MAC So Supreme – Sheen Supreme Lipsticks: Photos, Swatches and Reviews

You probably recognize this formula from MAC’s permanent line of lipsticks but with the So Supreme collection, MAC has added 5 new and limited edition colors. The only one that’s permanent is Gotta Dash! However, I did not purchase one color… Sweet Grenadine because I didn’t see it fitting into my personal collection or kit very well. Of course it’s still a beautiful color, I just won’t be reviewing that one! Sorry!

So Supreme Lipsticks

Sheen Supreme Lipsticks are like a hybrid of a lipstick and a gloss and have the best of both worlds… You get the shine of a gloss with the color payoff of a lipstick and no serious stickiness! Another great thing about the Sheen Supreme formula is that they contain shea butter, so they’re nourishing AND gorgeous.

Of course, since these are a hybrid type of formula, the wear time is something between that of a lipstick and a gloss… They wear well for around 4-5 hours before any touchups are needed, but I certainly recommend wearing these with a liner so they don’t slip around, bleeding and smudging outside of the lip line. That said, if you apply these lightly, they won’t do that so much, so a liner isn’t ALWAYS required if you prefer a softer wash of color.

As you can see, the packaging of Sheen Supremes is slightly different than the usual MAC Lipstick tubes. These are packaged in a slick, straight black, shiny tube and have a flatter, more angled shape to the lipstick itself.

The So Supreme collection was released last Thursday, July 25th and is available now online or at MAC counters and stores. As I mentioned before, all colors except for Gotta Dash! Are limited edition. Sheen Supremes sell for $16, but contain 3.6 g/.12 US oz of product, unlike normal MAC Lipsticks that contain 3 g/0.1 US oz and cost $15. Basically, that makes Sheen Supremes a better value!

So Supreme Labels

Photo taken outdoors in natural sunlight.  Sheen Supreme Lipsticks photographed on NC20 skin

Photo taken outdoors in natural sunlight.
Sheen Supreme Lipsticks photographed on NC20 skin

Candy Apple

Candy Apple

Candy Apple

Candy Apple

Photo taken indoors with both natural sunlight and light from my OttLite makeup mirror

Photo taken indoors with both natural sunlight and light from my OttLite makeup mirror

Candy Apple:   Candy Apple is a “midtonal warm plum” with a soft sheen. It’s a medium, but still bright, warm berry type of red with some subtle plum tones. It’s really pretty and flatters all skintones. It has decent color payoff but not 100% opacity, which is to be expected with this lipstick formula.

My favorite thing about this color is that it can be altered dramatically, but easily, depending on what liner you use with it. You can do Beet Lip Pencil to make it brighter, Brick to make it deeper and more red, or really any type of red, pink, or plum liner. I suggest playing around with different ones to see what you can come up with! Wearing Sheen Supreme Lipsticks with a liner will also increase the wear time. I can’t really think of any Lipsticks that are great dupes for Candy Apple, so if you like this, it’s definitely worth picking up while it’s still available!

Overall Rating:   4.3 / 5

Application:   5

Coverage:  4

Color Payoff:   4

Texture:   5

Wear Time:   3

Packaging:   5

Gotta Dash!

Gotta Dash!

Gotta Dash!

Gotta Dash!

Gotta Dash

Gotta Dash

Gotta Dash!:   This is described as a “pale clean coral” and has the usual soft, shiny finish like all Sheen Supremes have. It’s a light, warm, peachy coral with very soft pinkish undertones. The darker your lips are, the more pinkish-coral this will look. I got great color payoff and opacity with very little product!

If you want to pair this up with a liner, any neutral, pink, or peachy color will work, depending on what tones in this lipstick you want to bring out… Some of my favorites to use are Boldly Bare and Lasting Sensation (which will make it deeper and more coral). Sweet & Sour Lipstick, which came out with MAC’s All About Orange collection is similar to Gotta Dash!, although lighter and matte (and is no longer available at most locations), and Reel Sexy was close, but also more matte and pink-ish. Ravishing is darker and more orange tones.

Overall Rating:   4.7 / 5

Application:   5

Coverage:  5

Color Payoff:   5

Texture:   5

Wear Time:   3

Packaging:   5

Playtime

Playtime

Playtime

Playtime

Playtime

Playtime

Playtime:   Playtime is a “bright coral pink” with quite a bit of sheen and a soft pearl. It’s a cooler toned, medium, bright pink with totally opaque coverage and great color payoff. Since they describe it as a “bright coral pink”, I wasn’t expecting it to look quite so cool toned on the lips because it doesn’t in the tube. The natural tone of the lips seems to alter how Playtime looks too, so you may want to try this on before you buy it.

For a liner, I suggest Magenta Lip Pencil or More to Love Pro Longwear Lip Pencil. Those will bring out either the cooler magenta tones, or make it appear more of a bright pink. I can’t think of many MAC lipsticks that are very similar to Playtime… Naughty Saute may be close, but as I recall, it was both lighter and more blue/cool toned.

Overall Rating:   4.7 / 5

Application:   5

Coverage:  5

Color Payoff:   5

Texture:   5

Wear Time:   3

Packaging:   5

Pleasurefruit

Pleasurefruit

Pleasurefruit

Pleasurefruit

Pleasurefruit

Pleasurefruit

Pleasurefruit:   Pleasurefruit is a “bright warm pink” with a lot of sheen and a hint of pearl. It’s a super bright, medium, warm pink that works well with all skintones. It has amazing color payoff and is completely opaque with very little product applied.

You can use a number of different liners with Pleasurefruit, depending on how bright you want it to be. Beet Lip Pencil tones down the warmth and deepens it a bit, while More to Love Pro Longwear Lip Pencil will make it a bolder pink. You can even use Lasting Sensation Lip Pencil if you want to bring out the warmth and make it appear slightly more coral-pink. MAC’s Impassioned Lipstick is similar to Pleasurefruit, but has a more matte/satin finish and is brighter and more intense.

Overall Rating:   4.7 / 5

Application:   5

Coverage:  5

Color Payoff:   5

Texture:   5

Wear Time:   3

Packaging:   5

Pret-a-Pretty

Pret-a-Pretty

Pret-a-Pretty

Pret-a-Pretty

Pret-a-Pretty

Pret-a-Pretty

Pret-a-Pretty:   This is a “soft warm pink” with a very soft type of sheen… Basically there’s no “supreme” part to this sheen and it’s more of a true satin finish than any other Sheen Supreme lipstick. It’a a pale, warm to neutral, soft pinkish nude. It’s much less peachy on the lips than it looks in the tube. It does give really good, though not totally opaque coverage, and a decent amount of color payoff. Because it’s not as shiny as the other Sheen Supremes, it can potentially show chapped areas on your lips if you don’t use something like Prep + Prime lip underneath.

Any pink, neutral, or nude lip liner will work with Pret-a-Pretty… I typically use Subculture or Boldly Bare Lip Pencil if I want to keep it nude, or Dervish if I want to make it a bit more pink. Myth and Creme Cup are both similar Lipsticks to Pret-a-Pretty, but Myth is lighter and more of a true nude, while Creme Cup is more pink.

Overall Rating:   4.3 / 5

Application:   5

Coverage:  4

Color Payoff:   5

Texture:   4

Wear Time:   3

Packaging:   5

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