Like the Sun Rising in the East, Your Lips Will Shimmer Wearing One of the 15 Moisturizing Cremesheen Lipsticks and Glosses in the New MAC Cremesheen + Pearl Collection

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MAC Coral Bliss Cremesheen
Wearing MAC Cremesheen Lipstick in Coral Bliss

MAC went east — faaar east — for the 15 modern pinks, nudes and corals in their new Cremesheen + Pearl collection of Cremesheen Glasses and Lipsticks with a light-reflecting finish.


Each of the eight new Cremesheen Lipsticks ($15 each) and seven Cremesheen Glasses ($19.50 each) in the Asian-inspired collection contain crushed pearl for shiny, glossy lips with a luminous glow. They arrive on North American shores August 9 (and coming to international locales this September), but if you can’t/don’t want to wait that long, they’re actually available now online.

Looking for the right light-reflecting lips to go with your favorite bold eye look? MAC’s got ya covered. ๐Ÿ™‚

Here’s a quick look at six of the new shades. I can’t wait to wear some of these with smokey eyes!

MAC Cremesheen Lipstick Coral Bliss Pure Zen Shanghai Spice
Cremesheen Lipsticks in Coral Bliss, Pure Zen and Shanghai Spice

MAC Cremesheen Glass Double Happiness Rising Sun Pagoda
Cremesheen Glass in Double Happiness, Rising Sun and Pagoda

I LOVE the product names and the overall vibe. It reminds me of the last time I went to the cherry blossom festival in SF’s Japan Town. My favorites here are probably the comfortable Cremesheen Glasses because of how moisturizing they are. Thinner than the Lipglasses and non-sticky, too, they just feel really, really great on my lips. Whenever I travel by plane, I always bring a moisturizing Cremesheen along to help my lips cope with the dry, recycled air.

mac cremesheen pearl swatches
Swatches from the left: Cremesheen Lipsticks in Coral Bliss, Pure Zen and Shanghai Spice; Cremesheen Glass in Double Happiness, Pagoda and Rising Sun

MAC Pure Zen Cremesheen
Cremesheen in Pure Zen (I had to take the false lashes off because they were driving me a little crazy, LOL!)

MAC Shanghai Spice Cremesheen
Cremesheen Lipstick in Shanghai Spice

MAC Double Happiness Cremesheen Glass
Cremesheen Glass in Double Happiness

MAC Pagoda Cremesheen Glass
Cremesheen Glass in Pagoda

MAC Rising Sun Cremesheen Glass
Cremesheen Glass in Rising Sun

The MAC Cremesheen + Pearl collection includes…

Cremesheen Lipsticks ($15 US, $17.50 CDN)

  • Japanese Maple: Frosted light beige
  • Pure Zen: Frosted warm nude
  • Peach Blossom: Frosted cool nude
  • Shanghai Spice: Frosted neutral pink
  • Sunny Seoul: Frosted light warm pink
  • Pink Pearl Pop: Frosted mid-tone pink
  • Coral Bliss: Frosted light coral
  • Saigon Summer: Frosted bright orange

Cremesheen Glasses ($19.50 US, $22.50 CDN)

  • Paper Lantern: Frosted soft warm pink
  • Double Happiness: Frosted light nude
  • Dynasty at Dusk: Frosted neutral pink
  • Imperial Light: Frosted light peach
  • Pagoda: Frosted cool pink
  • Floating Lotus: Frosted soft rose
  • Rising Sun: Frosted bright orange

Oh, and all of these new lippies are also being added to MAC’s permanent line, so we’ll be seeing a lot of them in the future.

Playing on my iPod…

Jessie Ware, Wildest Moments


Allen Stone, Unaware

Katy Perry, Wide Awake

Just a few songs to help get you going this morning. ๐Ÿ™‚ Let’s you and I both have a wonderful day!

Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,



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  1. I like Rising Sun the most! Most pieces from this collection don’t really speak to me because I already own something similar, but Rising Sun is gorgeous!
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  2. Bing says:

    Shanghai Spice, mm, product with my hometown in it always gets me sold.

  3. I really like the way Shanghai spice looks! Thanks for the swatches

  4. Soo Jin says:

    Loving Coral Bliss and Rising Sun! Can’t wait to try all of them when they come out! ๐Ÿ™‚

  5. Teri says:

    I love Coral Bliss and Rising Sun on you! Definitely going to swatch them when I’m in the Mac store ๐Ÿ™‚
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  6. Yelena says:

    wow they are all gorgeous but coral bliss is my fave!!!

  7. Katherine G says:

    Coral Bliss and Rising Sun look amazing….I think I’m going to come away from either the MAC counter or website with more than what I had originally planned….

  8. Melissa says:

    I love Shanghai Spice, Coral Bliss, and Double Happiness. As always Karen, the rest of your makeup looks flawless.

  9. Hellooo Shanghai Spice and Rising Sun! They look really really great on you, I hope they’ll look half that good on me!
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  10. Nina says:

    Shanghai Spice is gawguuusss!!! And the name – sooo awesome!

  11. Michele says:

    Beautiful swatches! The Shanghai Spice is so pretty-going to have to mosey over to my Mac counter & chevk it out!

    I am curious about the colors you are wearing on your eyes in these pics. I love the soft, smokey eyelook you have created. Sultry without being too heavy.

    Thanks for your great blog. I really enjoy all the reviews you post!


  12. Phyrra says:

    I find Coral Bliss breathtaking. Love it.

  13. Stephanie C says:

    shanghai spice and double happiness are calling my name. may have to answer the call.

  14. AnnA says:

    I usually avoid too much shimmer on my lips, but I will have to check these out. They look so pretty!
    P.S. – You look amazing in those lashes!

  15. WELL, hello hottie in the first picture! You look gorg.
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  16. Lulle says:

    I really need to check out this collection, especially for the lipsticks. Pure Zen and Shanghai Spice look really nice.
    I’m less excited about the glosses, although I love Cremesheen Glass comfortable formula, I feel like I already own similar shades.
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  17. Fieran says:

    I have to say, these lipsticks and lip glasses look like they were made for you. All of them suit you so well ๐Ÿ™‚

    Definitely going to check them out when they are launched here. Thanks for the swatches, Karen!

  18. I like Pure Zen on you! Very natural, yet with a subtle touch of glam. Love it! I’d wear this myself.

  19. Dea says:

    I think Coral Bliss is exactly what I’ve been searching for! ๐Ÿ™‚

  20. Josette says:

    holy cow those lashes are the bomb on you!

  21. Kim says:

    They all look very pretty and wearable. That rots about the lashes being a pain, though. They were the first thing I noticed in the 1st pic, of course. ๐Ÿ™‚

  22. Chelsea says:

    Coral Bliss is definitely your color! It looks amazing on you. I wonder what it would look like on my fair fair skin? Welp, one way to find out.

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