MAC So Supreme Collection Review, Photos, Swatches


MAC So Supreme Collection

I’ve been tinkering with these bad boys for a little over a week, because I just couldn’t commit to any solid feelings for them initially. But I think I’ve finally settled on an opinion on the new MAC So Supreme Collection!

So Supreme is home to six Sheen Supreme Lipsticks, and eight Sheen Supreme Lipglass Tint shades. Both of these lippie textures are new to me. Even though there are Sheen Supreme Lipstick shades in the permanent range, this is my first shot with it, while the Sheen Supreme Lipglass Tint is an entirely new texture. Let’s go!MAC Pleasurefruit

Sheen Supreme Lipstick in Pleasurefruit — bright warm pink

Of the six lipstick shades, I have three of them; Pret-A-Pretty, Playtime, and Pleasurefruit. To me, the texture is a cross between a gloss-balm and a lipstick, as the texture is somewhat dense and coverage ranges from medium to full. For being pretty pigmented, they’re not overly drying, but they’re also not the most hydrating lipcolor I’ve ever worn. (It kind of meets right in the middle.) They apply with just a little tugging initially, but once the product warms up, it glides across my lips pretty easily.

The shade I didn’t find very flattering was Pret-A-Pretty; it looked a little patchy on my lips and clung to any dry skin for dear life. It was very unforgiving. Pleasurefruit and Playtime on the otherhand? I like them—especially Pleasurefruit. The Sheen Supreme Lipsticks have the signature MAC vanilla scent, but no discernible flavor. The good news is, they don’t feel sticky, but they also don’t last very long on my lips. I got three hours max with these, with Pleasurefruit wearing just slightly longer because I could see a little of the bright pink tint that stained my lips after they were gone. While not a perfect formulation for me personally, I can see myself checking out some of the vibrant shades in the permanent Sheen Supreme range so I can investigate a little further!

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Sheen Supreme Lipstick in Playtime — bright pink

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Sheen Supreme Lipstick in Pret-A-Pretty — soft warm pink

mac sheen supreme lipstick swatches

Top to bottom: Pret-A-Pretty, Playtime, Pleasurefruitmac sheen supreme lipglass tint

Left to right: Sheen Supreme Lipglass Tint in Bubble Gum (soft warm pink), K-Wow (mid-tone cool mauve), Gwi-Yo-Mi (mid-tone raspberry)

The Sheen Supreme Lipglass Tints are kind of interesting to me, because they’re supposed to offer lightweight, long-wearing color that reacts with your body’s temperature to slightly alter the shade (a la mood lipstick, anyone?). They’re housed in a click-type brush pen similar to Stila’s Lip Glaze which I normally really like. The only downside to this type of component is that if you accidentally click it too many times, you’ll waste product because the air pressure in the tube makes any excess swell in the brush. It makes a mess! A minute after I stopped clicking, I still had gloss coming through the brush in blobs. Kind of a tricky situation.

Aside from the temperamental applicator, the formula isn’t what I expected at all. It glides on nicely, but it settles in lip lines and slightly pools in them the longer I wear it. While there’s no discernible flavor, these do have the signature MAC vanilla fragrance. The thing that killed me though was how sticky my lips felt after I wiped these off. I had a tacky residue left behind that was annoying and unlike any of my other MAC lippies. Lipglass is sticky/tacky, I admit, but for there to be residue without a trace of color was a deal-breaker for me. I SO wanted to love these, guys! Additionally, the whole pH/body temperature thing? I didn’t think the color changed on my lips all that much.

Oh well, can’t win them all! Luckily there are about a zillion other MAC lip products that are great.

mac sheen supreme lipglass tint swatches

Top to bottom: Bubble Gum, Gwi-Yo-Mi, K-Wow

Will you pick up any of the Sheen Supreme lippies?

Bottom Line…

Sheen Supreme Lipglass Tint

Star-Rating-3

Sheen Supreme Lipstick

Star-Rating-43

Price & Availability…

Sheen Supreme Lipstick—$20, Sheen Supreme Lipglass Tint—$17; North America MAC locations, maccosmetics.com, nordstrom.com until September 26th.

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