MAC Love Child, Rebel, Purple Mocha, Desire Lipglasses Reviews, Photos, Swatches

1 of 6
MAC Love Child Lipglass
MAC Love Child Lipglass
MAC Love Child Lipglass
MAC Love Child Lipglass
MAC Love Child Lipglass
MAC Love Child Lipglass
MAC Love Child Lipglass
MAC Love Child Lipglass
MAC Love Child Lipglass
MAC Love Child Lipglass
MAC Love Child Lipglass
MAC Love Child Lipglass
MAC Love Child Lipglass
MAC Love Child Lipglass
MAC Love Child Lipglass
MAC Love Child Lipglass
MAC Love Child Lipglass
MAC Love Child Lipglass

Love Child

MAC Love Child Lipglass ($17.00 for 0.10 fl. oz.) is a muted, medium-dark plum with warm undertones and copper shimmer. It had nearly opaque pigmentation that applied beautifully to the lips with smooth, even coverage that didn’t emphasize my lip lines at all. The texture felt smooth, light-to-medium in weight, and had noticeable tackiness that never felt goopy. This shade stayed on well for five hours and was hydrating over time.

The Lipglass formula is supposed to be “pigmented, very shiny and can impart subtle or dramatic color” that can be worn “on its own, over lip pencil or lipstick” and will “condition lips.” MAC could use an update on the description as some shades are more pigmented than others but several are sheerer and likely intended to be that way. The formula has a very glossy, high-shine finish with a light-medium weight and moderate tackiness. I find that newer Lipglasses (over the last couple of years) are smoother and not quite as tacky as the formula was many years ago. They wear from three to six hours on me and are usually lightly hydrating. MAC recently updated the shade range and packaging for the range (though the formula was said to be unchanged), so worth noting is that with that packaging change came a reduction in quantity to 0.10 fl. oz. (was 0.17 fl. oz.), which may matter for some but not everyone.

FURTHER READING: Formula Overview for details on general performance and characteristics (like scent).

Formula Overview

$18.50/0.1 oz. - $185.00 Per Ounce

The Lipglass formula is supposed to be “pigmented, very shiny and can impart subtle or dramatic color” that can be worn “on its own, over lip pencil or lipstick” and will “condition lips.” MAC could use an update on the description as some shades are more pigmented than others but several are sheerer and likely intended to be that way. The formula has a very glossy, high-shine finish with a light-medium weight and moderate tackiness.

I have found that newer Lipglasses (over the last couple of years) are smoother and not quite as tacky as the formula was many years ago. They wear from three to six hours on me and are usually lightly hydrating. MAC recently updated the shade range and packaging for the range (though the formula was said to be unchanged), so worth noting is that with that packaging change came a reduction in quantity to 0.10 fl. oz. (was 0.17 fl. oz.), which may matter for some but not everyone.

Browse all of our MAC Lipglass swatches.

Ingredients

Hydrogenated polyisobutene, simmondsia chinesis (jojoba) seed oil, octyldodecanol, copernicia cerifera (carnauba) waxcopernicia cerifera ceracire de carnauba, tocopheryl acetate, cocos nuciefera (coconut) oil, orbignya oleifera (babassu) seed oil, prunus armeniaca (apricot) kernel oil, acrylates copolymer, alumina, aluminum calcium sodium silicate, calcium aluminum borosicliate, calcium sodium borosilicate, silica, synthetic fluorphlogopite, tin oxide, polyethylene [+/- Mica, titanium dioxide (CI 77891), Iron Oxides (CI 77491), Iron Oxides (CI 77492), Iron Oxides (CI 77499), Bismoth Oxychloride (CI 77163), Blue 1 Lake (CI 42090), Bronze Powder (CI 77400), Carmine (CI 75470), Copper Powder (CI 77400), Red 6 (CI 15850), (CI 17200), Yellow 5 (CI 19140), Yellow 5 Lake (CI 19140), Yellow 6 Lake (CI 15985)]

We hope you'll consider supporting Temptalia by shopping through our links below. Thanks!

1 of 6
MAC Rebel Lipglass
MAC Rebel Lipglass
MAC Rebel Lipglass
MAC Rebel Lipglass
MAC Rebel Lipglass
MAC Rebel Lipglass
MAC Rebel Lipglass
MAC Rebel Lipglass
MAC Rebel Lipglass
MAC Rebel Lipglass
MAC Rebel Lipglass
MAC Rebel Lipglass
MAC Rebel Lipglass
MAC Rebel Lipglass
MAC Rebel Lipglass
MAC Rebel Lipglass
MAC Rebel Lipglass
MAC Rebel Lipglass

Rebel

MAC Rebel Lipglass ($17.00 for 0.10 fl. oz.) is a rich, plum-berry with subtle, cool undertones and a cream finish. It had semi-opaque pigmentation that applied evenly and smoothly across the lips with very little settling. The texture was smooth, almost gel-like but was still somewhat tacky. It lasted for six hours and was lightly hydrating over time.

FURTHER READING: Formula Overview for details on general performance and characteristics (like scent).

Formula Overview

$18.50/0.1 oz. - $185.00 Per Ounce

The Lipglass formula is supposed to be “pigmented, very shiny and can impart subtle or dramatic color” that can be worn “on its own, over lip pencil or lipstick” and will “condition lips.” MAC could use an update on the description as some shades are more pigmented than others but several are sheerer and likely intended to be that way. The formula has a very glossy, high-shine finish with a light-medium weight and moderate tackiness.

I have found that newer Lipglasses (over the last couple of years) are smoother and not quite as tacky as the formula was many years ago. They wear from three to six hours on me and are usually lightly hydrating. MAC recently updated the shade range and packaging for the range (though the formula was said to be unchanged), so worth noting is that with that packaging change came a reduction in quantity to 0.10 fl. oz. (was 0.17 fl. oz.), which may matter for some but not everyone.

Browse all of our MAC Lipglass swatches.

Ingredients

Hydrogenated polyisobutene, simmondsia chinesis (jojoba) seed oil, octyldodecanol, copernicia cerifera (carnauba) waxcopernicia cerifera ceracire de carnauba, tocopheryl acetate, cocos nuciefera (coconut) oil, orbignya oleifera (babassu) seed oil, prunus armeniaca (apricot) kernel oil, acrylates copolymer, alumina, aluminum calcium sodium silicate, calcium aluminum borosicliate, calcium sodium borosilicate, silica, synthetic fluorphlogopite, tin oxide, polyethylene [+/- Mica, titanium dioxide (CI 77891), Iron Oxides (CI 77491), Iron Oxides (CI 77492), Iron Oxides (CI 77499), Bismoth Oxychloride (CI 77163), Blue 1 Lake (CI 42090), Bronze Powder (CI 77400), Carmine (CI 75470), Copper Powder (CI 77400), Red 6 (CI 15850), (CI 17200), Yellow 5 (CI 19140), Yellow 5 Lake (CI 19140), Yellow 6 Lake (CI 15985)]

We hope you'll consider supporting Temptalia by shopping through our links below. Thanks!
1 of 6
MAC Purple Mocha Lipglass
MAC Purple Mocha Lipglass
MAC Purple Mocha Lipglass
MAC Purple Mocha Lipglass
MAC Purple Mocha Lipglass
MAC Purple Mocha Lipglass
MAC Purple Mocha Lipglass
MAC Purple Mocha Lipglass
MAC Purple Mocha Lipglass
MAC Purple Mocha Lipglass
MAC Purple Mocha Lipglass
MAC Purple Mocha Lipglass
MAC Purple Mocha Lipglass
MAC Purple Mocha Lipglass
MAC Purple Mocha Lipglass
MAC Purple Mocha Lipglass
MAC Purple Mocha Lipglass
MAC Purple Mocha Lipglass

Purple Mocha

MAC Purple Mocha Lipglass ($17.00 for 0.10 fl. oz.) is a blackened plum with a hint of purple paired with fine, multi-colored pearl. For as dark as the shade was, it applied more evenly than I anticipated, but it did pull substantially into my lip lines. The shimmer helped distract from that a bit but not entirely. The gloss was lightly hydrating, moderately tacky, and comfortable for the five hours it wore well for.

FURTHER READING: Formula Overview for details on general performance and characteristics (like scent).

Formula Overview

$18.50/0.1 oz. - $185.00 Per Ounce

The Lipglass formula is supposed to be “pigmented, very shiny and can impart subtle or dramatic color” that can be worn “on its own, over lip pencil or lipstick” and will “condition lips.” MAC could use an update on the description as some shades are more pigmented than others but several are sheerer and likely intended to be that way. The formula has a very glossy, high-shine finish with a light-medium weight and moderate tackiness.

I have found that newer Lipglasses (over the last couple of years) are smoother and not quite as tacky as the formula was many years ago. They wear from three to six hours on me and are usually lightly hydrating. MAC recently updated the shade range and packaging for the range (though the formula was said to be unchanged), so worth noting is that with that packaging change came a reduction in quantity to 0.10 fl. oz. (was 0.17 fl. oz.), which may matter for some but not everyone.

Browse all of our MAC Lipglass swatches.

Ingredients

Hydrogenated polyisobutene, simmondsia chinesis (jojoba) seed oil, octyldodecanol, copernicia cerifera (carnauba) waxcopernicia cerifera ceracire de carnauba, tocopheryl acetate, cocos nuciefera (coconut) oil, orbignya oleifera (babassu) seed oil, prunus armeniaca (apricot) kernel oil, acrylates copolymer, alumina, aluminum calcium sodium silicate, calcium aluminum borosicliate, calcium sodium borosilicate, silica, synthetic fluorphlogopite, tin oxide, polyethylene [+/- Mica, titanium dioxide (CI 77891), Iron Oxides (CI 77491), Iron Oxides (CI 77492), Iron Oxides (CI 77499), Bismoth Oxychloride (CI 77163), Blue 1 Lake (CI 42090), Bronze Powder (CI 77400), Carmine (CI 75470), Copper Powder (CI 77400), Red 6 (CI 15850), (CI 17200), Yellow 5 (CI 19140), Yellow 5 Lake (CI 19140), Yellow 6 Lake (CI 15985)]

We hope you'll consider supporting Temptalia by shopping through our links below. Thanks!
1 of 6
MAC Desire Lipglass
MAC Desire Lipglass
MAC Desire Lipglass
MAC Desire Lipglass
MAC Desire Lipglass
MAC Desire Lipglass
MAC Desire Lipglass
MAC Desire Lipglass
MAC Desire Lipglass
MAC Desire Lipglass
MAC Desire Lipglass
MAC Desire Lipglass
MAC Desire Lipglass
MAC Desire Lipglass
MAC Desire Lipglass
MAC Desire Lipglass
MAC Desire Lipglass
MAC Desire Lipglass

Desire

MAC Desire Lipglass ($17.00 for 0.10 fl. oz.) is a rich burgundy red with subtle, warm undertones and a jelly-like finish. The consistency felt very smooth, almost gel-like but still moderately tacky like your typical Lipglass. It applied evenly without streaking, which was impressive given it was only semi-opaque in coverage. The issue I had with this shade was that there was noticeable color in my lip lines after application. This shade wore well for five hours and was lightly moisturizing.

FURTHER READING: Formula Overview for details on general performance and characteristics (like scent).

Formula Overview

$18.50/0.1 oz. - $185.00 Per Ounce

The Lipglass formula is supposed to be “pigmented, very shiny and can impart subtle or dramatic color” that can be worn “on its own, over lip pencil or lipstick” and will “condition lips.” MAC could use an update on the description as some shades are more pigmented than others but several are sheerer and likely intended to be that way. The formula has a very glossy, high-shine finish with a light-medium weight and moderate tackiness.

I have found that newer Lipglasses (over the last couple of years) are smoother and not quite as tacky as the formula was many years ago. They wear from three to six hours on me and are usually lightly hydrating. MAC recently updated the shade range and packaging for the range (though the formula was said to be unchanged), so worth noting is that with that packaging change came a reduction in quantity to 0.10 fl. oz. (was 0.17 fl. oz.), which may matter for some but not everyone.

Browse all of our MAC Lipglass swatches.

Ingredients

Hydrogenated polyisobutene, simmondsia chinesis (jojoba) seed oil, octyldodecanol, copernicia cerifera (carnauba) waxcopernicia cerifera ceracire de carnauba, tocopheryl acetate, cocos nuciefera (coconut) oil, orbignya oleifera (babassu) seed oil, prunus armeniaca (apricot) kernel oil, acrylates copolymer, alumina, aluminum calcium sodium silicate, calcium aluminum borosicliate, calcium sodium borosilicate, silica, synthetic fluorphlogopite, tin oxide, polyethylene [+/- Mica, titanium dioxide (CI 77891), Iron Oxides (CI 77491), Iron Oxides (CI 77492), Iron Oxides (CI 77499), Bismoth Oxychloride (CI 77163), Blue 1 Lake (CI 42090), Bronze Powder (CI 77400), Carmine (CI 75470), Copper Powder (CI 77400), Red 6 (CI 15850), (CI 17200), Yellow 5 (CI 19140), Yellow 5 Lake (CI 19140), Yellow 6 Lake (CI 15985)]

We hope you'll consider supporting Temptalia by shopping through our links below. Thanks!
Lipglass
MAC
$18.50/0.1 oz.

85%

Average

Featured Retailers
We earn commission on sales tracked from links/codes. Thanks for your support!
Makeup Look
On face:
  • Tarte Rainforest of the Sea Foundation
  • Laura Mercier Loose Translucent Powder
  • Marc Jacobs Flesh & Fantasy Air Blush
  • Estee Lauder Modern Mercury Highlighter
On eyes:
  • Tom Ford Nude Dip Eyeshadow Quad
  • Urban Decay Mushroom Eyeliner
About Reviewer
Review FAQ
Reviewer

Christine Mielke is the editor-in-chief and has been reviewing products for over 14 years.

She has normal-to-dry skin with occasional dryness on cheeks and nose. She has a light plus skintone with subtle, warmer yellow undertones (view her foundation matches here).

Learn more about her review process here.

Explore Temptalia

We're here to help you make better beauty purchases that you'll enjoy and love! We recommend signing up to take advantage of personalized features like tracking products you own, viewing dupes that you already have, and more!

Here are some useful resources for you:

Compare Any Two

Curious how two shades compare to each other? Type in the shades below to get instant side-by-side swatches!

16 Comments

Comments that do not adhere to our comment policy may be removed. Discussion and debate are highly encouraged but we expect community members to participate respectfully. Please keep discussion on-topic, and if you have general feedback, a product review request, an off-topic question, or need technical support, please contact us!

Please help us streamline the comments' section and be more efficient: double-check the post above for more basic information like pricing, availability, and so on to make sure your question wasn't answered already. Comments alerting us to typos or small errors in the post are appreciated (!) but will typically be removed after errors are fixed (unless a response is needed).

We appreciate enthusiasm for new releases but ask readers to please hold questions regarding if/when a review will be posted as we can't commit to or guarantee product reviews. We don't want to set expectations and then disappoint readers as even products that are swatched don't always end up being reviewed due to time constraints and changes in priorities! Thank you for understanding!

Comments on this post are closed.

Lovechild for sure is one I MUST get! It doesn’t appear that they messed with this shade or changed it up, thank goodness. As for all the richer, deeper shades here, I’ve got Nars x Sarah Moon Mind Game Lip Glide set. Which is chock full of deeper lip gloss shades such as these.

I adore all of these!! Holy cats so pretty!

I own rebel in the sized to go, and it’s lovely!! I love it over top of lipstick rebel for some shine and dramatics when I wear my hair in a top bun. 😄

I like all of those except the slightly iffy finish of Purple Mocha. Lovechild is lovely but I don’t think it’d show up on my lips. It’ll have to be Rebel and Desire.

We try to approve comments within 24 hours (and reply to them within 72 hours) but can sometimes get behind and appreciate your patience! 🙂 If you have general feedback, product review requests, off-topic questions, or need technical support, please contact us directly. Thank you for your patience!