MAC Star Memoir Lipglass ($17.50 for 0.1 oz.) is a medium-dark berry with subtle, cool undertones and fine, violet and pink pearl throughout. It had medium color coverage with a smooth, light-medium consistency that was moderately tacky and felt thicker, but it was very comfortable to wear and smoothed out some of my lip lines. There was a bit of gloss that sank into the deeper lip lines on my lower lip, but all of my lip lines seemed finer. It wore well for five hours and was hydrating over time.
MAC Starfucker Lipglass ($17.50 for 0.1 oz.) is a medium-dark purple with subtle, warm undertones and flecks of lighter violet micro-sparkle. It had semi-sheer color payoff that applied unevenly, sank into and emphasized my lip lines, and was generally an unflattering product to wear on its own.
If you apply liner all-over or use it on top of a lipstick, you’ll have much better luck, though I would take care to apply a bit less as the heavier, tackier formula can sometimes cause satin and cream-finish lipsticks to have too much slip! It lasted for five hours and felt moisturizing while worn.
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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