MAC Creme Team Previews

Published in: MAC Makeup, Product Reviews

Move over mattes, and make way for MAC Creme Team!


Last year’s Matte 2 and Mattene collections were fun throwbacks to the 90s, but for now MAC’s sweet on creams.

The Cremesheen Glasses in the new MAC Creme Team collection fit nicely with the Cremesheen lipsticks released a few months ago.

I previewed three colors from the upcoming Creme Team collection, and all I have to say is halleluyar! I’m in love with the Cremesheen Glasses.

Creamsheen Glasses feel thinner, slicker than Lipglasses

I’ve never felt the Lipglasses were overly sticky, but some women do. For whatever it’s worth, the new glosses — both Petite Indulgence (sheer hot pink) and Looks Like Sin (sheer berry) — feel noticeably slicker, thinner and less sticky to me than the Lipglasses.

The texture reminds me of high quality E.V.O.O. (shout out to Rachel Ray!) — you know, the way good olive oil feels on your lips. That’s how it feels.

Pigmentation and durability

Although I prefer the way the Cremesheen Glasses feel, the Lipglasses win in the pigmentation department.

I think the Cremesheen Glass colors look brighter in the tube than they look on my lips, but when it comes to durability, the Cremesheens begin to fade after just a couple hours, while the Lipglasses seem to last about twice as long. That’s no big whoop to me, though, because I don’t trip over having to reapply often throughout the day.

To their credit, when the color of Cremesheen’s wears down, it actually looks really pretty, like a transparent, semi-shiny wash of color.

Final thoughts

Right now, I think the closest products MAC has to the Cremesheen Glasses are their Lipgelee glosses. They feel similar and have the same faint vanilla scent but are just slightly thicker and aren’t flavored at all. The Cremsheen Glasses also last longer and have a little more pigmentation. Makeup and Beatuy Blog Rating: A

Cremesheen Lipstick in Creme In Your Coffee

A few new Cremesheen Lipstick colors join the new Cremesheen Glasses, yea! Right now, I’m really feelin’ Modesty, but Creme in Your Coffee runs a close second.

It’s a creamy pink brown that looks low key in the tube but oh-so-gaw-geous on the lips. I kinda think wearing it makes me feel more alive.


MAC got the mix between pink and brown just right — not too cool or too warm. I’m guessing ladies of all skin tones will be able to wear it well. It’s a fantastic neutral and totally reminds of something Bobbi Brown (aka the neutral lipstick queen) would create in her lipstick workshop. Makeup and Beauty Blog Rating: A+

Swatches from left to right: Creme in Your Coffee, Petite Indulgence, Looks Like Sin

I’m stoked about checking out the rest of the collection when it drops next week. What do you think so far?

Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,



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  1. p. potter says:


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  2. Karen B says:

    Creme in your coffee is to DIE for! I love Modesty myself so I think this will be right up my alley 🙂

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  3. Glosslizard says:

    Huh! I wasn’t at all tempted by Creme in your Coffee, but it looks amazing on you! I will be trying this one on after all!

  4. I love Cream in your Coffee!!!! And damn girl, you GO with those cool-ass close ups of the wand! I still can’t get that close-up with my new Canon. I think it’s user error though, LOL!

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  5. Amy says:

    Hi Karen – Totally unrelated to Creme Team…what is your opinion of Mineralize Blush? Specifically, Dainty. I have a fair olive complexion (sounds totally weird, right?) and I have such a hard time finding a blush that I like. Tried this on at the Mac counter and I think I really like it, but I thought I should get the Queen of Mac’s review first. 😉

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  6. Fie says:

    Cream in Your Coffee, madame? Hehe. That lipstick just went into my “to-get” list. It looks such a great MLBB colour for me (I have super pigmented and dark-ish lips)

  7. Brittany says:

    Oh my gosh…that lipstick is PERFECT. I’m a huge, huge fan of really toned down lips and this color is absolutely perfect. It’s just pink enough, but it’s still on the nude side. Love!

  8. Mariah says:

    OMG How did you already get these?? *SO JEALOUS*

    I can’t wait for this collection!

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  9. xtina says:

    I want any MAC lippie so bad.

    If I went to a MAC counter do you think they would know how to apply a smokey eye to my monolids? I don’t want to look like a clown walking outta there :/

  10. FS says:

    Does Creme in your Coffee look like Viva Glam VI lipstick?

  11. lesley says:

    I’m excited for this collection!! Now I’m lemming this and the Hello Kitty items =)

    How are you? How’s school? =)

    Take care!! <3

  12. Miss QQ says:

    Hi Karen. Petite Indulgence is such a pretty colour, I hope it looks good on me. But yeah, the glosses are very sheer. Creme in your coffee looks beautiful on you!

  13. Indian Girl says:

    Looks like Sin is awesome !! Too bad, I don like MAC’s lipglasses 🙁
    I find them a lil heavy on my lips …

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  14. Maggie says:

    they all look so pretty! <3

    i have a question, how do you take a picture of your lips with makeup/color on it without washing it out? i’ve tried the auto-macro setting so many times, but it doesn’t work. help? i’m sorry if this bother you!

  15. alexx says:

    Hi Karen!
    Drooling over Creme in your coffee!
    Love your blog!

  16. Karen4 says:

    Hey Karen!

    I do believe that Creme in Your Coffee will be MINE! What a perfect pinky nude! I’m a little disappointed with the glasses, though. I thought that they’d be a bit more pigmented:0(

  17. Elle says:

    Creme in your Coffee looks gorgeous–and I’m so glad it will be permanent!!

    I’m not a fan of the glosses…I tried the lipgelees and couldn’t really get into them. I’ll still check them out though. I can’t ever go to a department store with a MAC counter and not at least stop by for a little peek. 🙂

  18. Brittnie says:

    Creme in Your Coffee is on my “to-get” list as well, now! It’s gorgeous, and I agree that it would look good with any skin tone.

  19. Shefali says:

    I’m dying for this collection to come out!!! After my test on Friday…I’m so going to pick up my stuff! I already reserved a couple of things with my MA.

  20. Karen says:

    Hi P. Potter,

    Yah! I was a nice lipstick surprise!

  21. Karen says:

    Hi Karen B.,

    I know… I’m guessing that it can be worn with lots of looks, too.

    Gotta love lipstick flexibility!

  22. Karen says:

    Hi Glosslizard,

    Thanks! I hope it works for ya. 🙂

  23. Karen says:

    Hi Vampy Varnish,

    You and your camera are still in the getting to know you phase, aww! One thing that helped me was to read the manual. Not the most exciting way to spend an afternoon, but it helps! Soon you’ll be inseparable (I never leave home without mine).

  24. Karen says:

    Hi Amy,

    I really love Dainty! I think it works on several different skin tones and I love how natural it looks. 🙂 You should totally get it!

    Here’s an idea of one look I like to do it with

    A MAC Green and Purple Eye with Dainty Blush

  25. Karen says:

    Hi Fie,

    It’s a great YLBB shade. 🙂 You could also totally turn it up by popping some pink gloss on top, oh la la!

  26. Karen says:

    Hi Brittany,

    I’m glad you like it! It was one of those colors that kinda snuck up on me, too!

  27. Karen says:

    Hi Mariah,

    I know people that work with MAC. 🙂

    What colors are you looking forward to?

  28. Karen says:

    Hi Xtina,

    I hear ya. One thing that I think helps when going to a MAC counter (or when going for any makeover) is to bring pictures of the look you want, and then articulate what it is about the look that you want to replicate. I think that as long as you can communicate with who is working with you your chances of walking out looking like a clown are lessened 🙂

  29. Karen says:

    Hi FS,

    Hmm, I think Viva Glam VI is more red and has some shimmer.

    Here’s a lipswatch:


  30. Karen says:

    Hi Lesley,

    I’m doing great! This week flew by SO fast! I feel like I woke up on Monday… and then all of the sudden it was Friday.

    School is going well. I really like my teacher and the students in my journalism class. 🙂 It’s been a long time since I’ve been in a college environment and it’s nice. I’ve missed it.

    How was your week? Got any big plans for the weekend?

  31. Karen says:

    Hi Miss QQ,

    It’s super sheer… but I’m telling ya, my lips feel really soft even after the gloss is gone! 🙂

  32. Karen says:

    Hi Indian Girl,

    Hmm… have you tried Givenchy Pop Gloss? They make some fantastic thin glosses that are highly pigmented.

  33. Karen says:

    Hi Maggie,

    No worries! Hmm, I rarely use the auto settings. I find that the manual settings give me the best results. If you still have the instruction booklet I highly suggest giving it a quick glance, and then just trying different things. Trial and error is a big part of figuring out how your camera responds to different shooting situations!

  34. Karen says:

    Hi Alexx,

    Thanks hon! Have a happy Friday!

  35. Karen says:

    Hi Karen4,

    Hee! I’m hoping that Creme in Your Coffee will make it’s way into the purses of many, many ladies. It’s a FANTASTIC neutral!

    Last night I kept thinking about the sheerness of the Glasses. At first I was a little unsure of it, but I am okay with it now. I figure if the shades looked *too* milky they might look gross, ya know?

    I hope your Friday is off to a great start!

  36. Karen says:

    Hi Elle,

    You and me both, girl! I swear I walk by the MAC counter and I have a sign on my forehead that says “Easy Prey!”

  37. Karen says:

    Hi Brittnie,

    YAY! I hope you like it. What other shades are you excited about?

  38. Karen says:

    Hi Shefali,

    Cool! What did you put on reserve?

  39. Amanda says:

    LOVE!!! love! cream in your coffee–looks totally gorgeous on your lips, not what I was expecting from the tube. It looks so much darker, and way more brown. I can’t wait to check these out.

    I actually like the sticky mac lipglass too. It does feel to stay on longer that way. These new ones kinda sound like the Fresh sugar glosses to me. But, yeah, they are way sheer huh? I will check these out too of course.

  40. Holly says:

    oohh im excited about these I love the existing cremesheen lipsticks!

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