MAC Amplified Crème Lipstick in Dubonnet : Swatches & Review

by Sub Editor Akanksha on April 14, 2017

in Grade B+, Lipsticks, MAC, Reviews


Guest Review by Gurpreet

MAC Dubonnet comes from the Amplified Crème range of MAC lipsticks which offers great pigmentation, is creamy and has a nice sheen to it. Until a few years back, I only knew red and maroon lipsticks but with my obsession with make up in the last few years, I have learnt that there are different shades, textures and undertones to these two colors and how they are actually different and appear different on various skin tones. MAC Dubonnet is a dark brick red shade with brown undertones.

I had picked up MAC Dubonnet as I wanted some dark pigmented lipstick that would look good on me as I am skeptical about wearing dark lipsticks. But the shade, texture and formula are no doubt a super hit. It has a shelf life of 3 years like most MAC lipsticks.



Shade : The shade looks very dark maroonish in the casing and also on swiping. But when carefully noticed it settles down to a morning brownish brick red shade which does not look over the top and can be easily used for day and night wear. It is a safe dark color that would suit all skin tones.

Formula : The Amplified crème lipstick finish of MAC Dubonnet is an easily glidable creamy texture which offers a semi matte finish with a nice sheen. The pigmentation of the lipstick is excellent and can be easily controlled. A single swatch offers the actual color.

Application : The lipstick glides on like a charm without any tugging or pulling offering an even opaque color on the lips. There is no bleeding of the lip color and there is a good amount of sheen along with the pigmented color. The lip color however transfers easily without making the lips appear nude or colorless.

Lasting power : It stays on easily for 4-5 hours on me leaving a tint of the lip color behind. One requires a makeup remover to remove all traces of the applied lipstick. It does not settle between the lines.



Pros :

  • Super pigmented
  • Creamy and semi matte texture
  • Suits all complexions
  • Can be easily worn for both day and night wear

Cons :

  • Transfers easily


Verdict : B+

Price : Rs. 1500 for 3 gm

Recommendation : Dubonnet is brownish red everyday lipstick suitable for all skin types which provides a rich, creamy, opaque, semi matte texture to the lips along with a good sheen. It stays on easily for 4 to 5 hours without settling in between the lines or imparting patchiness.

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{ 6 comments… read them below or add one }

coralcrue April 15, 2017 at 11:27 pm

Such a pretty color!


Garry April 16, 2017 at 2:12 pm

I totally agree coral. Its a beautiful color


Priyanka Jain April 15, 2017 at 11:33 pm
Garry April 16, 2017 at 2:14 pm

Thanks Priyanka. Please try it on I am sure you will love it too.


Swathi April 18, 2017 at 9:23 pm

Very pretty shade. Totally into these kinda shade these days :D

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Garry April 19, 2017 at 9:24 am

Thanks Swati. Same here.


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