This seemed like the perfect opportunity to catch up on some highly requested permanent collection items — we’ll start this week off with MAC’s permanent lipglosses.
I feel a little less accomplished than I thought I would, swatching the MAC glosses, because so many shades have recently been discontinued. I’ve heard that when MAC makes something permanent, something else has to be discontinued (so the line doesn’t get completely out of control).Â With the addition of several new lipgloss formulae — Dazzleglass, Cremesheen Glass — some of the old standbys are falling by the wayside (there are only 3 shades of LipgelÃ©e still for sale. Goodbye, Valentine’s).
MAC’s Lipglass (doe’s foot applicator) is considered their “full-bodied color” formula. All MAC glosses are $14, and you’ll notice there are two Viva Glam shades in the mix (V and VI). As with other Viva Glam products, all $14 — 100% of the purchase price — is donated to AIDS charities. Also, click here to compare Viva Glam VI with the limited edition Viva Glam VI Special Edition.
C-Thru is milky beige with tiny, subtle sparkles. Florabundance is warm, pale pink. 2N is beigey, peachy pink. Enchantress is duochrome orange-pink with brown-peach and pink sparkles. Pink Lemonade is bright coral pink with sparkles. Lychee Luxe is red-coral with gold sparkles. Russian Red is opaque (fire-engine-)red creme. Pink Poodle is bright, strong, cool pink creme. Oyster Girl is milky, pale, slightly mauve pink with gold sparkles. Dreamy is lilac with lilac and silver sparkles. Lovechild is mauve with gold sparkles. Viva Glam VI is rose with lilac sparkles. Pop Mode is deep berry with gold sparkles. Desire is creme burgundy-berry.
Underage is milky pale pink with tiny sparkles (it reminded me of Hue lipstick). Nymphette is rose pink with gold sparkles. Cultured is a cool medium rose pink with sparkles. Prrr is peach-orange with gold sparkles. Lust is milky, creme, warm, muted tea rose. Viva Glam V is similar, but contains gold sparkle. Entice is a gingery, rosy orange. Revealing is a yellow-tan creme. Mad Cap is caramel with small multicolored sparkles. Chai is milky tea with tiny sparkles. Explicit is cool brown with silver sparkles, and I would love it if it were an eyeshadow. Spirited is very dusty mauve rose with multicolored sparkles. Spite is a creme mauve-brown. Shock-o-late is the color of chocolate.