The formula is creamy without being thick or heavy, and it is actually a moisturizing formula. It’s soft and feels like silk when applied. I find these comparable to the Rouge G lipstick, though not as thick or as opaque, but still similar enough. They’re $11 cheaper than the Rouge Gs, but the colors still have the same depth and nuanced shade range that makes Guerlain lipstick always standout to me. To see more photos of the packaging, check out this post. I did find that the slider on this particular tube was stiffer than others, which reduced the functionality/utility.
Each summer, MAC’s mineralize-themed collection is one that seems highly anticipated, but ultimately, I’m more let down than excited over it after trying it all out. This year is, ultimately, not very different. I find this launch overwhelming–is it necessary to launch twelve, limited edition eyeshadows all at once?–and I think that might show with the inconsistencies in color payoff, texture, and quality.
The five Cremesheen Glasses and four lipsticks are consistent with past launches and formulas for all of those. The lipsticks are surprisingly wearable and seem like they should work across skin tones, which is owed to the sheerness of the color. Though Musky Amethyst is labeled frost, it feels more like a lustre (which the other three are). I do find lustre lipsticks drying and that they only last two to three hours (a little below average). I wish Cremesheen Glasses were either less expensive or contained more product, because they’re a miss in terms of value (and always will be).
In my experience, mineralize products do not seem to wear as long as regular, pressed powders. I find this to be true in the mineralize blushes, skinfinishes, and eyeshadows. I typically get around six hours of wear with the blushes and skinfinishes, and the wear with the eyeshadows seems to depend on just how much work I put into them and the color payoff when dry, because they can fade within two to three hours or last closer to five or six.
Here are some comparisons for the mineralize eyeshadows from Semi-Precious! 🙂 I will have an overall/recommendations post up later today. All mineralize eyeshadows were swatched wet for comparisons.
I prefer using a neutral colored lip liner (which matches my natural lip color) or match it to the lipstick in particular, then I layer on the lipstick with a lip brush. I lightly dust on loose, translucent powder, and then apply another layer of lipstick.
Phew – this took me all day to do! It’s already 10PM here, so I don’t think I will be able to get the eyeshadow comparisons up until 2 or 3AM but will work as quickly as possible to get those up for you.
- Soft (66%, 2,406 Votes)
- It doesn't matter! (20%, 727 Votes)
- Crunchy (13%, 475 Votes)
- Other - I'll tell you in the comments! (0%, 17 Votes)
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