MAC’s To The Beach Body Oils Gleam Like Seaside Man Rays on My Skin, LOL! (I Know That’s Total Nonsense)
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 Caudalieâ€™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.
Itâ€™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
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