Lavender lipgloss with chunks of holographic glitter? It's not quite as juvenile as it sounds, but pretty close. Oddly enough, despite it's ridiculous appearance in the tube, it goes on fairly inconspicuously. I reach for this from time to time when I don't feel like wearing lots of makeup and want a sort of sparkly, glossy look, but it's by no means a staple, or even something I'd give much thought to repurchasing. Not too bad, but not that great, either. There are too many similar products in the MAC line that do the same thing better, so I don't really understand all the rave reviews for Nico.
Possibly my favorite MLBB Lipglass. I have, like, no pigment in my lips at all, so this flat pinkish shade works out perfect for a natural look. A neutral dusty rose color with no sparkles, shimmer, glitter, etc; just lots of shine. I would definitely repurchase this if it were still available, but it's not, so I guess I'll just have to scour eBay when my current tube runs dry.
MAC lip liners are the best I've ever tried. Honestly, every single one I've purchased, I've grown to love. I am giving this one 4 stars only because it is not at necessary as some of the others I've used, but it is still a worthwhile purchase for a true makeup lover. Slightly Off is (in my opinion) best described as lilac. Light pinkish-violet with a creamy matte consistency. Adds some kick to colors like Birds of a Feather or Viva Glam V, and feels like it was made for shades like Up the Amp. This is a gorgeous liner, but I can see why it was discontinued. There are other colors that can do the same job just as well. My real rave for this liner is that it is a PERFECT match for Up the Amp, one of my favorite MAC lip colors ever!
Another rave review for Subculture. I intially purchased it partially for it's universal coloring, and partially for the name (haha!). I ended up with a lip liner that I can use with ANY lipstick and/or gloss, and will most likely buy again and again. Works great for adding some punch to a neutral color (um, HELLO Viva Glam V), keeping a dramatic color looking vibrant longer (Russian Red Lipglass, anyone?), or just helping an already lovely color stay put (Birds of a Feather comes to mind). You really can't go wrong with this liner. I'd encourage everyone to give it a try!
Yep, basically the best red ever. I think the other reviewers have pretty much covered it, but I will reiterate what they have said. If you are looking for a universal blue-red that can match almost any red lipstick you own, this is it. I checked out a few others; Brick, Redd, Cranberry; but this came the closest to a TRUE red lip liner. Matches with pretty much every red lipstick I own, and keeps the color looking fresh all day long! A worthy investment for even the casual red lipstick wearer.
The perfect cherry red gloss! It's a great compliment to Russian Red l/s, which is a must-have for anyone even remotely interested in reds. A bit brighter than it's lipstick counterpart, but every bit as classic and breathtaking. My only (and sort of major) complaint is that this particular Lipglass bleeds like a mofo. Even with liner, it's hard to keep it within my lip lines for more than an hour. I will let this slide, however, based on the fact that it's the reddest lipgloss I've ever encountered. Looks amazing over Russian Red lipstick.
The ultimate red. I am hesitant to call this my HG red, as I am more into berry colors, and have already given that title to my MAC Rocker l/s. But Russian Red comes awfully close. I was sold on this by a clever MAC saleslady, who rubbed MAC Red on her hand and said, "This is red, right?" followed by her rubbing Russian Red next to it and proclaiming, "But this is RED." Yep, she was right. I can't even really call this a blue-red, or an orange-red, or a brown-red... it's just RED. I guess if you want to get technical, it's a blue-based red, but honestly, who cares?!? This is the cosmetic equivalent of rubbing a red crayon on your lips, and it's amazing. Not for the faint of heart! (Note: The one and only reason I did not award this 5 stars is because I prefer berries. But if I was a red lipstick aficionado, this would be off the charts)
I'm glad I requested a sample of this rather than buying it without testing, because it really didn't do a thing to help my oily skin. I'm not super oily to begin with, so I thought I'd at least notice a minor difference, but I actually thought this had a negative impact on my skin. I applied a light layer to my t-zone under foundation. It felt nice; very velvety and refreshing. My foundation did go on smooth, but that is where the pros end. Because it creates a barrier between your pores and your makeup, my Select Cover-Up started sliding off my face mid-day! I suppose it did prevent my pores from looking noticeable, but who cares if your sopping up foundation with blotting sheets all day?? By the time I got home from work, I felt like a greasy, un-made-up mess. I'd rather deal with my skin's problems than waste my time with temporary fixes like this.
Ahh! Pale skinned girls, run far, far away from this one. It's just so... purple. The reddish undetones and high shimmer do not detract one bit from the fact that this is a dark purple lipstick. I can vaguely imagine it looking good on tanned skin, and bet that it looks amazing on dark skin, but on my pasty olive face? No bueno. This is definitely one to try before you buy. But good news for the lucky few who can pull this shade off: it's back as part of the Holiday 2005 Ornamentalism collection.
Why does this have to be LE?!? I rarely dip into peachy/bronzey type lipsticks, but I am glad I made an exception for Indie Girl. This is a bronzed pinky-peach chock full of shimmer and microglitter. Some people don't like the glitter aspect, but I love it. I feel like it helps the color wear longer (I apply this twice a day at most, and even with eating, smoking, etc, it never looks dull) and it's fun. By no means am I a huge fan of glitter, I just think it really accentuates the color nicely in this case. Sort of like a peach version of Rocker, my HG red. Anyway, even after this color starts wearing off, you're left with tons of sparkle on your lips from the glitter. Again, this is not for everyone, but if you like this sort of thing, you won't be disappointed. It really is a shame that this was limited and sold out rather quickly, but MAC makes a similar (if not as appealingly named) lipstick, Ramblin' Rose.
This is an interesting lipstick, but not at all what I would consider appropriate for every day wear. It's very... porn star-esque. Sort of 80's barbie doll. I'm used to wearing reds and berries, but picked this up as a spontaneous B2M freebie choice. While I'm glad I got it, and will wear it from time to time, (it looks striking with my black hair and pale olive skin), it's just a tad too pastel for my tastes. However, when I do wear it, I'm sure I'll get noticed! I like putting Dreamy lipglass over it to perk up the chalky texture a bit.
As I did with the Viva Glam V lipstick, I'd like to give this a 2 1/2 rating. Classy, simple, but nothing worth writing home about (in my opinion). I suppose my lips just aren't pigmented enough to pull off something this neutral. I prefer a more dramatic look, even when wearing a neutral lipstick, and VGV just didn't deliver. I have seen other people (mostly those with more natural pigment to their lips) look amazing in this; I guess I'm just one of the unlucky few who don't!
I'm still not quite sure how I feel about this lipstick. First, let me state for the record, I'd like to give it 2 1/2 stars - It's not horrible, but nothing particulary great on me, either. The first time I tried it on in the store, I was in love. It seemed like the perfect neutral shade for me, extremely sheer with a little bit of sparkle. Very MLBB. Lately, though, I'm not as impressed. It's just too sheer, you know? It looks like I'm wearing sparkly gloss and nothing else, although adding Subculture liner underneath spices it up a little. If this is a look you like, by all means, try this lipstick. But if you're like me, and crave something a bit more dramatic (even from your neutrals), you might want to pass. Really, the only reason I didn't return it is because all the profit goes towards a good cause.
Very nice, easy to wear shade. Sort of a browner version of Oceanberry (my absolute favorite when I want an understated but still made-up look). As with all Lustres, you get a sheer, glossy application, so those afraid of vivid color needn't worry when wearing these. I wasn't particulary taken with this lipstick the way I was with Oceanberry, but it's definitely a tasteful and flattering shade for daily wear. Would probably purchase again, should I ever use up my current tube.
I am not exactly a fan of the "natural look," but somedays I just don't feel like wearing lots of makeup - that is when products like Oceanberry come in handy. This is honestly the lip product I have been looking for my whole life! It creates the most beautiful berry colored stain, and since it is a Lustre, it has a built-in shiny gloss. This is also one of the few MAC lip products that isn't drying to my lips, so they stay looking soft and shiny all day. Even though it looks like a brownish burgandy in the tube, I honestly see more pink undertones than anything. On me, it shows up as a sheer berry glaze, no brown or purple to be found. If you like dark lipsticks, but need something more subtle for day-to-day wear, give this a try.