Throughout my life, it’s always been a dress-up kind of Monday through Friday, with a very laid back vibe on the weekends. The new MAC Casual Colour Collection is all about that same kind of relaxed attitude. It’s a beautiful collection…read on for my thoughts.
The Limited-Edition MAC Casual Colour Collection is what I would call “effortless makeup”. You can put on a quick face and go with Mineralize Skinfinish, Prep + Prime Highlighter, all-in-one Lip and Cheek Colour Pots, Nail Lacquer and Studio Fix Mascara. The colors in this collection are neutral and so pretty. In fact, if you’re typically not a MAC wearer because you find the colors too intense, Casual Colour is inviting you to try!
The new products in this collection are the Casual Colour Lip & Cheek Colours. I tried three shades: Keep It Loose, Relaxation and Keep It Casual. For coverage on my skin tone, Keep It Casual, the darkest of the shades I tried, actually looked the best as a blush. In terms of wear, when you first apply Casual Colour Lip & Cheek Colour, there is definitely a slip to it and it takes a few seconds to dry down. Once applied, the color stays on. I’d recommend applying over a primer for best results. On the lips, the Lip & Cheek Colours actually felt a little dry. I added a lip balm over the top.
In terms of pigmentation, all of the shades I tested needed a couple of applications to build the color to a point where it showed up on me–even Keep It Casual. However, once I built the color to the level I wanted, the color stayed true and lasted through the day.
Casual Colour Lip & Cheek Colours ($20) are available in the following shades:
- Have A Lovely Day! – Neutral nude (creme)
- Lazy Sunday – Baby pink (creme)
- Weekend Getaway – Cool rose (creme)
- Relaxation – Warm pink (creme)
- Keep It Loose – Warm peach (creme)
- Keep It Casual – Warm wine (creme)
- Evening Stroll – Violet cream (creme)
- Out for Fun Cool coral (creme)
The MAC Casual Colour Collection is in department stores and online through mid-July. Do you see colours you’d be interested in trying? Let me know in the comments!