A Guide to MAC Lipstick Finishes

A Guide to MAC Lipstick Finishes

Hi Everyone,

A Guide to MAC Lipstick Finishes

This is such a wonderful topic to talk about right? I always wondered what the different finishes are for MAC lipsticks. I know some lipsticks have matte or shimmer finishes, but are they really called “shimmer finish?” I will answer this question for you in the article. Just like eyeshadows, the lipsticks have a finish too. MAC Lipsticks have 9 different finishes. In the list below, I am going to tell you the difference of all MAC Lipstick finishes.

Matte:

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I’m pretty sure you know the matte finish in lipsticks. It basically means no-shine and a really good color pay-off, but they also tend to dry out the lips the most.

Satin:

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This means a matte lipstick with a tiny bit of sheen, perfect for those with dry lips who still want a good color pay-off lipstick and moisturized lips.

Frost:

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A lipstick with good color pay-off and frosted shimmers is called a lipstick with a frosh finish, but mostly, the lipsticks with shimmer are quite sheer.

Cremesheen:

The name says it, a creamy lipstick with a soft shine and full coverage. This lipstick is good for those who like to apply a lip gloss over their lipstick because these lipsticks already have a glossy shine.

Amplified and Amplified Crème:

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Both of them are in the same category. They are soft and creamy and the pigmentation range is medium to high with a glossy finish, but these two lipsticks tend to fade quickly.

Dazzle:

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This lipstick is very glittery, perfect for the ones that like obvious lips. Once its worn off, you will see micro-glitter particles left on your lips.

Glaze:

Glaze lipsticks are very sheer and have a glossy finish. They tend to last a short time, but perfect for those you want a touch (or tint) of color on their lips.

Lustre:

The lustre finish is very glossy and wet-looking and do NOT last long. Similar to Glaze but Glaze is not as wet-looking as Lustre.

Here are some links for swatches:

Unfortunately, I don’t own a MAC Lipstick. It’s quite expensive for me, but I know for sure that in the future, I will be buying at least one of their lipsticks, probably satin lipstick and cremesheen lipstick, but luckily, Rati has a whole bunch of MAC Lipsticks and has wonderful swatches on this website. Without her, I wouldn’t know what to do!!

I hope this helped out all of you and it surely helped me prepare myself in buying MAC Lipsticks.

Take care everyone,

XOXO

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26 thoughts on “A Guide to MAC Lipstick Finishes

  1. :clap: :clap: :clap: Excellent post,Sahar! Very useful for me since I always get a little muddled when it comes to the finishes. :silly:
    I think I’ll be able to choose my first MAC lipstick properly now. :dumb:

  2. very well thought of , and amazing post sahar..

    i did understand a bit wht each type meant.. but now im completely clear..good compilation :victory2: :victory2: :victory2:

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