Launching this Thursday (February 5th, 2009) is MAC’s latest release for lips: Creme Team. The collection builds on the success of MAC’s lipstick formulation, Cremesheen, and combines more lipstick colours, lipliners and lip glasses to the mix! The collection’s lipstick and lip gloss products glide on sheer to give a creamy and high shine factor to the lips. With the Cremesheen lipliners, you can easily fill in the whole lip area and use it as a base for lipstick application – and you won’t have to worry about it being drying to the lips. (Sublime Culture lipliner is already part of my kit!)
I love the texture of the Cremesheen lipglasses: flat without sparkle and not overly sticky (as in past lip glass formulations!). I test ran Cremesheen Glass in Looks Like Sin, a neutral plum colour that worked great for both daytime (worn with liquid eyeliner) and night-time (when paired with a smoky eye).
NOTE: Be warned that if you try to apply the Cremesheen gloss as advertised, you’ll likely encounter feathering gloss earlier than expected. The gloss actually goes on quite sheer so my attempts to build up the colour were futile…and messy! Save yourself the trouble and the wasted product – keep the gloss application to two coats max and you’re ready to pucker up!
Cremesheen lipsticks will remain part of the permanent collection, but Cremesheen lipglasses are only available until the end of March 2009.