MAC Casual Colour in Keep in Casual
Casual Fridays? Pish-tosh! I vote we do Casual Mondays and Tuesdays instead.
Excuse me while I put my feet up before we chat, and feel free to let down your hair. This is an informal makeup event — a very casual affair hosted by the eight new limited edition MAC Casual Colours ($20 each).
Like stretchy pants, and conversations with friends you’ve known for years, these multi-purpose lip and cheek creams are verrry comfy.
Perhaps it’s no surprise that some of them are also a little lazy when it comes to color. The differences between a few of them — Have a Lovely Day, Keep It Loose, Lazy Sunday and Relaxation — are somewhat lost on my pigmented lips and NC42 skin. With those few, lighter lasses should have better luck discerning the subtle differences between the colors.
MAC Casual Colour clockwise from the purple pot on the lower left: Evening Stroll, Have a Lovely Day!, Keep It Casual, Keep It Loose, Lazy Sunday, Out for fun, Relaxation and Weekend Getaway
MAC Casual Colour swatches from the left: Evening Stroll, Have a Lovely Day!, Keep It Casual, Keep It Loose, Lazy Sunday, Out for fun, Relaxation and Weekend Getaway
Keep It Loose
Have a Lovely Day (click here for face shots of Lazy Saturday, Out for Fun and Weekend Getaway)
As for wear time, it’s not bad. I get from 3-4 hours on both my lips and cheeks.
Getting to know the MAC Casual Colours
- All eight limited edition shades are neither scented nor flavored.
- I wouldn’t call them drying…but they could stand to be a little more moisturizing.
- They’re easy to apply with fingers on both lips and cheeks.
- I’d characterize the finish as somewhere between a matte and a soft sheen.
- I think they look particularly fetching on bare skin or atop tinted moisturizer, but they can look a little patchy when worn with full-coverage products like liquid and stick foundation.
PRICE: $20 each
AVAILABILITY: Available now at maccosmetics.com and coming June 7 to North American MAC counters and stores; internationally, later this month
MAKEUP AND BEAUTY BLOG RATING: B+
Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,
P.S. Hope your day went well. Mine seemed to fly by, maybe because I was trying out a new time management thing with my iPhone that I heard about last weekend.
Basically, it’s like what I do for Tabs,
nagging reminding him throughout the day about his different appointments and tasks, except it involves using the Reminders feature on the phone. The reminders pop up to tell me exactly when I should be starting and finishing things.
2:35PM: STOP researching ways to manufacture your very own iPhone hard case.
The truth is, I need the help when it comes to time management, because I tend to dilly dally if left to my own devices…unless they start with an ‘i’, as in iPhone. LOL!
Hopefully the incessant chirping from my phone helps to keep me on track.
What do you do to stay on task? Do you ever use a timer, or can you recommend any productivity apps?