Like deep green leaves bathed in the light of a full moon, these beautiful bulbs of tuberous terrific-ness gleam! — but not like high-shine metallics or frosts. Their sheen is more muted and shrewd than that…
I can really see it in the six Moody Blooms collection Sheen Supreme Lipsticks ($17 each).
While bronzy plum Moody Bloom and pinkish coral Phosphorescent radiate a few watts of warmth, most of these lecherous lippies live on the cool- and neutral-toned sides of the garden, which makes sense to me. I think it balances well with the warm earthy copper, brown, and warm pinkish gold eye makeup in the release.
As for the semi-opaque Sheen Supreme Lipstick formula, it still lets some of my natural lip color peek through, so these definitely aren’t sheer, and my lips like how they feel — plush, creamy and super soft, almost like a gloss.
As they fade on my lips over the course of about two hours, they leave behind a lovely stain — particularly the brighter colors, like pinkish coral Phosphorescent, my favorite of the bunch, and dark bluish pink Pheromonal.
Unfortunately, they aren’t the most moisturizing lip products in the glam garden, but I think they’ve improved over the original MAC Sheen Supremes released in 2011.
Those back then sucked all of the H2O out of my lips, but I think this batch in Moody Blooms is a little better.
They don’t completely dehydrate my lips, but if I lived in a desert, I think I’d probably apply a layer of lip balm first. I wore Phosphorescent a lot up in Napa last weekend, and it was hot and dry! By the end of the weekend trip, my pucker was starting to get a little parched.
With the exception of deep berry Venomous Violet, the solitary online exclusive shade, I think these are all great swipe-and-go products.
Venomous Violet, though, goes on a little patchy and uneven, and it’s a tad too eager to hop into my lip lines. When I apply just the littlest bit from the tube and pat it down with a finger, it’s better, but I think it would still benefit from a layer of liner.
Among this bouquet of Sheen Supreme blooms, the brights — Phosphorescent, Pheromonal and Lust Extract — are the standouts for me. Check ‘em out when the MAC Moody Blooms collection arrives at MAC counters and stores June 26 (online June 24).
**ALERT** Kate Spade sale! **ALERT**
I’m not sure if you’ve heard, but there’s a bunch of stuff on sale now at katespade.com, with some items marked down 75%.
The sale started yesterday and ends today at 11:59 p.m. Pacific, and you do have to give them an email address and a zip code to get access.
Thanks to El Hub and my birthday gift card, I picked up a Gwendolyn and a Terri Dress.
If you happen to see the Baxter Jacket in your size, OOH! — it’s super cute! I have the white one with black trim. Very Chanel, and it’s easy to dress up or down (NOTE: it stretches out a little, so if can’t decide between two sizes, you might want to go with the one that’s smaller).
Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,
For more MAC Moody Blooms collection coverage…
- With Pen Packaging, These MAC Moody Blooms Collection Sheen Supreme Lipglass Tints Do Some Things Write
- Beatiful Together and Apart: The MAC Moody Blooms Worldly Wealth and Bred For Beauty Blushes
- These Six MAC Moody Blooms Sheen Supreme Lipsticks Gleam Like a Dream
- The MAC Moody Blooms Fluidlines in Copperthorn, Nightshade and Black Ivy Look Wicked Good
- Worldly Wealth and Bred for Beauty, The Two New Blushes in the MAC Moody Blooms Collection, Plant Plenty of Pigment on Cheeks
- I Kudzu Not (Get It?): Make Room for the Eye Shadows From the MAC Moody Blooms Collection