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MAC Caketop, Ice Orchid, RoseBuddy Lipglasses

01/07

MAC Caketop Lipglass
MAC Caketop Lipglass
MAC Caketop Lipglass
MAC Caketop Lipglass
MAC Caketop Lipglass
MAC Caketop Lipglass
MAC Caketop Lipglass
MAC Caketop Lipglass
MAC Caketop Lipglass
MAC Caketop Lipglass
MAC Caketop Lipglass
MAC Caketop Lipglass
MAC Caketop Lipglass
MAC Caketop Lipglass
MAC Caketop Lipglass
MAC Caketop Lipglass
MAC Caketop Lipglass
MAC Caketop Lipglass
MAC Caketop Lipglass
MAC Caketop Lipglass
MAC Caketop Lipglass

Caketop

MAC Caketop Lipglass ($18.50 for 0.10 oz.) is a medium copper with stronger, warm orange undertones as a base with flecks of sparkles that shifted from mid-tone pink to deeper, copper-red. It seemed to have a rather sheer, more translucent base color (looked almost clear when I spread the gloss out on my skin) with a fair amount of larger, grittier sparkle/micro-glitter. Though Lipglass is a thicker formula and has more density, which often helps disguise the texture of shimmer/sparkle, I felt that this ran a bit thinner and I could feel some of the glitter coming through. It applied somewhat evenly, but there was a bit of product that gathered in my lip lines and the shimmer could have dispersed better. This shade lasted well for four hours and was lightly hydrating.

Formula Overview

$17.50/0.10 oz. - $175.00 Per Ounce

The Lipglass formula is supposed to be “pigmented, very shiny and can impart subtle or dramatic color” that can be worn “on its own, over lip pencil or lipstick” and will “condition lips.” MAC could use an update on the description as some shades are more pigmented than others but several are sheerer and likely intended to be that way. The formula has a very glossy, high-shine finish with a light-medium weight and moderate tackiness.

I have found that newer Lipglasses (over the last couple of years) are smoother and not quite as tacky as the formula was many years ago. They wear from three to six hours on me and are usually lightly hydrating. MAC recently updated the shade range and packaging for the range (though the formula was said to be unchanged), so worth noting is that with that packaging change came a reduction in quantity to 0.10 fl. oz. (was 0.17 fl. oz.), which may matter for some but not everyone.

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B+

Ice Orchid

Limited Edition
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B-

Rosebuddy

Limited Edition
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MAC Scarcely Seen & Tudor Rose Lipglasses

01/07

MAC Scarcely Seen Lipglass
MAC Scarcely Seen Lipglass
MAC Scarcely Seen Lipglass
MAC Scarcely Seen Lipglass
MAC Scarcely Seen Lipglass
MAC Scarcely Seen Lipglass
MAC Scarcely Seen Lipglass
MAC Scarcely Seen Lipglass
MAC Scarcely Seen Lipglass
MAC Scarcely Seen Lipglass
MAC Scarcely Seen Lipglass
MAC Scarcely Seen Lipglass
MAC Scarcely Seen Lipglass
MAC Scarcely Seen Lipglass
MAC Scarcely Seen Lipglass
MAC Scarcely Seen Lipglass
MAC Scarcely Seen Lipglass
MAC Scarcely Seen Lipglass
MAC Scarcely Seen Lipglass
MAC Scarcely Seen Lipglass
MAC Scarcely Seen Lipglass

Scarcely Seen

MAC Scarcely Seen Lipglass ($18.50 for 0.10 oz.) is a pale beige with warm, peachy undertones and fine pearl and shimmer. It had semi-sheer color coverage–sheer enough that my natural lip color came through noticeably but milky enough to noticeably cover my lip freckle. The texture was lightweight, light-medium in thickness, and moderately tacky. There was a bit of color that gathered in my lip lines, but it was barely noticeable in person and only occurred in my deeper lip lines. I was impressed by the evenness of the milky color, though, as I find these types of shades (in this coverage level) often are streaky. It lasted nicely for three and a half hours and was lightly hydrating.

Formula Overview

$17.50/0.10 oz. - $175.00 Per Ounce

The Lipglass formula is supposed to be “pigmented, very shiny and can impart subtle or dramatic color” that can be worn “on its own, over lip pencil or lipstick” and will “condition lips.” MAC could use an update on the description as some shades are more pigmented than others but several are sheerer and likely intended to be that way. The formula has a very glossy, high-shine finish with a light-medium weight and moderate tackiness.

I have found that newer Lipglasses (over the last couple of years) are smoother and not quite as tacky as the formula was many years ago. They wear from three to six hours on me and are usually lightly hydrating. MAC recently updated the shade range and packaging for the range (though the formula was said to be unchanged), so worth noting is that with that packaging change came a reduction in quantity to 0.10 fl. oz. (was 0.17 fl. oz.), which may matter for some but not everyone.

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Tudor Rose

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MAC Both Cheeks & Straight Fire Lipsticks

01/06

MAC Both Cheeks Lipstick
MAC Both Cheeks Lipstick
MAC Both Cheeks Lipstick
MAC Both Cheeks Lipstick
MAC Both Cheeks Lipstick
MAC Both Cheeks Lipstick
MAC Both Cheeks Lipstick
MAC Both Cheeks Lipstick
MAC Both Cheeks Lipstick
MAC Both Cheeks Lipstick
MAC Both Cheeks Lipstick
MAC Both Cheeks Lipstick
MAC Both Cheeks Lipstick
MAC Both Cheeks Lipstick
MAC Both Cheeks Lipstick
MAC Both Cheeks Lipstick
MAC Both Cheeks Lipstick
MAC Both Cheeks Lipstick

Both Cheeks

MAC Both Cheeks Lipstick ($19.50 for 0.10 oz.) is a vibrant, medium-dark magenta with cool, blue undertones and a satin finish. It had nearly opaque color coverage that applied evenly, but something was off about the texture was it slipped into my lip lines noticeably, which gave my lips a more textured look. The consistency was lightweight with moderate slip, but it didn’t feel too creamy yet it pulled away along my lip lines. The color stayed on well for six hours, left a stain behind, and was a bit drying after five hours of wear.

Formula Overview

$18.50/0.10 oz. - $185.00 Per Ounce

MAC Lipstick comes in a variety of finishes, and the pigmentation and wear tend to be dependent on the finish. The sheer finishes, like Lustres, tend to wear for only a couple of hours and have sheer coverage (as designed) and are non-drying. Some of the original Matte shades have a stiffer, drier formula, while newer ones have a more velvety, silicone-feel to them, and the latter are creamier, more comfortable to wear, and easier to apply, but most Matte shades are quite pigmented and long-wearing, though some are drying. The Amplified and Satin finishes tend to have good pigmentation, lightly creamy to moderately creamy consistencies with a bit of shine, and moderate to long wear with deeper, richer shades wearing longer. The Frost and Metallic finishes have the most variance between shades with coverage ranging from semi-sheer to opaque with average wear and non-drying to slightly drying formulas. All MAC lipsticks are vanilla-scented but have no discernible taste.

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B+

Straight Fire

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MAC Shiny Pretty Things Dazzleliners

01/03

MAC A Little Moonlight Dazzleliner
MAC A Little Moonlight Dazzleliner
MAC A Little Moonlight Dazzleliner
MAC A Little Moonlight Dazzleliner
MAC A Little Moonlight Dazzleliner
MAC A Little Moonlight Dazzleliner
MAC A Little Moonlight Dazzleliner
MAC A Little Moonlight Dazzleliner
MAC A Little Moonlight Dazzleliner

A Little Moonlight

MAC A Little Moonlight Dazzleliner ($22.00 for 0.06 oz.) is a semi-sheer black base with larger silver sparkle and larger glitter. It had some larger particles to it, though they seemed to adhere well when applied on my lower lash line with the only fallout occurring if I attempted to blend/diffuse it after it had dried down. This worked best layered over other, deeper, more blackened eyeliners (like a true black) as the base color was still prominent enough that it made other shades look uneven if applied over light and mid-tone bases. It lasted well for nine hours on me (I tested it alone for wear).

Formula Overview

$22.00/0.06 oz. - $366.67 Per Ounce

The formula is a "top coat" that can be layered over your liquid liner or can be built up for "full drama" if desired. I think "top coat" is quite apt for these, as they absolutely work well for layering on top of other products, like liquid eyeliner, or to add a dose of sparkle with less base coverage. They have a shinier finish at dry down with moderate to heavy amounts of sparkle and glitter (depends on the shade). The consistency was quite thin and watery, and I found it difficult to pull the thin brush-style applicator in a fluid stroke and get even coverage out of it. The formula dried down quickly, so it wasn't prone to drying into my fine lines, and once it dried down, it locked into place well for nine to ten hour wear.

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Statuesque

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Holiday Time

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Midnight Toast

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MAC Fall in Love & Lasting Passion Powder Kiss Lipsticks

01/06

MAC Fall in Love Powder Kiss Lipstick
MAC Fall in Love Powder Kiss Lipstick
MAC Fall in Love Powder Kiss Lipstick
MAC Fall in Love Powder Kiss Lipstick
MAC Fall in Love Powder Kiss Lipstick
MAC Fall in Love Powder Kiss Lipstick
MAC Fall in Love Powder Kiss Lipstick
MAC Fall in Love Powder Kiss Lipstick
MAC Fall in Love Powder Kiss Lipstick
MAC Fall in Love Powder Kiss Lipstick
MAC Fall in Love Powder Kiss Lipstick
MAC Fall in Love Powder Kiss Lipstick
MAC Fall in Love Powder Kiss Lipstick
MAC Fall in Love Powder Kiss Lipstick
MAC Fall in Love Powder Kiss Lipstick
MAC Fall in Love Powder Kiss Lipstick
MAC Fall in Love Powder Kiss Lipstick
MAC Fall in Love Powder Kiss Lipstick

Fall in Love

MAC Fall in Love Powder Kiss Lipstick ($19.00 for 0.10 oz.) is a deep fuchsia with warmer undertones and a semi-matte finish. It had medium pigmentation that did not apply evenly and emphasized the texture of my lips. The lipstick had a smooth, velvety consistency with some slip but ran thinner so it didn’t slide around while worn. There was nothing about how it felt that indicated why it applied so poorly to my lips, especially as the deeper shades and shades prior and after this that I applied looked significantly better on. This shade stayed on well for four and a half hours and was neither drying nor hydrating, but it did seem to get noticeably patchier over time.

Formula Overview

$19.00/0.10 oz. - $190.00 Per Ounce

MAC Powder Kiss Lipstick ($19.00 for 0.10 oz.) is supposed to feel "weightless" with a "blur of effortless soft-focus color." Per the brand, the formula "provides immediate and long-term hydration" while "blur[ring] lines and smooth[ing] lips" and having "zero-shine." They have a bit of shine and slip; I wouldn't call them zero-shine so much as very smooth and more like a natural or soft matte finish. Like any finish with slight shine, they did wear down to a more, flat matte finish within an hour or so of wear. The consistency was lightweight, thin, and velvety with a bit of slip (a little like a silicone primer to me) and was comfortable to wear with a non-drying to lightly hydrating feel.

The pigmentation ranged from semi-opaque to opaque with deeper shades having more coverage. There were a few very light shades, which did not apply as evenly and had a tendency to catch on any imperfections on my lips, whereas the deeper shades went on more smoothly and looked more flattering on as they were less likely to emphasize texture. They lasted between two and a half and six hours with deeper shades, unsurprisingly, lasting longer than the ultra-light ones.

I personally found the scent of these to be noticeably different, both that it was sweeter and less vanilla-based but I also got a strong rubber scent that came through. The scent did not linger for long, so it wasn't something that I detected throughout the wear, but it had a strong, sweet taste that was present until it was gone. Other readers who have smelled the formula in person did not catch any rubber/off-putting scent (my husband thought it smelled weird, not bad per se, but couldn't be more specific), and when I went back to double check each shade, each one of mine still had that rubbery note.

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MAC A Wink of Pink, At Leisure, Babetown Lipsticks

01/07

MAC A Wink of Pink Lipstick
MAC A Wink of Pink Lipstick
MAC A Wink of Pink Lipstick
MAC A Wink of Pink Lipstick
MAC A Wink of Pink Lipstick
MAC A Wink of Pink Lipstick
MAC A Wink of Pink Lipstick
MAC A Wink of Pink Lipstick
MAC A Wink of Pink Lipstick
MAC A Wink of Pink Lipstick
MAC A Wink of Pink Lipstick
MAC A Wink of Pink Lipstick
MAC A Wink of Pink Lipstick
MAC A Wink of Pink Lipstick
MAC A Wink of Pink Lipstick
MAC A Wink of Pink Lipstick
MAC A Wink of Pink Lipstick
MAC A Wink of Pink Lipstick
MAC A Wink of Pink Lipstick
MAC A Wink of Pink Lipstick
MAC A Wink of Pink Lipstick

A Wink of Pink

MAC A Wink of Pink Lipstick ($19.50 for 0.10 oz.) is a medium pink with subtle, warm undertones and warmer gold and pink pearl. It had medium color coverage that was somewhat buildable (to semi-opaque coverage) but would work best for someone who prefers less coverage in their lipsticks. It had a lightweight, emollient texture that glided easily across my lips but did not slide around once on, as it was thinner and a bit “clingy” in a way (but not in an uncomfortable way). It lasted well for three and a half hours on me and was lightly hydrating.

Formula Overview

$18.50/0.10 oz. - $185.00 Per Ounce

MAC Lipstick comes in a variety of finishes, and the pigmentation and wear tend to be dependent on the finish. The sheer finishes, like Lustres, tend to wear for only a couple of hours and have sheer coverage (as designed) and are non-drying. Some of the original Matte shades have a stiffer, drier formula, while newer ones have a more velvety, silicone-feel to them, and the latter are creamier, more comfortable to wear, and easier to apply, but most Matte shades are quite pigmented and long-wearing, though some are drying. The Amplified and Satin finishes tend to have good pigmentation, lightly creamy to moderately creamy consistencies with a bit of shine, and moderate to long wear with deeper, richer shades wearing longer. The Frost and Metallic finishes have the most variance between shades with coverage ranging from semi-sheer to opaque with average wear and non-drying to slightly drying formulas. All MAC lipsticks are vanilla-scented but have no discernible taste.

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At Leisure

Limited Edition
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Babetown

Limited Edition
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