Friday, April 27th, 2012

MAC Myth
MAC Myth Nail Lacquer, Lipglass, Lipstick

MAC Myth Lipglass, Lipstick, Nail Lacquer

MAC Myth Lipstick ($14.50 for 0.10 oz.) has been such a top-seller that it has now inspired a Lipglass ($14.50 for 0.17 fl. oz.) and Nail Lacquer ($16.00 for 0.34 fl. oz.) to complement it. This shade is part of the North America and Europe/Africa portions of the collection, so it will be available both online and in-store. Myth is described as “light neutral nude.”

When you layer the lipgloss over the matching lipstick, the end result is a milky peach-beige with very subtle silver micro-shimmer and pink undertones. The two don’t work especially well with each other, and it seems to cause some unevenness. The gloss and nail lacquer don’t match the lipstick at all–both of them are far warmer and peachier. I remember when I applied the gloss, I double-checked the label, because I thought perhaps I grabbed Peachstock! The gloss and nail lacquer do match fairly well, though.

Myth Lipglass is a milky peach beige with subtle silver sparkle. It’s mostly opaque but does settle into lip lines. The consistency of this shade was particularly thick–more so than most MAC Lipglasses. MAC 2N is slightly more orange and darker. MAC Ready or Not is darker. MAC Orange Tempera is pinker. MAC C-Thru is lighter, less peach. MAC Scottish Lilt is very similar but sheerer. (8, 8.5, 8, 8.5, 3, 4; B-)

Myth Lipstick is a pale pink-tinted beige nude with a creamy consistency. It has a satin finish, and it is part of the permanent range. There’s something about the consistency that makes this harder to apply just right; it sometimes tugs a bit. MAC Restrict is grayer. MAC Fleshpot is cooler-toned. MAC Happy Hibiscus is lighter. MAC Innocence, Beware! is a bit pinker and darker. (8.5, 9, 8.5, 8.5, 4, 4; B)

Myth Nail Lacquer is a pale peach beige with a cream finish. It’s opaque in two coats, but it is streaky on the first coat, so you’ll want to pay attention to how you apply the second coat to help cover the initial coat of polish. Rescue Beauty Lounge Sheer Nude is less warm, a little more beige. MAC Hangin’ Loose is a little darker and has shimmer. MAC Viva Glam Gaga 2 is browner. MAC Sandpiper is lighter, less peach. (8.5, 9, 8.5, 9, 4, 4; B)

MAC Lipsticks are vanilla-scented but taste-free. Satin finishes like Myth typically wear four to six hours on me, with lighter shades like this one wearing closer to four hours. I find Myth to be slightly on the drying side, especially if I wear it for four hours or more. MAC Lipglasses are also vanilla-scented but taste-free. They are very sticky and have a thick, borderline-goopy consistency. If you prefer gel-like, cushion-y glosses that feel lightweight on, I don’t recommend MAC Lipglass. Because of the tackier texture, MAC Lipglasses do tend to wear a full four hours on me, with some of the darker shades lasting up to six hours (with mostly the color lingering at that point).

Note: I am reviewing each “set” together. After I’ve reviewed all sixteen sets, I will do round-ups for each product type (so all lipsticks together) to deliver an overall Glossover rating. This rating is more indicative of the product type, as the rating that follows this post is an average across three totally different types of products. You can also see the individual scores listed after each product, which are listed in the same order as they are in the Glossover.

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MAC Myth Lipglass, Lipstick, Nail Lacquer Review, Photos, Swatches

B
I'm not overly enthused with the quality of these three--I don't think any of them are of high quality, and while they're not the worst in their category, they're not the best. The gloss is the hardest to work with, and I did not like the way the gloss and lipstick layered together. It was a battle working with both!

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8.5/10

Pigmentation

9/10

Texture

8/10

Longevity

9/10

Application

4/5

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* Myth nail lacquer was a press sample; all other products from Fashion Sets were purchased by me :)

Product & Review FAQ

Where can I purchase it? How much is it?

MAC, $14.50 each for Lipstick and Lipglass; $16.00 each for Nail Lacquer.

Is it limited edition?

Yes, unless specified in the post.

Any dupes?

See individual shade!

What makeup are you wearing?

On eyes: Tarina Tarantino Emerald Eyeshadow Palette (Glinda's Kiss, Dandy Lion, Ozma, Very Wicked), Tarina Tarantino Spark of Envy Eyeliner. On cheeks: Sisley L'Orchidee Palette.

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26 thoughts on “MAC Myth Lipglass, Lipstick, Nail Lacquer Review, Photos, Swatches

  1. misscheriamor

    I think the polish is pretty, but the lipstick and gloss aren’t that great.

  2. I was so confused when I saw the MAC ads because I already owned Myth lipstick and to me it was definitely more on the light pink side than the light peach side,  When I saw this group together, I presumed it was the Peachstock set.  So Weird!  That difference is really well illustrated in your pictures.  The lipstick on it’s own doesn’t look anything like the gloss or nail colour.

    •  @wwendalynne Me too!  I couldn’t BELIEVE the difference between the gloss and lipstick.  I get that the nail polish could turn out a little different since it is a very different product type, but their was such a large gap between the gloss and lipstick. Unreal!

  3. Avatar of Kafka Kafka

    I’ve always liked the lipstick colour to go with really dark, smoky, blackish eyes, but Satin finishes and I don’t get along well. 
     
    I have to say, if *I* feel utterly overwhelmed and visually assaulted by the tidal barrage of all these MAC swatches, I cannot even begin to imagine what YOU feel like.  Especially after 3,500 photos!! Honestly, BRAVA!!! I don’t think there is anyone else like you on the internet. Your dedication, thoroughness, attention to detail and endless hard work are staggering. We’re so lucky to have you. I hope you know how much you’re appreciated. Now, please, go put your feet up and relax! My God, you must be exhausted. *hugs*  

  4. Diana123

    Like the polish, but the lipstick has been and always will be horrendous on medium skintones (just my humble opinion), and the gloss looks even worse. Thanks for saving all of us some money this weekend Christine!

  5. Eleanor2

    I like the polish, but the lipstick and lipglass stink! BTW, I really like your eye look. What is that tarnished gold you used on your lids? Please do a little tutorial/write-up on this look.

  6. Amanda

    thank you so much for doing all these posts christine! your work is greatly appreciated and we love you :)

  7. Avatar of Anita Anita

    augh this color is really not flattering

  8. Trina BMar

    I like it a lot but … what ‘nude’ color do you consider for darker skin tones. I was told to try Mystique but I don’t like it.

  9. Temptalia

    Depends… do you want the traditional idea of nude which is really pale/light beige or did you want something more along the lines of your skin tone but better? I like Velvet Teddy on medium skin tones, Touch on medium to dark skin tones.

  10. Trina BMar

    I like the ‘nude pale’ look. Mystique just blends. Looks like I’m not really wearing anything. Some people like that look but … I like the pale look.

  11. Temptalia

    Maybe Peachstock from this launch or else Cherish or Velvet Teddy.

  12. Trina BMar

    I’ll go in this weekend and try them out! Thanks.

  13. CarrieSofko

    This may be a stupid question but how do you paint your nails so that you can swatch and display all these different colors?? Seems so time consuming but we appreciate it!

  14. The nail polish looks amazing! I want it :)
    So does the lipgloss. The lipstick’s a little too pale for my liking, think I might give it a miss…

  15. Sue

    Concealer lips alert! I really wonder who could make this colour work, if not even Christine can.
     
    The polish is gorgeous though! Would you recommend it it, Christine, colour and formular wise? I have light-medium skin with yellow undertones.

  16. I like the nail polish, but not the others. Just not my thing. But great post, Christine! xx

  17. lisha

    i like the idea of myth i just feel like it would be too light for me

  18. Kristine Ayala

    Velvet Teddy looks awesome on darker skin tones!

  19. Tammy Ngyuen

    This color doesn’t suit you well. But the nail laquer is fine.