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Product that I should wear more often: MAC Superglass Fab Frenzy

March 7, 2013


I bought this Superglass in the shade Fab Frenzy last Winter when I was in huge purple lip product phase... I find that purple toned products are amazing for cooler weather and I am hoping I will get more use out of this in the up coming months. I think this is a really interesting product, so I have been meaning to review it for a while now.

I don't believe these Superglass lip glosses are available in Australia, and if they were, they would be $40+ like all the other MAC lip glosses. I bought this on sale from strawberrynet.com and it was about $14 or $15... but they are still being sold on strawberrynet for $18, there are three shades available at the moment so check out strawberrynet if you like the look of this gloss.


So this is a very sparkly gloss that has a dark berry purple gel base with iridescent purple/blue glitter and gold glitter. There is a MAC logo on one of the sides of the tube, but because of the shade of the gloss, it can be hard to spot.


The packaging is ok, the shape of the tube is quite unique and interesting, but I hate the applicator! It is a plastic brush and the more you take it in and out of the tube, the more the bristles will start to flare. I would prefer a doe foot applicator!

Swatch without flash: Fab Frenzy on its own, and Fab Frenzy over MAC Violetta Lipstick
Swatch with flash: Fab Frenzy on its own, and Fab Frenzy over MAC Violetta Lipstick

I decided to swatch this on it's own but also over a purple lipstick, because that's how I intend to wear it. On it's own you can see that the gloss does have a decent amount of colour, and it is possible to wear this alone for a berry purple gloss look. You can also see that the glitter is gorgeous! The blue and gold just make the gloss really special. Over the Violetta lipstick you can see how the gloss has the same glitter effect, but the base colour is stronger. You would also be able to wear this over a red lipstick to make a berry red shade, or you could wear it over a berry lipstick to make it a little more vampy.

EDIT: I decided to run off and do some more swatches, because I was curious about how it looks over red and berry lipsticks. I am loving how it looks over the red!

Swatches without flash. Left to right: Lime Crime Retrofuturist, Lime Crime Retrofuturist with Fab Frenzy over the top, Illamasqua Diablo, Illamasqua Diablo with Fab Frenzy over the top
Swatches with flash. Left to right: Lime Crime Retrofuturist, Lime Crime Retrofuturist with Fab Frenzy over the top, Illamasqua Diablo, Illamasqua Diablo with Fab Frenzy over the top

Fab Frenzy on its own
Violetta on its own
Fab Frenzy over Violetta

From the lip swatches you can see that this can give a lovely berry look on its own, so it is definitely not a lip gloss that needs a lipstick underneath, but over a lipstick it just adds a beautiful glossy sparkly effect and just adds another dimension to the lipstick.

The gloss is a very shiny gloss that does last on the lips for a good few hours, but it is a little bit sticky. Luckily you can't feel like glitter on your lips, and it doesn't feel at all gritty. The gloss smells ok, it does smell sweet but it also smells a little like plastic, but the scent doesn't last on your lips.

Overall, this isn't a gloss that I would buy to wear everyday, so the stickiness doesn't bother me. This is definitely a statement lip gloss that I bought to add a bit of wow factor to a dark lip look. If they had more shades available on strawberrynet, I would also love to try one of the lighter pink shades, because I think it would make for a fun and easy Summer look. I will need to make an effort to use this more in the future when I am wearing a bold lip!

What do you think of this gloss?

5 comments

  1. So beautiful! Reminds me of a Milani Lip Flash lip gloss I bought which is super opaque and is also purple. I don't know why I bought it since I don't wear lip gloss but it's SO beautiful. I wish I could find more occasions to wear it x

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  2. What a beautiful gloss! I love it by itself and over lipsticks - especially Violetta (which looks lovely by itself too). I think I need to get some darker lipsticks and sparkly glosses to wear this autumn.

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  3. Wow.. what a beauty! It looks so pretty! xx

    Gem ♥ | Miss Makeup Magpie

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  4. It looks so pretty!xo

    taylorpluslife.blogspot.co.uk

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  5. Gosh, this is stunning! It's absolutely perfect over top of Violetta :)

    -Jen

    www.vibrantbeautyblog.com

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