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MAC Mischief Makers: Lipglass/Lustreglass Swatches, Reviews, Photos

MAC Mischief Makers Collection:  Lipglass/Lustreglass Sets

Every year, MAC offers up holiday kits and sets for giving and receiving.  This year, there are three lipglass/lustreglass sets, each with three lipglasses and two lustreglasses, and all of them are in miniature sizes.  MAC has them priced at $29.50 a pop, and they denote the value of the set as $35.  (Yay, they did the math for me!)  Each set is housed in cute, giftable packaging (as pictured above), so they’re incredibly easy to give as holiday gifts.

The majority of the sets contain a mix of permanently available shades, repromoted shades, and the occasional brand-spankin’-new shade.   Long-time collectors may want to take a quick glance at their stash to see if they already own a lot of the shades (or need to replace some of their old favorites).  I did notice that they repromoted quite a few shades from 2005, which is about four years ago, and I imagine some of those lipglasses may be in need of an update.

Don’t forget — if you like one of the shades that’s permanent but aren’t sure about the rest, consider purchasing it by itself and in full-size! 😉

Overall, I really did like the way these came together. My favorite set was the 5 Models Misbehaving, but I’m also often attracted to bolder lip colors, even if I seldom wear them!  5 Sexy Shenanigans was the lightest/sheerest of the three sets, while 5 Frisky Business was a good mix of soft, medium, and bold.

See swatches and shade breakdowns

Note: I didn’t purchase these as I own a lot of the repromoted shades, and it seemed awfully silly to purchase these just for photography. This means two things: 1) I will not be doing lip swatches (since I do not own all, but own enough not to merit purchasing) and 2) I’ve linked to any shades that I have photographed previously for your reference, so just click if you’d like to see the product photo.

Cruise Control, Elle, Ensign, Morning Glory, Poetic License

5 Sexy Shenanigans ($29.50 U.S. / $35.50 CDN)

  • Cruise Control is a semi-sheer, medium yellow-based pink with soft yellow shimmer. This is a new, limited edition shade exclusive to this set as far as I know.
  • Elle is a milky, pearlescent pale white-pink with soft shimmer. This is a repromote from Belle Azure (2005) and Patternmaker (2006).
  • Ensign is is a bright, medium pink that’s not a hot pink, just something bright enough to get noticed. It kind reminded me of watermelon, but a little pinker. This is a repromote from Naughty Nauticals (2008).
  • Morning Glory is a sheer, pearlescent pinky-lilac. This is part of the permanent range.
  • Poetic License is a creamy, beige-y coral. This is a repromote from Naturally Eccentric (2005) and was recently featured in palette form in the duty-free exclusive Trip II (2009).

Angelwing, Gitane, Instant Gold, Magnetique, Pinkular

5 Models Misbehaving ($29.50 U.S. / $35.50 CDN)

  • Angelwing a rich, raspberry-fuchsia with purple and copper-red shimmer. It’s like a deeper, more intense version of Magnetique (and darker overall–not as bright). This is a repromote from Madame B. (2005).
  • Gitane is a semi-opaque shade of rich, warmed-up chocolate with copper bronze. This is a repromote from D’Bohemia (2005).
  • Instant Gold is a sheer slightly yellowed gloss with lots of gold shimmer. This is part of the permanent range.
  • Magnetique is a mostly opaque deepened fuchsia-berry shade with iridescent purple pearl shimmer. This has always been one of my favorite lipglasses. This is a repromote from Belle Azure (2005), Holiday Dress Sets (2006), Nocturnelle (2006), Little Darlings Sets (2008), and A Rose Romance (2009).
  • Pinkular is as far from pink as you can get. It’s a rich, coppery shade with lots of copper sparkle–very warm. This is a repromote from Patternmaker (2006).

Beaute, Pinkarat, Silly Girl, Totally It!, Wonderstruck

5 Frisky Business ($29.50 U.S. / $35.50 CDN)

  • Beaute is a semi-sheer soft orange-y coral with multicolored shimmer. This is a repromote from D’Bohemia (2005).
  • Pinkarat is a sheer, cool-toned pale pink with gold shimmer. This is part of the permanent range.
  • Silly Girl is a gilded peachy-gold with gold shimmer. This is a repromote from Balloonacy (2007).
  • Totally It is a bright pop of hot pink with matching pink shimmer. This is a repromote from Fafi (2008).
  • Wonderstruck is a semi-sheer medium pink with a little raspberry tone and silverish shimmer. This is part of the permanent range.


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Rita Avatar

I bought the Frisky Businesses today. Lovely colours, though I haven’t tried them on yet. I think I’d also like the Models Misbehaving colours, because they are more opaque, but I already have Magnetique, and I don’t want another one of it.

Brandi Avatar

Ooohhhhhhhh girl you’re good!

I love the “5 Models Behaving Badly” set! Sexy Shenanigans isn’t bad either!

Thanks so much for showing these!

Ann Avatar

These are all so pretty! If I actually bothered to wear lipgloss I’d get them. I love the look of lipgloss I just hate the fact that whenever the wind blows I get gloss in my hair. Never a good thing =(

margot Avatar

I just bought one of the sets of lipglass/lustreglass, I got the lightest kit, since I love those kinds of colours. GOD online shopping should not exist !! As soon as I saw this post, Christine, I went on the website and splurged T___T well at least I’ll be happy when it arrives !!

amy Avatar

My favourite set is Models Misbehaving because Angelwing and Magentique are very lovely and bright, but I think I will skip all of Mischief Makers, as nothing really stops my heart and says I must get it. Finally a break from MAC! I can either save some money and experience some goodies from other brands.

Jennifer Avatar

I rather like the first one (while nothing different going on ) because I’d wear all the colors, which would make a set like that worth it to me. The second set I’d only wear the berry and fuchsia colors from it but the rest meh they wouldn’t look good on me. The third set I’d wear all but “Silly Girl.” Although I guess it would look good over a red or pink lipstick… The last set is more exciting so first and third would be ones I’d consider…

laura Avatar

Angelwing is definetly my favorite, cool colored glitter is my weakness! i wonder why more companies don’t use blue glitter, it’s a bit juvenile but makes your teeth look whiter (supposedly) and is such a funky way to get all the attention on your lips!

Christy Avatar

I love Sexy Shenanigans, but all 3 are pretty gorgeous. Amazingly even though I’ve been a MAC collector for 15 years, out of all 3 sets, I only have Magnetique and Totally It. I think I’ll have to drag my BF to MAC tomorrow. 😉

Elizabeth Avatar

I wonder why they keep repromoting Magnetique? I have two already, and it doesn’t look good on me, and I’m not sure who it WOULD look good on.

glitter princess Avatar

Magnetique is a beautiful colour i have gotten complements when i wear this colour i only got 1! and am trying to not spend money on thr xmas collections so will wait once its repromoted im of asian skintone (nc35/nc40)

Kerry Avatar

Hey christine 🙂 Ive only really become obsessed with makeup in the past 5 months or so and im only 14 but for christmas would love to get some stuff from mac.. what would you recommend for a starter kit? would you say these kits are a good idea? they look so pretty 🙂 lol thanks xox

Chiara Avatar

I love the Models misbehaving one, but I won’t got it because I don’t get the opportunity to wear bright lip colors very often. I’ll probably get one of the other 2 sets.

Christine Avatar

Wow, there are a ton of glosses, LOL.

With the first set, I think they’d be really nice with shades like Hug Me, Plink!, Creme Cup, Lustering, and Sweetie. For Models Misbehaving, I like shades like Hue, Honeyflower, Russian Red, and New York Apple (and I like these glosses on their own a lot, too). For the Frisky Business set, I’d recommend shades like Velvet Teddy, Cherish, Vegas Volt, Craving, and Shy Girl.

Tierra Avatar

Fortunately I only have a few mac glosses (*cough* 8) but they’re all almost empty T.T, but that just means I can get me some new ones ^^ So that means ima be broke, but my lips will look gloooooossy whoooot!

DonnaN Avatar

Thanks for swatching these…..I had fell out of the MAC bandwagon, and was not at all familiar with LIPGLASS, so I think this would be a great way to try them out. I can’t decide between the Sexy Shenanigans or the Frisky Business groupings…..UGH!

Margarett Avatar

I did not even look at them when I was in the MAC store this week. Now I am going to go back and get them for myself as a b-day present. I really want 5 models behaving badly. I love all of the colors in the set.

Black Q Tee Avatar

I bought all these as well. Surprisingly the numerous glosses that I own, I dont own many lipglasses, and I dont own not one lustreglass, I do have alot of dazzleglasses and dazzleglass cremes. When I received these, I absolutely love every last one of these. I am super excited for these. I love love love angel wing and instant gold.

Sarain Avatar

I am running out of Elle that I still have from the Belle Azure collection 4 years ago. It’s the very first mac product I bought. Anywhoo I am really excited it’s out again but I’m not really feeling the other colors in the sexy shenanigans set. Do you know of a dupe for it in the permanent collection?

Andrya Avatar

Temptalia, THANK YOU for these great swatches! I wanted to get one of these sets for my boyfriend’s sister as a Christmas gift, but wasn’t sure which one. I think I’m torn between Models Misbehaving and Frisky Business. I know she’s a gloss girl, but she tends to wear very neutrally glosses. I’ve told her before that she has a great complexion and would look great in bolder colors and she seemed interested in that, so from that I lean toward Models Misbehaving. But since she always wears more subdued, neutrally colors, I lean toward Frisky Business! She has a beautiful olive complexion with dark hair and eyes, and a medium tan (her complexion is quite like yours, to be honest!). Decisions, decisions!

Dorie Avatar

I bought 2 of these sets, the Sexy Shenanigans for myself and the Frisky Business for a friend. (I’m rather pale for bold colors, though I was attracted to Pinkular) I was suprised at how much I LOVE Elle! I thought it would be a sheer wash of color, but unlike the other glosses, it goes on so smooth, and the shimmer is so subtle and flattering. And now I find out it was a repromote! Now I’m worried if I lose it (as is my lip gloss habit) or use it up and not be able to find a replacement!!! =(

leslie Avatar

Hey Christine!

I was going to get Instant Gold but i wasn’t sure what nude/brownish to go under it. What do you suggest?( I’m NC42 studio fix,dk.brown hair and eyes)I NEVER wear beige or nude stuff and i wanted to try something different.I ALWAYS go for berry tones, it justs brings my face to life!

Ferarri Avatar

Sorry, I am new to MAC. I just bought a 6 tubes set of Estee Lauder Gloss to Go. They are 4.6ml/.15 fl oz each. The regular Estee lipgloss is 6ml each. How big is MAc regular lipglass? How big are the minature ones? I stay far away from a MAC store and would like to find out if it is worth buying the models misbehaving set. Thanks A Lot and Happy New Year to All!

Helen Li Avatar

Hi. Does anyone know where or when you can get the full sized glosses from the Sexy Shenanigans collection? None of them seem to be in the regular line… other than Morning Glory, and I really want the full sizes of Elle, Cruise Control, and Ensign!

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