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5 Must-Have MAC Hot Pink Lipsticks

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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Nathalie Avatar

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?

Mary Avatar

I agree!! Couldn’t agree more. Gladiola and Show Orchid are beautiful, although very alike. Show Orchid has more of a sheen and duochrome, though.

Arika BH Avatar

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.

Bobbiedoll03 Avatar

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!!!

nikki Avatar

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

Marjo Avatar

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

Annika Avatar

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 🙂

Christine Avatar

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.

Art Avatar

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?

Moira Avatar

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! 🙂

claudia Avatar

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 !

Saira Avatar

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.

PK Avatar

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!). 🙂

Faye Avatar

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.

Amy Avatar

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

ak Avatar

I think I’ll buy Lustering, it’s a nice looking hot pink that’s sheer so it doesn’t seem too scary, more of a stain.

How would you compare Lustering to Lickable, Christine?

ak Avatar

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.

Tanya Avatar

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!

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