Friday, February 25th, 2011

MAC Sheen Supreme Lipstick
MAC Sheen Supreme Lipstick

MAC Sheen Supreme Lipstick: Bare Again, Behave Yourself, Can’t Get Enough, Can’t Resist, Full Speed

MAC Sheen Supreme Lipstick ($14.50 for 0.12 oz.) is a brand new (but permanent) range of lipsticks. According to MAC, the lipstick has strong, saturated color but comes with a modern glossed sheen, and these are moisturizing (but without tackiness). With fourteen shades in the line-up, I’ve split up them up into three parts, to control the volume of photos being downloaded per load. This post includes: Bare Again (pinky neutral beige), Behave Yourself (light blue pink), Can’t Get Enough (beige neutral), Can’t Resist (golden purplish red), and Full Speed (bright clean yellow pink).

  • Bare Again is an opaque, pinked-kissed beige with a semi-gloss finish. It is rosier than Cherish; slightly lighter than Kinda Sexy; more opaque version of Hug Me.
  • Behave Yourself is a semi-opaque, cool-toned cotton candy pink with white shimmer. This looks a little patchy and uneven on me, no matter how much I tried to get it to look soft and smooth, it just didn’t quite get there. It seems most similar to Snob but the finish is different.
  • Can’t Get Enough is a semi-opaque, white shimmered peached brown with a semi-gloss finish. It seems like a lighter version of Sweet Ever After.
  • Can’t Resist is a semi-opaque, gold shimmered berried red. It’s not quite as red as Fresh Moroccan but seems similar. It also reminded me of Rose Maiden a little.
  • Full Speed is an opaque, brightened, watermelon coral pink. It reminded me of Red full Stop (Trend F/W ’09). Perhaps if Lustering and Vegas Volt had a baby, it would look something like this.

my thoughts on the formula: Sheen Supremes are light to medium-weight lipsticks that provide some moisturization and wear for three to five hours (lighter shades like Bare Again go for three, while deeper shades like New Temptation hang on for five). Some of shades seem to settle into lip lines a bit, and as they wear and fade, settle even more into lip lines. These have a part-shine, part-gloss finish, though it is more sheen and shine than a truly glossy finish. They are vanilla-scented.

Interesting enough, these actually contain more product than regular MAC lipsticks (0.10 oz. vs. 0.12 oz.), but they are the same price. The packaging is obviously different–cylindrical, glossy black tubes with caps that close with a “click.” The glossy finish will hold fingerprints, though. If you remember the packaging from MAC’s Prolongwear Lipstick line, these are just like those, except with a glossy finish. Going back a few years, Mattenes and Slimshines had a similar relationship; these were both packaged in skinny, cylindrical tubes, and the Mattenes had a matte black finish while Slimshines had a glossy pewter-black finish.

This brings us to the inevitable comparison of the new Sheen Supremes against Slimshines. Personally, I don’t really feel these are like Slimshines. I even dug out an old Slimshine (Kissable), to see if perhaps I remembered the formula inaccurately, but no, the Slimshine was just as I remembered–very creamy, thicker, and incredibly glossy. Sheen Supremes are more like the middle ground between MAC Amplified Cremes and Slimshines–if I had to somehow force these into a box. Slimshines just had a plushier feel and look–really glossy, juicy looking finishes–and Sheen Supreme doesn’t get quite as glossy. I think the change in glossiness might be that modern take MAC was going for.

Slimshines were also amazingly moisturizing, but I still find myself needing a little balm after wearing Sheen Supremes for a few hours. I do think the Sheen Supreme formula is moisturizing, but it is not the most moisturizing formula I’ve tried. My lips feel a little dry after these wear off, which is to be expected after four to six hours of wear, but the most moisturizing lipsticks leave your lips feeling moisturizing during and at the end. With my lips in a relatively healthy state, these are plenty moisturizing enough for my needs, but if you have really dry, cracked, or chapped lips, you may still need to layer balm underneath.

The Glossover


MAC Sheen Supreme Lipstick Swatches, Photos, Reviews (Part 1)


I like them overall, and I think the shade range presents a good mix of neutral and everyday with a few bolder shades thrown in for good measure. They won’t be displacing my favorite lipsticks, but they are a welcome addition to MAC’s permanent range.











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MAC Sheen Supreme Lipstick: Bare Again, Behave Yourself, Can’t Get Enough, Can’t Resist, Full Speed

MAC Sheen Supreme Lipstick
MAC Sheen Supreme Lipstick: Bare Again, Behave Yourself, Can’t Get Enough, Can’t Resist, Full Speed

MAC Sheen Supreme Lipstick
MAC Sheen Supreme Lipstick: Bare Again, Behave Yourself, Can’t Get Enough, Can’t Resist, Full Speed

MAC Sheen Supreme Lipstick
MAC Sheen Supreme Lipstick: Bare Again, Behave Yourself, Can’t Get Enough, Can’t Resist, Full Speed

MAC Sheen Supreme Lipstick
MAC Sheen Supreme Lipstick: Bare Again, Behave Yourself, Can’t Get Enough

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MAC Cosmetics and MAC Counters on March 3rd, $14.50 each.

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No, they are all permanent.

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Please see individual shade reviews above.

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85 thoughts on “MAC Sheen Supreme Lipstick Swatches, Photos, Reviews (Part 1)

  1. Angela

    I want Full Speed!!! Wicked beautiful!! =D

  2. Gisele

    These colors all look great on you, Christine. Thanks for the hard work of putting all these swatches and info up. And March is just around the corner!

  3. Nunuiviet

    Errr as expected, the lights colours tend to streak, I maintain what I said before, the Bobbi brown rich colours are better

  4. Danielle

    WOW I love bare again, can’t get enough and can’t resist!

  5. Lulee

    i love full speed but my favorite photo here is the kissable slimshine. boohoo.

  6. Can’t resist looks SO beautiful!

  7. Do you know if you can B2MAC for these? Full Speed is awesome on you :)

  8. These are so pretty! I’m usually pretty intimidated by full-on lipsticks, but these look very wearable.

  9. Pam

    Thanks for the review Christine! I think I am going to get Full Speed. what did you think of the smell? I think Slimshines kind of smelled funny. Do these smell like Vanilla? i read your post a few times but i didn’t see anything about smell. Please let us know. My apologies if you have already written about this. Once again, thanks for everything that you do :)

  10. Avatar of Virginia virginiaisforluvrs

    Love Full Speed!

  11. Rachel

    Ooh, Bare Again and Full Speed are calling my name! Such pretty shades.

  12. Avatar of Victoria Victoria

    I think I’ll pick up Bare again! I’ve been looking for a replacement for my beloved Bare slimshine that was slightly less glossy — this looks like it’ll be perfect! Thanks for the review! :D

  13. full speed looks lovely.

  14. Avatar of Victoria Victoria

    I was curious, did you buy all of these? and if so, how did you buy them before the release date? are they already on sale?

    • Yes, I bought these. Had I not, there would have been a disclaimer. I have never felt the need to proclaim “I bought these! I bought these!” since it just feels like bragging.

      All PRO stores release collections a week early, and anyone can shop these.

  15. Good thing these are permanent! I like a lot of the colors and the formula sounds like it would be great for me. I’ll have plenty of time to pick up all the colors I want!

  16. Avatar of Pamela Pamela

    Can’t Resist looks a little like the Dazzle lipstick called Wham but without the glitter. What do you think?

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  18. Edelmc

    Fab swatches as always. Do you wear lip liners in the photos and if so which one?

    • No, never. It would be silly to do so, IMO, because the swatch should show you just the lipstick itself – and even more importantly, should it feather or bleed, you’ll see it!

      • Edelmc

        Ah I thought that but just wanted to ask cause the edges look so neat. What brush do you use? Thanks again for all the time you put in and detailed reviews

  19. Avatar of Karla kc

    These are all so beautiful, I want to try out Bare Again!

  20. Avatar of Christine Christine

    Thank you so much for the swatches! For the large collections like this and the Mega Metal Eyeshadows where you split them up, it would be more helpful if you split them by color rather than alphabetical (which is how I think you have done it). That way, when I’m specifically looking for a lighter color, I’ll be able to see all of the pictures, descriptions, and reviews together on the same page. I truly appreciate the effort you put into the blog!

    • I do it by alphabetical because that is the easiest way for me to ensure I have everything properly labeled :) Otherwise, I am bound to make many mistakes and disappoint everyone in the process! Thank you for understanding.

  21. Avatar of Ginny Ginny

    these are so beautiful, I honestly think that I will purchase every single one shown here! Ahh, and for the same price of lipstick with more product.. who wouldn’t!?

  22. Elysia

    i want full speed and kissable. I’d wear them all the time!

  23. Maja

    Thanks for Part 1, Christine! I really like Full Speed, it looks amazing on you.

  24. ak

    These all look pretty on you except for the one called Behave Yourself, and they’re way more opaque on you than the Slimshines were.

  25. Alyssa

    Amazing, gorgeous, lovely, shiny! I want them all!

  26. Linda

    Have you figured out which one was used in the promo pic yet? That deep cherry red?

  27. So many of these are really pretty colors! I think from this group I like Can’t Get Enough and Full Speed! Both are very different colors from what I have, because I tend to stick with pale pinks, berries, or neutral pinks.

    But oh my goodness…Kissable is incredible! I wonder why so many people didn’t seem to like slimshines. I’m off to go see if I can find this one!

  28. Avatar of Deb Deb

    Oooh, loving Can’t Get Enough and Full Speed!

  29. Avatar of Polly Polly

    All of the just SUPER SLAM in my heart! I want them!

    Ps. I saw some last pics are titled as MAC Kissable Slimshine ?? Anyway it looks cool too!

  30. nikki

    hmmm…bare again kinda looks like lady’s choice by benefit. will have to compare your swatches! thanks for this christine!

  31. Trish

    ‘Full Speed’ is a must for me. I love ‘Lustering’ and ‘Vegas Volt’ was always a bit too orange for me. Behave Yourself is a loud-as-hell pink I must have on general principle.

  32. Faerie

    I really like Can’t Get Enough and Full Speed. Perfect shades for summer.

  33. Avatar of Rae Rae

    Thanks for the in-depth review (and comparison to the Slimshines)! Funnily enough, I feel like I might be passing on these ones, even though they were the MAC spring launch I was the most excited for… but I do like the more “modern” finish :o)

  34. Monica

    “Can’t Get Enough” looks AMAZING on you, Christine!

  35. Mary

    You really look good in bright colors! :D

  36. Reiko

    Just wondering but is Full Speed similar to Chatterbox or NARS Niagara?

  37. Kat

    I want Bare Again, but I think I’ll wait a little till photos crop up of it one someone with a lighter skin tone – some nudes look a lot better on tanner skin. I love the finish of these though!
    And thanks for getting these up so fast, you work really fast!

  38. Avatar of Dawn Dawn

    Love Can’t Get Enough, Can’t Resist and Full Speed – gorgeous!

  39. Olga

    Full speed is awsome!!!!

  40. Denise

    Must…have…Bare Again…It makes me think of my beloved Bare Slimshine. I’ll probably end up getting Can’t Get Enough too. :)

  41. Wendy M.

    Will eventually buy Bare Again (maybe) and Full Speed. :D

  42. Avatar of stephanie stephanie

    these all look lovely on you, especially bare again and full speed!

  43. Carrie Ann

    Bare Again and Can’t Get Enough are right up my alley. So pretty!

  44. Amanda Dubs

    Good to be Bad, Ultra Darling, Impressive and Bare Again are my top picks!

  45. Rachel

    Ooh, Bare Again and Full Speed are calling my name! So pretty.

  46. Claudia

    From this first round I like:
    Bare Again
    Can’t Get Enough
    Can’t Resist
    Full Speed

  47. Avatar of Kate Kate & Zena

    Hi Christine,

    Do these have the vanilla fragrance like the rest of MAC’s lip products? I’ve been wanting to try a MAC lip product, but they all seem to be scented!

  48. Abril

    Full Speed is so pretty!!!

  49. Maria Eugênia Araújo

    So what’s the most moisturizing formula you’ve tried?

  50. I need Kissable Slimshine in my life!

  51. Becca

    bare again and full speed= <3 <3 <3
    but I won't get them now :((( because of all the collections boo

  52. Sam

    Ugh Christine your lips are PERFECTION!

  53. Vvn

    Full Speed reminded me of vegas volt and lustering together too!

  54. Misha

    Christine, thanks for all your hard work again on yet another collection. We all appreciate it!

  55. Crystal C.

    I want everything here! Except “behave yourself” haha :)

  56. Jane

    Full speed looks AMAZING on you Christine!
    But oooh bare again…im a sucker for nudes! Im wondering how does it compare to viva glam II.

  57. Stephanie

    Does Bare Again compare to any of the Peacocky Kissable Lip Colours?

  58. Nicole

    I never really looked at the Slimshines before but that shade and shine is gorgeous. Now I’m mad it’s discontinued!!!!!!

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  60. marida

    do u think Bare Again close to Nars Napoli?

  61. I love your blog! Yay for temptalia! :)

  62. jenny

    wo kommt der kissable slimshine(letztes bild) her? kann ihn nicht zuordnen, auch aus der serie oder aus der peachcocky le einer? finde die farbe bei den slimeshines nicht. bitt um mail an die oben genannte mail adresse danke und einfach klasse blog

  63. Kimberly

    I want Full Speed, Bare Again, and maybe Kissable too! but they are all so beautiful!!!