Sunday, May 29, 2011

{Review} MAC Date Night Dazzleglass

Hi! Hope you all are having a good weekend and I thought I'd do a review. I know, Dazzleglasses from MAC aren't exactly a new thing, but when they first came out I had been on this super matte everything kick and I've just recently been getting back into shimmer and glitter. I stopped my MAC a while ago and although I don't usually buy a lot from MAC, this gloss caught my eye.

The shade I got was Date Night. Although it looks very very dark and opaque in the tube, it does apply sheerly, especially if you wear it the way that I do, over lip balm. I got this shade specifically because I had recently run out of my fave lip gloss, my Chanel Glossimer in Imaginaire, and I wanted something sheer and plummy and shimmery, which is what I got with Date Night.

I really like the packaging compared to the regular lip glosses from MAC. These seem more sophisticated and definitely prettier.

Can you see the pretty shimmer?

Date Night is a plummy shade with yellow and blue and purple glitter in it.

A swatch:

And another, cause its soooo pretty:

And a lip swatch:
I applied a very small amount over lip balm, and this is what I came up with. I love that the blue and gold glitter still is visible. A lot of times the glitter tends to disappear but not in this shade. You can certainly apply it darker if you wish, but I quite like this effect. And it is also very glossy too. It gives my lips that lacquer shine that I love so much.

The brush:
Sorry for the blur :( Although I am a die-hard doe foot fan, I am ok with this brush. Like other brush applicators it does tend to apply a bit more than I'd like, but definitely not as bad as other brands that I've tried that have even longer bristles.

Formula wise this gloss is ok. I like a thin gloss and although Dazzleglasses aren't as thick as other glosses from MAC this one is still tackier than I would like. Another high point for this gloss is that the glitter doesn't feel gritty at all when I applied it. When it starts to wear off it does feel a bit gritty, but not as bad as other glosses I've worn, especially the ones from Smashbox. I really bought this gloss because of the shade. As far as moisturizing goes and all the added bonuses other companies put into glosses, this one is ok but nothing special really. It has MAC's signature vanilla scent, which I am not a big fan of. And as far as the shade goes, the shimmer in it is surprisingly noticeable on the lips, so much so that it is often too much for daytime wear. In addition, this gloss only lasted about an hour and a half on my lips. I like the shade, but honestly, it isn't worth the price to me.

One thing that I just realized a week ago is how little gloss is actually in the tube. When placed next to a regular gloss (C-Thru) it looks larger.

However, a Lipglass has 0.17 oz or 4.8 g of product. That's TWO AND A HALF TIMES MORE than what you get in a Dazzleglass and a Dazzleglass costs more.

MAC's Dazzleglasses come with 1.92 g of product cleverly disguised in a larger package.

In general, it's an ok lip gloss, but I don't think I would repurchase. I don't think the increased price is justified given the severe decrease in the amount of product. And although the shade is very very pretty the shimmer in it is sometimes too much for day time wear. All that, combined with the lacking lasting power, is why I cannot really recommend this gloss.


Price: $18.50

Ingredients:Polybutene, Hydrogenated Polyisobutene, Triisostearyl Citrate, Silica Silylate, Calcium Sodium Borosilicate, Calcium Aluminium Brosilicate, Squalane, Tocopheryl Acetate, Tocopherol, Ascorbyl Palmitate, Lecithin, Tin Oxide, Silica, Vanillin.

Disclosure: The product featured in this post was purchased by me for the purpose of my personal use. If you have any further questions regarding disclosure don't hesitate to ask!


  1. Oh my gosh, the glitters in this are SO pretty!

  2. I know! I just saw it and had to have it lol! Thanks for commenting!