The anticipated MAC Hey Sailor collection is now available in the UK. It is this year's summer collection. To be honest, what drew me most into it was the packaging - it's been a while since MAC has come up with collections in special packaging!
But after having a closer look at the collection, there are actually a lot of really good items. I've picked up 3, but I'd love to get a 4th. But will see how it goes and whether my self-control will last until that product sells out from the shops!
Anyway, here is one of the products I picked up. It is MAC lipstick in Sail La Vie. I just love that name! Awesome pun. haha. This was the only lipstick in the new collection that stood out to me. I have too many reds so I skipped Red Racer lipstick. I don't tend to wear frosts anymore so I've ruled out To Catch a Sailor. I was hoping Salut! was a more peachy toned colour, but it actually looks more like a shade of foundation so I skipped that one too.
Sail la Vie is described as a mid-tone orange. For me, it looks a little more like burnt orange than mid-tone. It is definitely bright. It has gorgeous creamy, glide-on-your-lips opaque formula in a satin finish. It is not matte and it is not glossy like some amplified cremes. It leaves a bit of a stain on your lips - makes it more long-lasting. Here it is with MAC Hibiscus lipstick from last year's summer collection. While they are both bright demi-reds, Sail La Vie is more orange-toned while Hibiscus has more blue and pink tones in it. They are quite different, and I wouldn't call them 'dupes'.
MAC Sail La Vie Lipstick
This is such a gorgeous lipstick. Perfect for summer! I l♥ve it!
Available from your local MAC Store or the website. While stocks last! What do you think? ♥