MAC Cremesheen Crosswires Lipstick Review, Swatch, EOTD

Posted on Oct 28 2014 - 10:00am by poonam

MAC Cremesheen Crosswires Lipstick Review

Hello Everyone,

I have already reviewed MAC Satin Rebel lipstick form my MAC must have lipsticks and today I have this pretty coral lipstick from MAC which is raved as one of the best coral lipsticks from MAC, MAC Cremesheen Lipstick Crosswires.

 MAC CremeSheen  Lipstick Crosswires Look

Product claims: Colour plus texture for the lips. Stands out on the runway. Simmers on the street! What made M·A·C famous.

Price: Rs.1490 for 3 gms

My Experience with MAC Cremesheen Crosswires Lipstick:

MAC Cremesheen Crossswires

Shade: Crosswires is a gorgeous coral-pink shade, not super-bright like the usual coral lipsticks but not so muted as well that ends up making us look washed out. The crème sheen formula has soft golden sheen which isn’t much noticeable but can be detected in sunlight. I had quite high expectations from this coral shade but I didn’t quite liked it the way it appeared on me. The shade doesn’t look flattering on me and I guess the same applies to medium fair Indian skin tones.

Formula: It has a smooth creamy texture that glides smoothly across lips. The application is nearly even but I can see it some unevenness as I go for multiple swipes. It feels hydrating to my lips but I didn’t enjoyed the fact that it catches on the lip flakes and develop patterns when lips are pressed together.

Pigmentation: Crosswires is decently pigmented and has buildable coverage. I have to go for a minimum of 3 swipes to cover my pigmented lips but for non – pigmented lips it might show up well in 1-2 swipes.

MAC CremeSheen  Lipstick Crosswires Swatch

Staying Power: It does have a long lasting staining formula not common in creamy lipsticks and it lasts for 4-5 hours after which the color and sheen starts to fade. Though it is good that the hydrating feel stays for hours after it is gone and a sheer pinkish color remains on lips.

MAC CremeSheen  Lipstick Crosswires LOTD

Pros of MAC Cremesheen Crosswires Lipstick:

  1. Soft Coral Pink Shade
  2. Glides smoothly on lips
  3. Hydrating formula
  4. Decently pigmented
  5. Buildable Coverage
  6. Last longer than a creamy lipstick
  7. Makes a great summer shade

Cons of MAC Cremesheen Crosswires Lipstick:

  1. Subtle golden sheen ( not my favorite finish)
  2. Settles in fine lines
  3. Not a flattering coral shade for Indian skin tones
  4. On the expensive side

Recommendation: MAC Cremesheen Crosswires is one of the favorite corals amongst MAC’s lipsticks and it does look pretty coral in the tube but on lips it doesn’t appear that amazing. Crosswires is a soft coral pink which pulls more pink than orange and it has a subtle golden sheen which ruins the game for me. It doesn’t look frosty but that glistening shine is just not for me. Pigmentation wise it does a pretty good job in providing complete coverage and it does goes on smoothly on lips but the formula isnt my favorite as it picks up lips imperfections to a great extent and gets flaky and settles in fine lines while fading.  I am sure all of you must have a MAC Lipstick wish list ready with you (just like me) so if you finding it hard to decide about which of the shades to strike off after the price Hike.. Crosswires can be first one 😉 It is just not the right coral shade for me.

Rating: 3.5/5

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Have you tried MAC Cremesheen Crosswires Lipstick? Which is your favorite MAC Lipstick?

27 Comments so far. Feel free to join this conversation.

  1. ArzooOctober 28, 2014 at 1:24 PM - Reply

    I don’t like MAC’s creamsheen range, I’m more of towards its matte range but this is a lovely coral shade, suits you so well and you looking gorgeous as always.

    • poonamNovember 16, 2014 at 2:09 PM - Reply

      Matte is my fav too… I would have loved it without that sheen :P..
      the shade is indeed prettyy but the sheen in formula ruins it for me.. :-/ ..

      Thanks a lott sweetiee.. <3

  2. Shailja@BeABrideEverydayOctober 28, 2014 at 1:37 PM - Reply

    Hope you had a great Diwali 🙂 I like this shade and its finish, but personally I also prefer matte shades. And definitely, you have done a good job with your eye makeup.

    • poonamNovember 16, 2014 at 9:54 AM - Reply

      Thanks Shailja.. yeah it was good!! The color is nice and prettyy but it just didnt work out for me.. I guess i like shimmer free lipstick in matte or creamy finishes.. 😀

      Aww.. thanks a tonn honey!! 🙂

  3. SwatiOctober 28, 2014 at 7:37 PM - Reply

    Lovely shade Poonam! I think I have a Maybelline shade similar to this one…but MAC is MAC 😀

    • poonamNovember 16, 2014 at 9:56 AM - Reply

      Thanks sweetie.. Ohh is it.. I will say than go for Maybelline .. it is pocket friendly and quality is great too.. 😉

  4. milyOctober 29, 2014 at 10:52 AM - Reply

    It is almost like a darker version of see sheer!

    • poonamNovember 16, 2014 at 9:57 AM - Reply

      Yeahh.. a bit more orangey than See sheer..

  5. MakeupmirrornmeOctober 29, 2014 at 2:35 PM - Reply

    Nice review gal. Btw the color look great on you 🙂 really

    • poonamNovember 16, 2014 at 9:58 AM - Reply

      Thanks a tonn sweets.. but without eyemakeup it ditches me.. 😛

  6. purvaOctober 29, 2014 at 2:57 PM - Reply

    the lipstick suits you so well poo.. But the eye makeup looks out of the world .. Just fab 🙂

    • poonamNovember 16, 2014 at 9:59 AM - Reply

      Thanks a lott purva.. ohh myy gossh.. :blush: :blush:.. thanks for your amaizng compliment.. <3 <3

  7. HarineOctober 29, 2014 at 3:47 PM - Reply

    Oh Poo, i had more expectations from this.. & it settles in fine lines 🙁 Thats bad..

    • poonamNovember 16, 2014 at 10:00 AM - Reply

      Me too.. the formula just didnt worked for me.. 🙁

  8. MadhurOctober 29, 2014 at 3:51 PM - Reply

    I like the coral colour and it looks lovely on you but I am not into MAC Cremesheen. I just like their Matte and Amplified lipsticks. I wish this colour was in matte range.

    • poonamNovember 16, 2014 at 10:02 AM - Reply

      It was my first try with cremesheen range and I m not impressed either.. i would have loved it without any sheen.. yeahh I wish .. you wish comes true.. 😉

  9. kanika sharmaOctober 30, 2014 at 12:53 AM - Reply

    god!! Mac people are going mad with the prices.. 🙁 but wanna grab every shade…:p

    • poonamNovember 16, 2014 at 1:58 PM - Reply

      yeah.. I guess every brand is going MAD when it comes to price.. :P…

  10. beautifulconfidentyouOctober 30, 2014 at 4:15 PM - Reply

    This shade suits you a lot… I loved it better than the candy yum yum pink…and funky eye make up :*

    • poonamNovember 16, 2014 at 2:01 PM - Reply

      Thanks dear.. yeah its more wearable than candy yum yum.. 😉

      i like to play with eyes,,, 😀

  11. Indian Beauty ForeverOctober 31, 2014 at 2:13 PM - Reply

    It looks fantastic on you poo!! :* :*

    • poonamNovember 16, 2014 at 10:03 AM - Reply

      Thanks a tonn dearie.. <3

  12. KrithiNovember 2, 2014 at 11:00 AM - Reply

    This is looking nice on u Poo
    Try sea sheer next I love that shade a lot

    • poonamNovember 16, 2014 at 10:04 AM - Reply

      Thanks a lott krithi.. and thanks for your recco, will try that next in MAC store.. 😀

  13. Nisha@PinkTrendsNovember 5, 2014 at 1:38 AM - Reply

    I really like this shade, and it looks great on you. But yes even I am not much fan of Cremesheen range, I refer the ones with matt finish

    • poonamNovember 16, 2014 at 2:06 PM - Reply

      Thanks nisha.. yupp.. I agree Matte is way better than Cremesheen 😛

  14. Atreyee ChowdhuryNovember 16, 2014 at 8:14 PM - Reply

    Looks great on you.I am definitely gonna pick this up on my next MAC trip. 🙂

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