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A lip finish that fuses the creamy, sheen-filled nature of Cremesheen Lipstick with the shine of M∙A∙C Lipglass. Soft, comfortable, non-sticky. Applies with a doe-foot applicator. Use as a top layer to its namesake Lipstick or on its own.
This review is for the 3 limited-edition Cremesheen Glasses releasing with MAC’s Punk Couture Collection for Winter 2013. This post includes photographs and swatches of the following colors:
- Jet Boy: Sheer black with gold pearl
- No Apologies: Sheer black with pinkish purple pearl
- Dark Outsider: Creamy true black
Jet Boy, despite MAC’s color description, ends up looking like a sheer, forest green due to the mix of the underlying black color and the golden shimmer.
Dark Outsider is a translucent black color without shimmer.
No Apologies is a sheer black with purple shimmer.
Overall, I’m underwhelmed by these glosses. Jet Boy and No Apologies have a weak, translucent color to them. Dark Outsider also settles into the lip lines.
Applied over lipstick, these lipglosses are equally underwhelming. Dark Outsider gives a nice gloss over a black lipstick, but the other 2 shades just don’t make a noticeable impact on the underlying color. Applying these glosses over lipstick will also dilute the underlying lipstick color and can make it look patchy.
You also have to dip back into the tube a good 5 times to get enough product onto the lips. The formula doesn’t have any stickiness to it, which is great, but it also isn’t long-wearing (2 hours at most).