Wednesday, December 25th, 2013

MAC Dark Outsider Cremesheen Glass
MAC Punk Couture Cremesheen Glasses

In Punk Couture, there are three shades of MAC Cremesheen Glass ($20.00 for 0.09 fl. oz.) that will be available. The collection released to most online retailers over the past two days, but we’re all still waiting with baited breath for maccosmetics.com to launch it. The collection will be available in-stores tomorrow, the 26th. So, first things first, if you remember the Style Black collection from 2009, these should look familiar. While called “Glimmerglass” with names like Blackware, Bling Black, and Black Fire… these are the same. They have different names and are technically a different formula, the colors are the same. When I compared them side-by-side, Glimmerglass came with a brust-type applicator instead of a doe-foot, but I didn’t notice any differences between the formulas or the colors. In the tube, swatched, etc. they’re exactly the same. Repromotes are one thing, but when brands release things under the guise that they’re new, it drives me batty. The Cremesheen Glass formula has a medium-weight consistency, is creamy, non-sticky, smells of vanilla, and tends to be shorter-wearing. All three of these wore for less than two hours each on me, which is particularly short in duration for my experience with lipgloss in general.

Dark Outsider is described as a “cream true black.” It’s a sheer, soft black. Applied, it’s a sheer wash of color that darkens and mutes the natural lip color, but it does settle noticeably into lip lines. It’s not a product that wears well alone. I’ve also included swatches of this applied over a red lipstick so you can see how it works. It wears less than two hours on me. Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics Little Black Dress (P, $18.00) is similar. See comparison swatches.

Jet Boy is described as a “sheer black with gold pearl.” It’s a sheer, soft gray-black with gold sparkle. The gold sparkle gives it an almost olive coloring. On lips, it gives lips a darker, slightly muted coloring with noticeable gold sparkle. I don’t know have a comparable gloss with a black base. This shade seemed virtually gone within two hours.

No Apologies is described as a “sheer black with pinkish purple pearl.” It’s a sheer, soft gray-black with pinky-purple sparkle. It gave lips a darker, slightly purple-tinged look with some purple sparkle. Again, I don’t know of a comparable gloss due to the black base color. Like Jet Boy, this pulled a disappearing act after a little over an hour and a half of good wear.

The Glossover

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Dark Outsider

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Product

6/10

Pigmentation

8.5/10

Texture

9/10

Longevity

6/10

Application

3/5

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Jet Boy

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Product

7/10

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9/10

Texture

9/10

Longevity

5.5/10

Application

4.5/5

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No Apologies

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Product

7.5/10

Pigmentation

9/10

Texture

9/10

Longevity

5.5/10

Application

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MAC Dark Outsider Cremesheen Glass
MAC Dark Outsider Cremesheen Glass

MAC Dark Outsider Cremesheen Glass
MAC Dark Outsider Cremesheen Glass

MAC Dark Outsider Cremesheen Glass
MAC Dark Outsider Cremesheen Glass

MAC Dark Outsider Cremesheen Glass
MAC Dark Outsider Cremesheen Glass

MAC Dark Outsider Cremesheen Glass
MAC Dark Outsider Cremesheen Glass

MAC Dark Outsider Cremesheen Glass
MAC Dark Outsider Cremesheen Glass

MAC Jet Boy Cremesheen Glass
MAC Jet Boy Cremesheen Glass

MAC Jet Boy Cremesheen Glass
MAC Jet Boy Cremesheen Glass

MAC Jet Boy Cremesheen Glass
MAC Jet Boy Cremesheen Glass

MAC Jet Boy Cremesheen Glass
MAC Jet Boy Cremesheen Glass

MAC Jet Boy Cremesheen Glass
MAC Jet Boy Cremesheen Glass

MAC Jet Boy Cremesheen Glass
MAC Jet Boy Cremesheen Glass

MAC No Apologies Cremesheen Glass
MAC No Apologies Cremesheen Glass

MAC No Apologies Cremesheen Glass
MAC No Apologies Cremesheen Glass

MAC No Apologies Cremesheen Glass
MAC No Apologies Cremesheen Glass

MAC No Apologies Cremesheen Glass
MAC No Apologies Cremesheen Glass

MAC No Apologies Cremesheen Glass
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MAC Dark Outsider over Studded Kiss Lipstick Cremesheen Glass
MAC Dark Outsider over Studded Kiss Lipstick Cremesheen Glass

MAC Dark Outsider over Studded Kiss Lipstick Cremesheen Glass
MAC Dark Outsider over Studded Kiss Lipstick Cremesheen Glass

MAC Dark Outsider over Studded Kiss Lipstick Cremesheen Glass
MAC Dark Outsider over Studded Kiss Lipstick Cremesheen Glass

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33 thoughts on “MAC Punk Couture Cremesheen Glasses Reviews, Photos, Swatches

  1. Summerfabulous

    I was really hoping these would be great, but I am not impressed. Definitely going to pass!

  2. All 3 of them look just plain “yukky”. I was expecting No Apologies to look a bit nicer as it looks not bad in the tube. Christine, I keep meaning to ask you why you no longer do the “What We’re Wearing” feature you used to do. I really enjoyed seeing whatever eye look you featured and hearing what others here wore and liked in recent weeks or days.

    • Hi Mariella,

      We’re trying to re-work it, because most readers didn’t care for it, but it’s a lower priority item compared to some other projects we’re working on (The Dupe List is our big one right now).

      • I enjoyed it Christine! Really hope it’s not gone for good :)

        • The plan has always been to bring it back :) We want to incorporate more of the looks readers submit here on the site as well as have people comment with what they’ve worn, so we have some technical details that need to be worked out! Ideally, we’d like to make it easier to include/submit your look at that point as well.

      • Oh, that is good news about The Dupe List (seems like it would be a dreadfully difficult feature to overhaul but it’s one I absolutely make use of so often). I’m glad I’m not alone in having liked the “What We’re Wearing” feature…I dunno, it was just neat reading others’ looks and getting ideas for new combos, etc.

        • Just imagine like The Foundation Matrix plus Swatch Gallery… but for dupes. It is its own entity, but it uses components from both. But a total beast to do! It is the boys’ least favorite project to date, LOL.

  3. I still have these from the Style Black collection. Just sitting in the MAC section in my gloss drawer. Untouched since 2009. I think it’s time for a purge…

  4. I thought these looked like the Style Black glimmer glasses! I still have those, so I’ll be skipping these. Thanks for saving me $$!

  5. Laurence

    Thanks for the review and swatches!
    I thought Jet Boy might be a more opaque version of Bling Black from Style Black but sadly that isn’t the case!
    They look pretty though haha!

  6. darn!! i was really hoping to use some of these for layering. :( i got a more opaque black lipgloss from the drugstore last year!

  7. I had the purple one in my cart before this review showed up and now I am so glad I changed my mind on it.
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  8. attika

    what’s on your cheeks, christine? looks lovely! and yes, please bring back the what makeup you’re wearing section :D

  9. This is so sad :( I was really hoping for some awesome lipglosses with noticeable different-colored sparkle, like the blue sparkle on Femme Couture’s ‘Sahara Rose’. It’s upsetting that this was supposed to be daring, “punk” and bold, but I’ve seen candy stain lips in a bolder (and more durable) way than this. :( Passing this one.

  10. Oh, these are so disappointing! It’s rather inappropriately appropriate that one of them is called No Apologies…

    I mean, really, how pointless! And they don’t even wear well… tsk tsk, MAC. >:-(

  11. I wonder what their apology is for making No Apologies so crappy! I would have loved it if it was more pigmented. The pink glitz are great..

  12. ilovemakeup

    Well at least they look better layered over lipstick! I still will not be purchasing them, though. I don’t wear lipstick and I have a feeling they’d just make me look ill if I wore any of them, haha.

  13. Courtney K

    On one hand, I’m sad these aren’t more opaque like I expected.

    On the other hand, I already have all 3 from Style Black so you just saved me $60!

    Realistically, these are layering glosses, but they’re not for everyone. I think Jet Boy, aka Bling Black, looks gorgeous layered over most colors.

    • Woohoo for saving you some money!!

      But yes, these are definitely going to be layering glosses over all else. At least MAC prepped us with two by describing them as “sheer.” Though Cremesheen Glass is a sheer formula, so it wasn’t surprising.

  14. Maurissa

    Thank you ssooo much for showing these. I was really excited for these but I am disappointed. I always come here because things in the tube aren’t always as they appear on lips. Thank you, I would’ve been upset to purchase these and just having to return them in the end. You are ALWAYS my go-to when it comes to new releases!

  15. Christine, I never thought I’d see the day, but even you weren’t able to pull this horrific color out of the duldrums and you look good in EVERY lipstick. lol. No way am I even coming close to this. Wonder how they came up with that. Can’t see anyone wearing it.Maybe it’s called Dark Outsider as you should only wear it on in the dark where noone could see it.

  16. cfrench

    honestly, I tried Dark Outsider in store. Personally, I thought it looked really good. Make sure lips are moisturized so the formula can’t collect in the dry areas. It was really cool when layered, but alone it looked great when the excess product was dabbed off. I feel kinda bad that these are getting hate but I can see why at first glance.

  17. cfrench

    It is annoying that they are masked repromotes and that the wear time sucks.

  18. Monibackincali

    Ummmmm…. NO, NO, NO, and totally dupable…..

    Super disappointed

  19. I agree: It drives me batty when a company releases the same product under a different name. It is also frustrating when they release a different product under the same name as another product. (Example: NYC nail polish called Broadway Burgundy Frost. There is one version that is what the name implies, and another that is a red jelly with microsparkle, no hint of Burgundy.) Anyhow, these shades seem much more wearable than I would guess based on the description. Bummer that they don’t last.

  20. rxmac

    Yep ive just bought dark outsider, its just like style blacks blackaware, and i love studded kiss so its a win for me :D good spotting paring those two up its amaze!