I am always looking forward to MAC's summer collections. The neutrals, bronzes and brights, now that's my kind of collection. And we certainly can't forget about the super fun packaging that these summer products bring. Speaking of packaging, how cool is the navy blue and white, nautical striped one in this collection? Love! Hey, Sailor! arrives in North American MAC stores and counters tomorrow but, when I saw that MAC had put up the collection early on their website last week, I couldn't help but instantly order a few items.
My goodies arrived yesterday and I couldn't be anymore thrilled with the products I received. They all are truly something special. Take a look!
Fleet Fast Powder Blush ($21.00): Fleet Fast is a rosy pink/coral color, that contains fine golden shimmers. I absolutely love this blush. It has a smooth texture that easily blends onto the skin, and the color is nicely pigmented as well. This blush is one that is easily buildable. Apply a light layer to create a soft flush, or add multiple layers to build up the intensity. No matter what you do, this blush never looks overdone. It's simply, gorgeous.
Salute! Amplified Creme Lipstick ($15.50): Salute! contains a strong peach tone, that I am sure will attract all the nude lipstick lovers out there. I really like how creamy the texture of this lipstick is, making application a pleasant experience. That's why amplified lipstick formulas are my favorite. They contain a smooth texture, while packing a whole lot of punch in the pigment department, with an added shine to boot. This lipstick being no exception. I got full-on opaque color, in one swipe. I must say, this lip color washes me out, just a bit. For this reason, I think I am going to reserve this lipstick for nighttime use. It's too strong for day. But maybe blotting it on instead of swiping it on, might help tone down the intensity? Lovely color nonetheless and I am glad it's part of my collection. I can't wait to pair Salute! with a smokey eye. How pretty would that look?
Orange Tempera Lipglass ($15.50): Although I loved the other two items that I received, this is the one that I am the most excited about. Orange Tempera is the perfect, nude lip gloss that I have always been searching for! As soon as I first applied it, I instantly fell in love with its flattering soft peach/pink tone. The texture was another thing that really impressed me. I have a few MAC lipglasses and I have to say, this one applied the best out of all of the ones I do own. It went on smooth, was nicely opaque, and it didn't enhance any dryness. Also, I feel like this gloss wasn't as sticky as the others. It feels really comfortable on the lips. I am seriously going to get one or two more backups of this gloss. I can't bear the thought of being without it-especially since it's limited edition!
What do you all think of this collection? Are you planning on picking up any items? See anything here, you like?
Disclaimer: I am not affiliated with any of the companies mentioned above. I purchased all of the products mentioned for my personal use.