“We’re Back” by MAC

FlamingoMAC announced recently that they would be bringing back select lipstick and lipglass colors from some of their most popular limited collections, to make them permanent! I love it when that happens.  I love getting to vote on those colors too sometimes. In total there are about 15 lipstick colors and 11 lipglass colors.  One of the lipstick colors they brought back is Flamingo. I never tried flamingo when it was limited, so I tried it in the store and took it home.  It is definitely a new favorite to add to the lineup.  I wore it with a coral shirt and a new coral BaubleBar necklace.  The Flamingo was the perfect bright coral. Not too bright, not too dull, just enough pigment and shine.  It is one of the lustre formula lipsticks from MAC so it is a good balance of hydrating and enough pigment to stay on and show up. In the photo it is In Anticipation prolongwear lipliner, with the Flamingo lipstick, and a small touch of Saint Germain lipglass, which is one of the lipglass colors they are making permanent too.

Excited to try some of the other limited items that are now permanent from this latest “We’re Back” collection.  I’ll let you all know how they look!

Here is a list of the lipsticks that were brought back:

  • Sweet & Sour
  • Flamingo
  • Tangerine Dream
  • Razzledazzler
  • Lip Blossom 
  • Giddy
  • Kinda Sexy
  • Patisserie
  • Shy Shine
  • Sophisto
  • Cockney
  • Milan Mode
  • Pink Pigeon
  • Lady Danger
  • Sushi Kiss

Review of New MAC Patentpolish Lip Pencils

PatentPolish Lip PencilsHere they are!! I accidentally went to the MAC store a full week before they were actually launched trying to get these guys! I got 6 different colors. They come in 12 shades total, you can see them all here. I bought the coral color Go For Girlie, the brighter pink Fearless, the medium pinks Spontaneous and Kittenish, the lavender/pink Patentpink, and the nude Innocent.

Lipgloss – Lipstick – All in One

My list of the things that I LOVE about them:

1. They are large gloss/lipstick pencils, just like they appear.

2. They twist up, so they do not require sharpening, which is a huge bonus for me, because I do not carry a sharpener around, unless I am going out on a makeup job, since they are sharp and messy.

3. They stay on pretty well.

4. They have great pigment, so that they are no too glossy.

What I was not expecting (but not necessarily negatives):

1. They are not *quite* as glossy as I was expecting. BUT, I think this actually is better, upon further reflection, because they stay on better than I thought they would as a result. I REALLY like that part.

2. They are more pigmented than I thought, again because I thought they would be more glossy, and again, I think I prefer this.  I thought I would have to wear a lipstick underneath and now I do not.

3. Like I stated above they twist up!! I think this is AWESOME, my ONLY teensy complaint with this is that they aren’t every sharp, but it’s a small price to pay for not ever having to sharpen them!

Here are some pictures of some of the colors that I have been obsessing over in the last couple weeks. Right now I cannot stop alternating days between Patentpink (the lavender/pink) and Innocent (the nude).

Here is the Patentpink Patentpolish with the MAC prolongwear lipliner Absolutely It mixed with a little Plum lipliner:

Mouth Patent Pink







Here is the Innocent Patentpolish with the MAC prolongwear lipliner Nice N Spicy:

Innocent PatentPolish Lip Pencil2







Innocent PatentPolish Lip Pencil

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Hello everyone. I am a makeup artist in San Diego. I also have a long work history in the corporate world. I have my degree in psychology and very much enjoy working with underserved populations in my community.


I LOVE makeup. I have had a love affair with makeup and artistry going on for 20 years now, sadly, not admitting any ages, but it’s the truth. With this blog I hope to share some of my work, my makeup tips, tell you which products I have found and adore (believe me, unfortunately, or maybe fortunately for you, there are a lot of them…), and show some of the crazy, strange, fun, and everyday color combinations I put together.

My makeup work is primarily with photographers for print photography and with local brides. I very much enjoy helping someone’s vision of their subject or of themselves come to life through makeup artistry. I think of makeup as a way to show off individuality and creativity. I do not think of it as a mask to cover someone up, but a creative palette to display what each individual chooses to display!

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This is a place where I will do like I do with makeup, Let’s Make It Up! If you have suggestions or tips for me, I am happy to hear them. I look forward to interacting with you all out there soon!