MAC Spite, Steel Kiss, Bittersweet Me, Chestnut Lipglasses Reviews, Photos, Swatches

01/06

MAC Spite Lipglass
MAC Spite Lipglass
MAC Spite Lipglass
MAC Spite Lipglass
MAC Spite Lipglass
MAC Spite Lipglass
MAC Spite Lipglass
MAC Spite Lipglass
MAC Spite Lipglass
MAC Spite Lipglass
MAC Spite Lipglass
MAC Spite Lipglass
MAC Spite Lipglass
MAC Spite Lipglass
MAC Spite Lipglass
MAC Spite Lipglass
MAC Spite Lipglass
MAC Spite Lipglass

Spite

MAC Spite Lipglass ($17.00 for 0.10 fl. oz.) is a muted, medium taupe brown with rosy undertones and fine pearl. It had nearly opaque color coverage that applied evnely with just a smidgen of color that was visible in my deeper lip lines. The consistency was almost so smooth that it was creamy, but it was slightly thicker than your average gloss and moderately tacky. It wore well for five and a half hours on me and was lightly hydrating.

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 find 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.

Formula Overview

$17.50/0.1 oz. - $175.00 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 chinesis (jojoba) seed oil, octyldodecanol, copernicia cerifera (carnauba) waxcopernicia cerifera ceracire de carnauba, tocopheryl acetate, cocos nuciefera (coconut) oil, orbignya oleifera (babassu) seed oil, prunus armeniaca (apricot) kernel oil, acrylates copolymer, alumina, aluminum calcium sodium silicate, calcium aluminum borosicliate, calcium sodium borosilicate, silica, synthetic fluorphlogopite, tin oxide, polyethylene [+/- Mica, titanium dioxide (CI 77891), Iron Oxides (CI 77491), Iron Oxides (CI 77492), Iron Oxides (CI 77499), Bismoth Oxychloride (CI 77163), Blue 1 Lake (CI 42090), Bronze Powder (CI 77400), Carmine (CI 75470), Copper Powder (CI 77400), Red 6 (CI 15850), (CI 17200), Yellow 5 (CI 19140), Yellow 5 Lake (CI 19140), Yellow 6 Lake (CI 15985)]

01/12

MAC Steel Kiss Lipglass
MAC Steel Kiss Lipglass
MAC Steel Kiss Lipglass
MAC Steel Kiss Lipglass
MAC Steel Kiss Lipglass
MAC Steel Kiss Lipglass
MAC Steel Kiss Lipglass
MAC Steel Kiss Lipglass
MAC Steel Kiss Lipglass
MAC Steel Kiss Lipglass
MAC Steel Kiss Lipglass
MAC Steel Kiss Lipglass
MAC Steel Kiss Lipglass
MAC Steel Kiss Lipglass
MAC Steel Kiss Lipglass
MAC Steel Kiss Lipglass
MAC Steel Kiss Lipglass
MAC Steel Kiss Lipglass
MAC Steel Kiss Lipglass
MAC Steel Kiss Lipglass
MAC Steel Kiss Lipglass
MAC Steel Kiss Lipglass
MAC Steel Kiss Lipglass
MAC Steel Kiss Lipglass
MAC Steel Kiss Lipglass
MAC Steel Kiss Lipglass
MAC Steel Kiss Lipglass
MAC Steel Kiss Lipglass
MAC Steel Kiss Lipglass
MAC Steel Kiss Lipglass
MAC Steel Kiss Lipglass
MAC Steel Kiss Lipglass
MAC Steel Kiss Lipglass
MAC Steel Kiss Lipglass
MAC Steel Kiss Lipglass
MAC Steel Kiss Lipglass

Steel Kiss

MAC Steel Kiss Lipglass ($17.00 for 0.10 fl. oz.) is a muted, medium-dark taupe brown with warmer undertones and multi-colored pearl. It had semi-opaque coverage with a lot of shimmer, which helped give the gloss a smoother, more even application that was easy to wear on its own or layer over another lip color. The texture was light-medium in weight, tacky but not goopy, and smooth going on. The gloss stayed on well for five hours and was lightly moisturizing.

Formula Overview

$17.50/0.1 oz. - $175.00 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 chinesis (jojoba) seed oil, octyldodecanol, copernicia cerifera (carnauba) waxcopernicia cerifera ceracire de carnauba, tocopheryl acetate, cocos nuciefera (coconut) oil, orbignya oleifera (babassu) seed oil, prunus armeniaca (apricot) kernel oil, acrylates copolymer, alumina, aluminum calcium sodium silicate, calcium aluminum borosicliate, calcium sodium borosilicate, silica, synthetic fluorphlogopite, tin oxide, polyethylene [+/- Mica, titanium dioxide (CI 77891), Iron Oxides (CI 77491), Iron Oxides (CI 77492), Iron Oxides (CI 77499), Bismoth Oxychloride (CI 77163), Blue 1 Lake (CI 42090), Bronze Powder (CI 77400), Carmine (CI 75470), Copper Powder (CI 77400), Red 6 (CI 15850), (CI 17200), Yellow 5 (CI 19140), Yellow 5 Lake (CI 19140), Yellow 6 Lake (CI 15985)]

01/06

MAC Bittersweet Me Lipglass
MAC Bittersweet Me Lipglass
MAC Bittersweet Me Lipglass
MAC Bittersweet Me Lipglass
MAC Bittersweet Me Lipglass
MAC Bittersweet Me Lipglass
MAC Bittersweet Me Lipglass
MAC Bittersweet Me Lipglass
MAC Bittersweet Me Lipglass
MAC Bittersweet Me Lipglass
MAC Bittersweet Me Lipglass
MAC Bittersweet Me Lipglass
MAC Bittersweet Me Lipglass
MAC Bittersweet Me Lipglass
MAC Bittersweet Me Lipglass
MAC Bittersweet Me Lipglass
MAC Bittersweet Me Lipglass
MAC Bittersweet Me Lipglass

Bittersweet Me

MAC Bittersweet Me Lipglass ($17.00 for 0.10 fl. oz.) is a muted, medium-dark brown with warm, red undertones and a cream finish. It had semi-opaque pigmentation, which was somewhat buildable to opaque coverage, but it was hard to get the color to apply evenly in places. The texture was smooth, almost gel-like, and looked very plush and glossy on the lips. This shade wore well for four and a half hours on me and was lightly moisturizing over time.

Formula Overview

$17.50/0.1 oz. - $175.00 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 chinesis (jojoba) seed oil, octyldodecanol, copernicia cerifera (carnauba) waxcopernicia cerifera ceracire de carnauba, tocopheryl acetate, cocos nuciefera (coconut) oil, orbignya oleifera (babassu) seed oil, prunus armeniaca (apricot) kernel oil, acrylates copolymer, alumina, aluminum calcium sodium silicate, calcium aluminum borosicliate, calcium sodium borosilicate, silica, synthetic fluorphlogopite, tin oxide, polyethylene [+/- Mica, titanium dioxide (CI 77891), Iron Oxides (CI 77491), Iron Oxides (CI 77492), Iron Oxides (CI 77499), Bismoth Oxychloride (CI 77163), Blue 1 Lake (CI 42090), Bronze Powder (CI 77400), Carmine (CI 75470), Copper Powder (CI 77400), Red 6 (CI 15850), (CI 17200), Yellow 5 (CI 19140), Yellow 5 Lake (CI 19140), Yellow 6 Lake (CI 15985)]

01/06

MAC Chestnut Lipglass
MAC Chestnut Lipglass
MAC Chestnut Lipglass
MAC Chestnut Lipglass
MAC Chestnut Lipglass
MAC Chestnut Lipglass
MAC Chestnut Lipglass
MAC Chestnut Lipglass
MAC Chestnut Lipglass
MAC Chestnut Lipglass
MAC Chestnut Lipglass
MAC Chestnut Lipglass
MAC Chestnut Lipglass
MAC Chestnut Lipglass
MAC Chestnut Lipglass
MAC Chestnut Lipglass
MAC Chestnut Lipglass
MAC Chestnut Lipglass

Chestnut

MAC Chestnut Lipglass ($17.00 for 0.10 fl. oz.) is a deep, plummy brown with neutral-to-cool undertones and a cream finish. It had semi-opaque pigmentation, which covered the lips somewhat evenly with only a bit of color that gathered in my lip lines (fairly impressive given how dark the shade was). The consistency was slightly thinner than the average Lipglass, moderately tacky, and smooth. The gloss wore well for five hours and was lightly hydrating.

Formula Overview

$17.50/0.1 oz. - $175.00 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 chinesis (jojoba) seed oil, octyldodecanol, copernicia cerifera (carnauba) waxcopernicia cerifera ceracire de carnauba, tocopheryl acetate, cocos nuciefera (coconut) oil, orbignya oleifera (babassu) seed oil, prunus armeniaca (apricot) kernel oil, acrylates copolymer, alumina, aluminum calcium sodium silicate, calcium aluminum borosicliate, calcium sodium borosilicate, silica, synthetic fluorphlogopite, tin oxide, polyethylene [+/- Mica, titanium dioxide (CI 77891), Iron Oxides (CI 77491), Iron Oxides (CI 77492), Iron Oxides (CI 77499), Bismoth Oxychloride (CI 77163), Blue 1 Lake (CI 42090), Bronze Powder (CI 77400), Carmine (CI 75470), Copper Powder (CI 77400), Red 6 (CI 15850), (CI 17200), Yellow 5 (CI 19140), Yellow 5 Lake (CI 19140), Yellow 6 Lake (CI 15985)]

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Makeup Look

On face:
  • Tarte Rainforest of the Sea Foundation
  • Laura Mercier Loose Translucent Powder
  • Marc Jacobs Flesh & Fantasy Air Blush
  • Estee Lauder Modern Mercury Highlighter
On eyes:
  • Tom Ford Nude Dip Eyeshadow Quad
  • Urban Decay Mushroom Eyeliner

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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Omg I love steel kiss! Too bad it’s tacky since I cant stand those & it’s not very hair friendly especially in the summer time. A lot the dupes don’t have the same look or effect with the shimmers either… 🙁

Well, spite has definitely changed from the old days! It used to be a more gray mauve with no shimmer! it was pretty unusual for those times and I remember putting up with the sticky formula for the color…I have since moved on from the gray lip look but I am thinking some old fans will be nostalgic, if not a little sad even 🙂

Pretty but probably all not for me. Bitteresweet Me might be workable if I had a tan but it’s hella rare that happens.

These colors will be perfect for late summer into early autumn. They’ll go well with boho fashion, bronzey makeup, metallic accessories.

Even though I DESPISE what MAC did with their repackaging of these (RIPOFF!!!?), I’m going to have to get Spite, Bittersweet Me and a toss up between Explicit and Steel Kiss! These look fabulous!

I really like the opaqueness of the first one and last two most of all, but I also like the pearly almost metallic look of the second one, all 4 look good and would be pretty on most skin tones I think.

These glosses are beautiful. I would order all 4 in a heartbeat but I can’t stand the tackiness of MAC’s glosses. BTW, your makeup look is stunning.

Chestnut is screaming my name! So my color… I am happy these are permanent so I can think about it. I love glosses but I not use them that often. :/

I really like the MAC gloss formulation, my favourite among glosses in fact.
I like all of these, but I don’t think Chestnut is for me, the other three tough!
I think I’ll start with Spite or Steel Kiss.
The only thing talking against these would be the new packaging containing a bit less, if I remember right. Does anyone know, by the way if there’s more plastic in the new containers compared to the old ones?

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