Friday, August 3, 2012

MAC Cremesheen and Pearl Collection

MAC has just released the Cremesheen and Pearl lip collection on their website and it should be hitting the stores and counters by August 9th, I love that this company is now releasing their new collections online a week before the counter release, this gives me time to really look at every single shade and product and make a better decision before I make my pre-orders.  I wonder how the pre-orders are growing due to the earlier online releases, when I picked up my Hey, Sailor! pre-order, the counter had piles of pre-orders under the counter.  At this point, I will never wait for the release date if there is something that I really want, I am the queen of the pre-order and most of the associates at my MAC counter know they will see me the weekend before a huge release.  Let's see if I will be paying them a visit over the day or two...

This collection revolves around the Cremesheen Glass and Lipstick formula, this release will become part of their permanent collection and I am really excited to collect some of these.  I know many people who love the Cremesheen Glass formula and I have been recommended it so many times, I haven't tried it yet since I haven't bought any MAC glosses recently.  I have been buying their lipsticks a lot and now I think that I need to buy more glosses from them on my next few visits.  The Cremesheen Glass is a combination of a lip gloss and a lipstick, it has a pigmented, creamy finish and comes in a variety of hues.  This collection adds a pearl finish to the Cremesheen Glass and Lipstick formula, this will appeal to even more customers and I can see this formula capturing even more fans over the next few weeks.

"A shimmering twist on an instant classic - Cremesheen Lipstick and Cremesheen Glass get infused with crushed pearl.  Rich new colours with creamy texture and an advanced complex that locks in moisture and conditions.  Light reflecting pearls add a high-shine shimmering finish."  As of right now, this collection only contains shades that are on the lighter side of color range, I see lots of pinks and peaches, but no reds or berries.  I am a bit surprised by this as we are going into fall and deeper lip shades are a major trend.  Since this collection is permance, I might buy one or two shades now and purchase more of them next spring and summer...

Here is the pearl twist to the Cremesheen line...

Lipstick - Lipstick that lavishes lips with everything they love and more.  Superior colours with rich creamy texture mold and hold to lips while natural conditioning agents lock in moisture for a soft cushion and comfort.  Light reflecting pearls add amazing high shine and shimmer.
- Japanese Maple - frosted light beige
- Pure Zen - frosted warm nude
- Peach Blossom - frosted cool nude
- Shanghai Spice - frosted neutral pink
- Sunny Seoul - frosted warm pink
- Coral Bliss - frosted light coral
- Pink Pearl Pop - frosted midtonal pink
- Saigon Summer - frosted bright orange

Cremesheen Glass - A lip finish that fuses the creamy, sheen-filled nature of Cremesheen Lipstick with the shine of MAC Lipglass.  Soft, comfortable, non-sticky.  Applies with a doe-foot applicator.  Use as a top layer to its namesake Lipstick or on its own.
- Paper Lantern - frosted soft warm pink
- Double Happiness - frosted light nude
- Imperial Light - frosted light peach
- Dynasty at Dusk - frosted neutral pink
- Pagoda - frosted cool pink
- Floating Lotus - frosted soft rose
- Rising Sun - frosted bright orange

I will definitely be saving the shades from this collection until next spring and summer, I wish that MAc had released this collection last April or May, I would have bought tons of the glosses.  My favorite shade from the Cremesheen Glass will be the only shade that I buy now, Floating Lotus is a frosted soft rose and contains enough pigment for me to use this time of the year and throughout the entire year.  I can see this shade being a great addition to my lip gloss collection and I will use it all the time.  I will buy this shade the next time that I am at the counter.  Paper Lantern is the only other shade that might buy in the first round, this warm pink will work well against a strong eye look and I will be doing a bunch of those types of looks this fall.

Next spring, I will be more interested in the Lipsticks than I am right now.  Pink Pearl Pop will be a great pink for the spring and I hope that pinks are as populatr next spring as they were this spring.  Shanghai Spice is a more neutral pink and I will want to see how this would work in a My-Lips-But-Better look, I will be looking at this shade closer at the counter and see if it is a dupe to Way To Love (how is it that MAC hasn't offered a similar shade since the beginning of 2009?!), I might buy this one right away too. 

This collection looks very promising for me, however that is due mostly to my skintone.  I love pinks and they work wonderfully for my pale skin.  However, the shade range leaves a lot to be desired so I hope that MAC has more shades on the way.  The current shade range leaves a lot of shades totally passed over and someone with a deeper skintone will not find any shades to complement their skin.  I do hope that MAC has more to come with this product line...

photo courtesy of MAC

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