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Friday, July 18, 2008

Product Review: I <3 MAC Pro Gloss! (Creme Brilliance)

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Yesterday was the 3 year anniversary with the BF, so we went to Roy's Hawaiian restaurant and it was pretty good! It was our first time there, I didn't take any pics but the food looked delicious! I can't believe it's been 3 years (5 years altogether), but geez louise does time fly!

He got me a card that had excerpts of the silly conversations we would have when we were friends. At the time we were both in other relationships, it's so funny how things work out... :)

Anyway, as you know from my recent MAC Haul, I got the MAC PRO Gloss in "Rosy Coral", it looked gorgeous on Christine from Temptalia especially since I have been looking for that perfect coral shade! And I ABSOLUTELY love it!

Product: 5 out of 5
Packaging: 4 out of 5
Quality: 5 out of 5
Overall: 5 out of 5
Shade used: "Rosy Coral"
Price: $14 to non-MAC Pro members, only available at MAC PRO stores and MACPRO.com, NOT freestanding MAC stores.

MAC describes it as: Shine the skin in shades of Gloss. Lightly tinted, adds a sophisticated shine, gloss, and polish to the skin, as it lays down a tone. Apply anywhere you require, shine, gloss, highlight, or as a provocative colour accent.

What it is used for: Can be used anywhere such as highlighting the cheekbones, but the consistency really is that of an actual gloss (think liplgoss) so it's sticky in the sense that it doesn't "feel" right on the skin (I tried). I read on forums that many tried to use it as an eyeshadow and it was just too sticky, maybe perhaps as base (like a Vaseline base to hold eyeshadows better) but I personally just use it as an actual LIP gloss....

PROS: Wide range of colors available, can be used to enhance natural lip color or with any lipstick or other lipglosses. Very pigmented yet sheer at the same time so it's give a nice tone to your lips. Stayed on my lips for a long time, no weird smell or taste, I liked that the packaging allowed me to put some on a lip brush rather that using a wand that comes in normal lip glosses, making it perfect for makeup artists to use on clients as it avoids contamination (just use disposable lip wands or brushes). I also didn't find it to be overly sticky to where it was annoying.

CONS: Only available at MAC PRO stores and not the freestanding stores, cap can easily get lost....

Overall: When I get out of my "no-buy" situation (I am trying really hard NOT to buy anything!) then I would definitely pick up more colors! (I am eyeing "pink pearl", "guava", "sparkle gold", and "Fuchsia hot")

Here is a tutorial on how I used it with my "Cherish" lipstick from MAC: (FOTD with this lippie in my next post!)

Started first by applying MAC "Cherish" lipstick on lips (no primer on lips):




See how it enhances color and gives it incredible shine? Really makes lips luscious!


My PERFECT Coral shade!


FOTD with this lippie in my next post!

16 comments

Stephy said...

congratz on the 3 year anniversary Nessa! :)

just out of curiosity, what did u get him? my 5 year anniversary with the bf is coming up at the end of this month and i'm still strugging to get one more present for him cuz his bday is like 2 days right after the anniversary!! it's giving me a huge headache!

bagaela said...

Hey Vanessa!
Congrats to the 3 years! 3 years can go away so fast, feels like it was only 3 months, if You're with the right person :)

I've been chasing the 'Cherish' lippie for weeks, once a MAC MUA applied it on my lips, when I was looking for 'the one' nide lippie that fits me, that was it, and it was out of stock...and again the next time, and I dont really have time to go back since :(
And this rosy coral gloss...poor thing, they don't sell pro in my country :'(
have a nice day and hanother happy 3-6-9-12-... years! ;)
bagaela

christy. said...

that is a gorgeous color!! :) i am digging corals now.

aw .. congrats with you and your hubby :)

tuniez83 said...

i love it with rosy coral. very sexy and cute

beautifulwithbrains said...

That is a beautiful color!

Congrats on your 3rd anniversary!

xoxo Jaimie said...

Happy Anniversary!! That gloss looks great, i can't wait till I get my Pro-card.

Nic Nic said...

the color looks great on you! very petty!

Happy Anniversary to you guys :]

spankedelic said...

congrats on the 3 year anniversary. so does that mean you'll get engaged next? lol...i've been with my man for over 5 years now. it feels like forever. lol. i like that lip gloss on you. now i wanna get one. lol..but i said no more makeup that i don't need! but maybe just ONE more splurge. lol..oh and yeah, i hate MUAs that don't know crap! i could've gotten my shipping fee waived but she kept telling me all the stuff i wanted WASN'T in stock, but it was. cause i went online and ordered it and it's already been shipped to me! so obviously, it was in stock. i wonder if i can call them and have them credit me back for shipping!

MakeupByRenRen said...

love it! i was eyeing these at the pro store but didnt pick any up...now i regret it...definitely the perfect color lip, get it girl!

Ling said...

Your bf and you are so sweet! When are you guys getting engaged? =P

My bf and I and coming to 3 years next month! And I'm having a hard time thinking about what to make him. >.<

Can't wait for your next post.

Happy Anniversary btw!

Lily said...

oh wow i had no idea it was so sheer! i thought it'd be a heavy lip gloss. it looks great on you!

ChyiX2 said...

Congrats on the anniversary! :) Mmh.. you may have tempted me to look into that gloss now... you always do that! ;)

ladystarr said...

wow i'm loving those lippies! I think I have a reason to go to mac pro hehe. I'm also not buying any makeup at the moment...so I'll have to wait!

Emilita said...

Congrats on three years! My boyfriend and I celebrated our third anniversary in May and I can't believe how time flies either...I really like this post, seeing how different a particular gloss can make a lipstick look. This one really makes the lipstick glow and gives it an extra umph. Also, I'd love to know how you keep your lips from being chapped. They always look very moisturized and flake free...any special tips?

Emilee @ GMM said...

Congrats on the anniversary!

I always see these PRO glosses at the store but always pass them by. It's a gorgeous shade on you!

nilla cookie said...

Congrats on 3 years Vanessa!

The gloss looks so yummy - I want one, or 3, you enabler, you! :)

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