Hey, Sailor! (That never gets old.) Why yes, I am wearing MAC Riviera Life Lipglass
Oh. My. Gawd! You’re not gonna believe this (and you’d be wise not to), but I had a run-in with Ry-Ry! It was yesterday in line at Starbucks. There I was, just minding my own beeswax, when in walks Mr. Ryan Gosling himself!
He had on a tight white t-shirt, drawstring linen capri pants and a pair of brown boat shoes. I couldn’t see his rippling abs through his t-shirt…but I knew they were there. Watching me.
So he walks over, right? Right over to me, because I’m the last person in line, and says, “Can I buy you a drink?”
I’m like, “Shyeah!”
I tell him I’ll take a Grande Soy Chai Latte — no foam, please — and he asks if I want to go out sailing on his schooner.
I don’t know what a schooner is, but what the hell am I gonna say — no? I tell him, “Sure, Ryan, but before we go, I gotta touch up my Lipglass.”
He says, “No worries, boo. I hope you like the Riviera, because that’s where we’re going. Flight leaves in an hour.”
I’m shocked. Totally speechless. And then it hits me — what about my cat!? El Hub will probably understand — I mean, it’s Ryan Gosling! — but Tabs?
And then, as if sensing my concern, Ryan gently places his finger on my lips and says, “If you’re worried about Tabs, he can come too.”
I just about died!
But then I woke up.
Send Me Sailing (please, Ryan?)
Talk about rude awakenings. But I still felt somehow close to Ryan in that moment, like, connected by the dream, so I shut my eyes really tight and wished for the dream to come true…
Sure enough, it worked!
Well, mostly. Not the part about Ryan Gosling (damn!), but the part about the Lipglass from the MAC Hey, Sailor! collection.
The five $15.50 Lipglasses in the release drop anchor on MAC counters and maccosmetics.com on May 24. They range from pale to bright warm shades of peach, coral and orange, punctuated by red and gold.
The MAC Hey, Sailor! Lipglass lineup includes…
- Cut Loose: a white golden pearl
- Orange Tempera: a pale peach
- Riviera Life: a bright tangerine
- Blessedly: a pale, rich coral
- Send Me Sailing: a bright yellowish red
Here are my thoughts on three of the five Hey, Sailor! shades…
Send Me Sailing: A heat spell hits Russian Red! I feel like I’ve been waiting decades for a color like this — a warm-toned version of Russian Red Lipglass!
It lasts for hours, but when it does eventually wear off, it leaves behind a beautiful deep red matte stain on my lips. So pretty!
Sure, because it is so pigmented, it likes to migrate, but I work around that by lining my lips first with a lip liner like Pro Longwear Lip Pencil in Throw Me a Line!, also from MAC Hey, Sailor! But any yellowish red liner should do. You might try MAC Pro Longwear Lip Pencil in Kiss Me Quick…whose name reminds me of The Cure.
MAKEUP AND BEAUTY BLOG RATING: A+
It’s spiced with fine flecks of golden shimmer and hasn’t met an orange, coral or reddish coral lipstick in my collection that it doesn’t like to be layered with. You might try it with MAC Lady Danger, So Chaud or Crosswires.
One layer lasts for hours, until it leaves behind an orange lip stain (almost like getting two MAC products for the price of one).
OOH! I just thought of something I’d like to try… What about pairing Riviera Life with an eye look of nude shadow on the lids and a couple layers of blue mascara? I think that sounds like fun.
MAKEUP AND BEAUTY BLOG RATING: A+
Orange Tempera: I like this creamy pale peach just fine — it’s much lower maintenance than the other shades I’ve tried — but I feel like MAC cheesed out by re-releasing this color so soon after the Fall Colour collection.
It layers like a champ, but I find myself using it sparingly. If I’m not careful, it can look milky on my lips.
As a side, doesn’t it seem like MAC recycles colors more often than they used to?
MAKEUP AND BEAUTY BLOG RATING: B
Lipglasses from the left: Orange Tempera, Riviera Life and Send Me Sailing, $15.50 each
Orange Tempera, Riviera life and Send Me Sailing
Essie Bikini So Teeny
Not MAC related, but I thought you might still be interested in this. I was poking around on the Essie website and spotted a new summer collection called Bikini So Teeny.
I think the pictures gave me Mojito Madness… LOL!
That’s one of my favorite summer drinks, and here I think it’s a green that looks like it would be a lot of fun on toes.
Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,
P.S. What have you been up to this afternoon? I think I might stop by Sephora after work to look around…
Notice I said “look,” so if I come home with anything, feel free to politely scold me.