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MAC Cosmetics – Tendertones Review & Product Swatches

OVERALL, Tendertones are fun if you like this kind of product. It’s a sheer, ultra thick and glossy lip balm. These aren’t pigmented–if you have very neutral or low-pigmented lips, they might give you more color than the average person. All of the swatches are HEAVY applications; I basically dug a bit out of the jar so that you could really see the color, but upon actual application to lips, these would be a lot sheerer. Also, while I had all of these sitting on my hand for at least an hour, none of them left a stain of any sort for me (just in case anyone thought they might lend a stain kind of application).

My favorites were Sweet Tooth and Hush, Hush. I did not purchase any at this time, though. I have one from last time they launched, and I never wear it, so I figured I can probably pass on this launch!

Note: I think my store had Soft Note tendertone out instead of Honey Bare. I kept going through my swatches trying to figure out which one was Honey Bare, but none of them looked remotely close. And there is no lilac tendertone! Soft Note was a lilac tendertone that came out with last year’s launch of Tendertones–I couldn’t tell you why it was out instead. Hush, Hush *could* be Honey Bare, but I think Honey Bare is lighter – correct me if I’m wrong.

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MAC Cosmetics – Tendertones Color Collection and Promo Product Photos (Official)

The point between love and lust is this succulent, tender, and eat-me as all bon-bon-tinted lip balm. Six new, four popular bring-backs. All of them sheer, satiny, sun-protective and moisturizing. Some richly tinted to provide summer’s deepest sexiest stain. Others deliciously and lightly cotton candy. Delicately strawberry-kiwi-flavoured.

Tendertones Lip Balm SPF12

  • Tread Gently Soft lime green with yellow pearl
  • E-Z Baby Sheer milky pink
  • Honey Bare Rosy blue pink with white and gold pearl
  • Hot n’ Saucy Soft cherry red
  • Sweet & Nice Sheer red grape with red pearl
  • Take A Hint Sheer peach with white pearl
  • Hush, Hush Sheer gold with yellow gold pearl
  • Sweet Tooth Sheer coral with white pearl
  • Pucker Sheer berry with red pearl
  • Deep Sigh Sheer grape brown with red pearl

Suggested Retail Price: $14.50 US/$17.50 CDN.  Available June 2008 at all MAC locations, 1.800.387.6707 and www.maccosmetics.com.

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MAC Cosmetics – Skinsheen, Tendertones, Colour Forms Info

Tendertones | May 29, 2008 (Int’l June 2008)

Temptalia brings you this EXCLUSIVE look at Tendertones, Skinsheen, Summer Bags, & Colour Forms coming at you this Summer. Please enjoy & credit responsibly. And make sure you share your thoughts and potential hauls!

Tendertone Lip Balm SPF12 ($14.50)

  • Tread Gently
  • Take a Hint
  • E-Z Baby
  • Hush, Hush
  • Honey Bare
  • Sweet Tooth
  • Hot ‘n Saucy
  • Pucker
  • Sweet & Nice
  • Deep Sigh

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MAC Cosmetics – Tendertones Collection Review and Swatches

TENDERTONES– Detailed reviews of individual products as well as swatches are behind the more link!

Overall I wasn’t overly impressed by the Tendertones. They are sure lovely in their little glass pots (oh, and a tad heavy!), but I prefer my lip products in tubes, sticks, etc. because it is easier to grab and go with those. I’d rather not dip my finger into a product if I can help it, and let’s face it, I’m not the type of girl that is going to remember to carry a lip brush with her. Despite looking fairly pigmented on my hand, please take heed that I did swipe a good amount of product to get it that way. I put on Take A Hint on my lips, and I’m not exactly sure that it’s even on – it’s that sheer. They are very soft on the lips without being sticky, and they still give off a high gloss shimmer. Despite being soft, though, if you attempt to build up the color, you’ll end up with a very thick layer of the stuff, which is not nearly as delicious as the raspberry smell.

What I purchased: Take A Hint tendertone.

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