Sorry for breaking MAC’s Hey Sailor collection into two posts, but I didn’t want to subject you to all my ramblings in one sitting. Click here to revisit swatches of Hey Sailor’s lipsticks, lipglosses (Lipglass and Suntint), lipliners, eyeliners, blush, and highlighter.
The eyeshadows of this collection didn’t excite me. Crystal Avalanche (Veluxe Pearl) is repromoted permanent shade. It’s a glowing bright white with a satin finish, and it felt just a little dry. Barefoot (Veluxe Pearl) is a dirty, tawny yellow gold shimmer. It was also a little dry, not quite as pigmented as I expected. Jaunty (Frost) is a softly shimmery fawn-beige-nude. Feeling Fresh (Frost) is a sheer shamrock green satin. Nautical Navy (Satin) is a sheer matte/satin dark navy blue. The potted shadows are $16 each.
The collection also repromotes two pigments (loose powder that can be used anywhere: eyes, face, sometimes lips, body, hair — even mixed into nail polish). Old Gold is a dirty green-gold frost/shimmer. Naval Blue is a cornflower denim blue shimmer. The pigments are $21 each.
Hey Sailor was originally going to feature three nail polishes, but the gold one got scrapped (so late that there’s a space for it on the displayer). Vestral White is a repromote: a white cream. Touch of Red is a cherry red creme. If you wanted to do something red-white-and-blue for Independence Day/the elections, these would put you two-thirds of the way there. The polishes are $16 each.
Hey Sailor features two “regular” bronzers (Bronzing Powder, $24) and two Pro Longwear Bronzing Powders ($28) — they all look really pretty.
Your regular bronzers are Soft Sand, a yellow-brown with a very fine golden shimmer, and Refined Golden, a repromoted permanent shade, slightly deeper and more red with a few gold sparkles. I’d say both of these have a satin finish.
The longwear bronzers are a bit lighter. Nude On Board is a glowy golden peach. Sun Dipped is a paler, shyer, dustier/less saturated/more muted, slightly pinker shade. These are also satin/matte.
Here are light and heavy swatches:
In 2010 (To the Beach), MAC introduced a limited edition body oil. At the time it only came in one color, so it was simply called “To the Beach bronze body oil.” This summer, MAC is bringing that oil back and adding a second shade, so the original is Man Rays and the new shade is Seaside.
This product is a dry oil (an oil that absorbs into your skin for a matte finish). It’s unscented and cosmetic: two pumps rubbed into your arm would sheer out to no color, just a few sparkles. One sales associate described it has the perfect placement of Reflects; it’s meant to give you a glow.
Seaside is a white-silver shimmer; Man Rays is a bronzey gold shimmer. I swatched heavily (to make sure there would be something to see in the photograph), which is why the oil still looks wet.
Just a few odds and ends to round out the collection. The 167SH face blender brush is $34. The collection also includes a few bags, which are sold exclusively through MACcosmetics.com and the freestanding MAC stores.
The tall skinny tote bag (10″ x 20″) is $45. I was more attracted to the pair of thin cotton makeup bags (a long flat brush bag (10.5″ x 5.375″; it’s stuffed with tissue paper in my photos) and a small lipstick/coin purse (5.5″ x 4″), plus a twisted-rope carrying strap for $35).
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