A while ago, I bought two Dazzeglass Crèmes from MAC’s Tartan Tale collection and thought I would review them for you. So let’s start!
The official spiel from the MAC website on the Dazzleglass Cremes is:
M∙A∙C cult favourite Dazzleglass with a creamier, smoother, but no less shiny or dazzling effect. For those who are drawn to the luxe of cream lips, but still want the dazzling allure of its inspiration, this is it.
So basically a different take on the Dazzeglasses that MAC usually has. I will say that whereas the traditional Dazzelgasses have been quite sticky, the texture of these is more creamy and the liquid is more runny, and not as thick as the Dazzeglasses. As with other Dazzelglasses, there is quite a bit of shimmer.
MAC released 5 shades in this range, all limited edition ones. The two that I got are Lightly Prancing and Soft Dazzle and these are the two I will be reviewing today.
MAC Dazzleglass Crème
MAC describes Lightly Prancing as ‘Light Peach with Gold pearl’ and Soft Dazzle as ‘Mid-tone peach pink with gold pearl’. Here’s what they look like in the tube:
Lightly Prancing does look quite peachy and is true to MAC’s description. However, I would say that Soft Dazzle is more of a baby pink than a peachy pink.
This is what the swatches of both look like. I have tried to take pictures in different lights to try and give a true image of the shades.
What I Like About MAC Dazzleglass Crème
• The pwetty pwetty shades. Who doesn’t like shiny pink gloss? 😛 😛
• The glitter (or gold pearl) in these glosses is very understated in the tube (note that I said in the tube, this is important later on). The glitter is not chunky, which I really like! I personally don’t like extremely glittery lipglosses (which is why I passed on the MAC Superglass collection) because I feel like they make your lips look like a talking disco ball but then that’s just my personal preference 😛
• Definitely a fresh take on the Dazzleglass.
• The texture. I love the fact that they are more creamier and less stickier than the Dazzleglass. I like the Dazzleglass range but dislike the fact that it is extremely sticky. The Dazzleglass Crème can be applied much better on the lips than the Dazzleglass.
• It feels less heavy on the lips than the Dazzeglass due to its creamier texture. I have worn these glosses for a good 2 to 3 hours without feeling like they’re too heavy.
• The trademark MAC vanilla scent. You know what I’m talking about 😛
What I Don’t Like About MAC Dazzleglass Crème
• The glitter looks understated in the tube but once you put it on the lips….Bam! It doesn’t look understated at all. It makes the lips look extremely frosty, and the glitter definitely stands out. I would not recommend this gloss for a toned down, neutral look.
• The glitter gets around your lips while eating. And stays on! Not a good look if you’re planning on wearing these glosses continuously.
• It’s hard to take off. What I discovered while trying to take it off is that the glitter sticks to your lips like crazy and the wiping motion makes the glitter spread all over the side of your lips. It doesn’t completely come off with makeup remover either and the glitter only wears off naturally after a few hours. Very icky and very messy.
• The colour payoff. The abundance of glitter in the glosses doesn’t let the colour shine through. In fact the colour is quite sheer. All you really see when you put it on your lips is the glitter. I didn’t really see a difference between the two shades once I put them on.
• The applicator. Grrr….Why oh why does MAC have to give these jhadoo-type applicators? I don’t like them because sometimes you get stray strands and they can deposit the gloss outside of the lip line. Not to mention it doesn’t deposit the gloss evenly. I would have preferred a sponge tip or a doe foot applicator.
Not sure if you can see what I mean in the pictures, but here is a picture of me wearing Lightly Prancing:
As you can see, they look virtually the same on my lips. So no point in getting both the shades.
Despite their faults, I do like them and this is definitely something new from MAC.
Would I repurchase them though? Hmmm I think I’ll give it a miss.
Hope you find my review helpful ladies
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