Thursday, May 7th, 2009

7 Must-Have MAC Slimshine Lipsticks

About the Temptalia Must-Haves Series
A series of posts showcasing must-have products from MAC Cosmetics’ permanent line of products. Selections are based on quality, universality, uniqueness amongst the line, and the like. Limited edition shades are deliberately excluded to make buying easier. Readers’ comments act as a supplement to these lists of their favorites and must-haves. You can find the entire series here.

Gentle Simmer slimshine is a soft, sheer yellow-based pink, wihch kind of makes it a soft pinky coral shade with gold pearl. It’s extremely creamy, moisturizing, and it has a gorgeous glossy sheen finish.

Voile slimshine is a sheer golden-toned yellow. It doesn’t really go on yellow (at least, not for me), but it adds a very natural, easy on the eyes golden shimmer.

Funshine slimshine is a brighter version of Gentle Simmer, and it’s a bit more of a pink, too. It has just a touch of coral to it.

Bare slimshine is a creamy, opaque muted pink. It’s kind of like a nude/neutral color, but it is a bit more pigmented than traditional nude lipsticks are.

See three more picks you must try!

Grenadine slimshine is a gorgeous, semi-sheer raspberryish-red with gold pearl. It’s really stunning.

Rock Out slimshine is a pop of hot pink with gold pearl with a creamy texture. It’s fairly opaque, and the formula itself is moisturizing.

Missy slimshine is a semi-sheer, creamy orange-coral kind of shade. It’s not really peachy, but it’s not bright orange either.

What are your favorite slimshines?

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67 thoughts on “7 Must-Have MAC Slimshine Lipsticks

  1. Long Stem Roses is my favourite slimshine

  2. how would you compare slimshines to the regular lipsticks? I’ve never tried one

  3. Nars

    My favorite is Voile. It gives that pretty golden glimmer to the lips, so pretty! I have yet to try Long Stem Roses..

  4. francesca

    My fav is Missy.

  5. Megan

    I have three and I love them all…I have Lovey-Dove, Gentle Simmer, and Cocoamour… I think I wanna try Grenadine now!!

  6. evangelia

    i had high 90’s and lost it :( it was so pretty for summer!

    i have another one that is kind of MLBB…by degrees, i think?

    i wsnt to try long stem rose!

  7. nico

    I agree that Grenadine is gorgeous:)

  8. Tekoa

    I’d add Urgent! It’s a great soft red that says “I am confident, but not up in your face.” Wearing it to a job interview today! Note to self…check out Grenadine.

  9. Gina

    I really love Ultra Elegant, it’s so underrated!

  10. Nicole15

    i’ve never tried slimshines before. guess i just always gravitated towards the lippies & glosses, but seems like a product i should definitely give a shot.

  11. Natasha

    Long Stem Rose is my fav! I really love Bare too, it seems to be everyone’s favorite

  12. Emma

    I love my Gentle Simmer, lovley color that fits all.

  13. Miss_M

    I love Bare, Long Stem Rose and Gentle Simmer. I also like Funshine in the summer when I have a little more of a (fake) tan.

  14. Noel

    Bare FTW!! :)

  15. Andrea

    My favorite slimshine is High 90s – although I do realize your lists only include perm items (which is highly appreciated btw). Out of the perm line, by fave is Funshine.

  16. cloudburst

    Despite loving sheer lipsticks, I don’t own any slimshines, i tried High 90’s but didn’t like the way it looke don me. Grenadine sound lovely though so I will have to check that out.

  17. vicky

    i love the 5 ways series! could you please make one about must-have MAC pigments?

  18. kat

    long stem rose did not make the list??? really disagree with that! Its my favourite lipstick of ALL TIME! So sad it didn’t make the cut christine!

    • I like pretty much all of the slimshines, but I felt these offered a good mix of colors amongst the range but also as standouts against all MAC lipsticks, too :) Just because it isn’t on the list means it’s bad or anything!

  19. hi

    I thought I was going to love Grenadine, until I tried it on my lips.. It turned out to be an opaque fuschia – it was still a nice color, but it wasn’t what I was expecting. (I really must learn to do lip swatches IN-store!)

  20. hi

    I thought I was going to love Grenadine, until I tried it on my lips.. It turned out to be an opaque fuschia – it was still a nice color, but it wasn’t what I was expecting. (I really must learn to do lip swatches IN-store!)
    BTW I love your blog!

  21. Christine, how could you forget High 90’s? especially since ur a coralista haha :) that’s my fave and only slimshine. thanks to your swatch i was able to see how it looked and ask my cousin to get it for me when she went to the US and bring it back for me :)

  22. *neena*

    I love slimshines! It’s the perfect blend of lipstick and lipglass without the stickiness. My favorites are cocoamour and lovey-dove.

  23. Yaya

    I just picked up Urgent! and I like it. I also have Missy and Intimidate. :) I really like the slimshines because I love lipsticks, and not so much glosses. I get a glossy look without wearing gloss

  24. Tania

    My favorite Slimshine is Tropic Glow but it’s LE which is tragic and sad because I didn’t buy a backup. I also really like Bare because I don’t like nudes and that’s the only one where I don’t have concealer lips or something like that!

  25. EJ

    Christine you HAVE to try Gaily (well, i think it’s spelled gaily..) its a rose-berry tone slimeshine that’s my all-time fav…it goes on nicely on pretty much ANYONE. my mom and I can share this and we both look fantaaaaabulous in this! :) 100% sure you’ll like it too.

  26. Shweta

    I love ultra elegant

  27. Nikki

    Scant times a million. It’s such a gorgeous plummy-neutral shimmery shade – my go to for first dates!

  28. Melissa

    Funshine is superr pretty :)

    but if you apply to much it doesss begin to look a little TOOO coral-y.

  29. What about the color Urgent! ? IsΒ΄t nice?

  30. MC

    My slimshines only last for about 30 minutes at a time! I need to reapply them constantly. Anyone got tips?

    I’ve been dying to get Voile but I don’t want to get it when I run through a tube in a month…

  31. MC

    Ahh! I just received Voile from f&f and am in love! But now it’s no longer availabe on the MAC site… so tragic!