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The new MAC Summer Collection, Hey Sailor!
I've always loved anything and e v e r y t h i n g nautical. It is a reoccurring trend that basically comes back every damn year. (Does it even leave?) It's definitely a theme that never gets old. The navy, red, and white combination is absolutely fantastic so you can bet on it that I am completely in love with the MAC Hey Sailor! Collection's packaging.
The official launch date took place on a Thursday which I had school, and work back-to-back. I did manage to take a sneak peek during my break. (Thank goodness I work in a mall!!) I swatched everything that was in sight which only ceased to fuel my excitement as every product was highly pigmented and colourful. But then, what DID I expect from MAC?
Forward to the next day, I knew I needed to stop by and spend time with the collection right away. I was so thankful I finally had a day off, and that it was also PAY DAY. Which means I could afford to splurge on a lipstick, or two... ;) (Foreshadowing!!)
I already had the day planned out; weather was amazing as well which always make going out alot better. Before I hit the MAC counters down town, I went to the mall to locate this bandeau shirt that I have been lusting for almost a month at Garage! I assumed it has arrived in stores since they finally stocked it on their website.
And it was there!!!
It comes in two colours, and I snagged the one in my size. I preferred the other colour but there was only Medium and Large left. So happy that Garage has a free shipping service if you order at the store!! So convenient since my shirt was only $12, and if I wanted to buy it online at home, I would have needed an order over $75. -.-" No thanks la!
I'll write a post about them another time since I don't want to take away the spotlight of my MAC haul. :)
Before stepping into the MAC store, I had limited myself to two products. The plan was a lipstick, and a blush/bronzer.
I tried on basically everything in the collection. Except for the eye shadows which I knew I did not need any more no matter how pretty the colours are!!
So in this collection of 40 or so items, I stuck with my budget and only bought two lipsticks. The bronzer and blush didn't 'wow' me enough to consider a purchase. But I might go back for the bronzer just because of the packaging! I don't really own any bronzers anyway. ;)
"Beauty, to me, is about being comfortable in your own skin. That, or a kick-ass red lipstick." - Gwyneth Paltrow
So which colours did I pick out from the collection?
Been on the search for the perfect anchored necklace for quite a while. I think I will resume the search. :) The anchor is my own pin that came from a clothing article.
Red Racer & Sail La Vie
Red Racer & Sail La Vie
*Squeals The packaging is SOO freaking cute !!! I prefer holding onto these than my Chanel lipsticks. I'm in love!
Here is the Red Racer, which is a hot red lipstick. From what I heard, this has been the most popular pick from the batch of lipsticks! And I can see why, this colour is incredibly sexy.
Sail La Vie is a more orange type of shade. I used to stay away from anything orange, and orange lips sounded like the ugliest thing back then. But it's summer, and I've been finding different bright shades to have fun with this season!
Side by side comparison.
I tried doing some swatches, and take some pictures of the items in action, but it failed!! I couldn't properly angle my lips in a way that would make the picture look flattering. Or that I realize my lips don't really have a defined shape which makes it boring. -_- I even googled how to 'take good pictures of your lips." Wtf.
FOTD/OOTD ! I been wearing alot of purple lately..
I wish I was into MAC make up last year, or whichever year held the Wonder Woman collection. Looking back on the pictures, the packaging is AHH-MAZING. So jelly at all the females that gotten their hands on them!!!
I'm not really into reviews cause I'm not an expert on these things.. but I'll keep you posted how I like these lipsticks and how it looks on me!!! ;)
Did you get anything from this collection?