MAC Sheen Supreme Lipstick Swatches, Photos, Reviews (Part 1)

MAC Sheen Supreme Lipstick
MAC Sheen Supreme Lipstick

MAC Sheen Supreme Lipstick: Bare Again, Behave Yourself, Can’t Get Enough, Can’t Resist, Full Speed

MAC Sheen Supreme Lipstick ($14.50 for 0.12 oz.) is a brand new (but permanent) range of lipsticks. According to MAC, the lipstick has strong, saturated color but comes with a modern glossed sheen, and these are moisturizing (but without tackiness). With fourteen shades in the line-up, I’ve split up them up into three parts, to control the volume of photos being downloaded per load. This post includes: Bare Again (pinky neutral beige), Behave Yourself (light blue pink), Can’t Get Enough (beige neutral), Can’t Resist (golden purplish red), and Full Speed (bright clean yellow pink).

  • Bare Again is an opaque, pinked-kissed beige with a semi-gloss finish. It is rosier than Cherish; slightly lighter than Kinda Sexy; more opaque version of Hug Me.
  • Behave Yourself is a semi-opaque, cool-toned cotton candy pink with white shimmer. This looks a little patchy and uneven on me, no matter how much I tried to get it to look soft and smooth, it just didn’t quite get there. It seems most similar to Snob but the finish is different.
  • Can’t Get Enough is a semi-opaque, white shimmered peached brown with a semi-gloss finish. It seems like a lighter version of Sweet Ever After.
  • Can’t Resist is a semi-opaque, gold shimmered berried red. It’s not quite as red as Fresh Moroccan but seems similar. It also reminded me of Rose Maiden a little.
  • Full Speed is an opaque, brightened, watermelon coral pink. It reminded me of Red full Stop (Trend F/W ’09). Perhaps if Lustering and Vegas Volt had a baby, it would look something like this.

my thoughts on the formula: Sheen Supremes are light to medium-weight lipsticks that provide some moisturization and wear for three to five hours (lighter shades like Bare Again go for three, while deeper shades like New Temptation hang on for five). Some of shades seem to settle into lip lines a bit, and as they wear and fade, settle even more into lip lines. These have a part-shine, part-gloss finish, though it is more sheen and shine than a truly glossy finish. They are vanilla-scented.

Interesting enough, these actually contain more product than regular MAC lipsticks (0.10 oz. vs. 0.12 oz.), but they are the same price. The packaging is obviously different–cylindrical, glossy black tubes with caps that close with a “click.” The glossy finish will hold fingerprints, though. If you remember the packaging from MAC’s Prolongwear Lipstick line, these are just like those, except with a glossy finish. Going back a few years, Mattenes and Slimshines had a similar relationship; these were both packaged in skinny, cylindrical tubes, and the Mattenes had a matte black finish while Slimshines had a glossy pewter-black finish.

This brings us to the inevitable comparison of the new Sheen Supremes against Slimshines. Personally, I don’t really feel these are like Slimshines. I even dug out an old Slimshine (Kissable), to see if perhaps I remembered the formula inaccurately, but no, the Slimshine was just as I remembered–very creamy, thicker, and incredibly glossy. Sheen Supremes are more like the middle ground between MAC Amplified Cremes and Slimshines–if I had to somehow force these into a box. Slimshines just had a plushier feel and look–really glossy, juicy looking finishes–and Sheen Supreme doesn’t get quite as glossy. I think the change in glossiness might be that modern take MAC was going for.

Slimshines were also amazingly moisturizing, but I still find myself needing a little balm after wearing Sheen Supremes for a few hours. I do think the Sheen Supreme formula is moisturizing, but it is not the most moisturizing formula I’ve tried. My lips feel a little dry after these wear off, which is to be expected after four to six hours of wear, but the most moisturizing lipsticks leave your lips feeling moisturizing during and at the end. With my lips in a relatively healthy state, these are plenty moisturizing enough for my needs, but if you have really dry, cracked, or chapped lips, you may still need to layer balm underneath.

MAC Sheen Supreme Lipstick Swatches, Photos, Reviews (Part 1)

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MAC Sheen Supreme Lipstick: Bare Again, Behave Yourself, Can’t Get Enough, Can’t Resist, Full Speed

MAC Sheen Supreme Lipstick
MAC Sheen Supreme Lipstick: Bare Again, Behave Yourself, Can’t Get Enough, Can’t Resist, Full Speed

MAC Sheen Supreme Lipstick
MAC Sheen Supreme Lipstick: Bare Again, Behave Yourself, Can’t Get Enough, Can’t Resist, Full Speed

MAC Sheen Supreme Lipstick
MAC Sheen Supreme Lipstick: Bare Again, Behave Yourself, Can’t Get Enough, Can’t Resist, Full Speed

MAC Sheen Supreme Lipstick
MAC Sheen Supreme Lipstick: Bare Again, Behave Yourself, Can’t Get Enough

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MAC Sheen Supreme Lipstick: Can’t Get Enough, Can’t Resist, Full Speed

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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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These colors all look great on you, Christine. Thanks for the hard work of putting all these swatches and info up. And March is just around the corner!

Thanks for the review Christine! I think I am going to get Full Speed. what did you think of the smell? I think Slimshines kind of smelled funny. Do these smell like Vanilla? i read your post a few times but i didn’t see anything about smell. Please let us know. My apologies if you have already written about this. Once again, thanks for everything that you do ๐Ÿ™‚

I think I’ll pick up Bare again! I’ve been looking for a replacement for my beloved Bare slimshine that was slightly less glossy — this looks like it’ll be perfect! Thanks for the review! ๐Ÿ˜€

Yes, I bought these. Had I not, there would have been a disclaimer. I have never felt the need to proclaim “I bought these! I bought these!” since it just feels like bragging.

All PRO stores release collections a week early, and anyone can shop these.

No, never. It would be silly to do so, IMO, because the swatch should show you just the lipstick itself – and even more importantly, should it feather or bleed, you’ll see it!

Ah I thought that but just wanted to ask cause the edges look so neat. What brush do you use? Thanks again for all the time you put in and detailed reviews

Thank you so much for the swatches! For the large collections like this and the Mega Metal Eyeshadows where you split them up, it would be more helpful if you split them by color rather than alphabetical (which is how I think you have done it). That way, when I’m specifically looking for a lighter color, I’ll be able to see all of the pictures, descriptions, and reviews together on the same page. I truly appreciate the effort you put into the blog!

I do it by alphabetical because that is the easiest way for me to ensure I have everything properly labeled ๐Ÿ™‚ Otherwise, I am bound to make many mistakes and disappoint everyone in the process! Thank you for understanding.

these are so beautiful, I honestly think that I will purchase every single one shown here! Ahh, and for the same price of lipstick with more product.. who wouldn’t!?

Maybe – but the photo itself is pretty photoshopped, so it’s really hard to know if the color adjustments they did affected the lip color, too.

So many of these are really pretty colors! I think from this group I like Can’t Get Enough and Full Speed! Both are very different colors from what I have, because I tend to stick with pale pinks, berries, or neutral pinks.

But oh my goodness…Kissable is incredible! I wonder why so many people didn’t seem to like slimshines. I’m off to go see if I can find this one!

It is there to compare the glossiness of the Slimshine finish to the sheen of the Sheen Supreme Lipsticks – Kissable is no longer available!

‘Full Speed’ is a must for me. I love ‘Lustering’ and ‘Vegas Volt’ was always a bit too orange for me. Behave Yourself is a loud-as-hell pink I must have on general principle.

Thanks for the in-depth review (and comparison to the Slimshines)! Funnily enough, I feel like I might be passing on these ones, even though they were the MAC spring launch I was the most excited for… but I do like the more “modern” finish :o)

I want Bare Again, but I think I’ll wait a little till photos crop up of it one someone with a lighter skin tone – some nudes look a lot better on tanner skin. I love the finish of these though!
And thanks for getting these up so fast, you work really fast!

Hi Christine,

Do these have the vanilla fragrance like the rest of MAC’s lip products? I’ve been wanting to try a MAC lip product, but they all seem to be scented!

wo kommt der kissable slimshine(letztes bild) her? kann ihn nicht zuordnen, auch aus der serie oder aus der peachcocky le einer? finde die farbe bei den slimeshines nicht. bitt um mail an die oben genannte mail adresse danke und einfach klasse blog

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