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One of my favorite MAC products has to be their lipsticks. I haven’t really met a MAC lipstick I didn’t like and their smell – honey it’s amazing! I had seen swatches of Hot Chocolate on a couple of Instagram accounts (before the collection launched) and I knew that I wanted to get my hands on it.
Color Description: This is a satin finish lipstick and it’s described to be a “dirty plum” color. However, I don’t find it having a lot of purple tones, but to me it does have some taupe/brown undertones with hints of like a reddish brown. In the tube it looks like a simple color, but to me it looks more complex.
Texture and Wear: Like I said, I love MAC lipsticks. Great formula, scent, and wear time. Keep in mind it is a lipstick so basically it will last as long as you don’t eat or drink anything. Here in the desert, I am always drinking water, so you can imagine that this particular color doesn’t last long on my lips. I do like the way it wears though because it doesn’t give me any weird lines and it doesn’t fade unevenly. It is a little bit drier than some of the other MAC lipsticks I have, but it doesn’t hinder the overall application.
Overall Rating: A-
Reason: I love the color and to me it’s unique. I don’t have anything that has the exact same undertones as this lipstick and I like how it’s just a neutral color on my lips. The only reason it’s not an A+ is because this particular lipstick is dry. It could be because I just got a bad tube or it could be that the pigments used took up a lot of the moisture.
Have you tried anything from MAC’s Vibe Tribe collection? Let me know in the comments below, or you can let me know on Twitter, Instagram and Tumblr @ciaociao808. I’m also working on a video that talks about this collection so be sure to subscribe to my YouTube channel so you are in the loop: youtube.com/msluvly1234!