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MAC Lipglass lip glosses

I recently got some MAC Lipglass and I like it. I had ignored it up until this point for, well, I don’t know why, but I had six empty Blot Powder compacts to recycle and it was the prefect time to try it out. It has a lot of staying power and has no taste or scent (I’m ridiculously sensitive to that). The downside? It is a bit sticky and if your hair is blown around in the breeze it will stick to it. I got a natural pink called Cultured and it quickly became my go to for an ‘everyday but slightly more polished than chapstick’ look.

One note: Various MAC cosmetics stores will trade in different things for empty containers, one place I was only able to trade me a lipstick and others exchanged Lipglass and a few other items, so call ahead if you have something specific in mind.

· comments [13] · 02-18-2011 · categories:beauty ·

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  • 1 Seanna Lea // Feb 18, 2011 at 3:14 am

    The only MAC place I can think of is associated with a Macy’s. Did you go to a stand alone store for this?

  • 2 megan // Feb 18, 2011 at 10:23 am

    Seanna Lea – Here in Seattle we have two stand alone MAC stores in malls, at least one attached to Nordstrom department stores which is actually outside the store itself, as well as MAC counters inside department stores. The stand alone stores have a wider range of trade in options than the counters.

    I don’t know if stand alone MAC stores are a West coast thing, I hadn’t encountered one until we got to Seattle. Hang on, searching for stores in Boston turns up a few in the area but only one in Boston itself, on Newbury street. So, not a lot of stores around but they are near you!

  • 3 Kelsey // Feb 18, 2011 at 12:19 pm

    I thought all MAC lip stuffs were vanilla scented/flavored albeit mildly?

  • 4 megan // Feb 18, 2011 at 12:41 pm

    Kelsey – I get a very mild scent when I sniff the wand and it tastes a bit sweet when I first apply it but I don’t notice it after that. It certainly isn’t the overwhelming cake batter sweetness that lots of the lip glosses in Sephora seem to have.

  • 5 rosita designs // Feb 18, 2011 at 1:26 pm

    i LOVE lipglass, but the hair in the gloss when the wind blows drives me crazy. and, excited to know you can trade in different things. i thought it was just the eyeshadow pots.

  • 6 Melissa // Feb 18, 2011 at 5:44 pm

    I have long hair and it totally gets stuck in sticky glosses like Lip Glass. I’m still looking for an effective gloss that doesn’t have this downside!

  • 7 margo // Feb 18, 2011 at 6:20 pm

    most macs are vanilla but you cannot pick it up. their products are just great. there are different formulations in the lipglasses some are really thick, some thinner, etc. go to the internet mac site.

  • 8 splatgirl // Feb 21, 2011 at 8:27 pm

    “Cultured” has been my go to MAC shade for at least 10 years. I’ve never found anything I like better. I’m always paranoid they’re going to discontinue that shade.

  • 9 megan // Feb 21, 2011 at 8:39 pm

    Splatgirl – Then I will give you an apology in advance. Whenever I find something I like it is immediately discontinued :)

  • 10 courtney // Feb 23, 2011 at 1:48 am

    Hey there! I love MAC’s recycling program! From what I understand the department store counters can trade you 6 “empties” for a lipgloss and at a MAC store you can trade 6 “empties” for an eye shadow. Just a heads up/ worth a shot at a free eye shadow!

  • 11 megan // Feb 23, 2011 at 10:44 am

    Courtney – The counters I talked to here in Seattle could only offer lipsticks, while the stores could also trade for lipglass and eyeshadows. I think it’s different all over the place. Thanks for reporting in!

  • 12 Amy in StL // Feb 23, 2011 at 12:59 pm

    I love their lipglass but it is sticky. Oddly enough I bought some Pro longwear lipcolor. I didn’t like the lipcolor, but I love the gloss coat that comes with it. It’s not sticky but it’s pretty and glossy. However, it doesn’t last as long on your lips as lipglass.

  • 13 Allisone // Feb 27, 2011 at 12:26 pm

    We’ve got a stand alone MAC at the mall in King of Prussia, PA along with a counter in the Macys. I had no idea you could take in your empty containers. Thanks for the information.

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