The MAC Wash and Dry Collection Lipsticks: Helping Lips Look Lovely While Cleaning Up Their Act

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The four new MAC Wash and Dry collection lipsticks, $17.50 each

Oh, yeah, it’s about to get sudsy in here!!

Wait — what do you mean you don’t have any quarters?


None?? Not even one quarter…?

Who shows up to a laundromat without any quarters?

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MAC Wash and Dry Lipsticks from the left: Morange, Creme D’Nude, Steam Heat and Tumble Dry

LOL! I’m just kidding. 🙂 That’s alright. I brought enough quarters for both of us. Have a seat here next to me, and we’ll contemplate the four lipsticks from the new MAC Wash and Dry collection while we wait for our laundry to finish.

Steam Heat: This vivid yellowish red hangs tough from the moment you put it on until the end of the final rinse cycle. And shoot, it doesn’t stop there. In other words, it lasts a really long time — like six, or maybe even seven hours, but that’s only if you can manage to resist that bag of Trader Joe’s cheese puffs in the closet, which is to say that it doesn’t last through meals.

I swear…whenever I open one of those bags of cheese puffs, it is physically impossible to NOT eat at least half the bag in one sitting.

But I digress…

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MAC Wash and Dry Satin Lipstick in Steam Heat

Tumble Dry: Almost better than that moment when you realize that your last load of laundry is done, hurray! This warm-toned light peachy coral nude with soft shimmer is very easy to wear and moisturizing. Sheer enough to allow my natural lip color to peek through, it still packs enough pigment to make an impression.

It’s a perfect summery shade.

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MAC Wash and Dry Lustre Lipstick in Tumble Dry

Morange: Sturdier than a collar with extra starch (translation: lasts a hella long time; we’re talking seven hours), this vivid warm orange looks extra crisp on medium and deep skin tones.

The finish falls somewhere between matte and satin, so in laundry terms, I’d compare it to pricey, plush dry clean-only silk.

It’s a re-promote from the permanent collection, by the by, so if you absolutely, positively must have it before your next load of delicates is done, it’s available at MAC counters now (in MAC basic black packaging).

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MAC Wash and Dry Amplified Creme Lipstick in Morange

Creme d’Nude: This one is also a re-promote available now in the permanent collection, and like that guy who ran next to me at the Bay to Breakers a few years back, it’s really, REALLY nude. If you like the look of blanked-out pale pink lips, this could be your next jam.

It’s a light pinkish beige with shimmer. Building it up in layers gets it close to full opacity, or sheer it out by dabbing it lightly on your lips.

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MAC Wash and Dry Cremesheen Lipstick in Creme d’Nude

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MAC Wash and Dry Lipsticks from the left: Morange, Creme d’Nude, Steam Heat and Tumble Dry

The limited edition Wash and Dry collection lipsticks, part of the new MAC Wash and Dry collection, arrive May 14 to the MAC website, and May 21 to MAC counters and stores.

Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,



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  1. tirurit says:

    Such a pity, I am not really feeling this collection. Nothing really stands out to me. I honestly wanted to love it but… *sigh*

    I have gazillion reds, I have Fashion Nomad which is a dupe of Morange (which is permanent so no point) and I don’t like these light nudes. Conclusion: nothing for me!
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  2. sarahc says:

    Hmmmm. Steam Heat is the only one of these I like but it’s not that unique. The advertising for this collection is what I like the most about it I think.

  3. Agata says:

    I think with you even a trip to a laundromat would be fun!

    I already mentioned that I really really want Morange but I need to see it in person first. I think it might not work for me at all!

    Steam Heat looks beautiful on you.
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    • Karen says:

      Try it and try to keep an open mind when you do. Sometimes it takes a while to get used to seeing yourself in new colors (I do this all the time).

  4. Morange looks so fierce, I love it 🙂
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  5. Fancie says:

    Tumble Dry looks really good on you! Almost makes me want it. I have my heart set on Morange though. It just screams summer and it’s about time I add it to my collection
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  6. I was tempted to get Morange, just so I could get something with that special packaging, but I had it applied in store yesterday and it just didn’t work with my skintone.
    So I had to get a red lipgloss (again).
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  7. Kia says:

    HI, Karen!!

    You look absolutely gorgeous!! Did you get a tan? Lol. I don’t know about this collection, MAC is continuously coming out with the same shades over and over and again, and there sheer..smh. I would have to see this collection in person. Thans for the review!

  8. Ahh, you and Morange were meant to be, Karen! Dayum! <3
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