Is it just me or is this Spring too full of gorgeous lip shades I must own to live life happily? Take a look at the MAC Mineralize Glass and MAC Mineralize Rich Lipstick Spring 2014 releases, online as of today and expected in stores next week. I've swatched a bunch, too, and I'm glad I did because now I have to keep them.
mac mineralize glass spring 2014
Seems all about the gloss this Spring. Makes sense. Everyone's sold lots of lipsticks in the last several seasons; now it's time to sell lip gloss. You're into it, right? Here's the show-and-tell.
MAC Mineralize Glass: MAC Lovingly Yours is supposed to be a pinkish-nude frost. I don't see the frost, but that doesn't much matter. My lips are a bit pink underneath, so it's less nude on me than it might be on you.
MAC Mineralize Glass: MAC Got Style! is described as a mid-tone cool mauve frost, and it is. It's also really pretty. Remember when "frost" conjured up images of a 1980s bleached-blonde over-painted Barbie with Flock-of-Seagulls hair? Frost in these glosses isn't like that.
MAC Mineralize Glass: MAC Precious Fruit is the name on the label of my sample, but in the press kit, I think it's MAC Cheerful, a creamy coral. I call it "mine."
MAC Mineralize Glass: MAC Vibrant Vibe is a creamy fuchsia. Also known as "mine-all-mine."
MAC Mineralize Glass Spring 2014 glosses ($26 each at maccosmetics.com now, March 6th at MAC counters): Modest (soft beige frost),Lovingly Yours (pinkish nude frost,Ray of Sunshine (nude frost), Be Nice (light cool peach cream), Cheerful (mid-tone coral cream), Wake Up! (mid-tone red frost)...
...Tender (light cool pink cream), Modern Romance (mid-tone cool rose frost), New Love (mid-tone berry cream),Vibrant Vibe (bright fuchsia cream), Got Style! (mid-tone cool mauve frost), and Fashion Perk (deep plum cream).
One little thing with MAC Mineralize Glass: be careful when you pull the applicator wand from the tube. You have to give it a tug to pull the doe-foot free from the lip, and when you do, it yanks a little extra gloss out with it that could plop onto something you don't want glossed.
mac mineralize rich lipstick spring 2014
Also part of the MAC Mineralize collection this season is the MAC Mineralize Rich Lipstick Spring 2014 range. Two of the three I've swatched are my newest favourite lipstick shades. Can you guess which ones? Hint: I'm predictable.
MAC Mineralize Rich Lipstick: MAC Pure Pout is apparently a dirty cool beige. I loathe the term "pout" in reference to the mouth. But I like this shade. Conundrum.
MAC Mineralize Rich Lipstick: MAC Be a Lady is supposedly a mid-tone coral, but I see just a bit more pink in it than I'd expect. I adore, adore this shade; it's a lot like my favourite from Bite Beauty, a custom blend I know as Zinfandel + White.
MAC Mineralize Rich Lipstick: MAC Good Taste is omigoodness just the prettiest clean, bright fuchsia. Is it too soon to declare it my favourite fuchsia this Spring? I'm going to wear this one a lot, even around the house just because. And MAC Be a Lady, too.
MAC Mineralize Rich Lipstick ($26 each at maccosmetics.com now; department stores and MAC boutiques March 6th) comes in six shades: Pure Pout (dirty cool beige), Be Fabulous (washed-out pastel pink), Be A Lady (mid-tone coral), Good Taste (fuchsia), Bold Spring (deep blue pink), and So Good (deep magenta). Naturally, because I have a problem, So Good is calling my name.
The formula is silky smooth, light and comfortable, but I have one minor criticism about MAC Mineralize Rich Lipstick. The shape of the bullet tip is neat, but something about it makes getting a precise lip line a bit trickier than it is with a standard pointy-tip bullet. Not impossible, just a bit of a challenge likely until you adjust.
Anything here calling to you? Where are you on the lipstick vs lip gloss situation?