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.

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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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Christine Mielke is the editor-in-chief and has been reviewing products for over 14 years.

She has normal-to-dry skin with occasional dryness on cheeks and nose. She has a light plus skintone with subtle, warmer yellow undertones (view her foundation matches here).

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I kinda like these, you wouldn’t think they would look good on the lips..but they do, but if they feel that dry on I probably wouldn’t wear them on the lips. Love your earrings!

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!

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)

I will say that the Chanel ones are soooo much better. I would rather one Chanel cream blush to 10 of these, personally! They’re pretty colors, though!

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!!

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!!!).

Both colors are beautiful but the formula doesn’t really sound that great. I’ll have to try them in stores tomorrow to see if it’s worth it

Hehe, Hi Jinks is pretty as a lip product – it’s a shame here don’t really favour that application method! It’s pretty as a blush too, but I’m sure I’d have to sheer an orange blush out to no existence for it to look good on me… 😛

Such pretty shades. They look better on your lips than you described. But I have found that the dual usage cheek/lip products I’ve tried are better on cheeks than on lips.

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?

I don’t ever put lip balm on prior for lip swatches – just the product I’m reviewing! My lips look horrible in these photos, lol!

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!

I would say Young at Heart is a bit darker, less shimmery/glossy! Not totally different, so there are similarities, but not dupes!

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 🙂

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

Its too bad these were unforgiving on the lips because used together on the lips and cheeks, they actually look really pretty! I really like Hi Jinks!

I know! I love a lot of the colors in these multi-tasking products, but they don’t seem to work out on lips (most of the time)!

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