drink and eat. It leaves a soft pink stain behind and fades evenly.

MAC Craving Lipstick Swatch!


The price is a bit on the higher side but you do get a really high quality product which is the best in terms of texture, pigmentation and staying power. I would totally splurge on these once I start wearing lipsticks more regularly.
MAC Craving Lipstick on my lips!


Pros of MAC Craving Lipstick:

  • A bright plummy pink shade that will suits all complexions
  • Has a silky smooth texture and glides well on the lips
  • Adequately moisturizes the lips and does not settle into fine lines
  • Intensely pigmented and easily covers pigmentation of lips
  • Decent staying Power

Cons of MAC Craving Lipstick:

  • Can be pricey for some!
Rating: 5/5
My recommendation: Craving is a beautiful plummy pink and one of the safest options to wear when you’re in doubt. It has an amazing texture, intensely pigmented and good staying power. Highly recommended!

ETM Edit* Beautiful lip swatches Lee. Loved it on you. It definitely looks a lot better than MAC Amorous even though both are from the same color family.

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