Saturday, May 2nd, 2009

5 Must-Have MAC Hot Pink Lipsticks

About the Temptalia Must-Haves Series

A series of posts showcasing must-have products from MAC Cosmetics’ permanent line of products. Selections are based on quality, universality, uniqueness amongst the line, and the like. Limited edition shades are deliberately excluded to make buying easier. Readers’ comments act as a supplement to these lists of their favorites and must-haves. You can find the entire series here.

Lustering lipstick is a sheer, glossy hot pink. I feel like it runs cocoler, with bluer undertones, so it may be too cool for some warmer complexions.

Girl About Town lipstick is a creamy, opaque hot pink. To me this is one of the overall must-have lipsticks, period.

Impassioned lipstick is a bright hot pink that runs a little warmer, a little more orange-red tone to it. It has a super creamy finish, and it is ultra pigmented.

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Speak Louder lipstick is a bright, clean pink with blue undertones. It has a creamy, low-sheen finish with good color pay off.

Chatterbox lipstick is a creamy, opaque bright pink with reddish undertones. It’s a warmer pink, which is always a nice change of pace.

What are your favorite hot pink lipsticks?

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66 thoughts on “5 Must-Have MAC Hot Pink Lipsticks

  1. Nathalie

    I adore hot pinks, it’s super sexy and I get a real crush on “Impassioned” when I saw it swatched on you, Christine. I only own a hot pink lipstick, it’s a Bourjois called “Fuchsia, pour Lolitas” which is a super bright and semi sheer fuchsia with a discreet blue duochrome effect. Lovely, really. But it is also the hardest color to wear for me, I have the feeling it pop up on me without being integrated to my face. Maybe don’t I feel sexy enough to wear that. That’s just this.
    I plan to get “Magnetique” from the Rose Romance collection when it come up to France (not yet released for now). That’ll maybe be a good step for me?

    • I think Magnetique is a good step for you – it’s bold and bright, but it isn’t quite so OTT as shades like Impassioned.

  2. K

    Gladiola lipstick! Mac should make this permanent.

  3. Sandy

    my two favourite hot pinks are Gladiola and Girl About Town. I wish Gladiolla was perm

  4. Arika BH

    I dont have any of your top picks Christine but I love my 2 hot pinks the same. Strayin and Show Orchid. Girl About Town has been on my list forever and I stilll want Lickable.

  5. Avatar of Bobbie Bobbiedoll03

    I love hot pink lips..I have Lickable, Strayin and Gladiola..I have been contemplating B2ming for Show Orchid for awhile now…but I just don’t think I need another pink..ugh!!!

  6. Rachel

    Impassioned is my all-time favorite MAC lipstick. I love Chatterbox as well.

  7. I have Girl About Town and I LOVE it! :) One of my first ever MAC lipsticks I purchased!

  8. nikki

    i love girl about town. also strayin that came in the hello kitty collection is kinda “hot”…. also show orchid <333

  9. Aire

    MAC: Lickable. I want show orchid also.

  10. Girl about town is nice, but Full Fuchsia is, i think, better for darker or olive skin (im NC40)

  11. I looove Lustering, Sweetie, Speak Louder, Lickable.. wow I love so many pinks :P but my favorite hot pinks are from Slimshines, (I love their texture) and they are: Rock Out, Funshine and Tropic Glow.

  12. no

    WRONG Lustering has warmish undertones, slightly coralish not blue are you blind

    • On me, it’s fairly blue-based. So I’d have to say she’s not.

    • Annika

      How rude are you? There are better ways to express your opinion – whether you think someone is right or wrong. Ignore this Christine, you’re a star :)

    • It’s not coral at all on me, so I’m basing it off of my experience with it, since that’s the best perspective I can offer. Lipsticks can definitely vary in tone and appearance based off of your lip color — as well as skin tone and even the rest of your makeup.

  13. Art

    sigh.. i’m fairly tanned (C40), but i never felt comfortable to carry off a hot pink lip, as i always felt they stood out wayy too much. Any recommendations for my coloring please?

    • One reader recommended for NC40s to try Full Fuchsia over Girl About Town. You might like Impassioned if you don’t have a PRO store near you.

  14. Moira

    I have Girl About Town and I absolutely ADORE it! I am about as pale as you can get with full lips and it looks really great on so don’t let that deter you! I always get a lot of compliments on it! :)

  15. claudia

    I absolutely adore Chatterbox !! Amplified rules !

    Actually, I love all the hot pinks and wanna them all : my next purchases will be Lickable and Impassionaned ! Also like Pink Nouveau !

  16. Saira

    I really like Impassioned, so cool to see it on your must-have list! It’s really nice and bright. I like wearing a layer for a nice bright pop of colour or blotting it to give a sheerer look.

  17. Heather

    Mac fashionably fuchsia

  18. abby

    I love lustering!

  19. Mac’s Gladiola (from Dame Edna collection) and Pink Nouveau

  20. Natalie

    I love Big Bow, but it is LE. Also love NARS Schnap and Funnyface.

  21. Faye

    MAC Pink Poodle is great.

  22. Avatar of Mshel mlou

    slimshine in Intimidate. It is a fuschia on me – must be my lip pigmentation. Love it!

  23. PK

    I love my Immodest Mattene. It’s the only MAC hot pink I have, but it can make the teeth look a little orange.

    A good dupe is Rose Hip by Milani, though (and it smells good, too!). :)

  24. Faye

    I have it in a lipstick and lipgloss form, but just checked the website and it’s only available in lipgloss. Too bad! I really like the lipstick too.

  25. Amy

    I was wondering if anyone knew of a color comparable to “rock out”? I talked to someone via chat on mac and they suggested trimming talk but on their website it doesnt really look close to rock out

  26. ak

    One pink lipstick I regret not buying is the DSquared LE called Blood Red. But it’s too late now! Blood Red is lot like the Beet lip pencil.

  27. Lexxi

    i love Girl about town!! and Pink Nouveau:D

  28. laurie golden

    Mac cosmetics should bring back Gladiola!!!!

  29. ak

    I’m an NC45 and I will not be shying away from Pink Nouveau anymore! Not as long as I have a trusty Pink Treat or Beurre Cremestick Liner.

  30. Tatiana

    Impassioned is one of my favourite hot pink lipsticks. It was one my first MAC Lipsticks.

  31. Al

    i loveeeeeeee mac lipstick

  32. Tanya

    i love the Impassioned one and i have it! i always use it for dance competition and stage make up but it is like perfect color for me but im scared to wear it on daily baisis anything not stage :(( however i adore the color!

  33. lana

    I want a hot pink lipstick. any suggestions?