MAC So Chaud Lipstick Review

by Neha S on June 21, 2012 · 58 comments

MAC So Chaud Lipstick

Today, I am going to review one of my favourite mac lipsticks named so chaud! By the way I googled the meaning of chaud as soon as I bought it. Its a French word that stands for ‘hot’. Which means the lipstick name is so hot! And HOT it is!
mac so chaud lipstick
Price rs. 990
I had got this lipstick when orange/ tangerine was just introduced as the colour of the in its pure glory had only just started being spotted on runways. I’m quite experimental with what I wear, and hence couldn’t resist the idea of getting one for myself. When I swatched it for the 1st time I was a bit apprehensive and did not buy it immediately. But after reaching home couldnt stop thinking about it,and even dreamt of getting it. And there I was at MAC store soon enough and got my self this fierce beauty!:D

mac so chaud swatch
Mac describes it as a reddish orange. It’s more red than mac ‘morange’. Morange is purely orange, while it’s fun.. it may look like you just stained your lips with a barf ka gola (ice candy) , it’s fun and casual. But I love how the extra reddishness in “so chaud” makes it more sophisticated , slightly more formal and regal. It somewhat looks like mac lady danger , but on subtler side. Lady danger is more prominently on the shocking side. While this too has the shocking edge, it is relatively subtle. So this ones a win win for me :D

• It is more on the warmer side with its fair share of yellow undertones. Since my skintone is more neutral leaning towards cooler side; it does make my skin look a little yellow (yes that happens to me if I wear any warm coloured clothing/makeup. My skin starts looking yellow and slightly dull). But I don’t mind it , because its such a fun funnn colour..!!

It is from the range of matte lipsticks from Mac. Matte it definitely is. But not horrid kinds. It is a creamier , smoother matte. No way near the incredibly matte “ruby woo” ( a veryy beautiful red mac lipstick but a very very matte one by the way!)

Staying Power:
The longest lasting lipstick that has ever gone on my lips..seriously! it stays on and on and on. Definatley 6hr+. After that it gets only a bit drying on lips, but fades only a little. Iv worn this for weddings and even after eating and drinking so much, especially even after the oily food, I don’t have to worry about my lipstick ditching me.

Let’s say even if you have to test its lasting power to the fullest, it wont disappoint you. As it leaves a deep fuschia even looking stain. I was quite surprised to see sucha beautiful pink stain left off by an orange red lippy. It that fun :D
cotton swab
Seen above on cotton :- The remnant fuschia layer below the orange layer, removed with a makeup remover.
But when it’s time to remove all that makeup off, no makeup remover can completely remove that pink stain. While it may be annoying for some, I still love it :P my lips look naturally pinky pinky and no one would know thats not the colour of my lips ;) yes that makes me over excited as I have naturally very pale lips devoid of any colour :/
lip swatch

What I Love About MAC So Chaud Lipstick

That it is a reddish toned orange. Yet it doesn’t take away from its orangeyness.. so I can safely say it’s a good orange.
• The incredible lasting power! It just wont ditch you! Pinky promise!
• It is matte but not a horrid , arid matte.
• The amazing pigmentation! Rich colour even in one swipe!
• The pink stain it leaves behind which has its own fair share of lasting power. Lasts for literally more than half a day!
• The usual yummy vanilla scent of mac lippies
• Sturdy bullet packaging
• The classy black and silver packaging.
lip swatch

What I Don’t Like About MAC So Chaud Lipstick

• Expensive!what else!but totally worth it

What Others May Not Like About It:

Apart from being expensive,
• probably the pigmentation..would not be so easy to work with for newbies.
• The strong pink stain it leaves, which by itself has a lasting power of another 6hrs+ as some people do not like staining lipsticks
• The colour may be too bright or bold for some.

Last words:
I am quite addicted to this one. I look for occasions or days when I can pull out and wear this. I wear it whether its day time or night time. The colour is lovely. It adds another dimesion to most outfits i wear. A matte that works even for my extremely dry lips. Not totally red not a regular orange, but a perfect melange which gives birth to a royal, bold orange.

Would I buy it again.
Yes , if it finishes though

Would I recommend.
If you like bright colours then yes!!
My rating
5 on 5 :D

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{ 56 comments… read them below or add one }

Surabhi June 21, 2012 at 5:06 pm

Amazing colour.. and MAC is MAC..


Neha S. June 21, 2012 at 6:01 pm

Yes that’s true :) mac is mac


shruti wahi June 21, 2012 at 5:08 pm

WOW loved the colour …….firing hot :-)


Neha S. June 21, 2012 at 6:05 pm

Hai na?? Me loves it tooo!!!


Parita June 21, 2012 at 5:11 pm

OMG the color is so hot and your lips are perfect! suits you a lot!


Neha S. June 21, 2012 at 6:08 pm

Awwieee thankyou parita :D


calicoaster June 21, 2012 at 5:13 pm

Wowwwwwwwww….awesome shade an it looks gorgeous on your lips Neha!!


Neha S. June 21, 2012 at 6:16 pm

Thankyouu sooo much kimi… :D


Ila June 21, 2012 at 5:14 pm

Oh Freaking hot it is! no wonder it is one of MAC’s most sought after shades! I too wanna grab this beauty quickly. I love such shades a lot!


Neha S. June 21, 2012 at 6:36 pm

Is it ila? I did not know that! Now I’m doubly happiee


Saranya Gopinath June 21, 2012 at 5:19 pm

real hot


Neha S. June 21, 2012 at 6:41 pm

Hehe :)


Rati June 21, 2012 at 5:28 pm

sexyyy shade neha. Loved your lip swatch. :-*


Neha S. June 21, 2012 at 6:46 pm

Eeeeee…:D thankyou thankyou :D :*


Rati June 21, 2012 at 9:04 pm

i am so getting this after i am sort of half way through impassioned. :))


Neha S. June 21, 2012 at 9:40 pm

impassioned..errm dun remember.. though its another colour family na.. its pink na ? i


Rati June 21, 2012 at 10:11 pm

it’s deep coraly pink. :

yeah but this is like ORANGE. :D


Ashu June 21, 2012 at 5:30 pm

wow… your lips look super luscious :)


Neha S. June 21, 2012 at 7:46 pm

Thjankyouuu ashu :D


PR!Y@NK@ June 21, 2012 at 5:39 pm

this goes into my wish list!


Neha S. June 21, 2012 at 7:48 pm
Nandini June 21, 2012 at 5:56 pm

Adorable name haha – Chaud is French for hot, so very appropriate! This is a gorgeous color :)


Neha S. June 21, 2012 at 8:05 pm

Yup.. A very apt name :)


Neha S. June 21, 2012 at 8:35 pm

i love pronouncing it also hehehe


Nandini June 21, 2012 at 10:58 pm

Yeahh me too :P sounds like ‘show’ :P :P i always look forward to your lipstick reviews, you’ve become like an expert on lipstick brands and shades!


Harman June 21, 2012 at 6:11 pm

such a pretty orange colour. looks so nice on your lips too :)


Neha S. June 21, 2012 at 8:04 pm

Isn’t it?
Thanks harman :)


Sanghati June 21, 2012 at 6:22 pm

looking gr8 on you Neha….damn seskyyyy :) :)


Neha S. June 21, 2012 at 8:36 pm

hhehehee thanks :)


neha June 21, 2012 at 6:25 pm

omg this is so my kinda shade
super hot lips neha ;)


Neha S. June 21, 2012 at 8:37 pm

hai na? i think its ur kinds matte also ;) ;)


sweta June 21, 2012 at 6:34 pm

Love this shade Neha… looks so good on you :)


Neha S. June 21, 2012 at 8:47 pm

thankyou sweta =)


sayed maria June 21, 2012 at 6:40 pm

Nice shade indeed :)


Abinaya June 21, 2012 at 6:48 pm

WOW would be an understatement!!
Looks absolutely fab on you!


Neha S. June 21, 2012 at 8:52 pm

awiiee thankyou so much abinaya . blush blush =)


Antara June 21, 2012 at 7:34 pm

Such gorgeous lips. I thought it was a model’s!


Neha S. June 21, 2012 at 8:54 pm

hahaha woww.. thankyou thankyou .. yeayy thankss :D


Janhavi June 21, 2012 at 9:25 pm

Love this color *drool*


Neha S. June 22, 2012 at 12:17 pm

i know right..!! :D


Bee June 22, 2012 at 1:27 am

I am lusting after this since 2 months now but for some reason I chicken out. Now I’m definitely getting :)) it looks so se-xy on you


Neha S. June 22, 2012 at 12:58 pm

thankyou bee. arre dun chicken out its fairly wearable.. and i know u will rock this one ^^


Bhumika June 22, 2012 at 2:44 am

This looks fab neha !! Totally gorgeous on u :))


Neha S. June 22, 2012 at 1:28 pm

thankyou bhumika :)


Dolon June 22, 2012 at 3:49 am

Hot shade and hot lips!! :P


Neha S. June 22, 2012 at 1:28 pm

thanks dolon :)


Sabrina June 22, 2012 at 4:19 am

Such a lovely awesome shade and your lip swatches are too good. When I got Lady Danger, I swatched this lippie side by side, but then I took Lady Danger. Now drooling over this one! :)


Neha S. June 22, 2012 at 1:30 pm

ya theyr very similar na? but im sure ull love this too.. :D thankyou sabrina :)


ginny June 22, 2012 at 11:24 am

wow…such a nice doubt..did u apply lip balm before applying this??

loved your swatch:-)


Neha S. June 22, 2012 at 1:32 pm

no i did not apply lip balm before this. its not thatttt kinda dry.. :)
thankyou :)


Gauri June 22, 2012 at 4:04 pm

I’ve been meaning to find something like this for a while, thanks for sharing :)


Neha S. June 22, 2012 at 7:48 pm

ur welcome.. im glad it was of help :D


indrani June 22, 2012 at 5:59 pm

Very gorgeous shade


Neha S. June 22, 2012 at 7:49 pm
indrani June 22, 2012 at 6:01 pm

The color looks awesome specially in the second lip swatch


Neha S. June 22, 2012 at 7:49 pm

yes its is an awesome opaque and super vibrant shade.. :)


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