A new kid’s in town, and her name is Cremesheen — MAC Cremesheen. The collection joins two other major MAC releases that arrived on counters nationwide today: Suite Array, and Gold Fever (exclusive to Nordstrom stores).
Say hello to Cremesheen’s 14 new lipstick colors.
They’re accompanied by a single nail polish, Seasonal Peach (kinda random, right?). With the Cremesheen collection, MAC introduces a brand new lipstick formulation. Is it any good?
Let’s find out.
On the lipstick scale, I think these feel creamier and thicker than MAC Lustre lipsticks do. I love lippies, and the Cremesheen lipsticks feel surprisingly light and slick for how thick they are. MAC played it safe, too, as far as flavor, making them both taste- and fragrance- free. They’re easy to apply, deliver full color coverage, and just one coat makes my pucker shine like fine china.
Sadly, Seasonal Peach, the lone nail polish in the Cremesheen collection, was mysteriously MIA at my local MAC counter today, but all 14 of the lipsticks were in the hizz.
Of the 14 Cremesheen colors, On Hold, Party Line and Stay in Touch were my early faves. A couple of the colors looked pretty in the tube but didn’t work well for me (Creme d’Nude and Hot Gossip).
Cremesheen Lipsticks ($14)
- Creme d’Nude: Pale muted peach beige
- Ravishing: Clean, lightly peachy coral
- Speed Dial: Light blue pink
- Fanfare: Mid-tone yellow pink
- On Hold: Mid-tone yellow raspberry
- Speak Louder: Clean poppy blue pink
- Modesty: Muted neutral pink
- Hot Gossip: Mid-tone pinky plum
- Crosswires: Clean pinky orange
- Stay in Touch: Lightly yellow brown
- Brave Red: Bright yellow red
- Dare You: Deep brown red
- Party Line: Red-tone plum
- Hang-Up: Deep berry
Nail Lacquer ($10)
- Seasonal Peach:Creamy pale peachy pink
Brave Red: Bright yellow red
Creme d’Nude: Pale muted peach beige
Crosswires: Clean pinky orange
Dare You: Deep brown red
Fanfare: Mid-tone yellow pink
Hang-Up: Deep berry
Hot Gossip: Mid-tone pinky plum
Modesty: Muted neutral pink
On Hold: Mid-tone yellow raspberry
Party Line: Red-tone plum
Speak Louder: Clean poppy blue pink
Speed Dial: Light blue pink
Stay in Touch: Lightly yellow brown
Ravishing: Clean lightly peachy coral
Suite Array: Don’t Miss the Pearlglide Liners
Suite Array, the other mass market MAC collection released today, features eight eye liners, also in a new formulation (codenamed Pearlglide), along with eight eye shadow duos.
I love the cute, convenient packaging of Suite Array’s duos, but the shadows seem a bit on the sheer side. To me, the real standouts of the collection are the Pearlglide liners. Soft to the touch, with plenty o’ lovely shimmer, they’re pigment rich and long lasting. Definite must-haves if you’re looking for liners.
The third MAC release of the day, glittery Gold Fever, will be exclusive to Nordstrom stores (at least for now). I’ll post some Gold Fever pictures and swatches in a few.
Three cheers for MAC!.
Hip, hip, *hooray*!
How was your Thursday, cutie?
Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,