MAC Zen Rose Sheen Supreme Lipstick Review, Photos, Swatches

MAC Zen Rose Sheen Supreme Lipstick
MAC Zen Rose Sheen Supreme Lipstick

MAC Too Supreme: Zen Rose Sheen Supreme Lipstick

MAC Too Supreme is repromoting thirteen shades of Supreme Sheen Lipsticks ($14.50 each for 0.12 oz.). There are twenty-one shades currently available and that are part of the permanent range. All except Zen Rose, which is described officially as a “bright mid-tone fuchsia.” For the other shades being repromoted in this collection, check out the Sheen Supreme Lipstick tag for previous reviews.  I will review the new glosses tomorrow as I’m still testing out the wear.

Zen Rose is a brightened, medium-dark fuchsia-pink with semi-opaque color coverage (you can just see my lip freckle peeking through). It has a creamy finish but doesn’t settle into lip lines, which is absolutely fantastic. Shades like MAC Quick Sizzle and MAC Pink Pigeon are similar but are noticeably brighter and look more intense when worn. MAC Love Forever is purpler. MAC Show Orchid is irridescent and brighter. MAC Rare Exotic is pinker. MAC Something New is just slightly pinker. NARS Schiap is a smidgen brighter.

Overall, I like but don’t love the formula. The way I feel about it largely depends on the shade, so in the case of Zen Rose, I really do like both the formula and the shade. It’s creamy and slick enough that it glides onto lips with ease but doesn’t slip and slide when worn. The wear is good, too, coming in at four hours (and for something with as much “wetness” as Sheen Supreme, that’s pretty good). I do not find the formula particular hydrating, though it is not drying.

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MAC Zen Rose Sheen Supreme Lipstick
MAC Zen Rose Sheen Supreme Lipstick

MAC Zen Rose Sheen Supreme Lipstick
MAC Zen Rose Sheen Supreme Lipstick

MAC Zen Rose Sheen Supreme Lipstick
MAC Zen Rose Sheen Supreme Lipstick

MAC Zen Rose Sheen Supreme Lipstick
MAC Zen Rose Sheen Supreme Lipstick

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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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Hi Christine, I have this one and I agree with your rating, but one thing I don’t get is the wear time. I never get eight hours of any lipstick, not even rouge Gs or Dragon…and with this one the waer time is almost non existant – one hour at most. How is that possible that your experience is so different?

I don’t usually get eight hours with most lipsticks – that’s definitely a shade-specific wear for me, usually (other than long-wearing products). You may do different things with your mouth than I do – when I test lipsticks, I don’t usually eat or drink unless it is long-wearing, then it has to happen usually! I don’t lick my lips, bite my lips, etc. If you spend 4 hours talking, you’re likely to wear it away faster than if you weren’t, etc.!

I don’t know what’s wrong with me, but I find these dry my lips out quite a bit. I have a couple still and like them, but I have to be careful to moisturize a lot.

Hi Christine, I have the same MAC shade as you! I was just wondering if you’re wearing a pink lipstick, is it a must to pair with a pink blush?? Or is it okay with a coral blush? Absolutely love the colour of this lipstick!

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