Last week I learnt that one of my favourite things about business meetings in Covent Garden is how close I am to the Mac Pro Store at all times. After said meeting I popped along to Mac to check out their new summer 2012 collection, Hey, Sailor!
As beautiful as Mac collections are, it's not often I find one that I love this much! I think the main reason I like this collection so much is because the majority of the products are really wearable. There were 2 products that instantly stood out for me, the highlighter in Crew and the Pro Longwear Lip Pencil in Saunter.
I was instantly drawn to the highlighter - the design is ever so slightly irresistible don't you think!? I swatched the product and it appeared on my hand as a beautiful pink shimmery blush! Well, at this point I thought it was a blush but on
closer inspection actually reading the packaging I realised it appears to be classed as a highlighter.
This threw me slightly as I started to worry that perhaps it was too shimmery to be a blush, maybe it just looked pink under store lighting etc. I recruited the help of Mac Man (not an actual superhero, just a human of male persuasion working at Mac) and explained my dilemma to him. He felt the product wouldn't work as a blush as it isn't pigmented enough but that depended on how dark you liked your blusher. As I'm fairly pale & don't tend to air on the side of clown, I purchased it anyway & am so glad I did. I tried it out properly as soon as I got home & it's the most gorgeous, bright rose pink colour & the highlighter aspect adds the perfect amount of shimmer. I think this is definitely pigmented enough to be a classed as a blusher.
Since purchase I've heard a lot of rumours flying around the beauty world that these stripes, which give this product it's gorgeous colour & blush properties are actually only sprayed on & don't run all the way through the product. I've done a lot of research and it seems the general consensus is that this isn't the case & the stripes do in fact run all the way through the product and are not just an overspray! Phew.
The other gem I picked up from the Hey, Sailor! Collection was the Pro Longwear Lip Pencil in Saunter. I've been after a nude lip pencil for a while but haven't been that active about finding one! Any I've tested in the past have been too dark or too orange but all prayers have been answered with this pencil!
It's the perfect nude shade with a creamy consistency which makes it glide on easily & true to traditional Pro Longwear Lip Pencil style, once it dries it doesn't budge. That said, if you want to smudge this into your lip after you've applied it for a softer effect, do it quick because it really does dry very fast! It's perfect for adding more definition to nude lip & help stop that whole 'lips blended into face' look!
As anyone with a rather large lipstick collection knows, you don't always have a lip liner to match every shade but as this is the perfect neutral colour I've found it's perfect for lightly lining your lips when putting on a darker lipstick! It stops my lipstick smudging and I've also used it to cover up any light colour stain smudges that have occurred while I've been out. Another top tip, if you're looking for a nude eyeliner to line your waterline with (in a bid to brighten your eyes & make them seem bigger) then this is ideal!
The limited edition Mac highlighter in Crew costs £21.50 and the Pro Longwear Lip Pencil in Saunter retails for £14.50. Other items from the collection that I think are worth a look are their range of bronzers! I think I would have bought one had I not just treated myself to Laguna from Nars. Also, the Hey, Sailor! Lipglass in Orange Tempera looked rather gorgeous!
Let me know in the comments below what you loved from the collection & if you've got any recommendation for me!