MAC Pretty Boy Cremesheen Lipstick Review

by Gargi B Niyogi
4 minutes read

Happy festive season gorgeous ladies

I am a Calcutta girl and this year the mother of our festivals…Durga puja arrived quite early. As a result, both the humidity and heat were on an all-time high and this basically blew away any plans of elaborate makeup that I had. With my face sprouting moisture and the sun blazing down “less was more” was my Mantra. I had longed to try out the MAC cremesheen range for quite some time now and so chose the “Pretty Boy” which is a delicate rosebud pink…I had shopped for mostly pastel shades this season and thought that a light lipstick would be a good investment…

Let’s see how MAC Pretty Boy Cremesheen Lipstick fares.

MAC Pretty Boy Cremesheen Lipstick 2

Basic Info of MAC Pretty Boy Cremesheen Lipstick

Price: 1500/- (on Nyaaka)

For 3 gm.

MAC Pretty Boy Cremesheen Lipstick 4

MAC Pretty Boy Cremesheen Lipstick 3

Brand Claim 

You would obviously know this…. Mac is pricey!!! However, all things said and done a Mac lipstick is a Mac Lipstick. Here is what the cremesheen line claims.

This is a creamy balmy lipstick formula that has a comfortable feel with mid build coverage and a semi-glossy finish. The pretty boy shade is described as “an intense pink coral shade”.

My Experience with MAC Pretty Boy Cremesheen Lipstick

The Mac range doesn’t flaunt fancy packaging and this one is no exception. The lipstick is packaged in black with the conventional silver MAC signage and the rounded cap. The quality of the packaging is good, the lipstick is sturdy and travel-friendly.

MAC Pretty Boy Cremesheen Lipstick

When I swiped it on my hand I got a silverfish pink subtle color on my skin tone. This one has distinct undertones of silver pearl and a warm undertone. I thought that the shimmer was a bit too distinct but the color looked really nice on the second application.

My lips are dry and I didn’t use a balm and contrary to what was claimed I found the lipstick to be a little drying at first. The color consistency is a little firm and it needed 5 minutes on my lips to soften up and then spread out easily. The color stayed for 6 to 7 hours … I had a sandwich and a coke and it didn’t disappear. As for the color…I loved the delicate rosebud like the effect it had. Very subtle and sophisticated…on my lips it looked pink and not coral (which was anyway what I wanted).

MAC Pretty Boy Cremesheen Lipstick 1

Overall Performance of MAC Pretty Boy Cremesheen Lipstick

The USP of this lipstick is its beautiful shimmer that highlights the subtle shade. I have been using this one for 15 days now and find myself reaching out for it quite often. The shade works beautifully with daywear though I always need two applications for the color to really show through.

This one is a winner….if you don’t mind the hefty price tag and the extra minutes of waiting before the color settles.

 Would I recommend?

I purchased this lipstick pre-Durga Pujo and it served me well. Since MAC is so pricey I probably won’t buy this shade again but would experiment with other shades from the Cremesheen range…I have my eyes on the Sweet Sakura shade J would heartily recommend this one to all you beauties though…


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Sone October 4, 2017 - 12:38 PM

:love :love :love

Juhi Sharma October 4, 2017 - 1:01 PM

This shade looks pretty on you :love

Sreeparna Ganguly October 4, 2017 - 1:40 PM

I am too from West Bengal and you are right about the humidity part :haanji
Btw the shade looks awesome on you :love

Gargi Niyogi October 4, 2017 - 2:13 PM

It was either rain or sweat on my face this d.p ,??

Sreeparna Ganguly October 5, 2017 - 12:35 AM

:haanji :haanji

Manidipa October 4, 2017 - 1:44 PM

Wow, lovely shade!

Meghal October 4, 2017 - 1:49 PM

Lovely colour :love

Gargi October 4, 2017 - 1:50 PM

Thank you my lovelies. :love

Debanjan October 4, 2017 - 1:50 PM


Molly Hazra October 4, 2017 - 2:40 PM

Lovely shade, looking cool nd great…

:good: :love

Neha October 4, 2017 - 3:45 PM

Thanks for the review…your choice of shades of colours in lipstick are very immpressive..and its really suits you :good: :good:

Manjushree October 5, 2017 - 9:47 AM

Nice color dear… Apt for day time…. N you have reviewed also nicely… Keep it up girl… Super writing…

Mallika October 9, 2017 - 11:59 AM

Pretty Pretty :love