MAC’s baking up a storm with this cake inspired launch, and there’s still time to get a piece…
I am a sucker for baked goods, and cupcakes are one of my favorites, so when MAC’s latest launch Baking Beauties arrived for testing one word instantly came to mind…YUM!
Inspired by the artistry of cake decoration, MAC Baking Beauties is filled with decadent confections for the eyes, face, lips and nails. Today, we’ll take a look at what they have baking for eyes and lips.
Pro Longwear Paint Pots ($18.50) – this MAC favorite is available in 5 new and dazzling shades that are fun, flirty and whimsical. Housed in the standard MAC glass pot, these paints are super creamy and glide on easily, but then dry quickly to hold their coverage. They are highly pigmented, with a strong shimmer and glittery finish.
Mooncake – light shimmery champagne
Dangerous Cuvee – light cool lavender grey
We tested two new shades and I found Mooncake to be very light and airy and Dangerous Cuvee to be a beautiful, shimmering grey. These colors definitely dare to dazzle so while they’re not something I might wear to work, they are perfect to add sparkle for a fun night out or a summer party.
Lipsticks ($15) – Baking Beauties also showcases 4 shades of their classic lipsticks in a yummy array of colors. We tested two of these MAC staples, and as always these lipsticks glide on creamy and stay put.
Lavender Whip – light, cool lavender with a touch of magenta (cremesheen)
Devil’s Food – glossy and sheer deep plum (frost)
I found Lavender Whip to be a delicious pale lilac that is a perfect seasonal color. (you’ll have to hit the store to search for one of these delicious treats though, because it looks like they’re all sold out online.) Paired with the Painted Pots, these color combos will not disappoint if you’re looking for a fresh spring look.
Mineralize Tinted Lip Balms ($19.50) – These gems are my favorite pieces from the Baking Beauties collection. Packaged in fun, glitter white boxes, these compact tubes of liquid balm are rich, thick and creamy, and were the perfect therapy for my winter abused lips.
Sweet Tooth – cool lilac
Cheery Cheery – cool, milky blue pink
In the tube these have a TON of shimmer (bordering on micro glitter), but on it’s not really noticeable.
Available in four total shades, with a very subtle burst of color, these can be worn alone for a sheer look or on top of the MAC lipsticks. I really enjoyed the formula, as so many thick liquid balms can be sticky, these are not. I tested Cheery Cheery which felt really good on my lips. The small slanted tube, also gives you better control, and you only need a small amount to completely saturate your lips.
This collection is another fun, spring launch from MAC with some pretty pastels that will appeal to anyone looking for a soft new look. Baking Beauties is a confectioner’s dream and you will be sure to find a treat in this fresh, sweet collection.
Readers – have you reached for any sweet treats in the Baking Beauty Collection?
Erin is a secondary science teacher who adores makeup and fashion. She spends her free time pursuing her other passions which include cooking, antiquing, and decorating.
photos: we heart this, swatches shown on NC 25/30 skintone
MAC Baking Beauties
Pro Longwear Paint Pot
Fancy Frosting – frosted white
Let’s Skate – pale pink with pearl
Mooncake – warm beige
Éclair – light chocolate with gold pearl
Dangerous Cuvée – frosted cool grey
$18.50 US/$22.00 CDN
Pure Decoration – light white peach (cremesheen)
Raspberry Swirl – light white blue pink (cremesheen)
Lavender Whip – light cool lavender (cremesheen)
Devil’s Food – glossy deep plum (frost)
$15.00 US/$18.00 CDN
Mineralize Tinted Lip balm
Baking Beauty – creamy light peach
Cheery Cheery – creamy mid-tone blue pink
Sweet Tooth – creamy lilac
Glacé – creamy pale baby blue
$19.50 US/$22.50 CDN
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