MAC released yet another collection (actually two) this past week and I did have my eye on just three things; the new lip and cheek colours that look a lot like the old Bobbi Brown Pot Rouges. When I first started seeing swatches I was a bit dismayed because I kept seeing people describe them as “emollient” and to an oily-skinned gal that’s a curse word.
Clockwise from top: Evening Stroll, Out For Fun, Keep It Casual
Seriously. But, I knew three of the colors were just so pretty that I had to try them. In actuality these will work on my skin just fine- as proven by the fact that I wore one today and it’s still going strong after 5 hours of wear. It feels emollient initially, but it turns drier when blended on both cheeks and lips. It does *not* feel sticky on my cheeks after I blend it in. Even before I wouldn’t call it sticky, it has slip but not to the point where I was afraid to put it on my face. On the lips it dries to look like a lipstick, not a gloss.
Out For Fun
Keep It Casual
Evening Stoll (Heavy/Blended) and Out For Fun (Heavy/Blended)
Evening Stoll is the most unique shade of the group and again, one of those that won’t appeal to everyone but it appealed to me just because I don’t have a single thing like it. I tried it on my lips and enjoyed the color. Out For Fun I got because it reminded me of Bobbi Brown’s Calypso Coral (I have long wanted but have never indulged). It’s a nice wearable coral-not too neon and it doesn’t pull too orange or too red.
Keep It Casual is a beautiful wine/berry shade. Something I don’t really have in a cream blush right now so I was happy to add it to my collection. This is really a fall/winter shade for me but it is gorgeous none the less.
I also wanted to share this picture. I lightly blended all the shades and ever-so-slightly dusted them with a translucent powder. Ta-da! Any shine they had is reduced to basically nothing. I tend to powder my cream blushes regardless because if I didn’t they would last about 10 minutes in the humid summer and sun.
Wearing MAC Out For Fun on lips and cheeks.
I think these are fun- fun to use (I did everything with my fingers here- a departure from what I normally do but this was the most recommended method of application) and peppy in shade. Overall I would recommend these. If you have drier skin these will be a blessing for you, and if you are sick of looking for a cream blush and everything you find is ‘cream to powder’ this will be a match for you. Again, I have oily skin so if they can work on me I don’t see how they wouldn’t work on others. It’s all in how you apply and blend and if you choose to dust with powder.
Will you be hauling from the Casual Colour or Beth Ditto collections? I was really put off by the swatches I saw of the Beth Ditto items so I won’t be getting anything from that one (my wallet is grateful).