October 15, 2010

MAC A Tartan Tale Review and Swatches: MAC Sassy Coral Lassies Lipglass Review and Swatches

I have a really nice sneak peek of MAC A Tartan Tale available for you today. The first item I’ll be swatching and reviewing for you is the MAC Sassy Coral Lassies Lipglass.

Let’s take a look!

The first thing you might notice, if you’re anything like me, about the new gift sets for MAC Holiday 2010 would be the tins that everything comes in. MAC did away with their typical cardboard packages this year and embraced a rather cute tea style tin. Not to say that the little cardboard boxes and barrels from year’s pass weren’t durable and reusable (heck I use them to store brushes) but these tins are a hell of alot better. The tins have an attached lid and a rather great plaid print with a chic MAC emblem on the front, MAC’s coat of arms so to speak. The thin is utterly reusable and pretty collectible if you’re a long standing member of the collectible makeup family.

The Sassy Coral Lassies Lipglass set contains five lipglasses for $29.50 so broken down you’re looking at $5.90 a gloss at 0.08 oz sizes. Normal size are $14.50 at 0.17 oz so you’re basically getting half the size of normal at a discount price, you’re saving about $1.35 per a gloss. I know, crazy math here, but if you wanted to know the full details this about as full on as it gets.

Shades in Sassy Coral Lassies are a tad disappointing to me since many of the finishes lean towards milky cream. I do not work the cream route well and prefer shimmer or sparkle. Depending on your tastes in lip gloss you might consider this prior to your purchase as two of the three shades lean towards being cream. Shades lean towards being more light with one shade being dark so again if these shades suit you by all means indulge, personally I like shades with a bit more pop.

Shades include:

  • Mimmy (Milky Pink Coral with a hint of shimmer)
  • Jest for You (Nude Peachy Pink)
  • Hearts a Beatin’ (Raisin Brown)
  • Pretty Quick (Milky Coral)
  • Tad Saucy (Pale Beige Pink)

I don’t think that this particular set is the best that MAC Holiday is offering but it should suit fairer skin types well. The shades are a bit on the opaque side aside from Hearts a Beatin’ so a little stain underneath might help boast the look up a bit.

I wasn’t keen on it but at least MAC has several other lipglass sets to indulge in if you’re leaning towards the same feeling about it as me.

For full information including the release date on the MAC Gift Sets please see my original post.

What do you think of the MAC Sassy Coral Lassie Lipglass Gift Set?

Is it on your Master Holiday MAC List?

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About the Muse

Isabella MuseIsabella is just an average everyday geeky girl who doesn’t blend her eyeshadow correctly, wears too much blush, and hopes she never finds her holy grail products because she likes the thrill of the chase so much. Her mission is to bring you super honest reviews on makeup, skincare, fragrance and all things beauty. She’s in no way an expert on the topic and she sure as hell isn’t a super model. But she’s passionate about makeup and is seeking like-minded individuals that like pina coladas, getting caught in the rain, and ones that enjoy spending hundreds of dollars at Sephora without feeling buyer’s remorse. If you’re that person feel free to reach out and leave a comment or follow me on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and Bloglovin‘.

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  • Erin

    I thought the fact that 3 of these colors really aren’t coral is a big FAIL. I’ll be passing, and I’m a coral hoor.

  • Sarah

    Out of curiosity why don’t you do lip swatches?
    Pretty quick is so so pretty

    • the Muse

      hey sarah!

      not so quick when you have to write a post, take photos, crop photos, upload them, etc…;-D hehe a post like this takes alot of time and proceeding to also photograph lips etc..that takes even more time ;-D I have an office to run plus life so def try and cut corners where I can I’m so sorry 🙁

      • I

        She meant “pretty quick” as in the lipglass is so pretty 🙂 we all really appreciate all the work u put into ur blog! And u are the first one to blog about these so don’t worry about lip swatches just keep these MAC sets coming! 😉

        • the Muse

          yup I, def tired when I read that LOL! aw thanks you’re awesome xoxoxoxoxoxoxo!

      • Sarah

        I never thought about how much time everything took. I appreciate this blog 100 times more now! Haha. I have no clue how you do it all. You’re like the superwoman of the beauty blogging world!

        • the Muse

          ugh gosh sarah sorry I misread what you said LOL but thanks. it does take crazy time to do this stuff lol! HARDLY the superwoman ;-D can name other bloggers that are def better at this but thanks!

          • Sarah

            Oh i didn’t even understand that you misunderstood haha.

            I still like your blog best though:)

      • emily

        Pssst…muse… I think she was saying the lipglass Pretty Quick was pretty… not lip swatches were quick to do.. 😛

  • Phyrra

    The tins are cute, but I’m eh about the colors. Thanks for swatching 🙂

  • Connie

    Oh wow i think i will be getting this coral lip set! Looks tottally wearable and the Tin hmm i think i might use it as brush holder! I cant wait to see your other swatches on other lipgloss sets! =D Thanks girlie <3

  • Promise

    I’m glad you reviewed these because now I don’t feel like I HAVE to have them. I really appreciate you putting the price vs. the oz. because that is soooo helpful. I’d rather spend more money on VV or a lipglass I don’t have. THANKS!! 😀

  • Josie

    Thanks for posting swatches!!! I’m on such a coral kick lately. I really like
    the shades except the raisin one.How does it fit in with corals?? Oh well!
    Love that they come in a tin too. I’m such a MAC hoarder with packaging.

  • Jen

    Thanks so much for the swatches! I’m really looking forward to seeing the other two lipglass set. When will you post these?

  • Kristen

    Thank you for this. This particular set is the one I want to pre order, because all the other glosses I have are pinks, so this will be a good change for me.

  • Shayne Andujar

    Musey, I’m with you. I only see two colors that I would wear in regular rotation. The other three are too…mmm what’s the word I’m looking for….meh. I’m hoping the other Lipglass sets are more to my liking & coloring than this one.


    the names for these lipglasses are HILARIOUS!!!!! “jest for you and tad saucy LOLOL”

    I <3 lipglasses but the colours are a bit too boring to be called sassy corals……

    • the Muse

      hehe linda I thought so too ;-D I agree sassy corals isn’t the best set 😛

  • Mandy

    YAY! Thanks for posting these! I’ve been waiting to see these swatches for a long time 🙂

  • Wendy

    I think Im better off buying regular size from ACW because this just seems kinda boring.

    BTW- Do you know if the superglass is limited edition because I’m not even gonna think about buying them if there LE, I form a bond with the glosses and then they get ripped away from me.nooooo!!!

    Thanks muse and happy weekend.

  • Tina

    Ahhh!! I love this! I’m a newb to Mac and going into a store always confuses me! Because of your site I went in today and knew exactly what I was preordering! …but because of this post I now have to go in and add to my list.lol keep up the good work!

  • LorraineER

    I want to see these in person, esp. Pretty Quick and Heart’s A Beatin
    Thanks for the swatches! I was so excited when I saw you had swatched some of this collection.

  • Crystal

    I can’t wait to pick up a set this year! These are always a great value for me since I can never seem to actually finish a full sized lipglass. Just curious, but do you know if we can “back to MAC” these empties? thanks!

    • the Muse

      jenn some folks are prone to breaking them up and selling on ebay maybe that will help!?

  • beth

    I absolutely adore this set, except for the lightest one, it’s too milky. I’d recommend checking these shades out in person, because the photos don’t do them 100% justice (the mac stock photos, not your swatch photos, those are spot on.) I was skeptical at first, but when I saw them live I fell in love 🙂