MAC Lipglass Poetic License:Review & Swatches


MAC Lipglass Poetic License 

Hi All,

There aren’t many of us who would say ‘NO’ to a MAC product are there? I myself would kick myself if the thought even crossed my mind! But Guys…There are time when one is extremely spontaneous and lives to regret it…And that’s what happened to me with this MAC lipglass….And hence starts the saga of ‘The Ghastly Ghostly Gal’. Horrible alliteration I know..but not as horrible as how this looks on me…So let’s have a look shall we?


MAC Lipglass in Poetic License review + mac cosmetics


About MAC Lipglass in Poetic License:-


  • Color: Poetic License is a milky peach-pink with subtle pink and gold micro-shimmer. It is semi-sheer and kind of like a milky pink version of MAC Nymphette…sans the class and chicness that Nymphette lends to the look.
  • Price: I don’t remember the individual price since this came in a set of 4 as part of a collection last year wherein  me and 3 other pals pooled in and got it and picked one of our choice. Why? Oh Why did I pick this?!?!?!?


MAC Lipglass in Poetic License review + cosmetics

  • Coverage & Pigmentation: As described above, the gloss is semi sheer and provides a sheer to medium coverage. Pigmentation is quite good since it actually does give off color..unfortunately not the color for me.
  • Texture: One word…STICKY…or lets make it 2 words.. SUPER STICKY…Or maybe 3…SUPER DUPER STICKY!!! No points for guessing whether I like this or not. Its thick texture is quite heavy although I have to give it points on the fact that it ain’t streaky or goopy like most thick glosses. For those of you who like the thicker formulas, this would be a good buy.

MAC Lipglass in Poetic License review + mac lipgloss

  • Fragrance: It has the trademark Vanilla fragrance which accompanies every MAC lipstick.
  • Staying Power: This stays for about 3-4 hrs on my lips without food and drink. Its all thanks to the sticky formula I guess…Once one, it doesn’t budge and stays through drinks as well.


MAC Lipglass in Poetic License review + mac lipglass


I am not a huge fan of sticky glosses. But a the same time, I wouldn’t mind it too much if the color showed up well on me (Yea, I’m fickle like that ) but this looks ghastly I feel like I look like a ghost when I use this. Its so milky that I’m not sure which lipstick I could layer this with either…It also tends to settle into my lip lines after a while and that just accentuates my pale skin in winters. A total no-no for me.


MAC Lipglass in Poetic License review + mac gloss


What I like about MAC Lipglass in Poetic License:-


  • The staying power is really good.
  • A good neutral pink shade if it suits you.
  • Packaging is quite cool.
  • Even though it’s a thick gloss, it never gets streaky or goopy.
  • I don’t need to apply a balm underneath this. It may not be moisturizing, but it ain’t drying either.
  • Has a pleasant Vanilla fragrance.


What I don’t like about MAC Lipglass in Poetic License:-


  • It settles into my lip lines and makes them look pruney
  • I’m not fond of the heavy feel to it.
  • It doesn’t suit me 🙁
  • It was an LE and I don’t think its part of the permanent collection. But MAC does relaunch the same shades in different collection so for those of you who dig such shades, it may come out again 🙂



  • Pigmentation: 4/5
  • Packaging: 5/5
  • Texture: 3.5/5
  • Staying Power: 4.5/5
  • Availability: 2/5
  • Price vs. Value: 3.5/5


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    • it is quite pretty actually…i tried t check online whether i really got such a bad shade but in most of the swatches itseems to suit alotta gals…its my mistake only ya….wrong shade fr me..

  1. ?:-) ?:-) ?:-) ?:-) ?:-) ?:-) ?:-) ?:-) ?:-) ?:-) ?:-) Zaraaaa :lipstick: :lipstick: :lipstick: :lipstick: :lipstick: :lipstick: :lipstick: :lipstick: :lipstick: :lipstick:

    i am loving the color though :hug-makeup: :hug-makeup: :hug-makeup: :hug-makeup: :hug-makeup: :hug-makeup: :hug-makeup: :hug-makeup:

    • nopes..havnt tried them….r they thin? the worst prob about most MAC lipglasses i face is the stickiness…it feels so icky…and it goops up on my dry lips so i stay away 🙁

  2. Ohhh sad! Zeee… I was supp to tell u give this one 2 me.. so that u don regret seeing it more… 😛
    But Nude shades and me Just dont go along.. Ek toh I have *bee stung* lips.. and nude shades like these wud just make me look like a *chimpanzi*… Sowwie 4 ur loss..babe! better luck next time! :hug-makeup:

  3. This color washes you out completely, loved the ingot shades on you, those were just fab 🙂
    Wiseshe was not opening in office, did anyone face that issues kya ?

  4. i never can dare to experiment with mac…… bcoz it actually will hammer my pocket pathetically…………………………. i always buy that what suits me………………………………… but if i buy something uncommon shade……………… then wear that tactfully……………………………………………. than no problem comes and products don’t be waste……………………. BTW zara i am planning to buy some mac stuffs and saving money for that………………………… how many mac stuffs you have???

  5. aww..dont wry u can back to mac na..the colour is actually pretty..but i’ve heard that these lipglasses are sticky coz they stay longer..I have also had bad experiences with MAC especially with concealer shades.they always gave me dark shades that I feel my under eyes are much better without concealer

    • Preetha..for concealers and foundations u can always ask them for a tester before rather than investing a big amount and let it stay just like that 🙂

      • haan looked good at the store.But when I came home n used it looks brown under my eyes.the MUA told me they dont giv samples for studio finish concealer as it is a cream concealer..I recently took 2 samples of prolongwear and one shade matched perfectly.I think il be buyin it soon.I agree gettin samples is the wise thing.I have had good luck with the rite foundation shade thank god.

  6. Awww…I’d hav loved t meet u ya…pls neva hesitate fr such things..wid me atleast 😉 btw, wot did u pick up frm d sale? And which area did u spot me in?

  7. Haha! I kno d feeling..I got this classic coral lippy from revlon once and in d store it lukd so mute and wearable..but when I came home n tried it out I was like OMG!!! I’ve been using it as a stain since then 🙂

  8. Oops…Varshini I tOo happen t luv cosmo..I call it my safe lippy…but yes, it does luk diff on diFf ppl..on me it luks pinkier but on a alota ppl it luks brownish and cn teNd t luk muddy too..


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