“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?
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…
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.
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 maccosmetics.com and May 23 to MAC counters and stores
MAKEUP AND BEAUTY BLOG RATING: A
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.
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,