Mac Cremesheen Lipstick in Apres Chic Review, Swatches, FOTD


Mac  Cremesheen Lipstick in Apres Chic

Hi Sweeties!

Today I am going to review one of the most pretty and wearable red lipstick from my collection. Its a part of Mac Apres chic collection. I am sure most of you would love it for sure.

Mac Cremesheen Lipstick

About Mac Cremesheen Lipstick in Apres Chic:-

Mac describes Apres chic cremesheen lipstick as ‘Pinky brick red’ shade. Ultra sheer and uber moist, it features flat pigments and a creamy high shine finish to lips.

  • Price: Rs 990 for 3 Grams, similar as regular Mac lipsticks.

Ingredients List: Castor Oil, Trioctyldodecyl Citrate, Glyceryl Triacetyl Hydroxystearate, Candelilla Wax, Octyldodecanol, Jojoba Oil, Cera Alba, Sesame Oil, Ozokerite, Carnauba Wax, Cetyl Ricinoleate, Microcrystalline Wax, Ascorbyl Palmitate, Vanillin, Tocopherol
Lipsticks may contain:
Mica, Iron Oxides, Carmine, Bismuth Oxychloride, Titanium Dioxide, Red 6, Red 6 Lake, Red 7 Lake, Red 21, Red 28 Lake, Yellow 10 Lake, Yellow 6 Lake, Blue 1 Lake, Red 33 Lake, Yellow 5 Lake, Red 30 Lake

Mac Apres Chic Ingredients

My Take on this product:

Packaging: Mac regular lipsticks come in black bullet kind packaging with mac logo engraved on it, though Apres chic is a limited edition shade from Apres chic collection, still it has same packaging as regular ones. I love the no fussy black packaging a lot, its classy, elegant and lightweight. The shade name alongwith its finish is mentioned at bottom of the lipstick. The bullet packaging is very sturdy. Complete ingredient list is mentioned in the outer carton.

Shadewise: Mac describes ‘Apres chic’ as pinky brisk red shade. I totally agree with the description. Its one of the most pretty pinky red lipstick I have ever checked out. Its my first red lipstick from Mac and am going gaga over it. I used to get scared by lipsticks earlier but this shade has made me more confident and I feel it suits my warm skin tone a lot. I am going to grab more reds from Mac this time. Apres chic is a versatile shade and a must have for girls looking for wearable red shades.

Mac Cremesheen Apres Chic

Pigmentation & Coverage: Apres Chic is a buildable shade, with one swipe it gives moderate coverage and with two swipes I get opaque coverage. I had never thought it would give full coverage and conceal my pigmented lips in such a great way. With one swipe it feels like a lip butter but I seriously loved how it builds up on my lips and keeps it hydrated for a long time and does not bleed too.

Texture & Finish: Mac lipsticks come in several kinds of finish and shades. Apres chic comes with cremesheen finish. True to its name, it has creamy texture like crème lipsticks and sheen like that of a lipgloss. Its a lipstick cum gloss I would say, its has pigmentation of a lipstick and sheen of a lipgloss. Its my first Mac lipstick from Cremesheen finish and I intend to buy more shades from the range. I have become an ardent fan of these lipsticks. They are absolutely hydrating, keep my lips fuller and moisturized for a long time. Lips look plumped up and fine lines look more refined. Overall, it’s a winner for me.

Mac Cremesheen Lipstick in Apres Chic Swatches:

Mac Apres Chic Handswatch

Mac Apres Chic Lipswatch

Staying Power: This lipstick stays on my lips for 3-4 hours, it fades evenly without ever getting patchy. It leaves soft pink tint to lips. Feels like a lip butter in real.

Availability: This shade in particular was a part of Apres chic collection, So I think you wont find it at stores now.

Mac Apres Chic FOTD

What I liked about Mac Cremesheen Lipstick Apres Chic

  • Mac lipsticks are enriched with jojoba oil, sesame oil, castor oil.
  • One of the most pretty wearable pinkish red lipstick from Mac.
  • It feels like lip butter on lips, very hydrating and refines fine lines.
  • Gives slightly plumper look.
  • Stays on my lips for 3-4 hours.
  • It fades evenly leaving beautiful soft pink tint.
  • It has sheen of a gloss.
  • Its creamy and highly pigmented.
  • It builds upto full coverage with two swipes.
  • Though its creamy, it never bleeds on my lips.

What I did not like about Mac Cremesheen Lipstick Apres Chic:

  • It would slightly melt during summers.
  • Staying power could have been better.


  • Packaging: 4.5 out of 5
  • Shade: 4.5 out of 5
  • Pigmentation: 4.25 out of 5
  • Texture & Finish: 5 out of 5
  • Staying Power: 3.5 out of 5

Overall Rating: 4.5 out of 5

My Overall Recommendation: Mac lipstick ‘Apres Chic’ from Apres Chic collection is one of the most pinky red lipstick with cremesheen finish. It gives opaque coverage with two swipes and stays for 3-4 hours on lips. Its an absolute luxury for lips, very hydrating and does not accentuate fine lines. With multiple swipes too, it never gets patchy. Formulawise its a complete winner and I intend to buy more shades from this range. I would highly recommend it.

Have you tried Mac Cremesheen Lipstick Apres Chic?

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  1. This is such a pretty pinky red shade…… looks lovely on you…… and I like your eye liner too….. you look stunning…… my only red lipstick love is Mac ruby woo….. but this shade is also good

    • awwww thnk u soo much, i 2 like this red, its wearable n pretty, even i want ruby woo n mac so chaud too! m using ikonic liner here

    • ohh thnx a lot ! am soo glad u liked it, n u find my skin glowing 🙂 okk i have used mac face n body foundation in c5 and no concealer, thts why u can see my dark undereyes clearly, i need a good concealer, the ones i have donot match my tone 🙁 so donot use thm

      • Taps….have u tried using a bb cream under Face and body ..? it will help hiding dark circles..

        Also, its surprising that u r mac nc 37 but use face and body c5….I founf c5 little darker and c4 perfect for me..and in mac i use NC 42 .

        • will surely try using b b cream, underneath now, ohh sa told me am nc 37, shayad m not, may be m also nc 42, mcsa sometimes confuse me with shades, c5 is a bit dark for me now in winters, but summers its a gr8 match

    • thanks a lot sweetheart! 🙂 am sooooo glad u <3ed it on me! i had seen ur review on apres chic, i liked tht on u a lot! thnxx 🙂


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