Thursday, May 6th, 2010

MAC Speed Dial Lipstick

The Summer Season: MAC Speed Dial Lipstick

MAC Speed Dial Lipstick ($14.00 for 0.10 oz.) is a slightly blue-based pink with a golden sheen. It’s an interesting shade, because it has that yellowness to it, that golden shimmer and sheen, but the pink still feels blue-based. I think it’s wearble on both cool and warm skin tones, though, and I love how it’s pink with a gold sheen. Speed Dial has a cremesheen finish, so it’s not one of MAC’s most moisturizing formulas, but I don’t find it drying myself. I like the color pay off of Speed Dial as well–not entirely opaque but nearly so.

Is this the right pink lipstick for you? Would you wear it?

The Summer Season is a series of posts featuring bright, vibrant shades of coral, orange, and pink lipsticks and lipglosses — all perfect for a summer of fun — that runs through July 2010.

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MAC Speed Dial Lipstick

MAC Speed Dial Lipstick

MAC Speed Dial Lipstick
MAC Speed Dial Lipstick

MAC Speed Dial Lipstick

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84 thoughts on “The Summer Season: MAC Speed Dial Lipstick

  1. That’s such a gorgeous color! It looks so pretty on you, I may give this one a try!!! :)

  2. Anna

    Dear Temptalia, pleeeease do a Summer Season post on MAC Chatterbox. I’m so entirely undecided as to whether I need it. x

  3. How does this lipstick compared to snob? and angel? x

  4. I really like this colour!

  5. jaspreet

    nice simple pink

  6. OMG, pretty.

    but not my colour :)) hehehehe..

  7. ChiPui

    I think it’s a very nice color, but unfortunately.. My lips are too pigmented :( So I cant wear any light colors, it will look weird 😛

    • My lips are very pigmented too, but I have to say, this is the ONLY light pink that’s worked for me! I think it’s awesome! I’d say go to the stand/store and try it out!

  8. Shasha

    Need it.
    On another note, I really love the black eyepencil on your waterline. Just sayin’.

  9. I have Speed Dial and I love it! The color is so perfect. It´s the only cremesheen lipstick I´ve got but I like the formula, it doesn´t dry out on me.

  10. alex

    christine, how does this compare to viva glam gaga….different enough to have them both?

  11. Natalie

    Christine what a gorgeous shade. Is Speed Dial perm.?


  12. ellie

    Thanks so much Christine for this swatch! I’ve been looking for some time now for a nice swatch of speed dial. I think it’s such a lovely color. Do you think its quite similar to victorian?

  13. YJ

    I actually have this shade and I looooooove it! I sometimes mix it with MAC Myth (since it’s a little tooooo pale) for a reaaaally pale pink lip! =)

  14. Sara

    OoOo this shade looks BEAUTIFUL on you! I want to try it now, only have 1 or 2 pinkie shades! ♥ best wishes*

  15. Speed Dial l/s looks great on you! I’ve been wanting that lipstick for awhile. I’m so going to get it soon!

  16. Lorna

    this is one of my favorite shades of pink

  17. Michelle

    I love pinks with golden shimmer! The swatch on the MAC website is so off for this color — so I have never bothered to look at it. But now I want it :)

  18. Heather H

    My speed dial lipstick looks completely different in the tube. It’s a much brighter pink.

  19. Lovely! I think your skin’s classic cool tone. Always look forward to seeing pink lipsticks on you because your face just glow. Coral and warmer tone ones makes you look rather tan.

  20. Carrie

    OOOh. This has been on my “to try” list for a while and now I WANT! :)

  21. Michele

    Wow! Your skin looks great. That lipstick looks beautiful on you.

  22. Ashley

    This has been one that I’ve wanted to buy for awhile, that and Hot Gossip. I haven’t seen too many good swatches to confirm either though, so I’m glad to see Speed Dial on your website!

  23. Virginia

    I was thinking about buying this shade the other day so thanks for swatching it 😀 I tried Chatterbox, which I like, but it’s a little bold. I’m hoping this would be a more toned down version. Possibly.

  24. This is one of my favorite lipsticks! It’s my go-to light pink! I am super pale, but have fairly deep pink lips naturally, so it’s hard for me to find a light pink that covers my lips and doesn’t look corpse-y. (Hello Melrose Mood (aka Saint Germain) I’m talking about you!) But this looks nice on me all the time!

  25. I would totally wear it! in fact I want to go get it asap because of this post. I absolutely love cremesheen formula lipsticks and blue-based pinks. So I think this would be perfect for me.

  26. Very pretty. How does it compare to Creme de la Femme though? Looks quite similar to me.

  27. Wendy

    This color’s so pretty!
    I really like it, but it may look too pale on me as I’m an NC35 and my lips are fairly pigmented.
    But I definitely want it, along with Syrup; I heard (or rather read lol) wonders about Syrup from a guru on youtube.
    How do you like lipstick Syrup, Christine?

  28. Marta

    Christine, I have Speed Dial and I loooove it!

  29. Crystal

    This is really nice! Looks perfect with your skin tone!

  30. This is gorgeous! I have mac’s Victorian. How do they compare?

    Christine, you’re awesome!

  31. MsKia

    WOW. this color is pretty. i’ve never noticed it. i’m thinking of getting this lipstick!! thanks christine.

  32. Kathryn

    I bought this one last year and my skin is so fair and my lips are so pigmented (reddish) that this colour actually turns up almost coral on my lips! It is amazing how much lip pigmentation and skin tone can change a lipstick. I do really like this one though. For me, Creme Cup looks on me like Speed Dial looks on you.

  33. SusyLovesMac

    LOVE IT! I actually picked this one up last month :))) with a few others… I went lipstick crazy!

    Creme D’Nude
    Colour Me Coral
    Viva Glam Gaga
    Viva Glam Cyndi

  34. Carrie

    Pretty color. I have so many MAC lipsticks on my wish list. They have the best colors. :)

  35. Tiffany

    this reminds me of Lady Gaga… want!

  36. Erin

    How would you say this is compared to Creme Cup? I have that, and I think it’s as blue-based pink as I’d like to go.

  37. Nikki

    I’m so happy you featured this! Speed Dial is one of the only light pinks I’ve ever felt really confident in; usually my lips skew the color unflatteringly, or the color is just too light. Speed Dial, though, is somehow both light(ish) and bright at the same time, and super fresh and pretty on.

  38. Stephanie

    You kind of look like Billie Piper in all of your partial-face shots!

  39. Angie

    This reminds me of Bunny Pink from the Playboy collection a few years back. Just without the bunny and the overspray. That’s good, cause Bunny Pink is one of my faves!

  40. Jenn

    Whoa! This color looks so much lighter (and prettier!) on you! When I put it on it looks more like Lovelorn. :(

  41. Jessica

    I totally just bought this today with C-Thru Lipglass at a MAC counter!! I didn’t realize I had already seen it on here this morning!

  42. Laura

    Oh, I wore this today – I did an all pink make-up look! I really like it, although I wish it was a little more moisturizing. It doesn’t look as pale on me, it’s a fair bit brighter.

  43. Lei

    I own this lippie and haven’t really given it any love. I may have to do a double-take after seeing this post.
    You totally have a special gift for rekindling my love for something that’s been neglected in my stash! LOL!
    Also, what other makeup are you wearing in the full face shot? It’s a beautiful look… especially with Speed Dial l/s.

  44. halo

    i have speedial and its so much darker

  45. This reminds me of Victorian, which I can’t get to look good on me no matter what I do.

  46. Holy COW!
    SPEED DIAL has to be mine! I just love the gold sheen it has! :)

  47. Kat

    That IS pretty. Interesting that it has gold shimmers against the blue tone of the pink, will check it out next time.

  48. One of my new found favorites 😉 Great color with a bit more oomph than Angel.

  49. Christine, I like this color, but I find that MAC lippies are so drying that I never want to wear them. Even if I start the day out with awesome lips, by dinner time they’re a flakey mess! What do you think I could do to combat that? I’m lemming so many colors but I’m so hesitant because of the formula! :/ Anyways, great post as always. :)

  50. Lauren

    I’m very pale with pink undertones(really cool toned skin). Speed dial on me is a Barbie Pink. Full out medium pink barbie doll lips with a sheen. It’s amazing how one colour can look so diff. on various complexions. I love love love this colour!

  51. Cat

    I loved this color so much that when I went to MAC yesterday to pick up the superglass stuff, I added this to my list! I had to have it after I saw the photos, tried it on right when i got home and i LOVE LOVE LOVE IT!!!

  52. Linda

    LOVE IT!

  53. it reminds me a bit of Victorian by MAC, don’t you think?

  54. tropicalia7

    can u tell me what foundation, primer, or highlighter do U use on the pic for your lip swatch? It looks good, cos I don’t do my eyes often, just focus more on my lips. Thx.

  55. Petra

    Wow, this looks so different on my lips! I’m around nw20 (although i don’t find that nw20 really matches me), warm skintone, quite pigmented lips-and on me, speed dial leans a lot darker and more of a hot pink. Lovely, a bit golden and suitable for warm and cool skintones, but nothing milky-nudeish pink about it.:( Looks gorge on You, btw.:)

  56. QueenSupreme

    Oh it’s so pretty! Do you think it looks good on NC15-20 skin with Clinique Bamboo Pink colored lips (when I put that Clinique lipstick on, the color disappears!)

  57. Annalisa

    I have Speed Dial and I love it!!!! ♥

  58. TIna

    Thanks for the recommendation, Christine! I got this last week and it’s surprisingly looks good for my NC35 skin however, I can’t help but see the slight blue base. I was advised to stay away from anything blue based bc of my pigmented lips and skintone. Do you know any other pinks like “speed dial”? Thanks :)

  59. LeizelRafanan

    Why does this look so much lighter on you than it does in real life???