MAC Divine Night – Cremesheen Glasses: Photos, Swatches and Reviews

To go along with some of the lipsticks released with this year’s holiday colour collection, MAC has four gorgeous new limited edition Cremesheen Glasses! They share the names with four of the five lipsticks and match up quite nicely when layered. That said, they can also be worn alone or with a liner for a less intense look.

These were all released last week, both online and in store/at counter. The packaging for these is only slightly different than usual, with more matte caps and golden detail for the text on the tubes. As I mentioned in the previous post about the lipsticks, all of the holiday packaging this year is very classy, using matte black with gold and creamy white accents. That applies to all the sets with bags that were released today as well.

Divine Night Cremesheen Glasses 1

Cremesheen Glasses have a lovely, creamy texture that’s not as sticky as MAC’s normal Lipglass formula… It’s very comfortable to wear and feels like it’s somewhere between a Lipglass and Cremesheen Lipstick, but isn’t as heavy as either one. Cremesheen Glasses are well pigmented and usually give fantastic color payoff and coverage. This formula always feels somewhat moisturizing and never leaves a heavy “slime line” around my lips or shows dry or chapped areas. The wand has the same type of doe-foot applicator as other Lipglasses so the product glides on easily and evenly. Like most other MAC lip products, Cremesheen glasses have a very subtle vanilla scent but no taste.  Cremesheen Glasses is typically offer around 4 hours of wear time, since they’re not quite as heavy as other MAC Lipglass formulas.

These are limited edition and are available now at www.maccosmetics.com (if they’re still in stock), as well as at counters and stores. Because of the special packaging these sell for $22, rather than the usual $20, but they actually contain a bit more product with 2.7 ml / 0.09 US fl oz compared to permanent Cremesheen glasses that contain 2.4 ml / 0.08 US fl oz.

Divine Night Cremesheen Glasses Labels

Divine Night Cremesheen Glasses with Names

Photo taken outdoors in natural sunlight. Cremesheen Glasses swatched on NC15 skin.

Photo taken outdoors in natural sunlight.
Cremesheen Glasses swatched on NC15 skin.

Flair for Finery

Flair for Finery

Flair for Finery

Flair for Finery

Flair for Finery:   This Cremesheen Glass is a “cool nude” with a creamy finish. It’s a light, only slightly cool toned pinkish nude with no shimmer, but a beautiful creamy sheen. It truly is the gloss version of the lipstick that shares the same name! It’s semi-sheer, but does give good color payoff. It appears warmer and pinker on the lips, especially on mine, but I have naturally very pigmented lips. Depending on your own lip color, it may look more nude.

Liners:   This will, of course, show up more true to tube color if it’s applied over the matching lipstick… However, if you want to wear this alone you can! A liner will give you some more definition and keep it from slipping around outside the lipline… Some Lip Pencils I would suggest are Dervish, Soar, Whirl, Subculture, or Boldly Bare.

Dupes:   This one is hard to find a perfect dupe for… C-Thru Lipglass is close, but more of a true nude, while Underage Lipglass is peachier. Both are more opaque and, of course, stickier… As far as Cremesheen Glasses go, Fashion Whim is pretty darn close, but has a very slight shimmer and is peachier and warmer, while Fashion Scoop is warmer, pinker, and has that same slight shimmer.

Overall Rating:   4.3 / 5

Application:   5

Coverage:  3

Color Payoff:   4

Texture:   5

Wear Time:   4

Packaging:   5

Prepare for Pleasure

Prepare for Pleasure

Prepare for Pleasure

Prepare for Pleasure

Prepare for Pleasure:   This is described as a “bluish red” and has a creamy finish with no shimmer. It’s very close in color to the lipstick with the same name… It’s a medium to medium-dark, bright, slightly cool toned pinkish red. This obviously doesn’t give fully opaque coverage, but the color payoff is perfect! It did settle into the lines of my lips a bit in this pic, but any other time I wore it, it didn’t do that. I’m thinking that maybe my lips were exceptionally dry because I’d been testing some ultra-matte lipsticks for a few days prior to taking these photos (this problem can be solved by applying Prep + Prime Lip first). Anyway… It felt creamy, but not sticky, and gave me about 3-4 hours of wear before it began to wear off.

Liners:   Naturally, Cherry Lip Pencil is a great choice if you want to wear a liner with this. You can also do Trust in Red Pro Longwear Lip Pencil to bring out the more pinkish-red tone. Prepare for Pleasure also looks great when layered over the lipstick of the same name.

Dupes:   The closest thing I can think of that’s permanent would be Forever Rose Pro Longwear Lipglass… The only thing about those is that they’re heavy, sticky, and it’s much more opaque! It’s also a bit lighter and more pink. Russian Red Lipglass is also a great dupe, but it’s stickier and more opaque, which is typical with that formula.

Overall Rating:   4.5 / 5

Application:   5

Coverage:  3

Color Payoff:   5

Texture:   5

Wear Time:   4

Packaging:   5

Private Party

Private Party

Private Party

Private Party

Private Party:   Private Party is described as a “plum mauve with pearl” and has a very soft, pearlescent shimmery finish… It’s a medium, slightly cool toned pinkish plum with a warmer mauve pearly shimmer. It’s obviously moderately sheer and while the color payoff is good, it warms up, cools down, or becomes brighter and more pink depending on the natural color of your lips. As usual with Cremesheen Glasses, I got around 3-4 hours of wear with Private Party.

Liners:   You can use a wide variety of liners with this Cremesheen Glass… Some of my favorites are Plum, Dervish, Whirl, Soar, and Half-Red. Private Party also compliments the matching lipstick very well when layered over it, adding some shine and shimmer.

Dupes:   There aren’t many plum type of lipglosses from MAC in any formula, really… Not permanent ones anyway. Viva Glam VI Lipglass is similar but is lighter, more pink, more opaque, and much more shimmery! Spanking Rich Dazzleglass is also similar, but more truly glittery and berry toned, and was limited with the Glitter and Ice holiday collection in 2011.

Overall Rating:   4.3 / 5

Application:   5

Coverage:  3

Color Payoff:   4

Texture:   5

Wear Time:   4

Packaging:   5

You've Got It

You’ve Got It

You've Got It

You’ve Got It

You’ve Got It:   This is a “nude taupe with green pearl” and has a soft, shimmery finish… It’s a light-medium, cool toned taupey nude with a subtle greenish gold pearly shimmer. This gave almost, but not totally opaque coverage and went on evenly, giving good color payoff as well without settling into the lines of my lips. This is pretty light and milky, but I feel like it wore better than many glosses with that type of appearance. Although it applied and covered well, it only gave me about 3 hours of wear before fading.

I did not purchase the Lipstick this shares a name with, but they do look nice when layered with one another… However, I actually prefer this over Exclusive Event Lipstick, which was released with this collection, because it plays up the cool toned taupey nude color and adds a nice sheen.

Liners:   Stripdown Lip Pencil looks nice with this because it’s cool toned, but not so cool that it washes you out. It is slightly darker than this gloss, so apply it lightly. You can also do something like Subculture for a warmer nude, or Stone if you really want to cool this color down even more.

Dupes:   I can’t think of many! The closest thing that comes to mind and is permanent would be Boundless Beige Pro Longwear Lipglass but it’s warmer, more of a true beige nude, and has a warmer, more golden type of shimmer as well as a much heavier, stickier texture.

Overall Rating:   4.3 / 5

Application:   5

Coverage:  4

Color Payoff:   4

Texture:   5

Wear Time:   3

Packaging:   5

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