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Guilty Passions Lip Gloss kits illuminate lips in shades and finishes too irresistible to resist. Cocktail Coral includes Dazzleglass in Steppin Out, Dazzleglass Creme in Sublime Shine and two Cremesheen Glass in On the Scene and Geo Pink.
This review is for the Cocktail Coral Lip Gloss Set releasing with MAC’s Holiday Guilty Passions Collection. This post includes photographs and swatches of the following glosses and colors:
- On the Scene: Peach with pink and white pearl (Cremesheen Glass)
- Out For Glamour: Clean yellow pink with red pearl (Dazzleglass Creme)
- Sublime Shine: Light coral brown with gold pearl (Dazzleglass Creme)
- Geo Pink: Strawberry pink (Cremesheen Glass)
This set comes in a cylindrical, hat-box-like container made of very heavy cardboard. The lip glosses themselves come in clear, cylindrical tubes made of plastic but are shorter than your normal Dazzleglasses or Cremesheen Glasses. The Cremesheen Glasses have doe-foot applicators while the Dazzleglasses have brush applicators.
On the Scene is a creamy, transparent peach-based nude. Its milky quality does emphasize lip lines slightly.
Out For Glamour is a transparent, medium pink with pink shimmer particles. Consistent with the Dazzleglass formula, this shade leaves a very glossy finish to the lips.
Sublime Shine is a transparent, peachy nude with gold shimmer particles that leaves a high-gloss shine on the lips.
Geo Pink is a coral-toned rose with very subtle, small silver pearls in it. This color is more opaque than the others, leaves a very smooth finish, and doesn’t emphasize lip lines.
I’m underwhelmed by the colors in this kit in particular (ie compared to the other lip gloss kits in this collection). The only one that really catches my eye is Geo Pink.
The Cremesheen formula has medium thinness and isn’t sticky at all. The Dazzleglass formula is thicker and more tacky, though I wouldn’t quite say it’s sticky.
The Cremesheen and Dazzleglass formulas usually last about two (2) hours on me before needing re-application.
The Dazzleglasses have shimmer in them, and the shimmer particles will travel and you’ll often find them around your mouth area as the gloss wears off. You can also feel the gritty texture of the shimmer particles in Out For Glamour and Sublime Shine if you press or rub your lips together.
Ease of Use: 8.75/10
The Cremesheen glosses apply quite easily, both because of the small doe-foot applicator and because of the fairly thin formula. The Dazzleglasses take more time and more re-dipping of the wand into the tube to get enough product to cover your lips. One of the Dazzleglasses also comes with a stiff applicator, which actually makes a big difference in how long it takes to cover your lips. It also doesn’t feel very nice.
These are the same price as last year’s lip gloss sets (hooray for the rare no-price-increase from MAC!). 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 2.4 grams each. So, despite these kits being “mini,” you get more Dazzleglass gloss with this set than you would with a “full-sized” Dazzleglass. Overall, you get more per dollar with this set of lip glosses compared to buying the items individually.