Swatch Out! MAC Too Fabulous Lip Pencils and Cremesheen Glasses

Published in: MAC Makeup

Girls, can we talk for a sec about how MAC handles color? The line has a rep for bright, bold makeup, but every so often they’ll come out with a collection that kinda throws me for a loop.


Right now that collection’s Too Fabulous, with its darker Mineralized Blush colors, and delicately colored Lip Pencils ($13) and Cremesheen Glasses ($18).

Cremesheen Glasses in Partial to Pink, Just Superb, Loud & Lovely, Boy Bait, Fashion Scoop

Cremesheen Glasses in Double Dare, Deelight, Richer Lusher, Over Indulgence

The creamy Cremesheen Glasses sure do shine and remind me of melting ice cream (*tummy rumbles*). I dig the mix of pinks, corals and browns — soft, wearable and fabulous (ha!) for daytime.

Um… what’s a Cremesheen Glass?
It’s like a MAC Lipglass only thinner, sheerer and creamier. All nine of this batch (some of them have appeared in previous releases) are now part of MAC’s permanent line.

Lip Pencils in Boldly Bare, Chestnut, In Synch, Mouth Off, Naked Liner, Trimmed in Pink

I think the colors of these Cremesheen’s nicely complement the Lip Pencils here. MAC did a faboo job with a batch of everyday colors for a wide range of skin tones. If you have darker skin, take a gander at Chestnut, a creamy brown. I’m liking the way it looks on brown babes. And Paler princesses, check out Naked Liner, an uber-light and creamy neutral that almost looks like a concealer.

Lip Pencils in Boldly Bare, Chestnut, In Synch, Mouth Off, Naked Liner, Trimmed in Pink (on my NC35 skin)

Partial to Pink, Just Superb, Loud & Lovely, Boy Bait, Fashion Scoop

Double Dare, Deelight, Richer Lusher, Over Indulgence


This afternoon I fell (ha! literally) for three of the (six) Lip Pencils — Mouth Off, Trimmed in Pink and Boldly Bare — but passed on the Cremesheen Glasses. Since MAC made ’em permanent fixtures, I figure I have some time to decide.

So how was your Thursday? What was the highlight of your day? Mine was the drive I took through my old neighborhood in Mill Valley. Someone lives in my old apartment now, aww… I hope they like it.

I also picked up a couple of mini-cupcakes that I’m saving for desert. πŸ™‚

Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,



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  1. Catherine says:

    I LOVE the look of that promo image, but I am really sad that I can’t pull off pale lips like that! Whenever I wear stuff paler than my skintone, I just end up looking a little sick. I do really want Loud & Lovely and Double Dare though, those look LOVELY.
    .-= Catherine’s last blog post… My DePotting & Pressing Adventure Γ’β‚¬β€œ TKB Freestyle Palettes & Pans =-.

  2. Ooh which lip pencils did you pick up! I am eyeing Boldly Bare, In Synch, and Naked Liner.
    .-= Kajal Couture’s last blog post… Wedding Adventures Post #2: Looking Your Best On Your Big Day! =-.

  3. Caitlin says:

    Too funny! I literally just went to MAC and one of the items I picked up was the Boy Bait lipglass!

    • Karen says:

      How funny! Are you liking it?

      • Caitlin says:

        I’ve actually fallen in love. This is the first MAC lipglass that I’ve purchased (don’t hate me!) so I’m digging the consistency! Plus I don’t like how pigmented my lips look when they’re irritated, so I looooove me some nude gloss.

  4. I love the lip looks in that promo image! yummay what flavor cupcakes were they?
    .-= Makeupmorsels’s last blog post… EOTD: Toblerone =-.

  5. marisol says:

    Le sigh…. that’s all I have to say about this collection.

    Did you get nostalgic going by MV?
    .-= marisol’s last blog post… Beauty makes people come together =-.

    • Karen says:

      πŸ™‚ Even though you’re on no buy you can still go and play!

      I did get a little nostalgic. For the first time in many months it didn’t feel like home, which was weird. I guess I’m finally settling into Novato.

      BTW, don’t you have work off today?

      • Marisol says:

        I get nostalgic from time to time when I am near the apartments where I grew up in Novato especially when I see all the changes.

        Yup so happy to have the day off. Although I woke up at the same time as if I had gotten up to work.
        .-= Marisol’s last blog post… Beauty makes people come together =-.

      • Karen says:

        Oh, I know! Even though I haven’t been gone for long, I noticed a few big changes ’round the old neighborhood. I think what I miss most is the activity. I lived near Strawberry Village, so there was always stuff going on — people walking or biking by, kids playing, families shopping. Where I am now is a bit more quiet, which is nice, but I miss being able to walk across the street and have my pick of cafes, ya know?

  6. Jenn says:

    Is there a face chart for this? I’m dying to know the lip color on the promo pic!

  7. Ooh nice colours…may have to add some of these to the kit as my bridal clients would gobble these up completely!
    .-= Cassandra Rae Ferguson’s last blog post… Cassandra Rae Ferguson – Professional Makeup Artist Sydney =-.

    • Karen says:

      They are very bridal colors, for sure. The only thing is the wear time isn’t all that great for the Cremesheen Glasses… I feel like I have to apply them at least every hour or so.

  8. I can’t wait to get some goodies from this collection today!
    .-= SoVeryFabulous’s last blog post… 5 February Favorites =-.

  9. Rachel says:

    do you by any chance know what color they’re wearing in the promo pic? looks like it might be partial to pink..

  10. gio says:

    The promo pix looks nice but that’s just another collection I’m gonna skip. I think the colors look pretty but nothing is a must-have for me.
    .-= gio’s last blog post… Product Review: Pupa Luminys Baked Blush #04 =-.

  11. Frances says:

    Ohh, I think I need the creemsheen in overindulgence! I’m not a big fan of lip pencils.

  12. NINA says:

    Love them all!

    Oh my oh my, I am in trouble ….

  13. sara says:

    hey karen, how do you think loud and lovely compares to creme anglaise from the previous cremesheen collection? i’m trying to talk myself out of it, ha!

  14. Vero says:

    I love all the lip pencils, oh my!

  15. lexi says:

    I got Richer, Lusher – I love it! I want to go back for the Trimmed in Pink pencil and perhaps another Cremesheen in one of the pink shades…I’ll be at the Pro store tomorrow.

  16. Glosslizard says:

    I picked up Richer, Lusher yesterday (a perfect peach to wear over pink lippies for the orange-shy), and will probably eventually go back for Double Dare! Pity they didn’t add Petite Indulgence to the the lot, it was my favorite Cremesheen!

  17. Keerthi says:

    Ooh, I think the Boldly Bare pencil would match my natural lip color nicely! As for the glosses, I’m most interested in Double Dare and maybe one of the paler ones as wellÒ€¦ Just Superb, perhaps?

  18. Marce says:

    Yum, cupcakes…though I don’t like the mini part, LOL! I’m loving In Synch and Naked Liner, they’re pretty! No Cremesheen glasses for me, I find them too expensive for what they are!
    .-= Marce’s last blog post… Look – Through the Looking Glass =-.

  19. Amanda says:

    Are they going to make these pencils perm?

  20. lesley says:

    ZOMG–I’m totally relieved that these are a permanent addition… at least this way, I’ll be able to buy them in the US or Tax-free when I travel, instead of in the Norwegian department stores (which make prices 2.5-3.5 times higher than in the US)… =/

  21. Melissa says:

    Wow…I bought six of the cremesheens yesterday-I didn’t have any, and four I considered must-have, but I splurged on the extra two because the SA told me all were LE, only Boy Bait was a perm shade.

  22. Erica says:

    love this collection! Picked up Boy Bait, Fashion Scoop, In Synch, and Naked Liner. Will deff be back for Buddy Up blush and a few more liners. LOVE LOVE. Thanks for the pics! Are the liners going to be permanent??

  23. I got to see this yesterday, and only ended up with 2 of the mineralized blushes! I really wanted to love Naked Liner, but it just looked sooo pale on me (or maybe I put too much?.) so I didn’t get that one. The hot pink liner looks great too but I still have a lot of my Pink Treat liner left! πŸ™‚ I wanted to get Loud and Lovely (hot pink cremesheen glass) but its perm so I can wait before I get it πŸ™‚

    THe mineralized blushes are gorgeous though!! xx
    .-= Princesa Livia’s last blog post… MAC Rhapsody in Two, Two Virtues & Thoughts on Spring Colour Forecast & Too Fabulous Collections! Γ’β„’Β₯ =-.

  24. Christy says:

    I like this collection more than Liberty of London. Perhaps I’m being practical with my makeup choices, I don’t know πŸ˜‰ I got two Naked Liners, I thought it would go perfect for creating a sharper lip line. I didn’t get In Sync liner, but I probably will do so soon along with Rhapsody in Two and maybe Two Virtues. I will pick up some cremesheen glass once I actually finish some of the glosses I have since they’re permanent.
    .-= Christy’s last blog post… NOTD: Sephora by OPI I’m With Brad Nail Polish =-.

  25. Connie says:

    Do you think MouthOff is a good liner for VegasVolt? I just ordered Summerfruit online since the MAC Chat Rep said that would be the closest match but with this new color I’m wondering if I’ll have to do an exchange…. πŸ™

  26. Ashley says:

    i got loud and lovely. ironic that it wasn’t one of the two i had come for: overindulgence and double dare. it just stuck out to me.

  27. Cas says:

    OM MY GOD – the loud and lovely gloss looks AMAZING!
    .-= Cas’s last blog post… PAW-fect Time At PAWS =-.

  28. Krissie Cage says:

    I am soooo in love with partial to pink !!!!!!…….cant wait to go get it …..looks like a trip to the MAC counter is in my near future !LOL

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