Release Date: December 10, 2011
Availability: MAC online & MAC stores
MAC’s Dazzlespheres collection features 3 limited-edition Mini Gloss Kits. This review is for the “Coral” kit:
- Dazzleglass – Phiff!: Yellow pink with red and sapphire pearl (Limited Edition, Repromote)
- Dazzleglass – Eurobeat: Peach coral with gold pearl (Limited Edition, Repromote)
- Cremesheen Glass – On the Scene: Light coral beige (Repromote)
- Cremesheen Glass – Richer, Lusher: Peach coral (Permanent)
The glosses themselves are housed in clear tubes. The Dazzleglasses have plastic brush applicators while the Cremesheen Glasses have doe-foot applicators. Unfortunately, I have to take off points because, just like with the Neutrals set, one of the Dazzleglass applicators was stiff–like it had been glued together and then hardened. This happened with the applicators that came with the Ice Parade glosses too–what’s going on with this defect?
The set is housed in plastic globes with the top-halves being see-through and bottom-halves being silver. You twist the halves to open up the globe and access the product. This packaging makes for a great holiday gift.
Phiff! is a clear gloss with silver shimmers. Eurobeat is an orange-y coral with gold shimmers. On the Scene is a light, peachy coral. And Richer, Lusher is a light orange-coral.
All of these have a slight tackiness to them; the Dazzleglasses are comparatively more tacky than the Cremesheens. They are all sheer and will give your lips slight color. Of the 4, Eurobeat has the strongest color.
There is an ok set of glosses. But there’s nothing coral about Phiff! and there also isn’t a sizable difference between On the Scene and Richer, Lusher because they are so sheer. Three of the colors are limited edition, so you do get the benefit of some (kind of) new colors.
Ease of Use: 9/10
Because all of the colors are sheer, application is almost fool-proof. You can slap these colors on without a mirror and not worry about being precise.
If you get one of the defective, stiff applicators, though, be prepared for an awkward and uncomfortable application.
Strangely, you get 2.6 grams in each Dazzleglass and 1.9 grams in each Cremesheen Glass. Regular Dazzleglasses are 1.92 grams each and regular Cremesheen Glasses are 2.7 grams each. So, despite these kits being “mini,” you get more Dazzleglass gloss with this set than you would with a “full-sized” Dazzleglass.
In any case, you get a total of 9 grams of product for $32.50, which means you pay $3.61 for each gram of gloss you get. Normally, you would pay $8.01 for each gram.