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MAC A Rose Romance Collection See Thru Lip Colour Review and Swatches

April 23, 2009

MAC’s latest collection, A Rose Romance, brings us See Thru Lip Colour, a new lip product.

MAC A Rose Romance Collection See Thru Lip Colour

The See Thru Lip Colour comes in a clear tube with a black cap similar to MAC Lipglass, only smaller in size.

There are 3 colors available, all of which worked brilliantly on my NC30 skintone.

Loving Touch is a my-lips-but-better sheer pearly light pink.

Secret Crush is a sheer red berry that added a rosy tinge to my lips.

Tender Tryst is a sheer pearly plum that darkened my lips slightly without being too dramatic.

All 3 colors applied sheer and left behind a stained look that was natural yet pretty. They also stayed on for 10 hours straight without fading a bit.

MAC See Thru Lip Colour in Loving Touch and Secret Crush

MAC Loving Touch See Thru Lip Colour

Wearing MAC Loving Touch See Thru Lip Colour

Wearing MAC Loving Touch See Thru Lip Colour

MAC Secret Crush See Thru Lip Colour

Wearing MAC Secret Crush See Thru Lip Colour

Wearing MAC Secret Crush See Thru Lip Colour

MAC A Rose Romance Collection See Thru Lip Colour is available at MAC counters and for $14.

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  • Reply E April 23, 2009 at 9:51 pm

    Is it possible to see the See Thru Lip Colour’s on you to see how sheer they are?

  • Reply Janet April 24, 2009 at 12:59 am

    I picked up Steal My Heart, and it is truly a delicious color 🙂

  • Reply heidi April 24, 2009 at 2:28 am

    Can you try on the cirque de plum shadow? I’m also asian and I would like to see how it looks on you first. 🙂

  • Reply heidi April 24, 2009 at 2:29 am

    *circa plum

  • Reply Klara April 24, 2009 at 4:17 am

    Hey Phyllis!
    Do you own the Shadowy Lady e/s now? 🙂
    Could you do a smokey eye pic with it (someday when you’ve got too much time, hehe)? I asked you a long time ago, but I know that you get many messages from everyone, so it’s ok if you forgot it. Have a nice day!

  • Reply Synaesthesia April 24, 2009 at 5:13 am

    don’t know why I’m so addicted to blusher nowadays

  • Reply Phyllis April 24, 2009 at 9:57 am


    I’ve done a EOTD with Circa Plum before:

  • Reply heidi April 24, 2009 at 1:57 pm

    thanks a lot! Circa plum is a gorgeous shade and it looks fantastic on you. I can’t wait to get my paws on that.

  • Reply Christina April 24, 2009 at 1:48 pm

    Nice swatches 🙂

  • Reply Kaylee April 24, 2009 at 4:52 pm

    Hey Phyllis, I know this is kinda unrelated…but I’m going to be modelling for my school’s fashion show. And I wanted to do my own makeup, but do you have any suggestion what look I should do? They want it a bit dramatic, as the audience has to see it. I would appreciate it if you give me some suggestion. Thank you <3 🙂

  • Reply Nina April 26, 2009 at 2:01 am

    Wow, you have gorgeous lips, like Angelina Jolie’s! Loving Touch seems to give you that YLBB look. 🙂

  • Reply Catherine April 26, 2009 at 7:53 am

    Wow, Loving Touch is totally gorgeous on you! Also, love the new blog look! 😀

  • Reply Mimi April 26, 2009 at 9:57 am

    i still cant decide which one to get =/
    loving touch or secret crush? both looks so good on you
    but i dont wanna spend $28+ for both see thru lips
    so hard to pick, lol

  • Reply Sarah April 26, 2009 at 12:52 pm

    can’t wait til this is out in the UK! i’m definitely going to invest in the blush of youth blusher and loving touch lip color 😀 love the new layout too xx

  • Reply Anna April 27, 2009 at 1:34 pm

    Hiiii I was just wondering if the lip stains are long lasting. Do they come off once you touch liquids?

    • Reply Phyllis April 27, 2009 at 1:54 pm

      The lip stains are pretty long lasting and don’t come off easily. I have to use an oil-based remover to get the darker ones off completely.

  • Reply Sylvia April 27, 2009 at 6:53 pm

    I am diggin the stained lip look =]

  • Reply Elaine April 27, 2009 at 8:15 pm

    I picked up Secret Crush on Saturday and loved it so much that I got Loving Touch too! The texture is awesome – goes on wet and dries to feel like almost nothing (it is slightly drying on me), and it doesn’t rub off when you put gloss/lip balm/chapstick on (pet peeve of mine). I hope MAC will come out with more of these and make some of the shades permanent.

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