I know that I’ve always said that MAC Lipsticks in the Cremesheen formula was my favorite, but they have been topped. The Sheen Supreme lipsticks from MAC are by far my favorite formula now, so you can imagine my excitement when MAC announced their MAC Too Supreme Collection for Spring 2012, complete with 10 gorgeous Sheen Supreme lipsticks as well as 10 limited edition Sheen Supreme Lipglasses. Let’s take a look.
Both Sheen Supreme Lipstick & Lipglass formulas come in the classic black and white packaging (no special sleeves on this time). The lipsticks are permanent, so they come in their regular packaging. The tubes are different from the classic MAC lipsticks- the tube is glossy black and the lipstick itself is a flat-top shape with a slight angle. Personally, I like the shape of the classic lipsticks better, but I find most lipsticks end up looking like this anyways, so it’s not that big of an issue.
The lipglasses come in a box that is a little bit longer to accommodate the larger click-pen packaging they come in. Twist the bottom of the lipglass pen to push the gloss up into the brush-tip applicator- while this packaging is super convenient and easy to use on the go, it’s not my favorite because the brush makes it hard to build the color and if you click one too many times, you may end up with too much product oozing out.
I’ll start off with the most anticipated items in the collection- the lip glosses. This new MAC Sheen Supreme Lipglass ($19 USD / $22.50 CDN) formula is limited edition, so be sure to pick one or two of these up because they won’t be around for long. If you’ve ever wanted to love MAC Lipglass, but couldn’t bring yourself to get over the sticky, tacky feeling… then you’re going to love these!
They look and smell like a regular lipglass, but feel totally smooth and silky on the lips. Overtime as they wear off, they do feel a tiny bit tacky, but I find its the same feeling I get with most glosses. The only thing I noticed is that they are a bit more sheer than regular Lipglass, some more than others especially. I love how convenient and easy they are to apply and they are quite long-wearing for being so silky smooth, plus the ultra high-shine finish is totally glamorous! What I’m really not a fan of, is the price hike and cutting the amount of gloss in half (compared to regular Lipglass formulas). Here are the shades I’ve been using:
- Fuji Pink: This pale peach shade definitely the most sheer, but it lightens the lips a tiny bit. If you want to try a nude gloss that will make an effect without covering too much, go for this one! A perfect match to a smoky eye.
- Cherry Fest: I was expecting this one to be a little more pigmented, but the pearly rose shade turned out to be a MLBB shade (my lips but better). Pretty, but I’d prefer a shade with more color.
- Imperial Red: My favorite gloss out of the bunch! This gorgeous bright pink shade is absolutely gorgeous. Just the right amount of pigment that it shows beautifully, but I don’t have to be too careful when applying.
- Asian Butterfly: If you want to try out the lavender lips trend but you’re scared to go too opaque, give this lilac gloss a try. It gives that subtle hint of purple while still being totally wearable for day or night.
Like I mentioned before, the Cremesheen formula from MAC was always my favorite… that title was recently passed onto the MAC Sheen Supreme Lipsticks ($14.50 USD / $17.50 CDN). They are in the permanent collection, so they aren’t exactly new, but if you haven’t given them a try then this promotion is a great time to give them a chance. I compared the Revlon Lip Butters to these lipsticks in the past, saying they were an alternative…but really, I totally recommend getting one of the originals.
They are smooth, creamy, some are extremely pigmented and they leave a gorgeous gloss finish. I think they are an excellent ‘beginner’ lipstick too- for someone who doesn’t like the drying feeling of lipsticks, you’ll love these (trust me… Pascale never used to wear lipstick and she picked one of these up and loved it)! They are so comfortable on the lips, and pretty long-wearing for how creamy they are. The only problem I have with them is they do transfer easily, so they won’t stand up to a cup of coffee or lunch. Here are the two shades I’ve been using lately:
- Tea Ceremony: Described as a neutral pink beige, I’d say this is much more of a creamy milk chocolate with a slight pink undertone. It looked very brown on me, and while the pigmentation and gloss finish was stunning, I’m just not a fan of brown lippies for myself!
- Supreme Style: This light coral pink was definitely more on the peachy side of coral, which I liked! It came off as a peachy mid tone nude, great for medium skin tones as a nude lip with a hint of color. I’m loving this one a lot!
- Price: Sheen Supreme Lipglass ($19 USD / $22.50 CDN for 0.0.8oz / 2.5g) and Sheen Supreme Lipstick ($14.50 USD / $17.50 for 0.12oz / 3.6g)
- Availability: MAC
- Selection: View the entire collection here
- Overall: I’m a huge fan of the Sheen Supreme Lipsticks already- the gorgeous pigmentation, high gloss finish and total comfortable feel make them my favorite lipstick ever. The new limited edition sisters, the Sheen Supreme Lipglasses, are a great non-sticky alternative to regular lipglass (although with less pigmentation). I’m not a huge fan of the click-pen applicator for them, but it makes them quite handy and purse-friendly for sure.
- Rating: Sheen Supreme Lipglass (A) and Sheen Supreme Lipstick (A+)