Call me crazy, but I've been drooling at my computer screen for so long now, devastated about the fact that I don't own a lipstick in Lovelorn or Creme Cup, or an eyeshadow in All that Glitters or Woodwinked or Naked Lunch. $36 dollars is just a painful amount to fork out for a lipstick when Essence has a gorgeous lipstick in All about Cupcake that I wear on a regular basis for $4. Still...
And then one day I found out that I had won Sophie's giveaway from Born to Buy and I just about had a heart attack when I realised that included in the prize was a product from MAC! Though my parents didn't appreciate how amazing this was, even they cracked a smile when they were blessed to witness my excitement regarding the news. MAC. I was going to own a product from MAC.
Just before we get into the review, I must say that I am not really a gloss person. I love my lipsticks and lip balms but glosses are just not something I wear on a regular basis, so I am kind of biased when I write the review in the sense that it takes a lot to impress me with a gloss!
The MAC lipglass in Kumquat is a gorgeous shimmery orange tangerine colour. In the tube it actually looks quite terrifying, and if it was an opaque lipstick I certainly wouldn't have the guts to wear it. However, as it is a lipgloss, when applied it is fairly sheer and instead of a full on orange look you get a gorgeous hint of orange with slight golden shimmer throughout. I like that this isn't too pigmented but it still has a decent amount of colour. I don't have any similar product like this in my collection so it has been fun playing around with a whole new lip shade. I like to combine it with other lipsticks to alter their colour, but even on its own I am able to pull this shade off.
This gloss is super shiny, and though I'm not usually a fan of shimmer in this it is so subtle that I can deal with it. I really feel as though I've stepped out of some kind of advertisement when I wear this as my lips are stunningly glossy.
I really like the packaging of this gloss, especially that it has a doe foot applicator as opposed to a squeezy tube (I really, really don't like them!). The simplicity of it makes it look classy and put together, and I like that it is fairly small at only 4.8g as it is easy to slip into your makeup bag.
Here in Australia these cost a crazy $35, a price that I personally would not pay for a lipgloss no matter how incredible it is.
When it comes down to it, this product really hasn't blown my mind as I had hoped. In fact, the only reason I would wear this is for the gorgeous colour because the formula is pretty poor in comparison to my all time favourite Savvy gloss, or even the Essence stay with me or Australis glosses. This is quite disappointing considering it is my first ever MAC product, but even though I don't LOVE this it still holds a special spot in my collection and I will continue using this and won't be getting rid of it any time soon.
I give this 6 out of 10.