MAC Scarcely Seen & Tudor Rose Lipglasses Reviews & Swatches

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MAC Scarcely Seen Lipglass
MAC Scarcely Seen Lipglass
MAC Scarcely Seen Lipglass
MAC Scarcely Seen Lipglass
MAC Scarcely Seen Lipglass
MAC Scarcely Seen Lipglass
MAC Scarcely Seen Lipglass
MAC Scarcely Seen Lipglass
MAC Scarcely Seen Lipglass
MAC Scarcely Seen Lipglass
MAC Scarcely Seen Lipglass
MAC Scarcely Seen Lipglass
MAC Scarcely Seen Lipglass
MAC Scarcely Seen Lipglass
MAC Scarcely Seen Lipglass
MAC Scarcely Seen Lipglass
MAC Scarcely Seen Lipglass
MAC Scarcely Seen Lipglass
MAC Scarcely Seen Lipglass
MAC Scarcely Seen Lipglass
MAC Scarcely Seen Lipglass

Scarcely Seen

MAC Scarcely Seen Lipglass ($18.50 for 0.10 oz.) is a pale beige with warm, peachy undertones and fine pearl and shimmer. It had semi-sheer color coverage–sheer enough that my natural lip color came through noticeably but milky enough to noticeably cover my lip freckle. The texture was lightweight, light-medium in thickness, and moderately tacky. There was a bit of color that gathered in my lip lines, but it was barely noticeable in person and only occurred in my deeper lip lines. I was impressed by the evenness of the milky color, though, as I find these types of shades (in this coverage level) often are streaky. It lasted nicely for three and a half 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.

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MAC Tudor Rose Lipglass
MAC Tudor Rose Lipglass
MAC Tudor Rose Lipglass
MAC Tudor Rose Lipglass
MAC Tudor Rose Lipglass
MAC Tudor Rose Lipglass
MAC Tudor Rose Lipglass
MAC Tudor Rose Lipglass
MAC Tudor Rose Lipglass
MAC Tudor Rose Lipglass
MAC Tudor Rose Lipglass
MAC Tudor Rose Lipglass
MAC Tudor Rose Lipglass
MAC Tudor Rose Lipglass
MAC Tudor Rose Lipglass
MAC Tudor Rose Lipglass
MAC Tudor Rose Lipglass
MAC Tudor Rose Lipglass
MAC Tudor Rose Lipglass
MAC Tudor Rose Lipglass
MAC Tudor Rose Lipglass

Tudor Rose

MAC Tudor Rose Lipglass ($18.50 for 0.10 oz.) is a rich fuchsia pink with cool, blue undertones and flecks of blue and pink sparkle. It had medium color coverage in a single layer, which drenched my lips in a noticeable pop of color and plenty of sparkle/shimmer, but it had a translucency that enabled the natural lip color to come through–looked like stained glass. The texture was smooth, spreadable, and moderately tacky, though comfortable to wear and hydrating over time. It wore well for five hours on me.

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.

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Makeup Look

On face:
  • Too Faced Born This Way Foundation
  • Laura Mercier Loose Setting Powder
  • Marc Jacobs Flesh & Fantasy Air Blush
  • Makeup Geek Celestial Highlighter
  • MAC Snowflushed Extra Dimension Skinfinish
On eyes:
  • MAC Major Win Shiny Pretty Shadow
  • MAC P for Pink Shiny Pretty Shadow
  • MAC Joy To Shiny Pretty Shadow
  • MAC Pearled Earth Eyeshadow
  • MAC Blacked Tied Eyeshadow
  • MAC French Clay Eyeshadow
  • Urban Decay Perversion 24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencil
  • MAC Midnight Toast Dazzleliner
  • MAC Just Chilling Shiny Pretty Shadow

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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MAC did a very nice job with these! Both are ultra shimmery, plus have very good application and coverage. However, having VG Taraji P. Henson Lipglass and also Brooklyn Born, I’m guessing that I don’t need either one. It’s quite possible that I have too many lip products!

They’re pretty! I feel like we see similar glosses from MAC from release to release – like they release enough that they get particularly redundant in the gloss category.

I picked up Tudor Rose after seeing it swatched. I honestly haven’t used lip glosses until about a year ago and now I find myself buying them a lot. I have to blame Pat McGrath for my new found love but I am not limiting myself to just her glosses, LOL.

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