Wednesday, November 17th, 2010

MAC Marcel Wanders Lip Gloss
Lip Gloss: Aleydis, Beatrix, Gertruyd, Mary

MAC Marcel Wanders: Lip Gloss

MAC Marcel Wanders Lip Glosses ($22.00 for 0.09 oz.) include four new, exclusive, and limited edition shades: Aleydis (fuchsia), Beatrix (golden nude), Gertruyd (blackened red), and Mary (light gold).

The texture of these is extremely similar to LORAC’s 3D Multiplex Lip Gloss. It is a smooth, creamy formula that’s not thick or thin. It’s non-sticky but doesn’t disappear instantly; I’ve been wearing Beatrix for three hours now (no eating/drinking), and it’s mostly there. They do not contain quite as much shimmer as the 3D Lip Glosses, though. The formula also reminded me of MAC’s 3D Lipglasses (ha, ha) that came out eons ago. They’re smoother than Cremesheen Glass, but they have a similar look–just more pigmented.  They have a brush-type applicator.

  • Aleydis is a semi-sheer, blue-based medium fuchsia pink with icy fuchsia micro-shimmer. As far as MAC permanent dupes go, though, Extra Amps would be the closest, but a bit more blue-based. Kind of like a low voltage version of Hot House. Very similar to Revenge is Sweet, too!  Dead-ringer for Radiant Jewels/Creme Allure… (both are more pigmented).
  • Beatrix is a semi-sheer beige base with melon gold shimmer. It reminded me of a sheerer version of Strange Potion Lipglass–not quite as pink. Also similar to Girl’s Delight.
  • Gertruyd is a semi-sheer, reddened burgundy with light pink sparkle. It’s similar to Ornamental–not quite as copper, though.
  • Mary is a sheer, almost milky nude with lots of melon-gold shimmer. It’s a little less yellow than Instant Gold. It’s a little more melon and less pigmented than NARS Albatross.

The way the glosses feel as well as how they are packaged makes me lump them in with products like Dazzleglass, Cremesheen Glass, etc. For price comparison, I think it is appropriate to look at that category, too, and not Lipglass so much. (For the record, I do think that Dazzleglasses should contain more per tube–they are far under what I would expect.) Dazzleglasses are $18 for 0.06 oz., while Cremesheen Glasses are $18 for 0.09 oz. These are $22 for 0.09 oz. You are paying more, but the pricing does not seem as out-of-line as when you compare Lipglasses ($14.50 for 0.17 oz.) against them.

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  • Product: 28/30
  • Value: 6/10
  • Ease of Use: 4/5
  • Packaging: 4/5

RECOMMENDATION: If you don’t mind more shimmer, you may want to consider LORAC’s 3D Lip Glosses–more product, same price.

AVAILABILITY: MAC on November 24th

See more photos & swatches!

MAC Marcel Wanders Lip Gloss
Lip Gloss: Aleydis, Beatrix, Gertruyd, Mary

MAC Marcel Wanders Lip Gloss
Lip Gloss: Aleydis, Beatrix, Gertruyd, Mary

MAC Marcel Wanders Lip Gloss
Lip Gloss: Aleydis, Beatrix, Gertruyd, Mary

MAC Marcel Wanders Lip Gloss
Lip Gloss: Aleydis, Gertruyd, Beatrix, Mary

MAC Marcel Wanders Lip Gloss
Lip Gloss: Aleydis, Gertruyd

MAC Marcel Wanders Lip Gloss
Lip Gloss: Beatrix, Mary

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Product & Review FAQ

When does this release? Where?

November 24th at all MAC locations, per my press release. I would imagine it will pop online on the 22nd or 23rd.

Where can I purchase these Lip Glosses? How much are they?

MAC, $22 each.

Is it limited edition?

Yes.

Any dupes?

Check individual shades for possible dupes! :)

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34 thoughts on “MAC Marcel Wanders: Lip Gloss Review, Photos, Swatches

  1. Elizabeth

    when Beatrix is applied to the lips, is it very similar to Strange Potion do you think? I already have Strange Potion so I wouldn’t want to get something thats almost the same :P

  2. Carrie Ann

    For some reason, I hate the caps on these lip glosses. All of the colors are easy to dupe and $22 is a lot for one lip gloss, so it will be easy to skip these. Thanks for the helpful review!

  3. saku

    O Aleydis and Gertruyd looks good. Thanks for swatches.

  4. Ameera

    Seriously, $22 a pop? No thank you. They don’t look that special, besides the packaging.

  5. gabriella

    Is it doe-foot or brush applicator? :) I love my MAC glosses but, these don’t call out to me.. and I’m a lip gloss fiend! I will be waiting for future collections though! :) My heart is looking forward to champale or something with tons of nudes/baby pink/pale colors! :)

  6. They’re rather boring. The tubes are lovely though…I’ll still be purchasing.

  7. Nikki C

    all of them look great on you but all look very dupeable

  8. Ashley D.

    I love Aleydis!

  9. kate

    is mac revenge is sweet and mac Aleydis dupes? in the tube its looks so different but swatched same

  10. Avatar of Jill AnGeLwInGz

    Aleydis and Mary are so pretty!

  11. Avatar of Melissa divinem (Melissa)

    Doe foot applicator or brush, Christine? I like the Gertruyd.

  12. you said aleydis is a dead ringer for RJ/CA, but they look like different shades to me…?! or did you mean that the situation was the same with so many dupes? S:

  13. Yumi

    Beatrix and Mary look lovely but definitely not worth 22 USD a pop…I can’t wait to see the CAD prices!

  14. Lauren

    Gertruyd reminds me of Vixen from NYX

  15. molly

    I like more opaque lipglosses..these just don’t do t for me

  16. Avatar of Karin Karin

    oh gosh, i love ALL of these colors! how will i ever decide on just one?!

  17. Eileen

    I usually always go for the darker colours but in this case I like Beatrix best …. will definitely want to see these in person. Not sure if I’ll actually get one.

  18. Steffi

    mhh this looks pretty unspectacular… i would’ve expected more for that price. thank god i’ll save lots of money ;-)

  19. Courtney

    Dammit! They’re all pretty…but they’ll have to be the most revolutionary lipgloss ever to get me to pay $22 each for them.

  20. Though I like the colour of a couple of these glosses, I’m not really a fan of the packaging or the price tag! I feel like some of these couple be duped easily enough. Thanks for the swatches!

  21. MARGO

    gertruyd is my fav-

  22. I’m shocked because I really like them all!

  23. IDA

    Gertruyd was a great colour on you Christine!

  24. marcia vieira

    amiga
    gostaria de saber o preço do glos:beatrix
    gertruyd….
    att.marcia