Neat and New to Me
Unlike my Unsung Heroes series, which features permanent collection products I’ve known and loved a long time, the Neat and New to Me series showcases permanent collection products that slipped under my radar for a while, but then I discovered them! — and now I think they’re neat and new to me.
This peachy brown matte blush’s name reminds me of going to the beach back in the day, back when it seemed like every family had a bottle of good ol’ Coppertone sunscreen with them.
Oh, the way it smelled! — like long sunny days, sand in your toes, salt water in your hair, ham and cheese sandwiches… Or was that just in my family? LOL!
I can’t deny that I was hoping MAC Matte Blush in Coppertone ($22) would smell the same way, but alas, it doesn’t. It has the familiar non-fragrance of a regular blush.
Even so, this Coppertone is anything but regular. It’s similar (but not identical) to MAC Gingerly Blush — like the two of them could be sisters. Coppertone, with her deeper, richer red, would just be the bossier, more outgoing older beach babe sister.
When I wear it on my cheeks, I feel like I’ve just spent an entire day playing in the sand and riding the rides at the Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk (I haven’t done that in YEARS).
I like both of these blushes this time of year because I love how they look with a tan, but I’ll grab Coppertone more often when I’m too lazy to bust out the bronzer. I just think that its deeper, redder tones already mimic the look of bronzed, toasty skin (and without, ya know, having to use actual bronzer).
Oh, and FYI, Coppertone adores olive skin tones — and just about all skin tones, for that matter, especially if they’re rockin’ a tan. I think it looks great on pale pretties and darker damsels alike.
AVAILABILITY: A member of the MAC permanent collection, and available now online and at MAC stores and counters
MAKEUP AND BEAUTY BLOG RATING: A
Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,
P.S. Have a terrific Tuesday, babe.
P.P.S. Guess which resident territorial tabby cat busted out of his harness to chase down a fluffy brown cat when he spotted it on his walk this morning.
It was terrible! Tabs bolted and was out of his leash in half a second. Before I knew what was happening, they were both running full speed behind the neighbor’s garage. Luckily the other cat escaped before Tabs reached it, but it was like Tabs was possessed! He was hissing and all puffed up.
Bad tabby. 🙁