Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Mac Hot Tahiti Lipstick


Two of my favorite beauty bloggers Rashmi from Indyabeauty and Samyukta from I Simply Love Makeup have made me crazy about red lipsticks. A few months back I would have never thought of buying a red lipstick but inspired by Rashmi’s Red lips week and Samyukta’s amazing red lipstick collection, I decided I just have to get myself a red lipstick.

Of course I knew Mac would have my perfect red since it has such amazing reds in its permanent collection including classics like Russian Red, Ruby Woo and Chili. So I started my search. The first time I swatched Russian Red I almost yelped (Richard the MUA at the store and my long suffering husband gave me very weird looks). It was so bright and “red”. I shook my head and swatched Ruby Woo (No..too drying) then Mac Chilli (Is it red???) and then probably every lipstick in the Mac store (including the pinks, purples, browns and every color) till not only mine but even Richard’s hands were full of lipstick swatches :P Finally Richard (tired as he looked) swatched Mac Glaze lipstick Hot Tahiti (Don’t you just love the name) on my hands and there and then I fell in love. Now I have never been a fan of Glaze or even Lustre finish but Hot Tahiti mamma mia is just smoking hot!!!




Mac describes this color as Soft Reddish Coral and although it looks dark in the tube, it is actually quite soft and pretty. The color on me is a pinkish, plum red (I just do not have a better way of describing the color) It looks different on different people. On me it looks more of a raspberry red while on my sister it looks like a pink brown. I really have never seen a color like this and can think of no dupes for this color at all. It just looks good on everyone universally. Like other Glaze lipsticks Hot Tahiti has shimmer and is sheer but you can build on the color for more opaque coverage. I have extremely pigmented lips and it completely covers all pigmentation and gives a beautiful glossy look. The formula unlike other Glaze lipsticks is creamy and is not at all drying.


One swipe

Several Swipes

The only drawback I could think of is that it lasts for around two to three hours so you need to keep reapplying it. Also it comes with a hefty Mac price tag. I don’t care however I love…love..love this lipstick. I use it all the time nowadays during morning or evening. It just looks great. If you too are scared of bold red lipsticks then try starting out with this one. You will love just love the moist naturally flushed red lips. FOTDs coming up later..I look just too scary these days after the illness :)

14 comments:

  1. siiiggghhhh MAC has these gorgeous shades na.. loved this one as well and i think its going onmy wishlist :P

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    1. Ohhh I am sure you will love it..it is definitely ur kind of shade.

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  2. the color is soooooo pretty honey :D :D :D .... i tried the color but not on my lips .. am def. trying this next time and am sure will end up buying like i did the other one you suggested :D :D now some FOTD plsss :D :D

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    1. I am sure you would love it dear..its a very pretty color n the best part is you can use this anytime, for any look..it just looks perfect..FOTDs coming soon..my lips are badly cracked n bleeding these days..so have to wait :(

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  3. Hey parul , sorry for missing your posts,,will check them out soon.

    I have tagged you in a post, check it out

    http://vivaciousflair.blogspot.in/2012/02/tag-o-mania.html

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    1. Hi Namita...thanks for tagging me dear..

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  4. I have this lipstick & I absolutely adore it!! I have been using it non-stop since I bought it for Karwa Chauth :D

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    1. Ya Tanveer I recall reading about it on your blog..this must luk super fabulous on you

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  5. I was uncertain about getting this, but now I know I must have it! It might do for me what I hoped Fast Play would do. :)

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    1. oh yes you should try it for sure..fast play is a bit duller..doesnt suit everyone..

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  6. Wow such a nice collection, great,Awesome i like all of them.
    I have also find great collection on the site: www.shopatmajorbrands.com/

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  7. Thats a very pretty shade parul :)

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