MAC amplified creme lipstick – double shot

I’m not going to lie, I think my mum is actually becoming as bad as me for buying lipsticks, although I have really tried to be good lately! I always drag her along to the MAC counter with me and before I know it she is getting a cheeky new lipstick too. This is one of her lipsticks but it looks so nice I thought I would borrow it for myself! 
I wouldn’t normally go for a brown or nude lipstick for myself, there is just something about a pink or a red that I seem to just sway towards those shades, but this shade looked so nice I thought I would test it out.
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Double Shot is a lovely mocha/chocolate brown. It is the closest shade to a bar of cadbury chocolate that I have ever seen in my life, to the point it actually looks good enough to eat! *mind starts to wonder towards the heaven that is cadbury land* Anyway back to the lipstick, the brown itself is a true creamy nude brown with no pink tones to it at all. Perfect if you are looking for a solid brown shade.

The texture of this lipstick is very creamy and not very drying which is a godsend if you have dry lips like me. The colour is extremely pigmented and comes across as near enough opaque on first application. The whole finish is very similar to a cremesheen finish, in terms of how it feels on the lips. Although it is a lot more opaque so doesn’t really need to be layered up as much as a cremesheen seems to.

Like other MAC lipsticks it has a slight chocolatey smell in the bullet, which really didn’t help my craving of chocolate! Like I said this isn’t a shade I would normally go for, I have to admit that it is slightly growing on me and I may be stealing it from my mum more often than she thinks!

As far as I am aware this is part of the permanent range of MAC lipsticks, so you shouldn’t have too much trouble getting your hands on one if you wanted! 

You can pick up Double Shot from Selfridges here.




  1. August 19, 2013 / 7:37 pm

    I would never ever pick this out if i was to go into mac to buy a new lipstick, but it actually suprisingly looks nice on you!

    Lovely blog, would love you to follow mine back.

    Frankie xXx

    • August 20, 2013 / 10:01 pm

      Awww thankyou! Thats why I stole it from my mum, she always seems to pick browns out so thought I would test it!

    • August 20, 2013 / 10:02 pm

      I do too, although it is surprisingly nice for a brown!

    • August 20, 2013 / 10:05 pm

      Thankyou lovely!
      Thanks for your kind words about rosacea too! I think my biggest problem is the sun.

  2. December 28, 2013 / 3:51 am

    This looks like it'll be a pretty interesting nude for my skin tone! It looks lovely on you! 🙂


    • December 29, 2013 / 3:58 pm

      Thankyou! Definitely, it's worth a try if you like a bit of a darker nude! 🙂

  3. March 30, 2014 / 3:33 am

    oh no, I'm allergic to amplified and luster finishes =( do you know any other mac dupe for the same solid brown?

    • April 7, 2014 / 8:41 pm

      Aww its such a shame that you're allergic. I don't normally opt for brown shades but Temptalia have a good dupe list so it's worth checking them out 🙂

    • April 9, 2014 / 4:36 am

      I'll check that out then =) Thanks, Em!

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