Recently MAC Cosmetics came out with a fun nautical-themed line that is perfect for summer. As soon as I saw swatches of this lipstick, I knew I had to have it! This is shockingly my first limited-edition packaged MAC lipstick (which is crazy, because I’m addicted to lipstick!). I’ve heard a lot of people hate the packaging and think it’s tacky, but I love it! (Different strokes for different folks I guess! Just like everyone LOVED the Wonder Woman collection’s packaging and I found it tacky…) Okay, ramble over! Onto the lipstick, this is a beauty blog after all.
The packaging is navy blue and white stripes with gold lettering. I love how the stripes go in different directions (horizontal and diagonal)- it adds a modern twist to the classic nautical stripe.
This lipstick is a reddish tangerine. In a lot of swatches it looked pure orange, which is what made me buy it! So be forewarned, it isn’t THAT orange but still gives the tangerine vibe. It may be great for those of you who swear by red lipstick and need a good transition to orange.
Sail La Vie is a satin formulation, which I really like. Satin is probably one of my favorite MAC lipstick finishes, because it is creamy with a tiny bit of natural shine.
Okay, here is the messy swatch. I need to start bringing a mirror down to my studio lights, sheesh! Anyways, the look of it doesn’t matter, it’s the color that matters. A perfect red-orange. This is very flattering on a lot of yellow-toned people such as myself. I find orange toned shades to be a lot more forgiving for those of us without blinding white teeth! As you can see it is very evenly applied without any splotches, which I love!
Here are the ingredients, which aren’t the easiest to read, but it’s still a list, since MAC doesn’t really post those online and are different for every shade.
Grab Sail La Vie for $15.50 at MAC stores, online, or at a MAC Counter near you.
Overall I really like this lipstick. Let me know in the comments if you have it or any other products from the collection!