Well these are kinda fun! The new MAC Hey, Sailor! collection also stars a couple of limited edition MAC To The Beach Body Oils ($22.50 each), shimmery sprays of soothing, moisturizing oil that dry down to a sheer, shimmery sheen.
Available in two lightly tinted shades — Seaside, a dirty, blushy pink with multidimensional sparkles; and Man Rays, a glowing tan with multidimensional golden shimmer — both have a very faint almond and honey scent.
They apply slick, but quickly dry in about a minute, and leave behind neither a heavy nor sticky film.
MAC formulated them with a soothing fusion of moderately moisturizing botanical oils. My dry skin appreciates the extra hydration, but it craves a little more, so I’ve been starting with a layer of a separate body lotion worn beneath (otherwise, I grow alligator skin!), and this week that’s been Caudalie’s Nourishing Body Lotion, which I’m loving so far.
I like the diminutive, almost microscopic flecks of glitter, but the formula’s quite thin. I mean, it probably should be thin for something like this, but it’s so thin that I find myself using a lot, like 5-6 pumps per arm or leg. Anything less on my NC42 skin, and the effect is barely noticeable, if at all.
It’s funny, but I didn’t expect the lighter shade, Seaside, to show up at all on my skin, but it does. In fact, I think it’s more visible than its darker Man Rays counterpart, which reminds me of a quieter version of Nuxe’s Nuxe Huile Prodigieuse, whereas Seaside’s lighter pink and silver glitter contrast with my tan.
I think both are super pretty. I’m just afraid that one 1.7-ounce bottle won’t last long.
Oh, and bring the bottle and your big purse if you want the effect to last longer than 4-5 hours. On me, that’s about how long it takes for the glitter to completely flake away, making it time for a touch-up.
To the Beach Body Oil in Seaside (left) and May Rays (right), $22.50 each
Pro Longwear Bronzing Powder in Nude On Board and Refined Golden; MAC To The Beach Body Oil in Man Rays and Seaside
PRICE: $22.50 for a 1.7-ounce bottle
AVAILABILITY: Available online now at maccosmetics.com; coming to North American MAC counters and stores May 24
MAKEUP AND BEAUTY BLOG RATING: B
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