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.
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.
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.
The only difference it really makes on my lips is a result of the frost, not the tint. But that frost is lovely…
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:
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!
Color Accuracy: 10/10
Overall: 72.5% (C-)
What do you think?