Release Date: August 23, 2012 (U.S.) / September 2012 (International)
Availability: MAC Stores & Online
A unique lip gloss available in a wide variety of colours that can create a high gloss, glass-like finish or a subtle sheen. Designed to be worn on its own, over Lip Pencil or Lipstick, Tinted Lipglass is the perfect product for creating shine that lasts. It’s pigmented, very shiny and can impart subtle or dramatic colour. It contains Jojoba Oil to help soften and condition the lips. Tinted Lipglass is packaged in a convenient bottle with a sponge tip applicator that provides a quick, smooth, even application
This review is for the 3 new, limited-edition Lipglass colors releasing with MAC’s upcoming Style Seeker Collection. This post includes photographs and swatches of the following colors:
- Eclectic Edge: Mid-tone true orange
- Ready to Roam: Mid-tone true blue red
- Restless: Dark burnt bronze
C-thru, which is a permanent shade, is also being promoted with this collection.
These Lipglasses come in standard MAC packaging with doe-foot applicators. The tubes are made of plastic and can easily be taken on-the-go.
Eclectic Edge is a vibrant, true orange color at its base that has violet and gold shimmer in it. When applied to the lips, the color doesn’t look the same. I couldn’t quite figure out how it was different, until I realized that (a) the shade isn’t completely opaque, which tones down the orange hue and (b) the violet shimmer accents the orange base in a very unique way. Though to most people who will look at you, Eclectic Edge looks like an orange gloss, it’s got some hidden funkiness to it.
Ready to Roam is a rich red that also has gold and violet shimmer in it. The color is nearly opaque, but the tiny bit of translucence it has softens the bold red shade once it’s applied to the lips.
Restless is a translucent, deep red at its base and contains tiny gold shimmer plus larger non-uniform gold flecks. I was not that interested in this color when I saw it in the tube, but it completely won me over once I applied it. The base is semi-translucent without looking streaky, so the color of your lips is deep without the color completely masking your skin’s natural texture. And the gold flecks enhance this color even more. Even though the gold flecks are larger than the shimmer particles in the other shades, I didn’t feel any gritty texture.
The Lipglass formula has medium thickness but doesn’t have any sticky quality. As is typical for this product, these lasted about 2 hours on the lips before needing touching-up.
Ease of Use: 8.75/10
These are fairly easy to work with because the doe-foot applicator gives you a precise application. But these colors are pretty bold, so you need to be slower and more precise when applying them than you would with other, more sheer Lipglasses. I also have to dip the applicator back into the tube 1-2 times to evenly coat my lips.
These are now $15.00 (up from $14.50) and contain 4.8 grams of product. This will now be the standard size and price for MAC Lipsglasses.