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Hello guys! How are we all doing! 
It is a VS post today! I love comparing similar makeup products, it just makes it easier to know which to use on a particular skin tone and skin type , especially as a makeup artist, you already know which to reach for.  I love sharing these posts because it could really narrow down your choices, and help you save money, or help you spend good money you won't regret,. I don't know if you get my rant...

I'm putting MAC's UP THE AMP and ZARON TINKY WINKY on the battle ground. Funny thing about these two is that, they do not look alike, in the tubes, but when applying them on the lips, the similarities jump out immediately

MAC UP THE AMP is a lavender lilac shade. I remember when I got the lipstick, and I opened the pack, I went "awwww", because it just that sweet shade. It's medium toned and should fit a whole lot of skin tones! It is one of those purple shades you can wear everyday.  
it applies  beautifully, VERY smooth, non sticky and very pigmented, making it consistent with the AMPLIFIED range from MAC. Unlike formulas like Morange, it doesn't crack and sit in lines. It is just a really really good lipstick.

Up The Amp
ZARON TINKY WINKY is also a lilac/lavendar shade. It is a little  bit brighter than MAC's UP THE AMP, at least on me.  
Just like the moisturizing mattes from Zaron, It is highly pigmented.  It isn't smooth to apply, and could be a bother on dry lips. This is quite confusing because, the ZARON TONEE RED which is also matte isn't like this at all. The formula of this lipstick is disappointing to be honest.
It is hard to apply, it exaggerates cracked lips, it settles into lines. Unlike the MAC's Up The Amp, it would be hard to pull off without a lip liner.

Tinky Winky

Their shades are almost the same: lavender/lilac
Both come in a black tube
Highly Pigmented


MAC'S UP THE AMP is easy to apply, smooth and does not settle into lines
ZARON'S TINKYWINKY is not east to apply, tugs at the lips, hard, not smooth and settles into lines.


MAC UP THE AMP takes the cake here! No contest in my opinion!

Do you have any of these products? What do you think?

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  1. O well, the mac up the amp is far better than Zarontinky winky lippy from the pictures. Will definitely advice my girl pals to buy d Mac lippy. You have not answered my questions dt I posted earlier in da previous post. Waiting patiently.thnx


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