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Playland is one of MAC’s more recent and fun collections that’s full of bright, intense colors that are perfect for Summer! It came out several weeks ago, so I’m a little late on this, but I didn’t even purchase my products from this collection until last week! Unfortunately I only have three of the five Lipglasses to review, but they’re the best out of this collection anyway 😉

 

Top to Bottom: Carousel, Lots of Laughs and Pure Silliness

Top to Bottom: Carousel, Lots of Laughs and Pure Silliness

 

MAC Lipglasses are highly pigmented with quite a bit of shine. The three in this review all have creamy finishes with no shimmer and are nearly opaque. MAC’s Lipglass formula is not a runny type of gloss by any means… It’s quite sticky/tacky, but thins and smooths out once the product warms up on the lips. It’s applies easily with the spongey doe foot applicator, though may take a few swipes back and forth to even out and get full coverage (like I said, the product has to warm up to even out).  I typically get around 4 hours of wear time with MAC Lipglasses before I have to touch up. If you want to extend the wear time, you can apply these over MAC’s Prep + Prime Lip, which will also help keep these creamy colors from settling into the lines of your lips. Using a liner first will also help keep these Lipglasses on longer!

MAC’s Playland collection was released on April 17th and is limited edition… I know that some of these are still available at counters and stores and online at www.maccosmetics.com, though. These contain the usual 4.8 g / 0.17 US oz of product and sell for $15. They have a very light vanilla scent but no taste.

Playland Lipglasses with Names

Playland Lipglass Labels

Playland Lipglass Swatches

 

Carousel

Carousel

Carousel

Carousel

Carousel:   This Lipglass is a “creamy pink” with a cream finish… It’s a bright, medium, slightly cool toned (though it looks warmer in the tube), pink with an almost milky cream type of finish. The color payoff is great and gives nearly opaque coverage. I didn’t find that this settled into the lines of my lips much, if at all, which was a nice surprise considering how pigmented and milky it is. It has the typically tacky, somewhat thicker Lipglass texture but warmed up and felt very smooth once it warmed up on my lips. I got about 4 hours of wear before a touchup was necessary.

Lipsticks & Liners:   If you’d like to layer this over a lipstick, it works well with anything from nudes (to brighten them up) all the way to bright pinks… To be more specific, it looks great when layered over Sweet Experience (to darken and turn it more pink) and Happy-Go-Lucky (to lighten and brighten) Lipsticks also from the Playland collection. If you only want to use a liner with this, I suggest More To Love or In Anticipation Pro Longwear Lip Pencils, Embrace Me Lip Pencil (limited edition), or Process Magenta Chromagraphic Pencil, which was released with the Playland collection but is always available online or at a MAC PRO store location.

Dupes:   Saint Germain Lipglass is close, but cooler toned and lighter. Long Love Love Pro Longwear Lipglass is also similar, but it’s also a little lighter and cooler toned.

Overall Rating:   4.5 / 5

Application:   5

Coverage:   4

Color Payoff:   5

Texture:   4

Wear Time:   4

Packaging:   5

Lots of Laughs

Lots of Laughs

Lots of Laughs

Lots of Laughs

Lots of Laughs:   Lots of Laughs is a “creamy peach” with a cream finish… It’s a light-medium, warmed toned peach with some cooler pink undertones, which make this show up a little more cool toned on the lips that it is in the tube. It has quite a milky cream finish to it, which can make this settle into the lined of the lips a bit if it’s used without something like Prep + Prime Lip underneath. Color payoff was good, but since I have fairly pigmented lips anyway, the semi-sheer opacity make this turn more pink on me than peach. It felt creamy and tacky/sticky, which is typical, and gave me slightly less than 4 hours of wear before I needed to reapply or touch up.

Lipsticks & Liners:   This Lipglass is versatile, so it can be layered over many different colors of lipsticks from nudes to pinks to peaches or corals… My favorite lipsticks to layer it over from the Playland collection is Sweet Experience, but you can also try it over Toying Around to lighten and brighten it. For a liner, I would suggest Lasting Sensation Lip Pencil to bring out the more coral/peachy tones.

Dupes:   Pink Lemonade Lipglass is in the same color family but is darker and more coral. Razzledazzler Lipglass is pretty close, but not as bright. Imperial Light Cremesheen Glass is also close, but darker, more coral and warmer, and has a golden pearl to it.

Overall Rating:   4.2 / 5

Application:   5

Coverage:   4

Color Payoff:   3

Texture:   4

Wear Time:   4

Packaging:   5

Pure SIlliness

Pure SIlliness

Pure Silliness

Pure Silliness

Pure Silliness:   Pure Silliness is described as a “creamy lilac” with a cream finish, but I don’t see so much of the lilac myself… To me, this is a medium, bold, cool toned pink with some purple/lilac undertones. It has a creamy, somewhat milky finish that only settled into the lines of my lips a tiny bit without Prep + Prime Lip. Out of these three Lipglasses, Pure Silliness seems to be the one with the most shine. The color payoff was great, though it’s not completely opaque. It’s a bit stickier than the other two Lipglasses I’m reviewing from this collection, but that added a bit of wear time! I got over 4 hours of wear before I needed to touch up at all.

Lipsticks & Liners:   This Lipglass looks great when layered over Happy-Go-Lucky lipstick, also from the Playland collection, though it will work over any bold pink, or even softer pinks if you want to give them a little boost of brightness. For liners, I would go with the same three as I mentioned with Carousel… More to Love Pro Longwear Lip Pencil, Embrace Me Lip Pencil (limited edition), or Process Magenta Chromagraphic Pencil.

Dupes:   Saint Germain Lipglass is lighter. Pink Nouveau Lipglass is closer, but is warmer toned.

Overall Rating:   4.5 / 5

Application:   5

Coverage:   4

Color Payoff:   5

Texture:   4

Wear Time:   4

Packaging:   5

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There are three Lipglasses that are part of the Betty side of the Archie’s Girls collection… For the most part they go along with the Berry Lipsticks, with the exception of Oh, Oh, Oh Lipstick, which none of these necessarily go with… Anyway, they’re soft, pastel toned Lipglasses that go along perfectly with Betty’s sweet, girly image.

As with the other Archie’s Girls products, these Lipglasses have special packaging. They come in a white box with the Archie’s Girls logo and feature either Betty or Veronica on the clear tube with a white lid, depending on which half of the collection the Lipglass is from. I think the Lipglass packaging is a little more toned down than the Lipsticks are but it’s still super cute!

Archie's Girls Lipglass Box Betty Lipglass Packaging

MAC Lipglasses typically give me about 4 hours of wear before I need to touch up. They’re a somewhat thick, slightly sticky formula, but the sticky feeling doesn’t last long… After you’ve had it on for a bit and it have a chance to warm up and melt onto your lips the stickiness goes away. If they were too runny, they would not be so pigmented or wear as well, so don’t take the thick, sticky feeling as a negative thing! MAC Lipglasses are my favorite formula out of any type of lipgloss out there! These, like other MAC Lipglass, have a subtle vanilla scent but no taste.

These Lipglasses are limited edition with the Archie’s Girls collection and are available now at any MAC store, counter, or online at www.maccosmetics.com. Surprisingly, the only one that is sold out online is Kiss & Don’t Tell. Like other MAC Lipglasses, these contain 4.8 g / 0.17 US oz of product. However, these cost a little more, due to the special packaging, so they sell for $16.50 rather than the usual $15.

Betty Lipglass Labels

 

Betty Lipglasses

 

Photo taken outdoors in natural sunlight. Lipglasses swatched on NC15 skin.

Photo taken outdoors in natural sunlight. Lipglasses swatched on NC15 skin.

 

Kiss & Don't Tell

Kiss & Don’t Tell

Kiss & Don't Tell on LipsKiss & Don’t Tell:   Kiss & Don’t Tell is a “bright coral” with a soft creamy finish that contains no shimmer. It is a bright, medium, warm toned pinky-peachy coral that gives really great coverage and color payoff. It wore well for about 4 hours and didn’t settle into the lines on my lips or feather at all. In some ways it reminds me of Viva Glam Nicki Lipglass, but it’s not as opaque or intense, and Viva Glam Nicki may actually be a teeny bit lighter. It looks great worn alone but if you want to pair Kiss & Don’t Tell up with a Lipstick from the Archie’s Girls collection, I suggest Betty Bright.

Overall Rating:   4.5 / 5

Application:   4

Coverage:  4

Color Payoff:   5

Texture:   5

Wear Time:   4

Packaging:   5

Stay Sweet

Stay Sweet

Stay Sweet on LipsStay Sweet:  Stay Sweet is a “light lavender pink” with a creamy finish and no shimmer. It’s a pale, cool toned, lavender tinged, milky pink. Surprisingly, the milkiness of Stay Sweet didn’t settle into the lines on my lips like those type of finishes usually do. It has great coverage and color payoff too and wore for around 3-4 hours before it started to fade. The perfect Lipstick to go under this Lipglass is Girl Next Door, from the Betty side or the Archie’s Girls collection. Pink Fade is a close dupe to Stay Sweet but is a bit more lavender and cooler toned. Viva Glam Nicki 2 Lipglass is also similar once applied, but is much cooler and more purple in the tube.

Overall Rating:   4.3 / 5

Application:   4

Coverage:  4

Color Payoff:   4

Texture:   5

Wear Time:   4

Packaging:   5

Summer Sweetheart

Summer Sweetheart

Summer Sweetheart on LipsSummer Sweetheart:   This Lipglass is a “light peach” with a creamy finish and no shimmer. It’s a pale, very milky, soft peach color. It gave wonderful color payoff and good opacity, although there is still some sheerness there. Unfortunately, unlike Stay Sweet, the milkiness of Summer Sweetheart did make the Lipglass settle into my lip lines a bit. As I have said before, this can be helped if you wear a layer of MAC Prep + Prime Lip underneath. It applied smoothly and wore well with no feathering, but only for about 3 hours. Since there’s not a perfect Lipstick match in this collection for this Lipglass, you could always wear it alone or use it to tone down Betty Bright Lipstick! It also looks really nice over any nude Lipstick (like Myth or Japanese Maple). In some ways, Summer Sweetheart reminds me of Orange Tempura but I think Orange Tempura may be a little lighter.

Overall Rating:   4.2 / 5

Application:   4

Coverage:  4

Color Payoff:   4

Texture:   4

Wear Time:   4

Packaging:   5

Like the Lipsticks in this collection, there are three Lipglasses each with both the Veronica and Betty sides of Archie’s Girls. The Veronica Lipglasses go perfectly with the Lipsticks, so you can layer them and add some shine if you like. They’re all nicely pigmented and can be worn on their own as well. I’m seriously so impressed with every single product in Archie’s Girls, so pardon me if I can’t stop raving about them!

As with the other Archie’s Girls products, these Lipglasses have special packaging. They come in a white box with the Archie’s Girls logo and feature either Betty or Veronica on the clear tube with a white lid, depending on which half of the collection the Lipglass is from. I think the Lipglass packaging is a little more toned down than the Lipsticks are but it’s still super cute!

Archie's Girls Lipglass Box

MAC Lipglasses typically give me about 4 hours of wear before I need to touch up. They’re a somewhat thick, slightly sticky formula, but the sticky feeling doesn’t last long… After you’ve had it on for a bit and it have a chance to warm up and melt onto your lips the stickiness goes away. If they were too runny, they would not be so pigmented or wear as well, so don’t take the thick, sticky feeling as a negative thing! MAC Lipglasses are my favorite formula out of any type of lipgloss out there! These, like other MAC Lipglass, have a subtle vanilla scent but no taste.

These Lipglasses are limited edition with the Archie’s Girls collection and are available now at any MAC store, counter, or online at www.maccosmetics.com. Surprisingly, they’re still in stock online, so if you can’t get them locally, check the website! Like other MAC Lipglasses, these contain 4.8 g / 0.17 US oz of product. However, these cost a little more, due to the special packaging, so they sell for $16.50 rather than the usual $15.

Veronica Lipglass Labels

Veronica Lipglasses

Photo taken outdoors in natural sunlight. Lipglasses swatched on NC15 skin.

Photo taken outdoors in natural sunlight. Lipglasses swatched on NC15 skin.

 

Feelin' So Good

Feelin’ So Good

Feelin' So Good on Lips

Feelin’ So Good:   Feelin’ So Good is a “deep blackened plum” with a creamy finish and a hint of shimmer. It’s a dark brownish plum, but looks more plummy the more pigment your lips naturally have and contains soft shimmer particles that reflect tones of copper and gold. The color payoff was good… It’s certainly lighter on the lips than in the tube but most lipglosses are like that because they thin out once applied. It was not super opaque but it gave decent coverage and lasted about 4 hours before fading or feathering. My only real complaint with this Lipglass is that it settled into the lined on my lips… That’s easily avoided if you wear MAC Prep + Prime Lip underneath! Feelin’ So Good looks perfect when worn over Boyfriend Stealer Lipstick, which is one of the Veronica Lipsticks from this collection.

Overall Rating:   3.8 / 5

Application:   4

Coverage:  3

Color Payoff:   3

Texture:   4

Wear Time:   4

Packaging:   5

Mall Madness

Mall Madness

Mall Madness on Lips

Mall Madness:   This is a “midtone pink violet” Lipglass with multi-dimensional shimmer. The overall color is a medium, slightly cool toned plummy pink and the shimmer particles seem to be golden, pink, and magenta. It has good coverage and color payoff for a gloss and gave me a little less than 4 hours of wear before fading. It didn’t settle into the lined on my lips at all and I had no issues with any feathering, even without a liner. Mall Madness is the perfect gloss to layer over Daddy’s Little Girl Lipstick, also from the Veronica part of this collection.

Overall Rating:   4.2 / 5

Application:   4

Coverage:  4

Color Payoff:   4

Texture:   4

Wear Time:   4

Packaging:   5

Strawberry Malt

Strawberry Malt

Strawberry Malt Lipglass on LipsStrawberry Malt:   Strawberry Malt is a “bright red” with a creamy finish. It’s a bright, slightly cool toned red with pink undertones. it reminds me of a juicy fruit punch kind of color. Strawberry Malt was almost opaque but not quite… The color payoff was wonderful and it barely settled into the lined in my lips with no primer underneath. I got about 4 hours of wear with this with no feathering at all! If you want to layer this over a Lipstick, I suggest pairing it up with Ronnie Red, which is also part of the Veronica half of the Archie’s Girls collection.

Overall Rating:   4.7 / 5

Application:   5

Coverage:  4

Color Payoff:   5

Texture:   5

Wear Time:   4

Packaging:   5

 

MAC’s Glamour Daze collection for holiday 2012 contains 5 Lipglasses… Four being new colors, one (Pink Fade), being a repromote that has been released several times over the past year or so. They’re all colors that can be worn by everyone, which is nice. The Lipglasses in this collection also go along well with the Lipsticks, and most look good worn alone too, so they’re versatile. I like these Lipglasses so much that they’ll all be staying in my own personal stash… I can really see myself using these a lot this season!

Please excuse the normal packaging with black text on Pink Fade… I already had that one from a past collection.

MAC Lipglasses typically give me about 4 hours of wear before I need to touch up. They’re a somewhat thick, slightly sticky formula, but the sticky feeling isn’t so bad once you’ve had them on for a bit and they have a chance to melt into your lips. If they were too runny, they would not be so pigmented or wear as well, so don’t take the thick, sticky feeling as a negative thing! These, like other MAC Lipglass, have a subtle vanilla scent but no taste.

All five Lipglasses in the Glamour Daze collection are limited edition and are available now at your local MAC store, counter, or on www.maccosmetics.com. MAC products are also available to purchase through the websites of their retailers, such as Macy’s, Dillard’s, and Nordstrom. They contain the usual 4.8g / 0.17oz of product in each tube and have a doe-foot applicator. The Glamour Daze Lipglasses have special packaging with white text and a black label, so that makes the cost of these go up to $16.50, rather than the $15 that permanent Lipglasses cost.

Photo taken outdoors in natural sunlight on NC20 skin

Deliciously Demure

Photo taken in natural sunlight

Deliciously Demure:   Deliciously Demure is described as a “soft cool brown with pearl”. Hmm… I can see how it looks like that in the tube, but on my lips it’s not nearly as cool, or as truly brown! On, it looks more like a rosy, plum-ish, warm brown with multidimensional micro-shimmer. Although it’s not as dark or pigmented on as it is in the tube, it does give even and opaque coverage. This is an extremely versatile color and would look good on any skintone, from pale to deep dark. If you’d like to layer this over one of the Glamour Daze Lipsticks, it looks great over Glamourdaze!

Overall Rating:   4.5 / 5

Application:   5

Coverage:  5

Color Payoff:   4

Texture:   4

Wear Time:   4

Packaging:   5

Flight of Fancy

Photo taken in natural sunlight

Flight of Fancy:   This Lipglass is a “rich purple”. It’s darker in the tube than on the lips, where it looks more like a deep, slightly rosy, cool plum with a tiny hint of shimmer. Like Deliciously Demure, although it’s not as dark as it is in the tube, it does give opaque and smooth coverage, hardly settling into the lines of the lips at all. I think the only reason it did on mine is because my lips have been really chapped. I’m sure that if I’d have applied Prep + Prime Lip underneath, I wouldn’t have had that problem. Flight of Fancy would look great on everyone, and looks especially nice when layered over Dramatic Encounter Lipstick.

Overall Rating:   4.3 / 5

Application:   5

Coverage:  5

Color Payoff:   3

Texture:   4

Wear Time:   4

Packaging:   5

Impossibly Sweet

Photo taken in natural sunlight

Impossibly Sweet:   Impossibly Sweet is a “soft sheer pink with multidimensional pearl”. There is absolutely LOADS of pearly shimmer in this Lipglass, but not much color… I don’t see any pink to it once I apply it on my lips, but there was a slightly pinkish nude tint to it when I swatched in on my arm. Either way, it’s pretty and flattering on everyone, so long as you like shimmer anyway! The coverage is even with no settling into lip lines, but there’s definitely not much opacity to Impossibly Sweet. Since it’s a neutral gloss, anyone can wear it either alone or layered over any lipstick.

Overall Rating:   4 / 5

Application:   5

Coverage:  3

Color Payoff:   2

Texture:   5

Wear Time:   4

Packaging:   5

Pink Fade
*This packaging is not the one from Glamour Daze. I purchased this earlier in the year with another collection. *

Photo taken in natural sunlight

Pink Fade:   Pink Fade is a “light creamy pink” that contains no shimmer. Although it’s a light pink, it’s still bright. It’s a neutral type of pink with the smallest hint of a cool undertone that’s barely even noticeable… That makes this a flattering color for all skin tones, from pale to dark. The color payoff and opacity are great, but it does tend to settle into the lines of the lips a bit. You can easily prevent that problem by first applying a moisturizer or primer, like Prep + Prime Lip, or by layering this over a Lipstick. I find that it looks lovely over Beauty Lipstick that was also released with the Glamour Daze collection.

Overall Rating:   4.5 / 5

Application:   5

Coverage:  4

Color Payoff:   5

Texture:   4

Wear Time:   4

Packaging:   5

Talk Softly to Me

Photo taken in natural sunlight

Talk Softly to Me:   Talk Softly to Me is a “light creamy coral pink” with no shimmer. On the lips, it’s slightly more pink than it is in the tube, but other than that, MAC’s description describes it perfectly! Like Pink Fade, it’s light, but bright, and has good color payoff and opacity… Also like Pink Fade, it has the issue of settling into the lips when worn alone. As I have mentioned before, layering it over a moisturizer, primer, or lipstick will take care of that problem. Worn alone, it’s warm-toned enough that it would be flattering on anyone. If you’d like to layer it over a Lipstick, I think it would look nice over Glamourdaze, but best over Innocence Lipstick… They were practically made for each other!

Overall Rating:   4.5 / 5

Application:   5

Coverage:  4

Color Payoff:   5

Texture:   4

Wear Time:   4

Packaging:   5

 

One of the things I was most looking forward to with MAC’s Styleseeker collection were the Lipglasses… I know that in some recent collections, the Lipglasses weren’t as pigmented and spectacular as everyone hoped for, but I think these make up for that!

The three new colors are limited edition, and although C-Thru is permanent, it works in this collection so I’ll let it slide 😉 These Lipglasses go well with the Mattene lipsticks that were also released with Styleseeker, so you can layer them… That said, these Lipglasses can definitely hold their own and be worn without anything underneath!

 

Photo taken in natural, direct sunlight

 

MAC Lipglasses wear for about 4-5 hours on me without needing touchups… Slightly longer if applied over a Lip Pencil or Lipstick. The texture is a slightly sticky, but not in an uncomfortable, annoying way…  It feels less sticky after it warms up on your lips. The tackiness actually makes the Lipglass last and not smudge or wear off easily, so it’s not a bad thing! They have a light vanilla scent but no flavor.

Since C-Thru is permanent, it’s always available and has been around for a while. The other three new colors are limited edition and are available today, August 23rd, at any MAC store, counter, or online at www.maccosmetics.com.  MAC Lipglasses contain 4.8g/0.17oz of product and sell for $15.

I am using a new rating system for products I review, and I am going to rate these all individually, as there are variations and I want to give you all the best review possible!

 

Photo taken outdoors in natural sunlight on NC20 skin

 

Photo taken indoors with indirect sunlight + light from my OttLite makeup mirror.

C-Thru:   C-Thru is a “peachy beige with shimmer”. It’s a warm, light nude with a hint of warm, golden shimmer. As you can see, this is one of those Lipglasses that settles into the lines of lips and doesn’t look too cute alone… I took this photo wearing C-Thru only, but using something like Prep + Prime Lip underneath, or laying this over a lip pencil will help with this problem. Obviously, this is not a highly pigmented Lipglass, so it’s very subtle. I prefer to wear this over a lipstick or lip pencil, but that’s my own preference 🙂

Overall Rating:   3.8 / 5

Application:   5

Coverage:   3

Color Payoff:   3

Texture:   4

Wear Time:   3

Packaging:   5

Eclectic Edge:   Eclectic Edge is a “mid tone clean true orange”. It’s not super bright or bold, and it does have some slightly pink undertones to it, but it’s mostly a true orange. It also contains warm, golden micro-shimmer. Unlike a lot of Lipglasses with shimmer, you can’t feel the shimmer in Eclectic Edge… It doesn’t add weirdness to the texture or anything. This Lipglass is SO wonderfully pigmented and has good coverage… It’s not as heavy as Ready to Roam or Restless, but I would say that Eclectic Edge is about 90% opaque. This sort of reminds me of Morange, but with shimmer, and Eclectic Edge is not as deep of an orange. Riviera Life from the Hey, Sailor collection is also very similar, but a little bit more red and darker (not much, though). Since this isn’t a deep, bold orange, I think this would look nice on most skin tones.

Overall Rating:   4.7 / 5

Application:   5

Coverage:   4

Color Payoff:   5

Texture:   5

Wear Time:   4

Packaging:   5

Ready to Roam:   Finally, a new red Lipglass!! Ready to Roam is a “midtone true blue red”. It’s definitely a cool-toned red, but it’s not dark… It’s a bright, medium, cool red and it actually has a teeny little bit of warm, red pearl to it, which also helps to brighten it up. The pearl is barely noticeable, but it adds some extra dimension to this Lipglass. The coverage is amazing… This is totally opaque with minimal application of product. It’s also very pigmented and wears well without fading for at least 4-5 hours. It’s similar to the permanent Lipglass, Russian Red, although Russian Red is slightly deeper and lacks any pearl or shimmer. Send Me Sailing, from Hey, Sailor, is also close, but a bit darker and even more cool toned and also lacks shimmer. The color payoff and coverage with Send Me Sailing is not as bold or opaque as Ready to Roam. P.S. Another benefit for Ready to Roam is that it makes your teeth look whiter and it looks awesome on everyone!

Overall Rating:   4.9 / 5

Application:   5

Coverage:   5

Color Payoff:   5

Texture:   5

Wear Time:   4

Packaging:   5

Restless:   Restless is described as a “dark burnt bronze”, although to me, it’s more of a reddish, coppery bronze. It has LOADS of gorgeous, warm copper and gold shimmer! This isn’t super fine shimmer, but it doesn’t make this Lipglass feel gritty or add unwanted texture. Color payoff is great, but the coverage is not completely opaque. It does apply evenly, and wears well for over 4 hours. I can’t really think of any Lipglasses that are similar to this, so Restless may be one that you’d like to pick up from the Styleseeker collection! This color is flattering on everyone, but I really love it on lighter skin tones for that drastic, darker gloss look.

Overall Rating:   4.5 / 5

Application:   5

Coverage:   4

Color Payoff:   5

Texture:   4

Wear Time:   4

Packaging:   5

     Sooo… It’s about time MAC added some new Tinted Lipglasses and Lip Pencils! I’m not sure if any of these will be staying in the permanent line, but I will let you all know as soon as I do.

*Not Pictured: Famously Fab Liplass… I have not purchased this one yet but hope to later this week. I will post photos of it when I do.

Just My Type Lip Pencil… I will not be adding this to my kit or posting photos of this product.

Reviews and additional/better photos and swatches will be posted sometime before Thursday evening. Thank you for your patience! I’m a total perfectionist and I wanted this to all be easy to read and look at 🙂

Tinted Lipglass

Casual Air - Check This Out - Comfort & Joy - It's A Wow - Knockout

Indoors on NC15 skin Casual Air - Check This Out - Comfort & Joy - It's A Wow - Knockout

Real Posh - Rich Bounty - Rich & Witty - Style Packed - Tour de Fabulous

Indoors on NC15 skin Real Posh - Rich Bounty - Rich & Witty - Style Packed - Tour de Fabulous

MAC Lipglasses are a thick, tacky lip gloss that wears for about 4 hours before it needs to be touched up. They are, however, only sticky at first, until they warm up on your lips. Without a bit of stickiness, they would not adhere to your lips and wear so well, so that’s a good thing! They apply smoothly with a doe foot applicator and the majority of them have moderate to opaque coverage. There are shimmery finishes, as well as creamy ones and everything in between. They are lightly vanilla scented but have no flavor.

All of these lip glasses are limited edition (to my knowledge anyway) and can be found at any MAC counter, store, or online for $14.50.

Casual Air

Casual Air:   Casual Air is a “frosted, pale pink”. It has more shimmer than true color, but the milkiness of it is fairly opaque. The shimmery particles in it are very reflective and contain hints of gold and teal when the light hits it just right.

Check This Out

Check This Out:   This is one of the lipglasses in this collection that stood out to me. Mac says it’s a “coral with ‘transforming’ yellow-pink pearl”… It is a light shade of coral, more so on the lips than in the tube, and the pearliness has a really cool iridescent sheen to it, which I guess is the “transforming” part. It’s very warm and pretty and has fairly opaque coverage.

Comfort & Joy

Comfort & Joy:   MAC refers to this gloss as a “mid-tone frosty dirty mauve”. It is a cooler toned lipglass that  contains a decent amount of shimmer which is warmer and more pink than the mauve-y base color of this product. It’s semi-opaque, so it doesn’t look nearly as deep and plummy on the lips as it does in the tube.

It's A Wow

It’s A Wow:   It’s A Wow is considered to be a “mid-tone blue pink”, although I see it as a warm, peachy pink. It also contains some golden shimmer and has nearly opaque coverage. I wouldn’t say that there’s nothing completely different about this lipglass, but it is a really lovely, feminine pink. It reminds me of En Pointe lipglass… That was either limited or discontinued, but it was my first MAC product ever so I like It’s A Wow because I haven’t found a pretty pink lip gloss like it since I had En Pointe years ago. Anyway… moving on now haha.

Knockout

Knockout:   This is one hot color! It’s a “red with pearl”, so it’s a warm, orange-red with tiny, tiny little orange/golden shimmer. It’s really gorgeous and unique and would look amazing over Scarlet Ibis lipstick from the Iris Apfel collection, or Lady Danger. It applies almost completely opaque, very smoothly and has a creamy feel.

Real Posh

Real Posh:   Described as a “deep berry, slightly pearled”, it has some rich pink tones to it, but reads mostly berry on the lips. It contains a warm pink shimmer and applies opaque and smooth without settling into lines like so many deep colors tend to. I love this lipglass with a smokey eye for a dramatic look.

Rich Bounty

Rich Bounty:   Rich Bounty is a warm, “deep red-brown with pearl”. The color payoff is very good, giving opaque coverage. On the lips, it appears as a deep red with coppery shimmer.

Rich & Witty

Rich & Witty:   MAC calls this a “neutral dirty pinked beige”. To me, it’s too warm for that description to be completely accurate. It’s a deep, neutral peachy color that also has a creamy, pearled shimmer. It’s very pretty and would be nice on every skin tone.

Style Packed

Style Packed:   Style Packed was at the top of my list when I saw that the Tour de Fabulous collection was coming out. Although there are other gloss formulas from MAC that have bright pinks, nothing really compares to this “bright, vivid fuchsia”. It’s a cool, blue based pink that’s highly pigmented and looks creamy and opaque on the lips.

Tour de Fabulous

Tour de Fabulous:   Gorgeousness!! This is one of my favorite lip glosses EVER! It’s referred to as a “clean/bright yellow-pink with pearl” on MAC’s website, which I can see, but on the lips it reads more of a pinky coral with a creamy texture and pearly white shimmer. It’s not quite opaque but the color payoff is fantastic.

Lip Pencils

Embrace Me - Entertain Me - Have To Have It - Hip 'N' Happy - Just Wonderful - Lasting Sensation - What Comes Naturally

Taken Indoors on NC15 Skin Embrace Me - Entertain Me - Have to Have It - Hip 'N' Happy - Just Wonderful - Lasting Sensation - What Comes Naturally

 

I am SO happy that MAC finally came out with some new, brighter lip pencils! There are also a few neutral and pinks that fill in some gaps that their lip pencil line was lacking, so these new addictions are very welcome. I hope that they remain in the permanent line, but I’m not sure if they will. I’ll let you know when I find out more information about that.

MAC Lip Pencils are highly pigmented and work very well to keep your lipstick or lip gloss from feather or moving around. I like to gently line my lip, sort of using the side of the pencil rather than the point, then fill in before applying my other lip products. If your lips are dry, make sure you first apply a lip conditioner or Prep + Prime lip before using a pencil so it won’t pull, look uneven, and be difficult to put on. That also helps prevent the chapped lip look! Lip Pencils are $14 and available at all MAC counters, stores and online.

 

Embrace Me

Embrace Me:   This is a “vivid pinkish fuchsia” that is a slightly bluish pink and very bright. It’s almost a magenta but not quite. It’s a really pretty color and works well with a lot of the brighter MAC lipsticks… I use this with Pink Pigeon from the Iris Apfel collection as well as Girl About Town and Fusion Pink.

Entertain Me

Entertain Me:    “Clearly orange”, Embrace Me is a color that MAC desperately needed. This goes perfectly with colors like Morange and can even been used to lighten red/orange lipsticks like Lady Danger. Really awesome, bright color.

Have To Have It

Have To Have It:   This lip pencil is a really nice neutral. It’s somewhere in between Subsulture and Soar or Whirl, so it’s not quite like anything that’s part of MAC’s current line of lip pencils. It can be used with nearly any lipstick or gloss, as it’s a “soft warm beige” and is easy to blend with any color to give the lips a natural, finished, but not extremely defined look.

Hip 'N' Happy

Hip ‘N’ Happy:   When I think of a pink lip pencil, this is the color that comes to mind. On MAC’s website, it’s described as a “dirty blue-pink”, so it’s on the cooler side, but it’s very bright. This pencil goes perfectly with lipsticks like the original Viva Glam Gaga, Snob, and Saint Germain.

Just Wonderful

Just Wonderful:   Just Wonderful is a neutral, rosy pink that’s almost a berry color but not quite. It’s a touch deeper than most people’s natural lip color, and on the lips it looks cooler than it does as a pencil. MAC calls this pencil a “dirty mauve”, which sums it up pretty well. It’s a little bit lighter than Red Dwarf, the Pro Longwear Lipcreme lipstick that came out with the Daphne Guinness collection, but I like to use those two together.

Lasting Sensation

Lasting Sensation:   This pencil is a “bright coral” that looks something like a soft orange-red when you apply it. It’s the perfect color to pair up with Scarlet Ibis lipstick from the Iris Apfel collection, and is in between enough that you can use it with nearly every coral or orange-red lipstick that there is.

What Comes Naturally

What Comes Naturally:   Woohoo! A new nude lip pencil! What Comes Naturally is a “pale peachy beige” that falls right between Naked Liner and Subculture. It’s warmer than a lot of nude liners are, so it won’t make your lips look all washed out and undead, but it’s still nice and light. I like to use this with Fleshpot, Myth, and Creme d’ Nude lipstick and Boy Bait creme sheen glass for the perfect nude lip.

 

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