Tuesday, April 27th, 2010

MAC Vegas Volt Lipstick

The Summer Season: MAC Vegas Volt Lipstick

MAC Vegas Volt Lipstick ($14.00 for 0.10 oz.) is a brightened orange-coral with a creamy, opaque finish. It’s a very rich, intense color that definitely brightens the complexion and works particularly well on warmer skin tones. I love the full-color coverage of this lipstick, and the amplified finish makes it such an easy-to-wear shade. Vegas Volt is a really classic MAC color, in my opinion. It’s just one of those shades that’s easy to be drawn to.

Is this the right coral 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.

See photos and swatches…

MAC Vegas Volt Lipstick

MAC Vegas Volt Lipstick

MAC Vegas Volt Lipstick
MAC Vegas Volt Lipstick

MAC Vegas Volt Lipstick

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87 thoughts on “The Summer Season: MAC Vegas Volt Lipstick

  1. Never thought Vegas Volt could be this pretty!!

  2. Eliza

    It’s abit too bright for my liking! :( & i feel that corals just don’t go with my tanned skin tone!boo!


    What a gorgeous color of coral… I might have to try this one out! Its so hard for me to find a good coral with my skin tone (NC42)

  4. Jane

    That looks lovely. By the way, are you wearing foundation in that picture? If so, which one is it? Your skin looks so nice!

      • Danielle Sharkey

        I love MUFE HD!!! I think it’s the best foundation ever created! I’ve been debating on whether or not I should get Vegas Volt – I’m NC 15 OR NW 15… It really depends on which product I’m using – MAC Foundations / Concealers vary on me… Some times the 15 is too dark and I would use a 10 if they actually carried it in most products lol… But I think I’m definitely going to get this and Impassioned… I’ve been dying to get that as well!

  5. DoDe

    This is my next lipstick purchase!

  6. Saira

    I love it! I never would have thought to look at this if I hadn’t seen it on. It looks very bright and vibrant in the tube but it actually looks very wearable.

  7. Shelley

    this color looks cute!

    I’d like to buy one 😀

  8. Jula

    This is so pretty. Could it work for paler girls? I’m not shy when it comes to bold lipstick but I don’t want anything that isn’t good for my skin color.

  9. Rosie

    I really like this color. I’m going to have to try it next time I’m at South Coast :).

  10. Melanie T

    Hi Christine! I’m so glad you brought Vegas Volt up! Could you do a MAC Ravishing Lipstick review? I’ve heard that it’s hard for the colour to stay true to the lipstick unless a lip erase is used::~ Is that true?
    Also, I’m having a hard time pairing a lipstick with the MAC Perennial High Style::~ Any suggestions~? I’m trying to make it look more corally since it looks too pink on me and I’m warm toned::~ Thanks so much!

  11. Marcella

    do you know if this is similar to ravishing? I promised myself I wouldnt buy more coral lipsticks =( so if they are similar, I probs should stop myself from getting this!

  12. Heli

    Vegas Volt totally reminds me of Lucy (the secretary) in Twin Peaks! 😀 Check out her lips, she’s rocking the bright corals. This isn’t the best pic but you’ll get the idea: http://static.guim.co.uk/sys-images/Guardian/About/General/2010/3/19/1268997162771/Kimmy-Robertson-As-Lucy-001.jpg

  13. Jenna P

    I need this now!!lol

  14. Emily

    So how similar is this to Ever Hip and the two coral’s from Pret-a-Paper? I’ve got enough stuff to back-to-mac now and this is one that I’m interested in, but not if it’s too similar to other stuff I have! =)

  15. marisa

    how would you compare this to ever hip?

  16. Nadine

    Love it! Will check this out the next time I sop by MAC.

  17. Janis

    It´s one of my favorite lipsticks. Gorgeous! I Love your swatches.

  18. cady

    hi christine! love the post as always :) i am a pale skinned, blue eyed, cool toned and rosy cheeked girl! i am interested in trying out coral lips for summer but i’m a little scared! do you thing this would be a good place to start, or do you have any other recommendations??? also i think my lips are fairly pigmented to begin with! thanks so much!

  19. Oooh! This is one of my all-time-favorites! I think that it’s pretty AND obnoxious all at the same time :) Love it!

  20. MTN

    i purchase this lipstick 2 weeks ago and i LOVE IT! it is truly the PERFECT summer color. beautiful coral that is amp’ed…looks fabulous anywhere!

  21. shontay

    Damn! I was sooo close to including this in my Mac order yesterday but I chickened out. I suck. Next time!

  22. Vegas Volt is one of my FAVORITES for spring/summer! Can’t get enough of it!

  23. Melissa

    The color is so pretty but I tried it a few times and always looked so foolish wearing it, ended up swapping it away.

  24. Would it still look okay on cooler-toned girls? Or is there something similar that would look better? Such a pretty color!

  25. Nikki

    I love Vegas Volt, and it’s a beautiful color on you. One of my favorite summer looks is kind of an updated take on the pin-up look, with a clean cateye, bronzed (naturally, or with makeup) skin, and coral lips.

  26. Victoria


  27. Tiffany

    too orange for me

  28. Cara

    My bestfriend wears Vegas Volt often and i LOVE IT on her! I plan on purchasing when I hit up MAC again!

  29. Diana B

    Wow that color is amazing. I don’t really like coral but that one is so soft looking I think I could pull it off.

  30. Ashley

    Wow, I’ve always seen people discussing Vegas Volt, but I didn’t know it was this pretty!

  31. amy

    I have been looking at Vegas Volt for a long time and I didn’t realize it is that pretty and wearable.

  32. Ruth

    That will be my next MAC purchase, it’s stunning. Corals are my favorite.

  33. Amy

    So, for you Mad Men fanatics, THIS is Betty Draper’s go-to color for most of the first and second seasons. It looks amazing on her, and she wears it with matching nail polish. Hmm, I think I know what I’ll be buying…

  34. Teresa

    I meant to say “Leave It” :( Too bright for me to wear :)

  35. rashmi

    wow m agian feeling proud of having it in this post …
    i love this coral but i think i dont carry it well may be the lipgloss i use or whatever i really dont know how to make it look good on my nw35 skin tone….

  36. Oh this is so pretty on you! Weird, I tried it on in-store and it looked nothing like that. Maybe I was just wearing the wrong blush or something though…

  37. ellie

    This looks lovely on you Christine. I just bought this a couple of weeks ago and i really like it but it just shows a little darker/browner on my lips. I have quite pigmented lips. Do i need to put a very pale lip liner first like naked or subculture before this to show the true color on me? Any suggestions? Thanks.

  38. sandrine

    The color’s lovely on you but it may be a little bright for me. I’ve been looking for a peachy lipstick. Do you have any suggestions for fair skin from the MAC range?

  39. Torrie

    I LOVE Vegas Volt!!! On my NC45 skin it looks amazing…but I like to tone it down just a bit. I wear it with Mahogany liner and Smile dazzleglass right now..and I’ve heard it looks awesome with Ornamental lustreglass. Do you know of any other combinations for this wonderful lipstick? Oh…I also want to try it with Bare Necessity :)

  40. Torrie

    I LOVE Vegas Volt but like it a bit toned down than it appears in the tube. I love it with Springbean and just discovered Vegas Volt looks phenomenal with Mahogany lip liner/Smile Dazzleglass. I can’t wait to try it with Baby Sparks, Bare Necessity and/or Ornamental. Do you know of any other cool combos for this awesome lipstick???

  41. hedy

    really really want it. thanks for the review :)

  42. Vero


  43. Weird.. We don’t have this in Hong Kong.. :( I don’t know why.. Is it possible that some lipsticks are not released internationally?

  44. cristina

    hi!what’s the difference between vegas volt and costa chic??cause i wanna buy a coral lipstick and i don’t know what to choose :)

  45. You really do look lovely in corals and this just created another lemming for me! Can you compare to Dressmaker, Dressmaker? (although that one is sold out ;(

  46. Jennifer

    when you say warm, do you mean MAC’s warm (like pink) or everyone else in the world’s warm (yellow)?

  47. Komal

    is this a permanent product??

  48. Gabi

    I just bought this and was curious to see what other people thought…..I LOVE it. I’m a huge fan of bright lipsticks, so this was right up my alley. As soon as I saw it, I had to try it! Its a bright orangey-coral on my pink lips, and I think compliments my NC20/25 skin tone. I was worried it might wash me out, but i think it’s perfect!

  49. Yianna

    Christine thank you so much for this review!! this made me choose vegas volt over costa chic ( vegas is waaaay better!) thank u!!

  50. kaniz

    gorgeous!!! both you and vegas volt. :) I will try this but it might look too vibrant during day time. can you please suggest me some other CORAL shades from MAC which has more soft ORANGE tint than that of pink?

  51. Gabby

    THE best (non-red) lip look EVAH!!

  52. kandiie

    what about costa chic?

  53. vickie

    would you recommend this for a fair/medium skin?i’m between crosswires and this one and i cant choose