I love blush more than drag queens love high heels, more than club kids love glow sticks, and more than cat ladies love fat, fluffy kittens with blue eyes and pink collars with rhinestones.
Coral and warm peach blushes are frequent summer stars, like the two $21 limited edition Powder Blushes from the MAC Hey, Sailor! collection, available online now at maccosmetics.com and coming to North American counters and stores May 24.
It’s interesting, but peachy Launch Away! and pinkish golden coral Fast Fleet aren’t what I typically expect from summer blushes. Maybe that’s why I like them so much.
I’m used to seeing brighter colors and bolder shimmer on cheeks in summer, but these babes seem fairly subdued by comparison, with a low-key soft focus satin finish.
Both are very forgiving, especially when it comes to my pores and fine lines, and they last an admirable 8-10 hours on my combination dry/oily cheeks.
The two new Hey, Sailor! Powder Blushes
Launch Away!: If you like NARS Sex Appeal blush, you just might love this easy-to-blend peach. It takes two layers to show up on my NC42 skin, but if you’re lighter than I am, you could easily get away with one. Launch Away! might not play well with very dark skin tones, but pale pretties who like the way they look in warm colors are in luck.
MAKEUP AND BEAUTY BLOG RATING: A
Fast Fleet: One light layer of this pigmented pinky golden coral delivers plenty of color. I love how it doesn’t compete for attention with the intense orange and red lip colors in the Hey, Sailor! collection, and I can’t wait to pair it with some of my bright MAC permanent line lip faves like Lychee Luxe, Cockney and Lady Danger. If you wear bold reds or coral lip looks often, ding-ding-ding! We have a winner here.
MAKEUP AND BEAUTY BLOG RATING: A+
Wearing Powder Blush in Fleet Fast
Wearing Launch Away!
Powder Blush in Fleet Fast, $21
Powder Blush in Launch Away!, $21
High-Light Powder in Crew; Powder Blush in Fleet Fast and Launch Away!
By going with a satin finish and subdued tones, MAC put an interesting twist on typical summer cheeks. I love how both blushes seem balanced beside Hey, Sailor’s bold
red, orange, blue and green shades.
Every day I find more to like about this collection…
Been meaning to tell you about this…
I was window shopping at the mall last weekend when I saw this little doo-hicky at Nordstrom called the Band Oh!
It’s a reversible tube top for layering under your clothes.
I have a couple of tops that are a little too low to wear without anything underneath them, so I snagged a gray one but have yet to try it out.
I’ll let you know how it goes!
I hope it doesn’t slip down and end up around my waist…
Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,