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MAC Summer 2012 Hey, Sailor! Collection

MAC Cosmetics has launched its 40-piece Summer 2012 Collection: Hey, Sailor! online. Many popular items in the limited-edition collection are already sold out on MAC’s website (or are yet to be released for purchase), but luckily they will all be available on-counter on May 24th at numerous cosmetic retailers. The collection was inspired by “the glam of vintage pin-up girls” and features everything from lipsticks to tote bags, all in nautical-themed blue and white striped packaging. Get ready, this is a big one!


Lipstick ($15.50)

(Left to Right)

  • Red Racer – Bright yellow red (Satin)
  • Sail La Vie – Bright mid-tone orange (Satin)
  • Salute! – Neutral peach (Amplified Creme)
  • To Catch a Sailor – Highly frosted tan (Frost)
Colour plus texture for the lips. Stands out on the runway. Simmers on the street…or at sea! Packaged in blue and white stripes, it’s a match to everything Hey, Sailor!

Lipglass ($15.50)

(Left to Right)

  • Blessedly Rich – Pale coral
  • Cut Loose – White gold with pearl
  • Orange Tempera – Pale peach
  • Riviera Life – Bright tangerine
  • Send Me Sailing –  Bright yellow red
Designed to be worn on its own, over Lip Pencil or Lipstick, Tinted Lipglass is the perfect product for creating shine that lasts. It’s pigmented, very shiny and can impart subtle or dramatic colour.

Suntints SPF 20 Liquid Lip Balm ($16.00)

(Left to Right)

  • Sea Mist – Peachy nude with multidimensional pearl
  • Abalone – See through hot pink with no pearl
  • Au Rose – Poppy coral pink with gold pearl
A beach-bound essential. Protects lips against sun, wind and salt in summer’s softest tint with luscious liquid shine.

Pro Longwear Lip Pencil ($19.00)

(Top to Bottom)

  • Saunter – Pale nude beige
  • Shore Leave – Light vibrant coral
  • Throw Me a Line! – Bright true red
A new generation of longwearing lip pencil technology. Glides on fluidly and adheres instantly. Defines the lips with an instant release of rich, saturated colour. Pro-longs the hours between re-application. Transfer proof.


Eye Shadow ($16.00) 

(Left to Right)

  • Barefoot – Tarnished gold (Veluxe Pearl)
  • Crystal Avalanche – White with reflects (Veluxe Pearl)
  • Feeling Fresh – Bright green (Frost)
  • Jaunty – Light yellow beige (Frost)
  • Nautical – Navy blue (Satin)
Highly pigmented powder. Applies evenly, blends well.

Powerpoint Eye Pencil ($16.00)

(Top to Bottom)

  • Blue Stripe – Dark navy
  • Emerald Sea –Kelly green
  • Handforged – Metallic yellow gold
A kohl pencil that has all the intensity and colour-power of ultra-soft carbon. Provides deep, fully opaque coverage and an intense, smoked finish with duo-chrome pearl. Versatile in application: blend or smudge.

Pigment ($21.00)

(Left to Right)

  • Naval Blue – Deep smoky blue (Frost)
  • Old Gold – High frosted tarnished gold (Frost)
Pigment is a highly concentrated loose colour powder that contains ingredients to help it adhere to the skin. Create a subtle wash of colour or an intense effect.

Zoom Waterfast Lash ($15.00) (Permanent)

The fast-to-act drama of creamy, velvety Zoom Lash in a tear/sweat/humidity/waterproof formula. Curls and lengthens with flexible, sculpted application – everything you love about the original is here. Provides up to 12 hours of smudge-proof wear!


Powder Blush ($21.00)

(Left to Right)

  • Launch Away! – True peach (Satin)
  • Fleet Fast – Pinky, golden coral (Satin)
Colour for the cheeks and face in a satin finish.

Bronzing Powder ($24.00)

(Left to Right)

  • Soft Sand – Golden bronze with fine gold pearl
  • Refined Gold – Finely spun golden with soft pearl finish
A lightly frosted, tinted powder that gives skin sheer, natural colour effects and highlights. Ideal to enhance and strengthen a tan.

Pro Longwear Bronzing Powder ($28.00)  

(Left to Right)

  • Nude on Board – Bronzy, yellow tone
  • Sun Dipped – Dirty red tone
Combining comfort, flawless sheer-low transparent coverage and long wear, this is bronze with a fully dimensional yet natural finish.

Highlight Powder ($29.00)

  • Crew – Soft peachy cream with fine shimmer
Pearlized highlights in a superfine pressed powder. Goes on easily to create a smooth, sophisticated pop of light.


167SH Face Blender ($34.00) (Permanent)

Specially designed for the lightweight application/ blending of face powders, highlighters and bronzers this short-handled brush of white goat hair is dome shaped, luxuriously full and fluffy, to create a flawless look.

To The Beach Body Oil ($29.00)

(Left to Right)

  • Seaside – Dirty blush pink with multidimensional sparkle
  • Man Rays – Glowing tan with multidimensional golden shimmer
A shimmering body oil formulated to bring a sheer sheen and sexy gleam to skin. Soothing, naturally emollient. Its fusion of three botanical oils helps soften, smooth and moisturize skin.


Nail Lacquer ($17.00)

(Left to Right)

  • Touch of Red – Bright yellow red (Cream)
  • Verstral White – Cream white (Cream)
Revolutionary, high gloss formula. Provides no-streak/no-chip finish. Contains conditioners and UV protection.


(Left to Right)

Gone Sailing Makeup Set ($35.00)

Join the crew of the sailor-striped elite with the Gone Sailing Makeup Bag Set. Both in navy-and-white striped canvas, featuring bright red patent edges and gold rope hardware closures. Small 4″ x 5.5.” Large: 5.375″ x 10.5″.

Gone Sailing Tote ($45.00)

Set your style on course with this canvas tote. Sailor stripes, gold grommets, gold rope closure, and a navy faux leather base bring chic on board while the Op-art twist is, of course, all M∙A∙C. One Size: 10″ x 20″.

(All Photo Credits: MAC Cosmetics)

Availability: MAC website (now), Nordstrom, Macy’s, Bloomingdales, Dillards, etc. (May 24)


Set sail this summer with a colour collection inspired by the glam of vintage pin-up girls. Go overboard with the never-ending colours of Pro Longwear Lip Pencils, Zoom Waterfast Lash, Lipglass and more! Limited Edition.


What do you like/dislike or plan on getting (or have already gotten) from the MAC Hey, Sailor Collection?

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