Availability: MAC Stores & Online
A liquid lip balm that adds moisture while providing the right pop of color and mirror-like shine. Enriched with a special, nourishing 77 Mineral-Rich Complex. Can be worn alone or over other Lip products.
This review is for the four (4) limited-edition Mineralize Tinted Lip Balms releasing with MAC’s Baking Beauties Collection for Spring 2013. This post includes photographs and swatches of the following colors:
- Sweet Tooth: Creamy lilac
- Baking Beauty: Creamy light peach
- Glace’: Creamy pale baby blue
- Cheery Cherry: Creamy mid-tone blue pink
MAC’s Mineralize Tinted Lip Balms come in narrow, clear, plastic squeeze tubes. The caps twist off to reveal a plastic, slanted applicator.
Sweet Tooth is a sheer, transparent, blue-based pink.
Baking Beauty is a sheer, transparent, yellow-gold-peach.
Glace’ is a sheer, transparent, milky, baby blue.
Cheery Cherry is a sheer, transparent, yellow-based pink.
All of the colors, in the tube, have tiny shimmer particles, but they are almost imperceptible once the balms are applied to the lips.
The formula for MAC’s Mineralize Tinted Lip Balms is very emollient. The gloss has body to it without being sticky. Your lips will stay soft and moisturized for as long as the balm is sitting on top of the skin, and for about an hour after the gloss has worn off.
The colors are very sheer. All the colors leave a shiny surface to the lips. On my lips, these last two (2) to three (3) hours before wearing off.
Ease of Use: 9.25/10
The slanted applicator isn’t the best for creating precise application, but the colors for these balms is sheer enough that precise application isn’t necessary.
These balms cost $20.00 (up from $19.50) and contain 10 ml (0.33 fl oz) of product. MAC’s Clear Lipglass costs $15.00 and contains 15 ml of product.