MAC Light English Red Lipglass Review, Photos, Swatches

MAC Light English Red Lipglass
MAC Light English Red Lipglass

MAC Light English Red Lipglass ($30.00 for 0.16 fl. oz.) is described as a “sheer beige nude.” It’s a light-medium pink with subtle, cool undertones and fine white shimmer. MAC Bijou (LE, $15.00) is lighter. MAC Lots of Laughs (LE, $15.00) is lighter. NARS Belize (P, $26.00) is warmer, less shimmery. MAC Next Fad (P, $19.50) is cooler-toned. Chanel Insolence (P, $32.00) is less shimmery. Bobbi Brown Pink Sorbet (P, $24.00) is similar. See comparison swatches / view dupes.

It had semi-opaque color coverage (definitely not sheer) that applied surprisingly evenly. There was some minor settling of the color into lip lines, but it wasn’t noticeable from a normal viewing distance. The texture was thin, light-medium in weight, lightly tacky, and fairly comfortable to wear. It wore well for three and a half hours, and it was neither drying nor hydrating. Given that the formula does feel much like regular Lipglass, this is double the price with the same amount of product in the tube. I was really disappointed with the way the tube felt in my hands, though; it’s so light that it feels cheap and just doesn’t have any of the hallmarks of high-end, designer packaging. MAC’s regular Lipglass feels better to me, as far as packaging goes.

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MAC Light English Red Lipglass
MAC Light English Red Lipglass

MAC Light English Red Lipglass
MAC Light English Red Lipglass

MAC Light English Red Lipglass
MAC Light English Red Lipglass

MAC Light English Red Lipglass
MAC Light English Red Lipglass

MAC Light English Red Lipglass
MAC Light English Red Lipglass

MAC Light English Red Lipglass
MAC Light English Red Lipglass

MAC Light English Red Lipglass
MAC Light English Red Lipglass

MAC Light English Red Lipglass
MAC Light English Red Lipglass

MAC Light English Red Lipglass
MAC Light English Red Lipglass

MAC Light English Red Lipglass
MAC Light English Red Lipglass

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Makeup Look
On face:
  • Guerlain Parure Gold Foundation
  • Guerlain Les Voilettes Loose Powder
On lips:
  • MAC Light English Red Lipglass
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The colour is very pretty and brightens the face – it looks lovely on you. I hear you on the packaging though – gold as a design accent has to be done well. If it’s not weighty and substantial, well it just feels cheap and tacky. :/

Shame. I would definitely check out this color even though I normally avoid MAC glosses but the price is absurd with cheap-feeling packaging to boot. Thanks for the money save, Christine!

The tube photographs beautifully… it’s a shame it’s so cheap in person.

I feel like they meant to call it “Light English Rose”, but it got babelfished into French and back into English and ended up “Light English Red”

Pity about the packaging, as that will have the same feeling on the other two as well. Still I find it a bit expensive for lipgloss.
I like this colour on you, it would do nothing for me, nothing good anyway 🙂

I absolutely LOVE this, but I was hoping the tube would be hefty, like the CBB… Christine, is the chain link pattern on the tube a sticker?

I might still pick this up, it’s soo pretty!

MAC has lost their mind. Askin’ $30 for a gloss and $70 for a creme blush. SMH I hate to think they do this to sort of “prime the pump”, so to speak, to get people used to increased prices in the near future. For all the half assed products they churn out with subpar quality, I think it takes some nerve. I also can’t stand them since a dear friend worked for them in NYC and she tried to speak up when she realized bags and bags of those “recycled” containers people bring back in just get dumped in the garbage. She was basically told to stay silent or leave. How disingenuous to make people think you’re recycling and dump in the garbage. Problem millions of containers.

They’ve been doing couture/luxury collections like this at least once a year for probably the past eight or so, though in general, they have put out higher priced products (e.g. lipsticks at $22+ vs. their $16 line).

I could probably pass but I’m so in love with this collection! And talking about cheap packaging, I guess nothing can top the lipgloss packaging for MAC x Brooke Shields… boy does this lipgloss feel cheap.. feels so cheap I haven’t even opened it yet, it just sits there in the corner by itself. Some of the old Rimmel glosses that I own feel more luxurious than that one.

When I firstly saw the title, Light English Red, I was thinking about a muted, dusty rose color but maybe little bit lighter than usual. But seeing the swatch, I definitely put it into light pink and almost candy-like to me. Not bad tho. It’s pretty flattering on you, Christine. Thanks for the review!

You know, when they called it ‘Light English Red’ I was hoping they would make it the colour of madder. While you can get this colour out of madder, it’s only if you mix it with a lot of white. Which will make it settle into liplines… 😛

Good Lord. Do all these companies think consumers are completely unobservant?? Uneducated? Desperate? First CL nail polish for half my mortgage payment, now a pink lipgloss in cheap packaging for a ridiculous price, described as “beige nude”? Light English Red. As someone already pointed out, light red? Would that not be PINK???

Utterly irritated and losing my interest in purchasing new cosmetics. But I still read your blog every single day LOL.

lol, thanks Christine, sorry for the rant. It just gets to a certain point, you know?? Especially when the gap between classes is ever growing and over 50% of people live paycheque to paycheque.
I get a lot of use out of what I have already by reading your reviews for inspiration and shopping my stash for dupes.
Been reading since at least 2008 so I’m here for a while 🙂

When you follow beauty so closely for so long, it is only natural. I am more bothered by the amount of markup on the Louboutin polish than anything else – I get luxury, I get exclusivity, but it should be numbered (and it should be clear how many exist), and why the mark-up for strassing it so much more than the mark-up on shoes is beyond me!

I can understand MAC raising prices by $5-$7 for fancy packaging, but DOUBLE the normal cost? That’s ridiculous! Not to mention I think the packaging for this particular product looks extremely cheap. Beautiful color, but I’m definitely passing.

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