MAC Guilty Passions: Cocktail Coral Lip Gloss – review, photos & swatches

The ‘It Color” of summer is glamming up the holiday season!

‘Tis the season for losing my self-control: less visits to the gym, more sweets on my plate, and a whole lot of shopping going on. Thanks to MAC Cosmetics, I’ve already started caving in to the holiday season and its endless temptations. That’s because this year, MAC has created an especially gorgeous array of holiday gift sets that are filling me with not-so-secret desire.

MAC’s Guilty Passions, the most covet-worthy collection of kits for lips and eyes, are packaged in scrumptious pastel hat box containers. These girlie boxes alone would spell temptation trouble for me, but the treats nestled inside are even more irresistible.

I tested a gloss lover’s dream, the Guilty Passions: 4 Cocktail Coral Lip Gloss kit ($32.50), which includes four just-this-side-of-normal glosses in three formulas in coral-iffic colors.

On the Scene, Sublime Shine, Geo Pink, Out for Glamour

MAC even has the bow covered – On the Scene, Sublime Shine, Geo Pink, Out for Glamour

On the Scene Cremesheen Glass – creamy, milky peach with pink and white pearl. This transparent, slightly milky peach looks extremely light in the tube, but is sheer enough to work on anyone. The formula is smooth, glossy and moisturizing.

Sublime Shine Dazzleglass Creme – orange peach with gold glitter. A warmer wash of soft orange shine that packs some serious glitter.

Geo Pink Cremesheen Glass – darkened strawberry pink shimmer. My early favorite, Geo Pink is the most pigmented of the glosses. It’s a subtle mid-tone neutral shimmer that I’ve been reaching for day and night.

Out For Glamour Dazzleglass – A barbie-sort of yellow pink with magenta glitter. A combination of colors that results in a bright, sheer bubblegum pink sparkle.

A close up look at Sublime Shine and Out For Glamour

I love the combination of formulas in this kit – two versatile Cremesheen glosses for subtle shine, and two mega-glitter Dazzleglass/Dazzleglass Creme glosses to sparkle the night away. The Cremesheen comes with doe footed applicators, the Dazzleglass with a little brush.

On the Scene, Sublime Shine, Geo Pink, Out for Glamour

The range of these four colors would give any coral lover on your list anything she could possibly want – from a barely perceptible wash of color to the kind of special occasion sparkle that can make your holiday lips bright. Though those who prefer their corals more on the bright Palm Beach Granny side may be disappointed.

On the Scene and Sublime Shine

Geo Pink and Out for Glamour

Finally, if you’re not a coral fan, there are two other Guilty Passions lip kits available; Nicely Nude and Lavish Rose, both with a similar mix of Cremesheen, Dazzleglass and Dazzleglass Creme formulas. And when you think about it, at $32.50 for four generously sized glosses and the cutest reusable box ever, you have nothing to feel guilty about!

Readers – which Guilty Passions holiday kit is your pleasure?

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Guilty Passions Collection

Guilty Passions / 4 Nicely Nude Lip Gloss
Fashion Whim Cremesheen Glass – Light beige (creme)
Satin Slip Dazzleglass Creme – Soft beige with gold pearl (creme)
Get Rich Quick Dazzleglass Creme – Warm yellow brown (dazzle)
Kiss Don’t Tell Cremesheen Glass – Warm chocolate crème (cremesheen)
SRP $32.50 U.S./$38.50 CDN

Guilty Passions / 4 Cocktail Coral Lip Gloss
On the Scene Cremesheen Glass – Peach with pink and white pearl (cremesheen)
Out For Glamour Dazzleglass Creme – Clean yellow pink with red pearl (dazzle)
Sublime Shine Dazzleglass Creme – Light coral brown with gold pearl (creme)
Geo Pink Cremesheen Glass – Strawberry pink (cremesheen)
SRP $32.50 U.S./$38.50 CDN

Guilty Passions / 4 Lavish Rose Lip Gloss
Demure Dazzleglass Creme – Warm pink with blue pearl (creme)
Going Casual Cremesheen Glass – Sheer lilac (cremesheen)
Boys Go Crazy Dazzleglass Creme – Deep amethyst (dazzle)
Colour Saturation Cremesheen Glass – Dark cool wine (cremesheen)
SRP $32.50 U.S./$38.50 CDN

Guilty Passions / 4 Tenderly Warm Crushed Metallic Pigments
Silk Stocking – Beige
Darling Coquette – Soft beige frost
Dreamy Little Thing – Rose with copper sparkle
Ever Elegant – Copper frost
SRP $32.50 U.S./$38.50 CDN

Guilty Passions / 4 Sweetly Smoky Crushed Metallic Pigments
Femininity – Cool pink frost
Maribu – Lilac frost
Prettified – Mauvey frost
Dusty Desire – Rich purple frost
SRP $32.50 U.S./$38.50 CDN

Guilty Passions / 4 Brilliantly Cool Crushed Metallic Pigments
She’s Got Class – Silver frost
Spruced – Teal frost
Moss Garden – Light green blue frost
I’ve Got a Crush on You – Browned teal frost
SRP $32.50 U.S./$38.50 CDN

Melissa loves road trips, bargain shopping, drive-in movies, lip gloss and rock ‘n’ roll. She lives in Baltimore with her precious pup Zeus.

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  1. Profile photo of Marilyn

    The MAC holiday lipgloss sets are really GUILTLESS! As with their collections in the past, EACH of these “mini” tubes actually contains MORE product than a single full sized product!!! It’s an incredible value–I bought last year’s neutral/coral set and was really glad I did :)
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    Stef Andrews

    This set is utterly adorable. I’d absolutely save the round box for jewelry storage, and I’d smile every time I’d pull out a lil’ tube with the bow on it. But that line above that says “Though those who prefer their corals more on the bright Palm Beach Granny side may be disappointed” – I actually wrote that. Because this set just isn’t coral enough for me. Coral is a slippery slope, once you’re on it you just want more, more, MORE coral! But that being said, I think this set is perfect for people who only dabble in coral.
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