Two fabulous new face savers for Summer 2015: protect & add radiance; stay picture-perfect! MAC Cosmetics has a bunch of new collections arriving soon, but The Advice Sisters have selected three new face savers to share with you today, These are each very different and you will want all. Read this review and discover why they’re must-haves for Summer 2015:
MAC Cosmetic’s new MAC Lightful SPF 30 Tinted Cream is a DE-Lightful way to protect your skin and add radiance!
It’s that time of year — the sun is stronger than ever, and if you’re not going to wear a good sunblock of SPF 30 or higher at least do your skin a favor at wear a tinted product when you’re venturing out of doors. No, it’s not the same as really using a sun block and re-applying it several times a day, but The Advice Sisters know most of our readers won’t do it.
So here’s something you can, should and will want to use!
Enter new M·A·C LIGHTFUL C TINTED CREAM SPF 30 WITH RADIANCE BOOSTER. This new product is a color-correcting cream that is supposed to increase the radiance of your skin, over time. I can’t tell you exactly what’s in the formula, but it is infused with a “Lightful Radiance Booster” plus a known skin loving ingredient — antioxidant Vitamin C. It makes sense that over time, this can help reduce the appearance of pores and diminish dark spots and hyper-pigmentation. And while it’s working on those issues, you can at least offer your skin some minimal daily protection with SPF 30 to guard against the damaging effects of the sun’s UVA/UVB rays. The cream isn’t sticky (a big plus) and there is minimal scent from 7.5% Octinoxate, 4.00% Octosalate, Ocybenzone 2.5% and Titanium Dioxide 1.10%. The finish is moist but not greasy, luminous but not shiny.
Even better, this light, blend-able tinted cream comes in nine shades so there’s probably one that will work will with your skin tone. You can use this product “as-is” on days when you’re not really into wearing a lot of foundation, or wear it under foundation — your choice!
LIGHTFUL C TINTED CREAM SPF 30 WITH RADIANCE BOOSTER
ExTRA LIGHT pale alabaster
LIGHT pale ivory
LIGHT PLUS light beige
MEDIUM warm beige
MEDIUM PLUS tan beige
MEDIUM DEEP caramel beige
DARk deep caramel
DARk PLUS neutral tan beige
DARk DEEP rich golden bronze
SUGGESTED RETAIL PRICE $35.00 US/$42.00 CAD
The new M.A.C. Pro Longwear Nourishing Waterproof Foundation helps you beat the heat!
Another new face product from M.A.C. Cosmetics is Pro Longwear Nourishing Waterproof Foundation ($38.50). It doesn’t have SPF protection (wear the tinted cream or a sun block underneath) but it is perfect for Summer, for travel, and for when you know you need to look picture perfect but you won’t have time to touch-up. The New Pro Longwear Nourishing Waterproof Foundation has a waterproof formula that won’t let you down (for up to 16 hours) when the mercury rises, even when you sweat. You can use it as a foundation or a concealer, and since it comes in a tube, it’s travel-friendly.
According to MAC Cosmetics, this oil-free watertight product actually repels moisture from the surface of the face and stays on your skin with a medium to full weightless coverage and a natural satin finish.
Here are the color choices: NC 15 NW15; NC 20 NW20; NC 25 NW25; NC 30 NW30; NC 35 NW35; NC 42 NW42; NC 45 NW45; NC 50 NW50; SRP $32.00 US / $38.50 CAD
I tried a couple of shades, and found the lightest to be very light. It’s best to try the foundation on at your favorite M.A.C. Cosmetics makeup counter, or in a M.A.C. store to find just the right shade. The foundation is moistly matte, not too dry. It can be applied easily with fingertips, but a sponge or brush does a flawless job.
For even more staying power, or if you do end up with some breakthrough shine after hours of wear, set the foundation with Pro Longwear Pressed Powder ($34.00) . It has a velvety matte finish and offers a shine-free face with sheer to medium coverage (enclosed applicator puff included) for up to 12 hours in any climate. It might seem like a lot to pay for a finishing powder, but you can also use it on a bare face for a bit of coverage in a pinch, and it’s a high performance powder that won’t let you down.
SRP $34.00 US / $41.00 CAD
Get ALL of these great face finishers at all M·A·C locations, 1.800.588.0070 and on the MAC Cosmetics Web Site