Tuesday, July 27, 2010

MAC In the Groove Cremesheen Glasses Review and Swatches

MAC's latest collection, In the Groove offers up a wide assortment of Cremesheen Glasses ($21.50 CA/18.00 US), four of which are LE colours. Photo taken without flash, indoors on NC 35-40 skin.

Left to right: Fashion Whim, On the Scene, You've Got It
Going Casual, Right Image and Chillin'

All colours except Fashion Whim and Right Image are LE. All the Cremesheen Glasses tend to be fairly sheer in terms of pigmentation, but the non-sticky gel texture wins me over anytime. Each gloss is paired nicely with a complimentary lipstick, but could potentially be worn with a variety of lipsticks.

Left to right: Fashion Whim, On the Scene, You've Got It
Going Casual, Right Image and Chillin'

MAC Cremesheen Glass

Fashion Whim - a sheer, slightly pale milky peachy beige. A great shade to wear with neutral or smokey eyes.

On the Scene (LE) - a sheer peach, not as pale or opaque as Fashion Whim.

You've Got It (LE) - an ever so slightly grey brown which has a fine blue shimmer in the tube, but looks like a creme on the lips. A good colour for slightly neutralizing other lipsticks or naturally red lips.

Going Casual (LE) - a milky mauve pink which is very pretty. Would intensify any cool toned lipstick.

Right Image - the most pigmented of the bunch. A blue based pink which is great for a sheer pop of colour.

Chillin' (LE) - pale blue in the tube, Chillin' goes on a very sheer white with a hint of shimmer. A good gloss to have to tone down other lipsticks or just add a hint of cool glossiness.

General Comments

Of all the MAC formulations of lipgloss, Cremesheen Glass is hands down my favourite. Although I find the majority of the shades a bit on the sheer side, the texture on non-goopiness of these glosses are a major selling point for me. My favourites are Going Casual and Right Image, which are a great way to wear very cool toned pinks without the fear of looking like Lady Gaga, especially for those in the NC range of skintones. Overall, I'm very happy with the colour selection MAC has given us, although they aren't particularly unique (with the exception of You've Got It and Chillin') they promise pretty glossy lips.

Anyone else pick up any of these shades?


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