Thursday, July 21st, 2011


MAC Happy Hibiscus Sheen Supreme Lipstick

MAC Seasonally Supreme Swatches – Sneak Peek

MAC Seasonally Supreme introduces more shades to the permanent range of Supreme Sheen Lipsticks ($14.50 for 0.12 oz.). The formula is designed to have “the colour impact of a lipstick with the shine sheen of a lipglass.” It’s described as “lightweight, non-sticky, slick to apply, and comfortable to wear.” The collection debuts in full on August 4th across North America, but for now, I do have five shades to share with you. They are: Fashion City (neutral coral pink), Happy Hibiscus (creamy white pink), Korean Candy (bright orange-red), Royal Azalea (bright mid-tone pink), and Tea Ceremony (neutral pink beige).

Once I’m able to purchase the rest, I will certainly have those swatches for you. Please note, you can find photos and reviews for Bare Again, Insanely It, and Supremely Confident from the initial launch. The shades I do not have at this time are: Asian Flower, Blossom Culture, Sheer Mandarin, and Supreme Style.

  • Fashion City is a darkened peach with opaque color coverage and a slightly milky appearance. It has subtle white shimmer and a glossy sheen. MAC might describe this as a pink coral, but it looked peach in the tube and when worn. It’s a touch pinker than Gotta Dash!, while Chanel Delicieuse is a bit darker.
  • Happy Hibiscus is an ultra-pale, pink-white with a creamy finish and opaque color. This color is extremely unflattering against my skin tone. MAC Mlle appears more lilac and darker, while MAC Playing Koi is darker and pinker. MAC Overtime is much darker and pinker. MAC Pretty Please is similar but less opaque. Supremely Confident, MAC Innocence, Beware, MAC Fleshpot, NARS Madere are less pink, more beige, but similar in lightness.
  • Korean Candy is a rich orange-red (more red than orange) with a glossy shine and opaque color coverage. It is redder than Giorgio Armani #405. MAC Strut Your Stuff is a bit more orange, while OCC Stalker is similar. Urban Decay Revolution is a little darker and redder.
  • Royal Azalea is a light, cotton candy pink with blue undertones and creamy, opaque color coverage. It is bluer in tone and lighter compared to Behave Yourself. It is a little paler compared to MAC All Styled Up and MAC Viva Glam Gaga. It is pinker than MAC Pink Friday. I imagine Snob will be quite close, too.
  • Tea Ceremony is a darkened peach-brown with a creamy finish and opaque color coverage. Korres #36 is a little browner and darker. MAC Mocha is a little pinker and darker, but it is similar.

The formula is lightweight overall, but some of the creamier shades are thicker when worn (think Happy Hibiscus). I get an average of three hours of wear on lighter shades and up to six hours with really rich, bold shades (think Korean Candy). The color coverage is semi-opaque to opaque. These are vanilla-scented, but I did not detect any taste.

I find the lighter shades have a tendency to settle into lip lines and the effect becomes more noticeable as they wear and fade.  Some of the creamy but pale shades have a chalky look on lips, because the consistency is just not quite even.  The finish of these is definitely glossier than the traditional lipstick. They are somewhat moisturizing, but after four or so hours, my lips could use more moisture. To read my original review (and more in-depth review, as well as a comparison against Slimshines), check out this post.

The Glossover

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MAC Seasonally Supreme Swatches - Sneak Peek

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There are some inconsistencies in the formula, like unevenness and chalkiness appearing the lightest shades, while medium to dark shades highlight the formula in the best way. The lighter shades require more precision and time to apply to ensure even color coverage.

Product

8.5/10

Pigmentation

9/10

Texture

8/10

Longevity

8.5/10

Application

4/5

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MAC Fashion City Sheen Supreme Lipstick


MAC Fashion City Sheen Supreme Lipstick


MAC Fashion City Sheen Supreme Lipstick


MAC Fashion City Sheen Supreme Lipstick


MAC Happy Hibiscus Sheen Supreme Lipstick


MAC Happy Hibiscus Sheen Supreme Lipstick


MAC Happy Hibiscus Sheen Supreme Lipstick


MAC Happy Hibiscus Sheen Supreme Lipstick


MAC Korean Candy Sheen Supreme Lipstick


MAC Korean Candy Sheen Supreme Lipstick


MAC Korean Candy Sheen Supreme Lipstick


MAC Korean Candy Sheen Supreme Lipstick


MAC Royal Azalea Sheen Supreme Lipstick


MAC Royal Azalea Sheen Supreme Lipstick


MAC Royal Azalea Sheen Supreme Lipstick


MAC Royal Azalea Sheen Supreme Lipstick


MAC Tea Ceremony Sheen Supreme Lipstick


MAC Tea Ceremony Sheen Supreme Lipstick


MAC Tea Ceremony Sheen Supreme Lipstick


MAC Tea Ceremony Sheen Supreme Lipstick

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Where can I purchase it? How much is it?

MAC Cosmetics, August 11th, $14.50 each.

Is it limited edition?

No.

Any dupes?

See individual shade review.

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128 thoughts on “MAC Seasonally Supreme Swatches – Sneak Peek

  1. Carrie

    My eyes literally bugged out of my skull when I saw Happy Hibiscus! WOW, that’s light. But I could actually see myself picking up both Royal Azalea and Happy Hibiscus.

  2. joelle

    happy hibiscus is MADE for the ganguro fashion subculture in japan. the girls wear really tan skin and pale lips. google it, ttly worth your time!

  3. Aleena

    Happy hibiscus looks awful:( itd probably look ok on a paler cool toned gal tho

  4. You look really good with a tan.

  5. Tina

    tea ceremony looks amazing on you.

    im liking fashion city. How would you compare this to shygirl?

  6. I am surprised that I actually like a couple of these, Do you know if these are available fro B2M?

  7. Venice

    Oh my goodness these shades are sooo nice!!!! im gonna be broke… bee line to MAc counter!!!!!!

  8. Jessica

    I’m really digging orangey/peach colors on the eyes and lips these days and I love how Fashion City, Korean Candy and Tea Ceremony look on your warm skin tone. I will definitely be testing those out at my MAC counter.

    On a side not, I’m glad I found a guru with a similar skin tone as me, it really helps determine what will flatter my color and what won’t. :)

  9. Fashion City looks gorgeous on you! I wonder how it would look on my NC20 skintone