Sheen reigns Supreme
Fellow lip product lovers, rejoice! MAC So Supreme brings a sweet and lovely close to the summer season with its Sheen Supreme lipsticks and lipgloss tints. The launch touts that it’s “sheerer than ever.” But don’t mistake sheer with a lack of pigment, because the shades we checked out pack a pretty punch!
The Sheen Supreme Lipstick portion of the launch includes five new, limited-edition shades. Fans of light-feeling lipsticks will be pleased. I think the formula is very similar to Cremesheens, but glossier. Like Cremesheen, Sheen Supreme is really smooth and creamy, and comfortable to wear. They have a fainter version of MAC’s signature vanilla scent.
The two shades that we tried, Sweet Grenadine and Pleasurefruit, are beautifully pigmented. But they also have a lipgloss-type transparency to them. Pigment and transparent- it’s kind of an oxymoron, isn’t it? Like Jumbo Shrimp! But it’s true and it’s what I love about them.
Pleasurefruit is a beautiful watermelon pink. It’s just as described, bright and warm. Sweet Grenadine is a bright orange with a touch of coral. Its beauty reminds me I’m nowhere near done with orange!
The Sheen Supreme Lipglass Tint section includes eight new, limited-edition shades, four that are inspired by Asia, all that have “PH pigments work with the body’s natural temperature for fresh, custom colour.”
These are click applicators with brushes – probably my least favorite of all lipgloss delivery systems. I don’t like brushes, I don’t like not being able to see the product and I don’t like twist application; so it’s a 3-strike sort of deal for me. But it’s still lipgloss. It’s like your least favorite ice cream flavor, it’s still delicious!
Like the lipstick, I found the Lipglass Tint to be sheer but pigmented Again, it seems to be a slightly fainter scent of traditional lipglass and they definitely feel more silky/slippery. That silkiness does mean that travel a bit. I had it heading out on the ol’ lip line highway within an hour.
Heart & Seoul is a light peachy-coral crème. Gwi-Yo-Mi is bright raspberry. Glorious Intent is a juicy berry tone.
Did you wonder what Gwi-Yo-Mi was? I did. It’s a K-Pop song and a slang term for someone who’s cute (think Kawaii). Now we both know!
So we heartsters, are you craving Sheen Supreme to make you Gwi-Yo-Mi?
Sheen Supreme Lipstick
Prêt-a-pretty – Soft Warm Pink
Gotta Dash! – Pale clean coral
Playtime – Bright coral pink
Sweet Grenadine – Bright Orange
Pleasurefruit – Bright Warm Pink
Candy Apple – Mid-tone warm plum
$17 US | $20 CAD
Sheen Supreme Lipglass Tint
Bubble Gum – Soft warm pink
K-Wow – Soft cool pink
Simply Wow – Mid-tone cool mauve
Heart & Seoul – Warm peach
Kiss, Kiss – Cool peach cream
Blushing Berry – Mid-tone cool red
Gwi-Yo-Mi – Mid-tone raspberry
Glorious Intent – Warm Plum
$20 US | $23 CAD
Stef is many things. Amongst them: co-editor of we heart this, photographer, condiment connoisseur, Philly girl in the California desert, borderline hoarder and a hardcore beauty junkie.
skin tone: NC 25/30
skin type: oily with a fear of rosacea
favorite beauty product: high end skincare and lip products