MAC Vibe Tribe Lipstick in ‘Hot Chocolate’ – Review and Swatches

I’ve been on a bit of a lipstick review kick lately, so today we continue that trend.

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Today I’m talking about MAC ‘Hot Chocolate’.

When I saw this colour online I knew that it was time to run out and grab it while I could.  You all know how I fawn over the purples, so when I saw this wearable rosewood-y plum, I knew that it was time to pounce.

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‘Hot Chocolate’ is a satin finish lipstick that is part of the new Vibe Tribe Collection.  It is described as a “dirty plum” colour on the MAC website.  It is a re-promote, first introduced as part of the Apres Chic Collection, in spring 2013.

MAC Vibe Tribe Lipstick Hot Chocolate Review Swatches

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It’s safe to say that if a lipstick has purple tones in it, I’ll probably like it.  And ‘Hot Chocolate’ is no different.  This lipstick is such a Shawna colour!  I could happily wear it every day.

MAC Vibe Tribe Lipstick Hot Chocolate Review Swatches

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Also wearing MAC ‘Wedge’, NARS ‘Topless’, MAC Toledo Blush ‘Kindergarten Red’, and Becca Shimmering Skin Perfector Pressed ‘Opal’

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The closest colour I have to ‘Hot Chocolate’ is Colourpop’s ‘Tootsi’, however ‘Tootsi’ is more pink toned and has a matte finish.  I’m so glad that I have ‘Hot Chocolate’ in my collection – I’m definitely going to have to get a backup.

You can find MAC Vibe Tribe ‘Hot Chocolate’ for for $22.50 CAD/$18.00 USD at MAC counters.


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