MAC Tinted Lipglass in Prrr – Review and Swatch

I recently had to redo a few beauty profiles I have on some sites, as they were no longer accurate at all. Biggest difference? I went from wearing lipstick “never” to wearing it “daily” and visa versa with lip gloss. Still, there are some glosses that have a special place in my heart. Like MAC’s Prrr! And no, it’s not just ’cause it’s feline-named.

MAC Tinted Lipglass in PRRR

Generic Info:

This is my first and only MAC gloss product (including the Lipglass, Tinted Lip Glass and Plushglass formulas.) So I can’t really compare it to anything but other lipglosses.

It’s priced at $14.50, like the MAC lipsticks, and comes in a .17oz quantity. My Essence Stay With Me Lip Gloss is a .13 oz, my ULTA Brilliant Color is .27oz and finally, an ELF Super Glossy Lip Shine has .35oz. So to me, you’re getting a bit less bang for your buck when it comes to this. Glosses are considerably cheaper to produce than lipsticks and to price it the same as a lipstick is kind of silly. I’ve yet to find another lipgloss from MAC that I like enough to pay that much for.


There’s nothing spectacular about the packaging for this gloss. It’s a standard doe foot, plastic body/cap set. I like the short wand, it allows for easier application. But that’s really more a result of the compact size, isn’t it? For fifteen bucks I think they could have used something nicer.

Color Accuracy:

Official Mac Prrr Image

My Prrr Swatch

Mac’s official blip about Prrr is below:

Soft pinky-peach with icy shimmer

Which, I don’t think is entirely innacurate. It definitely reads peachy pink in my swatch and in the bottle but you’ll see what happens to the color below. The icy shimmer is 100% there, it’s so fine i’d almost call it holographic. I’m not sure what the globs of silver are all about on the official image, it’s not THAT much shimmer. But, the color is pretty accurate to the shimmer portion that IS there and the pink part is 100% dead on with the tint in-bottle and swatch.


Being that this is a “tinted” lip glass, I kind of expected Prrr to…tint my lips? Not so much.

Bare Lips

Prrr On Lips

The only difference it really makes on my lips is a result of the frost, not the tint. But that frost is lovely…

Prrrrrrrrrrrrfection (like you'd get away from this post without a cheesy pun!)

Fails all around as a tint though. Sorry MAC!


I don’t find Prrr to be particularly sticky on my lips, but it’s not a dream to wear either. On the rare occasions I wear it on its own, I get about 2-3 hours of wear. Not bad for a gloss. Where it really shines (ha!) for me is as a layer to other lippies:

MAC Prrr and Honeylove

MAC Prrr and NYX Antwerp

The fine, holographic shimmer really adds dimension to lip products I rarely wear otherwise. It makes Honeylove a suitable nude on me and Antewerp a little less (yes, LESS) barbie pink.  More….SPARKLY barbie pink. (And when combined with something I get an additional 2 or so hours of wear.)


It’s no good as a standalone piece, not for me. But Prrr has become a combination staple and I’d probably re-purchase it. Unless I can find a more suitably priced dupe!

Value: 3/5

Packaging: 4/5

Color Accuracy: 10/10

Pigmentation: 4/10

Wear: 8/10

Overall:  72.5% (C-)

What do you think?

<3 EA

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14 Responses to MAC Tinted Lipglass in Prrr – Review and Swatch

  1. Larie says:

    I am not a gloss girl, and this hasn’t changed my mind, though the frosty effect is lovely :) I do like the versatility you can achieve with gloss, though, and how it can make a lipstick collection seem much larger than it really is! ;)
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  2. adrienne says:

    I love the name but mac are stretching it a bit by saying it is tinted haha (those bums!)! It’s very sheer but very pretty :) I love it over Antwerp it gives it that little kick :) x
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  3. This is really gorgeous on you!
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  4. I like Prrr and I do have it, but hardly reach for it for some reason. I do like it and think it is quite versatile!
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  5. Shivani says:

    I have Prrr, but I also have Nymphette and they are very close. I think Nymphette is prettier than this one. I hardly pick out Prrr these days, its almost been over a year!
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    • Eden-Avalon says:

      They are very similar, but Prrr is a peachy pink and Nymphette is definitely a pure pink with gold sheen (there’s no gold in Prrr.)

  6. Lilit says:

    Back when I was a gloss girl, seems long ago but it was actually last year, I used to wear Prrr all the time. It actually looks great layered over a coral/peach lippy. I agree, it’s definitely a great combination lippy and I love the vanilla smell of it too.
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  7. Stacey says:

    I haven’t worn lipgloss on its own for a while now mainly because they just don’t do the job as well as lipsticks when it comes to the colour payoff. Nevertheless, I think the finish of Prrr is very pretty!
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  8. I like it!!! It doesn’t add a lot of color to you lips but the shimmer is gorgeous!! it says icy and it really looks icy! I’m also amazed of how much it boosts up your lips! (not that you need it but it looks amazing like this!) The Prrrr and Honeylove combination is very lovely ♡
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  9. purr is pretty for a random sheer look I guess….not big into sheer glosses and would layer it over lipstick like you do too
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  10. I am not a lipgloss fan, but I do like this color.
    Thanks for the review :D
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  11. Sara Hassan says:

    This is definitely the of color I would like to pair up with my lippies. Looks so lovely! x
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  12. Vijaya says:

    I love your music taste. Sorry for the off-topic ness, but whatever you’re listening to? It’s always a band/song/whatever that I really like. <3
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  13. Great review! So thorough! I agree with you about the price and the bang for the buck factor…. I kinda feel like glosses are where I save money so I can buy fancy foundations which actually make a difference.
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