M.A.C has added even more to their Pro Longwear Line with face and body products, and a new collection of “Office Hours” colors. When I looked at all the colors and collections, I couldn’t stop thinking about the song: More, More, More” a disco song from the 1970’s that was performed by Andrea True . A little factoid about this song (in case you weren’t dancing your way through the disco era), according to Wikipedia, the song was originally recorded in Jamaica (the Island, not Queens), where True (a porn star) was appearing in a TV commercial. When an attempted coup prevented her from leaving the country with her wages from the commercial, Ms. True asked Gregg Diamond to “come to Jamaica” and write and record the song with her. Yes, More More More topped the charts (ok, at #2).
Since this is MAC we’re reviewing today, I think the following piece of More, More More is appropriate:
Just get the cameras rolling
Get the action going
Baby you know my love for you is real
Take me where you want to
Then my heart you’ll steal
More, more, more
How do you like it, how do you like it
More, more, more
Don’t get the wrong idea, I don’t think the new M.A.C. colors are reminiscent of the 1970’s (although contouring was hot in the disco era, and M.A.C’s new c0lors of Sculpting Cream are meant for the same). I just mean, as the name suggests, that Pro Longwear products give you more. More color, more options, and more long wear. In years’ past, I’ve seen the best M.A.C. Pro Team makeup artists around using some of the face and body products backstage. If they’re the pick of the pros, they’ll work even better for you, when you’re not sauntering down a catwalk under hot lights (or, maybe you are).
Lip loving product fashionistas rejoice! M.A.C. has introduced six new shades (and two re-promoted ones) of Lipglass, with something for everyone to love. $19.50 buys you: Boundless Beige (light warm beige with pearl),Driven by Love (red-blue with slight pearl), Everlasting Nude (mid-tone warm nude), Forever Rose (mid-tone neutral rose), Long Love Love (light cool pink), Next Fad (mid-tone cool pink), Patience Please (light pink-blue), and Persistent Peach(light warm peach). One Limited edition is included (so hurry if you collect M.A.C.): Everlasting Nude.
Lipglass is not just a shiny lip color in a wanded tube with sponge tip, it’s a vanilla-scented (yummy!) lip color with patent leather shine that M.A.C. says stays on your lips up to six hours. The glosses are a bit “sticky” but also hydrating, so they’re pleasant to put on. I tried “Next Fad” which is a semi-sheer light medium pink with a hint of silvery shimmer. It is subtle, but not so sheer you can’t tell you’ve made the effort to make your lips shiny, sexy, and pink.
I wish I could tell you a lot more about the colors (other than what you can see in the stock photo), but I didn’t personally try all of them, and you know that advicesisters.net has always put genuine, written reviews first, with photos being just the icing on the cake. Some supposedly savvy PR types have told me that people are interested more in photos than in reading, but I know (and so do you) that this isn’t true! If you are an advicesisters.net fan I know you expect and want an actual review first, then maybe you will feel like hanging with the Pinterest crowd to check out the willing minions who like to post more photos than I can, or do. On the other hand, M.A.C. can’t be giving the full range of samples to everyone as they used to, because there are just so many people who want to be involved with the brand. As a M.A.C. Cosmetics lover (and I know so many of my readers, are), you’ll put on your walking shoes and take yourself right over to a M.A.C. cosmetics counter or a M.A.C. store (and I don’t mean the ones that sell computers) and find out for yourself which shades you can’t live without.
Lip products are lovely, but M.A.C. really hits it out of the park when it comes to face and body products. From the M.A.C. Pro Longwear line come the following (*sorry, I didn’t try a single one of the face and body foundations, so I can’t really comment except to say that I have seen the pros using these backstage…a lot…so I’m guessing they’re amazing).
FACE AND BODY BRUSHES:
215 Medium Shader SRP $25 U.S./$30 CDN and 163 Flat Contour SRP $35 U.S./$42 CDN
FACE AND BODY FOUNDATION: C1, C2, C3, C4, C5, C6, C7, N1, N2, N3, N5, N7, N9 SRP $27.00 U.S./$32.00 CDN
* Three formulas: Face and Body Foundation’s water-based, anti-oxidant-rich liquid goes on smoothly for up to 8 hours of natural-looking wear. Pro Sculpting Cream, in two original and four new limited-edition shades, creates dimension and definition using natural tones. Lightweight, soothing and vitamin-rich.
M·A·C PRESSED PIGMENT
Light Touch High pearl powder in w10 Warming Heart High pearl powder in NW20
Day Gleam High pearl powder in NC30 Spot Lit High pearl powder in NW35
Beaming High pearl powder in NC50 Deeply Dashing High pearl powder in NW55
SRP $21 U.S./$25 CDN
*New Pressed Pigment in six, limited-edition, pearlescent shades are creamy and highly concentrated. Apply dry for a subtle and sophisticated translucent finish or wet for high-shine, dramatic dimension.
MAC Pro Sculpting Creams ($20.00 for 0.17 oz.) are “cream-to-powder formulas for sculpting and shaping key features. The product is silky and easy to blend, in neutral shades that are sheer to medium and build-able. Contouring and sculpting were BIG on the runways, but if you’re a neophyte (ok, novice), it can be tricky. If you don’t want to look like a disco queen or a paint-by-the-numbers casualty, blend judiciously (ok, carefully), and start with the premise that less is more. For those who want to try sculpting and contouring, here is are the newest shades M.A.C. has to offer:
Accentuate – pale beige with neutral undertones (almost the color of a concealer, you could use it in a pinch, as such)
Coffee Walnut- soft medium-dark brown with subdued, orange-tan undertones.
Copper Beach- for deeper skins and for those who like a bronze-ish cast
Naturally Defined- for those who have medium toned skin and want a bit of warmth
Pure Sculpture – medium brown
Richly Honed- deeper brown
From Office Hours Pro Longwear Eye Shadow Collection ($21.00) :
Every Ivory Pale ivory
Bloom On Light burnt rose *a soft new way to wear pink/rose shades. Don’t be afraid! This one works on everyone
Always Sunny Light yellow brown
Uninterrupted Dark camel *this trendy shade is a startling warm rust which looks fresh & exciting, but pretty. It is definitely for the “tigress” in you!
Endless Passion Mid-tone rose
More Amour Mid-tone red
Mauveless Dark dirty mauve
Fashion Fix Dark cool slate grey
Linger Softly Light frosted grey blue
From Office Hours Pro Longwear Blush Collection ($23.50):
Stay By Me Light peach coral *a blush for the super=pale, or those who just don’t want much color
Baby Don’t Go Light cool beige
Rosy Outlook Light yellow pink
Stay Pretty Light bright blue pink
Blush All Day Light dirty rose beige
Whole Lotta Love Light blue pink
Eternal Sun Warm brown
Stubborn Mid-tone rose plum
All M.A.C. Cosmetics are available at M.A.C. Makeup counters, M.A.C. boutiques, and at www.maccosmetics.com
Office Hours Collection is available September 6 through October 25th and at www.maccosmetics.com
SO..how do you like it? How do you like it? Feel free to leave your comments on the ones you covet!