MAC Sheen Supreme Lipstick Swatches, Photos, Reviews (Part 1)

MAC Sheen Supreme Lipstick

MAC Sheen Supreme Lipstick ($14.50 for 0.12 oz.) is a brand new (but permanent) range of lipsticks. According to MAC, the lipstick has strong, saturated color but comes with a modern glossed sheen, and these are moisturizing (but without tackiness). With fourteen shades in the line-up, I’ve split up them up into three parts, to control the volume of photos being downloaded per load. This post includes: Bare Again (pinky neutral beige), Behave Yourself (light blue pink), Can’t Get Enough (beige neutral), Can’t Resist (golden purplish red), and Full Speed (bright clean yellow pink).

my thoughts on the formula: Sheen Supremes are light to medium-weight lipsticks that provide some moisturization and wear for three to five hours (lighter shades like Bare Again go for three, while deeper shades like New Temptation hang on for five). Some of shades seem to settle into lip lines a bit, and as they wear and fade, settle even more into lip lines. These have a part-shine, part-gloss finish, though it is more sheen and shine than a truly glossy finish. They are vanilla-scented.

Interesting enough, these actually contain more product than regular MAC lipsticks (0.10 oz. vs. 0.12 oz.), but they are the same price. The packaging is obviously different–cylindrical, glossy black tubes with caps that close with a “click.” The glossy finish will hold fingerprints, though. If you remember the packaging from MAC’s Prolongwear Lipstick line, these are just like those, except with a glossy finish. Going back a few years, Mattenes and Slimshines had a similar relationship; these were both packaged in skinny, cylindrical tubes, and the Mattenes had a matte black finish while Slimshines had a glossy pewter-black finish.

This brings us to the inevitable comparison of the new Sheen Supremes against Slimshines. Personally, I don’t really feel these are like Slimshines. I even dug out an old Slimshine (Kissable), to see if perhaps I remembered the formula inaccurately, but no, the Slimshine was just as I remembered–very creamy, thicker, and incredibly glossy. Sheen Supremes are more like the middle ground between MAC Amplified Cremes and Slimshines–if I had to somehow force these into a box. Slimshines just had a plushier feel and look–really glossy, juicy looking finishes–and Sheen Supreme doesn’t get quite as glossy. I think the change in glossiness might be that modern take MAC was going for.

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MAC Sheen Supreme Lipstick Swatches, Photos, Reviews (Part 1)

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Product
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Pigmentation
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Texture
8.5
Longevity
8.5
Application
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Total
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Free for Haul Friday, Volume #069

Welcome to Free For Haul Fridays!

A play on Oh No They Didn’t’s “Free For All Fridays,” every Friday is Free For Haul Fridays! Friday is a day for fun — whether you’re already off enjoying your weekend or if you just need a way to get through til the end of the work day, FFH is here for you!

Share your latest beauty hauls! Once you’ve done that… say anything you’d like. Tell us about the greatest thing that happened to you this week, why your pet is the cutest, what you’re doing this weekend… whatever!

First, I’ll share mine!

Haul:  MAC Jeanius, Sheen Supreme, and Cremeblend collections

Weekend plans:  School, school, school!

Last beauty product you used:  Kissable slimshine

Keep adding your pet photos to the Temptalia Pets flickr group! 🙂

This week’s Mellan photo…


Mellan’s favorite spot… his cushion on the couch.

Bobbi Brown Peony & Python Collection for Spring 2011


Bobbi Brown Peony & Python Collection for Spring 2011

“The pinks and purples in this collection are inspired by peonies, my favorite flower. Peonies are lush, decadent and delicate — just like the colors in the limited palette. I’ve also incorporated grey, a color that was big on the runways this season. A great neutral, it’s totally versatile and a cool counterpoint to pink. And because I love accessories just as much as the next girl, I asked Tibi to design a makeup case to match.” — Bobbi Brown

Peony & Python Palette ($50.00) (Limited Edition)

Inspired by lush peonies and the casual chic sensibility of world-renowned fashion label Tibi, Bobbi introduces the Peony & Python Palette. Soft pink lilacs merge with sumptuous greys to create a distinctive eye look that’s equal parts lovely and edgy. The shadows are housed in an eye catching compact embellished with a whimsical yet modern print created exclusively for Bobbi Brown by Amy Smilovic, designer and founder of Tibi.

Peony & Python Collection ($95.00) (Neiman Marcus Exclusive)

Created especially for Neiman Marcus, this limited edition Beauty Kit offers up an exclusive preview of Bobbi’s take on the color trend of the season. Contains Pink Peony Illuminating Bronzer, Black Mauve Shimmer Long-Wear Gel Eyeliner, Pink Lilac Brightening Lip Gloss, Mini Face Blender Brush, Ultra Fine Eyeliner Brush.

Peony & Python Beauty Case ($40.00) (Limited Edition)

A take-anywhere makeup case in a print custom-designed for Bobbi Brown by Tibi.

Rich Color Gloss ($22.00)

  • Pale Peony (Limited Edition)

Rich Lip Color SPF 12 ($22.00)

  • Lilac (Limited Edition)

Lash Glamour Extreme Lengthening Mascara

  • Black (Permanent)
  • Plum (Limited Edition)

availability: Bobbi Brown

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Sneak Peek: MAC Cremeblend Blush

MAC Cremeblend
MAC Cremeblend Blushes

Sneak Peek: MAC Cremeblend Blush

Since it’s been awhile since these were originally out, I’m still testing out the wear, but I will have full photos, swatches, and reviews for you tomorrow. 🙂 Please, please, please hold all questions until I’ve actually had the chance to review them, at which time I will also suggest dupes. I can’t answer questions until I’m prepared, which means I have to finish testing the product, do cheek swatches, etc. I hope you understand 🙂

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Sneak Peek: MAC Supreme Sheen Lipsticks

MAC Supreme Sheen Lipstick
MAC Supreme Sheen Lipstick

Sneak Peek: MAC Supreme Sheen Lipsticks

Since these are a new formula, I’m still testing out the wear, but I will have full photos, swatches, and reviews for you tomorrow. 🙂 Please, please, please hold all questions until I’ve actually had the chance to review them, at which time I will also suggest dupes. I can’t answer questions until I’m prepared, which means I have to finish testing the product, do lip swatches, etc. I hope you understand 🙂

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