Tonight I was invited to the opening of the first temporary MAC store of Benelux in Brussels, and I got to see Hey, Sailor! which is coming out in Belgium tomorrow (5th of May) and apparently on the 24th in the US. This is the FIRST TIME EVER in my memory that Belgium is getting a collection before the US, and I really can’t wait to share with you all the swatches and the demonstration by the mega talented and VERY nice senior artist Elke!
First up we have the lipglass swatches in Cut Loose, Blessedly, Riviera Life, Oragne Tempera, Send Me Sailing. Riviera Life is my personal favorite, and from swatching it I have the impression that it’s an easy formula to work with!
Next up we have the lipsticks in Salute! (amplified), To Catch a Sailor (frost), Sail La Vie (satin), and Red Racer (satin).
Pigment in Old Gold (my personal FAVORITE of the whole collection. Good news it’s permanent!), and Naval Blue. Powder Blushes in Launch Away!, Fleet Fast, and the High-Light Powder in Crew. Crew swatches a bit pink, but I was told it doesn’t look this pink when worn.
Eyeshadows in Crystal Avalanche (Veluxe Pearl), Barefoot (Veluxe Pearl), Feeling Fresh (frost), Jaunty (frost), and Nautical (satin). The eyeshadows in general performed pretty well when I swatched them. Feeling Fresh is a bit drier and chalky, but as you can see it is still very pigmented and the color is gorgeous!
Powerpoint Eye Pencils in Handforged, Emerald Sea, and Blue Stripe. Pro Longwear Lip Pencils in Throw Me a Line!, Shore Leave, and Saunter. In my swatching experience Saunter has a drier texture compared with the other two.
I have never tried any Powerpoint Eye Pencils before, and I must admit I was pleasantly surprised by the creamy texture! I can’t tell much more beyond this, but the first impression is good!
This collection contains four bronzers, including Bronzing Powder in Soft Sand, Refined Golden, and Pro Longwear Bronzing Powder in Nude On Board, Sun Dipped.
If this picture looks different, it’s because Teri from Bellachique kindly shared hers with me. Mine turned out a bit too small! Thanks Teri!
The Suntints SPF 20 Liquid Lip Balm in Sea Mist, Au Rosé, Abalone; To the Beach Body Oil in Seaside, Man Rays. My favorite is Au Rosé, because of the pretty golden shimmer! I also appreciate the fact that it as an SPF. Lips need some sun protection too!
Now let’s move on to the demonstration so you can see how to recreate the look of the promotional image. The demonstration is done by Elke, a senior artist who is one of the most friendly people you can ever meet! The model is the lovely Elfi from Glam at Heart.
Here we go!
Lining the eyes with Blue Stripe.
Nautical in the crease, Feeling Fresh blended in the middle, Barefoot in the inner third.
That’s the eyes done!
The lips are first filled with Throw Me a Line! and then layered with Red Racer. To get the nice sheen the model on the promotional image has, Elke finished the lips with some Suntints SPF 20 Liquid Lip Balm in Au Rosé.
Some To the Beach Body Oil in Seaside later,
We’re done! Look at the brilliantly colorful smokey eye!
I salute you, sailor!
I must still have 100 photos to share with you, but now this tired blogger has to go to bed. I will share more pictures of the temporary store, the great staff, and my bestie’s sneaky pictures of me going NUTS swatching the entire collection soon! Please check these out on Facebook. Already here is a picture of me swatching away like a frantic beauty blogger. I will keep updating the album throughout the weekend so stay tuned and LIKE Mostly Sunny on Facebook for all the behind-the-scene great stuff!
What do you think of the collection? Is there anything you might pick up? All in all I think it’s a fun summer collection with a lot of twists, and there is something for everybody!
Sunny, your beauty culture translator xx
PS: The MAC temporary store is open from May 4th to the beginning of August, Monday to Saturday 10-19, Friday 10-20. The permanent store will open in September 2012.
The address is:
Woluwe Shopping Center
200 Rue Saint-Lambert, 1200 Woluwe-Saint-Lambert Brussels
The mall has a huge parking lot, but it is also easily accessible with public transportation. Just get off at metro station Roodebeek (Line 1), and you can enter the mall from one of the exits. Hope this helps