I love a matte lip but I’ve been enjoying every moment of the lip gloss resurgence. Today’s formulas are far more advanced than our Pina Colada scented, middle school faves. Our options now are moisturizing and non-sticky, sheer or opaque instead of tubes of shimmer and glitter (admittedly, I love those too). One brand I always keep on hand for long-wearing glassy glosses is, of course, MAC. The latest launch on my radar is the brand's nine new additions to the Powerglass Plumping Lip Gloss line.
Inspired by the punch our favorite comic book heroes pack, these nine new shades are high shine and high volume. Let’s get into the plumping formula—a mix of ginger, capsicum, and menthol crystals. The combo gives the formula a kick, leaving a slight tingling, cooling, and plumping effect. It’s a slightly minty sensation that doesn’t feel like it’s burning. Avocado and coconut oils and hyaluronic acid plump with hydration for seriously soft, smooth lips.
With all this in mind, I had to personally take all nine new shades for a test drive to see if they’d be permanent fixtures in my makeup bag.
Two Plumps Up
Not Your Love Interest
Marvel at This
10 Things I Hate-A-Pout-You
P-Out of Your League
Pout Last Night
These glosses have the perfect amount of color for layering and adding a final touch to your lip look. I also love that some shades were pigmented enough to wear alone like Pout Last Night and Asset Management which I'll be wearing regularly. The plumping effect is subtle but there. The fact that it's more of a minty feel than a burn which I've experienced with plumping products in the past is certainly worth noting. Wearing it was comfortable since the formula feels kind of silky like oil instead of sticky and swiping on all nine shades reaffirmed why I'm a gloss girl for life.