Saturday, April 28th, 2012

MAC Snob
MAC Snob Nail Lacquer, Lipglass, Lipstick

MAC Snob Lipglass, Lipstick, Nail Lacquer

MAC Snob 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 Latin America/Middle East regions of the collection, so it will only be available both online and in-stores for North American buyers. Snob is described as “light neutral pink.”

The lipgloss is a little warmer, not quite as gray/cool-toned, which is partially due to the semi-opaque color. It has a milkier, paler appearance, too. The nail lacquer is actually the closest to the description of “neutral pink,” as it appears just slightly warm against the lipstick and lipgloss, but it is closer to neutral than it is a warm pink. The nail lacquer doesn’t match the lipstick or lipgloss very well because of the change in undertone.

Snob Lipglass is light pink with a little gray-tinge to it; it looks a bit cool-toned to me, even though MAC describes it as neutral. It applies mostly opaque on lips, but it does settle into lip lines and doesn’t have perfectly even coverage. MAC Angel is much yellower. MAC Enchantee is similar but a little grayer. MAC Infinitely Likeable is grayer, more beige. (8, 8.5, 9, 8.5, 3.5, 4; B)

Snob Lipstick is a cool-toned light-medium pink with a subtle gray-tint. It has a satin finish, and it is part of the permanent range. It yields opaque color coverage, though the texture is just a smidgen drier than other satin finishes. Revlon Strawberry Shortcake is a little pinker and darker but fairly similar. MAC Enchantee is lighter and less blue-based. MAC Dress It Up is less blue-based. MAC All Styled Up is a bit pinker. (9, 10, 9, 8.5, 4, 4; B+)

Snob Nail Lacquer is a slightly warm, mostly neutral light-medium pink with a jelly-like finish, even though it’s officially a cream finish. It’s semi-opaque after two coats, but there is visible nail line. The formula on this was just okay; it was a little thick, and there was some streakiness. MAC Angel is darker and more yellow-toned. Chanel May is darker and more cool-toned. OCC Femme is similar, a touch more yellow-toned. (8, 8, 8.5, 9, 3.5, 4; B-)

MAC Lipsticks are vanilla-scented but taste-free.  Snob wears around four hours, which is fairly typical of satin finishes–some of the deeper, more red/berry shades will last closer to six hours and often stain lips, but Snob’s lighter coloring means it doesn’t stain.  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 Snob Lipglass, Lipstick, Nail Lacquer Review, Photos, Swatches

B
I wish the nail lacquer performed better (the lack of opacity was one thing, but the streaky application is more difficult to overlook), because it's a very flattering shade across skin tones, and it is a work-friendly shade with a little more pop. The lipglass was the worst out of the three.

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8/10

Pigmentation

9/10

Texture

9/10

Longevity

8.5/10

Application

3.5/5

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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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24 thoughts on “MAC Snob Lipglass, Lipstick, Nail Lacquer Review, Photos, Swatches

  1. Melody

    Thanks for all the wonderful photos of this collex, Christine!  I love the way you’ve broken it down here, it’s really helpful.  I’m a bit disappointed in the quality of the polishes and the sheerness of some of the glosses, but I like that this collex is focusing on perm items.  I’m wondering why I don’t have Snob yet.

  2. jenmhilton

    I’m disappointed at the number similar looking shades in this collection. MAC selection of lipsticks  is huge, you’d think they could’ve found some variety.

    • Mandy

      I agree….I can’t tell the difference between all these light pink sets!

      • As someone who rarely looks good in these types of shades, Saint Germain has such strongggg blue undertones compared to Snob. Like I thought Snob was pretty cool-toned, and I know Saint Germain does as well, but it’s even cooler-toned, haha!

    • I will say that we have to remember that technically the collection is split into regions, so on a region-by-region basis, there might not be as much overlap!

      • Profile wp-user-avatar wp-user-avatar-60 alignnone photo of Quinctia Quinctia

         @Christine (Temptalia) I’m not really into MAC, so I’m not the target audience anyway, but I would’ve loved to see a little more variety in the finishes–which would help with the similar shades. Even just a hint of shimmer can add some dimension in different lights.
         
        Some sort of peachy shade with a hint of gold shimmer, which I’m sure MAC has, would’ve been welcome, especially in the sea of same polishes.

  3. Gaby Ojanuga

    I love this color so much

  4. Rack Land

    Eu queroooooo

  5. Stephanie Van Deinse

    Wow, Snob, too? :)

  6. Maiara Alvim

    I though snob couldn’t get worse. for real. I love mac, but I’ll always think snob was a mistake. believe me

  7. Candy Cotton

    snob is one of my favorite colors, ever

  8. Niki Nichols

    Snob is the best color ever made. I am dying with excitement to finally have a matching lipglass!

  9. Em

    Christine, how does the gloss compare to Viva Glam Gaga?

  10. Emme

    Wow, these are scarily blue-based! Christine, how would you say the Snob lipglass compares to the Viva Gaga lipglass?

  11. lisha

    omgosh i love snob it’s the fist mac lipstick i purchased! def getting the nial polish and lipglass just wish the polish weren’t so expensive in Canada

  12. Han Rainey Wagner

    snob is my favorite color, i like to mix it with syrup to tone it down a notch..

  13. Antonella Anger Bua

    Maiara Alvim sooooo true!

  14. VanessaMena

    How does this compare to viva glam gaga 1 lip glass?

  15. Emme

    Has anyone tried the Snob lipglass yet? :) What are your thoughts?

  16. Profile wp-user-avatar wp-user-avatar-60 alignnone photo of Maria Idhren

    Hi and thanks for these swatches!
     
    I was thinking about getting Snob, but I have second guesses since it does look pretty blue-based, and on my blueish lips it would be even bluer, I imagine. I have strong yello skin undertones and during the Summer I tan and get even mor warmer on my skin, starting from NC15 and tanning up to about NC20-25 or so. Can you think of a lipstick that is similar to Snob but more yellow-based? I would love a bright, not-too-dar pink that would look good on me. :)