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MAC Mars to Your Venus, PDA, Spice It Up Lustreglass Lipsticks Reviews & Swatches

MAC Mars to Your Venus Lustreglass Sheer-Shine Lipstick ($22.00 for 0.1 oz.) is a medium, yellowy peach with strong, warm undertones and a lightly shiny, cream finish. It had sheer to semi-sheer coverage initially, which was buildable to medium.

The texture was lightly creamy, smooth, and thin without feeling clingy, but it applied unevenly, settled into my lip lines, and was prone to emphasizing lip texture. It lasted for three hours and was lightly hydrating over time.

FURTHER READING:
Formula Overview
for details on general performance and characteristics (like scent).

  • Tarte Skinny Dip (P, $21.00) is less shimmery, lighter (95% similar).
  • Marc Jacobs Beauty Fawn Over Me (P, $28.00) is less shimmery, cooler (90% similar).
  • bareMinerals Nudist (PiP, $20.00) is lighter, cooler (90% similar).
  • ColourPop I’m Yours (LE, $7.00) is less shimmery, cooler (90% similar).
  • Sephora Inspire (23) (P, $13.00) is cooler (90% similar).
  • Tom Ford Beauty Deceiver (P, $55.00) is less shimmery, lighter, cooler (90% similar).
  • Tom Ford Beauty Edie (P, $36.00) is more shimmery, lighter, cooler (90% similar).
  • Natasha Denona Andrea (10NB) (P, $25.00) is lighter, cooler (90% similar).
  • Tom Ford Beauty Erogenous (P, $55.00) is less shimmery, cooler (90% similar).
  • ColourPop Island Time (LE, $7.00) is less shimmery, lighter (90% similar).

Formula Overview

$22.00/0.1 oz. – $220.00 Per Ounce

The formula is supposed to have “sheer, buildable colour” that is moisturizing, while also being long-wearing with “six hours” of shine and “eight hours” of color.

First and foremost, these have an unexpectedly long long-wearing claim. Eight hours of wear is a feat for any lipstick, let alone one that is sheerer, more luminous, and hydrating. It likely comes as no shock that they did not wear close to eight hours. The wear ranged from three to four hours, which was in line with other, more luminous formulas of similar coverage-level and was a little longer than the average Lustre lipstick in the past (though more consistent with recently released Lustres).

The updated take on the Lustre finish is more emollient, creamier, and has more consistent coverage. It is still a lighter-weight, thinner consistency relative to MAC’s other lipsticks and most other lipstick formulas on the market. The colors that were brought back in the new formula were fairly consistent with the prior versions.

Most of the shades applied evenly, didn’t seem to catch or emphasize texture imperfections on my lips, and weren’t prone to settling into my lip lines. That being said, the current range is heavier on mid-tones, and it is often very light shades that can be the culprits of both.

The coverage ranged from semi-sheer to medium, and most shades were buildable to semi-opaque coverage, though they tended to wear down to more medium coverage within an hour or so of wear. I found that once some of the shine wore down, e.g. if one drank from a glass of water or blotted lightly, the color that remained was more like the initial layer of product.

They were vanilla-scented but had no discernible taste.

Browse all of our MAC Lustreglass Sheer-Shine Lipstick swatches.

Ingredients

Diisostearyl Malate, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Ricinus Communis (Castor) Seed Oil, Hydrogenated Polydecene, Bis-Diglyceryl Polyacyladipate-2, Polyethylene, Trioctyldodecyl Citrate, Polybutene, Silica, Ozokerite, Euphorbia Cerifera (Candelilla) WaxCandelilla CeraCire De Candelilla, Octyldodecanol, Calcium Aluminum Borosilicate, Tocopheryl Acetate, Sodium Hyaluronate, Squalane, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) Butter, Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Oil, Glycine Soja (Soybean) Seed Extract, Hordeum Vulgare (Barley) ExtractExtrait D’Orge, Olea Europaea (Olive) Fruit Oil, Rubus Idaeus (Raspberry) Seed Oil, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil, Triticum Vulgare (Wheat) Germ Extract, C12-15 Alkyl Benzoate, Ceramide Ng, Tribehenin, Palmitoyl Hexapeptide-12, Titanium/Titanium Dioxide, Alumina, Synthetic Fluorphlogopite, Aluminum Calcium Sodium Silicate, Calcium Sodium Borosilicate, Tin Oxide, Peg-10 Phytosterol, Linoleic Acid, Ethylhexyl Hydroxystearate, Phytosteryl Isostearate, Hydrogenated Castor Oil, Vanillin, Tetrahexyldecyl Ascorbate, Phenoxyethanol, [+/- Mica, Titanium Dioxide (Ci 77891), Iron Oxides (Ci 77491), Iron Oxides (Ci 77492), Iron Oxides (Ci 77499), Bismuth Oxychloride (Ci 77163), Bronze Powder (Ci 77400), Blue 1 Lake (Ci 42090), Carmine (Ci 75470), Copper Powder (Ci 77400), Red 6 (Ci 15850), Red 7 (Ci 15850), Red 21 (Ci 45380), Red 27 (Ci 45410), Red 28 (Ci 45410), Red 30 (Ci 73360), Red 33 (Ci 17200), Red 6 Lake (Ci 15850), Red 7 Lake (Ci 15850), Red 21 Lake (Ci 45380), Red 27 Lake (Ci 45410), Red 28 Lake (Ci 45410), Red 30 Lake (Ci 73360), Red 33 Lake (Ci 17200), Yellow 5 (Ci 19140), Yellow 5 Lake (Ci 19140), Yellow 6 Lake (Ci 15985)]

Disclaimer: Ingredient lists are as available by the brand (or retailer)
at the time of publishing. Please always check product packaging, if it exists, for the ingredient list applicable
to the product you’re purchasing, or the brand or retailer’s website for the most up-to-date ingredient list.

MAC PDA Lustreglass Sheer-Shine Lipstick ($22.00 for 0.1 oz.) is a darker, coppery-red with warm undertones and a luminous sheen. It had semi-sheer color payoff, which I was able to build to semi-opaque coverage if desired.

The consistency was smooth, lightweight, and lightly creamy, so it applied comfortably in a fluid motion but didn’t slide around while worn. It stayed on nicely for four hours and felt lightly moisturizing while worn.

FURTHER READING:
Formula Overview
for details on general performance and characteristics (like scent).

  • Chanel Sunlight (134) (P, $40.00) is lighter, cooler (90% similar).
  • YSL Nu Inattendu (157) (LE, $38.00) is more muted, cooler (90% similar).
  • YSL Take My Red Away (120) (LE, $38.00) is more shimmery, lighter, warmer (85% similar).
  • YSL Ready to Seduce (102) (LE, $38.00) is more shimmery, lighter, warmer (85% similar).
  • Sephora No Limit (32) (P, $13.00) is less shimmery, lighter, brighter (80% similar).

Formula Overview

$22.00/0.1 oz. – $220.00 Per Ounce

The formula is supposed to have “sheer, buildable colour” that is moisturizing, while also being long-wearing with “six hours” of shine and “eight hours” of color.

First and foremost, these have an unexpectedly long long-wearing claim. Eight hours of wear is a feat for any lipstick, let alone one that is sheerer, more luminous, and hydrating. It likely comes as no shock that they did not wear close to eight hours. The wear ranged from three to four hours, which was in line with other, more luminous formulas of similar coverage-level and was a little longer than the average Lustre lipstick in the past (though more consistent with recently released Lustres).

The updated take on the Lustre finish is more emollient, creamier, and has more consistent coverage. It is still a lighter-weight, thinner consistency relative to MAC’s other lipsticks and most other lipstick formulas on the market. The colors that were brought back in the new formula were fairly consistent with the prior versions.

Most of the shades applied evenly, didn’t seem to catch or emphasize texture imperfections on my lips, and weren’t prone to settling into my lip lines. That being said, the current range is heavier on mid-tones, and it is often very light shades that can be the culprits of both.

The coverage ranged from semi-sheer to medium, and most shades were buildable to semi-opaque coverage, though they tended to wear down to more medium coverage within an hour or so of wear. I found that once some of the shine wore down, e.g. if one drank from a glass of water or blotted lightly, the color that remained was more like the initial layer of product.

They were vanilla-scented but had no discernible taste.

Browse all of our MAC Lustreglass Sheer-Shine Lipstick swatches.

Ingredients

Diisostearyl Malate, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Ricinus Communis (Castor) Seed Oil, Hydrogenated Polydecene, Bis-Diglyceryl Polyacyladipate-2, Polyethylene, Trioctyldodecyl Citrate, Polybutene, Silica, Ozokerite, Euphorbia Cerifera (Candelilla) WaxCandelilla CeraCire De Candelilla, Octyldodecanol, Calcium Aluminum Borosilicate, Tocopheryl Acetate, Sodium Hyaluronate, Squalane, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) Butter, Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Oil, Glycine Soja (Soybean) Seed Extract, Hordeum Vulgare (Barley) ExtractExtrait D’Orge, Olea Europaea (Olive) Fruit Oil, Rubus Idaeus (Raspberry) Seed Oil, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil, Triticum Vulgare (Wheat) Germ Extract, C12-15 Alkyl Benzoate, Ceramide Ng, Tribehenin, Palmitoyl Hexapeptide-12, Titanium/Titanium Dioxide, Alumina, Synthetic Fluorphlogopite, Aluminum Calcium Sodium Silicate, Calcium Sodium Borosilicate, Tin Oxide, Peg-10 Phytosterol, Linoleic Acid, Ethylhexyl Hydroxystearate, Phytosteryl Isostearate, Hydrogenated Castor Oil, Vanillin, Tetrahexyldecyl Ascorbate, Phenoxyethanol, [+/- Mica, Titanium Dioxide (Ci 77891), Iron Oxides (Ci 77491), Iron Oxides (Ci 77492), Iron Oxides (Ci 77499), Bismuth Oxychloride (Ci 77163), Bronze Powder (Ci 77400), Blue 1 Lake (Ci 42090), Carmine (Ci 75470), Copper Powder (Ci 77400), Red 6 (Ci 15850), Red 7 (Ci 15850), Red 21 (Ci 45380), Red 27 (Ci 45410), Red 28 (Ci 45410), Red 30 (Ci 73360), Red 33 (Ci 17200), Red 6 Lake (Ci 15850), Red 7 Lake (Ci 15850), Red 21 Lake (Ci 45380), Red 27 Lake (Ci 45410), Red 28 Lake (Ci 45410), Red 30 Lake (Ci 73360), Red 33 Lake (Ci 17200), Yellow 5 (Ci 19140), Yellow 5 Lake (Ci 19140), Yellow 6 Lake (Ci 15985)]

Disclaimer: Ingredient lists are as available by the brand (or retailer)
at the time of publishing. Please always check product packaging, if it exists, for the ingredient list applicable
to the product you’re purchasing, or the brand or retailer’s website for the most up-to-date ingredient list.

MAC Spice It Up Lustreglass Sheer-Shine Lipstick ($22.00 for 0.1 oz.) is a deep, reddened plum with strong, warm undertones and a glossy sheen. It had semi-sheer pigmentation, which did not build up much beyond medium. The product did not apply as evenly as desired and seemed to have trouble adhering to the inner area of my lips.

The texture was lightweight, slightly thin, though it didn’t feel clingy, and had enough glide to apply in a fluid motion without tugging on my lips. It wore well for three and a half hours and felt lightly hydrating over time.

FURTHER READING:
Formula Overview
for details on general performance and characteristics (like scent).

  • YSL London Sky (143) (P, $38.00) is warmer (95% similar).
  • MAC Whatta Doll (P, $24.00) is less shimmery, lighter, warmer (90% similar).
  • YSL Cacao Bounce (2) (LE, $38.00) is lighter, warmer (90% similar).
  • NARS Codie (LE, $34.00) is less shimmery, more pigmented, warmer (90% similar).
  • Tarte Sandals (LE, $21.00) is less shimmery, darker (85% similar).
  • YSL Lale’s Red (126) (LE, $38.00) is lighter, more pigmented (85% similar).
  • NARS Delphine (LE, $34.00) is less shimmery, lighter, more pigmented (85% similar).

Formula Overview

$22.00/0.1 oz. – $220.00 Per Ounce

The formula is supposed to have “sheer, buildable colour” that is moisturizing, while also being long-wearing with “six hours” of shine and “eight hours” of color.

First and foremost, these have an unexpectedly long long-wearing claim. Eight hours of wear is a feat for any lipstick, let alone one that is sheerer, more luminous, and hydrating. It likely comes as no shock that they did not wear close to eight hours. The wear ranged from three to four hours, which was in line with other, more luminous formulas of similar coverage-level and was a little longer than the average Lustre lipstick in the past (though more consistent with recently released Lustres).

The updated take on the Lustre finish is more emollient, creamier, and has more consistent coverage. It is still a lighter-weight, thinner consistency relative to MAC’s other lipsticks and most other lipstick formulas on the market. The colors that were brought back in the new formula were fairly consistent with the prior versions.

Most of the shades applied evenly, didn’t seem to catch or emphasize texture imperfections on my lips, and weren’t prone to settling into my lip lines. That being said, the current range is heavier on mid-tones, and it is often very light shades that can be the culprits of both.

The coverage ranged from semi-sheer to medium, and most shades were buildable to semi-opaque coverage, though they tended to wear down to more medium coverage within an hour or so of wear. I found that once some of the shine wore down, e.g. if one drank from a glass of water or blotted lightly, the color that remained was more like the initial layer of product.

They were vanilla-scented but had no discernible taste.

Browse all of our MAC Lustreglass Sheer-Shine Lipstick swatches.

Ingredients

Diisostearyl Malate, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Ricinus Communis (Castor) Seed Oil, Hydrogenated Polydecene, Bis-Diglyceryl Polyacyladipate-2, Polyethylene, Trioctyldodecyl Citrate, Polybutene, Silica, Ozokerite, Euphorbia Cerifera (Candelilla) WaxCandelilla CeraCire De Candelilla, Octyldodecanol, Calcium Aluminum Borosilicate, Tocopheryl Acetate, Sodium Hyaluronate, Squalane, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) Butter, Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Oil, Glycine Soja (Soybean) Seed Extract, Hordeum Vulgare (Barley) ExtractExtrait D’Orge, Olea Europaea (Olive) Fruit Oil, Rubus Idaeus (Raspberry) Seed Oil, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil, Triticum Vulgare (Wheat) Germ Extract, C12-15 Alkyl Benzoate, Ceramide Ng, Tribehenin, Palmitoyl Hexapeptide-12, Titanium/Titanium Dioxide, Alumina, Synthetic Fluorphlogopite, Aluminum Calcium Sodium Silicate, Calcium Sodium Borosilicate, Tin Oxide, Peg-10 Phytosterol, Linoleic Acid, Ethylhexyl Hydroxystearate, Phytosteryl Isostearate, Hydrogenated Castor Oil, Vanillin, Tetrahexyldecyl Ascorbate, Phenoxyethanol, [+/- Mica, Titanium Dioxide (Ci 77891), Iron Oxides (Ci 77491), Iron Oxides (Ci 77492), Iron Oxides (Ci 77499), Bismuth Oxychloride (Ci 77163), Bronze Powder (Ci 77400), Blue 1 Lake (Ci 42090), Carmine (Ci 75470), Copper Powder (Ci 77400), Red 6 (Ci 15850), Red 7 (Ci 15850), Red 21 (Ci 45380), Red 27 (Ci 45410), Red 28 (Ci 45410), Red 30 (Ci 73360), Red 33 (Ci 17200), Red 6 Lake (Ci 15850), Red 7 Lake (Ci 15850), Red 21 Lake (Ci 45380), Red 27 Lake (Ci 45410), Red 28 Lake (Ci 45410), Red 30 Lake (Ci 73360), Red 33 Lake (Ci 17200), Yellow 5 (Ci 19140), Yellow 5 Lake (Ci 19140), Yellow 6 Lake (Ci 15985)]

Disclaimer: Ingredient lists are as available by the brand (or retailer)
at the time of publishing. Please always check product packaging, if it exists, for the ingredient list applicable
to the product you’re purchasing, or the brand or retailer’s website for the most up-to-date ingredient list.


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