MAC Hi Jinks! & Young at Heart Casual Colours Reviews, Photos, Swatches

MAC Hi Jinks! Casual Colour Lip & Cheek Colour
MAC Hi Jinks! Casual Colour Lip & Cheek Colour

MAC Hi Jinks! Casual Colour Lip & Cheek Colour ($21.00 for 0.43 oz.) is described as a “bright coral.” It’s a medium, coral-orange with warm undertones and a soft sheen. It had good, buildable color payoff, and the texture was thin, emollient, and creamy. On the lips, it’s very unforgiving and will cling to any unevenness, dryness, cracked/chapped areas on the lips, and in general, it looks dry (and feels drying) on. The color lasted four hours on my lips, but it wore longer on cheeks at seven hours. IT Cosmetics Pretty in Peony (P, $24.00) is more shimmery, powder. theBalm Pie (P) is similar, slightly pinker. Tarte True Love (P, $26.00) is lighter, powder. Chanel Intonation (69) (LE, $38.00) is brighter. Tom Ford Beauty Flush (P, $55.00) is brighter, powder. Illamasqua Dixie (P, $26.00) is slightly pinker. See comparison swatches/ view dupes.

MAC Young at Heart Casual Colour Lip & Cheek Colour ($21.00 for 0.43 oz.) is described as a “bright pink.” It’s a cool-toned, cotton candy pink with a luminous sheen. Again, as a lip product, it’s a poor performer–clingy, drying, terribly unflattering on (makes lips look totally devoid of moisture!)–though it wears three and a half hours as a lip color/stain. It’s better as a blush, clocking in at seven hours of wear and has buildable, medium color coverage. Milani Delizioso Pink (10) (P, $7.99) is a powder. Too Faced Jingle All the Way Blush (LE) is more shimmery, powder. Givenchy It-Girl Purple (P, $44.00) is lighter, powder. Too Faced Lollipop (LE) is warmer, powder. Too Faced Raindrops on Roses (LE) is warmer, powder. Urban Decay Quickie (LE) is powder. MAC Pure Femininity (LE, $20.00) is lighter, warmer, powder. theBalm Down Boy (P, $21.00) is warmer, powder. MAC Peony Petal (P, $21.00) is powder. MAC I’m the One (LE, $21.00) is powder. See comparison swatches / view dupes.

MAC Hi Jinks! Casual Colour Lip & Cheek Colour
MAC Hi Jinks! Casual Colour Lip & Cheek Colour

MAC Hi Jinks! Casual Colour Lip & Cheek Colour
MAC Hi Jinks! Casual Colour Lip & Cheek Colour

MAC Hi Jinks! Casual Colour Lip & Cheek Colour
MAC Hi Jinks! Casual Colour Lip & Cheek Colour

MAC Hi Jinks! Casual Colour Lip & Cheek Colour
MAC Hi Jinks! Casual Colour Lip & Cheek Colour

MAC Hi Jinks! Casual Colour Lip & Cheek Colour
MAC Hi Jinks! Casual Colour Lip & Cheek Colour

MAC Hi Jinks! Casual Colour Lip & Cheek Colour
MAC Hi Jinks! Casual Colour Lip & Cheek Colour

MAC Hi Jinks! Casual Colour Lip & Cheek Colour
MAC Hi Jinks! Casual Colour Lip & Cheek Colour

MAC Hi Jinks! Casual Colour Lip & Cheek Colour
MAC Hi Jinks! Casual Colour Lip & Cheek Colour

MAC Young at Heart Casual Colour Lip & Cheek Colour
MAC Young at Heart Casual Colour Lip & Cheek Colour

MAC Young at Heart Casual Colour Lip & Cheek Colour
MAC Young at Heart Casual Colour Lip & Cheek Colour

MAC Young at Heart Casual Colour Lip & Cheek Colour
MAC Young at Heart Casual Colour Lip & Cheek Colour

MAC Young at Heart Casual Colour Lip & Cheek Colour
MAC Young at Heart Casual Colour Lip & Cheek Colour

MAC Young at Heart Casual Colour Lip & Cheek Colour
MAC Young at Heart Casual Colour Lip & Cheek Colour

MAC Young at Heart Casual Colour Lip & Cheek Colour
MAC Young at Heart Casual Colour Lip & Cheek Colour

MAC Young at Heart Casual Colour Lip & Cheek Colour
MAC Young at Heart Casual Colour Lip & Cheek Colour

MAC Young at Heart Casual Colour Lip & Cheek Colour
MAC Young at Heart Casual Colour Lip & Cheek Colour

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Veronica Avatar

Odd that the newer versions of these would be drying when I recall the original formula working well all around. I wonder if it’s because of the bright pigments they’re using? I can dupe both of these with the powder blushes I own, so they’re a pass. Quite pretty for spring and summer, though!

Sarah Avatar

These remind me of the old Aqua Creams for cheeks & lips by Make Up For Ever. Those were very long lasting but sometimes a pain to work with, as the formula set in like 5 seconds, so it was a race to blend, lol! (I think the ones for eyes are the same way)

I think I may have to pick up one of these… the colors are just too pretty (and they are less than half the price of those Chanel cream ones I drool over)

Sarah Avatar

Hmmm… I may just treat myself to one of those Chanel ones, then! Chanel is 10% off at my dept store for Friends & Family, too!

Thanks Christine!!

meganlisa Avatar

Confession…I broke down and ordered Hi Jinks. It hasn’t arrived yet…but…based on this review….will be going back untried.
Love MAC…not loving this season so much (those retro matte lipsticks from last year are among my all time favorites!!!).

Martyisblue Avatar

I guess you put a lip balm under this product! On you seems beautiful without any dryness or flackyness! I love Casual Colors! Do you think a good scrub before applying lip balm would be enough to help prevent any issue with these?

Lilly Avatar

Would you say Young at Heart as a lip color is similar to MAC’s Snapdragon? It looks similar in the photos. Snapdragon is my favorite lipstick by MAC, so it would be nice to have a similar alternative!

Nikki Avatar

Hi Jinks! looks so pretty on the lips, but I don’t want anything too drying. Do you have any lip dupes for the colour?
Thanks in advance!! I love your site, I check it every day 🙂

Ylona Avatar

Hi Christine,

Hi jinks is gorgeous on you ! It make your lips look healthy, natural and so pretty !
Love this guava coral peachy sunset bright pink !!!
Il really looks like my beloved HG blush : Flush from Tom Ford.
Any lipstick dupe for this color ?
In the dupe list, there are only blushes.

Xoxo

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