28 Apr 2009

MAC Cremesheen glasses dupes!

I remember when the MAC Cremesheen glasses came out I was excited because I love lipgloss without shimmer and sparkles, but with an ultra glossy finish. Then when I swatched them at the MAC counter, I thought: Eh, I'm sure I can find something like this in a drugstore! I walked out without purchasing anything, and I'm glad I did, because indeed I found something very similar from a drugstore: Margaret Astor Shine Deluxe Prismatic Gloss.


Unfortunately they don't seem to have names but I bought one in a peach shade, the other one in a raspberry shade. They have medium pigmentation, just like the MAC ones, and would look great layered over a corresponding lipstick. They feel very creamy and give a beautiful glossy finish without any duochrome, glitter or sparkle. They sort of remind me of a thicker consistency and better pigmented MAC Lipgelee.

They come in a few other shades, some neutrals, some brown townes, and a really baby pink one as well. I'm not sure of the availability of Margaret Astor products outside of mainland Europe so you'll just have to check your local drugstore. I also don't think they can be purchased online anywhere, as far as I know. The name and packaging of these lipglosses is a bit deceiving because it reminds me of the MAC 3D glosses, but these are definitely more like the Cremesheens in texture, finish and color payoff. You can find swatches of MAC's Cremesheen glosses here.

Overall, I really like these Margaret Astor lipglosses and I might go back for a few more. The colors I picked up will look great layered over lipsticks, or just by themselves for spring. This just goes to show that MAC is not always better and more innovative than less expensive drugstore brands, and sometimes you're just paying a premium for the label.

Nailpolish I'm wearing: OPI - Tickle My France-y

9 comments:

  1. I love dupes whenever I can find them. I can buy more makeup!

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  2. hmm I live in Canada. Where would I find these?

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  3. ohh great dupes!!!

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  4. at what drugstore did u find these

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  5. the 2nd color ( more peachy color) looks nice xD

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  6. I really like those. I'm moving more towards glosses like them as opposed to those with glitter and sparkle as well. They make the lips look divine!

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  7. Thanks for the review! I'll probably check them out today. Their nail polish were the only things I've ever bought from Astor.

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  8. Nice! I´m gonna go check these out next time I´m at DM.
    You know what would be really cool....a list of your favorite European beauty products! I don´t know how many of your followers are from Europe though, but I would definitely love to know what your faves are.

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  9. Anonymous10:34 pm

    i tried to find this in the us - i like the peachy one you have - would it be posisble to send me one and i can mail you a check? Margaret Astor Shine Deluxe Prismatic Gloss

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