MAC’s got the recipe for scrumptious color this season!
Artfully decorated cakes are still one of the hottest thing going in the foodie world. Leave it to MAC, always inspired by the latest in pop culture, to create a collection, Baking Beauties, with these sweet confections in mind.
And MAC once again delivers with a line of “so pretty you could eat them up” colors in a delectable range of flattering products. We’ve shared a few of the goodies for eyes and lips, so now let’s take a mouth-watering gander at the items for cheeks and nails.
Pearlmatte Face Powder ($30) – MAC’s face powders are my newest obsession, and these two beauties shot to the top of my must-have list. Depending on your complexion, these velvety soft powders work as a blush and/or highlighter, offering an ethereal glow and soft flush to the face. Add in the flower and leaf design that is embossed in the powder and you can see why these beauties make this girl squeal with glee.
Pink Buttercream – the white edge is an overspray over a light cool pink base with medium cool pink buds and periwinkle leaves. Swirled, it’s a shimmery cool pink.
After much hemming and hawing (how to choose just one?!), I tested Pink Buttercream. This oh-so-soft and very flattering pink adds a hint of color to the apples of my cheeks and does an amazing job highlighting cheek bones, the forehead and decolletage. The shimmering powder adds a soft, very natural looking glow that I plan on wearing all summer long.
In for a Treat – Just like Pink Buttercream, the white edge is an overspray with a shimmery nude base, warm medium pink flowers and mint green leaves. Swirled, it’s a light shimmery coral.
I was so sad to pass this one on to a wht tester (I’m stingy when it comes to MAC Face Powders!) and I can’t wait to hear what the lucky gal has to say about this sweet treat.
Lustre Drops in Pink Rebel ($21) – Just in time for summer, MAC introduces this bronzer that “applies like liquid sun.” The water-based bronzer was inspired by their customer favorite Face and Body FX and is great for all skin types – oily, combination and dry.
Our swatcher says that on the skin Pink Rebel give a peachy gold glow that feels “very orgasm-y” (the blue pink description nowhere to be found.)
Nail Lacquer ($16) – Last but not least, MAC has added three sweet shades to their Nail lacquer collection. These high gloss formulas promise a streak-free and long-lasting manicure (or pedicure!) with minimal chipping. All three of the Baking Beauties lacquers are housed in MAC’s signature bottles and have a cream finish.
Pistachio Crème – A light and bright, turquoise/robin’s egg blue hybrid.
This color just screams spring and has the ability to make me happy just looking at it. The one slight downside is that it takes three coats to get the perfect opaque finish.
Confectionary – cool lavender pink
This soft and pretty lacquer feels very lady-like and has a sheer and buildable color. Again, it took three coats and was still a bit on the sheer side.
Bleu Velvet – periwinkle blue
Another sheer and buildable hue, this perfectly periwinkle blue lacquer has an-all seasons feel and offers great coverage with just two coats.
Overall, MAC’s Baking Beauties offers a delicious range of spring and summer hues, and just like their gourmet cake inspiration, will have you wanting to devour them at first sight.
we heartsters – does MAC’s Baking Beauties collection have you ready to pick up a few sweet treats?
photos: we heart this, swatches shown on NC 25/30 skintone
MAC Baking Beauties Collection
Pearlmatte Face Powder
In for a Treat – champagne base with matte coral flower and mint leaves
Pink Buttercream – light silvery pink base with dark pink flowers and periwinkle leaves
$29 US/$34 CDN
Pink Rebel – blue pink with gold pearl
$21 US/$25 CDN
Confectionary – light blue pink (cream)
Pistachio Crème – light teal mint (cream)
Bleu Velvet – light periwinkle blue (cream)
$16 US/$19 CDN
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skin tone: NW 20/25
skin type: combination
favorite beauty product: eye shadows and lip balms