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Highly pigmented powder. Applies evenly, blends well. Packaged in blue and white stripes, it’s a match to everything Hey, Sailor!
This review is for the 4 limited-edition Eye Shadow colors releasing with MAC’s upcoming Hey, Sailor! Collection. This post includes photographs and swatches of the following colors:
- Barefoot (Veluxe Pearl): Tarnished Gold
- Jaunty (Frost): Light yellow brown
- Feeling Fresh (Frost): Bright green
- Nautical (Satin): Navy Blue
Crystal Avalanche is promoted in this collection, but you can buy it as part of MAC’s permanent line–and for less money!
These shadows come in standard MAC packaging. The compacts are plastic and come with snap-shut, flip-up tops. The packaging is decorated with blue nautical stripes.
Barefoot is a classic, slightly tarnished gold with a smooth, frosty finish. The color is good in pigmentation, but not great. I went back into the pan to pick up more color in order to get the strength of color I wanted.
Jaunty is a pale champagne with a smooth, frosty finish. It has great color payoff and applies smoothly.
Feeling Fresh is a bright, Kelly green with silver shimmers. The color is intensely pigmented and goes on evenly.
Nautical is a navy blue with light blue shimmers. This color is also intensely pigmented and goes on pretty even, though less even than Feeling Fresh.
All 4 colors are high quality. I’m very impressed by Feeling Fresh and Nautical. MAC’s brightly-colored shadows can be disappointing in color payoff and finish, particularly when it comes to the Satin formula (of which Nautical is). But Feeling Fresh and Nautical won’t disappoint. They do have a more crumbly consistency, though, so expect fall-out.
I’m not as impressed with Barefoot and Jaunty–not because they aren’t good quality, but because the colors are not unique.
Ease of Use: 9.5/10
Jaunty and Feeling Fresh go on the most even and require the fewest layers to get an opaque finish. Barefoot and Nautical require a little more layering, but not by much.
Everything in the Hey, Sailor! collection is $1.00 more than normally-price MAC items because of the special limited-edition packaging.