MAC Hot Tahiti - Review and Swatch

MAC Hot Tahiti

Here's another beauty I picked up recently.  I was looking for a dupe for my favourite UNE lipsticks (post here), not necessarily the same shades, but I was looking more for the same finish.  UNE are the most effortless lipsticks to wear.  They're your true MLBB (my lips but better) lipsticks that you can swipe on without a mirror.  Gorgeous natural shades and I wanted a lipstick that could mirror those properties.  
MAC Hot Tahiti

Enter the glaze range from MAC.  When I think of glazes, I think of my super shiny pouty lipglosses from my tween years and avoid them like the plague.  It was not a good look!  Though when I showed the MAC artist the remains of my precious UNE lipstick and explained I wanted something similar, she pulled out Hot Tahiti and it was love at first sight.  

MAC Hot Tahiti Swatch

Don't be fooled by how dark this looks in the tube.  The pigmentation is quite sheer on initial application, but it can be built up for more colour payoff.  This lipstick is ultra moisturizing and has a gorgeous glossy (but not over the top) finish to it.  It is definitely the most comfortable lipstick I own and will give me about 2 hours of wear before it fades evenly.  An easy lipstick to reapply too!  A great starter lipstick to try if you're scared of reds, but want to venture out of your comfort zone.  It doesn't last well in our sweltering Kuwait heat mind you (it was 50℃ yesterday!) and my lipstick has warped a little inside the tube, but I account that to the buttery texture of the lipstick.

Wear this straight out of the bullet for an effortless, yet pulled together look or layer it over MAC Soar lip liner for something a little more defined.  Hot Tahiti, the unsung hero that deserves a little more hype!

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