Review & Swatches: MAC Reel Sexy Cremesheen Glasses

MAC Reel Sexy Cremesheen Glasses

Availability: MAC Stores & Online
Price: $19.50

Company’s Description

A lip finish that fuses the creamy, sheen-filled nature of Cremesheen Lipstick with the shine of M∙A∙C Lipglass. Soft, comfortable, non-sticky. Applies with a doe-foot applicator. Use as a top layer to its namesake Lipstick or on its own.

This review is for the 4 new Cremesheen Glass colors releasing with MAC’s Reel Sexy Collection. This post includes photographs and swatches of the following colors:

  • Private Screening: Mid-tone peach
  • Cinestyle: Mid-tone blue grey violet
  • Color Saturation: Dark cool wine (not yet available)
  • Star Quality: Bright orange coral



Packaging: 9/10

These glosses come in standard MAC packaging and have doe-foot applicators. The tubes are made of plastic and can easily be taken on-the-go.

Quality: 8.8/10

Private Screening is a pale, milky peach that appears more pink on the lips than in the tube because of the gloss’ transparency. Cinestyle is a pale, milky lavender that leans pinker on the lips for the same reason. Star Quality is a red-based coral that displays a stronger and less transparent finish than the other 2 colors.

The milky quality in Private Screening and Cinestyle does emphasize lip lines somewhat, but it’s not too noticeable unless you look up close. Star Quality doesn’t have this problem.

Cremesheen Glasses are watery in formula, which makes them glide onto the skin effortlessly and without any stickiness. All of them have varying degrees of translucence, so don’t expect to get any opaque finish out of them.

The watery formula means these glosses last no more than 2 hours before needing re-application.

Ease of Use: 9.5/10

The small doe-foot and formulation make application easy. The light pigmentation also makes precise application unnecessary and even Star Quality can be applied without a mirror.

Price: 7.25/10

These are the same size (2.7 ml) and price ($19.50, up from $18.50) as MAC’s other Cremesheen glosses. Other MAC glosses, though, contain not only much more product but also cost less.

Final Grade

MAC Reel Sexy Cremesheen Glasses

MAC Reel Sexy Cremesheen Glass Applicator

MAC Reel Sexy Cremesheen Glass Swatches

MAC Reel Sexy Cremesheen Glass in Private Screening

MAC Reel Sexy Cremesheen Glass in Private Screening Applied

MAC Reel Sexy Cremesheen Glass in Cinestyle

MAC Reel Sexy Cremesheen Glass in Cinestyle Applied

MAC Reel Sexy Cremesheen Glass in Star Quality

MAC Reel Sexy Cremesheen Glass in Star Quality Applied


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2 Responses to Review & Swatches: MAC Reel Sexy Cremesheen Glasses

  1. Lisa B. says:

    Cinestyle looks odd…a little like an old one, called Ever So Rich, it was a pale lavender, but maybe a bit more pink.
    I like that these don’t have shimmer particles, and I’m loving Star Quality!

  2. Sthobbie says:

    Creamsheen glass are by far my favorite glosses from Mac. Def. will be getting the red one for summer

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