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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:
- Mango Sheen (frost): Bright coral with pearl
- Asian Butterfly (frost): Lilac with pearl
- Imperial Red (frost): Bright pink with pearl
- Kimono Dress (frost): Midtone frosted plum
- Black Tea (frost): Deep brown with pearl
There are a total of 11 shades. The first 6 are reviewed in Part 1.
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.
Mango Sheen is a vivid, slightly-coral, fiery red with gold pearls. On the lips, the color is more sheer and translucent.
Asian Butterfly is a soft, lilac purple with silver pearls. On the lips, you get a sheer lilac color and the pearls flash light pink as well as silver.
Imperial Red is more of a soft, fuchsia pink than a red and has silver pearls. On the lips, the color is a slightly-red pink with plenty of shimmer.
Kimono Dress is a vibrant, pinky-red with pink and silver pearls. The color is a sheer, bitten-red on the lips and is less shimmery than the other colors.
Black Tea is a medium brown with gold and red pearls that sheers out once applied to the lips and also has less of a shimmery finish, like Kimono Dress.
These colors, while sheer once on the lips, are more unique and captivating that the colors reviewed in Part 1. I do think Black Tea will be difficult to wear, though, even for those with dark skin.
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.
These brighter colors settle into lip lines more noticeably than with the nude colors. This effect was most noticeable when wearing Kimono Dress and Black Tea.
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: 8.25/10
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.
The brighter colors also tend to look streaky. You really have to layer and blend and push your lips together to smooth out the color. Asian Butterfly was the only color that didn’t require blending and layering. And by the time I got to applying Black Tea for the photos, I was pretty frustrated.
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.