Hey, have you ever noticed that when someone cuts up some fruit 🍏 for you, even if it’s, like, the stringiest, most mediocre mango or the blandest apple ever, it tastes better?
What’s up with that? I don’t even know.
Like, if someone walked up right now with a tray of all the fruit on the packaging for the new MAC Fruity Juicy collection and said, “Hey! Here’s some coconut and banana slices for you. And half a nice papaya. Mmm… And we’ve got some tasty pineapple cubes!” I would not be hating life.
It’s a warm-toned color collection
Summer, summer, summertime! I know! It’s almost here. I can hardly contain myself [INSERT CONNOR CLAIRE’S HIP WIGGLY DANCE]. 🙂
That’s one of the things I always look forward to — MAC summer collections. Most of the time they’re warm and colorful to go with whatever summery bronzed bodaciousness you’re wearing, and Fruity Juicy is too.
A focus on face and cheek products
A tropical fruit salad o’ makeup, Fruity Juicy goes all out with face and cheek products, which makes sense to me, seeing as how MAC tends to focus on bronzed, beautiful skin in their summer collections.
There are four bronzers (I’ve tried the two $27 Bronzing Powders but haven’t tried the $33 Studio Sculpt Bronzers yet), two liquid highlighters (Lustre Drops in Sun Rush and Bronze Hero, both $21), a beautiful $33 bronzer/blush/highlighting Pearlmatte Face Powder called Oh My Passion, and a bottle of Prep+Prime Coconut Fix+, which I need to spray on my face RIGHT NOW. *spray*
Ah… That smells so good. We’ll get to that one in a second.
But there are also some eye palettes, lipsticks and Lipglasses
Of course there are. There are three $32 Eye Shadow X 6 six-pan eyeshadow palettes (Fruit a La La, Love in the Glades, Oh My Banana), four $17 lipsticks (Calm Heat, Shy Girl, Love at First Bite, Si Si Me) and four $21 Cremesheen Glasses (Cha-Cha-Cha, Shake Shake Shake, La Salsa, Summer Succulence).
Oh, and there’s also a makeup bag and a couple of brushes.
When and where
The complete cornucopia comes May 18th to MAC counters and online, and it’ll be available through June 29th.
Coconut Fix+ will probably sell out fast
Go coconuts and get there early if you want to get Coconut Fix+. That’s all I’m sayin’.
How cute is that bottle!? I can’t, I just can’t. And it smells SO GOOD! It’s coco-nutty, but not that faux kinda super sweet coconut. Near as I can tell, it’s the same Fix+ you and I know and love, and it’s good for setting your makeup or adding a quick hit of hydration to your skin.
I literally cannot stop spraying it on myself…
*spray* See, told you.
When MAC did a bunch of LE Fix+ scents a while back (remember when those sold out quickly?), Coconut Fix+ was in that mix. I think it’s gonna fly off the shelves this time again.
PLUS, IT’S JUST SO PRETTY!
And if you’re curious about the eyeshadow palettes…
The MAC Eye Shadow X 6 palettes: Oh My Banana is the best!
There are three X 6 palettes in the collection (all powder shadows), and Oh My Banana is my fave. It’s the one with gold, orange, cranberry and brown.
I don’t know if you agree, but I think there’s often a discrepancy between the quality of MAC’s LE shadows and their permanent collection products. To me, their permanent shadows are almost always better, but quality-wise the shadows in Oh My Banana seem right up there with MAC’s permanent line shadows. They’re MAC-caliber smooth, easy to blend, and they don’t irritate my eyes.
But the shadows in the other two palettes — Fruit a La La (with the red shadow) and Love in the Glades (with the blue and green)?
Questionable quality: Fruit a La La and Love in the Glades
I love both of the color combos, but the mattes in these two palettes seem a little… How shall I put it? Overripe?
They’re just kinda hard to blend, and the grains seem larger than usual, which for some reason bugs my water lines. With both Fruit a La La and Love in the Glades, I had to take off my eye makeup halfway through the day because my water lines kept watering.
I have sensitive eyes, but I dunno… Just my two cents.
Baiana Bronzer is bae.
Yes, I just used “bae” in a sentence and was serious about it, haha. You guys, this bronzer is BLOWING MY MIND RIGHT NOW.
This neutral matte bronze has a dollop of delish golden warmth. It’s rare to find a matte golden bronzer that isn’t too matte, and this one’s also smoother than soft serve, which takes it up to Covet Level 10. Don’t miss it.
And a pretty Pearlmatte Face Powder
Leave room in your fruit basket for Pearlmatte Face Powder, too, ’cause it’s all kinds of complex when you swirl the tan, yellow, pink and coral shades together (like a fab fruit salad).
The tan marvelously meshes with the pink, coral and yellow, and when the light lands on your cheeks just right, it reveals a touch of heavenly pearl.
At the very least, swatch these Lustre Drops
I’ve written about my love for these flexible, long-lasting liquid highlighters in depth before, and I still adore them. Their fine opalescent finish glows without glitter. It’s whisper of a highlight, but you can build them up with layers until you reach full power shimmer.
Bronze Hero is the darker of the two and the one I recommend if you’re NC42 or up. Sun Rush is lighter, but I bet it’ll work for just about everyone. Great stuff.
Lovin’ three of the lipsticks
Fuchsia Love at First Bite, creamy coral Shy Girl and violet Si Si Me are all must-haves. So much pigment! And they’re smooth too.
Personally, I would steer clear of Calm Heat (the palest matte shade), ’cause it’s not one of those easy mattes, ya know? It catches every single flake on my lips and refuses to apply evenly.
I’d hoped that these would all have a limited edition tropical fruit scent (because how cool would that have been?), but alas, they’re trademark MAC vanilla (as are the Lipglasses).
I love all four. ‘Nuff said. They’re glossy and moisturizing.
My favorite one, though, is warm peachy pink Cha-Cha-Cha. I wore it on top of
Shy Girl Love at First Bite Lipstick yesterday, and together they’re the exact same color as a ripe dragonfruit.
Gonna wear that combo a TON this summer! 🙂
Tropical fruit smoothies for everyone! Cha, cha, cha. 🙂
Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,