Review and Comparison: My Mac Lipglosses

I thought I would do a little review/comparison of my Mac lipglosses today. I only own two, and they are both very similar colours, but they’re different formulas, so I thought I’d just write about the different pro’s and cons of each one! I have their Dazzleglass in Steppin’ Out and the Lustreglass in Wonderstruck.

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Top: Dazzleglass in Steppin’ Out
Bottom: Lustreglass in Wonderstruck

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Top: Dazzleglass in Steppin’ Out
Bottom: Lustreglass in Wonderstruck

First up is the Dazzleglass in Steppin’ Out. I first bought this about 4 years ago, and this is now my second tube (as you can see it’s nearly empty)! I love the colour. It’s quite a lot more sheer than the Lustreglass, and a more pale pink. I would describe it as kind of a ‘your lips but better’ shade. I mainly wear this if I’m going out in the evening, as I do think it’s too glittery for the day time. It has a lot in it, and the only thing I don’t like about the product is that the glitter really sticks to your lips. I find that even when the lipgloss has completely worn off after a couple of hours or so, the glitter particles are still on my lips, which looks a bit odd. Although I love this colour, and I feel like it’s a perfect shade if you want to wear a nude lipgloss but still have a bit of a ‘pop’, I am not a massive fan of the formula because of the stickiness and the glitter. Pictures below:

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On to the Lustreglass in Wonderstruck. I bought this instead of buying a third tube of Steppin’ Out  because I wanted to try something new. This is a darker, more raspberry shade than the Dazzleglass, and although it still has a lot of glitter in it, I much prefer the formula of this one. On the lips, the colours look pretty similar, but I find that Wonderstruck is not as gloopy and sticky, and the glitter particles don’t really hang around after the lipgloss has faded (well, not noticably anyway). I also love that the applicator is smaller. Although you don’t get as much product (it costs £3.50 less to compensate for this), the small applicator means you can apply it really precisely and not have any excess product squidging around the outside of your lips (anyone else get this?!) which is a major bonus for me. I’m not the most accurate lipgloss re-applier after a a drink or two, and I tend to wear this when I’m going on a night out! Another good ‘your lips but better’ shade, and a pleasant, less-sticky formula than the Dazzleglass, I think it’s safe to say I’ve been converted to a Lustreglass fan! Pictures below:

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What are your favourite Mac formulas? Do you prefer more glitter or less?

 

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