Wednesday, October 16th, 2013

MAC Divine Night Cremesheen Glasses
MAC Divine Night Cremesheen Glasses

MAC Divine Night Cremesheen Glass ($22.00 for 0.08 fl. oz.) includes five new and limited edition shades just in time for the holidays. Cremesheen Glasses have a nice, non-sticky, medium-weight, creamy consistency that is comfortable to wear.  Unfortunately, there are two major downsides:  they don’t last long at all, and there’s little product inside the tube (even though they seem larger–to compare: MAC Lipglass contains 0.17 fl. oz., whereas these contain 0.08 fl. oz.).  They are vanilla-scented but have no discernible taste.  If you normally love this formula or don’t mind the shorter wear time, then pay closer attention to the rating by taking out the longevity scores.

Flair for Finery is described as a “cool nude.” It’s a peachy-beige with subtle warm undertones. It looks almost cool-toned in the tube, but it turns quite peach with a hint of pink applied and swatched. It had semi-sheer color coverage, settled somewhat into lip lines, and will leave lines if you press your lips together. It lasted two hours on me.  NARS Spring Break (P, $26.00) is lighter. MAC Orange Tempera (LE, $15.00) is more opaque. MAC C-Thru (P, $15.00) is more opaque. MAC Summer Sweetheart (LE, $15.00) is warmer. MAC On the Scene (LE, $20.00) is also warmer. MAC Kiss Me Softly (LE, $20.00) is a little warmer. See comparison swatches.

Prepare for Pleasure is described as a “bluish red.” It’s a brightened, pink-red with cool, blue undertones. It had semi-opaque color coverage, and it applied evenly overall. It wore for almost three hours.  Revlon Fatal Apple (P, $7.99) is warmer. NARS Norma (P, $26.00) is redder, darker. MAC Forever Rose (P, $19.50) is a bit lighter. Dior Ceremony Red (LE, $28.00) is darker, shimmery. Giorgio Armani #523 (P, $29.00) is slightly pinker. See comparison swatches.

Private Party is described as a “plum mauve with pearl.” It’s a subdued, plummy pink with fine pale pink shimmer. It had semi-sheer color payoff, and it slightly settled into lip lines. It lasted for just over two and a half hours.  NARS Oasis (P, $25.00) is warmer, less pink. MAC Spanking Rich (LE, $20.00) is more glittery. Bobbi Brown Naked Plum (P, $24.00) is darker. See comparison swatches.

You’ve Got It is described as a “nude taupe with green pearl.” It’s a light, beige-brown with light green micro-shimmer. Applied, it seems to lighten lips and added a milkiness to them. It had semi-sheer to semi-opaque color coverage.  This shade was completely gone after a mere two hours of wear. MAC Boundless Beige (P, $19.50) is more beige. MAC Glitter & Ice (LE, $20.00) doesn’t have green shimmer. See comparison swatches.

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Flair for Finery

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7.5/10

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8.5/10

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8.5/10

Longevity

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MAC Flair for Finery Cremesheen Glass
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MAC Flair for Finery Cremesheen Glass
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MAC Flair for Finery Cremesheen Glass
MAC Flair for Finery Cremesheen Glass

MAC Flair for Finery Cremesheen Glass
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MAC Flair for Finery Cremesheen Glass
MAC Flair for Finery Cremesheen Glass

MAC Flair for Finery Cremesheen Glass
MAC Prepare for Pleasure Cremesheen Glass

MAC Prepare for Pleasure Cremesheen Glass
MAC Prepare for Pleasure Cremesheen Glass

MAC Prepare for Pleasure Cremesheen Glass
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MAC Prepare for Pleasure Cremesheen Glass
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MAC Prepare for Pleasure Cremesheen Glass
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MAC Prepare for Pleasure Cremesheen Glass
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28 thoughts on “MAC Divine Night Cremesheen Glasses Reviews, Photos, Swatches

  1. Avatar of Catriona Aubri

    I’m sorry MAC, but my heart belongs to Buxom now.

  2. Prepare for pleasure is a pretty color. My favorite of the bunch.

  3. Nude shades flatter your skin really well but definitely wash me out!!
    I love reds so Prepare for pleaure is the best of all for me.. :)

  4. Monibackincali

    Love me some Mac products….. these glosses…. not so much…

  5. KK

    I love the Cremesheen glasses. I really don’t like a ton of color or tackiness and they are just perfect for me. I’ll definitely be getting Private Party, and probably one of the holiday sets.

  6. Private Party is really cute!

  7. Stephanie

    So disappointed in the gloss swatches. I was hoping You’ve Got It would be a little more opaque. I’m currently obssessed with nude lips.

  8. While Private Party and Prepare for Pleasure look *okay,* I can pass on this entire collection without a twinge.
    I got a Lorac Lip Lustre gloss in “Ruby” just yesterday, and am very impressed with it, and the Clarins Gloss Prodige glosses are heavenly.
    So I’ve replaced MAC in the gloss department!

  9. Avatar of Amy Amy

    completely random and in no way relevant or helpful, but why is the name of these weirding me out so badly? something about the word “cremesheen” is just making my skin crawl. sorry MAC. =]

  10. These are all really pretty, not sure if they are must-haves though.

  11. These glosses are beautiful – I love the rich texture of MAC lip products. Prepare for Pleasure is the kind of thing I’d never pick out but looks fantastic on – very flattering!

  12. I like the dupe “orange tempera” so much better than the flare for finery. But if I have to pick one of these it would definitely be prepare for pleasure!

  13. Jenny

    Aww, I really wished that You’ve Got It matched the lipstick’s tone more. I love the colour of the lipstick, but prefer the shine and hydration of a gloss (especially for layering!), so this is ultra disappointing to me.

  14. Hi Christine, sorry if I seem in a nit-picky mood (not intentional), but I got sent 2 of these Cremesheens by mistake (yay… not), and while I normally despise CS glass for all the same reasons you aren’t the biggest fan (half the product for a 25% markup, too sheer, too short in the wear time, etc.), I did notice the product weight is a little smidge different. NOT enough to justify a $22 pricetag (imo), but it is still a teensy bit larger than average CS glass… a whopping 2/7 ml (or oz)/0.09 oz. When I google image checked the boxes of past CS glass promos, it looks like several others have had this “larger” weight, but on the MAC site, it lists “2.4 ml / 0.08 US fl oz” as the standard size of perm collection CS glass. Odd… if they say so? (still a jip!!).

    • I want to say that the Cremesheen Glass kits from last year or another year? were larger than the ones you normally get. I didn’t notice that with these but I’ll go back and check the boxes.

      • The only time I have ever purchased CS Glass were the Heavenly Creature set (all 5) from the summer of 2012, and I NEVER touch them. Like, EVER. They’re still all half empty LOL I know I have those boxes somewhere, but I cannot locate them. The Divine Night CSGs are listed with this weight online, too, but I still fail to see any difference from these and any perm tubes. The difference in size with the standard Lipglass is definitely noticeable. I honestly don’t know if they think they’re doing us a favor, or if this is just some weird thing for “special packaging” (even though some of the images I found online were not from special packaging, just LE collections, like Reel Sexy). I have no idea why I even noticed this… I think I’ve been stuck in a numbers-crunching game ever since OCC announced their new 12-pack of minis is “more than 35% savings!”; that got my brain in a numerical quandary. I figured out that the Tars are slightly less than 3 full-size tubes of product for an additional $4 retail, so the 35% savings is a huge mystery to me…. but now my obsession with product weight shouldn’t be. I noticed your mention vs. the box’s because I wanted to see your swatches to help decide if my “mistakes” are even worth opening! LOL

        • Hmm, I did the math on the OCC Lip Tar Kit, and at $18/0.33 fl. oz. it’s $54.55 per ounce, so with 12 x 0.08 fl. oz., then it’s $52.37 worth of Lip Tar. It includes a full-sized precision lip brush which retails for $18, so the total value of the kit seems to be $70.37.

          I don’t know where they got the 35% though, because even at $70.37 value, it’s $58, so it’s about 17.6% off? maybe I’m doing my math wrong.

          Re: Cremesheen Glass, I’ll take a look at mine tomorrow. I used to include shots of the label when I would photograph everything together, but I don’t do that any more. It’s entirely possible that they’re 0.09 fl. oz. most often and online is wrong.

          • I didn’t even think of that! (the internet being incorrect, that is).

            I also did not really factor in that brush, since I buy mine from a beauty emporium in SoCal that grants a pretty sweet pro discount, so to me, it’s all a moot point. I also may have done that OCC math incorrectly, as I was adding just the product weight and comparing the retail prices. I was an English Literature major! We are notoriously BAD at math (and worse at writing brief comments). I have learned to contain my excessive chatter into parenthetical reference abuse, so I do not write a dissertation whenever I post on a forum or blog. I still fail. ;)

            • I still didn’t get 35% savings, and I thought the major plus of the kit wasn’t the “value” so much as the variety since most people will never get through a full-sized Lip Tar!

              Oh well, maybe with a fresh brain tomorrow we can figure it out :)

            • LOL! I totally agree, and I think it’s a great set. It was only that “more than 35% savings!” claim that threw me. That was in their Instagram account. I trust YOUR math a thousand times over my own, believe me. I need some rest, too. You are beyond tolerant, Christine, I swear. Thank you for that! xox Good night. :)

  15. Avatar of Philomena Philo

    I’m contemplating if I should fet fair for finery. I have fair-medium/medium skin with neutral-warm undertones, and semi-pigmented lips, I’m scared that it’ll make me look dead or washed out though… What do you think :)

  16. Avatar of Theodora Theodora

    I just purchased Prepare for Pleasure (love the name) today when I went in to replace Russian Red and it caught my eye. Like you, I love the texture. However, I didn’t know about the comparative smaller amount as I did with the Pro Longwear (which happened to be thanks to you). That didn’t stop me from repurchasing Driven by Love, but at least that one lasts and it’s even less expensive than this one. Oh, well. Btw, I’ve visited your site many, many, MANY times. I hope I don’t get blacklisted by saying that it is sheer beauty porn to me. I feel like I’m wearing a trench when I’m in the red lipstick gallery. Such extensive research, preparation, and presentation. I can’t imagine anyone doing a better quality execution. So invaluable. So many thanks! (Oh, and you are freaking adorable!)

    • Hey Theodora!

      Hopefully you’ll still enjoy ever use of Prepare for Pleasure, even though it doesn’t have a lot of product in it!

      Thank you so much, Theodora! So glad the site is helpful to you :) Have a great weekend!

  17. Sabrina

    I told myself I could skip these but then I went and fell in love with Prepare for Pleasure! It looks lovely on you and I hope it does on me too :)