MAC Soft Shell, Strip 'n' Dip, Treasure Beach Lipglasses Reviews, Photos, Swatches

Soft Shell

MAC Soft Shell Lipglass ($17.50 for 0.10 oz.) is a medium, caramel brown with warm, multi-colored shimmer (though predominantly gold and bronze). It had nearly opaque pigmentation that applied smoothly and fluidly across my lips. The gloss had a light-medium thickness and weight that gave it a plusher feel, but it was also moderately tacky, which I know can be a deal-breaker for some. This shade wore well for five hours and was moisturizing while worn.

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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Strip 'n' Dip

MAC Strip ‘n’ Dip Lipglass ($17.50 for 0.10 oz.) is a medium-dark, peachy-orange with warm, reddish undertones and a fine, metallic shimmer finish. The color payoff was nearly opaque in a single layer, while the gloss had a smooth, light-medium weight texture that was tacky but not so thick or heavy that it felt like glue to me. The gloss stayed on well for five hours and was hydrating over time.

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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Ingredients

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Treasure Beach

MAC Treasure Beach Lipglass ($17.50 for 0.10 oz.) is a bright, medium-dark fuchsia pink with cool, blue undertones and fine, violet pearl. It had semi-opaque pigmentation that applied smoothly across my lips for even coverage. The gloss had a light-medium weight and thickness with moderate stickiness, though it seemed to help the product adhere and last longer as this shade wore well for almost six hours on me. THe formula felt hydrating while worn.

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

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MAC Soft Shell Lipglass

MAC Soft Shell Lipglass

MAC Soft Shell Lipglass

MAC Soft Shell Lipglass

MAC Soft Shell Lipglass

MAC Soft Shell Lipglass

MAC Soft Shell Lipglass

MAC Strip 'n' Dip Lipglass

MAC Strip 'n' Dip Lipglass

MAC Strip 'n' Dip Lipglass

MAC Strip 'n' Dip Lipglass

MAC Strip 'n' Dip Lipglass

MAC Strip 'n' Dip Lipglass

MAC Strip 'n' Dip Lipglass

MAC Treasure Beach Lipglass

MAC Treasure Beach Lipglass

MAC Treasure Beach Lipglass

MAC Treasure Beach Lipglass

MAC Treasure Beach Lipglass

MAC Treasure Beach Lipglass

MAC Treasure Beach Lipglass

Lipglass
MAC
$18.50/0.1 oz.

85%

Average

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Christine Mielke is the editor-in-chief and has been reviewing products for over 14 years.

She has normal-to-dry skin with occasional dryness on cheeks and nose. She has a light plus skintone with subtle, warmer yellow undertones (view her foundation matches here).

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Call me shocked as ….well you know, but I absolutely love Strip ‘n’ Dip! I can so see this one STAYING in my bag ALL year. Can see it adding a little fiery glow to CP Felix and MAC Morange!

Although I recently bought two Hi-Fi Shine lipglosses by UD, I haven’t bought anymore lipgloss by any brand because it never fails that my hair gets stuck on my lips when I’m wearing it and then drags a line of color across my cheek. There are a couple of pretty shades here, but I probably won’t get them for this reason. Any thoughts or advice on this? It’s annoying because I really like the look of lipgloss and I’ve always wanted a MAC Lipglass.

(Also, Treasure Beach, which is SO pretty, isn’t showing a letter grade.)

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