/MAC Scarcely Seen & Tudor Rose Lipglasses Reviews & Swatches

MAC Scarcely Seen & Tudor Rose Lipglasses Reviews & Swatches

Scarcely Seen

MAC Scarcely Seen Lipglass ($18.50 for 0.10 oz.) is a pale beige with warm, peachy undertones and fine pearl and shimmer. It had semi-sheer color coverage–sheer enough that my natural lip color came through noticeably but milky enough to noticeably cover my lip freckle. The texture was lightweight, light-medium in thickness, and moderately tacky. There was a bit of color that gathered in my lip lines, but it was barely noticeable in person and only occurred in my deeper lip lines. I was impressed by the evenness of the milky color, though, as I find these types of shades (in this coverage level) often are streaky. It lasted nicely for three and a half hours and was lightly hydrating.

Formula Overview

$18.50/0.10 oz. – $185.00 Per Ounce

The Lipglass formula is supposed to be “pigmented, very shiny and can impart subtle or dramatic color” that can be worn “on its own, over lip pencil or lipstick” and will “condition lips.” MAC could use an update on the description as some shades are more pigmented than others but several are sheerer and likely intended to be that way. The formula has a very glossy, high-shine finish with a light-medium weight and moderate tackiness.

I have found that newer Lipglasses (over the last couple of years) are smoother and not quite as tacky as the formula was many years ago. They wear from three to six hours on me and are usually lightly hydrating. MAC recently updated the shade range and packaging for the range (though the formula was said to be unchanged), so worth noting is that with that packaging change came a reduction in quantity to 0.10 fl. oz. (was 0.17 fl. oz.), which may matter for some but not everyone.

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Tudor Rose

MAC Tudor Rose Lipglass ($18.50 for 0.10 oz.) is a rich fuchsia pink with cool, blue undertones and flecks of blue and pink sparkle. It had medium color coverage in a single layer, which drenched my lips in a noticeable pop of color and plenty of sparkle/shimmer, but it had a translucency that enabled the natural lip color to come through–looked like stained glass. The texture was smooth, spreadable, and moderately tacky, though comfortable to wear and hydrating over time. It wore well for five hours on me.

Formula Overview

$18.50/0.10 oz. – $185.00 Per Ounce

The Lipglass formula is supposed to be “pigmented, very shiny and can impart subtle or dramatic color” that can be worn “on its own, over lip pencil or lipstick” and will “condition lips.” MAC could use an update on the description as some shades are more pigmented than others but several are sheerer and likely intended to be that way. The formula has a very glossy, high-shine finish with a light-medium weight and moderate tackiness.

I have found that newer Lipglasses (over the last couple of years) are smoother and not quite as tacky as the formula was many years ago. They wear from three to six hours on me and are usually lightly hydrating. MAC recently updated the shade range and packaging for the range (though the formula was said to be unchanged), so worth noting is that with that packaging change came a reduction in quantity to 0.10 fl. oz. (was 0.17 fl. oz.), which may matter for some but not everyone.

Browse all of our MAC Lipglass swatches.


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MAC Lipglass $18.50/0.10 OZ.

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About the Reviewer

Christine has normal-to-dry skin with areas of dryness (cheeks, nose, and under the eyes). She has a light-medium skintone with subtle, warmer yellow undertones. Her best foundation matches include: Tarte Rainforest of the Sea in Light-Medium Neutral (best match), Estee Lauder Double Wear Stay-in-Place Makeup in Desert Beige 2N1, Giorgio Armani Maestro Glow in 4.0, Hourglass Warm Ivory Vanish Seamless Finish, Laura Mercier Candleglow Soft Luminous in Dusk, MAC NC20/NC25, Make Up For Ever Ultra HD Liquid in Y305 (140). (For more information, please check the FAQ.)

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