Friday, March 25th, 2011

MAC Lustre Drops in Pink Rebel and Sun Rush

MAC Lustre Drops Review, Photos, Swatches

MAC Lustre Drops ($19.50 for 0.60 fl. oz.) are being welcomed into MAC’s permanent range this summer. They will debut and stay in the range beginning April 7th with the Bronze Everyday Collection, which also features Bronzing Powders (most, if not all, already in the line), Skinsheen Leg Spray (now permanent), two Mineralize Skinfinishes (already permanent), and two new bronzing shades of Mineralize Skinfinish Natural (now permanent).

Pink Rebel is described as a “blue pink with gold pearl.” I really don’t see blue-pink when I swatch it (or even just looking at it). It’s a peached, pink champagne with a soft bronze metallic shimmer and sheen.  Sun Rush is described as a “peachy bronze with gold pearl.” This is a medium-dark golden bronze with warm undertones and rich gold shimmer and sheen.

Lustre Drops are packaged in small bottles that resemble puff paints that you’d find at any arts and crafts store. To dispense the product, you simply squeeze the bottle and it will push out through the narrow nozzle. In the past, Lustre drops have come in specially colored packaging but this time around, they have the classic black cap. A little goes a long way, especially if you intend to use it only on smaller areas, like the face, squeeze out as little as you can.

P.S. — I’m only reviewing the Lustre Drops and new Mineralize Skinfinish Natural shades (the rest has been permanent or reviewed previously).

The Glossover


MAC Lustre Drops Review, Photos, Swatches

Lustre Drops are, essentially, liquid highlighters. You can use them on your cheeks, brows, decolletage… whatever. You can mix it in with your foundation or moisturizer for an all-over sheen.











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MAC Lustre Drops in Pink Rebel and Sun Rush

MAC Lustre Drops in Pink Rebel and Sun Rush

MAC Lustre Drops in Pink Rebel and Sun Rush

MAC Lustre Drops in Pink Rebel and Sun Rush

MAC Pink Rebel Lustre Drops

MAC Sun Rush Lustre Drops

Product & Review FAQ

Where can I purchase Lustre Drops? How much is it?

MAC Cosmetics on April 7th in-stores, approximately April 4th online -- $19.50.

Is it limited edition?


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49 thoughts on “MAC Lustre Drops Review, Photos, Swatches

  1. Brittni

    These are lovely! I have Pink Rebel and it is gorgeous! I think it’s a lot like By Candlelight!

  2. De

    Maybe I´ll try one soon. I´m totally into highlighters at the moment ;).

  3. Woww both the shades are gorgeous!!!

  4. I already have enough highlighters but they look really pretty

  5. livnzoe

    i got the pink rebel one when it came out with the to the beach collection!
    i think that it fits my light skin perfectly!!.. whenever i want some natual looking shine on my face i use this one!

  6. Marieke

    They look prettier than I thought they would… 😀

  7. I have had sunrush for almost a year and still going strong!!! Christine would I need the pen if I had this??? And also I mix it into my foundation how do I apply it Any other way can you demo?? Xx

  8. courtney

    so these are highlighters?

  9. aida

    I love them but I still have mine from To the Beach collection last year. A little goes a long way and it is hard to finish them. are these Back2Mac?

  10. Cora

    I don’t use a lot of highlighter, but these are absolutely beautiful.

  11. What brusdh would you use to apply it diretly to your face?

  12. snm

    They look gorgeous!I ask as a liquid highlighter virgin,would they be ok on comb to oily skin? because I really want them:)

  13. Monica

    I love the pink rebel i am going to buy it immediately i think it is wonderful with the foundation

  14. Sixx

    These are one of the rare makeup items I had to return…there’s just way much better liquid hi-lighters out there.

  15. Somhrita

    do you think these would show on darker skin? I bought one last year from To the beach and returned it (I am NC44)

  16. Alice

    which one would you recommend for nw20 skin tones? x

  17. Have you compared these to nars illuminators in copacabana and laguna? I’d be interested in your thoughts!

  18. Alison S

    Christine, which one would you recommend for an everyday natural glow? It seems to me like Sun Rush may be a little too bronze-y, but I would love to have your input! I have light to medium yellow skin tone.

  19. Serina

    These seem really pretty! How do you think these compare to benefit’s highbeam, girl meets pearl, that gal illuminators? in terms of texture/blenability and colour; if you have any of those. Thanks for all you do Christine, much appreciated!!

  20. amelia

    i really want to get a decent highlighter and these ones look like the right shade!

  21. I have light skin with pink undertones. I love the pinker one but do you think that it would look ok with my skin? The other one looks like it may be too dark for me.

  22. Brenda

    Finally!!! I’ve been trying to get these for a few years now!!

  23. Do you think that you could use lustre drops as eyeshadow bases? Not necessarily to make your shadow stay on longer, but just give a nice shimmer to the shadows you apply? Or can they not be used on the eye area? xoxo

    • I’m not 100% sure! I’d probably say to call up a local MAC store or ask online before buying if there are any safety precautions. I threw away my boxes, which is where they now print safety info or else I’d check that!

      • Chantal

        Hi 😀 I am a medium skin tone so I was thinking about getting Sun Rush but I wanted to know if these cause your skin to break out especially if you mix it with your foundation? I have sensitive skin and unfortunately some products are better then others for me.

  24. they look like the perfect liquid highlighter.

  25. Lumi

    I’ve been thinking bout getting highlight products.

    Are these too shimmery for everyday wear? Office looks?

    Pink Rebel would be my pick, I hope it’s not too pink tho?

  26. Amber

    Are these safe in the eye area? On the lid + brow bone?

  27. Mimi

    which one would you recommend for nc37 skin tones?

  28. red

    Is there a dupe for ‘sun rush’?
    Thankss :)

  29. Sofia G.

    hey, i just wanted to ask you if these mac lustre drops are on the permanent line.. will i be able to find them now?? they both look gorgeous on the skin as far as i can tell by the pictures you’ve taken..