MAC Female Gaze & Deco-a-Go-Go Lipglasses Reviews & Swatches

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MAC Female Gaze Lipglass
MAC Female Gaze Lipglass
MAC Female Gaze Lipglass
MAC Female Gaze Lipglass
MAC Female Gaze Lipglass
MAC Female Gaze Lipglass
MAC Female Gaze Lipglass
MAC Female Gaze Lipglass
MAC Female Gaze Lipglass
MAC Female Gaze Lipglass
MAC Female Gaze Lipglass
MAC Female Gaze Lipglass
MAC Female Gaze Lipglass
MAC Female Gaze Lipglass
MAC Female Gaze Lipglass
MAC Female Gaze Lipglass
MAC Female Gaze Lipglass
MAC Female Gaze Lipglass

Female Gaze

MAC Female Gaze Lipglass ($18.50 for 0.1 oz.) has a translucent base with flecks of gold, pink, and copper shimmer and flecks of micro-sparkle. It seemed like it was deliberately a sheerer gloss, though it was not described as so (which is its major “failing”). The texture was slightly thicker than the average gloss, which helped the shimmer disperse more evenly. It applied fairly evenly, but it did enhance and bring out the natural unevenness in my natural lip color (which is what gave it a more uneven appearance all-in–my fault!). It lasted well for three and a half hours and was moisturizing while worn.

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.

Browse all of our MAC Lipglass swatches.

Ingredients

Hydrogenated Polyisobutene, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil, Octyldodecanol, Copernicia Cerifera (Carnauba) Wax Copernicia Cerifera Cera Cire De Carnauba, Tocopheryl Acetate, Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Oil, Prunus Armeniaca (Apricot) Kernel Oil, Calcium Sodium Borosilicate, Aluminum Calcium Sodium Silicate, Calcium Aluminum Borosilicate, Synthetic Fluorphlogopite, Tin Oxide, Silica, Titanium/Titanium Dioxide, Alumina, Propylene Carbonate, Disteardimonium Hectorite, Ethylhexyl Hydroxystearate, Vanillin, Phenoxyethanol, [+/- Mica, Titanium Dioxide (Ci 77891), Iron Oxides (Ci 77491), Iron Oxides (Ci 77492), Iron Oxides (Ci 77499), Bismuth Oxychloride (Ci 77163), Blue 1 Lake (Ci 42090), Bronze Powder (Ci 77400), Carmine (Ci 75470), Copper Powder (Ci 77400), Red 6 (Ci 15850), Red 6 Lake (Ci 15850), Red 7 Lake (Ci 15850), Red 21 Lake (Ci 45380), Red 28 Lake (Ci 45410), Red 30 Lake (Ci 73360), Red 33 Lake (Ci 17200), Yellow 5 (Ci 19140), Yellow 5 Lake (Ci 19140), Yellow 6 Lake (Ci 15985)]

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MAC Deco-a-Go-Go Lipglass
MAC Deco-a-Go-Go Lipglass
MAC Deco-a-Go-Go Lipglass
MAC Deco-a-Go-Go Lipglass
MAC Deco-a-Go-Go Lipglass
MAC Deco-a-Go-Go Lipglass
MAC Deco-a-Go-Go Lipglass
MAC Deco-a-Go-Go Lipglass
MAC Deco-a-Go-Go Lipglass
MAC Deco-a-Go-Go Lipglass
MAC Deco-a-Go-Go Lipglass
MAC Deco-a-Go-Go Lipglass
MAC Deco-a-Go-Go Lipglass
MAC Deco-a-Go-Go Lipglass
MAC Deco-a-Go-Go Lipglass
MAC Deco-a-Go-Go Lipglass
MAC Deco-a-Go-Go Lipglass
MAC Deco-a-Go-Go Lipglass

Deco-a-Go-Go

MAC Deco-a-Go-Go Lipglass ($18.50 for 0.1 oz.) is a medium peach with moderate, warm undertones and a cream finish with faint pearl throughout. It had a milkier quality to the semi-opaque coverage and finish, which resulted in color that applied unevenly and settled heavily into every lip line I had (and didn’t know I had). The texture was light-medium in thickness, moderately tacky, and spreadable. It wore well for four hours and was hydrating 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.

Browse all of our MAC Lipglass swatches.

Ingredients

Hydrogenated Polyisobutene, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil, Octyldodecanol, Copernicia Cerifera (Carnauba) Wax Copernicia Cerifera Cera Cire De Carnauba, Tocopheryl Acetate, Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Oil, Prunus Armeniaca (Apricot) Kernel Oil, Calcium Sodium Borosilicate, Aluminum Calcium Sodium Silicate, Calcium Aluminum Borosilicate, Synthetic Fluorphlogopite, Tin Oxide, Silica, Titanium/Titanium Dioxide, Alumina, Propylene Carbonate, Disteardimonium Hectorite, Ethylhexyl Hydroxystearate, Vanillin, Phenoxyethanol, [+/- Mica, Titanium Dioxide (Ci 77891), Iron Oxides (Ci 77491), Iron Oxides (Ci 77492), Iron Oxides (Ci 77499), Bismuth Oxychloride (Ci 77163), Blue 1 Lake (Ci 42090), Bronze Powder (Ci 77400), Carmine (Ci 75470), Copper Powder (Ci 77400), Red 6 (Ci 15850), Red 6 Lake (Ci 15850), Red 7 Lake (Ci 15850), Red 21 Lake (Ci 45380), Red 28 Lake (Ci 45410), Red 30 Lake (Ci 73360), Red 33 Lake (Ci 17200), Yellow 5 (Ci 19140), Yellow 5 Lake (Ci 19140), Yellow 6 Lake (Ci 15985)]

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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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If I didn’t already have a bunch of sheerer glosses, I may have considered Female Gaze. But I do, so I won’t.

The other one, Deco-A-Go-Go is just no-no-no.

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