Thursday, September 17th, 2009

MAC Lipglasses:  Runway Fave, New Berry, So This Season

MAC Trend F/W ’09 Collection Review: Lipglasses

MAC Trend F/W Collection launches in-store today across North America locations, and the collection includes four lipsticks, three lipglasses, an eyeshadow quad, and a fragrance.


  • Runway Fave is a creamy nude with gold and pink shimmer that goes on semi-opaque but still sheer enough that your natural lip color will pop through. It’s pretty, but it’s probably a shade you have something similar to already.
  • New Berry is a darker berry with just a touch of burgundy to it that looks lovely and very holiday. It would pair well with Hipster lipstick for sure. It does have a tendency to settle into the lines of your lips, but I find that it’s not really noticeable in-person so much as it is when in photos that are magnified! I like that it’s fairly opaque–not solid to be sure–but opaque enough that it gives me plenty of color.
  • So This Season is a red-based purple shade that looks more intimidating in the tube than on. It is definitely a darker shade and casts purple, though. For those who want to try a vampy lip, I actually think this might be one way to go, because it’s sheerer and softer than many purple lipsticks that have come out for fall. Like New Berry, this one can settle into lines on your lips, but again, in person, the effect is not so noticeable.

I liked the lipglasses more than the lipsticks this time around! I felt like all three lipglasses were pretty and wearable, but they also are perfect shades for the fall season. I also appreciated how pigmented they were, even Runway Fave, because I tire of sheer glosses easily. New Berry may not be a must for those who already have indulged in red and berry glosses before, but it’s a nice, non-shimmery shade.

  • Product: 8/10
  • Value: 8/10
  • Ease of Use: 8/10
  • Packaging: 8/10

Recommendation: I think So This Season is a must, just because it’s different and fun. The other two are nice, but not as necessary!

Availability: MAC Cosmetics

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MAC Lipglasses:  Runway Fave, New Berry, So This Season
MAC Lipglasses: Runway Fave, New Berry, So This Season

MAC Lipglasses:  Runway Fave, New Berry, So This Season
MAC Lipglasses: Runway Fave, New Berry, So This Season

MAC Runway Fave Lipglass
MAC Runway Fave Lipglass

MAC New Berry Lipglass
MAC New Berry Lipglass

MAC So This Season Lipglass
MAC So This Season Lipglass

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52 thoughts on “MAC Trend F/W ’09 Collection Review: Lipglasses Review, Swatches, Photos, Lip Swatches

  1. amy

    So this season and New Berry looks like they would look nice for spring too. At least for me anyway, because I love to wear berries year round.

  2. Diabla

    They’re already all out of stock for a couple of week on the French Mac website. I can see why! Too bad I didn’t see any swatch of “New Berry” before it get sold out. 😀 They’re lovely. 6 or 7 years ago, I was wearing a similar shade made by agnès b. A very nice color to wear.

  3. DevilishDoll

    I already ordered So This Season and Faultlessly F/W a few days ago. But now I really want New Berry and Runway Fave. I don’t really have anything like them. Thank God I can easily dupe the quad.

  4. Something’s mixed up with the picture names…but I so want So This Season Lipglass! :)

  5. New Berry & So This Season!! Gotta check ’em out!

  6. Anitacska

    Runway Fave looks similar to Personal Taste, but the other two look interesting, especially New Berry.

  7. glitter princess

    althougth im loving the colours im going to be passing on these as im trying to be good and probably have similar colours in my collection.

    thanks again for the swatches christine. xx

  8. Lyndsay

    I really like them all! At first glance, though the runway fave didn’t jump out at me

  9. Crissy

    I just picked up New Berry today, but I’ll think I’ll go back to get the other two! I’m very impressed with these.

    Great swatches as always!

  10. Stacey

    So This Season is gorgeous!!! Gutted we’re not getting this collection at our location!

  11. Tami

    I picked up Runway Fave this morning but I may have to go back to get So This Season;-)

  12. is runway fave like a sheerer underage?

  13. liz

    i want them all!

  14. Rebecca

    Christine. I have Quick Tease and Jampacked. Do you think New Berry is similar to either of those?


  15. CHRISTINE. :) I got New Berry today but it was a lot more opaque on me than your lip swatches… how did you get it more sheer? Thanks!

  16. Lorna

    so this season looks like it would be a nice shade but it looks like it creases on the lips too much

  17. Devon

    ahhhh! Christine you rock my socks. Just ordered all of the trend f/w 09 lippies. Your swatches are amazing. Thank you so much for taking the time to do all this for us junkies :-)

  18. Katia

    Hi Cristine, thank you for the swathches.
    Do you think New Berry is similar to Sweet Strawberry from the Hello Kitty collection?

  19. Luda

    Runway Fave Lipglass is what i got – the other two are a little too dark for me

  20. Yaya

    Ok, I think I have to grab So This Season

  21. Celeste

    how opaque would you say runway fave is?