07/03/2012

Violetta!!!


Yep, that's right-
yet another Mac lipstick I've been longing for the longest time ever!

I cannot describe to you my excitement when Ι opened the little Mac goodie bag my sister got for my birthday, to find out a small Strobe Cream and a lipstick box that read "Amplified" on the front: I knew it, I knew it was Violetta!
https://twitter.com/#!/cbsg5861/status/175894826108207104/photo/1


Violetta has actually a strange consistency for an Amplified lipstick: there's a significant amount of violet shimmer running through it, which makes for a shinier 3-d swatch than say, Vegas Volt or Impassioned. Colour-wise, it's not that scary as it shows in the bullet; in my best description, Violetta swatches as a violet purple with some fucshia undertones:


Yet again, my camera picked out all the blueness in Violetta! @%#$&!!!
However, the true beauty of this lipstick lies in its versatility: when dabbed lightly on the lips, you get a fuchsia/violet stain- and then with a heavier application, there's your purple goodness! Also, due to the shimmer that flashes back on flash photography, applying some lipgloss on top makes everything more even:


FIY, one of the reasons I desperately wanted to get Violetta was to start wearing this dark purple lipgloss! It was a YSL gift around Christmas; I tried wearing it alone or on top of Creme d'Nude- nothing worked...


    Swatch of the YSL lipgloss on the left

So, what do you think of Violetta?
Would you wear a purple lipstick?

Evi   xx

44 comments:

  1. Gorgeous!!
    Τι καλη αδερφη..!

    Φυσικα κ θα φορουσα μωβ κραγιον. Ειλικρινα πιστευω οτι μπορω να φορεσω οποιοδηποτε χρωμα,λατρευω να πειραματιζομαι με το χρωμα στο κραγιον..

    Δεν σου εχω πει οτι λατρευω τον ''νεο χωρο'',τελειος!

    xxx

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    1. Thank you darling! Ε, αρκετά πια με το cbsg... Κι εγώ μια από τα ίδια, μπορώ να φορέσω οποιοδήποτε κραγιόν! Οκ, εκτός από μπλε ή πράσινο ;)
      xx

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  2. Teliooooooo !!!!!!!!!!!!

    mono sthn Ermou diathesimo e? hmm gia thessaloniki ksereis tpt?

    latrevw ta mwv exw to up the amp kai den mporw n to apoxwristo !!!

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    1. Χμμμ, αν υπάρχει Mac στη Θεσσαλονίκη που μαζί με τη regular συλλογή έχει κι επαγγελματικά (π.χ. acrylic paints, chromacakes), τότε ναι, θα το βρεις το Violetta!
      xx

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  3. φανταστικό το κραγιον!!

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    1. Δεν είναι πανέμορφο; Χαίρομαι που σου αρέσει!

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  4. Woooow Amazing colour!!!!
    This is really amazing colour I have rocked in a long time after the Respect Video from Letoya, and i think its time i use it again!!

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    1. Oh I need to see that video! Can't find it on Youtube :(
      Could you give me the link, sweetie? Thank you!
      Mwah xx

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  5. Πραγματικά υπέροχο!
    Πολύ ιδιαίτερο χρώμα...

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    1. Είναι ιδιαίτερο, όπως το λες! Ευτυχώς δεν έχει φύγει ακόμα από τη μόδα ;)
      xx

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    1. Oh I'm glad you like it, Bee!
      xx

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  7. wow....this actually looks amazing!!! I always though violet/purply colors look amazing and chic on brunettes! p.s. I just got Vegas volt a few hours ago ...i've been wanting to get it since your review on it, but i thought i'd let the winter pass buy, and then get it........apparently the first trully warm day of spring (today), was my weak excuse :)

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    1. Haha, I can't blame you darling! Whenever I want sth really bad, sometimes I don't wait for an excuse! Vegas Volt screams summer- anything that departs from gloomy, chilly winter is more than welcome! We need some sunshine, dammit! lol
      xx

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  8. hmm i'm not a bright lipstick girl. i prefer nude or light lips and a smokey eyes make up! violetta is so nice with the ysl lipgloss on top.

    btw, happy birthday to you! :)
    could you write a review for strobe cream after using it? it is on my wishlist for so long time but sth is holding me from buying it.

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    1. Thank you sweetie!
      Oh I'll definitely do a proper review on Strobe cream, I'm curious to see if it lives up to the hype!
      xx

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  9. Υπέροχοοο!!μεγειά!!Αγόρασα και εγώ τις προάλλες το up the amp (αρκετά ευκολοφόρετο) !το violetta δεν ηταν διαθέσιμο εκεί που πήγα,ασε που λόγω του 25% γινότανε χαμός!Μη σου πώ ότι το κραγιονάκι το πέτυχα στο χέρι άλλης πελάτισσας και και την είχα πάρει από κοντά να δω που θα παρατήσει το tester!με το γκλος σου πάει ακόμα πιο πολύ!!

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    1. Χαχα, ναι επικρατεί πανικός όταν έχει το 25%! Άστα, δε γίνεται να πας εκείνες τις μέρες και να χαζέψεις, δε χωράς με τόσο κόσμο! Με γειες για το Up the Amp- ήμουν μεταξύ των δυο αλλά με κέρδισε τελικά το Violetta!
      xx

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  10. Είναι απλά υπέροχο και σου παει καταπληκτικά!!!!

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  11. me geia. panemorfo. ena swatch ksexoristo kai apo to gloss?
    kai vevea forao mov, isos omos perissotero to xeimona. to forao kapos etsi - me nude face. http://mac-cosmetics.livejournal.com/35859837.html

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    1. Updated! Κοίτα παραπάνω ;)
      Σε μένα τραβάει κι άλλο μακιγιάζ στα μάτια, δυστυχώς δε μπορώ να το φορέσω έτσι με nude face! Αυτά είναι τα "καλά" με τα καστανά μάτια...
      xx

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  12. So pretty! Perfect color for Spring/Summer! Love it.

    PS. We’ve a giveaway to Number A on our blog! Check it out if you’d like! :)

    ox from NYC!
    davie+erica

    LPFashionPhilosophy

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    1. Glad you like it! It's gonna look so great with a tan ;)

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  13. KaPow!!! Now, that's real colour!!! Super intense effect!!!!
    I have to admit though, the YSL lipgloss is screaming my name, I'd love to layer it over a deep red lipstick!!!!

    xx

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    1. Oh! I never thought of layering it on top of a red lipstick, that makes sense! Hmmm, now I have to see whether it looks good on top of Russian Red!
      xx

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  14. Absolutely ADORE this on you! I'd totally wear it, I love bold lips and I particularly like it with the gloss on top xxx

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    1. Yeah, it looks much better with the gloss on top! I love wearing bold lips ;)
      xx

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  15. Ti fantastiko ! latreuw t skoura xrwmata! <3

    kisses
    fashionsugarbubbles.blogspot.com

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    1. Και ξέρεις, το συγκεκριμένο φοριέται χειμώνα-καλοκαίρι! Πράγμα σπάνιο για έντονο κραγιόν!
      xx

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  16. OH WOW! This is some edgy lipstick you got there! I've always looked on Violetta but I wouldn't ever see my self wearing it as it doesn't suit my colouring! But it simply looks AMAZING on you! AND THE YSL l/g!!!!!!
    xxx

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    1. Haha I know, you get instant "edgy" makeup with a swipe of a lipstick! That's why it's so amazing!
      xx

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  17. would definitely like to try it :)
    megha
    GIVEAWAY : WIN A 300$ ADOLFO SANCHEZ DESIGNER DRESS.
    http://meghafashionista.blogspot.in/2012/03/adolfo-sanchez-designs-pinspire-india.html

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  18. ***forgot to mention! I've given you an award gorgeous!
    http://fashion-written-with-alipstick.blogspot.com/2012/03/music-awardtag.html

    xxx

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    1. I saw it, thank you darling! xx xx

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  19. I find purple to be outside of my comfort zone although I have one purple lipglass that I love and use frequently (Mac Narcissus).
    Violetta looks gorgeous on you!

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    1. Oooh that Daphne Guiness lipglass was so pretty, I respect Daphne and her taste in colour! xx

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    1. Hehe I know, it's amazing!

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  21. This colour is simply amazing. MAC has such a great products!!!
    Best Regards
    Miss Margaret Cruzemark
    http://margaretcruzemark.blogspot.com/

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    1. You can't really fault Mac lipsticks, I love their colour variety!
      xx

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  22. Αυτό το χρώμα είναι πανέμορφο!! Κι είναι ακόμη πιο ωραίο με το gloss από πάνω!! Το λατρεύω!! xx

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  23. teleio xrwma!!!
    http://glorious-princess.blogspot.com/

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