Friday, February 24th, 2012

MAC Zen Rose Sheen Supreme Lipstick
MAC Zen Rose Sheen Supreme Lipstick

MAC Too Supreme: Zen Rose Sheen Supreme Lipstick

MAC Too Supreme is repromoting thirteen shades of Supreme Sheen Lipsticks ($14.50 each for 0.12 oz.). There are twenty-one shades currently available and that are part of the permanent range. All except Zen Rose, which is described officially as a “bright mid-tone fuchsia.” For the other shades being repromoted in this collection, check out the Sheen Supreme Lipstick tag for previous reviews.  I will review the new glosses tomorrow as I’m still testing out the wear.

Zen Rose is a brightened, medium-dark fuchsia-pink with semi-opaque color coverage (you can just see my lip freckle peeking through). It has a creamy finish but doesn’t settle into lip lines, which is absolutely fantastic. Shades like MAC Quick Sizzle and MAC Pink Pigeon are similar but are noticeably brighter and look more intense when worn. MAC Love Forever is purpler. MAC Show Orchid is irridescent and brighter. MAC Rare Exotic is pinker. MAC Something New is just slightly pinker. NARS Schiap is a smidgen brighter.

Overall, I like but don’t love the formula. The way I feel about it largely depends on the shade, so in the case of Zen Rose, I really do like both the formula and the shade. It’s creamy and slick enough that it glides onto lips with ease but doesn’t slip and slide when worn. The wear is good, too, coming in at four hours (and for something with as much “wetness” as Sheen Supreme, that’s pretty good). I do not find the formula particular hydrating, though it is not drying.

The Glossover

LE
product

Zen Rose

A-
It's a pretty shade that should flatter most complexions, because there's that less-than-natural purple edge to it--purples tend to be very lovely (especially when red-toned) on both warm and cool skin tones.

Product

9/10

Pigmentation

10/10

Texture

9/10

Longevity

8.5/10

Application

4/5

Results
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MAC Zen Rose Sheen Supreme Lipstick
MAC Zen Rose Sheen Supreme Lipstick

MAC Zen Rose Sheen Supreme Lipstick
MAC Zen Rose Sheen Supreme Lipstick

MAC Zen Rose Sheen Supreme Lipstick
MAC Zen Rose Sheen Supreme Lipstick

MAC Zen Rose Sheen Supreme Lipstick
MAC Zen Rose Sheen Supreme Lipstick

Product & Review FAQ

Where can I purchase it? How much is it?

MAC Cosmetics, $14.50 each (March 1st).

Is it limited edition?

Not 100% sure if it is being added to the permanent range--still waiting for an answer.

Any dupes?

Shades like MAC Quick Sizzle and MAC Pink Pigeon are similar but are noticeably brighter and look more intense when worn. MAC Love Forever is purpler. MAC Show Orchid is irridescent and brighter. MAC Rare Exotic is pinker. MAC Something New is just slightly pinker. NARS Schiap is a smidgen brighter.

What makeup are you wearing?

On eyes: MAC Sweet & Sour Mineralize Eyeshadow Duo (has fall out issues), Burberry Trency Eyeshadow, Tarina Tarantino Spark of Envy Hyper Dream Liner, Hourglass Film Noir Mascara. On cheeks: Tom Ford Love Lust Blush.

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24 thoughts on “MAC Zen Rose Sheen Supreme Lipstick Review, Photos, Swatches

  1. Avatar of Jana Jana

    Hi Christine, I have this one and I agree with your rating, but one thing I don’t get is the wear time. I never get eight hours of any lipstick, not even rouge Gs or Dragon…and with this one the waer time is almost non existant – one hour at most. How is that possible that your experience is so different?

    • I don’t usually get eight hours with most lipsticks – that’s definitely a shade-specific wear for me, usually (other than long-wearing products). You may do different things with your mouth than I do – when I test lipsticks, I don’t usually eat or drink unless it is long-wearing, then it has to happen usually! I don’t lick my lips, bite my lips, etc. If you spend 4 hours talking, you’re likely to wear it away faster than if you weren’t, etc.!

  2. Avatar of Ana Ana Nazimuddin

    This colour works very well on u, Christine! Love the eyeliner on the bottom lines, pweeettyyy combo!

  3. This shade is gorgeous, and I love the glossy sheen!

  4. Avatar of artemis artemis

    omg, it looks hot! <3 and smoooooth
    i would've given it an A :)) (A+ if it provided moisture)

  5. Avatar of Annie Annie

    This colour is sooooo nice on you :) Thanks a lot for the review!

  6. Kiana

    Does it compare to Dish it Up?

  7. I don’t know what’s wrong with me, but I find these dry my lips out quite a bit. I have a couple still and like them, but I have to be careful to moisturize a lot.

  8. Pang

    I love this formula so I will add this to my preorder of force of love l/g and l/s

  9. Hey Christine! I love how you have added what you are wearing for this pic. I can see the fallout!

  10. Avatar of Alex Alexandra

    Thanks for the review, Christine! Love the Tarina Tarantino eyeliner on you!

  11. Kathy S.

    Wow! I love it! I also appreciate knowing what blush you’re wearing as they work well together. Thanks for listing that.

  12. Summer

    Christine, how does this color compare to MAC Play Time? And are these lippies permanent?

  13. This looks so damn gorgeous! But I don’t think I would get much use out of it… but still, I’m tempted to buy it.

  14. valerie

    wish i was brave enough to wear this color. looks nice

  15. laurie

    this is so pretty! I’m definitely gonna pick this one up!

  16. I really love this colour! I’m certainly going to buy it because I really adore the sheen supreme lipsticks :). I really hope this is a permanant shade though!

  17. Kyra

    Hi Christine, I have the same MAC shade as you! I was just wondering if you’re wearing a pink lipstick, is it a must to pair with a pink blush?? Or is it okay with a coral blush? Absolutely love the colour of this lipstick!

  18. I definitely have to check this out – it’s gorgeous!

  19. Mandi

    Hey, Christine.

    How does it compare to Girl About Town? Thanks!

  20. I want it!! it looks beautiful!