MAC It's a Strike Cremesheen Glasses Reviews, Photos, Swatches

MAC It's a Strike Cremesheen Glasses
MAC It’s a Strike Cremesheen Glasses

MAC It’s a Strike Cremesheen Glass ($21.00 for 0.09 fl. oz.) is described as a “soft nude pink.” It’s a light-medium pinky-mauve with warm undertones and a cream finish. It had semi-opaque color coverage that went on fairly evenly and had minimal settling. The gloss lasted for three hours and was lightly hydrating while worn. Tarte Double Tap (P, $20.00) is darker, more pigmented (90% similar). MAC Anything But Demure (LE, $20.00) is darker (85% similar). Anastasia Vintage (-, $16.00) is lighter, more pigmented, warmer (90% similar). Colour Pop Flying Horses (P, $6.00) is less pigmented (85% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty Skin Deep (344) (P, $29.00) is lighter (85% similar). MAC Totally Buff (LE, $19.00) is darker, warmer (85% similar). NARS Santo Domingo (LE, $26.00) is brighter (85% similar). MAC Viva Glam Ariana Grande 2 (LE, $19.00) is cooler (85% similar). MAC Body-con (LE, $19.00) is lighter (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

MAC King Pin Cremesheen Glass ($21.00 for 0.09 fl. oz.) is described as a “deep chocolate mauve.” It’s a deep brown with subtle, warm undertones and a cream finish. It had semi-opaque color coverage–rather pigmented for a Cremesheen Glass, which is a sheerer coverage formula–that went on evenly but some color pulled into lip lines. The texture was smooth, creamy, and comfortable to wear over the four hours this shade lasted. The formula was hydrating while worn. NARS Area (P, $26.00) is darker (85% similar). NARS Mars (P, $26.00) is lighter (85% similar). Maybelline Retro (P, $7.99) is darker, cooler (85% similar). MAC Thunder Kiss (LE, $20.00) is darker, brighter (85% similar). MAC Chestnut (P, $19.00) is darker, cooler (90% similar). Bite Beauty French Press (LE, $22.00) is brighter, warmer (85% similar). Anastasia Fudge (-, $16.00) is lighter, warmer (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

MAC Spare Me Cremesheen Glass ($21.00 for 0.09 fl. oz.) is described as a “dark purple.” It’s a dark berry with cool undertones and a jelly-like finish. It had semi-opaque pigmentation paired with a smooth, lightweight texture. The application, however, left a bit to be desired as it didn’t go on as evenly as one would wish, and I had some color darken my lip lines. This shade wore well for four hours and was moisturizing. MAC Saucy Little Thing (P, $19.00) is cooler (95% similar). NARS Promise (LE, $26.00) is lighter (90% similar). Maybelline Obsessed (P, $7.99) is cooler (90% similar). MAC Rebel (P, $19.00) is lighter (90% similar). NARS Mississippi (LE, $26.00) is darker (90% similar). Chanel Caractere (P, $30.00) is lighter (90% similar). MAC At Your Best You Are (LE, $19.00) is cooler (90% similar). MAC Peer Pressure (LE, $20.00) is lighter, brighter, warmer (90% similar). MAC Preserving Passion (P, $24.00) is lighter, brighter, warmer (90% similar). Colour Pop Furry (LE, $6.00) is more shimmery, darker (85% similar). NARS Plato's (LE, $26.00) is darker (90% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty Boom (306) (P, $29.00) is more shimmery, lighter, cooler (85% similar). MAC Warp Speed Ahead (LE, $19.00) is more shimmery, lighter (85% similar). MAC Lust for Life (LE, $19.00) is more shimmery, warmer (85% similar). NARS Chez Claude (LE, $26.00) is darker, warmer (85% similar). Bobbi Brown After Party (P, $27.00) is lighter, more muted, less pigmented (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

MAC Throw a Spare Cremesheen Glass ($21.00 for 0.09 fl. oz.) is described as a “fuchsia with pearl.” It’s a medium-dark fuchsia pink with cool, bluish undertones and iridescent purple and pink sparkle. It had semi-sheer color coverage that went on evenly and smoothly without settling into lip lines. The texture was fairly smooth, though I could feel a couple of the sparkles if I pressed my lips together. This shade lasted for three hours on me and was lightly hydrating. Colour Pop Kink (LE, $6.00) is lighter (95% similar). Urban Decay Tongue Tied (LE, $20.00) is more shimmery, brighter (95% similar). MAC Queen P (LE, $19.00) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). MAC La Salsa (LE, ) is lighter (90% similar). MAC Viva Glam Taraji P. Henson (LE, $19.00) is darker (90% similar). Maybelline Opalescent Orchid (515) (P, $8.99) is lighter, brighter (90% similar). Urban Decay Big Bang (P, $20.00) is lighter, less pigmented, warmer (90% similar). MAC Bracelets Galore (LE, $19.00) is lighter (90% similar). Colour Pop Arigato (LE, $6.00) is warmer (90% similar). MAC Bubble Butt (LE, $19.00) is cooler (90% similar). MAC Pearly Girl (LE, $21.00) is more shimmery, warmer (90% similar). MAC Ceaseless Energy (P, $24.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). Fenty Beauty Plutonic Relationship (LE, $19.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). NARS Off Limits (LE, $26.00) is cooler (90% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty Not Sorry (378) (P, $29.00) is less shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Sephora Ultra Violet (18) (P, $12.00) is lighter, brighter, more pigmented (85% similar). MAC Tudor Rose (LE, $19.00) is more shimmery, lighter, cooler (85% similar). Maybelline Mystical Magenta (610) (P, $8.99) is lighter, brighter, warmer (85% similar). Too Faced Totally Smashed (P, $20.00) is darker, more pigmented (85% similar). MAC Raring to Go (P, $10.00) is less shimmery, warmer (85% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

MAC Right Up My Alley Cremesheen Glass ($21.00 for 0.09 fl. oz.) is described as a “dark red.” It’s a rich, medium-dark pink-red with cool undertones and a cream finish. This shade went on rather evenly with only a bit of color settling and darkening lip lines. It had semi-opaque pigmentation, which is higher than expected with this formula, so it may or may not be what you’re looking for. This shade wore well for four hours and was hydrating over time. MAC Smart Aleck (LE, $20.00) is brighter, cooler (95% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Cherry Lush (P, $54.00) is brighter (90% similar). Chanel Chilli (P, $30.00) is lighter (90% similar). Chanel Crushed Cherry (DC, $30.00) is warmer (90% similar). MAC Strawberry Malt (LE, $19.00) is lighter, brighter (90% similar). MAC Utterly Tart (LE, $19.00) is darker (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Red Corset (P, $54.00) is darker (90% similar). MAC 10s Across Da Board (LE, $19.00) is more shimmery, warmer (90% similar). MAC Suggestive (LE, $20.00) is brighter (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Red Corset (P, $54.00) is warmer (90% similar). MAC Gumdrop (LE, $20.00) is lighter (90% similar). Bobbi Brown After Party (P, $27.00) is more muted, less pigmented (85% similar). Bobbi Brown Rock and Red (P, $27.00) is more muted, warmer (85% similar). Chanel Rouge Grenat (826) (LE, $30.00) is darker, warmer (85% similar). MAC Tease Don't Touch (LE, $20.00) is lighter, brighter (85% similar). Pat McGrath Blood 2 (P, $30.00) is lighter, warmer (85% similar). MAC Hot/Cold (LE, $19.00) is lighter, brighter (85% similar). Bobbi Brown In the Flow (LE, $27.00) is lighter, warmer (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

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MAC It's a Strike Cremesheen Glass
MAC It’s a Strike Cremesheen Glass

MAC It's a Strike Cremesheen Glass
MAC It’s a Strike Cremesheen Glass

MAC It's a Strike Cremesheen Glass
MAC It’s a Strike Cremesheen Glass

MAC It's a Strike Cremesheen Glass
MAC It’s a Strike Cremesheen Glass

MAC It's a Strike Cremesheen Glass
MAC It’s a Strike Cremesheen Glass

MAC It's a Strike Cremesheen Glass
MAC It’s a Strike Cremesheen Glass

MAC King Pin Cremesheen Glass
MAC King Pin Cremesheen Glass

MAC King Pin Cremesheen Glass
MAC King Pin Cremesheen Glass

MAC King Pin Cremesheen Glass
MAC King Pin Cremesheen Glass

MAC King Pin Cremesheen Glass
MAC King Pin Cremesheen Glass

MAC King Pin Cremesheen Glass
MAC King Pin Cremesheen Glass

MAC King Pin Cremesheen Glass
MAC King Pin Cremesheen Glass

MAC Spare Me Cremesheen Glass
MAC Spare Me Cremesheen Glass

MAC Spare Me Cremesheen Glass
MAC Spare Me Cremesheen Glass

MAC Spare Me Cremesheen Glass
MAC Spare Me Cremesheen Glass

MAC Spare Me Cremesheen Glass
MAC Spare Me Cremesheen Glass

MAC Spare Me Cremesheen Glass
MAC Spare Me Cremesheen Glass

MAC Spare Me Cremesheen Glass
MAC Spare Me Cremesheen Glass

MAC Throw a Spare Cremesheen Glass
MAC Throw a Spare Cremesheen Glass

MAC Throw a Spare Cremesheen Glass
MAC Throw a Spare Cremesheen Glass

MAC Throw a Spare Cremesheen Glass
MAC Throw a Spare Cremesheen Glass

MAC Throw a Spare Cremesheen Glass
MAC Throw a Spare Cremesheen Glass

MAC Throw a Spare Cremesheen Glass
MAC Throw a Spare Cremesheen Glass

MAC Throw a Spare Cremesheen Glass
MAC Throw a Spare Cremesheen Glass

MAC Right Up My Alley Cremesheen Glass
MAC Right Up My Alley Cremesheen Glass

MAC Right Up My Alley Cremesheen Glass
MAC Right Up My Alley Cremesheen Glass

MAC Right Up My Alley Cremesheen Glass
MAC Right Up My Alley Cremesheen Glass

MAC Right Up My Alley Cremesheen Glass
MAC Right Up My Alley Cremesheen Glass

MAC Right Up My Alley Cremesheen Glass
MAC Right Up My Alley Cremesheen Glass

MAC Right Up My Alley Cremesheen Glass
MAC Right Up My Alley Cremesheen Glass

Cremesheen Glass
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$20.00/0.09 oz.

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It’s a Strike and Kingpin look great! I really love the Cremesheen formula even if the wear time isn’t that great–it’s just so comfortable to wear. Can’t wait to buy these!

So pretty! And really nice pigmentation and coverage for Cremesheen Glass, too! It’s a formula that I happen to like for casual lipstick toppers or a wear-around-the-house type of gloss. Throw A Spare and Spare Me are my favorites. With both as toppers. Right Up My Alley is the only one I’d wear with just a lip liner, but no lipstick underneath.

These are all much better and more exciting than I thought they would be. Gonna have to study the dupe lists and see what I have already.

They are nice – I think it’s actually the opacity that makes them better (even though it is a sheerer formula), because they aren’t as streaky as the milkier shades usually are!

The translucency of King Pin actually makes it look pretty unique to and pretty to me. Not sure I’d wear it enough to make it worth the purchase, but that one is surprisingly pretty.

Oooo the last three have my name all over them!! I would get them if A. they had more product in the tube. and B. If MAC wasn’t so expensive here in Canada!!

I’ll be going through my stash to try and make a similar effect!!

Thank you Christine!!

Throw a Spare is so gorgeous but I literally just bought Bubble Butt (lol…so funny writing that) I also really like Right Up My Alley

Right Up My Alley is a pretty color, but none of these particularly strike me. (I showed a lot of restraint by ignoring all of those pun opportunities, btw. You are welcome. lol)

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