Why is it that I know I’d be utterly destroyed — as in completely heartbroken and shattered into a zillion tiny pieces — if my favorite strand of pearls were ever to be crushed, but I’m thrilled by the idea of there being actual crushed pearls in my MAC Cremesheen Lipsticks and Cremesheen Glasses?
I guess it’s just one of life’s many mysteries. I guess.
Of course, there aren’t actual crushed pearls in the MAC Cremesheen Lipsticks and Cremesheen Glasses that launched online today with the MAC Cremesheen Pearl collection (also coming to MAC stores and counters July 23).
I just like to pretend. 🙂
Naaaw, girl! The new collection of 10 lipsticks and five glosses, all in shades of pink, coral and red with Asian-inspired names, only appears to have been sprinkled with tiny bits o’ pearl so that your lips look lusciously lacquered and luminous like a strand of pearls, and the effect is — ooh-la-la! — so classy.
For the collection, MAC put a pearlescent twist on their familiar Cremesheen Lipstick and Cremesheen Glass formulas. With these shades, “pearlized pigments” give the classically creamy, luscious Cremesheen finish a subtle, shimmery glow.
Subtle is the key word, too. This ain’t no drag queen disco diva glitter (although that definitely has its time and place). These Cremesheens have more of an effervescent glow.
I’ve been wearing four of the 10 pearl-powered Cremesheen Lipsticks from the collection this week — Dozen Carnations, Nippon, Obi Orange and Pickled Plum — and the more intense colors like Pickled Plum and Obi Orange, leave behind a cool stain on my lips as they fade over the course of 3-4 hours.
Also, here are swatches of the other six MAC Cremesheen Lipsticks if you’re so inclined.
The stain even has little bits of micro-glitter for an unexpectedly elegant twist.
If you’re worried about not being able to get your paws on these before they disappear, not to worry. They aren’t going anywhere. All 15 new Cremesheen lipsticks and glosses in the MAC Cremesheen Pearl collection are being added to the permanent line.
The 10 Cremesheen Pearl Lipsticks ($16.50 each) include creamy mid-tone coral pink Nippon, pale peachy nude Koi Coral, bright carnation pink Star Magnolia, bright peachy pink Little Buddha, bright blue-pink Pickled Plum, bright yellow-orange Tokyo Tizzy, reddish orange Obi Orange, pinkish coral Pretty Boy, warm tomato red Dozen Carnations and Sweet Sakura, a true red with golden pearl.
And for even MOAR shine, the five new Cremesheen Pearl Glasses ($20 each) include cool pink Pagoda, light nude Double Happiness, peach coral Richer Lusher and creamy golden pearly yellowish pink Partial to Pink.
Of course, all of them also have MAC’s signature vanilla flavor and scent.
Now, I must bid you farewell so that I can start planning a trip to Tokyo, because you just know that I had to add this to my bucket list: “Must wear Tokyo Tizzy Lipstick to Tokyo!” 🙂
The New Friend Chronicles: Thursday, July 16, 2015
I met this adorable lady cat today on my walk…
We chatted about fur care and nails. Her name is Regina (“Gigi” for short).
Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,