CHEN MAN: Lipglass Review, Swatches, Photos

March 3, 2012 § 2 Comments

Budding Love Lipglass, Force of Love Lipglass

These sensuous limited edition shades of Lipglass are a perfect pairing for M∙A∙C Chenman Lipsticks. For a softer, more playful look, wear solo. The Chinese character for love, depicted on the outer sleeve, was created by Chen Man.

CHEN MAN LOVE & WATER: LIPGLASS

Release Date: March 1, 2012 / March 2012 (International)
Available at MAC Cosmetics

Budding Love Lipglass, Force of Love Lipglass

| Force of Love | Vivid Honeysuckle Pink | $14.50 US, $17.50 CAD | Limited Edition | 4.8g

Light, watermelon pink with tiny pearlized pigments.  This does not have as much of the coral that Force of Love lipstick has, but it’s a great complimentary colour to the lipstick. It’s a lovely, non-fussy shade of pink for women of colour to wear alone or over liner or lipstick! Style Packed is much more opaque, and a vibrant blue-pink. Pink Poodle is darker and more blue-based.

| Budding Love | Pale Lavender | Lustre | $14.50 US, $17.50 CAD | Limited Edition | 4.8g

Milky lavender-pink with tiny pearlized pigments.  On my skin, this was the exact same (scary) shade of light pinkish lavender as the Budding Love lipstick. It’s a bit more forgiving in showing lip texture than the lipstick, but the light colour very obviously shows when it settles into lip lines.  Going Casual cremesheen glass is more pink, and Famously Fab is a deeper purple.

LOVES:  

* Very easy to wear since it looks great alone or over a liner or lipstick
* Thicker consistency helps conceal slight texture in your lips.  You don’t need perfect exfoliation to wear these
* Nice glossy sheen
* The same thin formula and slightly sticky texture.  I actually like that these are more sheer. Force of Love gives a soft wash of colour that anyone can wear

LOATHES: 
* Settles into lip lines!  This is more obvious with Budding Love

FINAL WORD:
Just like the lipsticks, Force of Love is an easy shade to wear and is flattering on a much wider range of skin tones than Budding Love, making it much more Brown Girl Friendly than its counterpart.  Both formulas settle into lines, but Budding Love looks more obvious, especially on more pigmented lips.

Available at MAC Cosmetics

Force of Love Lipglass

Force of Love Lipglass

Force of Love Lipglass

Budding Love Lipglass

Budding Love Lipglass

Budding Love Lipglass

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§ 2 Responses to CHEN MAN: Lipglass Review, Swatches, Photos

  • CJ says:

    I now have both Force of Love l/s and l/g. The gloss is quite thick. I am used to Stila Lip Glaze which is stickier but thinner. I found that both FOL products require perfectly exfoliated and hydrated lips to apply smoothly and evenly. The l/s does not drag nor is it drying but the condition of the lips pre application determines the ease of wear for both. The l/g looks shocking in the tube but is actually less intense than the l/s and much more pink as you stated. It’s the more wearable of the two. I apply lip balm before using any lip products but would recommend the lipstick for the brave and the lipgloss for the rest. I’m NW45 for reference. Great blog!

    • Hey CJ! GREAT review!! I completely agree with everything goes you said. I wore FOL lipstick today, and ended up wearing the gloss instead for a softer look. It’s definitely the more wearable of the two.

      Thanks for your kind words 🙂 I’m glad you like the blog!

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