Wednesday, September 7, 2011

MAC Sheen Supreme Lipsticks

While most people prefer pigmented lipsticks, I find myself gearing towards the sheer and glossy variant.  I don't think my lips are extremely dry but they do chap easily.  I have only recently expanded my MAC lipstick collection.  Most of what I have are in the Luster formula, which I find more comfortable for the lips.  When MAC released their Sheen Supreme lipsticks, I knew I have to try at least one to satisfy my craving.  But alas, the story doesn't end with only one lipstick LOL  I got Bare Again and Gotta Dash from the first collection, then Blossom Culture from the second collection.

MAC Sheen Supreme Lipsticks
Blossom Culture, Bare Again, Gotta Dash!

According to MAC, the Sheen Supreme lipsticks combine the color impact of a lipstick with the shine sheen of a Lipglass. Lightweight, non-sticky, slick to apply and comfortable to wear.  

I have to agree with the description.  The pigmentation is definitely there. The gloss is there too, but not as shiny as your normal lip glosses.  I have a love and hate relationship with its extremely soft texture.  I like it because the product glides on the lips so easily. But I have to be very careful not to apply too much force otherwise the stick gets deformed easily.  Also because of the softness, some shades (Gotta Dash and Blossom Culture in particular) apply very patchy and sinks into the lip lines.  The way to remedy this is to make sure lips are exfoliated well prior to application.  And I also use my own fingertips to smooth out the product on my lips after application.

Packaging wise, I'm not really fond of the sleek tube.  It takes so much effort to pull off the cap as the bottom part is so small and makes gripping a lot more difficult.



MAC Sheen Supreme Lipsticks

MAC Sheen Supreme Lipsticks

I have only tried three shades from the MAC Sheen Supreme lipstick collection.  As expected, they are my usual nude and everyday shade.  I will probably try out fuschia and red shades in the future, as I believe the texture and finish of these will make bolder colors more wearable.

MAC Sheen Supreme Lipsticks
Blossom Culture, Bare Again, Gotta Dash!

Here are the lip swatches.  The cast makes my teeth look so grossly yellow... Eek....
MAC Sheen Supreme Lipsticks - For Litz
Bare Lips, Bare Again
Blossom Culture, Gotta Dash

Overall, I do like the MAC Sheen Supreme lipsticks even with the flaws.  From the three shades I have, my favorite is Bare Again as it doesn't have the patchy problem the other two shades have.  But I still like Blossom Culture and Gotta Dash for it's color. If you want something that's more pigmented and glossy than a tinted lip balm, do try these babies out.


Summary
Pros:
-  pigmented
-  moisturizing
-  hybrid of lipstick and gloss
-  light weight
-  pleasant smell

Cons:
-  annoying packaging
-  some shades sinks into lip lines
-  deforms easily

Rating (1-5 hearts): ♥♥♥♥

9 comments:

  1. I have a darker color, but the nudes are pretty! I'm not sure I'm in love with the formula, though :/

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  2. blossom culture looks lovely! i'll have to give it a swatch one of these days :).

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  3. These lipsticks are gorgeous! Def like a balm! :) I need to try these for sure! Thanks for the great swatches! You have a beautiful smile :)

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  4. @larie - i have mixed feelings with these lipsticks too. but bare again seems to be better than the other ones...

    @dani - go girl :)

    @rainy days and lattes - awww thanks girl... that made my day... :)

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  5. I've gotten into MAC lipsticks too late.
    Ive missed out on so much lol

    After trying out the few I bought from this weekends sale, I have realized I want more.
    Seeing these swatches makes me realize I want to try these too~

    Must make sure to check them out at the next sale :P

    Thanks for the swatches!

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  6. oh rasilla, you went to MAC's warehouse sale? let me know if you're going next time... i'll tag along :)

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  7. I love Gotta Dash and Bare Again! They look really pretty on you :)

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  8. Great post! I love the Bare Again color on you.

    xo,
    Janise
    http://MamaInHeels.com

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