Monday, April 9, 2012

MAC Reel Sexy Lipsticks Review and Swatches

As part of the ongoing onslaught of new spring collections, MAC brings us Reel Sexy. A full collection of colour products, I have the four LE lipsticks for review. All photos taken in natural light on NC 40 skin.

Reel Sexy, Watch Me Simmer, Pink Popcorn and Heroine

Reel Sexy, Watch Me Simmer, Pink Popcorn and Heroine

Reel Sexy (Amplified) - a medium peach which leans on the orange side, opaque coverage but must be layered a bit to get a consistent finish.

Watch Me Simmer (Amplified) - a bright, hot coral pink, opaque coverage. This colour was repromoted from the Shop MAC Cook Mac collection of a few months ago.

Pink Popcorn (Lustre) - a semi sheer pink with mauve undertones. 

Heroine (Matte) - a medium deep pink violet, smooth, dense application and a creamy finish.

I think these four colours are right on trend for spring. It's an interesting palette because it focuses on corals and purples, with not a neutral beige or pink in sight! I also like that MAC has varied the finishes and the brightness of the colours. If you are feeling more demure or are looking for a soft day look, you can reach for Reel Sexy or Pink Popcorn. If you want to ride the bold lips trend, you can go with Watch Me Simmer and Heroine.

As I look at the website, a few of the shades are already sold out. If you missed Watch Me Simmer the first time around, now is a great time to pick it up. Corals of all varieties have been impossibly hot the past few seasons and show no signs of slowing down in popularity. 


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