Smokin' Hot Pink is a very interesting shade, and quite frankly, it looks boring in the tube. However, a light application (pat it gently on the lip) gives that shade of flushed pink that one might get after a good smooching. A heavier application slowly builds to a raspberry (purple-red) pink. This is a cool pink, and it doesn't pull yellow or orange tones on me. I think it looks garish on me when I wear it full strength, but I like how it looks after blotting with a tissue.
First, bare lips. I prepped them with a thin application of Lansinoh:
Now, a thin layer, applied with a lip brush. I'm sure you can tell, but yes, I left half of my lips bare for comparison.
Here is a full-face shot, to give you a better idea of how it works with skin tone.
First, no lipstick:
Like the other Megalast colors, this formula is very nice. The color will stick around for hours. Using a balm underneath it makes its lasting power decline, but also allows you to effectively blot it to a more work-friendly daytime look. I have found that adding a gloss on top doesn't seem to affect the wear time.