REEL SEXY: Creemsheen Review, Swatches, Photos

April 3, 2012 § 4 Comments

MAC Reel Sexy Cremesheen Glass

Our main feature – a cinematic drama starring Ms. Kristen McMenamy, supported by an entire cast of limited edition beauty products – sublime! Rave reviews all around!

REEL SEXY: CREMESHEEN GLASS

Release Date: April 5, 2012 / April 2012 (International)
Available at MAC Cosmetics

MAC Private Screening Cremesheen Glass

| Private Screening Mid-tone Peach | $19 US, $22.50 CAD | Limited Edition | 2.7g

Light peach with a slight hint of orange.  Meh.  I’d take it or leave it.  It’s a cute peach shade to put over a lipstick, but the colour pay off wasn’t enough for me.  For a nude-ish lip, I can see this being much more flattering on NC42/NW40 and lower.  Boy Bait is slightly more pink.

MAC Cinestyle Cremesheen Glass

Cinestyle | Mid-tone Blue Grey Violet | $19 US, $22.50 CAD | Limited Edition | 2.7g

Well…. it’s light lavender…… and pale.  Yup.  If you’re into light lavenders, give this a shot.  I’m not in love with the colour at all (ever), but it would probably look pretty over Pink Popcorn.  However, on it’s own?  Huge pass.

MAC Colour Saturation Cremesheen Glass

| Colour Saturation | Dark Cool Wine | $19 US, $22.50 CAD | Limited Edition | 2.7g

“Dark cool wine” is a perfect way to describe this little gem.  I loved that it was surprisingly pigmented and saturated (the name suits it well!) for a cremesheen.  It’s a beautiful, deep berry shade.  It seems kind of intense for a spring/summer collection, but it’s nice nontheless.

MAC Star Quality Cremesheen Glass

| Star Quality | Bright Orange Coral | $19 US, $22.50 CAD | Limited Edition | 2.7g

This is a peachy orange shade with pink undertones.  It’s like the cremesheen version of Watch Me Simmer. The colour is fun and easy to throw on.  It’s more sheer (like most cremesheens are), but I didn’t mind.  I think this will look great on most skin shades, from light to dark.

LOVES:  
* The pigmentation of Color Saturation.  It looks the smoothest out of all the cremesheens.
* The creamy formula is the same we expect from Cremesheen Glasses

LOATHES: 
* The other 3 cremesheens colours didn’t stand out to me as being “cinematic” or “daring.”  They weren’t spectacular enough to catch my attention.

FINAL WORD:
Pass pass pass.  I’d have to say that Star Quality is the most universally flattering, Brown Girl Friendly shade out of the bunch.  My personaly favourite was Colour Saturation.  The formula was perfectly fine on all 4, but overall, I expected more “drama” out of this cinematic-themed launch.

Available at MAC Cosmetics

MAC Private Screening Cremesheen Glass

MAC Cinestyle Cremesheen Glass

MAC Colour Saturation Cremesheen Glass

MAC Star Quality Cremesheen Glass

Which one do you like best? Let me know in the comments!

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§ 4 Responses to REEL SEXY: Creemsheen Review, Swatches, Photos

  • yummy411 says:

    color saturation looks amazing on you. i like these creme sheens because they are more pigmented than others in previous releases. i like milky glosses!! thanks for the great swatches!

    • hey 🙂 thanks for commenting & for the compliment! Colour Saturation is indeed quite pigmented, and it’s nice because there aren’t any other cremesheens like it in MAC’s permanent line up. Have you tried any of them out?

  • Kiki says:

    Nope, this is the second swatch I’ve seen and they are just too milky. The coverage and consistency is terrible. CS has the most potential.

    • Hey Kiki! 🙂

      CS is by far the best option (IMHO) in terms of colour pay off, but only if the person is okay with wearing a dark lip. It’s quite pigmented. That’s why I chose Star Quality as the easiest shade to pull off, but Colour Saturation is my personal fave for sure. The consistency of these is the same as other Cremesheens I have: sheer & on the thin side. They usually look best layered over lipsticks instead of on their own, especially the lighter shades.

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