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Guilty Passions Lip Gloss kits illuminate lips in shades and finishes too irresistible to resist. Nicely Nude includes Dazzleglass in Get Rich Quick, Dazzleglass Creme in Satin Slip and two Cremesheen Glass in Fashion Whim and Kiss Don’t Tell.
This review is for the Nicely Nude Lip Gloss Set releasing with MAC’s Holiday Guilty Passions Collection. This post includes photographs and swatches of the following glosses and colors:
- Fashion Whim: Light beige (Cremesheen Glass)
- Satin Slip: Soft beige with gold pearl (Dazzleglass Creme)
- Get Rich Quick: Warm yellow brown (Dazzleglass Creme)
- Kiss Don’t Tell: Warm chocolate creme (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.
Fashion Whim is a slightly milky, transparent nude shade. The shade won’t change your lip color much (unless you have very pale lips), but instead will impart a very subtle lightening/nude quality. The slightly milky nature of the shade does mean that it sinks into lip lines, but this effect is actually quite slight.
Satin Slip is a semi-transparent, gold-toned color that gets its hue from a ton of very small gold shimmer particles. It smooths out the surface of your lips and leaves an extra-glossy finish.
Get Rich Quick is a semi-transparent, deep plum-brown shade with gold and purple shimmer particles. The color does settle a little into lip lines.
Kiss Don’t Tell is a creamy, semi-translucent brown shade without shimmer. The color is not as glossy as the Dazzleglasses but it does smooth out the lips without emphasizing lip lines.
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 Get Rich Quick 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.