I'm OBSESSED, no seriously need to go to rehab for this lipgloss. That's how much I love it. I love how NARS' Belle du Jour's lipstick was a beautiful nude color, but I was looking for more of a sheer gloss to pour on my pout. I stopped in to the MAC counter and tried on several regular Glass colors but they all were super sticky and very opaque messes. Not my cuppa. So I tried on Boy Bait and was instantly hooked. The texture is heavenly...sheer, never sticky, never "goopy". The taste is perfect, a slight vanilla scent and taste but never overpowering! The color is what got me. It's a beautiful sheer nude, just the right amount of color without looking like you're wearing concealer on your lips. It has a very very slight pink to it which makes my whole face glow. It's absolutely perfect. I bought my first tube in February and just bought my second last weekend after scrapping the bottom of the tube with very sad results! Seriously this stuff is amazing.
Absolutely love Boy Bait ..... the Cremesheen formula is my favorite (great shine and long-lasting and looks natural.) On my Boy Bait does not give much of a color, however, what I adore about it, is that it makes my lips look plump and gives enough shine that looks natural and not plastic or sticky. This looks great alone (I have used Boy Bait with both natural and smoky looks and it works with both.) This also looks great paired with other nude lipsticks if you need more color ...... today I am wearing a smoky eye and used Buxom's Nudist lipstick with Boy Bait over and my lips looks great with this pairing. This is one of my favorite lipglosses as I can use it alone or mixed with others ...... Boy Bait will always be kept in stock with me.
I usually don't buy high end lip glosses but I needed a good nude color. I bought the Mac Crèmesheen Glass in color Boy Bait which is a light nude pinkish color. It was the best shade ever, it is hard for me to find anything that looks good on my lips and this gloss is by far my favorite.
So this would be the one Cremesheen Glass I WOULD purchase at full retail price....I love everything about it and I wear it on a regular basis. MAC's website describes this as a "light neutral beige with pearl." Personally I have to look hard to see the "pearl" aspect of the color and I see slightly warmer, peachy undertones in the tube and on the back of my hand when I swatch it. However, on my lips it's a gorgeous, milky, nude beige color. I love the creaminess of the formula, I don't have to apply lip balm or primer underneath which is nice. The wear is average, just like any other gloss you have to reapply every hour or two but I don't mind, you really don't need to much product to get a nice coverage. I did take off two lippies for the price because at $20 it IS very expensive. Fortunately I only paid $13 for mine at my local CCO...I'd better stock up!
Let's be honest. It's a rather expensive lip gloss for how NOT opaque it really is, but it's still one of my favorite formulas for lip gloss. I hate sticky glosses that somehow sap moisture out of your lips, but MAC's cremesheens always layers well, feels nice, and looks lovely on its own too.
I have Richer, Lusher and decided to buy another shade since the other was running low. Boy Bait is a lovely milky apricot nude with no obvious sparkles and looks very natural. I would say that this is an everyday gloss. I have another opaque nude shade from their temperature rising collection that does better on its own. The thing with cremesheen formula is that they are never as opaque or punchy bright as the color looks in the tube.
Boy Bait makes my lips look plump and juicy without trying too hard. I really think that the formulation on these bad boys is what makes them stand out from the rest of lip glosses out there which claim to be non sticky but ends up sticking and oozing everywhere anyway.
The perfect to go lipgloss. I always got this with me. Hands down it's such a HG!
UPDATE: ZOMG! It also looks fabulous with my summer bronze/peachy/coral look (In the winter I wear MAC Dame & cooler toned shadows. In the summer I wear Tarte Tipsy, MAC Royal Sunset, BB Beach Bronze.) This gloss literally works year round. I don't really see the need for spending money on higher end lipglosses, but Boy Bait is the exception. I will never be with out this. And I have never found anything as perfect as this shade.
ORIGINAL POST: I have a love /hate relationship with Boy Bait. I love everything about it but the price & that it should be dupeable, but isn't IMO. While price bothers me less with the other Cremeglasses as I only use the ones I have seasonally. But Boy Bait I can slap on any time, any place, any reason. It looks good by itself or on top of any other shade...I could really fly through these...so that is where the hate comes in. I could wear this as much as you would use lip balm...thus, I wish it were less expensive. Oh, I have tried to find "dupes", but no luck. IMO, nothing beats the texture of the Cremeglasses, they are my favorite lip glosses. As for color, I have swatched Boy Bait next to Revlon's Eggnog, Revlon's Peach Petal, Nude Lustre, Flower's What a Dai-sy & Baby's Breath & a few others. Boy Bait has that touch of pink, neutrality, sophistication, yet still beige/MLBB that I need. On me, Boy Bait is as perfect & hard to match as MAC's Innocence Beware (everything similar was just too peach/beige/or icy). Yes, it is a "barely there" shade, but dang it...I love it so much and could use it ALL THE TIME. I am NW20, almost black hair, brown eyes, rosey lips.
I got this after reading Cat Zeta Jones wore this for the Oscars.. Her MUA apparently applied foundation over her lips to remove the redness, applied taupe lipstick and then boy bait. I tried the same and liked it. I also used this over Mac Angel lipstick and Stripdown lip pencil and just loved the effect. Essentially its a nude color with a high gloss sheen effect but doesnt have a sticky feeling to it. The result makes my lips look like its reflecting light.. Its nice! Its best worn over lipstick ... on its own its kinda flat. On a nude lipstick this color really pops. Smells like candy. I lov this!
I love this lip gloss. Cremesheen is by far MAC's best lip glass formula. It's creamy,feels moisturizing (who knows if it actually does moisturize though), relatively long wearing (but what can you really expect from a gloss?), makes the lips appear succulent, and doesn't feel sticky or heavy like some of their glosses.
I would describe 'Boy Bait' as a creamy nude with very slight pinkish/peach undertones. It's funny. Sometimes I feel like this leans pink, while other times I see more peach. Either way, it goes on very sheer (only slightly more pigmented than a clear gloss), allowing it to compliment a wide range of lipsticks. It looks gorgeous with nudes, soft pinks, peaches, and even on naked lips for a little healthy shine. The texture of this is very milky, so it can settle into fine lines (use balm underneath if you're not wearing it over lipstick). It has VERY fine, almost unnoticeable shimmer.
I will say that this particular shade isn't unique and is quite dupeable (similar to Estee Lauder's 'Star Pink'), but it's lovely none-the-less. The shade combined with the beautiful formula is what makes it unique to MAC. I would suggest this as a good basic gloss for anyone.
I kind of regret buying this gloss. It doesn't have much color and it really is more of a clear gloss. Only good thing about it is that I can use it over other colors of lipstick to make lips pop. Also, i like the act that it is a creamier gloss and not as sticky as other mac lipglosses. I don't think I will be purchasing again.