Friday, February 25th, 2011

MAC Sheen Supreme Lipstick
MAC Sheen Supreme Lipstick

MAC Sheen Supreme Lipstick: New Temptation, Quite the Thing, Supremely Confident, Ultra Darling

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: New Temptation (vivid blue red), Quite the Thing! (deep blue plum), Supremely Confident (pale nude), and Ultra Darling (mid-tone yellow pink).

  • New Temptation is a semi-opaque, bright cherry red with a blue-base. It almost looks like a pinky red, especially if you use a sheerer layer. It is comparable to a less opaque, glossier MAC Red.
  • Quite the Thing! is a brightened plum with fuchsia shimmer and a glossy finish. It’s like a softer version of Rebel on me. It is similar to NYX Chloe in color.
  • Supremely Confident is a semi-opaque, cool-toned, pale beige with a slight rosiness. It is similar to Creme d’Nude and Fleshpot.
  • Ultra Darling is a semi-opaque, pinked coral with soft white shimmer and a semi-gloss shine. It’s a little redder than NARS Niagara, a bit pinker than MAC Crosswires.

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.

Please read part one for a comparison of Sheen Supremes to Slimshines, as well as commentary on the packaging and size of the Sheen Supremes.

The Glossover

coming-soon

MAC Sheen Supreme Lipstick Swatches, Photos, Reviews (Part 3)

B+
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.

Product

9/10

Pigmentation

10/10

Texture

8.5/10

Longevity

8.5/10

Application

4/5

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MAC Sheen Supreme Lipstick
MAC Sheen Supreme Lipstick: New Temptation, Quite the Thing, Supremely Confident, Ultra Darling

MAC Sheen Supreme Lipstick
MAC Sheen Supreme Lipstick: New Temptation, Quite the Thing, Supremely Confident, Ultra Darling

MAC Sheen Supreme Lipstick
MAC Sheen Supreme Lipstick: New Temptation, Quite the Thing, Supremely Confident, Ultra Darling

MAC Sheen Supreme Lipstick
MAC Sheen Supreme Lipstick: New Temptation, Quite the Thing, Supremely Confident, Ultra Darling

MAC Sheen Supreme Lipstick
MAC Sheen Supreme Lipstick: New Temptation, Quite the Thing

MAC Sheen Supreme Lipstick
MAC Sheen Supreme Lipstick: Supremely Confident, Ultra Darling

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Product & Review FAQ

Where can I purchase the Sheen Supreme Lipsticks? How much are they?

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

Is it limited edition?

No, they are all permanent.

Any dupes?

Please see individual shade reviews above.

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73 thoughts on “MAC Sheen Supreme Lipstick Swatches, Photos, Reviews (Part 3)

  1. veniceclaire

    oh boy you work really fast! this is really much appreciated, Kristine! thanks.

  2. Josie

    Thanks for posting! I’m really liking Ultra Darling! Hmmm since these are perm, i wonder if we’ll be able to B2M for them?

    • You should, because they’re permanent and the price is the same the regular lipstick but I know some stores are saying no and others are saying yes!

  3. De

    Wow, great colors! I´ll definitely try them!

  4. Oh dear, I want almost all of them. But Bare Again and Ultra Darling WILL be mine. Thank you for all the great reviews!

  5. Crystal

    I can’t even tell you how appreciative I am sure all of us are with how detailed & wonderful all of your reviews are. Thank you thank you! :)

    Ps. Supreme will be in my possession very soon! I am in love with that color! :)

  6. Alannah

    You look good with so many different shades on! It makes me a teeny bit jealous since I can only wear pinks, plums and browns (nudes, corals, reds, oranges and purples look awful on me). You make me want to try all of these out! That Quite the Thing! shade looks especially amazing on you!

    • kushani

      I KNOW!!! the red makes your teeth really white and every other color makes you look really pretty as well! Do you do color reccomendations with different skintones for lipsticks? or just big collections? either way even if you don’t thank you sooo much christine really appreciate it:D

  7. Neeeeed Bare Again and Ultra Darling! Thanks for the great review, Christine!

  8. Dawn

    Quite The Thing! is simply gorgeous, and I love Ultra Darling, too

  9. Kat

    I’m very tempted by Supremely Confident, I think I’m pale enough to pull it off, haha. Thanks!

  10. Olga

    Ultra Darling is…..wowwwww! absolutely love it!

  11. Denise

    Oh boy, now I want Ultra Darling too! Thanks so much for these amazing swatches and shade descriptions! :)

  12. So many shades to choose from. Can’t wait to check them out.

  13. Wendy M.

    Thanks for the review, Christine! :)
    Will (eventually) buy New Temptation and Quite the Thing! as they are perm. :D

  14. Michella

    Christine,
    Would you say that Quite the Thing is similar to Indigo Pink from the Jeanius collection? And if so, which one would you recommend?

    • It is similar, though Quite the Thing is a lot brighter and more fuchsia. It really just depends on whether you prefer a lipstick or a gloss – they’re very different animals!

  15. Quite the Thing looks like Electric Fuchsia’s lipstick cousin. =O

  16. Steph2

    I love “Quite the Thing” and “Ultra Darling”! Thank you Christine!

  17. I am SO relieved I didn’t care for any of these lipsticks. My wallet is crying tears of joy.

  18. Charlotte

    How do you think Ultra Darling and Korres mango butter in Peach #18 compare colour wise? I know Ultra Darling lacks the gold shimmer but I really don’t like having 2 lipsticks that look similar!

  19. Cindy

    As always your hard work and thoughts on the new formulation are appreciated. I hope after all that swatching and removing that you’re treating your lips to a night of your favorite lip balm!

  20. Dilara

    New temptation and ultra darling look fab on you!

  21. Amanda Blyskal

    ommmmgggggg new temptation!!!!!!!!!!!!!! im tempted!

  22. Claudia

    Thanks C for all of these :)

    From this batch I love Ultra Darling, and that’s no wonder since I own/love NARS Niagara. I’m wondering if I should even get the Ultra Darling.

  23. ally

    Wow, now I have to have Bare Again, Ultra Darling, and maybe Can’t Get Enough. Thanks so much for the great swatches!

  24. Ultra Darling must be mine! A pink coral? I’m sooo there! Can’t wait to try these and I’m not even a big MAC fan.

  25. Lilac

    Thanks very much for also photographing the ingredients-list!! I really wish MAC would provide it on their homepages; it would make things so much easier.

  26. Jackie

    think Supremely Confident would be similar to 3n? :)

  27. Thank you sooososo much for these swatches!!

  28. titania

    when will these be available, I couldn’t find them on MAC’s web site

  29. Becca

    ultra darling is beautiful!

  30. Crystal C.

    I have been looking for a shade like “quite the thing” in different stores/brands and I’m head over heels that it is finally here – and with MAC nonetheless! My long search is finally over! :)

  31. Crystal C.

    I have been searching for a shade exactly like “quite the thing” in different stores/brands, and I am head over heels that I finally found it! – and with MAC nonetheless! My search is now officially over! :) You look great in all of the pics Christine!

  32. Madalyn

    I love the eye look you have on! Will you do a tutorial, or just let me know what you have on?

  33. LizKS

    It’s gonna be Full Speed and Ultra Darling for me. I like the New Temptation red but I have the reds I want already. I hope these are not disappointing. Thanks for doing this. I usually come here when I want a swatch of something. You have a great website!

  34. Christine, how does Quite the Thing compare to Show Orchid in color, texture, and wearability? I have and adore Show Orchid, and I’m lemming Quite the Thing, but I’m concerned it’s that old makeup-lovers’ nemesis, I Always End Up With the Same Lipstick Shades Syndrome.

  35. Ruth

    What eyeliner are you wearing in these photos??? I love love love.

  36. ERIKA

    Hi, i’m from Brazil and i love received your news. Thankssss

  37. DarkGlamour17

    All these lipsticks look kinda patchy like you’d have to layer them on. Is it just me? Or does anyone else see it? :P

  38. JessicaM

    Christine, you’re the best!
    I cannot wait for the release of these babies here in the Philippines! As of now I want Bare Again, good to be bad, and new temptation :) They seem to be more moisturizing compared to like the regular MAC lipsticks and thats great coz I hate that awkward feeling when my lips turn chapped and waxy with MAC Lipsticks on.

  39. Ashley

    Do you find Ultra Darling similar to Syrup at all? Or can I justify owning both? :-)

  40. Marcy

    Ultra Darling is so juicy! will definitely have to check it out in store.

  41. Janne

    I love how shiny this formula is! Thank you so much Christine. I really like Ultra Darling. I find that it’s a very spring/summer-y colour. I live in Taiwan, so I’m really glad that these lipsticks are the same price as normal ones. Here they are $600NT, which roughly converts into $20.70USD. Isn’t that a bummer??

  42. Loeny

    So Pretty!!

    How does Ultra Darling compare to Viva Glam Cyndi?

  43. ak

    In the shop these lipsticks look very soft, ultra soft. I hope they won’t be melt-y in the sun or anything. But they seem perfect for people who hate drying lipstick on their lips of any kind.

  44. Woooooow. Ultra Darling and Quite The Thing are great on you! =)

  45. ceci

    hi, do you think New Temptation is a dupe for Clinique’s Parisian red?
    Thanks in advance :)

  46. Calvin

    Thank you so much for the photos! It helped my decide which color to get my girlfriend. I was looking for something like the MAC sheen supreme lipstick in the new temptation color. Perfect! You totally helped me to decide on it! Thx, Calvin from Las Vegas

  47. Thanks !! I just picked up BEHAVE YOUR SELF. it’s a perfect dupe for viva glam gaga . I’m going to sell my Viva glam gaga II. Not the nude one . It’s the release from before

  48. reha

    did you put on a primer or a lipstick under any of them? I bought new temptation & it looks just as you describe it (blue based cherry-pink) but I think the result you got from the picture is more on the redish side than the pink & I wish I could make it look like just like it does on you..

  49. zahra

    is ulta darling anything like viva glam cyndi? i missed out on that one and was hoping it’d be a dupe. :/

  50. Miss Mercurial

    Hm. My interest is piqued, but I’m not going nuts for any of these…for some weird reason these remind me a bit of Pro Longwear lip cremes. Maybe it’s the packaging, lol.

  51. KILEY

    im really feeling that New TempTation, kissable slimshine, quite the thing. The New Temptation is like a new RED for me….Im lovin them. I already have my 5 i wanna get then go back to get some more Im on a budget here…lol…MAC gonna make me go broke with these FALL 2011 Launches :0)

  52. Rupam

    It’s FAB!!!!….these StRiKiNg ClOuRs r really CoOl!!! “”I LOVE IT”"

  53. Hisa

    All these look SO good on you! AHHH jelly.