Monday, October 6, 2008

Product Review: MAC Cult of Cherry Tinted Lipglass in Cherry Blossom



At a Glance:
Price: RM60 / US$14 / Rs 870
Website: Maccosmetics.com
Weight: 4.8 g 0.17 US oz
Made in: Canada
Ingredients: Hydrogenated Polyisobutene, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil, Octyldodecanol, Copernicia Cerifera (Carnauba) Wax \ Cera Carnauba \ Cire de Carnauba, Tocoperyl Acetate, Silica, Disteardimonium Hectorite, Propylene Carbonate, Calcium Aluminium Borosilicate, Calcium Sodium Borosilicate, Alumina, Tin Oxide, Vanillin, Phenoxyethanol [+/- MICA, Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Iron Oxides (CI 77492, CI 77499, CI 77499), Bismuth Oxychloride (CI 45410), Blue 1 Lake (CI 42090), Carmine (CI75470), Red 6 (CI 15850), Red 7 Lake (CI 15850), Red 28 Lake (CI 45410), Red 30 Lake (CI 73360), Red 33 Lake (CI 17200), Yellow 5 Lake (CI 19140), Yellow 6 Lake (CI15985), Yellow 10 Lake (CI 470051)]


Product Description:

A unique lip gloss available in a wide variety of colours that can create a high gloss, glass-like finish or a subtle sheen. Designed to be worn on its own, over Lip Pencil or Lipstick, Tinted Lipglass is the perfect product for creating shine that lasts. It's pigmented, very shiny and can impart subtle or dramatic colour. It contains Jojoba Oil to help soften and condition the lips. Tinted Lipglass is packaged in a convenient bottle with a sponge tip applicator that provides a quick, smooth, even application.


Actual Product Pic:




My $0.02:

Pigmentation & Color (Plus Swatches! :D):
This color is described as a Sheer light pink with multi-dimensional pearl on the website, which I felt was rather accurate. This lipglass is indeed rather sheer as i cannot see the color once it's on my lips. It has pretty Silver and Gold shimmers to keep it from looking too flat!

Swatch from the Mac Website:


Actual Color:


On my rather pigmented lips:



The Applicator & Packaging:

As I have mentioned before, I love sponge tipped applicators because of the great control they offer! :D


This lipglass comes in a usual clear vial with a black cap. I'm a personal believer of special collections should have special packaging so i'm a little bummed. Hmph!

Texture & Taste:
As with all MAC Lipglass, this applies on smoothly! :) This tastes / smells pretty neutral, no nasty plasticky smell! YAY! This one, however, dries my lips out a little so next time i'm sure to apply some lipbalm underneath!

Time Test:
This lipglass lasted about 4-5 hours on my lips (with a meal in between), which is pretty good!!

Price & Availability:
This product is priced at RM60 / US$14 for a 4.8 g 0.17 oz tube – the same price as the usual (permanent) lipglasses. This is LE though, so grab one while you can! Available at all MAC counters / Pro Stores / Maccosmetics.com

Usage:
This lipglass is extremely versatile!! I can use it on its own for a MLBB look, or paired over lippie for the extra bling and shine :) this lipglass will not fail to perform!

Possible Dupes:
I've heard about how this lippie resemble the Sugar Trance lipglass from the Fafi collection, and the Ensign lustreglass from the Naughty Nauticals collection. I happened to have both so i whipped them out for a comparison!


As you can see, the Sugar Trance lipglass is a rather close match to this lipglass! The Ensign lustreglass, however, is a little darker.

Comparing the Sugar Trance and the Cherry Blossom lipglasses side by side:


They look virtually the same, with Sugar Trance being perhaps half a shade lighter than this lipglass!! This lipglass is definitely less frosty than Sugar Trance, so it makes a better nude shade (a very pretty one for me too!)!

Comparing all 3 glosses:



Ensign looks totally different from this lipglass, so go ahead and purchase it! haha! :D


In a Nutshell:

A versatile lipglass that goes with everything! It looks especially nice when used alone! :D

Likes: Universally flattering, fool-proof sponge applicator
Gripes: Slightly drying
Repurchase: In a heartbeat!

Rating:
4.5 Stars ! Near HG Stuff!!

Credits: Product photo from Specktra.net. Swatch from Maccosmetics.com

2 comments:

  1. Cheery Blossom is the nicest! At least according to me. Love the way you compare shades with the swatches side by side.
    You are really a lip gloss eater!!! Get them in yummy lip smaking flavours. =)

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  2. ahaha yeah, i'm in some kinda lipgloss craze phase right now!! i. need. to. STOP. BUYING!!! :/

    psssst: the MAC little darlings christmas set which comes in 5 mini lipglosses is realllly killing me!! i want to get all of them! :P

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