P.S. I love you…P.S. I Like You.
OK, that wasn’t confusing or anything! 🙂
I keep wanting to call this new Casual Colour cream blush by a different name. Officially, it’s called P.S. I Like You, but, well, I love it.
I really, REALLY love it, and its epic 8-hour wear time is just the icing on the cake/tip of the tabby’s tail/start of the DJ’s set.
So I’m gonna start calling it P.S. I Love You instead.
DJ says what now…?
Yeah, this one is from MAC’s new collaboration with DJ Mia Moretti, who, I just learned (I think I read it in this month’s Glamour…or was it Allure?) was the inspiration for Katy Perry’s song, International Smile (you learn something new every day!).
Anywho, that’s one of my favorite Katy Perry songs.
The epic wear time is just the beginning, too, for this lovely carnation pink blush. It’s also smoother than John Legend’s voice. I don’t notice any problems with patchiness on my cheeks, not even on the dry areas, and it’s very kind to my pores. I barely have to do any blending at all.
And don’t even get me started on the finish.
It’s dewy and glossy at the same time (and stays that way all day long), but not to the “point of no return chicken grease” shiny. I feel like it makes my cheeks look glowing and healthy and all that good stuff.
I know that spring has barely sprung, but I’m already thinking about my summer makeup bag (and spending lazy days next to the pool). This will definitely have a place in it.
I like to wear it on bare skin, or layer it on top of a sheer foundation, tinted moisturizer or BB cream.
Because it’s quite pigmented and bright, a tiny dab should do ya.
This pretty carnation leans warm, and I think it looks grrreat with a tan. Just swipe a little on your cheeks and lips (yup, you can also use it on your lips!), and then go crazy with summery colors on your eyes (only if you want to; I’m just saying) — like gold, khaki, teal, coral and bronze.
I know that some cream formulas can be a little intimidating, especially if you’re new to makeup, but seriously, there’s a trick to working with them, and most of the time, I think they’re easier to use than powders, because they take a lot less effort to blend.
I’ll usually apply this and other cream blushes right after foundation, while my foundation’s still wet and hasn’t fully dried down, because if I wait until the foundation fully sets, the blush will disrupt whatever I happen to be wearing under it.
I think cream blushes also apply more smoothly and less patchy after foundation. I’ll usually use a big fluffy kabuki brush to lightly stipple and blend the color, while trying to avoid big sweeping motions that would push other layered products around. I also try to keep my hands away from my cheeks.
Other products I’m wearing in this look…
- MAC Fluidline in Ivy
- MAC Eye Shadow in Antiqued Buried Treasure (from the MAC Brooke Shields Gravitas Palette)
- MAC Eye Shadow in Expensive Pink (permanent)
- MAC Eye Shadow in Lemon Tart (from the Warm Neutral palette)
- MAC Fluidline in Waveline (permanent)
- MAC False Lashes mascara (permanent)
- MAC Casual Colour in P.S. I Like You (from the Mia Moretti collection)
- MAC Cream Colour Base in Summer Wind (also from Mia Moretti)
- Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow Wiz in Brunette
- Anastasia Beverly Hills Clear Brow Gel
- Diorskin Nude Air Serum Foundation in Honey
PRICE: $21 (one of two Casual Colours in the new MAC Mia Moretti collection)
AVAILABILITY: Part of the new MAC Mia Moretti collection, available online March 26, and coming to MAC counters and stores April 2, 2015 through April 30, 2015
MAKEUP AND BEAUTY BLOG RATING: A
Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,