Review & Swatches: MAC Glamour Daze Lipsticks

MAC Glamour Daze Lipsticks

**Update** Full review now up!

Availability: MAC Stores & Online, Nordstrom
Price: $16.50

Company’s Description

Colour plus texture for the lips. Stands out on the runway. Simmers on the street. What made M•A•C famous.

This review is for the five (5) lipstick shades releasing with MAC’s Holiday Glamour Daze Collection. This post includes photographs and swatches of the following colors:

  • Glamourdaze: Midtone creamy plum (Cremesheen)
  • Beauty: Pale cool pink (Glaze)
  • Dramatic Encounter: Deep purple (Amplified)
  • Innocence: Soft coral (Frost)
  • Outrageously Fun: Midtone magenta violet (Cremesheen)


Packaging: 9/10

These lipsticks come in standard MAC packaging but have shiny black plastic as opposed to MAC’s traditional matte plastic.

Quality: 9.25/10

Glamourdaze is a medium caramel-rose shade that leaves a slightly glossy finish to the lips. This shade is more impressive applied than it appears swatched. The shade is opaque and imparts pigmented color. I found that the formula for this Cremesheen lipstick was noticeably stiffer than what I usually experience with Cremesheen formulas and compared to the other Cremesheen lipstick in this collection–Outrageously Fun. It didn’t make a huge difference in application, but it does tug more than Outrageously Fun does.

Beauty is a very pale, yellow-based pink shade. This is my least favorite color of this set of shades. It’s so pale that I think many people will have a hard time wearing it without looking washed out or ghostly. You can alleviate the unflattering effect somewhat by applying a very sheer layer of the color. What I also dislike is the way this shade makes my lips look very flaky, even though they’re exfoliated.

Dramatic Encounter is a rich, deep, almost opaque dark purple shade that leaves a glossy finish to the lips. This shade will definitely achieve a vampy look if that’s what you’re going for. You can also apply it and dab the color off for a less dramatic appearance. This color leaves a very light stain behind on the lips. The formula is very creamy and glides on very easily.

Innocence is a light apricot shade with tiny, tiny orange shimmer particles that don’t show up very prominently on the skin. This is a semi-translucent shade. It also makes my lips look flaky, though not nearly to the extent that Beauty does. When I saw this shade in the tube, it reminded me of MAC’s Lollipop Loving. But on the skin, Innoncence is more orange.

Outrageously Fun is a vibrant pink shade with fuchsia undertones. Despite the boldness of the color, this shade has a translucent finish. This color is a cross between MAC’s Candy Yum-Yum and MAC’s Play Time lipsticks, both of which were released with the Quite Cute Collection.

Ease of Use: 9.25/10

These transfer onto the skin well because of the creamy formula. The only exception was Glamourdaze, which I found to be stiffer than usual for MAC’s Cremesheen formula. Even though I apply these shades from the tube for purposes of photos (I want to give you a practical and realistic idea of what it will look like), I’d suggest using a lip brush for Dramatic Encounter because it’s such a deep, dramatic color.

Price: 8.5/10

These lipsticks cost $1.50 more than usual, even though the only difference from MAC’s regular lipsticks is the shiny black plastic used in the packaging.

Final Grade

MAC Glamour Daze Lipsticks

MAC Glamour Daze Lipstick Swatches

MAC Glamour Daze Lipstick in Glamourdaze

MAC Glamour Daze Lipstick in Glamourdaze Swatch

MAC Glamour Daze Lipstick in Glamourdaze Applied

MAC Glamour Daze Lipstick in Beauty

MAC Glamour Daze Lipstick in Beauty Swatch

MAC Glamour Daze Lipstick in Beauty Applied

MAC Glamour Daze Lipstick in Dramatic Encounter

MAC Glamour Daze Lipstick in Dramatic Encounter Swatch

MAC Glamour Daze Lipstick in Dramatic Encounter Applied

MAC Glamour Daze Lipstick in Innocence

MAC Glamour Daze Lipstick in Innocence Swatch

MAC Glamour Daze Lipstick in Innocence Applied

MAC Glamour Daze Lipstick in Outrageously Fun

MAC Glamour Daze Lipstick in Outrageously Fun Swatch

MAC Glamour Daze Lipstick in Outrageously Fun Applied


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  4. Iza says:

    Any drugstore dupes for outrageously fun and innocence I just don’t want to spend 16 dollars on something that I use up in 2 months!

  5. Kelly says:

    Glamour Daze is the only colour out of these I would consider buying. The rest of the colours are just not really my taste. I also prefer the matte packaging because it doesn’t attract fingerprints.

  6. anna says:

    How do you apply your lipsticks? Your swatches always make the lipsticks seem more wearable than some of the others I see. Do you use a lip brush ?

    • Allura says:

      Nope! Straight from the tube. I want to use a lip brush a lot of the time–especially with bright colors. But I want to show you a more practical application, so I apply it from the tube.

  7. Joanna says:

    Love Outrageously Fun swatched and applied!!! Thanks for the helpful swatches 🙂

  8. jenn says:

    that glamourdaze lipstick is soo pretty! bums me out that my pre-sale order from mac@ nordstrom sold out… and i could’ve bought it online from mac last week! oh well… it’s just makeup

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