MAC Cosmetics Vamplify Whats Going On? and Peer Pressure lipgloss review

MAC Cosmetics Vamplify Whats Going On? and Peer Pressure lipgloss review

Last fall, MAC Cosmetics released the Vamplify lipgloss formula for a limited time. Now we’ve seen this formula come back a couple times, most recently in the MAC x Brooke Candy collection, and now they are back again with the original shades as well as some new ones! I have two here for review today from the original line-up, so let’s get started!

MAC Cosmetics Vamplify Whats Going On lipgloss review

If you’ve tried MAC Lipglass… well… this is nothing like that. It’s a longwearing, thicker gloss that isn’t tacky. The formula reminds me a bit of Too Faced Melted lipsticks only Vamplify has a bit more of a gel-like texture. What’s Going On? is described as a cool fuchsia with a pearl finish.

MAC Cosmetics Vamplify Whats Going On lipgloss swatch

What I love about this is it is bright with a ton of shimmery pigment. The high-impact lacquer shine makes my lips look plump and full. It DID feather a bit and started to collect and pool in the corners of my mouth but it was manageable.

MAC Cosmetics Vamplify Peer Pressure lipgloss review

Peer Pressure is described as a cool berry with a cream finish. Did I mention these are super hydrating? The colour pigments are mixed with coconut, sweet almond, avocado and sesame which is what gives the lipgloss its high shine and rich, gel-cream texture.

MAC Cosmetics Vamplify Peer Pressure lipgloss swatch one coat

Now Peer Pressure gave me a bit of trouble. It went on patchy the first time I tried it, so for photos I started with a thin layer (shown above). I actually love how this looks but it doesn’t have that super high-impact shine you get when you apply generously.

MAC Cosmetics Vamplify Peer Pressure lipgloss swatch two coats

Here it is after two layers and you can see it’s starting to feather and pool around the edges. So I guess with the darker shades, thinner layers are best.

MAC Cosmetics Vamplify Whats Going On Peer Pressure lipgloss swatches

Swatches shown above are one swipe only, pretty impressive for a gloss but you can see Peer Pressure feathering and pooling together.

MAC Cosmetics Vamplify Whats Going On Peer Pressure lipgloss review 2
So that’s a hit and a miss with these two shades. I have a feeling the lighter shades and those with shimmer are easier to work with and maybe the darker ones have a tendency to be patchy.

You can grab the Vamplify lip glosses for a limited time online starting July 7 and in stores July 14.

 

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  • msh111

    Thank you for this review! I like that they are thicker and have more coverage than the lipglasses. I am going to have to pick one or two up. BTW your blog is awesome! Love your swatches and reviews. You are now “bookmarked” as I visit your site frequently and only found you this year.

  • Great review, and I love how honest you always are. I think those are way too glossy for my liking, but the colours are gorgeous. Hopefully you can get some use out of them!

    Katherine || The Green Bows