MAC – A Fantasy of Flowers – Cremesheen Glasses: Photos, Swatches and Reviews

MAC’s A Fantasy of Flowers collection is full of bright, beautiful colors that are perfect for Spring. It was released on Thursday, February 6th… My apologies for just now getting to these reviews but I’ve been working SO much lately, which actually gave me about a week to really play with all of these products!

A Fantasy of Flowers is a big collection… It actually has two parts with separate displayers at counter, with one being green and displaying the more peachy and neutral colors, and one being pink and displaying the more pink and violet shades. All of the colors are bright, but soft, and that applies to everything, not just the lip products. While half of these Cremesheen Glasses are brand new, Star Quality and Galaxy Rose have been previously released, and Pagoda is part of the permeant lineup.

FoF Cremesheen Glasses

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 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. You can get longer wear time when you layer this over Prep + Prime Lip and a liner and/or lipstick.

These are limited edition and are available now at www.maccosmetics.com, as well as at counters and stores. These sell for $20 and contain 2.7 ml / 0.09 US fl oz of product. They have a very subtle vanilla scent but no taste at all.

FoF Cremesheen Glass Labels

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

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

Flare for Fantasy

Flare for Fantasy

Flare for Fantasy

Flare for Fantasy

Flare for Fantasy:   This Cremesheen glass is a “mid-tone pink beige” and has a shimmery finish. It’s a light to medium, warm, peachy-pink nude that may lean more pink or more peachy depending on how naturally pigmented your lips are (mine are very pink). Flare for Fantasy has a really gorgeous warm golden, peachy micro-shimmer that’s very similar to the pearlized appearance that the Lustre lipsticks in this collection have. Color payoff isn’t quite as dark as it is in the tube, which is normal with Cremesheen Glasses. Coverage is pretty good, with Flare for Fantasy being about 75% opaque, but having a very even sort of coverage. The texture is super smooth and creamy and won’t settle into the lines of your lips. Wear time is typical and around 4 hours.

Dupes:   MAC’s Dynasty at Dusk Cremesheen Glass, which is permanent, looks similar in the tube but is lighter and less pigmented on the lips. It is pretty close, though.

Overall Rating:   4.5 / 5

Application:   5

Coverage:  4

Color Payoff:   4

Texture:   5

Wear Time:   4

Packaging:   5

Galaxy Rose

Galaxy Rose

Galaxy Rose

Galaxy Rose

Galaxy Rose:   Galaxy Rose is a “mid-tone violet pink” with a creamy finish. It’s a somewhat warm, medium-dark, bright, berry hued, reddened pink and has a creamy finish with no shimmer. The color payoff is really good but it does look cooler toned in the tube than it does on the lips. Coverage is awesome for a Cremesheen Glass and gives nearly full opacity. This is super creamy and feels smooth on the lips with no stickiness. With Galaxy Rose, I got a little over 4 hours of wear.

Galaxy Rose was also released with the Heavenly Creatures collection in Fall of 2012, so this may look familiar to you.

Dupes:   I can’t think of any glosses I own that are close to Galaxy Rose at all… This is a really unique color!

Overall Rating:   4.5 / 5

Application:   5

Coverage:  4

Color Payoff:   4

Texture:   5

Wear Time:   4

Packaging:   5

Nectarsweet

Nectarsweet

Nectarsweet

Nectarsweet

Nectarsweet:   Nectarsweet is one of the new Cremesheen Glasses in this collection and is a “soft pink peach” with a pearly finish. It’s a light, warm, peachy nude with a golden/champagne shimmer. The only pink I see in this is when I apply it to my lips, and that’s likely just the natural color of my lips showing through! Color payoff is good, though it’s not as intensely peachy once applied. Coverage is good to, but is semi-sheer. It feels creamy and smooth and even though this is a lighter color, it won’t settle in lip lines or look milky. I got about 4 hours of wear before Nectarsweet started to fade.

Dupes:   Double Happiness Cremesheen Glass is permanent and is really similar!

Overall Rating:   4.2 / 5

Application:   5

Coverage:  3

Color Payoff:   4

Texture:   4

Wear Time:   4

Packaging:   5

Pagoda

Pagoda

Pagoda

Pagoda

Pagoda:   Pagoda is a “frosted cool pink” with a semi-pearly sheen and is one of MAC’s permanent shades of Cremesheen Glass. It’s a light, cool toned pink with a very soft pearl. The color payoff is fantastic and is pretty much the same color in both the tube and on the lips. Coverage is nearly opaque, but not quite. The texture is very smooth and creamy, feeling a little thicker than some other Cremesheen Glasses, but not in a heavy, sticky way… This is probably due to the heavier, milkier type of coverage (which also makes it settle into the lip lines without a primer or lipstick underneath). I got about 5 hours of wear with Pagoda before I noticed any fading.

Dupes:   Pink Fade Lipglass is really close, but has more cool, lavender tones and no shimmer… That one was limited edition… Stay Sweet Lipglass from the Archie’s Girls collection is also close but lighter and had no shimmer. It was also limited edition. I can’t think of any dupes that are permanent at this time.

Overall Rating:   4.3 / 5

Application:   5

Coverage:  4

Color Payoff:   4

Texture:   4

Wear Time:   4

Packaging:   5

Playful Petal

Playful Petal

Playful Petal

Playful Petal

Playful Petal:   Playful Petal is a brand new shade and is described as a “electric magenta”… It’s a medium but soft, bright, cool toned pinky-magenta with a super iridescent, multidimensional shimmer that reflects fuchsia, blue, purple, teal, and pink. Playful Petal has a really unique type of iridescence to the base gloss color as well. Color payoff is definitely not as dark or bold as it is in the tube… It shows up brightest if you have naturally very pigmented lips to begin with. Coverage is minimal… It’s very sheer and you mostly just get the effect of the iridescent, multidimensional shimmer. The texture is lightweight and smooth. Wear time alone/over a primer was only about 2-3 hour but it did last longer when layered over a liner and/or lipstick… Playful Petal is actually best worn over something to add shimmer and a hint of color, rather than by itself.

Dupes:   Extra Amps Dazzleglass is a bit warmer, while Funtabulous Dazzleglass is more purple and cooler toned, and Love Alert Dazzleglass is warmer, brighter and more red/pink. Dazzleglasses also have a lot more shimmer, but it has the same kind of iridescent, super reflective particles.

Overall Rating:   3.6 / 5

Application:   5

Coverage:  2

Color Payoff:   3

Texture:   4

Wear Time:   3

Packaging:   5

Star Quality

Star Quality

Star Quality

Star Quality

Star Quality:   This Cremesheen Glass is a “bright orange coral” with a creamy type of finish. It’s a medium, warm tined pinkish coral with no shimmer. Color payoff is good but it looks more pink and less orange on the lips than it does in the tube since the natural color of lips show through a little bit. Coverage is semi-opaque… Not quite full coverage, but almost. The texture feels creamy and a little on the thicker side for a Cremesheen Glass, which also helps it wear longer! I got over 4 hours of wear before Star Quality started to fade away.

Star Quality is a repromote and was also released with the Reel Sexy collection in Spring of 2012.

Dupes:   There are’t any permanent dupes I can think of, although Fever Isle Cremesheen Glass from the Tropical Taboo collection (Summer 2013) is super similar in color, but has shimmer and is a little less pink.

Overall Rating:   4.5 / 5

Application:   5

Coverage:  4

Color Payoff:   4

Texture:   5

Wear Time:   4

Packaging:   5

 

 

 

 

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