MAC Carmine Rouge & Ultramarine Pink Lipglasses Reviews, Photos, Swatches

MAC Carmine Rouge Lipglass
MAC Carmine Rouge Lipglass

MAC Carmine Rouge Lipglass ($30.00 for 0.16 fl. oz.) is described as a “clean true red.” It’s a brightened, neutral red with a creamy, glossy finish. It seems to almost look warm on me, which is often how neutral reds look on my coloring, so it may appear more neutral or even subtly cool-toned depending on your undertones. It had mostly opaque color coverage with a fairly smooth, even application. The texture is slightly thick, tacky, but holds on well and lasts for five hours. It was neither drying nor hydrating. MAC Ruby Woo (LE, $15.00) is cooler-toned. NARS Burning Love (LE, $26.00) is darker. Guerlain Rouge Parade (920) (LE, $30.00) is darker. Dior Vie d’Enfer (869) (P, $35.00) is warmer. Laura Mercier Poppy (P, $25.00) is warmer, brighter. MAC Viva Glam Rihanna (LE, $15.00) is shimmery, pinker. NARS Norma (P, $26.00) is similar. MAC Send Me Sailing (LE, $15.00) is cooler-toned. See comparison swatches / view dupes.

MAC Ultramarine Pink Lipglass ($30.00 for 0.16 fl. oz.) is described as a “mid-tone dirty violet.” It’s a bold, brightened magenta plum with cool undertones and a creamy, glossy finish. It was mostly opaque and applied verly evenly. The consistency is on the thicker side with a noticeable amount of tackiness. This shade lasted for five hours on me and was neither drying nor hydrating over time. NYX Sugar Cookie (P, $5.00) is lighter. Urban Decay Crush (P, $19.00) is cooler-toned. MAC Girl About Town (LE, $15.00) is pinker, shimmery. Illamasqua Belladonna (P, $22.00) is slightly pinker. Buxom Berry Blast (P, $19.00) is lighter, sheerer. See comparison swatches / view dupes.

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MAC Carmine Rouge Lipglass
MAC Carmine Rouge Lipglass

MAC Carmine Rouge Lipglass
MAC Carmine Rouge Lipglass

MAC Carmine Rouge Lipglass
MAC Carmine Rouge Lipglass

MAC Carmine Rouge Lipglass
MAC Carmine Rouge Lipglass

MAC Carmine Rouge Lipglass
MAC Carmine Rouge Lipglass

MAC Carmine Rouge Lipglass
MAC Carmine Rouge Lipglass

MAC Ultramarine Pink Lipglass
MAC Ultramarine Pink Lipglass

MAC Ultramarine Pink Lipglass
MAC Ultramarine Pink Lipglass

MAC Ultramarine Pink Lipglass
MAC Ultramarine Pink Lipglass

MAC Ultramarine Pink Lipglass
MAC Ultramarine Pink Lipglass

MAC Ultramarine Pink Lipglass
MAC Ultramarine Pink Lipglass

MAC Ultramarine Pink Lipglass
MAC Ultramarine Pink Lipglass

Lipglass (Prabal Gurung)
MAC
$30.00/0.16 oz.

90%

Average

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Makeup Look
On face:
  • Guerlain Parure Gold Foundation
  • Urban Decay Naked Loose Powder
  • Burberry Gold Glow Highlighter
On eyes:
  • Burberry Gold Eyeshadow Palette
  • Marc Jacobs Brown(out) Eyeliner
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Christine Mielke is the editor-in-chief and has been reviewing products for over 14 years.

She has normal-to-dry skin with occasional dryness on cheeks and nose. She has a light plus skintone with subtle, warmer yellow undertones (view her foundation matches here).

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These are both really pretty! Wish they were the regular price, I’m not concerned with fancier packaging. Christine, what kind of under eye concealer do you wear?

I rarely wear it, though I have been testing It Cosmetics’ one here and there. I couldn’t tell you if I’m wearing in these photos, as I don’t remember now! I used the lighter eyeshadow in the palette to brighten underneath the lash line for sure.

I gotta agree with everyone – the packaging is borderline tacky. Ultramarine Pink is lovely, but the packaging + price are far too much of a throw off!

Carmine Rouge looks a LOT like Strawberry Malt from MAC’s Archie’s Girls collection! I like that it’s such a wearable color, so I reach for that one a lot. A square tube to better fit my draw IS tempting…

It is surprisingly unique (I think it’s the gloss formulation – you might try using a lipstick and putting gloss on top…).

pretty but tacky, i dislike tacky glosses πŸ˜€ i guess mac glasses aren’t for me.

sometimes, some glosses are so tacky that they become goopy and move all over the place :-s eek (tho idk if mac’s are that bad lol). I’ll take comfort over durability πŸ˜€

Definitely would stay far away from their regular Lipglass for sure! They have a very “old school” feel to me – thick AND tacky.

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