MAC Naked Honey Body Wash: Warm, Soothing and a Touch Sweet

Published in: MAC Makeup, Product Reviews, Skin Care


Introducing MAC Naked Honey Body Wash ($19.50), one of the new body care products being released with the upcoming collection (arrives June 11). 🙂


Now close your eyes…

Picture the pages of a Pottery Barn catalog. A tranquil bedroom, dark, except for the flickering light from dozens of honey-scented candles. In the center of the room — a beautiful four-poster bed with fresh, soft cotton sheets covered in lavender and jasmine petals…

That’s the way I think MAC Naked Honey Body Wash smells to me — warm, soothing, and a touch sweet.

In the shower, the gel lathers into a rich foam that rinses completely away. It leaves my skin feeling lightly hydrated and smelling sweet like honey for hours.

It contains something MAC refers to as bio-converted honey, moisturizing waxes derived from lavender, narcissus and jasmine flowers; as well as the extract of the blue agave plant (the same plant used to make tequila, mezcal and pulque) to moisturize and cleanse the skin.

The body wash joins a few other body care products in the 13-piece Naked Honey collection like a skin salve ($18.50), a hand and body cream ($22.50) and a fragrance (called Creations, $22.50).

I haven’t smelled any of those yet, but I hope they smell just like the body wash because this stuff’s downright heavenly.

MAC Naked Honey Body Wash

Price: $19.50 for a 3.4 fl-oz. bottle
Use: A scented body wash to cleanse, moisturize and scent the skin
Makeup and Beauty Blog Rating: A

You might like MAC Naked Honey Body Wash if…

  1. …you’re a die-hard MAC devotee and love their seasonal body product releases,
  2. …you enjoy lightly sweetened scents,
  3. …you want a body wash that leaves you feeling soothed and relaxed when you step out of the shower,
  4. …your skin needs light moisturization.

NOTE: For a $20 body wash, the 3.4-oz. tube that Naked Honey Body Wash comes in is pretty small, fitting almost entirely in the palm of my hand. It’s a definite splurge, but a little does go a long way…and that counts for something.

Speaking of body washes…

I wish MAC would release a Naked Honey pet shampoo because Tabs needs a bath like Heidi Montag needs a clue.


He got back from Hotel Cattyfornia smelling like a bouquet of musk, rabbit pellets and cat butt, yuk!

He doesn’t know it yet, but there’s a bath in his immediate future. 🙂

Have you ever tried to bathe a cat? It makes going to the dentist seem like a day at the fair!

Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,



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  1. Jenna says:

    My dad’s cat LOVES taking a bath. When she hears the water running she runs into the bathroom all excited and jumps in the tub. It’s the weirdest thing.

  2. Shiny says:

    I cannot imagine the joys of cat bathing. We wash the pup in the laundry room sink with nice warm water and gentle shampoo. He cries like he is being beaten. Good luck!

  3. wendy says:

    I love honey in all its variety’s, So I think i will fell for this product!

  4. Christina says:

    Oh my gosh, are you sure you aren’t working for MAC? 😉

    Your description sounds amaaaaaazing… and makes me really sad that I’m not in bed or showering with this body wash…

    Just in case you forget what a great writer you are, Karen, that *really* made me want to go shopping.

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  5. NINA says:

    Good luck with bathing Tabs, Karen. I hope it goes well, and ill say a prayer for you (and Tabs) that it does. I love body washes … and the Naked Honey Body Wash seems sumptuous! 🙂

  6. Felis says:

    Might want to try one of the spray-on dry shampoos on Senor Tabs! I use it on my cat The Dingo because if I tried to wet him down… well, let’s just say I’d have to sell off my nail polish collection.

  7. Tania says:

    Oh my! You are brave for bathing Tabs yourself! We always took Sasha to the vet and let the pros give her a summer special (bath with flee dip). I figured that they are pros they can handle it. Watch out though! Some vets don’t bathe cats they shave ’em. Imagine Tabs looking like Mr. Biggelsworth from Austin Powers! 🙁

  8. “because Tabs needs a bath like Heidi Montag needs a clue.”
    What a good LOL there!

    When it comes to bathing my Fifi and MooMoo, it’s a breeze. But it’s my other cat, Anjelie that’s a pain in the butt when it comes to cleaning her! She’s a special cat with a special mental disorder; she would basically bite and scratch anyone who lands a finger on her. Imagine to bathe her…

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  9. Tekoa says:

    I read in my cat book that bathing a feline is best done as a two person job. Oh El Hub!

  10. Rachel says:

    It does sound a bit pricy for me (especially for the size), but if I was in a splurgy-mood I would do it for honey. I like honey-ish scents.

    With Fate (my cat), she is so weird with water! She likes to jump onto the rim of my bath tub when I’m in it, and sometimes she won’t even notice when her tail has fallen into the water, like it will be partially submerged, and she will be completely oblivious! Yet, she hates this anti-dander spray that I bought at the vet’s. Whenever I tried to spray her fur, she would run away right away! I haven’t given her a bath in nearly 4 years… as far as I can remember. I can guarantee that if I tried to, I would be left with claw marks allover my arms and she would be a sourpuss.

  11. Vonvon says:

    I haven’t tried any body care products from MAC before. But I’m definitely going to the MAC store once this (and the entire collection) hit our MAC stores here!!!!!!

    Honey!!!! Yummy-yum-yum….slurp!!! 😉

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  12. Kate & Zena says:

    Oh, ew. I hate it when Zena rolls in something and she smells. Giving her a bath is a lot easier since I’ve been working on keeping her calm and what not (she was worse than a cat before). The best thing I can suggest for giving Tibby Tabs a bath is give lots and lots of praise, stay calm (pets have this uncanny sense to know when you’re frustrated), use the spray nozzle on your sink and stick cotton balls in Tabs ears BEFORE you bath him. Zena’s problem with baths is that she hates her paws getting wet, so we bought a spray nozzle attachment thinger for the shower and use that instead of filling the tub with water.

    Pet massage is great too before baths to calm them down. If Zena is really anxious, I give her a little dog massage before I carry her to the tub. I set up all the things I need for her bath before I bring her in there. I always have a treat ready after her bath and I’ve dried her so I can say, “Good job, Zena! Here you go!”

  13. JillyB says:

    My hubby has taken our cat in the shower with him, once when she got in the fireplace and came out all sooty (she’s white.) She wasn’t very happy but it was easier for him to keep her contained with the shower doors shut. I stood outside with a towel for the snatch and grab. Wouldn’t want to do it again though.

  14. Jennifer says:

    oh man that sounds HEAVENLY! I’ve never ever spent that much on bodywash before but reading this makes me want it BAD!

    As for my cat ichigo, i still have scars all over my arms and legs after bathing him years ago. i even looked up how to wash cats, and yes it was a two person job! Trying to sum up the courage to someday do it again.. but highly unlikely!

  15. ali says:

    good luck with giving Tabs a bath! would love to hear how that turns out haha whenever i bathe any of my pets they always come out disgruntled and poofy from the hair dryer 🙂

  16. Solé says:

    I was all set to spring for the shower gel since you made it sound so delicious. All the “if you…” statements applied to me so I got pretty excited about it – until you mentioned the price. I feel a little strained spending $19 on a Philosophy shower gel and those suckers are 16 ounces. I would have to be among the employed again to be able to justify that purchase. But I will be wishing I could afford it. 🙁

    I had a cat a few years ago who was totally patient when it came to bathing – but he only let me do it. Just like clipping his claws, he would freak out if anyone else tried, but he just sat there (clearly nervous but not moving a muscle) when I did it. He was such a sweetie. I think it was the trust between us that made him stick it out. But I also got him used to bathing at a very young age so that might help too.

  17. Glosslizard says:

    One thing that I find very useful is to use the scruff of a cat’s neck to restrain him/her! It seems to kick in the instinct that kittens have to be still and tuck their feet up so mama can carry them! Maybe if El Hub holds Tabs’ scruff while you scrub? Then follow up with a post-bath catnip-and-treat-fest to facilitate forgiveness! 😉

  18. Rani says:

    Lol…I hear you on the cat bathing! Used to have 2 cats and bathing was hell! That and taking them in the car (for the drive to the vet) was never ever fun! Good luck Karen:)

  19. Michelle says:

    Good luck Karen, I used to work at an animal hospital and clients would ask the dr’s to prescribe a mild tranquilizer for their cat just to bathe them! Also, make sure el hub is w/you, it always took two groomers to bathe a cat!

  20. Stacie says:

    Oh, I hate bathing cats! That is never fun! One time, my larger cat had an accident on himself (long story), so I had to bathe him right away. The best part? We had no hot water at the time. Cold bath+cat that hasn’t been declawed=pain. I hope I never have to do that again!

  21. Catherine says:

    Hehehehehe, good luck with Tabs’ bath!

    I don’t use shower gels anymore. Really like my hand-poured cold process soap… but this… looks like a splurge I might make. Although, I’ve been eyeing one of the Philosophy shower gels for a while too, lol.

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