So i went ahead to my local Mac counter to check out the new Hey, Sailor! collection that they recently launched. If you don't know this about Mac, they like to have a huge collection every summer where they release a ton of stuff - some permanent, some new, some repromotes. Last time i was really into these huge collection was about two summers ago when they came out with To The Beach collection. I completely passed last years Surf Baby collection since nothing really tempted me, including the packaging. Speaking of packaging, because it's specialy packaged for these huge collections, the price is increased by at least a dollar. That's why i was a bit careful as to what i choose because of the price and it not really being worth it for the packaging, since it's a so-so style. To me personally the bronzer and blush packaging is worth it, and sometimes the eyeshadows, because you can keep using the packaging after the product is finished so it's something nice to have. Seeing the collection in person gave me the instinct to go crazy and buy one of everything but i had to stick to a budget - so hard to do!
Personal opinion: The collection is extremely cute to me. I absolutely love the whole sailor nautical design and theme to this. The packaging is a nice navy blue with the white stripes and very sailor looking. The shades and products include all from shimmer, to neutral shades to bold bronzes and reds. I love these huge collection because they include something for everyone. We have blushes, highlight powder, lipsticks, lipglasses, lipliners, bronzers, bronzing oil, pigments, eyeshadows, nail lacquers, eye pencils, lip balms, mascara and a brush. You can also purchase a themed tote and makeup bags - very vintage sailor style, super cute! Out of all the cute things that i swatched and stared at for about half hour, i decided on a bronzer, a blush, a lipstick and a lipglass.
You're probably thinking "Really that's it from such a huge collection?!". After much debate and researching reviews and actually seeing the products i contemplated whether the product itself was worth it to me or not. As cute as the packaging it and as much as i like having the fancy ones, i found a lot of the things either dupe-able or just something that would probably sit in my drawer unloved. So i will stop babbling now and on to my personal review.
Mac Nude on Board Pro Longwear Bronzing Powder - $28
I was really excited to try this formula out since it's limited edition. As soon as i swatched it and felt how smooth it was i knew i had to have it. It's a soft golden tan shade and i like it to add that subtle golden warm glow to my face. My HG bronzer is Refined Golden, which they have and wanted to get but they ran out - boo!. I'm happy i got this one though and im excited to see how it works for me in a couple of tries to see if its worth getting a backup since it is limited edition and im really in love with the smooth formula of this product. I recommend checking them out. The other shade they have is Sun Dipped and to me it seemed a bit more beige so i didn't feel like that was for me.
Mac Fleet Fast Blush - $21
I was debating if i should get this one at all just because i already have a bunch of blushes that keep piling up and i haven't used one up yet. But since im really hooked on corals and pinks right now i figured why not. This particular shade caught my eye first because of the slight sheen it adds to the cheeks. It's described as a pinky golden coral and to me that's what it is. I love the little specks of gold it adds to the cheeks for that nice glowy sheen for the summer. To me it applies softly and it can definitely be buildable to your liking. I'm glad i got it to satisfy by blush addiction.
Mac Orange Tempera Lipglass - $15.50
Of course i had to get this one. The pinky coral shade screamed at me - LOL. The consistency of this lipglass is pretty milky and it settles in the lip lines if worn by itself. It pretty opaque so it works really nice for a nude lip or a more bright lip shade that needs to be toned down a bit. Like any of the glasses, this one is pretty sticky so if that bothers you i wouldn't really recommend it but i don't really mind that so it works fine for me.
Mac Salute! Lipstick - $15.50
Like i don't have enough pale nude lipsticks in my collection. Since nude lips are what i like to wear most of the time i had to have this. This shade is really creamy peachy beige with a lot of yellow tint to it. It looks very pale and funny by itself and seems to settle in the lip lines again so im not sure how i feel about how it looks when i apply Orange Tempera lipglass on top, but it would work nicely with another lipglass that compliments it - im still working on what to combine it with. But i really love this shade its different because of the shade of yellow in it and not so peachy.
P.S. Please excuse any weird quality of the pictures, i still haven't found my camera
and I tried my best to make use of the camera on my iPhone
That's about all that i grabbed from this collection - for now (uh oh!)
What did you dolls think of this collection?
Any other recommendations for what else i should check out?!