Friday, 4 May 2012

MAC Hey, Sailor! // 'Launch Away!' Blusher // 'Au Rose' Suntints Liquid Lip Balm.




I don't usually get sucked into Mac's limited edition ranges - Strange perhaps, considering my uncontrollable love for packaging.  (It probably doesn't help that they seem to release a new Limited Edition collection every weekend)! This time though, I couldn't resist. Anything striped gets my attention. Stripes in line (pun definitely intended) with a nautical theme even more so. Nautical stripes with make up though, and I'm there without a second thought, oops?! 

I initially loved the look of the 'Fleet Away' blush, but the shimmer in the pan didn't quite translate well on my skin, and instead looked quite flat. I fell in love with 'Launch Away' which is surprisingly described as a peach colour. To me it looked more like a light pink, until I placed it beside other shades I'd describe as light pink! It does indeed have a hint of peach, and the colour is subtle whilst beautiful. On my fair skin its a soft candy pink and quite natural looking!

I've never used MAC Blush before, and the main things I can confidently note are that the colour pay off is great, and its incredibly easy to blend. £18 for a blusher is pretty shocking but hey, I've paid much, much more before. (The ability of amazing packaging really shows, argh)!

I also picked up the 'Au Rose' Lip gloss, (£11.50), a coral pink with golden shimmer. Unfortunately the intense colour doesn't quite transfer on the lips, but mine are quite pigmented anyway. I do however love the subtle tint, heavy gloss, and again, the lasting power. I easily went 3-4 hours without reapplying, which for a lip gloss is quite a feat!



What do you think?
 Do you have your eye on anything from the range?

S xx

17 comments:

  1. I really love that blush colour, you're right though it is really light - but in a really sweet and peachy/pinky way. I think it looks gorgeous on you =)
    xx



    The Urban Umbrella
    xoxo


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  2. Gorgeous products (and packaging, of course). You look so soft and lovely!

    Besos,
    Lela
    Enter to WIN my hotel, afternoon tea and beauty Competition!

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  3. I saw the Hey Sailor! collection in MAC the other day, it all looked so pretty! The packaging is lovely :)
    x

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  4. I find MAC blushers can be quite chalky but I ADORE the packaging...I'm a stripe fiend too!

    Totally agree - MAC have about four dozen 'limited edition' releases a year! I wonder if their MUAs get a freebie of everything new?

    Emily x
    www.incurablycurious.com

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  5. Lovely blog, now following! :)

    Please check out mine if you can:

    http://electricsunrise.blogspot.co.uk/

    xoxox

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  6. I picked up the exact same products as you! I love the packaging and the neutral colours. I love your blog :) now following!

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    xx

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  7. Love, love, love the packaging!

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  8. Oh wow! In the first photo, the blush did look very light pink. But with your whole face in view, it actually looks really natural and pretty. I love it! And yes, anything stripes always draws me in too. :) <3

    toni

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  9. The blush looks beautiful and beautiful on you. DEFINITELY tempted as I'm burning through my mineral blushes at the moment. I've paid that much for a mnineral blush before, and I find it shameful that I now find myself thinking that £18-20 is a reasonable price for a good product... Maybe it's because I don't wear much make-up outside my set daily routine and a few extra eye products for events.

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  10. I got TCAS lipstick and Riviera life lip glass just today, love them both! I'm N4 and have blond hair and these both look great! I love the packaging!

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  11. you could totally pull off the red racer lipstick! you'd look fab in a red lippy :D

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  12. I literally want this whole collection! You'd really suit red!!! xxx

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  13. I really like your photos, and the lipgloss looks lovely on you xxx

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