MAC Hot Gossip lipstick is described as a “mid-tone pinky plum” and it is a cremesheen finish. I find the description quite apt as it truly looks like what it is described as. It is more of a “cool tone” as well, making it quite difficult to work with for someone who has a warm undertone. I am not completely olive toned, but my skin is definitely on the warmer side of the spectrum. As much as this is a lovely color, I found it to be rather difficult to work on its own, on my bare lips. I definitely need a backup support. Unless I have a neutralizing foundation, it makes my face look rather “dirty”; the contrast of warm and cool certainly does not work in this case. Having said that, it will look fantastic on someone with cooler undertones in their skin. It is a beautiful color, but sadly it does not work with me. The formulation does not dry my lips out, but is not hydrating at the same time. It is comfortable and lasts 2-3 hours on me.