12 Sep 2013

MAC Creamsheen Lipstick in Crosswires - REVIEW, SWATCH, LOTD


Today I am going to review one of the famous lipsticks from MAC – MAC Creamsheen Crosswires. I went to the MAC store to check out some coral lippies and while swatching, I fell in love with this shade. Perfect would be the word to define the color. It was bright but not too bright.

MAC Creamsheen Lipstick in Crosswires

Price: INR. 990/-

Color: MAC describes crosswires as "creamy pinky orange". It is a beautiful soft coral color that has peachy/reddish orange undertones which are visible under certain lighting. Though it is not a pure coral, it is a perfect shade for girls who are used to neutral lip colors and wish to experiment. It has negligible shimmer that adds to the sheen.

MAC Creamsheen Lipstick in Crosswires Bullet

Texture & Pigmentation: It is a creamsheen lipstick and the texture is smooth. It is not a heavily pigmented and required two-three swipes to become completely opaque. As I don’t have any pigmentation issues, I like to wear it in one swipe.

The lipstick settles into fine lines and clings on to the dry/scaly skin on the lips. Hence moisturized lips are mandatory. It does not bleed unless we layer it up like there is no tomorrow. Due to the shimmer, it imparts a gorgeous healthy sheen and makes the lips look healthy. 

I am not a fan of shimmer. However mild it is. But the combination of mild sheen + this coral color is a winner for me.

Staying Power: It stays on my lips for 4-5 hours with light drinks in between. I am not sure if this would survive full meals due to its texture. It loses the vigor of its sheen after 2-3 hours and then the color starts fading slowly.  

Fragrance & packing: This is from MAC’s permanent line and has the signature black bullet packing and vanilla fragrance.
Swatches under different Lighting:

Sun Light:

MAC Creamsheen Lipstick in Crosswires Swatch

Artificial Light

MAC Creamsheen Lipstick in Crosswires swatch in artificial light

MAC Creamsheen Lipstick in Crosswires Swatch


1. Gorgeous color.
2. Decent pigmentation.
3. Decent Staying power.
4. Imparts a beautiful sheen.


1. Not too kind on dry lips.

On my Lips:

MAC Creamsheen Lipstick in Crosswires LOTD

MAC Creamsheen Lipstick in Crosswires LOTD

Maniac’s Rating: 4/5. (-1 is for not being dry lips friendly)

Must have if you are not a fan of in-your-face bright lipsticks but still wish to add color to your face. Flatters medium to fair skin tones.

Some Useful Info: If you want a drugstore alternative for this color, you can check out Maybelline lipsticks. Both the moisture extreme and colorsensational range. A little birdie says Moisture Extreme lipstick in the shade D160 is a close dupe. You can check out Maybelline’s range of lipsticks here at Myntra.com or Purplle.com  or here at Jabong.com. 

 Hope you girls loved my review.
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  1. I dont think its my kind of shade Raji, though looks wonderful on you, plus my dry chapped lips will not like it much :( Nice review!

  2. I love bright lippies but I liked this one too ;) .. Shade is very pretty and suits you perfectly dear :)
    Beautiful lip swatches <3 :*

  3. The shade looks pretty on u Raji :)

  4. Like the others I would also want to say that it perfectly suits you. Perfect natural everyday shade. Nice lip swatches :)

  5. Now I really want to get my hands on it, such a lovely shade it is. Gorgeous blog, totally following you now. Visit mine in some free time. :) x

    Zubia | The Bedside Dreams

    1. Thank you so much Zubia.. Checking out ur blog now!!


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