MAC I’m Glistening, Rouge en Snow, Elle Belle Snow Ball Lipsticks Reviews, Photos, Swatches

01/06

MAC I'm Glistening Lipstick
MAC I'm Glistening Lipstick
MAC I'm Glistening Lipstick
MAC I'm Glistening Lipstick
MAC I'm Glistening Lipstick
MAC I'm Glistening Lipstick
MAC I'm Glistening Lipstick
MAC I'm Glistening Lipstick
MAC I'm Glistening Lipstick
MAC I'm Glistening Lipstick
MAC I'm Glistening Lipstick
MAC I'm Glistening Lipstick
MAC I'm Glistening Lipstick
MAC I'm Glistening Lipstick
MAC I'm Glistening Lipstick
MAC I'm Glistening Lipstick
MAC I'm Glistening Lipstick
MAC I'm Glistening Lipstick

I'm Glistening

MAC I’m Glistening Lipstick ($17.50 for 0.10 oz.) is a medium-dark, taupe brown with neutral-to-warm undertones and a metallic sheen. It had good pigmentation in a single layer, which was buildable to full coverage with about a half layer on top. The texture was lightweight, emollient enough to skate across the lips without tugging but not enough that it felt slippery or moved around while worn. The lipstick wore well for four and a half hours on me and was non-drying.

Formula Overview

$18.50/0.1 oz. - $185.00 Per Ounce

MAC Lipstick comes in a variety of finishes, and the pigmentation and wear tend to be dependent on the finish. The sheer finishes, like Lustres, tend to wear for only a couple of hours and have sheer coverage (as designed) and are non-drying. Some of the original Matte shades have a stiffer, drier formula, while newer ones have a more velvety, silicone-feel to them, and the latter are creamier, more comfortable to wear, and easier to apply, but most Matte shades are quite pigmented and long-wearing, though some are drying. The Amplified and Satin finishes tend to have good pigmentation, lightly creamy to moderately creamy consistencies with a bit of shine, and moderate to long wear with deeper, richer shades wearing longer. The Frost and Metallic finishes have the most variance between shades with coverage ranging from semi-sheer to opaque with average wear and non-drying to slightly drying formulas. All MAC lipsticks are vanilla-scented but have no discernible taste.

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01/06

MAC Rouge en Snow Lipstick
MAC Rouge en Snow Lipstick
MAC Rouge en Snow Lipstick
MAC Rouge en Snow Lipstick
MAC Rouge en Snow Lipstick
MAC Rouge en Snow Lipstick
MAC Rouge en Snow Lipstick
MAC Rouge en Snow Lipstick
MAC Rouge en Snow Lipstick
MAC Rouge en Snow Lipstick
MAC Rouge en Snow Lipstick
MAC Rouge en Snow Lipstick
MAC Rouge en Snow Lipstick
MAC Rouge en Snow Lipstick
MAC Rouge en Snow Lipstick
MAC Rouge en Snow Lipstick
MAC Rouge en Snow Lipstick
MAC Rouge en Snow Lipstick

Rouge en Snow

MAC Rouge en Snow Lipstick ($17.50 for 0.10 oz.) is a medium-dark red with strong, cool undertones and a semi-matte finish. It had nearly opaque pigmentation in a single layer, while the texture was smooth, dense without being stiff, and comfortable to apply without feeling slippery on the lips after application. The color was still going strong after six hours of wear and was neither drying nor hydrating.

Formula Overview

$18.50/0.1 oz. - $185.00 Per Ounce

MAC Lipstick comes in a variety of finishes, and the pigmentation and wear tend to be dependent on the finish. The sheer finishes, like Lustres, tend to wear for only a couple of hours and have sheer coverage (as designed) and are non-drying. Some of the original Matte shades have a stiffer, drier formula, while newer ones have a more velvety, silicone-feel to them, and the latter are creamier, more comfortable to wear, and easier to apply, but most Matte shades are quite pigmented and long-wearing, though some are drying. The Amplified and Satin finishes tend to have good pigmentation, lightly creamy to moderately creamy consistencies with a bit of shine, and moderate to long wear with deeper, richer shades wearing longer. The Frost and Metallic finishes have the most variance between shades with coverage ranging from semi-sheer to opaque with average wear and non-drying to slightly drying formulas. All MAC lipsticks are vanilla-scented but have no discernible taste.

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01/06

MAC Elle Belle Lipstick
MAC Elle Belle Lipstick
MAC Elle Belle Lipstick
MAC Elle Belle Lipstick
MAC Elle Belle Lipstick
MAC Elle Belle Lipstick
MAC Elle Belle Lipstick
MAC Elle Belle Lipstick
MAC Elle Belle Lipstick
MAC Elle Belle Lipstick
MAC Elle Belle Lipstick
MAC Elle Belle Lipstick
MAC Elle Belle Lipstick
MAC Elle Belle Lipstick
MAC Elle Belle Lipstick
MAC Elle Belle Lipstick
MAC Elle Belle Lipstick
MAC Elle Belle Lipstick

Elle Belle

MAC Elle Belle Lipstick ($17.50 for 0.10 oz.) is a dark, reddish plum with subtle, cool undertones and a creamy finish. It had good color coverage, though not quite opaque, that applied evenly across the lips. The lipstick felt creamy, emollient, and had some slip on the lips. I did not experience any feathering along the edges over the five and a half hours it lasted for. The formula was lightly hydrating over time.

Formula Overview

$18.50/0.1 oz. - $185.00 Per Ounce

MAC Lipstick comes in a variety of finishes, and the pigmentation and wear tend to be dependent on the finish. The sheer finishes, like Lustres, tend to wear for only a couple of hours and have sheer coverage (as designed) and are non-drying. Some of the original Matte shades have a stiffer, drier formula, while newer ones have a more velvety, silicone-feel to them, and the latter are creamier, more comfortable to wear, and easier to apply, but most Matte shades are quite pigmented and long-wearing, though some are drying. The Amplified and Satin finishes tend to have good pigmentation, lightly creamy to moderately creamy consistencies with a bit of shine, and moderate to long wear with deeper, richer shades wearing longer. The Frost and Metallic finishes have the most variance between shades with coverage ranging from semi-sheer to opaque with average wear and non-drying to slightly drying formulas. All MAC lipsticks are vanilla-scented but have no discernible taste.

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Makeup Look

On face:
  • Guerlain Parure Gold Foundation
  • Laura Mercier Loose Translucent Powder
  • MAC Happy Go Dazzingly Opalescent Highlighter
  • MAC Here Comes Joy Opalescent Highlighter

About the 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 information, please check the FAQ.)

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IF it comes back into stock, as some MAC store employees have indicated, I am seriously considering Elle Belle! Especially since finding out that my feathering fears are unfounded. Such a lush, deep wine red for winter!

I’ve looked all over for Gigolo ever since I saw a swatch of it on your site even though I knew it was discontinued …so glad to hear it’s a 95% match to Elle Belle, which I picked up!

I received yesterday my MAC order and I love Rouge en Snow! It’s not a unique colour by all means but the formula is amazing (so velvety) and so is the packaging. MAC did a great job this year with the holiday packaging!

Rouge en Snow has Ruby Woo as a dupe, but it’s the one in the holiday set. The ‘regular’ one is much more matte than that. Less bright, and slightly pinker on me. Ergo, a red I have zero dupes for. Zero, and I find it hard to believe, bec it’s usually a ‘No, two dupes rule’ thing with reds. Considering the knock out job they did with packaging, just might go for it, if/when available. The other two are gorgeous as well. Having a recognizable tube treatment makes lipstick so easy to find. I can imagine many readers running through 20 MAC tubes to find what they want. This one will really stick out.

I really like I’m Glistening and Elle Belle, but thankfully I have a dupe for Elle Belle. But, not for I’m Glistening, so I’ll be checking that one out.

“I’m Glistening” is the most 90s color I’ve seen since the 90s! Wow! And Rouge En Snow reminds me of So Good For You from last year – such a cool leaning red that it actually looks a little pink. I didn’t get SGFY last year so this year I’ll try to pick up Rouge!

Does anyone remember Chanel Hydrabase Venice Violine? It’s an oldie but goodie in my book, but discontinued. I am thinking maybe Elle Belle might be close. Any thoughts?

Bought Elle Belle and Holiday Crush. I have Diva Antics, but Elle Belle is so pretty 😀
Holiday Crush is a bit light for me but works with a lipliner underneath.

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