Ahoy, Sailor! MAC Hey, Sailor! Collection Swatches and Pics

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Hey, Sailor! Come here often!?


Exclamations abound in MAC’s latest limited edition summer release, a fairly sizable collection of 38 pieces for lips, eyes, faces, cheeks and bodies that sails into port (and onto North American MAC counters) May 24.

The crew, a rabble of ragtag repromoted products and first-time sailors, also features two maritime makeup bags — the $35 Gone Sailing Makeup Bag Set and $45 Gone Sailing Tote, both of which also drop anchor on May 24.

The crew’s fancy limited edition uniforms must cost more than MAC’s standard threads, because the products are priced slightly higher than normal.

The blue and white striped pieces are easy to spot from shore, and all of the packaging feels very crisp and clean to me. I like. πŸ™‚

You can really see the striped pattern in the High-Light Powder pan; the pattern reminds me of a sailboat’s sails.

If the name of the collection sounds familiar (“Hey, Sailor!”), it was also the name of a Lustreglass from 2008’s Naughty Nauticals, another maritime MAC summer collection, and that’s not the only thing recycled here.

The pigment in Naval Blue also set sail in spring’s Chenman collection, and the Refined Golden Bronzer also went MAC To The Beach in 2010 (In Hey, Sailor!, I think the Refined Golden Bronzer appears more matte and less sparkly than it did when it went MAC To The Beach). Then, it was a Surf Baby the following year.

Orange Tempera Lipglass also sailed with 2011’s Fall Colour Collection, and the Beach Body Oil (To The Beach) served alongside the Refined Golden Bronzer in 2010 when MAC went To The Beach.

That’s a lot of sailing! And a lot of exclamation marks, too. The ship is rife with ’em, yargh! Hey, Sailor! Salute! (a neutral peach lipstick) when a superior officer enters the bridge. While you’re at it, Throw Me a Line! (a bright red lip pencil), and Launch Away! (a peach blush). Give me full power and every exclamation mark ye got!!!!!

The first time I heard about this collection, because of the name, I thought it might be related to the cool-toned Naughty Nauticals release, but now I don’t think that’s the case at all.

From the 23 pieces I’ve seen, Hey Sailor! features far fewer cool-toned blues, purples and pinks. The collection seems warmer to me, more like a traditional summer release, with its golds, corals, peach and tan. Of course, MAC had to add a twist with the kelly green and navy blue, which seem to give the release a preppier vibe. This sailor guy/girl probably wears J. Crew and Ralph Lauren more often than Roxy and O’Neil.

Here’s the shipping manifest some product pictures and swatches, as well as some action shots of the crew. πŸ™‚

mac hey sailor

mac hey sailor eyeshadows
Eye Shadows, $16 each

mac hey sailor eyeshadows
Eye Shadows from the left: Barefoot, Jaunty, Feeling Fresh

mac naval blue old gold
Pigments, $21 each

mac naval blue
Naval Blue

mac old gold
Old Gold

mac emerald sea powerpoint eye pencil
Powerpoint Eye Pencil, $16

mac emerald sea powerpoint eye pencil

mac orange rivera life send me sailing lipglass
Lipglasses from the left: Orange Tempera, Riviera Life and Send Me Sailing, $15.50 each

mac to catch a sailor salute lipsticks
Lipsticks in To Catch a Sailor (left) and Salute! (right), $15.50 each

mac shore leave throw me a line pro longwear lip pencils
Pro Longwear Lip Pencil in Shore Leave (left) and Throw Me a Line! (right), $19 each

mac shore leave throw me a line pro longwear lip pencils

mac sun tints
Suntints SPF 20 Liquid Lip Balm from the left: Sea Mist, Au Rose and Abalone, $16

mac crew highlight powder
High-Light Powder in Crew, $28

mac crew highlight powder

mac crew highlight powder

mac fleet fast blush
Powder Blush in Fleet Fast, $21

mac fleet fast blush

mac launch away blush
Powder Blush in Launch Away!, $21

mac launch away blush

mac nude on board pro longwear bronzing powder
Pro Longwear Bronzing Powder in Nude on Board, $24

mac nude on board pro longwear bronzing powder
Pro Longwearing Bronzing Powder in Nude on Board

mac soft sand pro longwear bronzing powder
Bronzing Powder in Soft Sand, $24

mac nude on board soft sand bronzing powder
Nude on Board (left) and Soft Sand (right)

mac to the beach body oil
To the Beach Body Oil in Seaside (left) and May Rays (right), $22.50 each

mac to the beach body oil

mac hey sailor boxes

MAC Hey, Sailor! swatches on NC42 skin

mac hey sailor swatches eyeshadows
Eye Shadow Swatches from the left: Jaunty, Barefoot and Feeling Fresh

mac hey sailor swatches pigments eyeliner
Pigments in Naval Blue and Old Gold, Powerpoint Eye Pencil in Emerald Sea

mac hey sailor swatches lipglasses
Lipglasses in Orange Tempera, Riviera life and Send Me Sailing

mac hey sailor swatches lipsticks
Lipsticks in To Catch a Sailor (left) and Salute! (right)

mac hey sailor swatches sun tints lip pencils
Suntints SPF 20 Liquid Lip Balm in Sea mist, Au Rose and Abalone; Pro Longwear Lip Pencils in Shore Leave and Throw Me a line!

mac hey sailor swatches highlighter blushes
High-Light Powder in Crew; Powder Blush in Fleet Fast and Launch Away!

mac hey sailor swatches bronzers to the beach
Pro Longwear Bronzing Powder in Nude On Board and Refined Golden; MAC To The Beach Body Oil in Man Rays and Seaside

mac hey sailor swatches salute
Wearing Eye Shadows in Jaunty (brow bone, inner corner and lower lash line), Barefoot (crease) and Feeling Fresh (lid); Powerpoint eye Pencil in Emerald Sea (upper lash line and waterline); Powder Blush in Launch Away! and Lipstick in Salute!

mac hey sailor swatches to catch a sailor
Lipstick in To Catch a Sailor

mac hey sailor swatches send me sailing
Powder Blush in Fleet Fast and Lipglass in Send Me Sailing

mac hey sailor swatches riviera life k
Lipglass in Riviera Life


mac hey sailor swatches orange tempera k
Lipglass in Orange Tempera

mac hey sailor swatches crew
High-Light Powder in Crew on upper cheekbones

The complete MAC Hey, Sailor! collection includes…

  • Lipsticks in Salute! (a neutral peach with an amplified finish), To Catch a Sailor (a frosted tan) Red Racer (a bright yellowish red satin) and Sail La Vie (a bright mid-tone orange Satin, $15.50 each
  • Lipglasses in Cut Loose (a white gold with pearl), Orange Tempera (a pale peach), Riviera Life (a bright tangerine), Blessedly (a rich pale coral), Send Me Sailing (a bright yellowish red), $15.50 each
  • Pro Longwear Lip Pencil in Saunter (a pale nude beige), Throw Me a Line! (a bright true red) and Shore Leave (a light vibrant coral), $19 each
  • Eye Shadows in Crystal Avalance (a white with reflects with a veluxe pearl finish), Barefoot (a tarnished gold veluxe pearl), Jaunty (a light frosty yellowish beige),
  • Feeling Fresh (a frosty bright green) and Nautical (a navy blue satin), $16 each
  • Pigments in Old Gold (a high frosted tarnished gold) and Naval Blue (a deep frosty smoky blue), $21
  • Powerpoint Eye Pencils in Handforged (a metallic yellowish gold), Emerald Sea (a kelly green) and Blue Stripe (a dark navy), $16 each
  • Zoom Waterfast Lash, $15
  • Bronzing Powders in Soft Sand (a golden bronze with fine gold pear), Refined Golden (a finely spun golden with soft pearl finish), $24 each
  • Pro Longwear Bronzing Powders in Nude on Board (a bronzy, yellow tone) and Sun Dipped (a dirty red tone), $28 each
  • High-Light Powder in Crew (a soft peachy cream with fine shimmer), $28
  • Powder Blushes in Launch Away! (a true peach with a satin finish) and Fleet Fast (a pinky, golden coral with a satin finish), $21
  • Nail Lacquers in Vestral White (a creamy white) and Touch of Red (a creamy bright yellowish red), $16
  • MAC to the Beach Body Oils in Seaside (a dirty blush pink with multidimensional sparkles) and Man Rays (a glowing an with multidimensional golden shimmer), $22.50 each
  • Suntints SPF 20 Liquid Lip Balms in Sea Mist (a peachy nude with multidimensional pearl), Abalone (a see through hot pink with no pearl), Au Rose (a poppy coral pink with golden pearl), $16 each
  • Brush in 167SE Face Blender, $34
  • Gone Sailing Makeup Bag Set, $35
  • Gone Sailing Tote, $45

We’ll take a closer look at some of the pieces before we set sail. In the meantime (maritime?), let me know what you think. You’re a valued member of the crew, and Captain Tabs would like your opinion. πŸ™‚

Your friendly neighborhood dedicated sailor,



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  1. Jennifer says:

    This looks like the perfect collection for redheads.

  2. Janelle says:

    Wow. This collection is gorgeous! I’m excited to try the liquid lip balms. I better get my but to my local MAC for this collection!!!

  3. Cate says:

    I’m definitely interested in checking out the lipsticks in this collection, especially the reds! I like the looks of Salute!, but I have a feeling it will be utterly unflattering on my skin tone. I’ve never tried a Mac bronzer, so I think I will pick one of those up too! This collection seems really fun.

    • Karen says:

      Hi Cate,

      The bronzers are really nice. I’ve used several MAC ones and they they look natural on the skin and never break me out. Which one are you thinking about getting?

  4. Let says:

    The Lip Pencils and Suntints (Au Rose and Abalone) look nice. Other than those, the rest are kinda meh to me.

  5. Abigail C says:

    I wish I could afford MAC all these tones are so beautiful I am definitely going to try and buy atleast one

  6. Louise says:

    Oh hmm that highlight looks like it might be a bit too pigmented for my fair skin- might make a nice blush though! I love the look of those lipglasses on you! So juicy & bright πŸ™‚

    xx Louise
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  7. The lipglasses and the Fleet Fast blush look gorgeous!
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  8. Joyce says:

    I’m getting the Jaunty eyeshadow and Crew highlighter from this collection. Can’t wait!! =)
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  9. Jenn says:

    That highlight powder looks awesome!! Is its cream or powder? Or a hybrid? πŸ™‚

  10. Tracy says:

    Oh man! This collection looks so good! Dang it, I thought I was done buying summer collections haha!
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  11. Marsy says:

    Great pics! I have a suggestion: could you include your skin type NC/NW when you post your swatches. It would be very helpful to know how the undertones pull the shades certain skin types. Thanks.

  12. Nicole says:

    I’m excited for the lipsticks as well as the blushes. The Jaunty eyeshadow looks like a more frosty Naked Lunch color.

  13. shamil says:

    I really love this collection. I’m so going to buys a bunch of things lol. When i do ill definitely be doing a review on them on my channel its http://www.youtube.com/user/shamil222 if you guys are interested.

    Amazing pictures by the way! XoXo

  14. Shauna says:

    I want, I need Salute!

    • Karen says:

      Hi Shauna,

      Ya know, I was actually surprised to like that color. Although it has a sort of concealer lips vibe to it, it’s still very easy to apply and wear.

  15. Come to mommy, Old Gold! One day or another I’ll get cha get cha get cha get cha!!!

    I’m actually a fan of most eyeshadows in this collection, but I do own similar things already so I didn’t get any. Old Gold on the other hand… *drools like a big dog*

  16. Nina says:

    This one doesnt float my boat. For some reason, I am not sure what. πŸ™‚

  17. I’m interested in the shadows and sun tints. I’m anxious to find out your faves!

    • Karen says:

      Hi Kajal Couture,

      I’m actually really loving the neutrals from the shadows I’ve tried. The green shade looks kinda like MAC Fresh Flare. Still, it’s pretty. As for the Sun Tints, to be honest, they all look kinda the same on my lips.

  18. Selina says:

    Love the send me sailing lipglass! Do you find that it is as high maintenance as Russian Red?

  19. Monique says:

    Your love for your cat is adorable. If I were a cat, I’d want Karen to be my human! I’m not impressed with this collection…I appreciate your reviews and swatches…I don’t live near a MAC or Sephora and these reviews help me alot!

    • Karen says:

      Aww, thanks Monique. I do love that husky ball of fur, it’s true. πŸ™‚

      So tell me what you’re liking from the collection so far! πŸ™‚

  20. Chris25 says:

    The glosses look so pretty!

  21. Trina J says:

    The packaging is super cute! So funny I actually worked for MAC when some of the other products you mentioned were launched. There are definitely some similarities between products, but it all for the love of makeup…can’t wait to get me hands on Red Racer and Send Me Sailing!!

    Thanks for sharing πŸ™‚

  22. Phyrra says:

    That green is so pretty on you!
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  23. Pink Fiary says:

    loooove looove loooove these collection *_*

  24. Erin says:

    When I saw your eye makeup i instantly said WOW! So I’ll be taking my happy little butt to the counter once these are available. I’m looking for a good update for summer and far away from my same ‘ol same neutrals. LOVE THIS!

    Here’s a kitty for you 🐱

    • Karen says:

      Hi Erin,

      Yay, a kitty! Thank you. πŸ™‚

      So glad to hear you like this collection. The greens and blues are perfect to add to your neutrals (I’m a neutrals kinda girl, too).

      Have you been following MAC for long? I

  25. Joanna says:

    From all the swatch I love the lipglass

  26. Riviera Life is so gorgeous on you, Karen! And those Suntints are pretty too (even though they look a bit too watery…)
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  27. So much to choose from πŸ™‚ Seeing the MAC summer collection is becoming one of the signs that spring is just about over and soon it will be beach and bbq time!
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    • Karen says:

      YES! I’m already looking forward to eating all the delicious sides like potato salad, macaroni salad, watermelon, corn …

      Holy crap I’m hungry, LOL!

      Anywho, are you planning on picking up anything from this launch?

  28. Alissa says:

    Awesome review. I just per-ordered To Catch a Sailor, Red Racer and Au Rose. All the colors looks great on you. Thanks for sharing.

  29. Tor says:

    I’m lusting after both of the pigments! I’m a sucker for anything nautical, though.
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  30. KK says:

    So happy for the Suntints! I love them, and they’re my favorite lip product for summer. I’ll definitely be picking up at least 2 of the colors.

  31. Kristine says:

    I was looking forward to this collection, but now that I see how beautiful the colors look on you I am even more excited! I hope the colors will look great on me as well. I am between a NC 20-NC25.

  32. Adrienne says:

    Im liking some colors (feeling fresh, naval blue, and those nicely pigmented bright lipglosses!), but I think it’s rude that MAC decides to get (moderately) creative with the packaging (its cute -I admit – but just stripes on top of the packaging they already produce), and they make the consumer pay for it πŸ™ Big “uncool move” in my book!

    Stripes on the top of the eyeshadow compact are not worth, what, like an extra $1 per every single shadow. There are many parts of the MAC company that I really respect, I just wish they wouldn’t do stuff like this πŸ™

    I also wish the highlighter was lighter! As a very pale, huge pored girl, I would kill for a well priced (read: applicable for macy’s discount, haha) non shimmery/non shiny/non high sheen highlighter!

  33. Abby says:

    Hi Karen! i love your blog and you look so pretty in all the colours πŸ™‚
    Thank you for your reviews and swatches πŸ˜€

  34. Kiewwa01 says:

    This post is awesome! I’ve purchased some of the stuff online, but the thing I’m most curious about is the suntints, I brought au rose, are they sticky? Your blog is great! You’ve been bookmarked πŸ™‚ Kiewwa01 xx

  35. Celine V says:

    I love your blog! I have nc42 skin also and have ordered the Salute! lipstick to try as a nude color. Did you use any liners or moisturizers to get the nude look you have in the photo? I’ve heard that the lipstick is a little trickier to apply from other reviews.

    Ps. Are you by any chance filipina? I am too!

  36. That fresh minty green on your eyes is perfection Karen!
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  37. I love your eye makeup for this look! Green and gold looks FABULOUS on you!
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