Glam VI is on the warm side, but not by much – it’s nearly neutral. It’s plum with hints of orange and pearl shimmer. That gives it a nice light-reflecting quality which makes it more flattering to a wider array of skin tones. It shouldn’t be too warm for many people, and should work well on any warmer skin tone. The pink pigment in my lips did not influence the color much if any, but it did look more red on a friend who tried it – her lips are less pigmented than mine. So expect your lip pigmentation to alter the color a little.
This one is comfortable to wear, doesn’t slip around much, is neither hydrating nor drying. I get a good 3-4 hours wear from it, which is about what I average, maybe slightly on the low side but typical for the lustre finish and many other semi-sheer lipsticks. It has the trademark vanilla-mint scent from Mac.
In the lip and face swatch pictures, I can’t help thinking it looks like Sophisto, which is odd because it really doesn’t – not much anyway. Let’s take a look at them side by side:
Glam VI is much more brick in color – it’s also less sheer. But it is the semi-sheerness of these that makes them look similar on me. Glam VI just looks a little bolder and deeper than Sophisto because it takes on the pink from my lips. Sophisto already is pretty much the pink of my lips so they both end up looking very similar in tone, even though they’re not.