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Fusing soft succulent shades with smooth, lush, pearl-rich shine, this Lipglass puts a high gloss twist on Sheen Supreme’s signature finish. Slick, clickable pen-style applicator with a super soft brush delivers shine in one stroke.
This review is for the new Sheen Supreme Lipglasses releasing with MAC’s upcoming Too Supreme Collection. This post includes photographs and swatches of the following colors:
- Jasmine Honey (frost): Light cream beige
- Fuji Pink (frost): Pale peach with low level pearl
- Moon Beach (frost): Warm light beige with pearl
- Cherry Fest (frost): Rose with high-level pearl
- Sweet Bean (frost): Cool beige with pearl
- Almond Blossom (frost): Pale pink with high-level pearl
There are a total of 11 shades. The first 6 are reviewed here and the next 5 are reviewed in Part 2.
The Sheen Supreme Lipglasses debut a new packaging style for MAC. These come in plastic “clickable” pens where you twist the base to push up product into the brush applicator.
This is not my favorite packaging. When you first use the Lipglass, it takes dozens and dozens of clicks to expose the product. Subsequently, it takes 4-5 clicks to continue dispensing product through the brush. The advantage of this packaging, though, is that it is more sanitary than re-dipping a wand into a tube and exposing all of the product to bacteria.
Jasmine Honey is a light nude beige with silver pearls. On my lips, this color is almost clear with a good presence of pearlescent shimmer. You can only see the hint of beige when you look up close.
Fuji Pink is a pale, creamy pink with silver pearls. This color also shows up basically clear because it’s the color of my lips naturally. It has much fewer shimmers in it than Jasmine Honey.
Moon Beach is a warm-toned, light beige with more finely-milled and metallic-like pearls. It gives a slight beige tint to the lips and a healthy serving of pearlescence.
Cherry Festival is a soft, hint-of-coral rose with silver and pink/purple pearls. It gives a hint of pinky-rose to the lips and a good amount of shimmer.
Sweet Bean is a warmer rose color with multi-colored pearls. On the lips, Sweet Bean has a clear base and consists mostly of red flecks with silver and pink pearls. It has the most unique finish on the lips of all the colors in the Too Supreme lineup, but can only be seen if you look closely.
Almond Blossom is an extremely pale, almost-nude pink with gold and silver pearls. It has a finish somewhat like Sweet Bean in that it has a clearer base (with a very subtle tint of pink) and more predominant golden pearls.
The lighter colors are very sheer, so there’s no need to buy all of them. Jasmine Honey and Fuji Pink are very close in color once applied onto the lips, with the only noticeable difference being the amount of pearlescence. Overall, these 6 colors aren’t as exciting or unique as I expected them to be.
The Sheen Supreme Lipglass formula is the thinnest of any of the lip product formulas MAC has to offer (at least that I’ve tried). This makes them very light-weight and easy to wear. The formula isn’t sticky and brings a lot of moisture to the skin.
Like with MAC’s classic lipsticks, these have a vanilla scent, but the scent is lighter.
Jasmine Honey settles into lip lines, but otherwise the colors sit on and blend into the lips nicely.
Because of the thinner consistency, these colors last only a couple of hours before fading (and that’s if you’re not eating/drinking). What is unique about these glosses, though, is that the emollient film stays on the lips, even after you remove the product. I found, while applying these for photographing, even after I’d take the color off with a makeup wipe, there still remained an emollient layer on my lips. So expect these to keep your lips moisturized for a long time!
Ease of Use: 8.5/10
The Sheen Supreme Lipglasses glide on effortlessly due to their thin consistency. What makes application less than ideal is the packaging: you can’t precisely control how much product you “click” out, so you often end up with too little or too much gloss on the brush.
For $19.00, you get 2.5 ml (0.08 ounces) of product. For a rough comparison, MAC’s Lip Conditioners are $15.00 and contain 15 ml. Of course, the Lip Conditioners serve a more basic function than the Sheen Supreme Lipglasses, but the dramatic difference in how much you get still makes this product pricey.