MAC Warm Ice, Holiday Crush, Shimmer & Spice Snow Ball Lipsticks Reviews, Photos, Swatches

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MAC Warm Ice Lipstick
MAC Warm Ice Lipstick
MAC Warm Ice Lipstick
MAC Warm Ice Lipstick
MAC Warm Ice Lipstick
MAC Warm Ice Lipstick
MAC Warm Ice Lipstick
MAC Warm Ice Lipstick
MAC Warm Ice Lipstick
MAC Warm Ice Lipstick
MAC Warm Ice Lipstick
MAC Warm Ice Lipstick
MAC Warm Ice Lipstick
MAC Warm Ice Lipstick
MAC Warm Ice Lipstick
MAC Warm Ice Lipstick
MAC Warm Ice Lipstick
MAC Warm Ice Lipstick

Warm Ice

MAC Warm Ice Lipstick ($17.50 for 0.10 oz.) is a muted, medium gold with warmer undertones and a metallic sheen. It had semi-opaque pigmentation that wasn’t buildable to full coverage. The texture was smooth, lightly emollient, and easy to work with as the lipstick glided across lips with ease. Despite the strong sheen, it did not seem prone to emphasizing the texture of my lips. It wore well for four hours and was non-drying.

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

Formula Overview

$20.00/0.1 oz. - $200.00 Per Ounce

MAC Lipstick comes in a variety of finishes, and the pigmentation and wear tend to be dependent on the finish. The sheer finishes, like Lustres, tend to wear for only a couple of hours and have sheer coverage (as designed) and are non-drying.

Some of the original Matte shades have a stiffer, drier formula, while newer ones have a more velvety, silicone-feel to them, and the latter are creamier, more comfortable to wear, and easier to apply, but most Matte shades are quite pigmented and long-wearing, though some are drying.

The Amplified and Satin finishes tend to have good pigmentation, lightly creamy to moderately creamy consistencies with a bit of shine, and moderate to long wear with deeper, richer shades wearing longer. The Frost and Metallic finishes have the most variance between shades with coverage ranging from semi-sheer to opaque with average wear and non-drying to slightly drying formulas. All MAC lipsticks are vanilla-scented but have no discernible taste.

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MAC Holiday Crush Lipstick
MAC Holiday Crush Lipstick
MAC Holiday Crush Lipstick
MAC Holiday Crush Lipstick
MAC Holiday Crush Lipstick
MAC Holiday Crush Lipstick
MAC Holiday Crush Lipstick
MAC Holiday Crush Lipstick
MAC Holiday Crush Lipstick
MAC Holiday Crush Lipstick
MAC Holiday Crush Lipstick
MAC Holiday Crush Lipstick
MAC Holiday Crush Lipstick
MAC Holiday Crush Lipstick
MAC Holiday Crush Lipstick
MAC Holiday Crush Lipstick
MAC Holiday Crush Lipstick
MAC Holiday Crush Lipstick

Holiday Crush

MAC Holiday Crush Lipstick ($17.50 for 0.10 oz.) is a medium-dark gold with warm, brownundertones and a metallic sheen. It had semi-opaque color payoff that applied evenly across the lips. The consistency was lightweight, thin but not clingy, and creamy enough to glide on without tugging but did not feel slippery on the lips during wear. This shade stayed on well for four hours and was neither drying nor hydrating.

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

Formula Overview

$20.00/0.1 oz. - $200.00 Per Ounce

MAC Lipstick comes in a variety of finishes, and the pigmentation and wear tend to be dependent on the finish. The sheer finishes, like Lustres, tend to wear for only a couple of hours and have sheer coverage (as designed) and are non-drying.

Some of the original Matte shades have a stiffer, drier formula, while newer ones have a more velvety, silicone-feel to them, and the latter are creamier, more comfortable to wear, and easier to apply, but most Matte shades are quite pigmented and long-wearing, though some are drying.

The Amplified and Satin finishes tend to have good pigmentation, lightly creamy to moderately creamy consistencies with a bit of shine, and moderate to long wear with deeper, richer shades wearing longer. The Frost and Metallic finishes have the most variance between shades with coverage ranging from semi-sheer to opaque with average wear and non-drying to slightly drying formulas. All MAC lipsticks are vanilla-scented but have no discernible taste.

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MAC Shimmer and Spice Lipstick
MAC Shimmer and Spice Lipstick
MAC Shimmer and Spice Lipstick
MAC Shimmer and Spice Lipstick
MAC Shimmer and Spice Lipstick
MAC Shimmer and Spice Lipstick
MAC Shimmer and Spice Lipstick
MAC Shimmer and Spice Lipstick
MAC Shimmer and Spice Lipstick
MAC Shimmer and Spice Lipstick
MAC Shimmer and Spice Lipstick
MAC Shimmer and Spice Lipstick
MAC Shimmer and Spice Lipstick
MAC Shimmer and Spice Lipstick
MAC Shimmer and Spice Lipstick
MAC Shimmer and Spice Lipstick
MAC Shimmer and Spice Lipstick
MAC Shimmer and Spice Lipstick

Shimmer and Spice

MAC Shimmer and Spice Lipstick ($17.50 for 0.10 oz.) is a medium-dark, reddish plum with warm undertones and multi-colored sparkle and micro-glitter. It had semi-sheer to medium, buildable coverage with a moderately emollient consistency that had noticeable slip once applied. I could feel the edges of the sparkles in the lipstick as I applied it, though they did not feel rough or scratchy. It went on fairly evenly, despite the sheerness and slip. On me, it lasted for four hours and was neither drying nor hydrating.

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

Formula Overview

$20.00/0.1 oz. - $200.00 Per Ounce

MAC Lipstick comes in a variety of finishes, and the pigmentation and wear tend to be dependent on the finish. The sheer finishes, like Lustres, tend to wear for only a couple of hours and have sheer coverage (as designed) and are non-drying.

Some of the original Matte shades have a stiffer, drier formula, while newer ones have a more velvety, silicone-feel to them, and the latter are creamier, more comfortable to wear, and easier to apply, but most Matte shades are quite pigmented and long-wearing, though some are drying.

The Amplified and Satin finishes tend to have good pigmentation, lightly creamy to moderately creamy consistencies with a bit of shine, and moderate to long wear with deeper, richer shades wearing longer. The Frost and Metallic finishes have the most variance between shades with coverage ranging from semi-sheer to opaque with average wear and non-drying to slightly drying formulas. All MAC lipsticks are vanilla-scented but have no discernible taste.

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Makeup Look

On face:
  • Guerlain Parure Gold Foundation
  • Laura Mercier Loose Translucent Powder
  • MAC Happy Go Dazzingly Opalescent Highlighter
  • MAC Here Comes Joy Opalescent Highlighter

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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Wow C+!!! This is the only lipstick I bought and I love it especially on top of MAC burgundy lip liner. On me it definitely has more opaque coverage.

I have Shimmer & Spice coming on Friday, hoping mine isn’t as slippery. But the color and packaging is so pretty, I can just add a lip liner to it

The only lipstick from this collection that I bought (so far) is Shimmer & Spice. Love it as a sparkling duochrome topper over a blotted down coat of MAC VG I or Retro Lipsticks. I knew that it would really only work out as a topper when I decided to buy it, though.

What has surprised me here, is how much I’m liking Holiday Crush! That one is lovely worn vs. swatched!

Yeah, that’s pretty much how I would wear mine. It looks ok as a really light swatch on my lips (looks terrible if I try to build it up), but I like it as a topper. Holiday Crush looks awful on me, however, despite swatching nicely on my hand. LOL!

Same here Christina with respect to Holiday Crush. I liked how it swatched on my hand. However, when I tried it on my lips, it was like pure dark gold pigment on my lips; the brownish-dark pink undertone was completely invisible on me. On Christine it looks nice.

I’m really liking Shimmer & Spice, worn over a lip liner or matte lipstick. It looked stunning on a MUA at my local MAC counter. Surprisingly, I like the look of Warm Ice.

How does Shimmer and Spice compare to MAC’s On and On in terms of comfort and texture?

I have On and On and I truly hated it the one and only time I ever wore it, which was to a party. The glitter felt gritty and gross on my lips. In trying to remove it, it was difficult to get the glitter off my face and chin. Ugh. It’s one MAC shade I’ll never wear again. It went straight into my Back-to-MAC box. I wonder how these new shades compare to that experience. They certainly look pretty.

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