MAC Amplified Creme Brick-O-La Lipstick: Swatches and Review

mac brick o la lipstick review

MAC Brick-O-La Lipstick Review and Swatches

By Contributor: Agnirupa Acharyya

Brrrr..and its winter!! Which means I get to wear all the creamy, glossy, smooth lipsticks I have and go for darker colors other than my usual nudes and mlbb lipsticks. This particular MAC Amplified Creme lipstick I wanted to lay my hands on for the longest time and while it was in stock when I did not *read=was too broke* get it and poof! Remained OOS till it drove me up the wall but aahh gotcha! My Brick-o-la! Here is my review and swatches on it.

MAC Claims: Colour texture for the lips. Stands out on the runway. Simmers on the street! What made M·A·C famous.

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MAC Amplified Creme Brick-O-La Lipstick Review

Brick-O-La is described as a mid tone berry in amplified finish by MAC. The color brick-o-la is a reddish brick with a rosy tint which makes it an absolute delight for Indian women to carry off in any situation and complexion! No wonder its such a popular shade here. It has the perfect dose of warmth to it which makes your lips look polished, classy yet understated.

The pigmentation is superb as usual and a couple of swipes is enough to cover up any lip pigmentation.

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The finish is amplified cream finish which makes it oh so comfortable to wear during these months. The formula glides on smooth and creamy on lips and does not require prepping or priming beforehand. Even in this dry season it does not dry out my lips or accentuate the dry patches, so am grateful.

mac brick o la lipstick swatches
mac brick o la lipstick swatches

The staying power is quite good, lasting about 3-4 hours through food and drinks. The lipstick comes packaged in our familiar MAC black and silver tube with its tight click cap making it sleek and travel friendly.

mac brick o la lipstick swatch
mac brick o la lipstick swatch with flash

Swatch of Brick O La with flash

mac brick o la lipstick lip swatch
mac brick o la lipstick lip swatch

Here is how it looks on my lips

mac brick o la lipstick lip swatches

MAC Brick O La on my Indian Skin

mac brick o la lipstick lip swatches indian skin
mac brick o la lipstick lip swatches indian skin

The pros of MAC Brick-O-La Lipstick:

  • Sleek, travel friendly packaging.
  • Texture is smooth, creamy and applies very easily!
  • Does not dry out lips.
  • Excellent pigmentation- a couple of swipes is enough to cover lip pigmentation.
  • Warm, rosy reddish brick color perfect for Indian skin.
  • Yummy vanilla fragrance

The cons of MAC Brick-O-La Lipstick:

  • None really except the fact that its really not some out of the world shade which cannot be found in other brands! Easy dupes are available if you are on a budget.
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mac brick o la lipstick review

Price: Rs.990

VNA Rating: 4/5

Do I recommend? MAC Amplified Creme Brick-O-La Lipstick is a pretty brick nude shade. For all MAC fanatics like me out there *and I am guessing there are too many* this is one of the warm rosy comfortable shades to wear for Indian skin tones with any outfit, any look and looks so classy and lovely both day as well during night but those who want an alternative such colors can easily be found in any drugstore brand. So…not really a must-have !


  1. Before I saw the contributor’s name. I saw the lipswatch ans knew it was Agnirupa!! I think you have that kind of lips which can amp up any lipstick rather than the other way round.
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    • nivedita dats 1 of my best compliments till date!! :-* cnt tell u hw mch i loved it! thanxx so so mch <3 mmuuahhss

  2. Looks like a nice shade……. I am currently in love with my ruby woo…… OMG….. its like a MAC Ruby woo is the only lipstick I want to flaunt….. this sounds like a lovely shade….. next time I hit MAC counter will give it a try….. beautifully reviewed. And love the statement ”read-not broke”…… lol…..
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    • heehee yeahh ruby woo is 1 of d shades fr whch most ppl get attracted to MAC dats fr sure! and thanks so mch fr ur kind words sweets <3 glad u liked my write up :D

  3. Super gorgeous on you agni, After seeing the bullet i thought the shade might be dark but it light and good <3
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    • :D i know yaar dats d firs impression i got from the lippie too *_* but oh well its pretty and v wearable :D
      and oohh thanks a ton baby <3

  4. Wow….. this is such a wearable color for someone like me who is still uncomfortable wearing bold colors. :(
    Great review dear.

    • ohh but y :O bright colors will mke u luk hawtt promise ;) do try!! but yeahh this s v v pretty n wearable :D thankss a lot hon!

  5. Looks like a muted coral on you, gorgeous!! ^_^
    Somehow I don’t wear this as often, time to bring it out more! :)
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  6. The colour looks really nice on you. When I tried this, it looked kind of brown on me. Or maybe I didn’t see the colour properly :P
    I kind of like orangey and reddish brown colours a lot for regular wear
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    • aww sumathi thanks so much ^_^ well u know all lippies are changed by its wearer :D depends on your lip color and dats another individual beauty haina? do try it once more! it is 1 of the cult indian shades!

  7. I am totally going to buy this color. Amplified finishes are my favorite from MAC.

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  8. gorgeous shade…u make it look more gorgeous…love ur lip swatches!
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  9. Nice review dear! I have this shade.. it will suit all complexions. I am medium to dusky.. nc40.. n this looks like a bright mlbb shade on me!

  10. awesome swatch and lovely shade…looks too good on ur lovely lips!!

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  11. Such beautiful lips swatches! And this is such a pretty shade
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