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
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.
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 :)