Saturday, June 2nd, 2012

MAC Relaxation Casual Colour Lip & Cheek Colour
MAC Relaxation Casual Colour Lip & Cheek Colour

MAC Relaxation Lip & Cheek Colour

MAC Relaxation Casual Colour Lip & Cheek Colour ($20.00 for 0.43 fl. oz.) is described as a “warm pink.” It looks more like a subtly cool-toned light-medium pink. It reads cool-toned when I wear it as a blush and as a lip color. As a blush color, it’s rather light and spring-like. MAC Pink Tea is pinker. Bobbi Brown Nude Pink is similar but matte. NARS Gaiety is much bluer-toned. NYX English Rose is comparable. Make Up For Ever #4 is pinker, brighter. On lips, the coverage is opaque, and the color seems less cool-toned but definitely doesn’t look warm against my skin tone. MAC Lazy Sunday is lighter, more white-based. MAC Snob is cooler-toned. MAC Enchantee is more muted. MAC Dress It Up is fairly close.

For an in-depth review of the formula, please see this post. The main takeaways were that as a blush, this yields a dewy finish that might be just the wrong side of dewy for some, but it may be the perfect recipe for those with drier skin; as a lip color, the finish is more like a satin matte, and it has a slightly clingy nature that works as a way to make the color lightweight and very natural-looking.

Relaxation will work best on lighter skin tones, but light-medium to medium skin tones may be able to work it, depending on the look they’re going for and what else they pair the blush with. It’s a smidgen too pale for my personal liking on my medium complexion (around NC30 at the moment). Yesterday afternoon, I tested the wear of this and Weekend Getaway (coming up next!), and this shade lasted just over six hours on my cheeks and four hours on my lips.

The Glossover

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product

Relaxation

B+
Relaxation will work best on lighter skin tones, but light-medium to medium skin tones may be able to work it, depending on the look they're going for and what else they pair the blush with.

Product

8.5/10

Pigmentation

10/10

Texture

9/10

Longevity

8/10

Application

4.5/5

Results
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Dupes
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MAC Relaxation Casual Colour Lip & Cheek Colour
MAC Relaxation Casual Colour Lip & Cheek Colour

MAC Relaxation Casual Colour Lip & Cheek Colour
MAC Relaxation Casual Colour Lip & Cheek Colour

MAC Relaxation Casual Colour Lip & Cheek Colour
MAC Relaxation Casual Colour Lip & Cheek Colour

MAC Relaxation Casual Colour Lip & Cheek Colour
MAC Relaxation Casual Colour Lip & Cheek Colour

MAC Relaxation Casual Colour Lip & Cheek Colour
MAC Relaxation Casual Colour Lip & Cheek Colour

MAC Relaxation Casual Colour Lip & Cheek Colour
MAC Relaxation Casual Colour Lip & Cheek Colour (Diffused Flash)

MAC Relaxation Casual Colour Lip & Cheek Colour
MAC Relaxation Casual Colour Lip & Cheek Colour (Studio Lighting)

MAC Relaxation Casual Colour Lip & Cheek Colour
MAC Relaxation Casual Colour Lip & Cheek Colour (Diffused Flash)

MAC Relaxation Casual Colour Lip & Cheek Colour
MAC Relaxation Casual Colour Lip & Cheek Colour (Studio Lighting)

MAC Relaxation Casual Colour Lip & Cheek Colour
MAC Relaxation Casual Colour Lip & Cheek Colour

Product & Review FAQ

Where can I purchase it? How much is it?

Is it limited edition?

Yes.

Any dupes?

MAC Pink Tea is pinker. Bobbi Brown Nude Pink is similar but matte. NARS Gaiety is much bluer-toned. NYX English Rose is comparable. Make Up For Ever #4 is pinker, brighter. MAC Lazy Sunday is lighter, more white-based. MAC Snob is cooler-toned. MAC Enchantee is more muted. MAC Dress It Up is fairly close.

What makeup are you wearing?

On eyes: MAC Beth Mask Shade & Smoke Shadow/Liner, MAC Beth & Glory Shade & Smoke Shadow/Liner, Burberry Trench Eyeshadow.

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11 thoughts on “MAC Relaxation Lip & Cheek Colour Review, Photos, Swatches

  1. Ooh! Very pretty :o) I love a good medium-toned pink, and this one looks like it might be more wearable than Lazy Sunday – lip products with a lot of white in them always always grab my attention in the pan, but they tend to be rather unforgiving on my super-dry lips! :/

  2. Bizarre!  The pictures of the pan look so blue pink.  It’s almost like they created the descriptions and then somehow mixed up the formulas.

  3. Nia

    Hey Christine,Lovely review as always… What are you wearing on your lower lash line in these pictures? That purple-blue eyeliner looks spectular!

  4. Nia

    *spectacular

  5. Pamela

    Can you please tell me what brush you use to apply this color  to the cheeks and how long would you say this would last…Thank you….=]

  6. Does anyone know if this eventually sets (on cheeks or bare lips), despite its initial dewiness? Thanks! 

    • Hey!
       
      As a cheek product, it never seems to dry down fully – it always has a little movement/transfer and dewiness.  On lips, I don’t have this problem!  You can lightly dust translucent powder to help it as a cheek product.

  7. Profile wp-user-avatar wp-user-avatar-60 alignnone photo of Norimar Nieves Nory

    What lip gloss will you recommend with this color?