Wearing MAC Tendertone Lip Balm in Hot ‘N’ Saucy
Life is filled with difficult decisions, like trying to figure out what you want to be when you grow up, or choosing between the hella cute but crazy uncomfortable shoes and the not-so-cute ones you can actually walk in…
Thankfully, some decisions are easy, like, if you’re wondering whether you should add a MAC Tendertone Lip Balm in your life, the short answer is “yes!”
Like makeup angels, these moisturizing lip balms float in and out of MAC’s limited edition lines every once in a while, bringing with them the benefits of SPF 12, and whenever they do, MAC mavens eagerly snatch them up.
This time, with the Cook MAC collection, there are four Tendertones on the menu — Tread Gently (a soft lime green with yellow pearl), Purring (a sheer tangerine with pearl), Hush Hush (a sheer gold golden pearl) and Hot ‘n’ Saucy (a soft cherry red) — and each costs $15.
At the time of this writing, they’re shown as “sold out” on MAC’s website, but I do see three of the four shades online at nordstrom.com. They should also be available at local MAC stores and counters.
Now, my love affair with these lip balms runs deep. All the way back to a tropical paradise in 2007…
I was on a trip to Hawaii visiting family and brought a bunch of different lip balms with me, but the only one I wore the entire time was a mid-tone pink Tendertone named Take a Hint.
The new colors in Cook MAC represent everything I love about this line of moisturizing lip conditioners. They’re non-sticky, heroically hydrating and carry a faint strawberry flavor and fragrance I like (for the record, both fade fairly fast). The addition of SPF 12 is another nice touch.
And since they aren’t incredibly pigmented, I can apply them without needing the help of a mirror.
Tendertone Lip Balms clockwise from the orange shade on the left: Purring, Hot ‘n’ Saucy, Hush, Hush and Tread Gently, $15 each
Tendertones swatches from the left: Tread Gently, Purring, Hot ‘n’ Saucy and Hush Hush
Whenever I take a Tendertone with me on the road, I try to also remember to bring along Purell or Wet Ones wipes. That way, I can sanitize my fingers before dipping them into the pot.
That’s one minor ding I have against these potted products — convenient, they are not. Maybe someday MAC will release a Tendertone in a tube.
PRICE: $15 each
AVAILABILITY: Available now at MAC counters, in stores and also online
MAKEUP AND BEAUTY BLOG RATING: A
Less than four hours till Friday…
I kid you not, I’ll be in bed by 9. No idea why, but I’m exhausted tonight. Zzzz…
Enough about that, though. How was the rest of your Thursday? What was the highlight?
Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,