MAC Hot Chocolate is a neutral-toned, medium-dark plum with a satin finish. It is a limited edition lipstick that retails for $20.00 and contains 0.1 oz.
MAC Hot Chocolate Lipstick ($17.00 for 0.10 oz.) is a muted, medium-dark rosy plum with subtle, warm undertones and a satin finish. It had good color payoff with a smooth, even application due to a lightly creamy texture. This shade wore well for four and a half hours and was neither drying nor hydrating. This is a repromote from a past limited edition launch. ColourPop Stingraye (LE, $6.50) is darker, less glossy (90% similar). Kat Von D Lolita (P, $20.00) is warmer, less glossy (90% similar). Anastasia Dead Roses (P, $18.00) is darker, cooler (85% similar). Urban Decay Tampered (P, $18.00) is lighter, warmer, glossier (85% similar). Jaclyn Cosmetics Control Freak (DC, $18.00) is less shimmery, darker, warmer (85% similar). Bite Beauty Shiraz (DC, $24.00) is lighter, less glossy (85% similar). MAC Till Tomorrow (DC, $18.00) is lighter, cooler (80% similar). Bite Beauty Rhubarb (DC, $26.00) is lighter, warmer (85% similar). MAC Twig (P, $20.00) is darker, cooler (80% similar). Maybelline Brown Blush (P, $7.99) is cooler (85% similar). Chanel Stunt (LE, $32.00) is lighter, glossier (90% similar). Bite Beauty Pepper (DC, $26.00) is lighter, warmer (80% similar). Bobbi Brown Bond (P, $37.00) is darker, glossier (80% similar). MAC Concord Grape (LE, $25.00) is more shimmery, darker, cooler (80% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Casablanca (P, $55.00) is brighter, cooler (80% similar). Makeup Geek Socialite (P, $12.00) is darker, cooler, glossier (80% similar). ColourPop Baracuda (P, $7.00) is darker (80% similar). MAC Faithfully Yours (P, $18.00) is darker, cooler (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.
FURTHER READING: Formula Overview, which is a detailed review of the range as a whole.
Formulated to shade, define and showcase the lips, M·A·C Lipstick is available in every nuance of your favorite color and high-fashion texture. It's the iconic product that made M·A·C famous. AMPLIFIED CREME (A): Ultra-creamy. Quietly shiny. Color-packed! Hi-res: hi-impact. CREMESHEEN (C): Creme-based lipstick that imparts bright full color, with a soft and supple shine. FROST (F): Excellent color payoff with medium to high frosted shimmer-and-shine finish. LUSTRE (L): Demi-sheer with wet-look lustre finish. Very slick. Makes lips look soft, smooth, ultra-moist. MATTE (M): Pigment rich with intense color pay-off. No-shine, all matte finish. SATIN (S): Color-rich. Soft satin, semi-matte finish. Conditions while adding intense color.