MAC Love Nectar & Pretty Peppa Lipglasses Reviews & Swatches

 

Love Nectar

MAC Love Nectar Lipglass ($17.50 for 0.1 oz.) is a soft, light-medium peach (with warmer, more orange-leaning undertones) paired with faint gold, pink, and lavender pearl. The pigmentation was semi-opaque, and for as light as it was, the color actually went on quite evenly. There was slight product that sat in some of my deeper lip lines, though it wasn’t noticeable from a normal viewing distance (just in the close-up photo). The texture was smooth, moderately sticky, and plush–a bit thicker and denser but didn’t feel overly heavy or “glue-like.” It wore well for four and a half hours and was moisturizing over time.

Pat McGrath Flesh Astral (P, $28.00) is less pigmented (90% similar).Charlotte Tilbury Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds (L.S.D.) (LE, $22.00) is lighter (90% similar).Buxom Chloe (DC, $20.00) is warmer (90% similar).MAC NUDE (LE, $17.50) is darker (90% similar).Divergent Supreme Ritual (LE, ) is less shimmery (90% similar).MAC Kind Kiss (LE, $20.00) is less shimmery (90% similar).MAC Fashion Punch (P, $17.50) is less shimmery, warmer (90% similar).Chanel Parthenope (788) (LE, $30.00) is less shimmery, lighter (90% similar).Sephora Peek-a-boo Pink (13) (P, $12.00) is less shimmery (90% similar).Dose of Colors Barely There (LE, $17.00) is lighter, brighter (90% similar).

Formula Overview

$17.50/0.1 oz. – $175.00 Per Ounce

The Lipglass formula is supposed to be “pigmented, very shiny and can impart subtle or dramatic color” that can be worn “on its own, over lip pencil or lipstick” and will “condition lips.” MAC could use an update on the description as some shades are more pigmented than others but several are sheerer and likely intended to be that way. The formula has a very glossy, high-shine finish with a light-medium weight and moderate tackiness.

I have found that newer Lipglasses (over the last couple of years) are smoother and not quite as tacky as the formula was many years ago. They wear from three to six hours on me and are usually lightly hydrating. MAC recently updated the shade range and packaging for the range (though the formula was said to be unchanged), so worth noting is that with that packaging change came a reduction in quantity to 0.10 fl. oz. (was 0.17 fl. oz.), which may matter for some but not everyone.

 

Ingredients

Hydrogenated polyisobutene, simmondsia chinesis (jojoba) seed oil, octyldodecanol, copernicia cerifera (carnauba) waxcopernicia cerifera ceracire de carnauba, tocopheryl acetate, cocos nuciefera (coconut) oil, orbignya oleifera (babassu) seed oil, prunus armeniaca (apricot) kernel oil, acrylates copolymer, alumina, aluminum calcium sodium silicate, calcium aluminum borosicliate, calcium sodium borosilicate, silica, synthetic fluorphlogopite, tin oxide, polyethylene [+/- Mica, titanium dioxide (CI 77891), Iron Oxides (CI 77491), Iron Oxides (CI 77492), Iron Oxides (CI 77499), Bismoth Oxychloride (CI 77163), Blue 1 Lake (CI 42090), Bronze Powder (CI 77400), Carmine (CI 75470), Copper Powder (CI 77400), Red 6 (CI 15850), (CI 17200), Yellow 5 (CI 19140), Yellow 5 Lake (CI 19140), Yellow 6 Lake (CI 15985)]

 

Pretty Peppa

MAC Pretty Peppa Lipglass ($17.50 for 0.1 oz.) is a medium-dark, reddened plum with subtle, warm undertones and warmer, coppery-gold pearl. It had semi-opaque pigmentation that applied fairly evenly, but some product gathered into my lip lines; the high-shine finish made it harder to notice at a normal viewing distance. The texture was smooth, moderately tacky, and thicker, though I didn’t find it heavy on myself (but I recognize I might be more used to Lipglass at this point in my life!). I always find it such a comfortable, hydrating formula to wear, and it has better-than-average wear at five hours.

Top DupesFormula Overview
Dior Ruby Essence (778) (LE, $30.00) is less shimmery, darker, warmer (85% similar).MAC Rosebuddy (LE, $17.50) is less shimmery, darker, cooler (85% similar).YSL Devour Me Plum (P, $32.00) is less shimmery, cooler (85% similar).Urban Decay Shadowheart (P, $20.00) is less shimmery, darker, warmer (85% similar).Fenty Beauty Astro Naughty (LE, $19.00) is darker (80% similar).Tom Ford Beauty Casablanca (P, $54.00) is less shimmery, darker (80% similar).

Formula Overview

$17.50/0.1 oz. – $175.00 Per Ounce

The Lipglass formula is supposed to be “pigmented, very shiny and can impart subtle or dramatic color” that can be worn “on its own, over lip pencil or lipstick” and will “condition lips.” MAC could use an update on the description as some shades are more pigmented than others but several are sheerer and likely intended to be that way. The formula has a very glossy, high-shine finish with a light-medium weight and moderate tackiness.

I have found that newer Lipglasses (over the last couple of years) are smoother and not quite as tacky as the formula was many years ago. They wear from three to six hours on me and are usually lightly hydrating. MAC recently updated the shade range and packaging for the range (though the formula was said to be unchanged), so worth noting is that with that packaging change came a reduction in quantity to 0.10 fl. oz. (was 0.17 fl. oz.), which may matter for some but not everyone.

 

 

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