Wednesday, May 6th, 2009

9 Must-Have MAC Lipglasses

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.

Oyster Girl lipglass is a gorgeous, sheer pearly pink lipglass. It’s really the way the shimmer gives off a lot of pearl sheen that makes this gloss a must-have. It layers well over both light and dark lipglasses.

C-Thru lipglass is an absolute must if you love a glossy, beige-to-nude lip. It’s a creamy concoction of light, pale beige.

Underage lipglass is similar to C-Thru lipglass, only it’s a sheer, soft pink with just a touch of shimmer. If you want a little more of a fleshy, pink nude lip, opt for this!

Cultured lipglass is a semi-sheer pink with purplish tones with shimmer that reflects both pink and almost a frosty silver.

Nymphette lipglass is a shimmery, lightly pink toned gloss with golden reflection in it. It’s incredibly flattering on lips alone, or layered with a lipstick.

See four more must-haves!

Russian Red lipglass is a bright, creamy red. It’s really the lipgloss equal of MAC’s Russian Red lipstick.

Lychee Luxe lipglass is a coral-orange shimmery shade of gloss. It’s one of the few coral glosses MAC has, and it is definitely a reliable old favorite.

Desire lipglass is a deep, creamy reddish-burgundy shade. It’s on the vampy side, which makes it an excellent gloss for pairing with a deep lipstick or adding more depth to a sheer, lighter lipstick.

Pink Poodle lipglass is a shimmery confection of bright pink. It’s fairly sheer, so don’t worry about it being too bright on your lips. It’s a great pink, and it is one of my favorite ways to brighten up a sheer, lustre finish lipstick.

What are your favorite lipglasses?

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88 thoughts on “9 Must-Have MAC Lipglasses

  1. kat

    Unfortunately, I don’t really like MAC lipglass. I tried to get into them because the colour range is so exciting, but, I just don’t like the products. I stick to Lancome Juicy Tubes haha! But my favourite MAC is probably En Pointe, but I don’t think they make it anymore anyway :(

  2. hmm, I don’t really like the selection, I tend to reach for the more coraly colour from MAC

  3. I have oyster girl and underaged… and I think my nymphette is MIA….. boo.
    Lovely selections!

  4. Nicole15

    I actually only have Underage from this list right now. My go-to lipglasses have always been Love Nectar, Prrr, Wonderstuck & Explicit. I have tons of others, but these seem to be the ones I always go back to on a daily basis. For a red gloss, I like to use Lil’ Hot Pepper but unfortunately, it was LE only. Great list though for sure!

  5. The Viva Glam Lipglosses are all my favorites. Esp. V and VI!

  6. melvel

    My favorite of the perm. line is Enchantress. I just love that color. Song and Dance is my favorite from the limited edition ones.

  7. I love this list!!!! Thank you for putting it up and I am now off to the M.A.C. store to purchase many you have suggested for an upcoming shoot. If I may add – I love Mad Cap – I think it may be the perfect nude lip color (but I am sure you know of others that would be just as lovely!).

  8. abby

    russian red, pink poodle and fast friends for me :)

  9. Susie

    Purr definately.

  10. Natasha

    I love love love…Lust lipglass or is it another type of lip finish?? I also really like Enchantress as well, sorta disappointed it didn’t make the list.

  11. Jadelyn

    I <3 Love Nectar Lustreglass. Peachy-pink with gold flecks, made of awesome. I love it so much I have three tubes of it: one in my makeup drawer, one to keep in my purse at all times, and one backup to replace whichever one runs out first.

  12. VanessaMarie

    C-thru is my HG nude gloss!

  13. Ke

    Nymphette, C-thru, oh baby….

  14. Vness_12

    I can honestly say I don’t know what I’d do without my C-Thru lipglass.

  15. Catherine

    Russian Red is amazingly pigmented. I love it.

  16. Margot

    I have about 20 lipglasses (including LE colours) and I agree on your list.
    If I could put some LE colours, there would be : live and dye, such a nice colour that compliments nicely nude lips, icescape (that I can’t find snif) and magnetique. No actually, all of my l/gs are my fav’ XD I can’t really make a choice, all of the colours I have I love, and I keep on buying lol

    Though I prefer lustreglasses to lipglasses … why doesn’t MAC do some LE lustreglasses, I’d be so happy.

  17. Carolyn

    My favorite out of that list is definitely Nymphette. Along with Nymphette, Viva Glam lipglasses are also my favorites!

  18. Kathleen

    Fulfilled is my HG gloss from MAC

  19. I’ve been resisting getting any of the MAC lipglasses so far… but it sounds like everyone adores Lychee Luxe… so I’m gonna have to check it out. =)

  20. Leah

    Where’s Pop Mode? It’s like the night equivilent of Nymphette! Lustreglasses have always been my fave though so I can’t wait to see what pops up on that list!

    • There were so many I wanted to put on the list, but it’s not very “must have” if you put all of them, y’know? I love all of the perm lipglasses!

  21. cmferrets

    thanx for the lipglass list christine, do u think u can do a must have list of macs lustreglasses?

  22. msviolet

    Love pink poodle and lychee luxe! I can’t believe there are still colors on this list that I don’t have!

  23. claudia

    Thanks ! I will keep this in mind when I get my first Mac lipglass ;)

  24. Elizabeth

    Definitely Nymphette and Viva Glam VI. From the Plushglass line, I love Oversexed.

  25. C-Thru is my favorite non limited edition lipglass! C-Thru over 4N from N Collection is the perfect everyday nude for me.

  26. Kirsten

    Oyster Girl, Nymphette and Underage are 3 of my favorites! Oyster Girl for 3 years now. Absolutely love them :)

  27. Theresa

    my faves are Mad Cap, Oyster Girl, C-Thru and Prrr and Lovechild (from the perm line)

    and other favourites from the LE are Pink Grapefruit, Liqueur, Bada Boom and Expensive.

  28. I’ve heard a lot about C-Thru and Underage lipglasses!! My favorite from the LE is Peroxide! It’s an awesome white pink lipglass that can be layered over any lipstick or lipglass.

  29. Wilcoa

    Oyster Girl and Nymphette have never worked for me, looks like clear gloss :S But I totally agree with the posts about viva Glam… VG V is my daily go-to gloss, always have one trotting around with me!

  30. francesca

    I love Pink Grapefruit l/g, too bad it’s discontinued! Then Nice Buzz plushglass for a nude lip.

  31. my fave from the perm line is viva glam V.
    my fave LE lipglass is Jampacked from Cult of Cherry.

  32. pia

    I love red romp, cult of cherry, prrr and tartlette.

  33. evangelia

    pink grapefruit!!!

  34. Julie

    I’m a dark smokey eye kinda girl so I adore C-Thru with Creme d’Nude or Myth (plus lip liner)! <3

  35. Tania

    Christine,
    I’m not a huge fan of the lipglasses (one of my least favorite MAC product). I prefer the lusterglass (one with the brush) and plushglass.
    My one and only favorite lipglass is Malibu Barbie from Barbie Loves MAC. I dread the day when I can’t get anymore form that tube! Uggh I’m so not liking the fact that my favorites are LE!

    • Liz

      eBay, girl, eBay. Find a seller with tons of stars & a good rep, it’s worth it. This is how I got Lavender Whip after it was sold out. It won’t be cheap, but if you need it, it’s there.

    • Is Malibu Barbie like Pink Poodle a bit? I think so, but I’m 100%. I’d have to revisit my swatches for Malibu Barbie!

  36. mel

    I LOVE Nymphette it was the first MAC product I ever bought and it got me hooked!I used it up a while ago and havent replaced it yet so after reading this Im thinking of going to get it again!

  37. Nicole

    I recently bought Underaged and C-Thru and I love them over lipsticks like Creme Cup, Angel, N3 or just pure on naked lips.

    My first gloss was Prrr and I think this is an easy every day color.

  38. Liz

    I love Magnetique from RR. Is it LE?

  39. Glam

    I think that Enchantress should of made the cut! To me its a remarkable color and I love it!!

  40. Erionna

    My fav lipglass is Prrr i never hear anyone else rave about it bt i love it is the perfect nudy pink

  41. I’m obsessed with C-thru. I’ve been using it for about 10 years!

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