Review | Mac Hot Gossip Lipstick

Hi Guys,

TGIM! No one ever thanks God it’s Monday so I thought to show Monday some love. How are you guys keeping? I hope the year 2013 is going well for you 🙂

Today I’m doing a review of an unsung hero from Mac, Hot Gossip lipstick. I haven’t done a lipstick review in a while so this should be fun. Apologies for picture quality, iPhoneography!

I’ll describe Hot Gossip simply as the perfect everyday pink lipstick. It’s a plummy-pink shade with some barely noticeable shimmer running through it. I particularly like it because it brings just the right amount of colour to my face without being over the top Barbie-esque. It’s undertones lean slightly cool but it is totally wearable for all skin tones. As it is a cremesheen formula, the lipstick is easy to wear and non-drying to the lips. It is quite sheer though, so you’d need about 3 decent swipes to achieve opacity. 

The wear time is about three hours before it requires a top up which isn’t bad considering how sheer it is.  I’ve been laying off pink lipsticks recently but Hot Gossip is one that is swaying me back, it is a gorgeous shade. 

Swatches and Pictures

Wearing it to a party 🙂 

Hot Gossip is from their permanent line, so you can easily get it from any Mac store in your country. I’m especially delighted that there is now an official Mac store in Lagos, Nigeria, yay! It’s located in the Ikeja City Mall and their lipsticks are 3800 naira. 

What’s your favourite lipstick at the moment? 

Peace and Love, 



  1. February 18, 2013 / 1:44 pm

    My fave lippie at the moment is my rimmel lasting finish by kate in rosetto (107)

  2. Anonymous
    February 18, 2013 / 4:43 pm

    Thank God there's finally a mac store in lagos!no more rip-off from all those other cosmetics stores!
    Miss similicious

  3. praying mantis
    February 18, 2013 / 7:00 pm

    candy yum yummmmmmmm

  4. February 19, 2013 / 10:29 am

    Nice one Yewande, i love Hot Gossip too,but i was so confused when i started to work in MAC,that is because MAC has got a thousand and one pink shades in all sort of texture, Snob,Shy girl,Please me,Lickable,Candy Yum yum,Viva Glam Nicki to mention a few, my advice is try them on to see which pink you are comfortable with or you could just buy all of them(lol)

  5. monique
    February 19, 2013 / 4:50 pm

    I love this shade of pink.

  6. February 20, 2013 / 3:22 am

    Loool @TGIM 🙂
    @least am idea on an everyday pink lippy!Xx

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