MAC Cremesheen Crosswires- Review, Swatches, PriceHi Everyone

I was going through the blog yesterday and I realised I hadn’t shared my any of my lipstick experiences with you all. Can you imagine? Especially for a lipstick hoarder like me! So if you see a lot of lipstick reviews in the coming days, that’s probably why. To start with, I thought I’ll share one of my first and favourite lipsticks from MAC. It is the MAC Cremesheen Lipstick in the shade Crosswires.

Price

I bought this a while ago but MAC lipsticks in India retail for Rs 1450/- these days. In the U.S, the price is 16 dollars.

Available here at flipkart.com

MAC Cremesheen Crosswires- Review, Swatches, Price
MAC Cremesheen Crosswires- Review, Swatches, Price
MAC Cremesheen Crosswires- Review, Swatches, Price
MAC Cremesheen Crosswires- Review, Swatches, Price

My Review

The lipstick comes in MAC’s classic black packaging. It has a faint vanilla fragrance, which again is typical of MAC lipsticks. However, it can only be detected if you sniff the tube and is almost undetectable on the lips.

Formula-wise, the lipstick is creamy and glides on easily. The pigmentation is good but not great.  It takes about 2-3 swipes for a full coverage, which is a good thing as it allows you to build intensity. It stays on my lips for about 3-4 hours after which it leaves a beautiful coral stain. Personally, I find the formula a tad bit on the drying side but it might be hardly noticeable if you don’t have very dry lips.

MAC Cremesheen Crosswires- Review, Swatches, Price
MAC Cremesheen Crosswires- Review, Swatches, Price

Coming on to the best part, the color of the lipstick can best be described as a pinkish coral with very slight brown undertones. The color, I feel, is one of the hard-to-find shades and is a must-have for all the coral lipstick lovers. It instantly brightens the face and is one of the most wearable shades of coral I have come across. Again, it is buildable and you can control the intensity. It has a slight sheen and is somewhere in between matte and glossy. There is no bleeding and the lipstick wears off evenly. Below are a few swatches. 

MAC Cremesheen Crosswires Swatches
MAC Cremesheen Crosswires Swatches: (U) In Sunlight (L) In Shade

Here is a picture of me wearing the lipstick. Please note that the shade is brighter in person than it appears in the picture.

MAC Cremesheen Crosswires- Review, Swatches, Price
MAC Cremesheen Crosswires Review

Overall Thoughts

MAC Cremesheen Lipstick in Crosswires is one the most wearable shades of coral I have ever come across. It has a decent staying power of about 3-4 hours. It has a slight sheen to it which can neither be classified as glossy nor is totally matte. The shade should suit a wide range of skintones. Still, I would suggest you to first try it in the store and then purchase. The formula is not the most hydrating but a must-have lipstick from MAC nevertheless!

Also Read: MAC Amplified Creme Lipstick in Fast Play- Review, Swatches

Rating

4.2/5

19 Comments on MAC Cremesheen Crosswires- Review, Swatches, Price

  1. [email protected]
    March 10, 2015 at 9:47 am (3 years ago)

    Lovely Shade! looks gorgeous on you Komal! Though I would have loved this one with a more moisturizing formula. I don’t like lipsticks which dry out my lips. Nice review 🙂

    Reply
    • Komal
      March 11, 2015 at 1:59 pm (3 years ago)

      Thank you! 🙂 I know what you mean shwets. I am wary of drying lipsticks too but with a lip balm beneath and this beautiful a color, I am prepared to let that go 😀

      Reply
  2. Himanshi
    March 10, 2015 at 11:55 am (3 years ago)

    Ohhh this is such a lovely coral color..looks too good on you 🙂

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    • Komal
      March 11, 2015 at 2:00 pm (3 years ago)

      Thanks a lot Himanshi 🙂

      Reply
  3. purva
    March 10, 2015 at 11:58 pm (3 years ago)

    you look adorable dear..This is definitely a very comfortable coral to wear.. Suits you so well 😀

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    • Komal
      March 11, 2015 at 2:01 pm (3 years ago)

      Thanks Purva! 🙂

      Reply
  4. Lana
    March 11, 2015 at 12:47 am (3 years ago)

    I know what you mean about hoarding lipsticks but not getting around to the reviews 😛 I’ve been so curious about this shade but the MAC price hike has deterred me, seems like a nice one, but price 🙁

    Reply
    • Komal
      March 11, 2015 at 2:03 pm (3 years ago)

      I know what you mean Lana. Its too bad about the hike in MAC’s prices! But believe me its the only thing that keeps me out of the store 😛

      Reply
  5. swati
    March 11, 2015 at 12:48 am (3 years ago)

    loved this color…..and it looks even prettier on you 🙂

    Reply
    • Komal
      March 11, 2015 at 2:04 pm (3 years ago)

      Thanks you Swati! 🙂

      Reply
  6. Farah Pasha
    March 11, 2015 at 10:32 am (3 years ago)

    This is such a beautiful color and good shade for everyday. Swatches comes out great. <3

    Reply
    • Komal
      March 11, 2015 at 2:04 pm (3 years ago)

      Thank you Farah 🙂

      Reply
  7. anubhuti
    March 11, 2015 at 3:27 pm (3 years ago)

    I don’t believe that lipshades are season dependent…if the lippie is this much sexy coral, i don’t mind flaunting it every season 🙂 loved your swatch and fotd 🙂

    Reply
    • Komal
      March 11, 2015 at 8:11 pm (3 years ago)

      Thanks a lot Anubhuti 🙂

      Reply
  8. [email protected]
    March 12, 2015 at 9:55 pm (3 years ago)

    I always wanted to buy crosswires..love this coral lipstick..your review has forfeited my desire further to own this..well reviewed

    Reply
  9. Shalini
    March 16, 2015 at 4:16 pm (3 years ago)

    The color surely looks flattering on you, however I just could never dared to get it for me !

    Reply
    • Komal
      March 16, 2015 at 8:24 pm (3 years ago)

      Thank you Shalini 🙂

      Reply
  10. Pankhuri
    May 15, 2015 at 7:31 am (2 years ago)

    This color suits you very well 🙂

    Reply
  11. [email protected]
    April 4, 2016 at 2:57 pm (2 years ago)

    Komal crosswires is one of my my fave lipstick.It instantly brightens up my face and is so apt for summers.Loved your review.

    Reply

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