MAC Frienda & No Photos Lustreglass Lipsticks Reviews & Swatches

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MAC Frienda Lustreglass Sheer-Shine Lipstick
MAC Frienda Lustreglass Sheer-Shine Lipstick
MAC Frienda Lustreglass Sheer-Shine Lipstick
MAC Frienda Lustreglass Sheer-Shine Lipstick
MAC Frienda Lustreglass Sheer-Shine Lipstick
MAC Frienda Lustreglass Sheer-Shine Lipstick
MAC Frienda Lustreglass Sheer-Shine Lipstick
MAC Frienda Lustreglass Sheer-Shine Lipstick
MAC Frienda Lustreglass Sheer-Shine Lipstick
MAC Frienda Lustreglass Sheer-Shine Lipstick
MAC Frienda Lustreglass Sheer-Shine Lipstick
MAC Frienda Lustreglass Sheer-Shine Lipstick
MAC Frienda Lustreglass Sheer-Shine Lipstick
MAC Frienda Lustreglass Sheer-Shine Lipstick
MAC Frienda Lustreglass Sheer-Shine Lipstick
MAC Frienda Lustreglass Sheer-Shine Lipstick
MAC Frienda Lustreglass Sheer-Shine Lipstick
MAC Frienda Lustreglass Sheer-Shine Lipstick

Frienda

MAC Frienda Lustreglass Sheer-Shine Lipstick ($22.00 for 0.1 oz.) is a medium, pinky-coral with light, warm undertones and a glossy, cream finish. It had a particularly “juicy” and plumping look as it softened and smoothed out lip lines and had more noticeable shine compared to most shades in the range.

The texture was lightly creamy but not too slippery, as there was a smidgen of tackiness that helped keep it in place. It had mostly opaque, buildable color coverage that lasted well for four and a half hours on me. The formula felt lightly moisturizing while worn.

All that being said, the formula was actually supposed to have “sheer, buildable colour” and last eight hours, which it obviously didn’t live up to on either claim!

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

Formula Overview

$22.00/0.1 oz. - $220.00 Per Ounce

The formula is supposed to have "sheer, buildable colour" that is moisturizing, while also being long-wearing with "six hours" of shine and "eight hours" of color.

First and foremost, these have an unexpectedly long long-wearing claim. Eight hours of wear is a feat for any lipstick, let alone one that is sheerer, more luminous, and hydrating. It likely comes as no shock that they did not wear close to eight hours. The wear ranged from three to four hours, which was in line with other, more luminous formulas of similar coverage-level and was a little longer than the average Lustre lipstick in the past (though more consistent with recently released Lustres).

The updated take on the Lustre finish is more emollient, creamier, and has more consistent coverage. It is still a lighter-weight, thinner consistency relative to MAC's other lipsticks and most other lipstick formulas on the market. The colors that were brought back in the new formula were fairly consistent with the prior versions.

Most of the shades applied evenly, didn't seem to catch or emphasize texture imperfections on my lips, and weren't prone to settling into my lip lines. That being said, the current range is heavier on mid-tones, and it is often very light shades that can be the culprits of both.

The coverage ranged from semi-sheer to medium, and most shades were buildable to semi-opaque coverage, though they tended to wear down to more medium coverage within an hour or so of wear. I found that once some of the shine wore down, e.g. if one drank from a glass of water or blotted lightly, the color that remained was more like the initial layer of product.

They were vanilla-scented but had no discernible taste.

Browse all of our MAC Lustreglass Sheer-Shine Lipstick swatches.

Ingredients

Diisostearyl Malate, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Ricinus Communis (Castor) Seed Oil, Hydrogenated Polydecene, Bis-Diglyceryl Polyacyladipate-2, Polyethylene, Trioctyldodecyl Citrate, Polybutene, Silica, Ozokerite, Euphorbia Cerifera (Candelilla) WaxCandelilla CeraCire De Candelilla, Octyldodecanol, Calcium Aluminum Borosilicate, Tocopheryl Acetate, Sodium Hyaluronate, Squalane, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) Butter, Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Oil, Glycine Soja (Soybean) Seed Extract, Hordeum Vulgare (Barley) ExtractExtrait D'Orge, Olea Europaea (Olive) Fruit Oil, Rubus Idaeus (Raspberry) Seed Oil, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil, Triticum Vulgare (Wheat) Germ Extract, C12-15 Alkyl Benzoate, Ceramide Ng, Tribehenin, Palmitoyl Hexapeptide-12, Titanium/Titanium Dioxide, Alumina, Synthetic Fluorphlogopite, Aluminum Calcium Sodium Silicate, Calcium Sodium Borosilicate, Tin Oxide, Peg-10 Phytosterol, Linoleic Acid, Ethylhexyl Hydroxystearate, Phytosteryl Isostearate, Hydrogenated Castor Oil, Vanillin, Tetrahexyldecyl Ascorbate, Phenoxyethanol, [+/- Mica, Titanium Dioxide (Ci 77891), Iron Oxides (Ci 77491), Iron Oxides (Ci 77492), Iron Oxides (Ci 77499), Bismuth Oxychloride (Ci 77163), Bronze Powder (Ci 77400), Blue 1 Lake (Ci 42090), Carmine (Ci 75470), Copper Powder (Ci 77400), Red 6 (Ci 15850), Red 7 (Ci 15850), Red 21 (Ci 45380), Red 27 (Ci 45410), Red 28 (Ci 45410), Red 30 (Ci 73360), Red 33 (Ci 17200), Red 6 Lake (Ci 15850), Red 7 Lake (Ci 15850), Red 21 Lake (Ci 45380), Red 27 Lake (Ci 45410), 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)]

Disclaimer: Ingredient lists are as available by the brand (or retailer) at the time of publishing. Please always check product packaging, if it exists, for the ingredient list applicable to the product you're purchasing, or the brand or retailer's website for the most up-to-date ingredient list.

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MAC No Photos Lustreglass Sheer-Shine Lipstick
MAC No Photos Lustreglass Sheer-Shine Lipstick
MAC No Photos Lustreglass Sheer-Shine Lipstick
MAC No Photos Lustreglass Sheer-Shine Lipstick
MAC No Photos Lustreglass Sheer-Shine Lipstick
MAC No Photos Lustreglass Sheer-Shine Lipstick
MAC No Photos Lustreglass Sheer-Shine Lipstick
MAC No Photos Lustreglass Sheer-Shine Lipstick
MAC No Photos Lustreglass Sheer-Shine Lipstick
MAC No Photos Lustreglass Sheer-Shine Lipstick
MAC No Photos Lustreglass Sheer-Shine Lipstick
MAC No Photos Lustreglass Sheer-Shine Lipstick
MAC No Photos Lustreglass Sheer-Shine Lipstick
MAC No Photos Lustreglass Sheer-Shine Lipstick
MAC No Photos Lustreglass Sheer-Shine Lipstick
MAC No Photos Lustreglass Sheer-Shine Lipstick
MAC No Photos Lustreglass Sheer-Shine Lipstick
MAC No Photos Lustreglass Sheer-Shine Lipstick

No Photos

MAC No Photos Lustreglass Sheer-Shine Lipstick ($22.00 for 0.1 oz.) is a brighter, medium pink with subtle, warm undertones and a natural sheen. It had semi-opaque, buildable color payoff that adhered evenly to my lips and wasn’t prone to emphasizing lip texture or lip lines. It had a lightweight, lightly emollient texture that was thin without being clingy. This shade wore well for four hours and was lightly hydrating over time.

All that being said, the formula was actually supposed to have “sheer, buildable colour” and last eight hours, which it obviously didn’t live up to on either claim!

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

Formula Overview

$22.00/0.1 oz. - $220.00 Per Ounce

The formula is supposed to have "sheer, buildable colour" that is moisturizing, while also being long-wearing with "six hours" of shine and "eight hours" of color.

First and foremost, these have an unexpectedly long long-wearing claim. Eight hours of wear is a feat for any lipstick, let alone one that is sheerer, more luminous, and hydrating. It likely comes as no shock that they did not wear close to eight hours. The wear ranged from three to four hours, which was in line with other, more luminous formulas of similar coverage-level and was a little longer than the average Lustre lipstick in the past (though more consistent with recently released Lustres).

The updated take on the Lustre finish is more emollient, creamier, and has more consistent coverage. It is still a lighter-weight, thinner consistency relative to MAC's other lipsticks and most other lipstick formulas on the market. The colors that were brought back in the new formula were fairly consistent with the prior versions.

Most of the shades applied evenly, didn't seem to catch or emphasize texture imperfections on my lips, and weren't prone to settling into my lip lines. That being said, the current range is heavier on mid-tones, and it is often very light shades that can be the culprits of both.

The coverage ranged from semi-sheer to medium, and most shades were buildable to semi-opaque coverage, though they tended to wear down to more medium coverage within an hour or so of wear. I found that once some of the shine wore down, e.g. if one drank from a glass of water or blotted lightly, the color that remained was more like the initial layer of product.

They were vanilla-scented but had no discernible taste.

Browse all of our MAC Lustreglass Sheer-Shine Lipstick swatches.

Ingredients

Diisostearyl Malate, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Ricinus Communis (Castor) Seed Oil, Hydrogenated Polydecene, Bis-Diglyceryl Polyacyladipate-2, Polyethylene, Trioctyldodecyl Citrate, Polybutene, Silica, Ozokerite, Euphorbia Cerifera (Candelilla) WaxCandelilla CeraCire De Candelilla, Octyldodecanol, Calcium Aluminum Borosilicate, Tocopheryl Acetate, Sodium Hyaluronate, Squalane, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) Butter, Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Oil, Glycine Soja (Soybean) Seed Extract, Hordeum Vulgare (Barley) ExtractExtrait D'Orge, Olea Europaea (Olive) Fruit Oil, Rubus Idaeus (Raspberry) Seed Oil, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil, Triticum Vulgare (Wheat) Germ Extract, C12-15 Alkyl Benzoate, Ceramide Ng, Tribehenin, Palmitoyl Hexapeptide-12, Titanium/Titanium Dioxide, Alumina, Synthetic Fluorphlogopite, Aluminum Calcium Sodium Silicate, Calcium Sodium Borosilicate, Tin Oxide, Peg-10 Phytosterol, Linoleic Acid, Ethylhexyl Hydroxystearate, Phytosteryl Isostearate, Hydrogenated Castor Oil, Vanillin, Tetrahexyldecyl Ascorbate, Phenoxyethanol, [+/- Mica, Titanium Dioxide (Ci 77891), Iron Oxides (Ci 77491), Iron Oxides (Ci 77492), Iron Oxides (Ci 77499), Bismuth Oxychloride (Ci 77163), Bronze Powder (Ci 77400), Blue 1 Lake (Ci 42090), Carmine (Ci 75470), Copper Powder (Ci 77400), Red 6 (Ci 15850), Red 7 (Ci 15850), Red 21 (Ci 45380), Red 27 (Ci 45410), Red 28 (Ci 45410), Red 30 (Ci 73360), Red 33 (Ci 17200), Red 6 Lake (Ci 15850), Red 7 Lake (Ci 15850), Red 21 Lake (Ci 45380), Red 27 Lake (Ci 45410), 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)]

Disclaimer: Ingredient lists are as available by the brand (or retailer) at the time of publishing. Please always check product packaging, if it exists, for the ingredient list applicable to the product you're purchasing, or the brand or retailer's website for the most up-to-date ingredient list.

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