MAC has done lipgloss magic again with Lustreglass
Written: Jun 3, 2004
a Very Helpful Review
by the Epinions community
Pros:sheer, pretty, light, not sticky, long lasting
Cons:somewhat gritty, somewhat costly, not many shades available
The Bottom Line: It's not lipglass, but I love it.
So MAC has been putting out all kinds of new products. And I can assure you that it has not been a treat for my pocketbook. Among these new products are MAC Lustreglasses, a new tube lipgloss by MAC.
Just remember, Lustreglass is not the same product as the wildly successful MAC Lipglass. They are two very different types of lipglosses.
According to the product description from MACosmetics.com:
Two high-powered effects - Lustre and Glass - in one new lip finish, and a collection of 12 extraordinary shades. This amazing ornamental finish shines the lips with hi-shine overlaid with various tones of pearlized glaze. Beyond sexy. Transcends all known shine.
A 4.8 g, 0.17 oz tube retails for $13.50. Online, it is available at sites like macosmetics.com and gloss.com. A store locator is also available on the MAC Cosmetics websites.
The shades that are currently (and are soon to be) available and their descriptions as provided by macosmetics.com:
Lustrewhite: Clear glazed with white sparkle pearl
Spring Bean: New apple green with gold sparkle pearl overglaze
Luminary: Dirty pastel pink made luminous with a gold sheen
Flusterose: Fabulously flustered mid tone pink
Little VI: A waifish little midtone violet plum
Flashmode: Fuchsia flashed-up with white sparkle pearl
Decorative: A dish deep plum with a drizzle of gold pearl glaze
Ornamental: Brilliantly bronzed copper red
Beaux: Handsome as all luster warm beige
Sinnamon: Sinfully alluring spicy icy taupe beige
Instant Gold: Lustre-shined light neutral gold
Wonderstruck: Lustred-up clean pink coral.
There are not many shades available at this point, but they are all permanent additions to the MAC line. Hopefully more will be formulated soon.
Like MAC Lipglasses, MAC Lustreglasses have a wand applicator. The difference is that these lipglosses have a brush applicator, rather than a sponge. I personally prefer these brushes, and am glad to see them on more and more glosses. I feel they are easier to use, since they have flexibility (brushes will bend, sponges wont) and it is much easier to get an even application.
The application is very easy. With this applicator it is very fast to put it on. When applying, I found no clumping or any of the other horribly unfun things that can happen while applying.
I purchased Wonderstruck and it is a very pretty color. It is a light pink with a generous amount of shimmer. This is a very pretty daytime color (it may be a little light for nighttime). The gloss is extremely shiny, but sheer at the same time. The little bit of sparkle is just enough. I dont find that any of the colors that I tried were very pigmented (one big difference from MAC Tinted Lipglasses which are very pigmented), but they are still absolutely gorgeous.
Texture wise, I find this gloss light and not particularly sticky (MAC Lipglass is much heavier and stickier). It was quite a nice surprise to feel this gloss. The one drawback is that the sparkle does feel a little bit gritty. Not unpleasantly gritty, but the feeling is definitely there.
I reapply my gloss about every two hours, which I feel is average (I do apply lip stuff a lot, but shine wears off and I do love a shiny pout). There are many factors to consider, since I do stuff with my mouth (Im drinking water constantly). So I feel that it is a really good lasting time. This is a really long time, especially considering that this gloss is not sticky. Usually the glosses that last the longest are the stickiest, but this doesnt seem to be the case.
Basically, I love this gloss. Even though I am giving it five stars, it really should be four and a half (the grit factor). But it is beautiful, long lasting and not very sticky at all. MAC has made another wonderful lipgloss. Theyre pretty and I want to try every single one (my local makeup artists will love the big sale that they get out of me). For those who think MAC Lipglasses are too heavy/sticky/gross, give MAC Lustreglass a try. They are not as pigmented, but they are a lot of fun.
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