MAC Spark Joy, Break the Ice, Snow in Love Lipglasses Reviews & Swatches

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MAC Spark Joy Lipglass
MAC Spark Joy Lipglass
MAC Spark Joy Lipglass
MAC Spark Joy Lipglass
MAC Spark Joy Lipglass
MAC Spark Joy Lipglass
MAC Spark Joy Lipglass
MAC Spark Joy Lipglass
MAC Spark Joy Lipglass
MAC Spark Joy Lipglass
MAC Spark Joy Lipglass
MAC Spark Joy Lipglass
MAC Spark Joy Lipglass
MAC Spark Joy Lipglass
MAC Spark Joy Lipglass
MAC Spark Joy Lipglass
MAC Spark Joy Lipglass
MAC Spark Joy Lipglass
MAC Spark Joy Lipglass
MAC Spark Joy Lipglass
MAC Spark Joy Lipglass

Spark Joy

MAC Spark Joy Lipglass ($19.00 for 0.1 oz.) has a translucent, nearly clear, base with flecks of silver and white pearl throughout. It had a high-shine, sparkling finish that was luminous and made my lips look plumper as the gloss didn’t emphasize my lip lines or lip texture. The gloss had a smooth, moderately tacky consistency that was plush, thicker than most glosses on the market, but it was comfortable to wear and longer-wearing (five hours). The formula also felt hydrating.

This shade was described as “translucent white with pearl” by the brand–always nice to see some coverage descriptors!–and that was accurate. I wish MAC would be more specific with the full range of Lipglasses available!

FURTHER READING: Formula Overview for details on general performance and characteristics (like scent).

Formula Overview

$19.00/0.1 oz. - $190.00 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

Hydrogenated Polyisobutene, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil, Octyldodecanol, Copernicia Cerifera (Carnauba) Wax Copernicia Cerifera Cera Cire De Carnauba, Tocopheryl Acetate, Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Oil, Prunus Armeniaca (Apricot) Kernel Oil, Calcium Sodium Borosilicate, Aluminum Calcium Sodium Silicate, Calcium Aluminum Borosilicate, Synthetic Fluorphlogopite, Tin Oxide, Silica, Titanium/Titanium Dioxide, Alumina, Propylene Carbonate, Disteardimonium Hectorite, Ethylhexyl Hydroxystearate, Vanillin, Phenoxyethanol, [+/- Mica, Titanium Dioxide (Ci 77891), Iron Oxides (Ci 77491), Iron Oxides (Ci 77492), Iron Oxides (Ci 77499), Bismuth Oxychloride (Ci 77163), Blue 1 Lake (Ci 42090), Bronze Powder (Ci 77400), Carmine (Ci 75470), Copper Powder (Ci 77400), Red 6 (Ci 15850), Red 6 Lake (Ci 15850), Red 7 Lake (Ci 15850), Red 21 Lake (Ci 45380), Red 28 Lake (Ci 45410), Red 30 Lake (Ci 73360), Red 33 Lake (Ci 17200), Yellow 5 (Ci 19140), Yellow 5 Lake (Ci 19140), Yellow 6 Lake (Ci 15985)]

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MAC Break the Ice Lipglass
MAC Break the Ice Lipglass
MAC Break the Ice Lipglass
MAC Break the Ice Lipglass
MAC Break the Ice Lipglass
MAC Break the Ice Lipglass
MAC Break the Ice Lipglass
MAC Break the Ice Lipglass
MAC Break the Ice Lipglass
MAC Break the Ice Lipglass
MAC Break the Ice Lipglass
MAC Break the Ice Lipglass
MAC Break the Ice Lipglass
MAC Break the Ice Lipglass
MAC Break the Ice Lipglass
MAC Break the Ice Lipglass
MAC Break the Ice Lipglass
MAC Break the Ice Lipglass
MAC Break the Ice Lipglass
MAC Break the Ice Lipglass
MAC Break the Ice Lipglass

Break the Ice

MAC Break the Ice Lipglass ($19.00 for 0.1 oz.) has a translucent, peachy base with flecks of gold, pink, and peach sparkle that seemed to shift slightly. It had more semi-sheer to medium coverage with a subtle, warmer peach tint that came through on my lips when applied. The texture was smooth, light-medium in thickness but not heavy to wear, and fairly tacky (especially compared to most gloss formulas).

The formula really ranges from sheer to opaque, but the brand routinely bills the formula, generally, as pigmented and often doesn’t mitigate that with a specific shade description, unfortunately. Aside from the lack of coverage, it applied evenly, didn’t emphasize my lip lines, and wore for five hours and felt hydrating over time.

FURTHER READING: Formula Overview for details on general performance and characteristics (like scent).

Formula Overview

$19.00/0.1 oz. - $190.00 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

Hydrogenated Polyisobutene, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil, Octyldodecanol, Copernicia Cerifera (Carnauba) Wax Copernicia Cerifera Cera Cire De Carnauba, Tocopheryl Acetate, Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Oil, Prunus Armeniaca (Apricot) Kernel Oil, Calcium Sodium Borosilicate, Aluminum Calcium Sodium Silicate, Calcium Aluminum Borosilicate, Synthetic Fluorphlogopite, Tin Oxide, Silica, Titanium/Titanium Dioxide, Alumina, Propylene Carbonate, Disteardimonium Hectorite, Ethylhexyl Hydroxystearate, Vanillin, Phenoxyethanol, [+/- Mica, Titanium Dioxide (Ci 77891), Iron Oxides (Ci 77491), Iron Oxides (Ci 77492), Iron Oxides (Ci 77499), Bismuth Oxychloride (Ci 77163), Blue 1 Lake (Ci 42090), Bronze Powder (Ci 77400), Carmine (Ci 75470), Copper Powder (Ci 77400), Red 6 (Ci 15850), Red 6 Lake (Ci 15850), Red 7 Lake (Ci 15850), Red 21 Lake (Ci 45380), Red 28 Lake (Ci 45410), Red 30 Lake (Ci 73360), Red 33 Lake (Ci 17200), Yellow 5 (Ci 19140), Yellow 5 Lake (Ci 19140), Yellow 6 Lake (Ci 15985)]

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MAC Snow in Love Lipglass
MAC Snow in Love Lipglass
MAC Snow in Love Lipglass
MAC Snow in Love Lipglass
MAC Snow in Love Lipglass
MAC Snow in Love Lipglass
MAC Snow in Love Lipglass
MAC Snow in Love Lipglass
MAC Snow in Love Lipglass
MAC Snow in Love Lipglass
MAC Snow in Love Lipglass
MAC Snow in Love Lipglass
MAC Snow in Love Lipglass
MAC Snow in Love Lipglass
MAC Snow in Love Lipglass
MAC Snow in Love Lipglass
MAC Snow in Love Lipglass
MAC Snow in Love Lipglass
MAC Snow in Love Lipglass
MAC Snow in Love Lipglass
MAC Snow in Love Lipglass

Snow in Love

MAC Snow in Love Lipglass ($19.00 for 0.1 oz.) is a brighter, medium-dark coral-red with subtle, warm undertones and a mix of gold and pink pearl/faint sparkle paired with a high-shine, glossy finish. The gloss had a smooth, tackier consistency that was plush and thicker (though I didn’t find it too heavy!) that was comfortable to apply and to wear.

There was a bit of product that settled into my lip lines, though wasn’t enough to be noticeable in person due to the shiny finish. It had semi-sheer to medium color payoff, but the brand didn’t specify that, so it did fall short of the pigmentation level claimed. This shade stayed on nicely for five horus and felt moisturizing while worn.

FURTHER READING: Formula Overview for details on general performance and characteristics (like scent).

Formula Overview

$19.00/0.1 oz. - $190.00 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

Hydrogenated Polyisobutene, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil, Octyldodecanol, Copernicia Cerifera (Carnauba) Wax Copernicia Cerifera Cera Cire De Carnauba, Tocopheryl Acetate, Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Oil, Prunus Armeniaca (Apricot) Kernel Oil, Calcium Sodium Borosilicate, Aluminum Calcium Sodium Silicate, Calcium Aluminum Borosilicate, Synthetic Fluorphlogopite, Tin Oxide, Silica, Titanium/Titanium Dioxide, Alumina, Propylene Carbonate, Disteardimonium Hectorite, Ethylhexyl Hydroxystearate, Vanillin, Phenoxyethanol, [+/- Mica, Titanium Dioxide (Ci 77891), Iron Oxides (Ci 77491), Iron Oxides (Ci 77492), Iron Oxides (Ci 77499), Bismuth Oxychloride (Ci 77163), Blue 1 Lake (Ci 42090), Bronze Powder (Ci 77400), Carmine (Ci 75470), Copper Powder (Ci 77400), Red 6 (Ci 15850), Red 6 Lake (Ci 15850), Red 7 Lake (Ci 15850), Red 21 Lake (Ci 45380), Red 28 Lake (Ci 45410), Red 30 Lake (Ci 73360), Red 33 Lake (Ci 17200), Yellow 5 (Ci 19140), Yellow 5 Lake (Ci 19140), Yellow 6 Lake (Ci 15985)]

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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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Snow In Love is the perfect coral gloss for me! I know it only received a B, but I understand why. The coverage isn’t on par with MAC’s claim for it. Not a deal-breaker for me.
Spark Joy is the PRETTIEST white lipgloss I have ever seen! Unfortunately, I do already own Lustrewhite and Marbled Faun, so I should probably refrain. But this one is so much better!

I like all three of these. Of course, Snow In Love is my perfect shade as it reads more pinky/coral than coral but not sure about which one to get. I likely will go with Spark Joy. I like the name a lot, too!

Snow In Love reminds me of an old Dazzleglass I had, um, a decade ago…Rue d’Rouge!! Oh, I haven’t thought of that gloss in years.

Post-script of shame: when I say I “had” Rue d’Rouge a decade ago, I meant I bought it around then, used it for a few years, and then set it aside (in an old shopping bag, to boot) with other things that are too gross to wear but I can’t bring myself to throw away 😂

Spark Joy and Snow in Love are both so pretty. I might get both of them, a bit depending on how the other products from this edition reviews.
I like glosses for winter as my lips get quite dry and tacky formulas are something I do like.

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