M.A.C COSMETICS // Lipsticks - Creme Cup + Snob

Thursday, June 12, 2014


When I was lucky enough to receive my MAC palette for my birthday (blog posts; Part 001 + Part 002), I had to also order a couple of lipsticks that have been at the top of my wishlist for a very long time. I had never owned, nor tried a MAC lipstick before these two, but now I am on a MAC lipstick mission - gotta catch 'em all!



I went with two lipstick shades that I know I will get a lot of wear out of and boy, have I done that! Creme Cup has shot to the top of my favourite lipstick and Snob is just gorgeous for when I want a more pinker lip.

CREME CUP // Cremesheen Finish USD $16.00 - NZD $18.00 [approx.]
I've read a lot that the cremesheen formula seems to be a favourite among many and I can see why. It glides on so easily and feels very comfortable on the lips. Creme Cup is described as a 'light blue pink', it is more on the nude side and it has that 'your lips but better' look on the lips.


SNOB // Satin Finish USD $16.00
The satin finish is like a semi-matte finish, without the over-drying that mattes can have. It doesn't glide on an smooth as the cremesheen but packs on a whole lot more colour onto the lips. The swatch above is just one swipe and as you can see Snob is a darn beautiful, girly pink shade. The MAC website describes it as a 'light neutral pink'. I find this finish lasts a lot longer on the lips than Creme Cup does, purely due to the satin formula.


The swatches above show the difference obviously in the colours, but also the finishes. The cremesheen formula is a lot more glossier than the satin.

It was slightly dangerous getting these two lipsticks as now I really just want a lot more of their lipsticks, and I may have two more coming... (one from the Kelly Osbourne Collection and another from the Proenza Schouler Collection!) I use YouShop (a mail forwarding service, which you can read about in Part 001 of my MAC palette post) to buy from the US MAC site as it a lot cheaper than purchasing here in NZ with one lipstick costing $40.

I'd love to know what you're favourite MAC lipsticks are and what finishes do you prefer?  

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10 comments

  1. Two of my favourite lipsticks! I can't live without Snob. MAC lipsticks are so addictive I can't stop buying them sometimes! I have to check out YouShop, Australia is almost as expensive as NZ when it comes to MAC! Thankyou for the post!

    Angela xxx
    The Sunday Chapter

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    1. I love 'em too! I'm not sure Youshop works for Australia but there is definitely another very similar service (but can't think of what it is called!)
      Thanks for your comment x

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  2. Awesome post! Snob has been one of my favourites for so long!!
    I haven't used Creme Cup yet, but have ordered a couple more for my aunty who swears by it. Need to get one for myself!!

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    1. You totally need to add a Creme Cup to your collection!

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  3. Love this post! I haven't got any MAC lipsticks but do have quite a long list, these two are unquestionably on it now :D

    Ashley | http://romanycparis.blogspot.co.nz/

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    1. Yeah my list is getting very long now! So many amazing shades!

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  4. love these shades, so perfect for summer <3 I love Mac lippies and ever since I got my first I just wanted more haha, they're just amazing <3

    http://amelodyofdiaries.blogspot.co.uk/
    http://www.youtube.com/marieljanina

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    1. That is exactly what has happened to me too!

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  5. Both Creme Cup and Snob are my favourite :)

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