MAC Kinky Lipglass (Kinky Boots Collection) Review, Photos, Swatches

MAC Kinky Lipglass
MAC Kinky Lipglass

MAC Kinky Lipglass ($15.00 for 0.17 fl. oz.) is described as a “sheer red with multidimensional glitter.” It’s a medium, warm-toned red with fuchsia and red glitter. NARS Misbehave (P, $26.00) is less sparkly, sheerer. NARS Eternal Red (P, $26.00) is less shimmery. MAC Hell Bound (LE, $15.00) has finer shimmer, darker. MAC Restless (LE, $15.00) is darker. MAC Totally Fab (LE, $20.00) is less sparkly. L’Oreal Sparkle Frenzy (LE, $9.99) is cooler-toned. Chanel Daydream (P, $29.50) is less red. See comparison swatches / view dupes.

It’s semi-sheer–I found it somewhat buildable to get between sheer and semi-opaque color, depending on your tolerance for the thickness of your gloss–with lots and lots of glitter. It’s definitely a sparkly, glittery gloss that has some noticeable texture, but it is surprisingly unnoticeable given how full of glitter it is. Despite the brighter, darker color and the opacity level, it applied fairly evenly and didn’t pull into lip lines. The gloss on its own wore well for almost five hours. It’s medium-to-thick, noticeable on, and tacky, which is in line with the Lipglass formula. It’s particularly lovely over your favorite red lipstick (any will do!).

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MAC Kinky Lipglass
MAC Kinky Lipglass

MAC Kinky Lipglass
MAC Kinky Lipglass

MAC Kinky Lipglass
MAC Kinky Lipglass

MAC Kinky Lipglass
MAC Kinky Lipglass

MAC Kinky Lipglass
MAC Kinky Lipglass

MAC Kinky Lipglass
MAC Kinky Lipglass

MAC Kinky Lipstick
MAC Kinky Lipglass over Kinky Lipstick

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MAC Kinky Lipglass over Kinky Lipstick

MAC Kinky Lipstick
MAC Kinky Lipglass over Kinky Lipstick

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Makeup Look

On face:
  • Guerlain Parure Gold Foundation
  • Urban Decay Naked Loose Powder
  • Burberry Gold Glow Highlighter
On eyes:
  • Burberry Gold Eyeshadow Palette
  • Marc Jacobs Brown(out) 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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I like that this lip gloss is buildable. One thing I don’t care for about lip gloss is that they’re generally sheer. And also, I hate when I’m wearing lip gloss and it’s windy out and my hair gets stuck in it! Haha.

The gloss turned out to be beautiful! I’m not a fan of red gloss but I actually like this a lot. It looks even prettier with the lipstick. I hope Viva Glam Miley is like the pink version of this lol

I think the gloss is more interesting, and I think it ends up yielding the most “bang” between the two, since a matte red lipstick isn’t hard to come by!

Wow, very nice holiday red. I like how it’s buildable, so you can layer it over another lipstick for more subtle sparkle during day, then build it up for a more dramatic evening look

I normally can’t stand lipglosses – I’m all about strong, opaque colour that lasts long and hate the stickyness and transfer – but I may have to make an exception for this, it is sooo beautiful. Plus, it couldn’t be more perfect for the movie, which is one of my faves.

Wow, how pretty! I rather like the colour of this alone. Also gorgeous layered if you dig the sparkle factor! My tastes have turned away from sparkle lately. But maybe I should hit up the drugstore for a sparkle-free dupe!

This lipglass looks lovely! I was originally going to pass on this collection as I had just purchased Damn Glamorous lipstick, but this could possibly look very nice over DG for an even more amped up red look!

The combination of the gloss and lipstick looks fabulous – exactly like the Kinky Boots! The gloss alone, while impressive for sparkle, is a little more orange than I would usually go for though.

I love this! It reminds me of my favorite all time red: Urban Decay Tart, which is DCd. If anybody knows that TART from UD and has a dupe, please inform me? That was my all time favorite with my pigmented lips, like a MLBB and oomph! Oh how I miss it. It’s nothing like Bite Tart, fyi. Thsts a cherry coral. Christine, do you recall Tart?

UD Lip Gunk in Tart, they don’t make it anymore but it was a sheer red with cool shimmer & a hint of warmth like a deep Apple & it smelled of Apple, too! ๐Ÿ˜€ circa.. Hmm.. 1999/2000? I wish it was never discontinued.

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