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There are five eye shadows in MAC’s Hey, Sailor collection. Four of these are limited edition but Crystal Avalanche is permanent. There are both neutrals and bright colors, so there is a little something for everyone.

Since the packaging on these is all nifty and striped, that means that the price is $16 rather than the usual $15. I don’t buy eye shadows for the packaging, but it’s definitely cute and I like the nautical theme.

Like other MAC eye shadows, I recommend using a primer such as a Paint Pot like Painterly or Soft Ochre underneath these so that the color is as bold and true-to-pan-color as possible. Using a primer before applying these will also ensure that they wear as long as possible with no creasing (usually lasting 8-12 hours on me that way), although even without a primer these will wear from 6-8 hours before any creasing or fading occurs.

Barefoot, Feeling Fresh, Jaunty, Nautical Navy and Crystal Avalance (refill pan)                                                      * click photo to enlarge *

Photo taken outdoors in natural sunlight on NC15 skin with no primer.
Barefoot, Crystal Avalanche, Feeling Fresh, Jaunty, Nautical Navy
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Barefoot (Veluxe Pearl)

Barefoot (Veluxe Pearl):   Barefoot is a “tarnished gold” color. To me, it’s a warm mid tone golden color that has some hints of olive or dirty bronze to it. It’s very pretty and has good color payoff, even without a primer. It’s unique, as I can’t seem to find any other MAC eye shadow that is a good dupe for it. Goldmine is much brighter gold and a little bit lighter. Since Barefoot is a Veluxe Pearl finish, it has some frosty sheen to it without being totally shimmery. It applies very smoothly and blends easily. All in all, this is one of my favorite eye shadows in this collection.

Crystal Avalanche (Veluxe Pearl)

Crystal Avalanche (Veluxe Pearl):   This is described as a “white with reflects”… It’s a clean, bright white that’s exceptionally frosty for a Veluxe Pearl, and contains super fine reflective particles. Like other Veluxe Pearl eye shadows, it applies very smoothly and it has opaque coverage with little product. Crystal Avalanche is part of the permanent range of MAC eye shadows.

Feeling Fresh (Frost)

Feeling Fresh (Frost):   Feeling Fresh is a true “bright green”. It’s like a kelly green or grassy green that doesn’t lean towards the blue or yellow side of… It’s just very, very green. As a Frost finish, it’s not as frosty as I’d have expected. The green part of the eye shadow has a sheen to it but isn’t completely frosty… the silver particles in it give it most of it’s shimmer. The color payoff is best over a primer… Without a primer it’s not all that opaque and doesn’t apply completely evenly. Feeling Fresh is a great color, you just have to know how to work with it!

Jaunty (Frost)

Jaunty (Frost):   Jaunty is a “light yellow beige”. It’s a very neutral eye shadow and doesn’t actually seem the least bit yellow to me. On most light to medium skin tones, this will show up as a natural looking eye shadow, but still has a great deal of frostiness to it. It’s not completely opaque but it applies evenly and smoothly with good color payoff. If you wear this over something like Painterly Paint Pot it will be much more opaque. I like Jaunty as a lid color or even a brow highlight. As simple as this color is, it’s still unique and it’s my favorite in this collection.

Nautical Navy (Satin)

Nautical Navy (Satin):   Nautical Navy is described as a “blue”… Kinda vague there, MAC! It’s a navy blue with silvery blue shimmer particles. As a Satin eye shadow, I expected this to give better color payoff and apply much smoother than it did. Without a primer, it was difficult to work with and felt chalky, not blending evenly. Once I put it on over a neutral Paint Pot it was much easier to work with and turned out to be nicely pigmented. I wouldn’t say this is a totally unique and different color, but it’s nice. Shop and Drop eye shadow seems really close to Nautical Navy, but that one was limited. If you can’t find this one, the closest dupes in MAC’s permanent line would be Contrast, although it’s a bit more gray, or Deep Truth, which is a brighter blue and is more frosty.

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Here are all the lipsticks featured in MAC’s Fashion Sets collection, with the exception of Chestnut and Spice, which I did not purchase. This collection came out a while back, but the majority of these lipsticks are permanent and are still available at your local MAC counter, store, or online. I am dividing these into two groups, as I did with the Lipglasses so it’s a little easier to compare them and you can get a good quality image of the swatches and products. Thanks for reading!

 

Angel, Girl About Town, Impassioned, Morange, Myth, Peachstock, Pink Nouveau, Please Me, Ravishing, Razzledazzler, Rebel, Russian Red, Saint Germain, Snob                                                                                         * click on image to enlarge *

Angel, Girl About Town, Impassioned, Morange, Myth, Peachstock, Pink Nouveau                                                 * click on image to enlarge *

Photo taken outdoors in natural sunlight on NC15 skin.
Angel, Girl About Town, Impassioned, Morange, Myth, Peachstock, Pink Nouveau                                            *click on image to enlarge *

Angel (Frost):   This lipstick is a “soft pink” that’s a warm, light-medium shade of pink. It contains very fine shimmer particles that give it a frosted finish. Angel yields opaque coverage and wears well for around 4-6 hours. I like to use Dervish or Subculture Lip Pencil with Angel.

Girl About Town (Amplified Creme):   Girl About Town is a “bright blue fuchsia”. It’s a very bold, cool toned fuchsia that still appears more pink than purple, despite the blue-ish undertones. As an Amplified Creme finish, it gives opaque coverage and bright color payoff with a creamy, shiny consistency that leaves my lips feeling soft. Since Amplified Creme’s are so intense, Girl About Town gives me around 6 hours of wear before I need to touch up. I like to use Magenta or Embrace Me Lip Pencil or More to Love Pro Longwear Lip Pencil with this shade.

Impassioned (Amplified Creme):   This is an “amped-up fuchsia” that is warm toned and contains more deep pink and reddish undertones than blue or purple. It’s an Amplified Creme finish so the color payoff is great, giving opaque coverage without having to apply much product and has a shiny, creamy texture. This lipstick wears for about 6 hours without needing to be touched up. I like to use Embrace Me Lip Pencil or More to Love Pro Longwear Lip Pencil with Impassioned.

Morange (Amplified Creme):   Morange is described as a “loudmouth orange”. It’s a warm, slightly reddish orange that’s very intense. Like other Amplified Creme Lipsticks the color payoff is great and very much opaque and this Lipstick feels smooth and creamy on the lips, wearing for around 6 hours. My favorite Lip Pencils to use with Morange are Entertain Me and What A Blast!, which is a Pro Longwear Lip Pencil.

Myth (Satin):   Myth is one of my all time favorite nude lipsticks! It’s a “light neutral nude” which is fairly neutral, but still warm, so it looks good on nearly any skintone and never looks too yellow or brown. It’s light, but not so light that it gives you zombie lips like some nudes do. As a Satin finish, it’s very smooth and somewhat shiny on the lips. I get opaque coverage with Myth, although I find that it’s so creamy that it can sometimes look a bit streaky or uneven when applied heavily from the tube. To fix that issue, I usually use a brush to apply it with, or spread it around with my finger a bit after I put it on. Myth wears for around 6 hours on me. Some good nude Lip Pencils to use with Myth are Subculture, Naked Liner, or What Comes Naturally.

Peachstock (Satin):   This Lipstick is a “creamy beige peach”. It’s a warm, midtone nude color that’s definitely peachy and beige. It’s a Satin finish so it goes on creamy and is slightly shiny on the lips. It has a thick consistency and gives opaque coverage that wears for about 6 hours before I need to touchup. Stripdown or Subculture Lip Pencils work well with Peachstock, as well as Nice ‘N’ Spicy Pro Longwear Lip Pencil.

Pink Nouveau (Satin):   Pink Nouveau is a “bright pink” that is intense and has cool/blue undertones, but still looks good on nearly everyone. It’s a Satin finish, so it has a smooth texture and gives a slightly shiny appearance to the lips. The coverage with Pink Nouveau is totally opaque without having to apply much product. A few Lip Pencils that you could use with Pink Nouveau are Just Wonderful, Dervish or Embrace Me or even Magenta for a brighter look with more contrast.

 

Please Me, Ravishing, Razzledazzler, Rebel, Russian Red, Saint Germain, Snob
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Photo taken outdoors in natural sunlight on NC15 skin.
Please Me, Ravishing, Razzledazzler, Rebel, Russian Red, Saint Germain, Snob
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Please Me (Matte):   Please Me Lipstick is a “muted rosy-tinted pink”. It’s a medium shade of pink with yellow based, warm undertones so it’s flattering on all skintones. As a Matte finish, it has a thick, creamy texture and has a slight bit of shine to it. Please Me gives opaque coverage with very little product applied and wears well for 5-6 hours. A few nice Lip Pencils that you can use with Please Me are Subculture (nude/neutral), Whirl or Dervish (pinks), or In Anticipation Pro Longwear Lip Pencil, which is nearly a perfect match.

Ravishing (Cremesheen):   Ravishing Lipstick is a “clean light peachy coral”. That description sums it up pretty well. It’s a lovely, warm, soft coral that’s suitable for all skintones, in my opinion. Ravishing has a Cremesheen finish, so it has good color payoff with opaque coverage, as well as a slightly glossy shine to it. Cremesheen Lipsticks typically give me about 4-5 hours of wear before I need to touch up. I usually use a neutral Lip Pencil like Subculture with this color, or for something a bit more bold, you could use Lasting Sensation. A little bird tells me that there’s a pretty coralish Pro Longwear Lip Pencil that just came out with the Hey Sailor! collection too.

Razzledazzler (Lustre):   This is a “light creamy coral”. It’s a warm, soft type of coral that’s really pretty on light to medium skintones. Since it’s a Lustre finish, it has a glossy sheen to it and surprisingly (for a Lustre anyway) gives almost opaque coverage. I get 4-5 hours of wear before I need to touch up with this Lipstick. This reminds me of Flamingo lipstick, although Flamingo was a bit more pink. You could use a neutral Lip Pencil like Subculture with this for added definition, or if you have it Mouth Off was a nice one too.

Rebel (Satin):   Rebel is one of MAC’s all time most popular colors. It is a permanent shade but they really seem to like repromoting it every few months to make sure everyone knows about it… Probably a good thing, since just by looking at the product itself, it can seem kind of dark and intimidating.

Russian Red (Matte):   Aside from Viva Glam I, this is my favorite red lipstick of all time. It’s flattering on everyone and makes your teeth look nice and white! It’s an “intense bluish red”. Russian Red is a Matte finish so it gives totally opaque coverage and wears well and a bit longer than most other MAC Lipstick finishes, giving around 6 hours of wear before needing any touch up. Although it’s a Matte, it still has a slight sheen to it. This pairs up nicely with Cherry or Brick Lip Pencil, or even Kiss Me Quick Pro Longwear Lip Pencil.

Saint Germain (Amplified Creme):   This is a “clean pastel pink”, although I see it as almost a Barbie or Pepto kind of pink. It’s a very bright, light-medium, cool toned pink. Amplified Creme Lipsticks give intense, opaque color payoff and last for around 6 hours without touchups. For a liner, you can use a neutral like Subculture Lip Pencil, or even go with something like Hip N’ Happy or Magenta for a brighter, more contrasting lip.

Snob (Satin):   Snob Lipstick is a “light neutral pink” that tends to look more cool toned than neutral on most people. It’s a Satin finish, so it gives creamy, opaque coverage with a bit of shine and lasts around 5-6 hours. I like to wear this with Dervish or Hip ‘N’ Happy Lip Pencil.

Since these are all spaced out and arranged by color on the other Fashion Sets posts, I wanted to make a collective post of all the Lipglasses so it’s easier to compare them all side by side. I am dividing these into two different groups so the photos and swatches are better quality, but they’re all here (except for Spice and Chestnut, which I didn’t purchase)!

Angel, Girl About Town, Impassioned, Morange, Myth, Peachstock, Pink Nouveau, Please Me, Ravishing, Razzledazzler, Rebel, Russian Red, Saint Germain, Snob                                                                                            * click on image to enlarge *

Angel, Girl About Town, Impassioned, Morange, Myth, Peachstock, Pink Nouveau                                                 * click on image to enlarge *

Photo taken outdoors in natural sunlight on NC15 skin.                                                                                        Angel, Girl About Town, Impassioned, Morange, Myth, Peachstock, Pink Nouveau                                                 * click on image to enlarge *

Angel:   Angel Lipglass is a “light warm pink” that contains very fine shimmer particles. It doesn’t have as much shimmer as the lipstick does, but you can still see a little bit. Despite the light pink color, this Lipglass gives opaque coverage.

Girl About Town:   This is a “bright blue fuchsia” color with opaque coverage. Unlike the Lipstick, this contains a hint of microshimmer particles, which could be good or bad, depending on your personal preference. They layer nicely together and match well, although the Lipglass does seem to have a bit more red to it.

Impassioned:   This “bright warm pink” Lipglass is a perfect match for the corresponding Lipstick and is a warm toned, bright pinkish fuchsia. It contains no shimmer. It’s just creamy, shiny, opaque and gorgeous!

Morange:   This lipglass is referred to as a “bright cream orange”, which is perfectly accurate. It’s slightly more or a true orange than the Lipstick is (in my opinion anyway), and gives opaque coverage.

Myth:   Myth Lipglass is not a perfect match for the Lipstick. It’s said to be a “light neutral nude”, but is much more peachy/yellow and a hint more cool toned. It’s almost opaque on the lips but not quite, despite how incredibly thick and creamy it feels. I think because of the thickness of this particular lipglass, it also make it settle into the lines on my lips. Myth Lipglass also contains the slightest bit of shimmer. It almost reminds me of the Viva Glam Gaga II Lipglass, but lighter and not at brown.

Peachstock:   Peachstock Lipglass is a “creamy beige peach” and matches the Lipstick of the same name quite well. It’s a thicker than normal, creamy Lipglass and gives opaque coverage, although like some other nude-ish colors, it can settle into the lines of the lips a bit.

Pink Nouveau:   This Lipglass is a perfect match for the Lipstick and is a true “bright pink”, although when worn alone it’s not quite as intense. It has a creamy texture and is nearly opaque but not quite.

Please Me, Ravishing, Razzledazzler, Rebel, Russian Red, Saint Germain, Snob                                                    * click on image to enlarge *

Photo taken outdoors in natural sunlight on NC15 skin.
Please Me, Ravishing, Razzledazzler, Rebel, Russian Red, Saint Germain, Snob                                                    * click on image to enlarge *

Please Me:   This Lipglass is a perfect match to the “muted, rosy-tinted pink” of Please Me Lipstick. It’s very thick and creamy and will give you nearly complete opaque coverage when worn by itself. On me, it seemed a little uneven at first but once it warmed up on my lips it looked just fine.

Ravishing:   Ravishing Lipglass is about the same color as the “clean light peachy coral” Lipstick, although it has a bit deeper of an orange tone to it. Also unlike the Lipstick, Ravishing Lipglass contains some soft microshimmer particles, as you can tell from the swatch.

Razzledazzler:   Razzledazzler Lipglass gives a thicker, more opaque coverage than the “light creamy coral” Lipstick does and it has a very thick, milky texture. It’s also a bit more pink than the lipstick.

Rebel:   This Lipglass is a perfect match for the  “midtone creamy plum” Lipstick in this set. It’s not completely opaque when worn alone and tends to look streaky at first, but once it warms up on the lips it evens out and looks quite nice.

Russian Red:   Unlike all of the other Lipglasses in this collection, Russian Red is permanent. It’s a good match for the “intense bluish red” Lipstick, although it may be a hint warmer and lighter. It’s very thick and creamy and gives opaque coverage.

Saint Germain:   This Lipglass isn’t quite a perfect match for the “clean pastel pink” Lipstick. Although they’re close and compliment each other well, it’s lighter, more milky in texture and not as opaque.

Snob:   This Lipglass is more of a true neutral than the slightly cool toned “light neutral pink” which Snob Lipstick is, but it still leans towards the cool side. The coverage is nearly opaque but not completely. This Lipglass can settle into the lines on the lips when worn alone if applied too heavily.

Fashion Sets is MAC’s newest collection featuring “sets” of matching Lipstick, Lipglass, and Nail Lacquer. The colors were chosen based on how popular these shades of lipstick are in different regions of the world. This set features Snob, a permanent Lipstick and limited edition Lipglass and Nail Lacquer.

All three Saint Germain products are available online, at counters, and in stores and are part of the North America and Latin America/Middle East groups of Fashion Sets. These sell for the usual prices, with Lipstick and Lipglass costing $14.50 and Nail Lacquer selling for $16.00.

Photo taken outdoors in natural sunlight on NC15 skin.
Left to Right: Lipstick, Lipglass, Lipstick + Lipglass layered

Snob Lipstick (Satin):   Snob Lipstick is a “light neutral pink” that tends to look more cool toned than neutral on most people. It’s a Satin finish, so it gives creamy, opaque coverage with a bit of shine and lasts around 5-6 hours. I like to wear this with Dervish or Hip ‘N’ Happy Lip Pencil.

Snob Lipglass:   This Lipglass is more of a true neutral than Snob Lipstick is, but it still leans towards the cool side. The coverage is nearly opaque but not completely. This Lipglass can settle into the lines on the lips when worn alone if applied too heavily.

Snob Nail Lacquer (Cream):   Snob Nail Lacquer isn’t quite the same as the lipstick, as it’s brighter and more of a midtone neutral/warm pink. In the glass jar it looks cool toned, but it’s not. Weird… Anyhow, it gives opaque coverage after two coats but looks streaky after the first. The second coat will even it all out though.

As with all MAC Nail Lacquers, I get close to 4-5 days of wear without much chipping or tip wear. With a topcoat like MAC’s Overlacquer, it will last closer to a week.

Fashion Sets is MAC’s newest collection featuring “sets” of matching Lipstick, Lipglass, and Nail Lacquer. The colors were chosen based on how popular these shades of lipstick are in different regions of the world. This set features Saint Germain, a permanent Lipstick and limited edition Lipglass and Nail Lacquer.

All three Saint Germain products are available online and are part of the Asia Pacific and Europe/Africa groups of Fashion Sets. These sell for the usual prices, with Lipstick and Lipglass costing $14.50 and Nail Lacquer selling for $16.00.

Photo taken outdoors in natural sunlight on NC15 skin.
Left to Right: Lipstick, Lipglass, Lipstick + Lipglass layered

Saint Germain Lipstick (Amplified Creme):   This is a “clean pastel pink”, although I see it as almost a Barbie or Pepto kind of pink. It’s a very bright, light-medium, cool toned pink. Amplified Creme Lipsticks give intense, opaque color payoff and last for around 6 hours without touchups. For a liner, you can use a neutral like Subculture Lip Pencil, or even go with something like Hip N’ Happy or Magenta for a brighter, more contrasting lip.

Saint Germain Lipglass:   This Lipglass isn’t quite a perfect match for the Lipstick. Although they’re close and compliment each other well, it’s lighter, more milky in texture and not as opaque.

Saint Germain Nail Lacquer (Cream):   Saint Germain Nail Lacquer is an almost perfect match with the Lipstick. It’s a thick, creamy, cool toned light-medium pink. It was opaque with two coats, although it still appeared slightly streaky, so I added a third for good measure.

As with all MAC Nail Lacquers, I get close to 4-5 days of wear without much chipping or tip wear. With a topcoat like MAC’s Overlacquer, it will last closer to a week.

Fashion Sets is MAC’s newest collection featuring “sets” of matching Lipstick, Lipglass, and Nail Lacquer. The colors were chosen based on how popular these shades of lipstick are in different regions of the world. This set features Russian Red, a permanent Lipstick and Lipglass and a limited edition Nail Lacquer. I did not buy the Nail Lacquer in this set because I have SO many reds already, but it’s a very nice match to the Lipglass and Lipstick.

All Russian Red products are available online and at stores and counters as it is part of the North America group, as well as the Europe/Africa and Latin America/Middle East groups of Fashion Sets. These sell for the usual prices, with Lipstick and Lipglass costing $14.50 and Nail Lacquer selling for $16.00.

Russian Red tends to photograph darker than it actually is, as you will see in the swatches below.

Photo taken outdoors in natural sunlight on NC15 skin.
Left to Right: Lipstick, Lipglass, Lipstick + Lipglass layered

Russian Red Lipstick (Matte):   Aside from Viva Glam I, this is my favorite red lipstick of all time. It’s flattering on everyone and makes your teeth look nice and white! It’s an “intense bluish red”. Russian Red is a Matte finish so it gives totally opaque coverage and wears well and a bit longer than most other MAC Lipstick finishes, giving around 6 hours of wear before needing any touch up. Although it’s a Matte, it still has a slight sheen to it. This pairs up nicely with Cherry or Brick Lip Pencil, or even Kiss Me Quick Pro Longwear Lip Pencil.

Russian Red Lipglass:   Unlike all of the other Lipglasses in this collection, Russian Red is permanent. It’s a good match for the lipstick, although it may be a hint warmer and lighter. It’s very thick and creamy and gives opaque coverage.

Fashion Sets is MAC’s newest collection featuring “sets” of matching Lipstick, Lipglass, and Nail Lacquer. The colors were chosen based on how popular these shades of lipstick are in different regions of the world. This set features Rebel, a permanent Lipstick and limited edition Lipglass and Nail Lacquer. However, I did not buy the Nail Lacquer to this set as I already have very similar colors. Rebel Nail Lacquer is actually not a very good match for either the Lipstick or Lipglass.

Rebel products are available online, in stores at at counters, as it’s part of the North America and Europe/Africa groups of Fashion Sets. These sell for the usual prices, with Lipstick and Lipglass costing $14.50 and Nail Lacquer selling for $16.00.

This particular Lipstick and Lipglass photographs MUCH darker than it really is, so don’t let the picture fool you!

Photo taken outdoors in natural sunlight on NC15 skin.
Left to Right: Lipstick, Lipglass, Lipstick + Lipglass layered

Rebel Lipstick (Satin):   Rebel is one of MAC’s all time most popular colors. It is a permanent shade but they really seem to like repromoting it every few months to make sure everyone knows about it… Probably a good thing, since just by looking at the product itself, it can seem kind of dark and intimidating.

This is a “midtone creamy plum” that sort of resembles a deep, intense purpley fuchsia (to me anyway).  It definitely has some warmer pink/red undertones to it as well as blue/purple ones. It’s a hard color to describe but it’s really beautiful on all skintones. As a Satin finish, it’s got great color payoff and applied opaque with a nice shine. Rebel looks really nice when paired up with Currant or Half-Red Lip Pencil, or for a lighter, brighter pencil you could even try Magenta.

Rebel Lipglass:   This Lipglass is a perfect match for the Lipstick in this set. It’s not completely opaque when worn alone and tends to look streaky at first, but once it warms up on the lips it evens out and looks quite nice.