Aug 14, 2013
For today’s post, I will be doing a feature on one of Mac Cosmetics bestselling Amplified Cream Lipstick, Mac Vegas Volt. I have heard a lot of beauty bloggers rave about it and like them, I just got hooked. So let’s Volt In!
Mac Vegas Volt is described as a full power coral, an amplified cream finish and a permanent lipstick shade. On my lips, it appears as a super bright (almost neon) pinkish coral with subtle warm undertones. This works for all skin tones but is most flattering on olive, medium-dark to deeper skin. It got a creamy consistency but not too heavy and has a little bit of slip to it. It is very comfortable to wear but it does left a little bit of line if I pressed my lips together. It doesn’t bleed nor feather and averages 6 hours of wear time with a stain that lingers for another 2.5 hours. It is non-drying and hydrates your lips within the first hour of wear. It got Mac’s signature vanilla scent (something that would remind me of yeast doughnuts) that will fade away in a little while.
The Bottom line:
Like your typical matte lipstick, it settled into the cracked lines of my lips on the 4th hour of wear. When first applied it was a creamy consistency then turns to a semi-matte finish after awhile (within the next hour). You need to do some prep on your lips before you apply, scrub it baby! The great aspect about it’s formulation it glides smoothly on your lips without pulling or tugging, something commendable for a semi-matte lipstick. However, even if it is not heavy on your lips, I still wouldn’t considered it as lightweight. You still would know that you have lipstick on. It is a kind of color perfect for Summer, but I will definitely wear this at the dead of Winter, just to have some pop of color without looking too dull. FYI: I wear illuminators like Nars Laguna bronzer and Copacobana highlighter during Winter time. I want to bring the Summer glow during the colder months.
What’s your favorite Mac Lip color and Finish?
Charisma’s Rating: A
Overall Quality: 9/10 Formula: 9/10 Pigmentation: 10/10 Application: 9/10 Longevity: 10/10
Price: $15.00 /0.10 oz. tube
I purchased this!