Product Type: MAC makeup
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Summer Lipsticks- Colour And Gloss
MAC Sheen Supreme Lipstick
Member Name: Machair1
MAC Sheen Supreme Lipstick
Advantages: Beautiful lipsticks that combine colour with gloss
Disadvantages: Don't stay as long as other MAC Lipsticks.
MAC Sheen Supreme Lipstick
With the summer finally here we can at last relax and enjoy some sunny days, and with that comes the opportunity to wear less make-up, or to at least choose products that are summery and fresh. I must admit that at this time of year I tend to wear lighter foundations and veer towards a more glossy lipstick, or even a gloss by itself, especially when on holiday. This is why I love the MAC Sheer Supreme lipstick which combines a gloss and a lip colour all in one.
Retailing for £13.50 from Debenhams or from MAC direct, these lipsticks are not inexpensive, but it is always worth looking for discounts - for example there is often 10% off at Debenhams , and more savings to be made if you have one of their beauty cards. This isn't a credit card in anyway, it purely rewards you for loyalty and the savings really add up to some very worthwhile discounts. I also find that shopping online with Debenhams often seems to yield a freebie or two in the parcel, which is an added bonus and allows you to sample some new products. Delivery is also free if you are a member of this scheme.
The lipsticks are said to combine the colour impact of a lipstick with the shine sheen of a gloss, and for me this represents an accurate description of what these are. Available in many colours I have two absolute favourites- Bare Again and Can't get Enough. Both of these shades are pinky or peachy brown and are so easy to wear colours. I found these shades through intensive research on YouTube and over on Makeupalley.com where I was able to formulate a solid opinion of what these colours would represent, and the research paid off because these have become my all time favourite lipsticks. I really recommend this way of purchasing cosmetics, because by typing in the shades into YouTube you will often find a reviewer who will talk about their experiences, and Makeupalley, whilst not visual, has excellent written content. This site really gives an accurate description of the colours as well as the overall customer experience of the brand and variant.
The lipstick is so easy to apply, it simply glides onto the lips effortlessly and it leaves them moisturised and so pretty. You don't need a lip liner if you prefer not to use one, and the result is still a beautiful soft lip that feels so lovely. The longevity of the lipstick is enhanced by using a primer, but to be honest I think these are just ideal to apply and go. Yes maybe they don't last as long as a more matte lipstick would, especially after eating or drinking, but I just re-apply. I think if you find this a problem it would count as a negative aspect to these which definitely don't stay as long as a MAC lipstick would. For me though this is more than made up for by the beautiful way this looks on the lips, and if I want more lasting qualities I will apply a nude/pinky brown lip liner underneath. To give you an idea I find these last about 3 hours without re-application.
Bare Again was a shade I already owned when I saw a make-up artist on You tube- Pixywoo recommending it as a colour Jay-lo would wear! I was delighted as I already owned this shade, and as I really like her I was delighted to have found a lipstick she would certainly be seen in! I have since realised why I love it so much as it is almost exactly the same shade as my all time favourite MAC Matte lipstick- Velvet Teddy - so now I have the same version but in a glossy format- perfect for summer!
The other shade I really love is called Can't get Enough which is a very similar shade, but this is slightly more peach toned than Bare Again which is slightly more pink toned. The range includes everything from dark red and nude and everything in between. As with all MAC lipsticks they are vanilla scented which makes them so lovely to use and to wear. The compact is stylish and black as is common to MAC lipsticks and easy to use. There is slightly more product in these than regular MAC lipsticks which is a bonus.
I think these are just so beautiful for summer wear. I would certainly place these in the fridge if I was going to a very hot country, which is what I tend to do with lipsticks anyway if I am a room overseas, as this keeps them fresh and prevents them from melting. You just have to remember to remove them at the end of the holiday.
If you love the colour of a lipstick, but the look of a gloss, this might just be the product for you. It has just the one negative aspect that it doesn't last as long as a MAC lipstick does on the lips, but this can be remedied by the addition of a lip-liner. I love this lipstick and my two favourite shades are really up there with my all time favourite products. I can honestly say that these are my go to lip products for the warmer months. They are excellent value for money and they save so much time and create a natural summer look.
This review is also posted on Ciao under my user name Violet1278 with shade photographs.
Summary: A lovely lipstick from MAC that combines colour with gloss.