MAC Dare To Wear Lipglass Swatches & Review

MAC’s new Dare To Wear collection has six new limited edition Lipglasses. These aren’t the same Lipglasses of ‘yore though, these are different!

First thing you notice is the tube is much longer and thinner than the other Lipglasses.

The texture of these is also very different. These are much less sticky, thinner and smoother. I felt like these applied really nicely, although they were on the less opaque side, so I had to apply more than I would with a normal Lipglass. Even though these are glittery, they didn’t feel gritty or rough-textured.

For me the non-stickiness is a huge bonus, I really hate the texture of regular Lipglasses, though I love the colors, so I do have a ton of them.

The two caveats I see here are that A. they are limited edition and B. they do cost $4.00 more per tube, for the same amount as a regular Lipglass. These are $18.00 and the regular ones are $14.00.

Dare To Dare

Dare To Dare is a pale pink with a nice blue flash of shimmer. I am always drawn to these duochrome type colors, so I love this one. This one is definitely on the cool side.

So Bad

So Bad is a coral shade with pink and gold shimmer. I didn’t love this one me, I had been hoping it was a little less orange. It’s definitely a warmer color.

Gimmie That!

Gimmie That! is a fuchsia pink with purple shimmer. This is gorgeous I love this color! This was pretty opaque compared to the first two, I needed to apply less.

Ban This!

Ban This! is a deep berry purple with purple and blue shimmer. Love this in the tube, but not so much on me. It’s a little dark for my skin tone I think, but it’s still beautiful. This was kind of a PITA to apply though. It was splotchy and I had to go over it quite a few times to get it even.

L to R: Dare To Dare, So Bad, Gimmie That!, Ban This! (NC 20 skin)

Overall I think they have a good thing here, but I wish that there were slightly more opaque and even textured. Also of course I don’t see why they always have to charge more on these limited edition items, just because it’s in a different tube.

The two other colors in this collection are:

Wind Me Up: Dirty bronze with pink and gold shimmer

Bold & Brash: Bright red with multi-colored pearl

You can find these on MAC online and in stores now.

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  • July 30, 2010

    I love the Gimmie That! Thanks for the great swatches! Have a good weekend!

    • July 30, 2010

      Hi Sandy,

      You too!

  • July 30, 2010

    Are those your lips! Lol! Looking forward to getting these new lip glass ! Can’t tell which I like more so I’ll get them all!

    • July 30, 2010

      Hi Chileanfrecia,

      Yup! :)

  • July 30, 2010

    Dare to Dare is so pretty on you! I wish it looked half as good on me. Haha

    • July 30, 2010

      Hi Naomi,

      Awww it doesn’t? Boo!

  • July 30, 2010

    Gimmie That is beautiful! I really hate sticky glosses, so good to know these are less sticky then the usual lip glasses. I only have one and I don’t care for it because of the texture. I hate when its windy and my hair sticks to my lips!
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    • July 30, 2010

      Hi Serena,

      Yeah that is a huge issue with having long hair and wearing any lip gloss. I cannot stand that either!

  • July 30, 2010

    Yeah, I caved and went to Nordstrom last night after work and got two lipglasses: Gimme That! and Bold & Brash. I have pretty pigmented lips so Gimmer That! was a little darker one me, but gorgeous nonetheless. (I’ll add this to the pile of things I need to post swatches of.) I think it looks really pretty on you too! Love the swatches!
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    • July 30, 2010

      Hi Stephanie,


  • July 30, 2010

    Dare to Dare & Gimmie That! are wonderful. Alas, I am in no-buy land and am resisting the temptation…

  • July 30, 2010

    Gimme that looks awesome!
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  • July 31, 2010

    Ban This and Gimmie That are my two favorites. I too have a tone of the Lipglasses. I also hate the stickiness. I haven’t bought any MAC for over a year. I can’t believe that I’ve stopped myself from buying them. It’s killing me!

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  • July 31, 2010

    wow Dare To Dare looks amazing

  • August 1, 2010

    Kelly, thanks fornthe lip swatches! I’ve mostly only seen arm swatches. This was really helpful!