Kissable Lipcolours are new products launched with MAC’s Peacocky Collection. All 12 shades released in this collection are limited-edition. Read here for an overview of the Peacocky collection, including photographs and swatches.
These eye shadows come in standard MAC packaging, but the tubes are thinner than other MAC lip glosses and also longer. MAC calls this packaging a “Slimline vial” and it is the same packaging that the Dare to Wear lipglasses came in. As I said in my review of the Mega Metal Shadows, I think MAC packaging is some of the best out there. It is sleek, simple, durable, and portable. And the packaging is made of plastic, so it’s lightweight. The tube for the Kissable Lipcolours is clear, so you can easily see what color you are getting. They come with a doe-foot applicator, and while some people prefer brush applicators, a doe-foot applicator is stiff, so you can control your application better than with a brush.
MAC describes these lip glosses as “[l]uscious in pay-off and application,” and claims that they go on like a gloss but finishes like a lipstick. These glosses do a good job of living up to MAC’s claims.
First, they are pigmented. You get a fairly opaque finish on first application and the color is buildable. They certainly go on like a lip gloss, but are particularly nice because they are not at all sticky. They are smooth, moisturizing, and feel very nice on the lips. I wouldn’t say they look exactly like a lipstick does, but they come pretty close. If you keep it to one layer, it looks like a lipstick finish. If you add more layers, the glossiness of the product will show through.
Ease of Use: 8.5/10
One application to the lips gives you a nice look and with just one more layer, you can make the color opaque. You do have to work with the gloss a little to make sure it doesn’t look streaky. You can avoid streaks by smoothing over the product with the applicator, but an easier trick is to just apply the gloss, and then make a popping sound with your lips. This will smooth out any globs or streaks that are created by the applicator.
For comparison, the Dare to Wear lipglasses are the same size (5g) and price ($18.00) as the Kissable Lipcolours. MAC’s Tinted Lipglasses and Lusterglasses are 4.8g at $14.50 each. Plushglasses are 4.2g at $18.00 each. As you can see, there is inconsistency in the relationship between the amount of product you get and the price it costs. If you account for the amount of product, Kissable Lipcolours are cheaper than Plushglasses but more expensive than Lipglasses or Lusterglasses.
Regardless, this is a good price for being a high-end lip product and is close in pricing with comparable MAC lip glosses.