MAC Pure Zen Lipstick Swatches and Review - Cremesheen + Pearl

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Just when you thought it couldn’t get any better than the Cremesheen finish MAC goes off and brings out Cremesheen + Pearl Lipstick. Basically what they’ve gone and done, is taken the Cremesheen finish and frosted it (which makes me think of How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days – Frost Yourself! Or maybe cupcakes).

I've already reviewed the other 7 shades, and you can view them here. I managed to snag Pure Zen as a Back 2 MAC. These lipsticks are permanent, but they were sold out of SO MANY of them already. Shipment is expected soon, so if you're looking for them and can't find them, keep checking back!What the MAC website has to say about Cremesheen + Pearl Lipstick:


Lipstick that lavishes lips with everything they love and more. Superior colours with rich creamy texture mold and hold to lips while natural conditioning agents lock in moisture for a soft cushion and comfort. Light reflecting pearls add amazing high shine and shimmer.

3 g / 0.1 US oz

Pure Zen is described as a frosted warm nude. It's like a pinky-peach nude. Excellent for a neutral day or a smokey eye.


All of the shades from this line lean on the sheer side, but you can layer them to achieve a fairly decent amount of pigment. They’re a lot more friendly-for-all than the regular cremesheen finish. These lipsticks are slightly moisturizing and will give the lips a nice, supple look. Wear wise, it’s a little less than a regular cremesheen, since they’re on the glossier side, so around 2 hours for me.

Frosty is in the description for all of these lipsticks, but you’ve nothing to fear unless sheen (not the Charlie kind) terrifies you.

For more information on this collection, please see the Official Press Release.

MAC Cremesheen + Pearl Lipstick retails for $15.00 and can be found online at as well as at your local MAC counter (try Nordstrom) or store. These lipsticks are part of the permanent line.