Dare To Wear: MAC Vegas Volt

If I could only have one lipstick from MAC for the Spring & Summer seasons it would have to be Vegas Volt, a full on bright and in your face pinky Coral.

MAC Vegas Volt Dark Skin

If I could only have one lipstick from MAC for the Spring & Summer seasons it would have to be Vegas Volt, a full on bright and in your face pinky Coral. I love it. I’ve wanted to try it for the last two years but have to admit that I was a bit afraid of it, I thought it was too bright. I finally picked it up a few weeks ago using some empties for Back 2 MAC, and now I have to force myself to take a break. I could wear it everyday!

MAC Vegas Volt

MAC Vegas Volt

Vegas Volt is described as a Full Power Coral and that it is. The Amplified Creme formula is super creamy, extremely pigmented and long lasting. When the color does wear off it leaves a nice stain. This may just be my favorite formula in MAC lipsticks. Be sure to exfoliate and moisturize your lips prior to application though as it will settle into cracks and fine lines.

MAC Vegas Volt Review

I usually wear Vegas Volt with Wet ‘n Wild Coloricon Lip Liner in Willow (nude brown) to prevent feathering and bleeding, and top it with Revlon ColorBurst Lipgloss in Papaya. This is the perfect combo for me. Brown skinned beauties, stop being afraid of bright lippies. We can rock the boldest of the bolds. It’s all about picking shades complimentary to your complexion with the right undertones, application and confidence. Vegas Volt leans neutral to slightly warm. No worries if you’re cool toned though, you can still rock it.

MAC Vegas Volt

MAC lipstick retails for $14.50. As far as dupes are concerned, from personal experience I can say that Sleek MakeUp True Color Lipstick in Coral Reef  is very similar, but slightly darker. Revlon Colorburst Lipgloss in Papaya is more complimentary than a dupe.

MAC Vegas Volt Dupes

Revlon ColorBurst Lipgloss in Papaya, MAC Vegas Volt, Sleek True Color Lipstick in Coral Reef

Other lipsticks that are said to be dupes are Revlon Superlustrous Lipstick in Coral Berry & Revlon Superlustrous Lipstick in Melonade (discontinued). If you know of any other dupes feel free to leave it in the comments.

Do you own MAC Vegas Volt?

44 Responses

  1. I think Vegas Volt looks great on you! I own it as well and love how vibrant it is. You are absolutely right in saying that we should embrace bright colors because brown girls can wear them just as well as anyone else. In fact, I’m embracing bright colored lippies for the Spring and Summer as well.

    Thanks for sharing!

  2. I love love love this lippie! I will pick it up when I do Back 2 MAC. I’ve been rocking NYX Pumpkinlipliner with Wet N WIld Purty Persimmmonlipstick and MAC Lychee Luxe lipglass for a similar look!

  3. i always say I’m going to get this when I got to mac and always come home with something else. I think its cuz i just say it perm and will always be there but u made me want it badddd!!

  4. LOVE this color!! I think I will pick this up also when I turn in my Back to MAC items. I, too, have the Wet n Wild Purty Persimmon. I think that is a color you would LOVE as much as I do!!

  5. Love the lip color but I’m interested in the blush you have on in the pics. It’s gorgeous!!

  6. Very Pretty! I got MAC Heroine about two weeks ago and I love it! What eyeshadow do you think would look good with it,its a matte purple

    1. Thank you. For something flashy I would use a Coral on the lid and matte purple like MUFE #92 on the outer V. For a muted look, I would do a nude smokey eye with a purple blush. I so want Heroine now!

  7. No I don’t own this color but I was just talking to my girl about bright coral colors, which being dark complected I stray away from for feat of the clown effect. She suggested Loreal’s Caring Coral its part of the color riche collection. So I think I might give that a try, this one looks gorgeous on you though, compliments your skin very nicely.

    True Queen

  8. This is the third time in two days someone has mentioned vegas volt and each time, I’m mor and more intrigued! I’m about to go get this darn lipstick and add it to my collection! LOL! It looks beautiful on you!

  9. gorgeous as always honey,love it! I have Sleek Coral reef so may pass on this thanks for sharing the swatches&dupes. have a wonderful weekend<3

  10. I have MAC’s Vegas Volt and Revlon Coral berry. I love the Revlon better because no matter how much I exfoliate Vegas Volt still settles into my lip cracks. Wet n Wild Purty Persimmom is a very great dupe for MAC’s So Chaud. I have them both, the only difference is So Chaud shows up just a little brighter. But when I tell you that it is a dead on dupe, I mean it’s a dead on dupe. $14.50+So Chaud = A matte great lippie….$1.99+Purty Persimmon + POCKET CHANGE!

    1. I agree that Vegas Volt tends to settle in cracks after a while so I just apply a fresh coat to remedy this.

      OMG I’ve been trying to get Purty Persimmon forever and can never find it 🙁

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