Ever since the “stay on” lipstick revolution swept the makeup industry, women everywhere have found themselves facing a dilemma. Should they opt for long-lasting lipstick that lasts for hours but dries out their lips, or should they opt for a gloss that moisturizes their lips and makes them pop with shine, but doesn’t last? Cosmetics companies everywhere have been hard at work for the past few years trying to give us the best of both worlds, and I mean, come on, is it too much to ask? If we can put a man on the moon, can’t we make a long-lasting lipstick with lots of shine?
Luckily, the folks at M.A.C. don’t seem to think it’s too much to ask. And they may not have created the world’s most perfect lipstick (alas, our search for utter perfection continues), but their line of LipGlass products are awfully darn good. We particularly love M.A.C.’s Sheen Supreme LipGlass Tint, which is a product that combines a stay-on tint of color with a high-gloss shine. This product is designed much in the same manner as a magic marker, with glossy color that is soaked into a felt-tip end as the bottom of the tube is turned. This marker-style applicator allows for even distribution on your lips and one of the coolest things about this tint is that it has pigments that are PH balanced. That means they work with your body temperature to create a custom shade that is slightly different on everyone who wears it. The result is a lightweight color that lasts and shines.