Friday, May 25, 2012
MAC Hey, Sailor: Lipstick and Lipglass Swatches and Review
As I had mentioned in my MAC Hey, Sailor: Pro LongWear Bronzing Powder and Bronzing Powder Swatches and Review, the MAC Hey, Sailor collection is MAC's summer offering for 2012. It features nautically-inspired navy blue and white striped packaging that looks really classy, trendy yet classic at the same time. I think this is one of my favorite MAC summer packagings ever. In this entry, the focus will be on the lipsticks and lipglasses of this collection.
Salute!, To Catch A Sailor, Sail La Vie (sunlight)
Salute!, To Catch A Sailor, Sail La Vie, Red Racer (sunlight)
The lipsticks have your typical red, coral and neutral shades, but I like how a frosted tan is incorporated in this collection, maybe to allude to bronzed skin and glistening lips of summer. Salute! is a neutral peach in the amplified formula, but I feel that this might be too light on my skintone and might wash me out. To Catch A Sailor is the highly frosted tan one, and it would probably look good on medium to darker skintones. Red Racer is a bright yellow red in the satin formula that I will wear tomorrow (and will post pictures!), and Sail La Vie is a bright mid-tone orange in the satin formula. Red Racer is of course the lipstick counterpart of Send Me Sailing lipglass as they are both yellow-based reds. Sail La Vie is the same bright mid-tone orange as Riviera Life.
Riviera Life, Send Me Sailing
Send Me Sailing
Send Me Sailing, Riviera Life (indoors, flash)
Cut Loose, Blessedly Rich, Riviera Life (sunlight)
Orange Tempera, Send Me Sailing (sunlight)
First of all, I love the striped tubes, both on the lipsticks' and lipglasses'. The lipglasses look really nice with the striped cap as well. The lipglasses look really nice in this collection. I especially love Riviera Life, a bright tangerine with some sparkly pearl. If Caqui and Sonoran Rain lipglass from MAC Bloggers' Obsessions had a lovechild, it would be Riviera Life. It has the orange shade of Caqui with the vibrancy and shimmery finish of Sonoran Rain. Riviera Life also has the gold pearl of Sonoran Rain. Cut Loose is a very interesting color. It is a white gold with pearl. This will definitely give dimension and sheen to lipsticks if you layer Cut Loose on top. There's a very old lipglass from the Danse collection called Pas De Deux that I used to give my lippies some depth and shimmer, and I think Cut Loose would give the same effect as well.
I own Orange Tempera but I forgot to take a photo of it; I will post it later. It is in the regular packaging because I got it from MAC's fall collection of last year. The sales associate/makeup artist said that Orange Tempera was one of their bestsellers, and I can understand why. It's a very pretty pale peach cream with no shimmer. Blessedly Rich is a pale coral with shimmer, and I think this is a finicky color and would work great on medium to darker skintones. Lastly, Send Me Sailing is a bright yellow red that is perfect for summer. It is a sheerer than the other lipglasses in this collection, but the vibrant hue makes up for it.
All in all, I didn't see any unique shades, with the exception of Riviera Life which I feel is the only must-have lip product from this collection. I would also opt for Cut Loose and Orange Tempera lipglasses. The pretty packaging makes up for the lack of unique shades, but I feel that most people will find a shade in the lip products that they'd be interested in.
The lipglasses and lipsticks both retail for $15.50 each.
Note: Media sample was provided by a representative of the brand for consideration. All opinions are competely mine.