Released last month, MAC's Fashion Sets represent popular sellers from around the world. Just when you thought their lipstick was good enough, they threw like-coloured lipglasses and nail polishes into the mix. Since I technically reside in the Asia Pacific realm, Australia played host to MACs' Impassioned, St. Germain, Ravishing, Morange and Angel.
Seeing that I don't paint my own nails, I immediately scratched polish off the list and because this release is inspired by their own best-sellers in lipstick-form (you can buy these year-round) - lipglasses won out. Even though I rarely wear lip gloss (my hair has some sort of magnetic attraction when I ever I apply it) I figured what the heck?!
MAC's lipglass sports the familiar vanilla scent and petite doe foot applicator. Unlike their lipstick, the lipglasses are a sheerer version yet still capture their roots. For girls who are looking to try a semi-bold look but aren't willing to fully commit, I think choosing a lipglass is the better route.
Out of the five I had to choose from, I went with St. Germain (a milky white pink with blue undertones) and Impassioned (a bright fuchsia pink). Just last year I was stalking the MAC counters inside of David Jones and Myer due to the fact both locations couldn't keep Impassioned on the shelves. When they finally received a shipment I tried Impassioned, but I wasn't brave enough to purchase. It looks super pretty on tan gals like Karen and dark-haired mavens like Lilit. MAC, a big thank you to you for diluting this particular potion.
Typical wear time hinges on eating and drinking, but I find I get about three hours of wear on average. Per usual, my hair met my lips much to my chagrin. You can also count on a bit more stickiness/tackiness which I find to be annoying; I feel more inclined to lick my lips since I'm not used to wearing gloss. This effects wear time for me as well.
The Bagful breakdown:
Total amount for MAC's Limited Edition Lipglasses:
- $35.00 AUS / $14.50 USD per tube
Value for money spent (performance and quality):
- 7 out of 10 bags – Easy to apply (make sure you wear chapstick if your lips are on the dry side), but gosh darn expensive.
Likelihood to purchase again:
- I did enjoy the teeth whitening ability of Saint Germain; I think I'd be more likely to buy this one again if I should ever run out.