MAC Cosmetics Cremesheen Product Pictures and Swatches

Published in: MAC Makeup, Product Reviews

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.

“Hi! Hello!”

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. πŸ™‚

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 dÒ€ℒNude: 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 dÒ€ℒNude: 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!. πŸ™‚

Hip, hip, *hooray*!

How was your Thursday, cutie?

Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,


Subscribe to Makeup and Beauty Blog


Like this post? Tell your friends!

So far, 52 people have commented on this article. How cool is that?

  1. Ellery says:

    I love the nude in the tube… but it applies pink? I don’t like it so much anymore. Crosswires and Modesty were totally made for me though. ^_^

  2. Karen says:

    Hi Ellery,

    I loved it too… and then I put it on and was like, EWWWWWW!

    Modesty is very pretty. It would look fab with a rich, dark, smokey eye. Yikes, the cat just took a big bite out of my leg. I guess that means he’s hungry.

  3. Julia says:

    Oooohh! These are totally gorge! I can’t wait to check out the new formula. Hang-Up, Dare You, and Party Line are must-haves for me.

    I’m looking forward to seeing Seasonal Peach polish- it looks so pretty in the promo photo. Thanks for the photos, Karen!

  4. Karen says:

    Hi Julia,

    You’re welcome! I hope you like the formula… they are super pretty and so easy to use.

    Dangit, now I’ve gotta hunt down that polish!

  5. Justine says:

    I saw these at the MAC counter today, but I was on a quest for a (nearly non-existent) Dior palette that I ended up buying at Sephora (success!!). Not such a fan of lipsticks though, don’t like the feeling on my lips. XD;

    Justines last blog post..Dr. Horrible’s Sing-A-Long Blog

  6. Glosslizard says:

    Brave Red looks fantastic on you! I wanna try Hang-up, and Speak Louder was the surprise for me in the bunch, it looks a lot prettier on your lips than it does in the tube! Guess I’m a-headin’ for MAC this weekend!

  7. Ellery says:

    That really does sound amazing, I’ll have to try it when I get it.

    I’ve never heard of a cat doing that before, but when my cats were kittens, they’d climb up my leg (like, seriously, up to my hip!) if I went into the fridge or into their food cupboard!

  8. Sandy says:

    Are they limited editions?? -_- I’m so broke.

    I just spent my money on Shu Uemura lippies which are fantastic <3

    Sandys last blog post..Retail Therapy

  9. Dao says:

    Dare You and Hang Up look gorgeous on you. I may check this lipstick collection out as it sounds interesting to me. You’re such a busy bee and so dedicated to swatching, especially on the lips. The one and only reason I don’t do much of swatches is my lips can get chapped really easily.

    Daos last blog post..Olive Oil: More than for Salads

  10. Brittany says:

    I love your site because you always have tons of swatches. Anyways, I’m not really wowed by these. I love the color of Hot Gossip. I’m on the pale side, so it will probably look different on me than it did on you, so I may have to go to my local MAC counter to check it out. Otherwise, these really aren’t doing much for me, which my wallet is probably happy about πŸ˜›

  11. Sylvie says:

    Hi Karen, thanks for the swatches. Definitely much better than looking on MAC’s website. I do have a question though- do you really try on every single one right there and take a picture? I mean, they let you? Because here, I don’t think they’re too happy if I fiddle around too much with stuff. I can’t stand the hawk eye on me.

  12. Karen says:

    Hi Justine,

    Yay! I love Dior. Which palette did you pick up?

  13. Karen says:

    Hi Glosslizard,

    Thanks! I’m guessing Hang Up will look nice with Jam Packed on top… very glossy goth glam!

  14. Karen says:

    Hi Ellery,

    You’ll have to tell me what you end up picking up. πŸ™‚

    Aww, how many kitties do you have? Do they still try to climb up your leg? Tabs does this thing where he grabs my leg (or arm … whatever appendage is closest) with both of his front paws. He holds it tight, and then takes a big kitty love bite out of it. It sorta pinches, but it never really hurts because he doesn’t bite down too hard. I hope it’s just a phase he’s going through!

  15. Karen says:

    Hi Sandy,

    Oh nice! Did you get the super glossy ones? I love those…

    If you are in budget mode then save your MAC $ for the upcoming Ungaro release and for holiday stuff.

  16. Karen says:

    Hi Dao,

    Thanks! What shades do you think you might go for? I can see you in Stay in Touch…

  17. Karen says:

    Hi Birttany,

    That’s a pretty one. It has shimmery, but isn’t overly frosty. which is nice. Have fun at the MAC counter and let me know what you end up getting!

  18. Karen says:

    Hi Sylvie,

    A blogger’s gotta do what a blogger’s gotta do. πŸ˜‰

  19. Sylvie says:

    Hi Karen,

    Thanks very much then =) just so you know, I read your blog in the mornings before I go to school and in the evenings when I come back. It’s just a small way for me to relax before I start on my homework. I think I might be very upset if your blog crashed.

  20. gio says:

    They all look gorgeous, I’ll have to check them out. Thanks for the swatches.

    gios last blog post..Product Review: Bottega Verde Melt-On Chocolate and Almond Body Cream

  21. Ellery says:

    I had two, but one disappeared a few months ago and no one’s seen her since. πŸ™

    I still have Babycake though, she’s just over 1 so she isn’t as playful as she was back then but she still runs all over the place. When I’m sleeping she likes to climb across my face, and I have a fur cushion that she always paws at and whenever I take it away she does her lil angry meow.

    Tabs sounds sooo cute. πŸ˜€ I’ve always wanted a boy cat but I can’t since mine’s a girl.

  22. Ms Britt says:

    Wow they look so different on than in the tube.

    I love Crosswires and Stay in Touch. What kind of staying power do they have?

    I LOVE Stay in Touch and Brave Red on you – you have fantastic skin colour.

    Thanks for the news!

  23. Amanda says:

    Stay in touch is my favorite on you, I think. So would you say these are kinda like a thicker, more coverage lustre? maybe sorta/ I’m just trying to place the formula, lol. I *do* have enough tubes for a back2mac, so maybe I’ll check these out this weekend! I’m wanting a new pinky nude, was thinking of trying both fresh brew and honeyflower.

    BTW, I started reading Twighlight yesterday….it’s awesome, I’m sure I will be finished by tomorrow! πŸ™‚

  24. Karen says:

    Hi Gio,

    You’re welcome. πŸ™‚ Lemme know what you end up with!

  25. Karen says:

    Hi Ellery,

    Oh no… poor thing. I bet she’s partying, or exploring the wide, wide, world. She’ll come back to you soon, hopefully.

    Babycake is such a cute name for a cat, and she sounds like she’s got a lot of personality. What does she look like?

    Tabs is fun and sweet, but he’s *very* needy. If I don’t give him lovin’ he lets me know it, LOL. I like it though, because it makes me feel useful.

  26. Karen says:

    Hi Ms. Britt,

    They seem to have average staying power because they’re so slick. I put some on in the afternoon, and then drank a bunch of water from a glass, and then two hours later it was practically gone. I don’t really mind that though, because they feel nice on the lips.

  27. Karen says:

    Hi Amanda,

    SWEET! The movie comes out in November… unfortch for me I won’t be able to catch it on the release day ’cause that’s when I’m flying to Florida for my homegirl’s wedding. Soooo, are you Team Edward or Team Jacob so far?

    Regarding Cremesheens, you hit it on the nail. It does feel thicker than lustre and it has more coverage. At the same time though, they feel moisturizing on the lips and they have a nice slickness.

  28. carla says:

    Hi there
    Brave red & Dare you and nothin’ else πŸ™‚
    I’ve already “O”,fresh moroccan & kinda sexy
    cult of cherry one of the matten the deep berry shade
    I think these babies are permanent aren’t they?

  29. Kelly says:

    I’m so glad these are permanent, because there are way too many that I must have. πŸ˜‰

  30. Ellery says:

    That’s what I keep saying. She always liked staying out late. This is Babycake. Her name was originally Jacob until we realized she was a girl, then it was Tinkerbell, then it was Bambi and now I settled on Babycake.

    How old is Tabs? I love hearing about other people’s bonds with their cats, lol. Before I got one I used to hate them but I think that’s because I was allergic to them. (I was allergic to dogs too but got one of those, and after a month of non stop sneezing my allergies to all animals has vanished!)

  31. Miss QQ says:

    Hi Karen. On Hold looks very nice on you. I’m waiting for all these recently launched collections to hit my stores, but I’m not really very excited about these three, more excited about Emanuel Ungaro and Manish Arora.

    Oh, I haven’t tried Chanel No 5 Eau de Premier yet. Can’t wait for it to be launched!

  32. Dao says:

    Stay in touch is indeed a gorgeous color, thank you for recommending it to me. I need to check the formula out first since my lips are in chappedville these days.

    Daos last blog post..My Makeup Blog: Fall Wishes

  33. KK says:

    Howdy!!! So they all look cute, cute! But did you buy all 14? If so ,how did you do it girl? you are my lipstick hero!!!!

  34. Marisol says:

    I swear you are soooo bad for my wallet. Off to MAC I go!

    Marisols last blog post..TILT 9.25.08

  35. Michelle says:

    I have purchased this before reading your blog.
    I bought party line, dare you and modesty. I am loving all of them
    For some reason the picture of party line on your blog looks way different to the color of the one I bought.

    Modesty is my new love for nude pink lipstick.
    Second comes Viva Glam V.

    Anyway, I am considering on getting Ravishing!

    Oh No!!!! But I think I’ll wait since its permanent anyway.

    Thanks for the posting!

  36. alix says:

    i got my creme d nude lipstick yesterday :)!
    I thought it would come out like a concealer colour but it came out more pinky so i was a little disapointed, but i like this colour. I use it all the tome with my MAC foudation which i just bought. i am hopeing to get some new MAC bronzer too :).
    I think MAC should do fake tan , if they havnt already πŸ™‚

    love alix.

  37. Karen says:

    Hi Carla,

    Yup, they are… so you have time to get ’em. πŸ™‚

  38. Karen says:

    Hi Kelly,

    Yay! Which shades are your faves?

  39. Karen says:

    Hi Ellery,

    OMG — Babycake is such a cutie! I love the expression on her face. She looks like one sassy kitty. What kind of personality does she have? Is she clingy, like Tabs, or does she like to do her own thang?

    I think Tabs is about two years old. When he first started coming around this time last year he looked really young, and the pads on his paws were very smooth like they are in young cats.

    Funny thing: like you, I didn’t really like cats until I met Tabs. I always had animals around when I was younger, but my family only had dogs around since I was 14, so up until now I’ve thought myself more to be a dog person. Tabs has put me on the fast track to becoming a full-fledged Crazy Cat Lady. I see my inevitable destiny, and I can’t seem to do anything to stop it, LOL.

  40. Karen says:

    Hi Miss QQ,

    Both the Ungaro and Manish Arora collections look interesting. I’m eager for those, too.

    Ahh! I went by the mall to buy my friend a present for her bridal shower and I couldn’t help but spritz some Eau de Premier on my wrists. I’m gettin’ a bit obsessed with it. I can’t wait for you to try it!

  41. Karen says:

    Hi KK,

    Girl, a blogger’s gotta do what she’s gotta do to get the job done! Have a good weekend!

  42. Karen says:

    Hi Marisol,

    Have fun! Lemme know what you picked up!

  43. Karen says:

    Hi Michelle,

    You’re welcome! Have a good weekend!

  44. Karen says:

    Hi Alix,

    MAC has some nice bronzers; the color selection is a bit more extensive than other lines. Have a good weekend and enjoy your new lipstick.

  45. Ellery says:

    She’s a diva, she likes doing her own thing, but she comes to me when she wants food, outside, or kisses. πŸ˜€

    I remember that kind of, was he a stray? All I remember is something about him sitting in your car, haha. He’s fabulous! πŸ˜€

    I always thought I was a dog person since I’ve wanted a Chihuahua since I was 13, but ever since I got my cats and dog I’ve just preferred the cat. But my dad finally gave in and we’re currently looking for a Pomeranian! (I changed my mind on the chihuahua)

  46. Linh says:

    Thanks so much for posting swatches of these gorgeous lipsticks on your lips!!


  47. Elaine says:

    Thanks!! This is a super useful post cuz the colors look very different on lips vs in the tube. πŸ™‚

  48. liz says:

    very helpful. can’t believe I only discovered it now. =) is that all the cremesheens?

  49. Liz says:

    Well, I thought I would make it an even 50 for your comments. πŸ™‚ The color in the tube is really different than what’s on your lips. I wonder if it’s just the way it photographs and shows up on the monitor. Love how you did this however and it helps in choosing a lipstick online. I love the Cremesheens. I have several of them and my fav at the moment is Speed Dial. A perfect pink!

  50. Alison says:

    Hi Karen!

    I’d love to find a dupe for What Joy in a better formula – would you know of any? I love this shade but can’t stand MAC’s lipsticks because they dry my lips out like crazy.

  51. Savannah says:

    Hang up is so pretty! I’m looking for a vampy lip color I can wear during fall, and this might be the one!!!

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

CommentLuv badge