MAC Lustrewhite, Gal Friday, Goldfinch, C-Thru Lipglasses Reviews, Photos, Swatches

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MAC Lustrewhite Lipglass
MAC Lustrewhite Lipglass
MAC Lustrewhite Lipglass
MAC Lustrewhite Lipglass
MAC Lustrewhite Lipglass
MAC Lustrewhite Lipglass
MAC Lustrewhite Lipglass
MAC Lustrewhite Lipglass
MAC Lustrewhite Lipglass
MAC Lustrewhite Lipglass
MAC Lustrewhite Lipglass
MAC Lustrewhite Lipglass
MAC Lustrewhite Lipglass
MAC Lustrewhite Lipglass
MAC Lustrewhite Lipglass
MAC Lustrewhite Lipglass
MAC Lustrewhite Lipglass
MAC Lustrewhite Lipglass

Lustrewhite

MAC Lustrewhite Lipglass ($17.00 for 0.10 fl. oz.) is a clear gloss with fine white pearl and larger, white sparkle. (Thankfully, MAC listed this one as “clear-glazed with white sparkle,” so the sheerness was as expected.) It had a slightly thinner consistency compared to most of the Lipglasses, though it was still noticeably tackky on the lips. It had semi-sheer coverage with respect to the amount of shimmer in the product. The gloss wore well for three and a half hours and was lightly hydrating.

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)]

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MAC Gal Friday Lipglass
MAC Gal Friday Lipglass
MAC Gal Friday Lipglass
MAC Gal Friday Lipglass
MAC Gal Friday Lipglass
MAC Gal Friday Lipglass
MAC Gal Friday Lipglass
MAC Gal Friday Lipglass
MAC Gal Friday Lipglass
MAC Gal Friday Lipglass
MAC Gal Friday Lipglass
MAC Gal Friday Lipglass
MAC Gal Friday Lipglass
MAC Gal Friday Lipglass
MAC Gal Friday Lipglass
MAC Gal Friday Lipglass
MAC Gal Friday Lipglass
MAC Gal Friday Lipglass

Gal Friday

MAC Gal Friday Lipglass ($17.00 for 0.10 fl. oz.) is a pale, grayish white base with iridescent pink shimmer that gave the gloss a subtle shift from fiery coral to cool pink. MAC described this one as “pink iridescent clear,” though it was sheer–there was a definite lightening of my natural lip color from the base of the gloss, plus noticeable shimmer. Some of the milkier base color pulled into my lip lines, though it wasn’t as bad as I would have expected given the lightness of the color. The gloss wore well for three hours and was lightly hydrating.

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)]

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MAC Goldfinch Lipglass
MAC Goldfinch Lipglass
MAC Goldfinch Lipglass
MAC Goldfinch Lipglass
MAC Goldfinch Lipglass
MAC Goldfinch Lipglass
MAC Goldfinch Lipglass
MAC Goldfinch Lipglass
MAC Goldfinch Lipglass
MAC Goldfinch Lipglass
MAC Goldfinch Lipglass
MAC Goldfinch Lipglass
MAC Goldfinch Lipglass
MAC Goldfinch Lipglass
MAC Goldfinch Lipglass
MAC Goldfinch Lipglass
MAC Goldfinch Lipglass
MAC Goldfinch Lipglass

Goldfinch

MAC Goldfinch Lipglass ($17.00 for 0.10 fl. oz.) is a sheer, light yellow base paired with a moderate amount of light-medium, yellow gold shimmer. The gloss lightened my natural lip color, and between the base and the shimmer, it had medium coverage (my lip freckle wasn’t that noticeable!). The texture was smooth–couldn’t feel the shimmer at all–and moderately tacky. This shade wore well for four hours and was lightly hydrating.

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)]

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MAC C-Thru Lipglass
MAC C-Thru Lipglass
MAC C-Thru Lipglass
MAC C-Thru Lipglass
MAC C-Thru Lipglass
MAC C-Thru Lipglass
MAC C-Thru Lipglass
MAC C-Thru Lipglass
MAC C-Thru Lipglass
MAC C-Thru Lipglass
MAC C-Thru Lipglass
MAC C-Thru Lipglass
MAC C-Thru Lipglass
MAC C-Thru Lipglass
MAC C-Thru Lipglass
MAC C-Thru Lipglass
MAC C-Thru Lipglass
MAC C-Thru Lipglass

C-Thru

MAC C-Thru Lipglass ($17.00 for 0.10 fl. oz.) is a light peach with warm, orange undertones and fine gold pearl. It had semi-opaque color payoff that applied without too much streaking, but a lot of the color pulled into my lip lines and stayed there. The texture was smooth, moderately tacky, and comfortable to wear over the four and a half hours it lasted. It seemed slightly less opaque than the original formula (but mine was from a few years ago).

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)]

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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
On lips:
  • MAC Lustrewhite Lipglass

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 used to have a gloss like c-thru when I was much younger. It looked so terrible on me and streaky but I wore it anyhow cause someone gave it to me and it was “in”. LOL @ my 16 yr old self. When everyone tells you something looks good, trust yourself more!

Hmm…I think the only one that I’m remotely tempted to try is Lustrewhite. It looks like it would give an underlying lipstick a lovely icy cool glow for summertime. Especially over a peach or other lighter warm shade. It’s a “maybe”!

Lustrewhite and Goldfinch for me, please. I like sheer glosses when they are also very shimmery so these are perfect.

I heard somewhere that Lustrewhite is only available for a limited amount of time.

Genuinely hope that isn’t the case because it is my absolute favourite MAC lipgloss.

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