MAC Naturally

MAC Naturally displayDoes the mention of a new Mineralize collection from MAC make you weak in the knees? I think MAC thinks it does — and maybe the general population does feel this way — but I don’t know if I’m inherently drawn to (any brand’s) baked products. I’m much more likely to fall in love with a color palette.

The Naturally collection is a fantasia on neutrals. MAC periodically revists this genre — their most beloved interpretation was probably 2008′s N Collection.

Naturally’s promo picture reminds me of a passage from Wuthering Heights: “bees humming dreamily about among the bloom, and the larks singing high up overhead, and the blue sky and bright sun shining steadily and cloudlessly.” It’s a quiet collection, but worth your attention.

Starting with the lips, there are four lipsticks ($14.50). A Perfect Day (Amplified Creme) is a muted, dusty, mauvey pink. Beach Sand (Cremesheen) is a warm tan, a rose-beige-brown. I think J.Crew might sell a knitted sweater in just this color. Sweet Sunrise (Lustre) is a pale, warm pink. Pillow Talk (Cremesheen, and a repromote from the Overnight Sensation Lip Bag in Nordstrom’s 2011 Anniversary Collection) is a warm, rosy brown.

There are also four Lipglass lipglosses ($14.50). Wee Coquette (originally released as a mini in 2010′s Tartan Tale and repromoted in MAC Me Over) is a very pale white-pink with silver sparkles. Fresh Air is warm, sheer pink with multicolored sparkles. Naked Space (a repromote from Neo Sci-Fi) is a soft orange with gold multicolored sparkles. Hot Spell is a warm, burned caramel with multicolored sparkles. All of the lipsticks and glosses are limited edition.
MAC, Naturally, swatches, A Perfect Day, Beach Sand, Sweet Sunrise, Pillow Talk, Wee Coquette, Fresh Air, Naked Space, Hot Spell, KarlaSugar, Karla Sugar
There are three new mineralize blushes ($22, limited edition). Subtle Breeze is a cool, candied rose. Fresh Honey is sherbet orange. Early Morning (my favorite) is a tropical red papaya, a sunrise color with a slight sheen.
MAC, Naturally, swatches, Mineralize Blush, Subtle Breeze, Fresh Honey, Early Morning, KarlaSugar, Karla Sugar
Here are heavy swatches.
MAC, Naturally, swatches, Mineralize Blush, Subtle Breeze, Fresh Honey, Early Morning, KarlaSugar, Karla Sugar
In what I think was a brilliant move, MAC also repromoted two Mineralize Skinfinish powders with this collection. Redhead and Blonde were two fabulous products to come out of a fabulous collection called Blonde, Brunette, Redhead. Redhead is peach with gold shimmer (and is the slightly more sparkly/shimmery of the two); Blonde is warm pink with a silvery sheen. These might be sheer blushes or highlighters, depending on your complexion. They are $28 each.
MAC, Naturally, swatches, Mineralize Skinfinish, Redhead, Blonde, KarlaSugar, Karla Sugar
There are a handful of Mineralize Eyeshadows ($20). Daylight is a shimmery violet. In the Sun is a shimmery tomato with pale gold sparkles. Summer Haze is frosty peach-pink. The aptly named Cloudy Afternoon is a soft, cloudy, shimmery silver-grey. Twilight Falls is a gently sparkly, almost bruisey black-plum.

The collection also repromotes two permanent Eye Pencils ($14). I didn’t swatch Ebony because it’s black, but I thought you might not have seen Coffee. It’s a dark cool brown.
MAC, Naturally, swatches, Mineralize Eyeshadow, Daylight, In the Sun, Summer Haze, Cloudy Afternoon, Twilight Falls, Eye Pencil, Coffee, KarlaSugar, Karla Sugar
And last but not least, there’s a new brush in the collection. The 286 is $30 and it’s like a duo-fibre 224. It’s a ponytail fluffy blending brush. Black-and-white fibers usually mean a more sheer application of color (for example, the 187 or 188 stippling brushes might be good blush brushes if you have a heavy hand). Speaking of the 187, it’s repromoted in this collection, at its regular price of $42.
MAC, Naturally, 286 brush, KarlaSugar, Karla Sugar

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6 Responses to “MAC Naturally”

  • Ploy says:

    I think I need A Perfect Day!
    I’ve tried Amplified Creme, it’s so smooth and creamy. And Fresh Air looks very nice.

  • Cendana says:

    A Perfect Day is the perfect new lipstick for ME! I love the Amplified Creme :)

    The brush is so cute!

  • T says:

    Is Sweet sunrise anything like Utter pervette or the pale pink from Emanuel ungaro collection or does it have another dupe maybe?

    I already got Early morning and it is perfect although I am about NW10.

  • Carrie says:

    I went a little crazy over this collection and got all of the blushes and lipsticks. They’re so pretty and the blushes are surprisingly pigmented.

  • Sandra says:

    I bought Twilight Falls & love it. I can see a beautiful undertone of purple in it that I can’t explain. It’s gorgeous and a shade I use a lot.

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