Twenty lip swatches later… and now it’s time to actually go through and review the new Dazzle Lipsticks! MAC has put out thirteen shades of their newest lipstick formula, which contains micro-glitter to the max. Think Dazzleglass but in lipstick form! These will debut with Nordstrom’s Digi-Pops Collection (officially out on the 15th) and then later hit MAC stores and other department store counters on August 5th. I originally previewed Digi-Pops here.
The formula isn’t gritty, but there is a noticeable texture–it’s like you know there’s glitter, therefore you can feel it when you press your lips together, but it’s not what one would describe as gritty. Even as the lipstick fades, the glitter never transforms into something gritty, but you will likely find glittery bits around your lips and on them by the end of the day. (I think I have enough sparkle to light up Times Square at the moment…)
They are the very definition of sparkling–very glittery, shimmering, and dazzling–but the effect may be too much for some to wear alone. A creamier gloss can help to minimize the effect a bit (but still getting some of it), or you can really amp it up by topping with Dazzleglass or Superglass (if you’re really feeling fun!). The Dazzle lipsticks are going to be something some will love, others will loathe–just depends on your style and preferences.
They wear about two to three hours, though the more pigmented shades run closer to three and a little more than two–which is just below average for MAC lipsticks for me. The glitter stays on for longer but the base color fades in the time frame I mentioned. Like other MAC lipsticks, these are vanilla scented and come in the traditional black bullet.