MAC Hot Gossip Lipstick Is a Gorgeous Everyday Shade for Cool-Toned Ladies
My husband and daughter picked out Hot Gossip lipstick from MAC for me with the help of the lady at the counter using a picture and my daughter’s skin tone for reference. I thought that was pretty thoughtful, so of course I love it.
Hot Gossip, a mid-tone pinky plum, had also been on my “to buy” list for quite some time anyway, so I already knew I wanted it (they didn’t).
The formula is one of the best MAC has to offer, in my opinion. It’s a cremesheen, which means it’s creamy, just like the name suggests, and it reflects light (also as the name suggests) to make your lips look plumper. It’s opaque enough to cancel out your natural lip tone, but not so matte or thick that it’s uncomfortable or drying.
It gives more color than your average lip gloss with almost as much comfort. This formula adheres to lips almost as well as a matte shade, though, so it doesn’t have the tendency to show up on my front teeth like some other formulas (from MAC and others) or glosses.
The shade itself is a mix of pink and plum with some shine (not high gloss, just a sheen). I’d consider it medium in tone, so it will work well on light, medium, or dark skin—as long as you have cool or neutral undertones.
This is almost an everyday shade for me and I think you could wear it on casual days, to work, or even on date night. I say it’s “almost” an everyday shade because there’s too much color to wear it on fair skin with most smoky eyes, and sometimes I prefer something with a little more warmth to match my neutral skin tone.
Overall, the shade is gorgeous, it feels good on my lips, and it even smells like vanilla just like all the other MAC lipsticks. It sells for $15.
Photo credit: MAC Cosmetics