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The Summer Season: MAC Vegas Volt Lipstick

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.

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MAC Vegas Volt Lipstick

MAC Vegas Volt Lipstick

MAC Vegas Volt Lipstick
MAC Vegas Volt Lipstick

MAC Vegas Volt Lipstick


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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)

Danielle Sharkey Avatar

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!

Saira Avatar

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.

Jula Avatar

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.

Melanie T Avatar

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!

Marcella Avatar

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!

Emily Avatar

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! =)

Christine Avatar

Ever Hip doesn’t look anything like this on me –

Neither do the two corals from Pret-a-Papier compare to this, IMO. This is much, much brighter and opaque.

marisa Avatar

just seems as if vegas volt is a bit more intense and orange. ever hip looks a lot like this on me, probably because i’m about an nc15-20.

Heli Avatar

I wish Ever Hip would look like this on my lips! I’m very pale too but my natural lip colour (quite pigmented too) makes Ever Hip look more pinky-peach on me. I wouldn’t call it nude but it’s very light compared to Vegas Volt.

marisa Avatar

hmmm….maybe mine are less pigmented, i can never tell πŸ™‚ but ever hip is pretty bright on me, i can’t wear it in the daytime. also try in synch lip liner with perennial high style lipglass over it.

cady Avatar

hi christine! love the post as always πŸ™‚ 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!

MTN Avatar

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!

Nikki Avatar

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.

Amy Avatar

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…

rashmi Avatar

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….

ellie Avatar

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.

sandrine Avatar

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?

Torrie Avatar

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 πŸ™‚

Torrie Avatar

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???

cristina Avatar

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 πŸ™‚

chrissy Avatar

thanks, I guess I have to get it now! At least I don’t have to worry about tracking down sold out LE. It looks gorgeous on you by the way–you rock the corals. Lemming born

Gabi Avatar

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!

Yianna Avatar

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

kaniz Avatar

gorgeous!!! both you and vegas volt. πŸ™‚ 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?

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