Review & Swatches: MAC Vera Plushglasses

MAC Vera Plushglasses

Availability: MAC Stores & Online
Price: $19.50

Company’s Description

Sheer lip colour with a pearlized high-shine gloss finish. Comfortable to wear: lush, multi-dimensional. Gives a cool-warm, vanilla buzz to the lips. Moisturizes, soothes and visibly plumps the lips to make them look luxuriously healthy and well-conditioned. Contains vitamin E for added environmental protection.

This review is for the 3 new Plushglass colors releasing with MAC’s upcoming Vera Collection. This post includes photographs and swatches of the following colors:

  • Confetti: Bright orange coral with soft pearl (Limited Edition)
  • On a Holiday: Bright pink with blue pearl (Limited Edition)
  • Butterfly Dream: Mid-tone violet with blue pearl (Limited Edition)

Fashion Fanatic and Pretty Plush are also included in this collection. Fashion Fanatic is a re-promoted color and Pretty Plush is permanent.

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Packaging: 9/10

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

Quality: 9/10

Confetti is an orange coral with silver pearls. On the lips, it gives the slightest tint of coral with a healthy serving of silver shimmer.

On a Holiday is a cherry red with light pink shimmers. The color applies sheer, giving your lips a tint of red and subtle sparkle.

Butterfly Dream is a violet purple with blue and pink shimmers. On the lips, it gives just a hint of purple and a good amount of sparkle.

The Plushglass formula smells like vanilla, is pretty thin, and isn’t sticky. These are plumping glosses, so you will feel a tingle. I’m not overly sensitive to the burning sensation plumping products produce; even so, I think the effect is pretty intense. So if you’re at all sensitive to this sort of thing, avoid this lipgloss.

Because the formula is thin, these last about 2 hours on the lips before needing re-application.

Ease of Use: 9/10

Since these colors are all translucent, application is low-maintenance. The doe-foot applicator is good for applying the glosses precisely, even without a mirror.

Price: 8/10

Plushglasses now cost $19.50 and contain 0.14 fl oz (4.2 ml). I find this pricing odd, given that MAC Lustreglasses and Tinted Lipglasses are not only bigger (0.17 fl oz), but cheaper ($14.50). There isn’t anything super special about Plushglass glosses (other than “plumping”), so the $5.00 difference doesn’t seem justified.

Final Grade


MAC Vera Plushglasses

MAC Vera Plushglass Swatches

MAC Vera Plushglass in Confetti

MAC Vera Plushglass Swatch in Confetti Applied

MAC Vera Plushglass in On a Holiday

MAC Vera Plushglass Swatch in On a Holiday Applied

MAC Vera Plushglass in Butterfly Dream

MAC Vera Plushglass Swatch in Butterfly Dream Applied

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3 Responses to Review & Swatches: MAC Vera Plushglasses

  1. Sthobbie says:

    Oh I don’t really like plumping glosses

  2. Melody says:

    The colors are quite nice, but I’m a little worried about the sting since these are plumping glosses. Is the stinging feeling very intense for plushglass?

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