How are you feeling about the new MAC Surge Mineralize Rich Lipstick ($22)? These lipsticks launched earlier this month and I’ve been testing them the last few days and must say they have a super rich, creamy formula that’s quite incredible.
I know they are a good deal expensive compared to MAC’s regular lipstick range but the formula and texture is superior.
Take a look!
These have a super soft, melty texture with a creamy finish and rich pigmentation. As you know, as I whine about it all day, I don’t really love cream lipsticks but these have an incredible formula. They have a certain slickness that glides onto lips like skates on ice. The texture is positively creamy and very rich feeling. Not to say MAC doesn’t make some very nice lipsticks but I must say these have quite a luxurious texture compared to their normal line.
Coverage is fully opaque on the four colors I tried and produces a high sheen almost glossy finish after application. I will say they are the type of lipstick that will accentuate every single little line or flake on lips. You’ll want to be sure you’re applying on a good surface so be sure to exfoliate lips prior to avoid creating a rather nasty finish. I think they could potentially look bad on finely lined lips as well, they just have that type of formula that wants to settle into every single nook and cranny.
The packaging is a little higher end as well but irritating. These come in a wide barrel black lipstick tube with a magnetic closure. They have a nice weight behind them and a very pleasant, elegant design. However, I find the magnetic closure is both cool and impractical as I notice the cap will come off easily if I just toss them in my bag…! Just seems the cap is a little loose and the magnetic not strong enough to keep the cap safely in place.
Wear time varies but without eating or drinking I can get a nice four hours of wear from these lipsticks.
I think the price point might upset folks who are used to paying considerably less for a MAC Lipstick but the formula is heavenly and does justify that slight increase.
If you love cream lipsticks, I can guarantee you’ll adore MAC Mineralize Rich Lipstick.
These are available now at maccosmetics.com as well as MAC counters and locations.