I don’t care that I look a little pervy when I rub my lips back and forth and mutter, “Mmmm…” under my breath after applying these MAC Cremesheen Glass lip glosses. I don’t care that my big toe throbs because I’m always dropping the tubes, which, by the way, are bigger and heavier than MAC Plushglasses and Lipglasses, on my foot (hurts like a mother!). I don’t care that I must spend half my day digging around in my purse looking for ‘em, either, since I have to reapply them every couple hours.
The MAC Cremesheen Glasses are some of the most comfortable, most moisturizing glosses I’ve used, and my dry lips love ‘em, which is why I always make room for them in my makeup bag.
The four creamy $20 shades in the Tropical Taboo collection are available online now, in stores and on counters.
There’s not a lot of big, flashy glitter in pale peach Calypso Beat, coral Fever Isle, pale pink Japanese Spring or eggplant Narcissus, and yet they shine. I think they pair perfectly with the Mineralize Rich Lipsticks, too, and contrast well with Tropical Taboo’s shimmery eyes and cheeks.
Additional MAC Tropical Taboo makeup worn in this look:
- Mineralize Eye Shadows in Dare to Bare, Tropic and Bossa Blue (lids)
- Kohl Powder Eye Pencils in Feline and Orpheus (lash lines)
- Mineralize Skinfinish in Rio (cheeks)
Of course, they’re also crazy hydrating. Next time I have to take a long flight (blast that dry, recycled airplane air), I’m bringing Calypso Beat and Japanese Spring with me. They’re so sheer that I can slick ‘em on without needing a mirror, and they add just enough color without leaving me looking like I’m trying too hard. Plus, unlike some pale, sheer glosses, the pigment doesn’t look patchy on my lips. Just smooth and even.
Being more pigmented than the other two, Fever Isle and Narcissus aren’t as effortless. I definitely need lip liner to keep them in place and a mirror to apply, but I don’t mind, because I love how flexible they are. I can wear just a little if I want to go sheer, or build them up when I’m in the mood for something bolder.
You can’t really go wrong with any of these shades, but if I had to pick faves, I’d go with Calypso Beat and Fever Isle. Calypso Beat is just gorgeous for a peachy nude lip that isn’t too pale or frosty, and Fever Isle just says “Summer” to me.
PRICE: $20 each
AVAILABILITY: Available now at MAC stores, counters and online
MAKEUP AND BEAUTY BLOG RATING: A
New alarm clock
I usually wake up to a tabby alarm clock, but I’ve been using something different lately…
The finch family that lives on the deck outside my bedroom goes bat sh*t crazy at 5 a.m. every morning, ON THE DOT. They chirp and whistle and sing, and yeah, it’s a pretty cool way to wake up. I just wish they had a snooze button.
I feel like I’ve been awake since the dawn of time…
Anywho, have yourself a lovely Thursday, okay?
Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,