MAC is always bringing new, innovative products to the makeup marketplace. Recently, they’ve added a new primer/corrector that you’ll want to try, and some new colors to their awesome lipstick line.
M-A-C’s newest addition to the fantastic, Prep + Prime line is the The Prep + Prime Fortified Skin Enhancer SPF 35. It’s a true boon to people who just love multi-taskers (and I’m among them). In case you’re not sure what you’re getting, the black, pretty outer carton has holographic sparkles in it, so you know it’s going to “illuminate” your skin. The black tube with fine tip dispenses a creamy and sheer primer, color corrector, illuminator, and UV protectant (SPf 35). The various colors also help with a specific complexion issues, such as reducing redness or neutralizing a sallow complexion, or minimizing the look of purple blemishes, or dark shadows. These new Fortified Skin Enhancers target the specific problem areas mentioned. It really helps your foundation stay put, too. I used it during fashion week and my makeup did last all day! Neutralize is a pale yellow that will help counteract purplish bruises or blemishes. Illuminate is a pale lavender that would work to counter sallow or yellow undertones. Recharge is a bronzey orange that can work as a salmon color to counteract blue undereye circles. Adjust is a light, neutral peach that can work to illuminate the skin and give a slight glow. The consistency is creamy and blendable. I tried “Adjust,” the light peach that blends into pale or ruddy skin to give it a light glow and “Recharge,” the bronzy orange that blends into skin and makes it look just a bit brighter. Used under my eyes and on my entire face, a late night and daytime fatigue, fade. I can use it just as is on bare skin, or use it as a primer under foundation. Either way, the high SPF, the lightweight feel, and the ease of use, gives it an A+
PREP+PRIME FORTIFIED SKIN ENHANCER SPF 35
Adjust Light, neutral peach
Illuminate Pale lavender
Neutralize Pale yellow
Recharge Bronzy orange $30.00 U.S./$36.50 CDN
Also reasonably new from MAC are three new colors of their lovely Sheen Supreme Lipstick. These lipsticks don’t come in MAC’s iconic, black, bullet shaped tube, but instead, in a more traditional rounded lipstick tube with a square-ish top. The product produces an opaque, creamy, lightly vanilla-scented lipstick that has the shine of a lip gloss, but without the sticky feeling that glosses can sometimes have. In addition, the solid stick in a tube makes it cleaner, easier and more precise to wear. And the colors to last for a while without running into fine lines (should you have any) on your lips. $14.50 brings you Korean Candy, I love the silky feel of these and call them a super-moist, shiny lipstick that feels graet on lip[s. it isn’t sheer. MAC seems to go for very bold colors, or the palest of the pale, usually in cool shades. Korean Candy is a bold, bright orange that would look awesome on deeper complexions, but on pale skin, it is seriously orange. However, “Bare Again” is a soft nude that didn’t really do much for my lips on it’s own, but layered under Korean Candy, it produced an amazing peach that was pretty and very wearable. In fact, it was my new, “go-to” all during d Fashion Week. “You look great” people kept saying. Could it have been the MAC Sheen Supreme lipstick? The last lipstick in the trio of newbies is Royal Azalea. It’s a mid-tone pink with a cool, purple undertone. For some reason, the color reminds me of the kind of color favored by Nikki Minaj or Lady GaGa, both MAC spokespeople. It is edgy and fun, but too cool and still too pale for me to pull off. With red hair and freckles. However, for the cool girl with the right complexion, it’ll produce a rock star look. Alas, the very pale and cool colors that are always a MAC staple will not be flattering to everyomne. If you love the Sheen Supreme lipsticks as I do, just try playing around with the color by layering colors to subdue or make bolder, or change the texture from moist to shimmery. Makeup is supposed to be fun, so take a risk and try it!
visit www.maccosmetics.com to learn more and your favorite MAC Cosmetics counter to order