The Four Glittery New MAC Temperature Rising Lipglasses Turn Up the Heat on Summer Eye Looks

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MAC Soft Serenade Lipglass

Soft Serenade Lipglass

“It was a steamy night — hot like Manila in July — and I was feeling naughty.”

That could either be the beginning of a bad piece of pulp fiction or a commercial for MAC’s new 28-piece summer collection, Temperature Rising. Either way, it sounds hot, right?

MAC Temperature Rising Lipglasses from the left: Liquid Passion, Soft Serenade, Underdressed and Rhythm

From the left: Liquid Passion, Soft Serenade, Underdressed and Rhythm

If last year’s dimpled, cheerful Hey Sailor was a celebration of pin-up girl fun in the sun, this year’s Temperature Rising is like meeting a boy at a dubstep club and dancing your @ss off past curfew.

Steamy neutrals, feverish flecks of gold and copper and sizzling taupe, peach, magenta and charcoal set this new 28-piece collection ablaze.

It’s hot stuff! — and I want to watch it burn all day and night…

MAC Temperature Rising Lipglasses from the left: Liquid Passion, Soft Serenade, Underdressed and Rhythm

From the left: Liquid Passion, Soft Serenade, Underdressed and Rhythm

Stay hydrated, because the four Lipglasses ($16.50 each) in this launch can cause overheating, especially if you like wearing neutral lips with bold summer eyes.

Together, creamy nude Liquid Passion (like a peachier version of Spite); pearly, neutral pink Soft Serenade; pearly, plummy bronze Underdressed and pearly magenta-violet Rhythm complete an entire wardrobe of neutral summer lips, covering you for everything from bronze smokey eyes to eye looks with shimmery blues and greens.

MAC Temperature Rising Lipglass Swatches from the left: Liquid Passion, Soft Serenade, Underdressed and Rhythm

Swatches from the left: Liquid Passion, Soft Serenade, Underdressed and Rhythm

MAC Liquid Passion Lipglass

Liquid Passion Lipglass

MAC Rhythm Lipglass

Rhythm Lipglass

MAC Underdressed Lipglass

Underdressed Lipglass

Best for: gals who like to turn up the heat on soft-looking neutral lips. Pair any of these with smokey eyes or other bold eye looks before you head out to that beach bonfire this summer.

PRICE: $16.50 each (notice the special packaging) for a 0.17-ounce tube
AVAILABILITY: Coming May 16 to and May 23 to MAC counters and stores

Adventures in Accessories

I feel like getting some new accessories this summer, but I don’t want to go all out with real jewelry (because I tend to lose it all when I do), so I was thinking of something like Bauble Bar.

They sell lots of fun, colorful costume bling, and most of it’s pretty affordable, from $20-50.


I’ve got my eye on these Mrs. Roper-style bib necklaces… Then I’d just need a matching muumuu. πŸ™‚

Are you familiar with Bauble Bar? I’m curious about the durability of their jewelry. Do you know if it lasts? I can’t stand it when stuff falls apart after I wear it once (*cough* Forever 21 *cough*).

Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,



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  1. Karen says:

    Beautiful Karen! Love it love it love it!!! please don’t make me buy these!! I already noticed they have a bronzing oil!!!! are you going to review that??? eeeeekkkk!!!

  2. Sunny says:

    Whoa, are those the Chanel eyeshadow pencils on your lids? Sorry I know I should be looking at the glosses, but I can’t help it! I like how sparkling some of these are, but I am essentially not a gloss girl πŸ˜‰
    Sunny recently posted … Gotta Have It: Chanel Coco Mademoiselle Eau de Parfum

  3. Iris says:

    Karen, you’ve been looking especially gorgeous these days! Did you lose weight or what’s the secret? πŸ˜€ And have you looked at Jewelmint? I have a couple of their pieces and they are good quality for $30 a pop and quite durable.

  4. Agata says:

    Wow, Karen. You do look like you’re ready to dance your night away. You look stunning. What are you wearing on your eyes? I like both necklaces. I like the necklaces at Nordstrom and Macy’s. Also have you ever been on Lori’s Shoes website? They have gorgepus shoes and some nice jewelery too. Also Etsy is a good place to look.

    • Karen says:

      Hi Agata,

      Happy Wednesday!

      So, the eyes. I’m wearing a bunch of Chanel Stylo Eyeshadows (like a crazy amount) because I tried to do the summer look that’s in the video on the Chanel website right now. I have the breakdown listed underneath the last face pic in this post:

      I love Nordstrom necklaces too. They usually last and don’t oxidize!

      Oh, and thanks for the Lori’s Shoes website recommendation. I haven’t heard of them, so hopefully I’ll find some cute stuff!

      How has your week been? I feel like I haven’t talked to you in forever. It’s just been a little cray on this end.

      • Agata says:

        The eye make up is gorgeous and those Chanel sticks are fabulous!

        Not too much going on here, feeling kinda down lately. But it does seem like we haven’t talked in forever. Today just enjoying my day off. It’s beautiful out so I think I will go for a walk in a little bit and maybe clean the house a little bit! Nothing too crazy.

        • Karen says:

          The Chanel sticks are fun. Kinda of out there for Chanel, but it’s the stuff that gets remembered, you know?

          I think it’s natural to go through those hills and valleys when it comes too feeling up and down. I get that way too sometimes. When I feel kinda blah I try to take in the small things — a good cup of coffee, a chat with a friend, sunshine. πŸ™‚ Hopefully you’ll be back to feeling like your chipper self soon.

          Enjoy your walk today. What’s the weather like? We’re supposed to get up into the upper 80s, early 90s here, yikes!

          • Agata says:

            Thanks a lot Karen for your sweet words. It’s 68 here but it is warm compared to last week. And I swear the trees bloomed overnight!

  5. Monika says:

    I’ve bought numerous items from BaubleBar, and I’ve loved ALL of them! The jewelry does need to be taken care of, but it’s definitely not horrible, cheapy cheap stuff that will fall apart if you breathe the wrong way. The package the items in really nice velvet storage pouches, and it’s generally pretty great site to get cool jewelry that isn’t obscenely expensive.

    • Karen says:

      Hi Monika,

      Good to know. What pieces have you purchased and loved? There’s so much to choose from on the site, I almost don’t know where to start.

      Happy Wednesday!

      • Monika says:

        I really like the rose gold notch cuff, and I have a silver version of the gold gear necklace. I want to get the gold one because the silver one is so beautiful and unique and looks great with more formal clothing but can also be dressed down very easily!

  6. Katherine G says:

    You look GORGEOUS! Love your eye makeup and those lip glosses are so summery!

  7. Teri says:

    I’m mostly here because I am absolutely loving your eye look, haha! I love Mac lipglasses but your eyes are totally distracting me (in a good way tho!). It’s just so pretty!
    Teri recently posted … Mac Fashion Sets With Heroine Satin Eye Shadow and Embrace Me Lipglass

  8. fred54 says:

    It’s a lovely sring look:)

  9. Your eyes! Your lips! AMAZE.
    AND THAT’S IT. I better be seeing you sporting a muumuu and one of them necklaces on here soon girl!
    Tracy@Beauty Reflections recently posted … New! Yves Rocher Grand Rouge Lipsticks and Automatic Lip Liners

  10. Those lipgloss are amazing! U just want them all !!

    By the way, you are so beautiful !

  11. Danielle says:

    I have been obsessed with accessories lately! Those necklaces look really amazing!
    Danielle recently posted … April Favorites 2013

  12. Kim says:

    First of all, I totally laughed out loud about Mrs. Roper. I was thinking of Three’s Company a couple of weeks ago, which is actually a coincidence because how many people are thinking of that show, 100 years after it went off the air? πŸ™‚

    And I know it’s Temperature Rising but whenever I read it, all I can think of is “Humidity is rising…. barometer’s getting low…”. hee hee!

  13. Lavanity says:

    Love the bronzer, what is it?

  14. Marla says:

    Hi Karen!!! I love the tank & necklace you’re wearing!!! They look perfect with the glosses! Could you please share the details?

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