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MAC By Request Glam Lipstick: Review, Swatches and Dupe

MAC By Request Lipstick glam review swatches blog

MAC Glam Lipstick Review

By Contributor: Samannita

This year Glam, Hoop and Pink Poodle got the opportunity to return as MAC By Request lipsticks. Among these I bought the pretty matte red lipstick called Glam with the help of my friend Shivani (owner of Ordermakeup UK). The moment I saw the lipsticks I immediately decided which one to pick and the moment I got it, I knew it deserved to win the polls and return back from the 90s!

MAC Claims: Glam is a vivid, bright pinky-red. Hundreds of thousands of MAC Fans voted for their favorite rare shades of Lipstick, Lipglass and Eye Shadow from the 90s. Now is your chance to get them before they disappear forever – along with new matching Lipglass! Available only online while supplies last. 

MAC By Request Lipstick glam review swatches india

My Review:

A lipstick that itself is named Glam need not be described how glam it is. Infact I am committed to Glam now! MAC Glam is a cool toned pinkish red. The shade has a satin texture as I don’t feel any tugging or pulling while applying the lipstick. One swipe is enough to give opaque coverage. Glam is a dramatic shade and reminds me of early 90’s.

MAC By Request Lipstick glam review swatches photo

The lipstick has their signature vanilla scent. Its consistency is creamy and non-drying though in the tube it looks like a true matte. It is undoubtedly a long lasting lipstick as the wear time is around 7 hours with a slight bit of even fading after heavy meals.

MAC By Request Lipstick glam review swatch

MAC Cosmetics announced that people who love to wear MAC had the opportunity to vote for limited edition products to make a return in a collection. MAC wearers voted via the brand’s official Facebook page and thousands of votes were counted and the most popular shades won and got the opportunity to be sold again until the supplies last. Three shades from three categories (lipstick, lipglass, and eyeshadow) have returned to MAC Cosmetics for a limited time. The products are available exclusively online, and are presented as the MAC by Request collection.

MAC By Request Lipstick glam review swatches

MAC By Request Lipstick glam review lip swatch

Good Points about MAC Glam Lipstick:

  • A perfect shade of 90’s that will give you a retro look.
  • Pigmented. One swipe is enough for opaque coverage.
  • Staying power is approx 6-7 hours.
  • The texture is creamy.
  • No tugging or pulling of lips while applying the lipstick.
  • A versatile red shade that will suit all Indian skin tones beautifully.

Bad points about MAC Glam Lipstick:

  • The lipstick is available only online and MAC doesn’t ship to India.

MAC By Request Lipstick glam review lip swatches

Price: $16 approx (Available only through MAC online site)

VNA Rating: 4/5

Dupe: MAC Red

My recommendation: As the lipstick return as “mac by request” so it is unavailable in India unless someone get it for you from abroad otherwise the lipstick is pretty dupable and it is very close to Mac Red lipstick so if you love the shade then you can grab the dupe one from the same brand.

30 thoughts on “MAC By Request Glam Lipstick: Review, Swatches and Dupe”

  1. Lovely intense red shade, and I so wish I could wear that although I suspect that the blue undertones would make my pale skin look a bit washed out.. oh well at least MAC has an enormous range of colors to choose from :o) Xx

    • I ADORE “GLAM!”
      I bought it back in the day, when it was part of MAC’S standard lineup. At some point, GLAM was axed. 😭
      Then I quit buying MAC, because they ceased to be cruelty-free. GLAM is/was one of my very favorite MAC products, and I’ve been desperately seeking dupes since it was lost to me.
      The most satisfying dupe I’ve found so far is Colour pop “Evil Queen” lipstick, an absolutely heavenly deep red rose with a sublime plush matte finish. Naturally, it’s limited bloomin’ edition, though. 😱
      Jordana Modern Matte lipstick in “Matte Dahlia” is also a decent dupe, though.

  2. I remember this shade!
    On me (NW15; brunette) Glam shows up as almost exactly the color of red roses.
    I’ve not been able yet to find a dupe in a cruelty-free brand, but I plan to keep on looking!


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