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MAC Ice Follies & It’s a Great Feeling Crystal Glaze Glosses Reviews, Photos, Swatches

01/08

MAC Ice Follies Crystal Glaze Gloss
MAC Ice Follies Crystal Glaze Gloss
MAC Ice Follies Crystal Glaze Gloss
MAC Ice Follies Crystal Glaze Gloss
MAC Ice Follies Crystal Glaze Gloss
MAC Ice Follies Crystal Glaze Gloss
MAC Ice Follies Crystal Glaze Gloss
MAC Ice Follies Crystal Glaze Gloss
MAC Ice Follies Crystal Glaze Gloss
MAC Ice Follies Crystal Glaze Gloss
MAC Ice Follies Crystal Glaze Gloss
MAC Ice Follies Crystal Glaze Gloss
MAC Ice Follies Crystal Glaze Gloss
MAC Ice Follies Crystal Glaze Gloss
MAC Ice Follies Crystal Glaze Gloss
MAC Ice Follies Crystal Glaze Gloss
MAC Ice Follies Crystal Glaze Gloss
MAC Ice Follies Crystal Glaze Gloss
MAC Ice Follies Crystal Glaze Gloss
MAC Ice Follies Crystal Glaze Gloss
MAC Ice Follies Crystal Glaze Gloss
MAC Ice Follies Crystal Glaze Gloss
MAC Ice Follies Crystal Glaze Gloss
MAC Ice Follies Crystal Glaze Gloss

Ice Follies

MAC Ice Follies Crystal Glaze Gloss ($21.00 for 0.41 oz.) is a a sheer, golden base with pink and blue pearl. This particular shade was described as sheer, though it was so sheer that I’d consider it more like translucent with sheer pearl coverage.

The Crystal Glaze Gloss formula is supposed to be an “ultra-moisturizing gloss” that has “an intense, glossy shine.” The texture was soft, smooth, and almost jelly-like–but denser and not quite as slippery. It felt balm-like on the lips and had no tackiness at all (completely unlike most of their gloss formulas) and had a very light vanilla scent. The glossiness lasted for two and a half hours, but it was very hydrating while worn.

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01/08

MAC It's a Great Feeling Crystal Glaze Gloss
MAC It's a Great Feeling Crystal Glaze Gloss
MAC It's a Great Feeling Crystal Glaze Gloss
MAC It's a Great Feeling Crystal Glaze Gloss
MAC It's a Great Feeling Crystal Glaze Gloss
MAC It's a Great Feeling Crystal Glaze Gloss
MAC It's a Great Feeling Crystal Glaze Gloss
MAC It's a Great Feeling Crystal Glaze Gloss
MAC It's a Great Feeling Crystal Glaze Gloss
MAC It's a Great Feeling Crystal Glaze Gloss
MAC It's a Great Feeling Crystal Glaze Gloss
MAC It's a Great Feeling Crystal Glaze Gloss
MAC It's a Great Feeling Crystal Glaze Gloss
MAC It's a Great Feeling Crystal Glaze Gloss
MAC It's a Great Feeling Crystal Glaze Gloss
MAC It's a Great Feeling Crystal Glaze Gloss
MAC It's a Great Feeling Crystal Glaze Gloss
MAC It's a Great Feeling Crystal Glaze Gloss
MAC It's a Great Feeling Crystal Glaze Gloss
MAC It's a Great Feeling Crystal Glaze Gloss
MAC It's a Great Feeling Crystal Glaze Gloss
MAC It's a Great Feeling Crystal Glaze Gloss
MAC It's a Great Feeling Crystal Glaze Gloss
MAC It's a Great Feeling Crystal Glaze Gloss

It's a Great Feeling

MAC It’s a Great Feeling Crystal Glaze Gloss ($21.00 for 0.41 oz.) is a muted, medium-dark copper with warm undertones and flecks of fine red pearl. MAC described it as “transparent” (I feel like “sheer” would have worked better with this shade whereas “transparent” would have made more sense for Ice Follies!), and I would describe the coverage as sheer to semi-sheer. It noticeably tinted my lips to warmer, reddish hue but let my natural lip color come through. There was visible pearl that distributed evenly across my lips. The consistency was smooth, jelly-like, and non-sticky, which made it a real treat to wear, as it was hydrating and comfortable on the lips. It lasted for two and a half hours on me.

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Makeup Look

On face:
  • Guerlain Lingerie de Peau Foundation
  • Laura Mercier Loose Setting Powder
  • Marc Jacobs Beauty Flesh & Fantasy Air Blush
On eyes:
  • Tom Ford Platinum Cream Color for Eyes
  • Viseart Petit Pro #5 Eyeshadow
  • Viseart Petit Pro #4 Eyeshadow
  • Viseart Warm Mattes #2 Eyeshadow
  • Urban Decay Twice Baked Eyeliner

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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Love the idea of these with the pretty pearl… but I haaaate potted glosses. If It’s a Great Feeling came in a tube w/ wand, I would have gotten it. 🙁 Boo.

What color did you get? I don’t think it’s the initial application that would bother me, it’s the reapplying throughout the day. I don’t carry a lip brush and I like being able to slick it on quickly with no mirror and no mess. I’m glad it works for you!

I bought Ice Follies. I usually do carry a mini MUFE lip brush in my handbag (and a mirror) but also prefer easier touch-up application. I bought it to use as a topper in the Winter so it’s pretty easy to quickly add more. I think I’ll get much more use out of it in the Summer though.

The products in this collection, all three different collaborations, are nothing special. I will save a lot of money I can use for the new matte lipsticks (the lipsticks not the fluid ones)

I was most excited for these, but I really don’t like them after seeing swatches!! 🙁

I’m super yellow toned, but I’m scared of warm reds/oranges. So I don’t like the red one because it pulls a bit too orange for me!!

Oh well!! Money saved!!

I honestly never thought I would see a comeback for potted lipgloss! This is what we wore waaay back in the 70’s. So I’m not entirely sure how I feel about these? But the reddish-copper one is quite pretty, so maybe? ?

Haha! It’s been awhile. I swear MAC has had these before but years and years ago! I may or may not be confusing them with the Petit Four glosses…

I was a bit bummed out with my Ice Follies. Definitely hoped for more irridesence or shift. You can barely see the shift sheen on me.

I do like the subtle warm tint of It’s a Great Feeling, but I think I will still be able to pass on both. Too sheer for my taste, but they would look great on others!

Christine are they marketing this as an eye gloss also or just lip gloss.Kevyn Aucoin released an eye gloss for fall I think and I have it but haven’t created a look with it yet and YSL released an eye gloss with their spring collection I want to try.It seems like a glossy eye has recently become more on trend.

Shiny! I like these a lot. I wonder if those small spongy applicators would be ok to use with this product? I think they are cheap enough to use like that and throw away? Just a thought… I always use my finger – my hands are clean when I apply my makeup.

I think you could use it with a sponge applicator, but if you had a metal spatula, that would work well and could be cleaned!

I’m happily surprised that these are non-tacky! I think Ice Follies could be a nice topper, when I want to turn a favorite shade sparkly 🙂

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