MAC Marcel Wanders: Lip Gloss Review, Photos, Swatches

MAC Marcel Wanders Lip Gloss
Lip Gloss: Aleydis, Beatrix, Gertruyd, Mary

MAC Marcel Wanders: Lip Gloss

MAC Marcel Wanders Lip Glosses ($22.00 for 0.09 oz.) include four new, exclusive, and limited edition shades: Aleydis (fuchsia), Beatrix (golden nude), Gertruyd (blackened red), and Mary (light gold).

The texture of these is extremely similar to LORAC’s 3D Multiplex Lip Gloss. It is a smooth, creamy formula that’s not thick or thin. It’s non-sticky but doesn’t disappear instantly; I’ve been wearing Beatrix for three hours now (no eating/drinking), and it’s mostly there. They do not contain quite as much shimmer as the 3D Lip Glosses, though. The formula also reminded me of MAC’s 3D Lipglasses (ha, ha) that came out eons ago. They’re smoother than Cremesheen Glass, but they have a similar look–just more pigmented.Β  They have a brush-type applicator.

  • Aleydis is a semi-sheer, blue-based medium fuchsia pink with icy fuchsia micro-shimmer. As far as MAC permanent dupes go, though, Extra Amps would be the closest, but a bit more blue-based. Kind of like a low voltage version of Hot House. Very similar to Revenge is Sweet, too!Β  Dead-ringer for Radiant Jewels/Creme Allure… (both are more pigmented).
  • Beatrix is a semi-sheer beige base with melon gold shimmer. It reminded me of a sheerer version of Strange Potion Lipglass–not quite as pink. Also similar to Girl’s Delight.
  • Gertruyd is a semi-sheer, reddened burgundy with light pink sparkle. It’s similar to Ornamental–not quite as copper, though.
  • Mary is a sheer, almost milky nude with lots of melon-gold shimmer. It’s a little less yellow than Instant Gold. It’s a little more melon and less pigmented than NARS Albatross.

The way the glosses feel as well as how they are packaged makes me lump them in with products like Dazzleglass, Cremesheen Glass, etc. For price comparison, I think it is appropriate to look at that category, too, and not Lipglass so much. (For the record, I do think that Dazzleglasses should contain more per tube–they are far under what I would expect.) Dazzleglasses are $18 for 0.06 oz., while Cremesheen Glasses are $18 for 0.09 oz. These are $22 for 0.09 oz. You are paying more, but the pricing does not seem as out-of-line as when you compare Lipglasses ($14.50 for 0.17 oz.) against them.

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  • Product: 28/30
  • Value: 6/10
  • Ease of Use: 4/5
  • Packaging: 4/5

RECOMMENDATION: If you don’t mind more shimmer, you may want to consider LORAC’s 3D Lip Glosses–more product, same price.

AVAILABILITY: MAC on November 24th

MAC Marcel Wanders Lip Gloss
Lip Gloss: Aleydis, Beatrix, Gertruyd, Mary

MAC Marcel Wanders Lip Gloss
Lip Gloss: Aleydis, Beatrix, Gertruyd, Mary

MAC Marcel Wanders Lip Gloss
Lip Gloss: Aleydis, Beatrix, Gertruyd, Mary

MAC Marcel Wanders Lip Gloss
Lip Gloss: Aleydis, Gertruyd, Beatrix, Mary

MAC Marcel Wanders Lip Gloss
Lip Gloss: Aleydis, Gertruyd

MAC Marcel Wanders Lip Gloss
Lip Gloss: Beatrix, Mary

MAC Marcel Wanders Lip Gloss
MAC Aleydis Lip Gloss

MAC Marcel Wanders Lip Gloss
MAC Aleydis Lip Gloss

MAC Marcel Wanders Lip Gloss
MAC Beatrix Lip Gloss

MAC Marcel Wanders Lip Gloss
MAC Beatrix Lip Gloss

MAC Marcel Wanders Lip Gloss
MAC Gertruyd Lip Gloss

MAC Marcel Wanders Lip Gloss
MAC Gertruyd Lip Gloss

MAC Marcel Wanders Lip Gloss
MAC Mary Lip Gloss

MAC Marcel Wanders Lip Gloss
MAC Mary Lip Gloss

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when Beatrix is applied to the lips, is it very similar to Strange Potion do you think? I already have Strange Potion so I wouldn’t want to get something thats almost the same πŸ˜›

For some reason, I hate the caps on these lip glosses. All of the colors are easy to dupe and $22 is a lot for one lip gloss, so it will be easy to skip these. Thanks for the helpful review!

Is it doe-foot or brush applicator? πŸ™‚ I love my MAC glosses but, these don’t call out to me.. and I’m a lip gloss fiend! I will be waiting for future collections though! πŸ™‚ My heart is looking forward to champale or something with tons of nudes/baby pink/pale colors! πŸ™‚

I usually always go for the darker colours but in this case I like Beatrix best …. will definitely want to see these in person. Not sure if I’ll actually get one.

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