Availability: MAC Stores & Online
Versatile, lightweight all-in-one colour for cheeks and lips. Creamy, super-blendable, barely there formula. Contains Vitamin E to help keep skin and lips nourished.
This review is for the 8 new limited-edition Casual Colours releasing with MAC’s upcoming Casual Colour Collection. This post includes photographs and swatches of the following colors:
- Lazy Sunday: Baby pink
- Weekend Getaway: Cool rose
- Keep It Casual: Warm wine
- Evening Stroll: Violet cream
- Relaxation: Warm pink
- Have A Lovely Day!: Neutral nude
- Keep It Loose: Warm peach
- Out for Fun: Cool coral
Casual Colours come in clear, plastic jars with black, twist-off tops. The packaging is identical to that for MAC’s Tinted Lip Conditioners.
Have A Lovely Day! is a nude tan color. Interestingly, it doesn’t show up nearly as brown on the lips as it does on the cheeks (because the formula allows the pink of your lips to show through).
Lazy Sunday is a very light, pale pink. It looks very girly on the lips, but be careful using this on dark skin because it can make the skin look ashy. I also think it’s not the best color on warm-toned skin. I personally don’t mind wearing it, despite having yellow undertones, but the color would look best on cool-toned, light skin.
Weekend Getaway is a cool-toned rose color that applies opaquely on the lips. This is one of my favorites of the bunch.
Relaxation is a nude, dusty rose color that shows up lighter and brighter on my lips than on my cheeks.
Keep It Loose is a nude apricot. I don’t see this color showing up on skin darker than NC/W25. It’s a good nude lip color that won’t make you look sickly or washed out.
Keep It Casual is a bright, red wine color. This is also one of my favorites. It will suit warm-toned skin better, but can also work with cool-toned skin. The color is good for a red lip that isn’t too dramatic and could be worn during the day as well as nighttime.
Evening Stroll is a medium violet with strong pigmentation. This will be the least accessible color of the 8 released in this collection. It doesn’t have a pink tone to balance out the purple hue.
Out for Fun is a bright orange on the cheeks and a softer orange on the lips. Because it’s a creamier orange on the lips, it makes for a fairly wearable orange lip color. In either case, it’s very on-trend for Summer.
As someone who often uses cream blushes on the lips, I’m drawn to the Casual Colours. The consistency is slightly thinner than MAC’s Tinted Lip Conditioners. All of the colors have great pigmentation. The best part about the formula is that the color stays strong even when they are blended out over the cheeks. Sometimes cream blushes become streaky or patchy despite having strong pigmentation once you thin them out over the skin. But you won’t have that problem with the Casual Colours.
On the cheeks, these leave a medium dewy finish. The sheen isn’t oily or sticky. If you have dry skin, these are a great blush option. Even if you have combination skin (like I do), these will still look beautiful. You can set with a powder if you want to reduce the dewy quality. If you have oily skin, I would opt for a powder blush instead. But you can still use these on the lips. I do see a bit of fading around the 5th hour of wear. I think this is because of the balmy quality of the formula, which makes the product conducive to moving around as your skin produces oil throughout the day. You can set the product with powder to help its longevity.
The Casual Colours also make great lip colors. They have the consistency of a balm but the strong pigmentation of a lipstick. They are moisturizing and don’t emphasize lip lines. The formula doesn’t resist transferring or smudging at all, so you should only expect a wear-life of 2 hours maximum. And if you eat or drink, it will come of easily.
Ease of Use: 9.75/10
Casual Colours blend evenly over the skin so you don’t have to spend additional time layering over patchy areas. Application onto the lips is also simple: just apply as you would a lip balm.
For $20.00 you get 13 ml (0.43 fl ounces) of product. You get a lot of product for the price you’re paying.