Tuesday, May 8th, 2012

MAC Speak Louder Cremesheen Lipstick
MAC Speak Louder Cremesheen Lipstick

MAC Speak Louder Cremesheen Lipstick

MAC Speak Louder Cremesheen Lipstick ($14.50 for 0.10 oz.) is described as a “clean poppy blue pink.” It’s a vibrant medium-dark pink-red with a subtle blue undertone and a soft, natural sheen. MAC Impassioned is much more vibrant, more coral. MAC Party Parrot is much more coral. MAC Moxie is darker, more intense. MAC Full Fuchsia is more vibrant, brighter.  Against my skin tone, it doesn’t read as cool-toned as it is in the tube.

It has mostly opaque color coverage, and it’s one of the creamier Cremesheens I’ve used. It glides on better than others within the finish, though it’s not as creamy as an Amplified finish. What’s interesting about this color is that it’s the more muted sister of a lot of the really vibrant, nearly-neon shades that have become immensely popular/sold out. I wouldn’t described it as muted generally, though, as it is fairly bright on the face.  Speak Louder wore for a solid five hours when I tested it.

I’m not a huge fan of the Cremesheen finish–it’s a bit drying (some shades more so than others).  I’d also love a slightly creamier consistency so that it would really glide easily and evenly across the lips.  Speak Louder wasn’t drying but neither was it moisturizing.  It is vanilla-scented but has no discernible taste (same scent as other MAC lipsticks and lip products).

The Glossover

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Speak Louder

B+
With its subtle cool undertone and brighter color, this shade will flatter a wide range of skin tones. It's not as bright as a lot of the recent peony pinks on the market, but it's still plenty vibrant.

Product

8/10

Pigmentation

10/10

Texture

9/10

Longevity

9/10

Application

4/5

Results
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MAC Speak Louder Cremesheen Lipstick
MAC Speak Louder Cremesheen Lipstick

MAC Speak Louder Cremesheen Lipstick
MAC Speak Louder Cremesheen Lipstick

MAC Speak Louder Cremesheen Lipstick
MAC Speak Louder Cremesheen Lipstick

MAC Speak Louder Cremesheen Lipstick
MAC Speak Louder Cremesheen Lipstick

Product & Review FAQ

Where can I purchase it? How much is it?

Nordstrom, $14.50.

Is it limited edition?

No.

Any dupes?

MAC Impassioned is much more vibrant, more coral. MAC Party Parrot is much more coral. MAC Moxie is darker, more intense. MAC Full Fuchsia is more vibrant, brighter.

What makeup are you wearing?

On eyes: NARS Marie-Galante Eyeshadow Duo (Blue/Purple), NARS Ramatuelle Eyeshadow Trio (silver), Burberry Trench Eyeshadow (highlighter), Hourglass Film Noir Mascara. On cheeks: Tom Ford Frantic Pink Blush.

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26 thoughts on “MAC Speak Louder Cremesheen Lipstick Review, Photos, Swatches

  1. Noah

    I love love Temptalia much much more when I find reviews on the permanent range from MAC, especially the lipsticks! Thanks a lot :)

  2. rowan

    i know what you mean about the cremesheen finish, i bought creme cup, & quite hard to apply, i thought it would be very soft and creamy? this one is a fabulous colour though!

  3. GlamorPuss

    Looks beautiful on you, Christine!  I know you aren’t a huge Cremesheen fan, but I love most of the colors.  I have one and I totally agree about it being the muted sister of the neons.  It’s totally work appropriate if you’re looking to change it up and do something a wee bit brighter for spring.   When I wear it, I often also use it like a cream blush to get a beautiful pink glow.   Love this lipstick!

  4. I don’t need another bright pink. Need and want are very different animals.

  5. I love this pink, it’s gorgeous! My kind of “bright”; I think it’s just de-saturated enough that I’d get more wear out of it than a truly in-your-face bright pink. 

  6. I looks really really good, I like this type of lipsticks! thanks for the review

  7. GracieGee

    i love this but it looks more redish pink then berry pink on me

  8. Julianne

    This is one of my favorite lipsticks, and so underrated I feel! I went to MAC about 6 months ago with the intention of buying Impassioned, but it was out of stock. I picked this one up and I haven’t looked back since. It’s bright without being overwhelming. I’m a really pale skinned girl and I love a good bright lip but sometimes I want it just a tad toned down. This is perfect for me. :D

  9. Christa K. Gangersingh-Khan

    This was the first MAC lipstick I ever bought :-)

  10. Christa K. Gangersingh-Khan

    It’s a nice shade but a bit drying to me as well

  11. Sierra Brehan

    It’s kind of a bummer that MAC is the dominant product on your site when there are so many (better) lines out on the market.

  12. Lily Kelley

    Love your reviews of Mac permanent line cosmetics.

  13. Yumi

    I agree about the cremesheen finish! I’m not a fan either!

  14. mbengmellow

    Aside from the review, I think your combination of purple on the lids and the lip color is so pretty! 

  15. Snakes in the basket

    I really love this colour!
    i have been looking for something like this for a while so i’m definatly adding this to my wishlist!

  16. Emme

    For some reason I find the cremesheen finish very sticky and hence difficult to apply. It always seems to tug on my lips. Creme Cup is especially bad!

  17. Nily

    It’s really a cute colour! How do you compare Speak Louder with MAC Speed Dial?

  18. Profile wp-user-avatar wp-user-avatar-60 alignnone photo of artemis artemis

    pretty cute but too bad it’s drying..

  19. ada

    This looks really pretty!  I would give it a try through B2M if Cremesheen is a little drying.  Thank you for posting the other makeup you’re wearing.  I love the eye shadow combo you have herer.

  20. Temptalia

    With MAC launching–literally–40 to 50 collections per year, which is about 10x more than most brands (which launch 4-5 per year), there’s no way for them not to. By sheer launches alone, they completely out-produce every other brand on the market. I can’t think of any brand who churns out as many products.

  21. TheAmanda10

    That looks nice on you Christine. On me, I wouldn’t. It just doesn’t work for me.

  22. Christina

    I loooooooooooooove this. This one’s a must-get for me. 

  23. Profile wp-user-avatar wp-user-avatar-60 alignnone photo of Amy Amy

    This one looks amazing! I don’t have a problem with Cremesheens (I wear Speed Dial and Creme Cup all the time) so I might try this one out!

  24. Profile wp-user-avatar wp-user-avatar-60 alignnone photo of Laura ToxicAngel

    Love it! Such a gorgeous colour x