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It’s been a while since I bought new MAC lipsticks. It’s even been a while since I last ordered from them. Nothing really sparked my attention from MAC until they released their Glow Play Blushes. It didn’t take a while before those cream blushes became super hyped and loved in the beauty community so they quickly ended up on my wishlist. When MAC had a great sale, I decided it was time to add 4 new MAC lipsticks to my collection after years of not buying a new shade PLUS 2 of the Glow Play Blushes.
I have been a lover of the MAC lipsticks for years now, however, it’s been a while since I bought a new shade. However, I’ve been adding a couple of shades to my wishlist and when there was a 1+1 free sale, I had to get myself 4 new lipsticks. So I bought 2 and got 4 of them, which I think is a great deal. The lipsticks I bought are Twig, Whirl, Taupe, and Creme In Your Coffee.
All the bullet lipsticks retail for $19 and they contain 3 G / 0.1 OZ. each. Taupe and Whirl are in their Matte formula, Twig is in their Satin formula, and Creme In Your Coffee is in their Cremesheen formula.
Moreover, the Glow Play blushes were 25% off too so this was the perfect time to snatch 2 of the shades as well. The ones I got are Blush, Please and Grand.
The MAC Glow Play Blushes retail for $30 and they contain 7.3G / 0.26 OZ each. It supposed to be an innovative bouncy blush with a cushiony texture that provides a pinch of foolproof, sheer-to-medium buildable color. I personally agree with what they’re promising. It’s a buildable formula, does look very natural and healthy, and stayed on all day.
Caution: MAC Cosmetics is not considered cruelty-free. Even though they say they’re cruelty-free, their products are sold in mainland China where animal testing is required by law. Moreover, it’s uncertain if their ingredients are tested on animals or if their suppliers test on animals. Want to read more about this? Click here.
MAC Cream Blushes
I included the MAC Cream Blushes in my Favorite Cream Blushes post I did a while ago. Because they’re really really good and worth the hype. I’m pretty sure I’ll be adding new colors to my collection in the future. The MAC Lipsticks always stay the OG bosses when it comes to lipstick formulas and you can never go wrong with a MAC lipstick ever. I’m pleased with the colors I added to my collection!
One of the reason I didn’t purchase any MAC products for a while now is because they’re not cruelty-free and they’re not transparant about it either. They’re even telling customers they are cruelty-free, even though they sell their products in China. It could be that MAC is cruelty-free in Europe and/or the US but it’s just not certain. It hold me back from buying products but I’m still struggling with staying completely cruelty-free. I really hope MAC becomes truly cruelty-free and transparant about their policies in the future though because I do love their products a lot.
If you’re looking for other brands with similar or even better quality cream blushes and lipsticks, I recommend checking out the Tower 28 Cream Blushes as well as the Fenty Beauty Cream Blushes. As for the MAC lipsticks, Charlotte Tilbury has great matte lipsticks just like Huda Beauty. I love bareMineral’s Mineralist lipsticks as a replacement for the MAC Satin and Creme lipsticks, as well as the KKW Beauty Creme lipsticks.
Have you tried the MAC Glow Play Blushes? Or maybe the MAC Lipsticks? Or even both? What are your thoughts on them? Let me know in the comments below!