Friday, August 3, 2012
MAC Cremesheen and Pearl Collection
This collection revolves around the Cremesheen Glass and Lipstick formula, this release will become part of their permanent collection and I am really excited to collect some of these. I know many people who love the Cremesheen Glass formula and I have been recommended it so many times, I haven't tried it yet since I haven't bought any MAC glosses recently. I have been buying their lipsticks a lot and now I think that I need to buy more glosses from them on my next few visits. The Cremesheen Glass is a combination of a lip gloss and a lipstick, it has a pigmented, creamy finish and comes in a variety of hues. This collection adds a pearl finish to the Cremesheen Glass and Lipstick formula, this will appeal to even more customers and I can see this formula capturing even more fans over the next few weeks.
"A shimmering twist on an instant classic - Cremesheen Lipstick and Cremesheen Glass get infused with crushed pearl. Rich new colours with creamy texture and an advanced complex that locks in moisture and conditions. Light reflecting pearls add a high-shine shimmering finish." As of right now, this collection only contains shades that are on the lighter side of color range, I see lots of pinks and peaches, but no reds or berries. I am a bit surprised by this as we are going into fall and deeper lip shades are a major trend. Since this collection is permance, I might buy one or two shades now and purchase more of them next spring and summer...
Here is the pearl twist to the Cremesheen line...
Lipstick - Lipstick that lavishes lips with everything they love and more. Superior colours with rich creamy texture mold and hold to lips while natural conditioning agents lock in moisture for a soft cushion and comfort. Light reflecting pearls add amazing high shine and shimmer.
- Japanese Maple - frosted light beige
- Pure Zen - frosted warm nude
- Peach Blossom - frosted cool nude
- Shanghai Spice - frosted neutral pink
- Sunny Seoul - frosted warm pink
- Coral Bliss - frosted light coral
- Pink Pearl Pop - frosted midtonal pink
- Saigon Summer - frosted bright orange
Cremesheen Glass - A lip finish that fuses the creamy, sheen-filled nature of Cremesheen Lipstick with the shine of MAC Lipglass. Soft, comfortable, non-sticky. Applies with a doe-foot applicator. Use as a top layer to its namesake Lipstick or on its own.
- Paper Lantern - frosted soft warm pink
- Double Happiness - frosted light nude
- Imperial Light - frosted light peach
- Dynasty at Dusk - frosted neutral pink
- Pagoda - frosted cool pink
- Floating Lotus - frosted soft rose
- Rising Sun - frosted bright orange
I will definitely be saving the shades from this collection until next spring and summer, I wish that MAc had released this collection last April or May, I would have bought tons of the glosses. My favorite shade from the Cremesheen Glass will be the only shade that I buy now, Floating Lotus is a frosted soft rose and contains enough pigment for me to use this time of the year and throughout the entire year. I can see this shade being a great addition to my lip gloss collection and I will use it all the time. I will buy this shade the next time that I am at the counter. Paper Lantern is the only other shade that might buy in the first round, this warm pink will work well against a strong eye look and I will be doing a bunch of those types of looks this fall.
Next spring, I will be more interested in the Lipsticks than I am right now. Pink Pearl Pop will be a great pink for the spring and I hope that pinks are as populatr next spring as they were this spring. Shanghai Spice is a more neutral pink and I will want to see how this would work in a My-Lips-But-Better look, I will be looking at this shade closer at the counter and see if it is a dupe to Way To Love (how is it that MAC hasn't offered a similar shade since the beginning of 2009?!), I might buy this one right away too.
This collection looks very promising for me, however that is due mostly to my skintone. I love pinks and they work wonderfully for my pale skin. However, the shade range leaves a lot to be desired so I hope that MAC has more shades on the way. The current shade range leaves a lot of shades totally passed over and someone with a deeper skintone will not find any shades to complement their skin. I do hope that MAC has more to come with this product line...
photo courtesy of MAC