Sunday, July 8, 2012

MAC Hey Sailor, before it sails away...


          While in NYC, I passed by the MAC store on Bleecker Street and noticed that they still had the storefront windows decorated for the MAC Hey Sailor collection. On the internet, all these collections seem to blowy by so quickly, however reality lingers a bit longer. I figured it still wasn't too late to post a quick review and swatches from the collection. A smattering of items are still left online and in-stores. (Plus, we know that the leftovers will soon end up in the Cosmetics Company Store). I thought MAC Hey Sailor was a very wearable and well done collection. The simple, clean, and pale colors mixed with navy did evoke imagery of a crisp white sailors' uniforms, sun sparkling off the water, and deep ocean waves. Normally, I'm not too into seasonal packaging, however I though the nautical stripes were quite adorable.


          On to swatches! MAC Orange Tempera lip glass is an orangey peach. I thought it would be difficult to wear, but I've been favoring it lately. It's a light, but not too light nude peach on my lips. MAC Launch Away blush is a really pretty pale pinky peach. It looks more peach in the pan, but wears a bit pink due to skin undertones. You can see from the swatch below that it's quite light on my currently medium toned skin. This would probably be best for light skin tones, or when you want a really subtle blush. It's really similar to NARS Sex Appeal, however the NARS is more peach and less pink. You can see that I haven't had the heart to work much on MAC Crew Highlighting Powder. It's a very pale beige highlight. My swatch has a bit more pink and orange mixed in due to the overspray. MAC Jaunty eyeshadow is a really pretty light beige frost eyeshadow. It's great for brightening the eyes. This is going be a really well used color in my collection. MAC Barefoot is a unique grungy gold veluxe pearl eyeshadow. It's yellow gold, but not in a particularly warm way. It has a sort of greenish tinge to it, which is kind of cool. MAC Nautical Navy is a navy satin eyeshadow with a beautiful blue sheen in the pan. It is kind of a problem child to apply; it's a bit chalky and doesn't spread ideally. It would probably work better as a liner shade.


          Thanks for reading! Right now I'm particularly smitten with MAC Jaunty eyeshadow, Launch Away blush, and Orange Tempera lipglass. I'm always a fan of classic light tones! Did you pick up anything from MAC Hey Sailor? What has your favorite MAC collection been this season?

Love, Dovey.


16 comments:

  1. MAC crew is definitely the star of this collection. I think the pigments are not bad too :)

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    1. Hi memoiselle, I love the imprint on Crew; I'm dreading the day it disappears!

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  2. The orange gloss is so pretty as well as Jaunty!

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  3. I really like Nars Sex Appeal. Orange Tempera looks so bright and summery on you, it's a nice shade to have (actually, I am looking for something similar atm). I use quite a lot light beige shadows lately, sometimes I forget how pretty and chic they can look <3

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    1. Hi Claire, I do like Sex Appeal too. I think it would barely show on me now, though! I do like peach shades for layering lately

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  4. Ok, I totally thought Launch Away was a setting powder...this proves I don't wear blush! hahaha. And Crew really is gorgeous.

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    1. Hi Caroline, it does look a lot like a setting powder! It's so close to skintone since it's a light one :)

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  5. Funny as it is, the only piece I really wanted to walk away with is the Old Gold pigment! It's permanent, and I was thinking about sharing with a friend, but they didn't have the container in the temporary store. Sooner or later I'll lay my hands on it though! I prefer not to use pigment (I'm really worried I'd make a mess), but that color is just insane!

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    1. Hi Sunny, I've never tried pigment other than Bare escentuals; I'm pretty clumsy so I bet I'd spill!

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  6. I wish I'd bought Crew but sadly it's sold out down here - serves me right for procrastinating over a LE!

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    1. Hi Vita, I've done that all too often. :)

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  7. I think I'm a bigger fan of the packaging than of the actual collection.

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  8. I missed this collection sadly! Never thought about checking my Local CCO for this in the future! I really wanted the two red/ orange lippies

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  9. i so WISH i got my hands on jaunty =(

    lovely post!

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  10. Orange Tempura is a lovely shade...You make these items look so attractive with your swatches...I kind of wasn't excited at all when this collection came out. As for recent MAC collections, I thought the Chen Man one was very interesting and bought a mineralized eyeshadow, pink union, and love it.

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