Review & Swatches: MAC Fashion Flower Lipgelees

MAC Fashion Flower Lipgelees: Now in Season, Fashionflower, Budding Beauty

This review covers the 3 MAC Fashion Flower Lipgelees in Now in Season, Fashionflower, and Budding Beauty.

  • Now in Season: pale yellow with pearlized pigment (limited edition)
  • Fashionflower: pale pink with pearlized pigments (limited edition)
  • Budding Beauty: pale coral with pearlized pigments (limited edition)

Please see this post for more photos of the lipgelees.

Packaging: 9/10

These lipgelees come in standard MAC packaging. The tubes are made of soft plastic, have slanted applicators, and can easily be taken on-the-go.

Quality: 8.75/10

Now in Season is a pale gold color with blue and gold shimmers. Fashionflower has a ton of silver shimmers and is a pale white-pink color. Budding Beauty is the least glittery of the 3 lipgelees and is a very soft, creamy coral color.

All of these glosses apply smoothly. Now in Season and Fashionflower are slightly sticky; Budding Beauty is less so.

Lipgelees are known for their extremely glittery finishes. If you’re a fan of glitter, these are perfect. Otherwise, the level of glitter can be difficult to pull off.

You also have to be careful with the glitter traveling off the lips. If you eat or drink and smudge the gloss, you’ll get glitter around your mouth. Removal is also difficult. You’ll have to really scrub off the gloss to pick up all the glitter from the skin.

Ease of Use: 9/10

The glosses apply smoothly and the slanted applicators make application easy. The only difficulty is in removal and getting all the glitter off your skin.

Price: 9/10

These are the same size (0.5 oz) and price ($14.50) as regular MAC lipgelees.

Final Grade


Toss if: you aren’t a fan of extreme glitter
Try if: you want a shimmery finish for night-wear
Buy if: you want a relatively non-sticky gloss packed with glitter

Swatches: Now in Season, Fashionflower, Budding Beauty

Now in Season Applied

Fashionflower Applied

Budding Beauty Applied
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5 Responses to Review & Swatches: MAC Fashion Flower Lipgelees

  1. Hillary says:

    Budding Beauty is so pretty! Now in Season is too glittery for me; it seems like Now in Season has bigger glitter than Fashion-Flower. The gelees are pretty nice colors, overall, just a tad too glittery for the most part.

  2. Jenny says:

    these look really pretty in the packaging! like.. arts and craft glitter sticks. lol

  3. Lauren says:

    I feel the same way about the glitter. My husband just brought home Fashion Flower for me as a little surprise (so sweet!) but I have no idea how I’m going to get our of wearing it. It makes me look like I’m stuck in 2003. It’s a glittery mess 🙁

    • Allura says:

      Haha, yeah. My best suggestion is to wear it at night. You could also exchange it for Budding Beauty, which is not nearly as glittery. Most MACs are very good about letting your exchange/return.

  4. Lisa B. says:

    I feel like such a grump, but I wish they’d do lipgelees without glitter like they used to…or with fine shimmer instead of glitter…I still am thinking about Budding Beauty but the glitteryness just turns me off…

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