MAC has come out with 4 Limited Edition Cremesheen Glasses with the Reel Sexy collection. Cinestyle - a milky lilac (absolutely not for me), Color Saturation - a rich berry red with purple tones (Gorgeous!), Private Screening - a pinky beige which made me look like a ghost when I tried it out and Star Quality, a pink-red coral. Honestly, I've never really been a fan of glosses. I much prefer the intensity of a lipstick to the shine of a gloss but Star Quality was just too pretty to resist! I was caught between Color Saturation and Star Quality but picked the latter on the MUA's insistence. The price is quite exorbitant at Rs 1400 but like I said the color was just too tempting.
This is my first Cremesheen Glass from MAC and I love the texture. It's a dream to apply, weightless, non sticky and creamy. The vanilla fragrance is a bit too strong but thankfully it's taste-free.
In terms of pigmentation, Star Quality packs a bit of punch but it looks much more pigmented in the tube. On the lips, it's a semi-sheer finish so I was a bit disappointed with that. This is my first Cremesheen so I don't know if this is the case with all of them but this one settles into lip lines if applied on its own. Not too noticeable but if you are as finicky as I am, it's quite an irritant!
The staying power is around a couple of hours if applied on its own. On top of a lipstick, the wear time is longer.
Is Star Quality a Blockbuster or a Hit?
I love the texture of the Cremesheen glass. For a non-gloss lover, this is perfect because it just glides on to the lips and there is zero stickiness. I would have loved if this did not settle into lines and was more pigmented but I guess Ill have to layer it over a lipstick to get the max out of the gloss. Would'nt say Star Quality is a blockbuster but it sure is a hit.
Are you planning to buy anything from the Reel Sexy collection?