Wednesday, September 7, 2011

MAC Dupe... Frankengloss?

There has been a huge buzz about the process of making "Frankenpolishes", which is where you add your own pigments, eyeshadows, glitter, and different polishes to make a custom polish. It's so much fun!
MAC is known for releasing limited edition collections, and then ripping your beloved products from your very grasp! So is the story with my favorite lipglass, Dare to Dare. It is a blue-toned fuchsia with blue microglitter. I recently began running low on my only tube, and I decided to come up with my own version of the gloss for when I run out. So begins the tale of the Franken... gloss?
 Rummaging around my makeup case, I found MAC pigment in Pink Pearl. It is a similar blue toned fuschia, so I thought it would be worthwhile to try. Next, I picked up Tarte's Vitamin Enriched lipgloss, which is supposed to be pink, but is really more clear than anything.
MAC Dare to Dare lipglass and MAC Pink Pearl pigment

just Tarte clear pink gloss.
left: MAC; right: mine
 The MAC lipglass is thin and the blue tones come from microglitter. However, in my frankengloss, the blue tones are within the pigment. This means my gloss wasn't exactly the same as Dare to Dare. However, the basic look of the glosses are the same. It will be good to know once my lipglass runs out.
My frankengloss!
applied lightly for everyday wear. (Pile it on for night time!)
To make my version, simply apply the clear gloss to your lips. Then press a small amount of pigment onto your lips and blend with your finger. Color should be relatively uniform and opaque.


  1. Very pretty, I like the blue tone to it :-)

  2. It turned out really pretty! I need to try this. I'm so picky when it comes to lip colors I rarely wear it. I never thought to try and make own with pigment.