MAC Caketop, Ice Orchid, RoseBuddy Lipglasses Reviews & Swatches

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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.

FURTHER READING: Formula Overview for details on general performance and characteristics (like scent).

Formula Overview

$18.50/0.1 oz. - $185.00 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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MAC Ice Orchid Lipglass
MAC Ice Orchid Lipglass
MAC Ice Orchid Lipglass
MAC Ice Orchid Lipglass
MAC Ice Orchid Lipglass
MAC Ice Orchid Lipglass
MAC Ice Orchid Lipglass
MAC Ice Orchid Lipglass
MAC Ice Orchid Lipglass
MAC Ice Orchid Lipglass
MAC Ice Orchid Lipglass
MAC Ice Orchid Lipglass
MAC Ice Orchid Lipglass
MAC Ice Orchid Lipglass
MAC Ice Orchid Lipglass
MAC Ice Orchid Lipglass
MAC Ice Orchid Lipglass
MAC Ice Orchid Lipglass
MAC Ice Orchid Lipglass
MAC Ice Orchid Lipglass
MAC Ice Orchid Lipglass

Ice Orchid

MAC Ice Orchid Lipglass ($18.50 for 0.10 oz.) is a soft pink with warm undertones and fine pearl along with multi-colored micro-sparkle. It had a semi-sheer base with more semi-opaque “coverage” in the form of shimmer/sparkle. I found that it seemed to enhance the natural pink tones of my lip color, which helped keep the gloss looking even. The texture was smooth, moderately sticky, but I found it comfortable to wear, and it was flattering on as it smoothed out my lip lines. It stayed on nicely for four hours on me and was hydrating over time. I really wish MAC would indicate coverage levels on their Lipglasses, as the formula is listed as “high coverage,” but they put out so many sheer to semi-sheer shades that it’s hard to imagine that’s not on purpose.

FURTHER READING: Formula Overview for details on general performance and characteristics (like scent).

Formula Overview

$18.50/0.1 oz. - $185.00 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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MAC Rosebuddy Lipglass
MAC Rosebuddy Lipglass
MAC Rosebuddy Lipglass
MAC Rosebuddy Lipglass
MAC Rosebuddy Lipglass
MAC Rosebuddy Lipglass
MAC Rosebuddy Lipglass
MAC Rosebuddy Lipglass
MAC Rosebuddy Lipglass
MAC Rosebuddy Lipglass
MAC Rosebuddy Lipglass
MAC Rosebuddy Lipglass
MAC Rosebuddy Lipglass
MAC Rosebuddy Lipglass
MAC Rosebuddy Lipglass
MAC Rosebuddy Lipglass
MAC Rosebuddy Lipglass
MAC Rosebuddy Lipglass

Rosebuddy

MAC Rosebuddy Lipglass ($18.50 for 0.10 oz.) is a deep plum with warm undertones and multi-colored pearl. It had medium pigmentation in a single layer, which applied fairly evenly but pulled into my lip lines noticeably. The gloss had a smooth, light-medium thick consistency that was moderately tacky but not glue-like. This shade stayed on well for five hours and was moisturizing over time.

FURTHER READING: Formula Overview for details on general performance and characteristics (like scent).

Formula Overview

$18.50/0.1 oz. - $185.00 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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Makeup Look

On face:
  • Too Faced Born This Way Foundation
  • Laura Mercier Loose Setting Powder
  • Marc Jacobs Flesh & Fantasy Air Blush
  • Makeup Geek Celestial Highlighter
  • MAC Snowflushed Extra Dimension Skinfinish
On eyes:
  • MAC Major Win Shiny Pretty Shadow
  • MAC P for Pink Shiny Pretty Shadow
  • MAC Joy To Shiny Pretty Shadow
  • MAC Pearled Earth Eyeshadow
  • MAC Blacked Tied Eyeshadow
  • MAC French Clay Eyeshadow
  • Urban Decay Perversion 24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencil
  • MAC Midnight Toast Dazzleliner
  • MAC Just Chilling Shiny Pretty Shadow

About the Reviewer

Reviewer

Christine has normal-to-dry skin with areas of dryness (cheeks, nose, and under the eyes). She has a light-medium skintone with subtle, warmer yellow undertones. Her best foundation matches include: Tarte Rainforest of the Sea in Light-Medium Neutral (best match), Estee Lauder Double Wear Stay-in-Place Makeup in Desert Beige 2N1, Giorgio Armani Maestro Glow in 4.0, Hourglass Warm Ivory Vanish Seamless Finish, Laura Mercier Candleglow Soft Luminous in Dusk, MAC NC20/NC25, Make Up For Ever Ultra HD Liquid in Y305 (140). For more matches, please read our full Foundation FAQ. For more information on our review process, please read our Review FAQ.

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The last couple lipglosses I’ve bought from Mac were so sheer I was disappointed. If I’m spending money on something I want some pimentation- otherwise I could just wear Vaseline! For cheaper! Lol

Definitely have to check swatches, IMO, they really range ALL over the place. I do enjoy the formula overall, but the sheerer ones start to look the same applied after you have a few (true of most sheer glosses, though).

Gotta say, I’m taken aback seeing a C+ for Caketop! It does run sheerer than I was expecting ( I have to wear Nyx Ever Slim Lip Pencil to line my outer ridge of my lips in order for this to appear full coverage), but I truly love the shift I’m seeing when I have it on. That copper with a strong pinky shift looks like one unique and kick-butt nude on me!

And now I am craving Ice Orchid, too! 🌸

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