Thursday, May 6th, 2010

MAC Superglass Collection
MAC Superglass: Fab Frenzy, Totally Bang!, Cherry Electric, Superflash!,
Sweet Tart, Gift Wrap, Sugar Overload, Disco Blend, Tunnel of Love

MAC Superglass Collection: Review, Photos, & Swatches

Superglass is latest lipgloss creation by MAC.  My review for these is still the same and reposted with minor edits below.  They are a thick, sticky gloss loaded with both shimmer and flaky glitter particles.  They’re not for those who prefer less rather than more when it comes to shimmer, glitter, or texture.  I personally found it to be one of the thickest glosses I’ve ever worn–almost like the consistency of honey.

I like these, but I don’t love them–I like them a lot more on top of lipsticks for an extra kick of dazzling shimmer, but alone, they’re not as fun.  The texture/formula on these is consistent through all nine shades, so must-haves seem more dependent on your personal tastes.   My personal favorites, though, are Totally Bang! and Cherry Electric.

  • Most pigmented shadesFab Frenzy, Totally Bang!, Cherry Electric
  • Sheerest shadesSweet Tart, Sugar Overload

Are you looking to double your dazzle or streamline your dazzle?

There are some shades of Superglass that are similar to Dazzleglass shades, but I’d say that these, on average, are more pigmented than Dazzleglasses, so the Superglass version is very much a Super-Dazzleglass version.  Whether you’re a fiend for all things dazzling and therefore want to double your dazzle or if you’re looking to get shades different from your Dazzleglasses…

  • Cherry Electric is like a pinker version of Love Alert.
  • Totally Bang! is a pinker version of Ms. Fizz.
  • Sugar Overload is comparable to Sugarrimmed.
  • Fab Frenzy is a much more intense version of Date Night.
  • Disco Overload is like a brighter, more orange version of Bare Necessity.
  • You probably don’t need both Sweet Tart and Superflash–they’re so similar to each other–the latter being a smidgen brighter, but they look nearly the same on lips.

Superglass ($18.00 for 0.15 oz.)

  • Fab Frenzy is is darkened berry-purple with flecks of iridescent fuchsia-purple flakes. It’s decently pigmented, and it does give plenty of color to lips on its own.
  • Totally Bang! is is a vibrant fuchsia-pink with semi-opaque color coverage. It has iridescent purple flakes along with golden and amber shimmer. This is one of the most pigmented shades of Superglass.
  • Cherry Electric is a softened pink with a little extra kick of red. It has iridescent purple flakes along with golden shimmer. The color coverage is semi-sheer with some color but not solid.
  • Superflash! is a sheer baby pink with flashes of amber shimmer and flakes of grayish-purple. This one is definitely on the sheerer side.
  • Sugar Overload is a milky pale pink-nude with gold and white shimmer and then larger grayish-silver flecks of glitter. Very milky looking, not really creamy, but it doesn’t settle into lips too much. It is, however, pretty sheer. It’s a bit like Boy Bait Cremesheen Glass, except with glitter overload. Ha, overload!
  • Sweet Tart is a soft pink with only a slight milkiness to it. It has white and gold shimmer with large flecks of a grayish-purple and peach glitter. It’s a sheerer shade, but it gives more color than Sugar Overload. I feel like it just brings out some of the natural pink in my lips.
  • Gift Wrap is a sheer, muted pinky-coral with flakes of silver-y purple and amber and white shimmer. It has some color, but it tends to just emphasize your natural lip color.
  • Disco Blend is a peachy-beige with a smidgen of brown. The sparkles in it seem to include a gold shimmer, chunkier gray-silver particles, and some peach flecks. Not totally sheer, but it’s not opaque either — it does a decent job of giving my lips a different color, though.
  • Tunnel of Love is a reddish brown with white and gold shimmer along with flecks of grayish-silver and peach glitter. I found this one had the most color pay off, but it has a tendency to look a little uneven on the lips. From further away, it’s not as noticeable, but I just couldn’t get it to look smooth and even. Bonus: it made my teeth look super white!

The formula is thick and sticky, but the glitter never felt gritty to me, even five hours later. I was pleasantly surprised that I didn’t feel much grittiness, but I think when these fade entirely, there may be a little texture to the glitter. Because it is pretty thick and sticky, the glosses lasted quite awhile on my lips. I slicked on Sweet Tart around 6 PM, and it was still lingering at 11 PM. It wasn’t quite as glossy as it was initially, but it still looked glossy and shimmery. The glitter seemed to stay in place, and none of it migrated to the outer edges of my lips, so all in all, it faded nicely. Oh, and did I mention I ate dinner with it on? Oh, yeah.

I do think the glitter is large and chunky, and it really does remind me of the flecks of glitter you’ll see in some nail polishes, but it’s not so severe once it’s on your lips, particularly at a normal viewing distance. You’ll see flat grayish particles, but they catch light, so this gloss looks best in light/in person, that way it can catch light as you move vs. a still photograph. It’s an interesting look, and I know some will love it, some will find it tacky. I like the concept better over lipstick than worn alone, partially because these are a bit sheer, but also because it makes the glitter pop a little more.

INGREDIENTS: Polybutene, Hydrogenated Polyisobutene, Trisostearyl Citrate, Tocepheryl Acetate, Tocopherol, Ascorbyl Palmitate, Lecithin, Squalane, Aluminum Calcium Sodium Silicate, Polyacrylate-4, Synthetic Fluorphlogopite, Tin Oxide, Vanillin [+/- Mica, Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Iron Oxidies (CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499), Bismuth Oxychloride (CI 77163,), Blue 1 Lake (CI 42090), Carmine (CI 75470), Red 6 (CI 15850), Red 7 Lake (CI 15850), Red 28 Lake (CI 45410), Red 30 Lake (CI 73360), Red 33 Lake (CI 17200), Yellow 5 Lake (CI 19140), Yellow 6 Lake (CI 15985)]

I know some of us (that includes me!) were concerned about just how much product was going to be in these tubes, but it looks like MAC may have considered what we’ve been complaining about–there is 0.15 oz. in Superglass, as compared to 0.06 oz. in Dazzleglass, 0.08 oz. in Cremesheen Glass, and 0.17 oz. in Lipglass. More expensive than Lipglass, but it’s a way better deal than Dazzleglass! The packaging is very much like Dazzleglass in terms of the type of materials, glossy look of the plastic, etc. but it is six-sided, so it won’t roll off your bathroom counter at least!

BOTTOM LINE: These are long-wearing, ultra glittery lipglosses with a thick (but not goopy!) feel and sticky texture. They seem to run from sheer to semi-sheer with some shades being more pigmented than others, but none are entirely opaque. They are vanilla scented, and I didn’t really notice any taste since wearing them.  I think these are best over lipsticks, rather than alone, though some of the more intense shades could be worn alone.

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  • Product: 27/30
  • Value: 8/10
  • Ease of Use: 4/5
  • Packaging: 4/5

Recommendation: If you don’t mind sticky gloss and love yourself some glitter, I’d say give these a shot. You might be surprised at how the glitter translates on your lips! If you don’t like the stickiness of Lipglass, I don’t think you’ll like the feel of Superglass at all. I also wouldn’t go into these expecting 100% opaque color pay off either!

Availability: Nordstrom

See more photos & swatches!

MAC Superglass Collection
MAC Superglass: Fab Frenzy, Totally Bang!, Cherry Electric, Superflash!, Sweet Tart

MAC Superglass Collection
MAC Superglass: Cherry Electric, Superflash!, Sweet Tart, Gift Wrap, Sugar Overload

MAC Superglass Collection
MAC Superglass: Sweet Tart, Gift Wrap, Sugar Overload, Disco Blend, Tunnel of Love

MAC Superglass Collection
MAC Superglass: Cherry Electric, Superflash!, Sweet Tart, Gift Wrap, Sugar Overload, Disco Blend

MAC Superglass Collection
MAC Superglass: Sweet Tart, Gift Wrap, Sugar Overload, Disco Blend, Tunnel of Love

MAC Superglass Collection
MAC Superglass: Fab Frenzy, Totally Bang!, Cherry Electric, Superflash!,
Sweet Tart, Gift Wrap, Sugar Overload

MAC Superglass Collection
MAC Superglass: Sweet Tart, Gift Wrap, Sugar Overload, Disco Blend, Tunnel of Love

MAC Superglass Collection
MAC Superglass: Fab Frenzy, Totally Bang!, Cherry Electric, Superflash!,
Sweet Tart, Gift Wrap, Sugar Overload, Disco Blend, Tunnel of Love

MAC Superglass Collection
MAC Superglass: Fab Frenzy, Totally Bang!, Cherry Electric, Superflash!, Sweet Tart,

MAC Superglass Collection
MAC Superglass: Fab Frenzy, Totally Bang!, Cherry Electric

MAC Superglass Collection
MAC Superglass: Cherry Electric, Superflash!, Sweet Tart

MAC Superglass Collection
MAC Superglass: Gift Wrap, Sugar Overload, Disco Blend, Tunnel of Love

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135 thoughts on “MAC Superglass Collection: Review, Photos, & Swatches

  1. I may buy some of these if I get a chance!

  2. Nessa

    Is Totally bang! superglass similar to do it up dazzleglass creme?

  3. Jazmine

    Which color was your favorite?

  4. margo

    totally bang. a flattering color gloss. i am nw20 and an olderlady but the gloss glitter is a bit much for me. wish they had made it with finer and less coarse glitter. love the gift wrap color but did not buy it yet.

  5. maria

    i LOVE sweet tart!!!
    its my absolute favorite lipgloss ever!!!!!!!
    i am so sad they are limited edition :(

  6. Roslyn

    Are these gonna be a permanent line for Mac?
    (I’m new to Mac, so not quite sure on everything)

    Oh, and Totally Bang looks great on you! (:

  7. Ryou

    I always appreciate your reviews! Thank you for your hard work. :)

    In your opinion, which Superglass would look best for layering/be treated as more or less a very sparkly clear gloss?

  8. Sydney

    I bought Tunnel of Love awhile ago, and I cannot seem to pull it off at all! I’m very fair and cool-toned and I should have just gone for one of the pretty pinks (IDK what I was thinking, LOL). How do I make it wearable for me?

  9. Marina

    I went to a CCO for the first time today (It’s amazing!) and actually saw the superglasses there. They had Gift Wrap, Disco Blend, and Super Flash in stock there. I ended up picking up Super-Flash!, I’m a total sparkle girl and it’s so PRETTY!