Friday, May 18th, 2012


MAC Suntints SPF 20 Liquid Lip Balm

MAC Hey, Sailor: Suntints SPF 20 Liquid Lip Balm

MAC Suntints SPF 20 Liquid Lip Balm ($16.00 for 0.33 fl. oz.) comes in three limited edition shades: Abalone (see-through hot pink with no pearl), Au Rose (poppy coraly pink with gold pearl), and Sea Mist (peachy nude with multi-dimensional pearl). Like the name suggests, this product is designed to be incredibly moisturizing while giving a soft tint of color.

  • Abalone is a pale light-medium pink with a cool undertone. It darkens my natural lip color a bit and adds a lot of shine. Any pink-tinged gloss without shimmer will be very similar.
  • Au Rose is a light-medium pink with gold shimmer. This is the most “pigmented” shade out of the three. It adds noticeable shimmer and a very subtle pink tint. There are numerous possible dupes, because it is a really sheer shade.
  • Sea Mist is a sheer pale beige with white shimmer. It adds glossiness and white shimmer.  Again, so many dupes available, because there aren’t any nuances to the color as there isn’t much color!

I’m not a fan of the Suntints. I find that they’re so sheer that they’re virtually colorless on, but the worst part is that they’re not very moisturizing. In the past, they tend to lock in moisture while you’re wearing them but do not provide any real hydration after they wear away. I tested Au Rose, and it was actually drying. The texture is a bit like jelly; a little thick, glides on easily, but it gets very tacky after about ten minutes. Au Rose lasted about an hour and a half on my lips before it had worn away to the point where it was a thin layer of tackiness and some remaining shimmer.

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MAC Hey, Sailor! Suntints SPF 20 Liquid Lip Balms Review, Photos, Swatches

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If they were actually hydrating, these would be worth checking out, but with their short wear time and barely moisturizing (or, in the case of Au Rose, actually drying!), these are something to skip.

Product

6/10

Pigmentation

7/10

Texture

8.5/10

Longevity

6/10

Application

4/5

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MAC Suntints SPF 20 Liquid Lip Balm


MAC Suntints SPF 20 Liquid Lip Balm


MAC Suntints SPF 20 Liquid Lip Balm


MAC Abalone Suntints SPF 20 Liquid Lip Balm


MAC Abalone Suntints SPF 20 Liquid Lip Balm


MAC Abalone Suntints SPF 20 Liquid Lip Balm


MAC Abalone Suntints SPF 20 Liquid Lip Balm


MAC Abalone Suntints SPF 20 Liquid Lip Balm


MAC Abalone Suntints SPF 20 Liquid Lip Balm


MAC Abalone Suntints SPF 20 Liquid Lip Balm


MAC Au Rose Suntints SPF 20 Liquid Lip Balm


MAC Au Rose Suntints SPF 20 Liquid Lip Balm


MAC Au Rose Suntints SPF 20 Liquid Lip Balm


MAC Au Rose Suntints SPF 20 Liquid Lip Balm


MAC Au Rose Suntints SPF 20 Liquid Lip Balm


MAC Au Rose Suntints SPF 20 Liquid Lip Balm


MAC Au Rose Suntints SPF 20 Liquid Lip Balm


MAC Sea Mist Suntints SPF 20 Liquid Lip Balm


MAC Sea Mist Suntints SPF 20 Liquid Lip Balm


MAC Sea Mist Suntints SPF 20 Liquid Lip Balm


MAC Sea Mist Suntints SPF 20 Liquid Lip Balm


MAC Sea Mist Suntints SPF 20 Liquid Lip Balm


MAC Sea Mist Suntints SPF 20 Liquid Lip Balm

Product & Review FAQ

Where can I purchase it? How much is it?

MAC, $16.

Is it limited edition?

Yes.

Any dupes?

See individual shade review! :)

What makeup are you wearing?

On eyes: MAC Feeling Fresh, Barefoot, and Jaunty eyeshadows; MAC Blue Stripe Powerpoint Eye Pencil; Hourglass Film Noir Mascara.

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20 thoughts on “MAC Hey, Sailor! Suntints SPF 20 Liquid Lip Balms Review, Photos, Swatches

  1. Mariella

    Rats! I was hoping these would be better simply because of the SPF 20 in them – that I’d have a new lip balm this summer.  Oh well…on the lookout for something else, I guess.

    • MIRIANV

       @Mariella  Jack Black has SPF 25 in their lip balms and a great variety of flavors. If you’re looking for tinted lip balm, Neutrogena Revitalizing Lip Balm is actually FABULOUS and has SPF 20! My mother, who is allergic to everything on her skin, swears by these things. 8.99 too!

  2. Phew! I’m so happy I skipped these. The collection has been available for a week or two, here in the Netherlands. I got a lipglass, but I was thinking about getting Au Rose too. Glad I didn’t!

  3. ledonatella

    I am so surprised you didn’t find these moisturizing- I was waiting all year for these to come back because they are my favorite lip balm ever- they feel so light, not sticky, and my lips are hydrated all day. I wore these all winter too with no issues, but everyone feels different about products, what works for one might not work for someone else. But I am thrilled I was able to buy these again!

  4. buying MAC products is like paying for its packaging and limited editions status since the product itself is so poor.

  5. Megan

    You put a picture of the Sea Mist Suntint five times!

  6. army_wife_in_alaska

    Crap. I guess this would be the first product I will return from MAC. For the price I would rather have gotten a permanent eyeshadow refill pan for less or a paint pot for a little bit more. The darn packaging was just too cute.

  7. Ana G

    Why keep making this product, over and over, without even improving it?

  8. Melody

    Gosh Christine I love how you pull of green shadow!  I like these shades better than last year’s suntints but meh.  I like that they are spf 20 but the shades are so subtle and Jack Black lip balm is spf 25 and less than half the price, plus from what I hear it is tops as far as moisture.  It’s time for me to buy some Jack Black.

  9. maria paola tovar

    Wat a shame because I love the packaging

  10. sabrinajaine

    Thank you for the review, these were selling out in the UK as we got the collection first (weird) so I was tempted to get one, but as pretty as they are they don’t seem worth £11.50!

  11. milegolas

    omg, I had Ae Rose on my shopping cart..not any more

  12. evangelia

    any recs for a gloss/lipstick that is a similar color to au rose (with more opacity, obvs!)

  13. Isabela

    aww, I’m sad you think that about the Suntints, they are the products I’m most excited about this collection!
    From the Surf Baby collection I got 1 color because the MAC girl that always helps me said it was amazing. So I decided to get just one to try out. I loved it so much that I ended up going back and getting the other 2.
    I find them to be very moisturizing on me! And they last crazy hours on my lips, way more than any other lipglasses I ever tried. I adore them, will definetely buy all 3!!!

  14. seriously..you can barely tell you are wearing three separate shades of the same product :(

  15. angelicaw

    well i baught one before seeing this review…lets see how it works out..

  16. kissapentuvm

    I’vd loved these since they first launched these every summer but in different shades. I get that they’re super sheer, but that’s the point. They’re still really pretty. I don’t find them drying at all, tbh. I’m sad to see that you disliked them that much!