MAC Mineralize Rich Lipstick in Lady at Play
Here is a continuation of my series of reviews on the MAC Tropical Taboo collection items. I talked about the Mineralize Rich Lipstick in my video review on the MAC Tropical Taboo, but let me reiterate my thoughts on the Mineralize Rich Lipstick and cremesheen glass in this review.
There are five Mineralize Rich Lipglasses in this collection, and I have four of them. They come in these odd-shaped tubes that are thick in the base and top, but tapers in the middle. The cap is magnetized so it easily shuts close in one smooth motion. The lipstick cap does not click, but actually snaps shut.
The Mineralize Rich Lipsticks have this really smooth, creamy, glossy texture. These remind me a little of the discontinued Slimshine lipsticks and Supreme Sheen lipsticks, but the Mineralize Rich lipsticks are not as soft. However, I feel that these would also melt easily when you leave them in a hot area like your car in the middle of summer. Take care of these babies or they will easily melt and become a deformed mess.
MAC Mineralize Rich Lipsticks in Lady at Play, Glamour Era,
Divine Choice, Midnight Mambo
MAC Mineralize Rich Lipsticks in Divine Choice, Midnight Mambo
As for the shades, I am really liking Divine Choice which is a mid-tone cool pink cream. Lady at Play is a beautiful coral, but it is described by MAC as a cool tangerine. Glamour Era is a mid-tone warm brown frost that I thought I wouldn't like, but it actually complemented my warm skintone. Midnight Mambo is the deepest of the shades that I have, described as an intense violet.
As you can see in the photos, the Mineralize Rich Lipstick give off this really nice sheen on the lips. I like how soft and plump these make the lips appear, and gloss is always perfect during summer. This is my go-to lip product nowadays.
However, as I said, these tend to be rather soft, so be careful of where you store these.
MAC Cremesheen Glass:
As I mentioned in previous reviews, the cremesheen glasses are sheer and less sticky than your regular lipglass. They are sheer mostly because the formula is different from that of the lipglass, it is less sticky and more comfortable on the lips than the lipglass. If you don't like sticky glosses, the Cremesheen glass is the one for you. The fact that MAC created complementary shades of the cremesheen glass to wear in tandem with the Mineralize Rich lipsticks in this collection meant that MAC really intended these to be layering glosses- not really to be worn alone if you like pigmented lips - but to create a luscious look by layering over a lipstick. Or, if you really don't care for pigmentation especially for the lighter cremesheen glasses, you can wear these alone for a shiny lip look.
I am especially loving Narcissus - I have two of these and I have a distinct feeling I will use both up this summer. This is my go-to lipgloss as this is not sticky at all, and I hate the sticky feeling of glosses especially during the hot, sweltering summer. Narcissus is described as a dirty eggplant, but I think it's more of a mid-tone purple. Love it! Japanese Spring is a pale dirty pink that doesn't give much pigment at all, just shine. This is the perfect example of a layering gloss that I just talked about, primarily because of its lack of pigment, but it is loaded with tons of shine.
All in all, I am loving the light, sheer, glossy look of the Mineralize Rich Lipsticks, and the non-sticky, light feel of the cremesheen glass. I think these are good products for summer. I just don't feel that they last too long on the lips, so you would have to reapply often.
(Media sample was provided by a representative of the brand for consideration. All opinions are mine.)