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.
It’s a beautiful pinkish coral color with golden pearl, and I can’t be the only person who also likes the name. I keep hearing the words “Bruce Springsheen,” and then I picture the little compact with tiny arms and legs playing a guitar…
Anyway! It illuminates the apples of my cheeks with a pretty pinkish coral while the golden pearl in it makes my cheekbones softly glow.
I’m never not looking for ways to streamline my makeup routine and get out the door quicker, and that’s one of the reasons I like Springsheen, which isn’t new, but I only recently discovered it in the MAC permanent line.
My routine with it? — BB cream, powder, and then a couple layers of Springsheen on my cheeks. No need to wear a separate highlighter because Springsheen’s built-in pearl pretty much works the same way. Then I’ll do my lashes, brows and lips, either with a lipstick, or with a gloss with a hint of gold in it like MAC Nymphette, Big Baby or Nice Buzz.
The first time I swiped (Bruce) Springsheen on the back of my hand I thought, “Ooh, NARS Orgasm!” because it does look a little like that, but I think it’s more elegant. The golden pearl particles are finer and not as “in your face,” and I also just prefer the way Springsheen feels. I think it’s softer and smoother than Orgasm, and also easier to blend, methinks.
AVAILABILITY: A member of the MAC permanent line and available now online and at MAC counters
MAKEUP AND BEAUTY BLOG RATING: A
Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,