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MAC Hey, Sailor! Collection for Summer 2012

MAC Hey, Sailor! Collection for Summer 2012

availability: May 24th, 2012 (North America), May 2012 (International); all products are limited edition unless otherwise specified

Lipstick ($15.50 U.S. / $18.50 CDN)

  • Salute! Neutral peach (Amplified)
  • To Catch a Sailor Highly frosted tan (Frost)
  • Red Racer Bright yellow red (Satin)
  • Sail La Vie Bright mid-tone orange (Satin)

Lipglass ($15.50 U.S. / $18.50 CDN)

  • Cut Loose White gold with pearl
  • Orange Tempera Pale peach (Repromote)
  • Blessedly Rich pale coral
  • Riviera Life Bright tangerine
  • Send Me Sailing Bright yellow red

Pro Longwear Lip Pencil ($19.00 U.S. / $22.00 CDN)

  • Saunter Pale nude beige
  • Throw Me a Line Bright true red
  • Shore Leave Light vibrant coral

Eyeshadow ($16.00 U.S. / $20.00 CDN)

  • Crystal Avalanche White with reflects (Veluxe Pearl) (Permanent)
  • Barefoot Tarnished gold (Veluxe Pearl)
  • Jaunty Light yellow beige (Frost)
  • Feeling Fresh Bright green (Frost)
  • Nautical Navy blue (Satin)

Bronzing Powder ($23.00 U.S. / $27.50 CDN)

  • Soft Sand Golden bronze with fine gold pearl
  • Refined Golden Finely spun golden with soft pearl finish (Permanent)

Pro Longwear Bronzing Powder ($28.00 U.S. / $32.00 CDN)

  • Nude on Board Bronzy, yellow tone
  • Sun Dipped Dirty red tone

High-Light Powder ($29.00 U.S. / $33.50 CDN)

  • Crew Soft peachy cream with fine shimmer

Blush ($21.00 U.S. / $25.00 CDN)

  • Launch Away! True peach (Satin)
  • Fleet Fast Pinky, golden coral (Satin)

Nail Lacquer ($17.00 U.S. / $21.00 CDN)

  • Verstral White Cream white (Cream) (Repromote)
  • Touch of Red Bright yellow red (Cream)
  • Gold Knot Brass gold (Frost)

MAC To the Beach Body Oil ($22.50 U.S. / $26.50 CDN)

  • Seaside Dirty blush pink with multidimensional sparkle
  • Man Rays Glowing tan with multidimensional golden shimmer

Suntints SPF 20 ($16.00 U.S. / $20.00 CDN)

  • Sea Mist Peachy nude with multidimensional pearl
  • Abalone See through hot pink with no pearl
  • Au Rose Poppy coral pink with gold pearl

Powerpoint Eye Pencil ($16.00 U.S. / $19.00 CDN)

  • Handforged Metallic yellow gold
  • Emerald Sea Kelly green
  • Blue Stripe Dark navy

Pigment ($21.00 U.S. / $25.00 CDN)

  • Old Gold High frosted tarnished gold (Frost) (Permanent)
  • Naval Blue Deep smoky blue (Frost) (Permanent at PRO)

Brush ($34.00 U.S. / $39.00 CDN)

  • 167SH Face Blender


  • Gone Sailing Makeup Bag Set ($35.00 U.S. / $40.00 CDN)
  • Gone Sailing Tote ($45.00 U.S. / $50.00 CDN)

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Iona Avatar

I’m excited about this! I can’t wait to see some swatches! I love the nautical theme, but I think the lipgloss packaging is way to busy..

Laura Avatar

I squealed when I saw this! I love the packaging, there are so many things I want! MAC’s so expensive here in Australia though… need to start saving ASAP!! 🙂

Lara Avatar

Yes I am also in Australia, and seing it costs double over here, I will only get a few products. Love the look of this collection, very classy and nautical at the same time. Reminds me of a 50’s theme for some reason.

Alison Avatar

Aiee! It’s just too much. I’m feeling a bit dizzy after having looked at all those stripes lol. My initial reaction is that these products look old-fashioned but not in a good way. I really couldn’t see myself wearing eyeshadow colours like that in the summer. I’ll be passing on this.

Amarie Avatar

That was my reaction too, old fashioned. The navy blue packaging keeps screaming “it’s the 80’s again” and not in a good way. And navy blue eyeshadow for summer? No.

The only thing that looks interesting here is that Barefoot eyeshadow, other than that it all looks like a pass for me 🙁

Dawn Avatar

Have to say, I don’t like the packaging – the design is way too ‘busy’ and hurts my eyes.

Just a few bits there I like, thank goodness. MAC has been putting out way too many collections lately, and I just can’t afford to buy all the bits I would like

Clara M Avatar

I wish I was more excited by the colour story. I’m disappointed that this is the flagship collection for summer, or so I’m assuming by the size. I can see tons of this heading straight to the CCOs to be totally honest.

But thanks for the preliminary info, Christine!

Maribel Avatar

Finally something with cute packaging! I’m so excited for this collection. Hopefully the items I’m interested in perform well!! Which is quite a few!! ;D

Brenda Avatar

I realize the eye colours are brighter and more jewel toned, but Naughty Nauticals wasn’t that long ago. Another disappointment from MAC.

Do you find that MAC seems to recycle themes every few years??

Miss J Avatar

Brenda, what I also find funny is that the name “Hey, Sailor” was also a name from one of the glosses in the Naughty Nauticals Collection! LOL.

Brenda Avatar

Agreed, I do find the nautical theme appears every summer in some form or another!

And that’s true – there was a Hey Sailor lipgloss!! I feel like they’re trying to pull a fast one here….LOL

Ani_BEE Avatar

High-Light Powder in Crew is the only thing I’m interested in this collection in terms of product. Gone Sailing Tote is really cute however and maybe the first one I liked from MAC other then the HK on.

Evelyn Avatar

I was so excited for this collection, hoping that they would repromote Shore Leave eyeshadow from Naughty Nauticals and I could stop obsessively saving the one I have now. Then I see “Shore Leave” and get all excited, until I realize that it’s a lip pencil?!?!? Not cool, MAC. Not cool.

daylami Avatar

Dazzle camo! The navy used to paint the bottoms of ships like that to confuse enemy submarines. (Many decades later some clothing manufacturer used it to pattern a very unfortunate pair of stirrup pants that ten-year-old me inexplicably got at the Bon-Ton, and then wanted to vomit every time I saw them.)

On a nerd level I kind of love the packaging and the bag, but in reality I would just wonder if everyone was crying for the eye bleach.

Emma Avatar

Crikeys, they really don’t give you a second to breathe do they! The last lot only just launched and straight away they announce the next lot! Love the packaging, hate the promo photo though. Definitely interested in a few items.

Ana G. Avatar

This is a huge collection! I wonder if MAC will be able to deliver quality with this quantity. The packaging…way too many stripes for my eyes…

sachi Avatar

The bronzers are the regular, permanent formula. The Pro Longwear bronzers are new and part of the Pro Longwear line, so they’ll probably have some promise of long wear time. They’ve really been fleshing out the PL line…foundation, concealer, shadows, liners, more lipsticks, glosses, and now the bronzers. I personally LOVE the concealer and glosses, so can’t wait for these bronzers!

HautePJ Avatar

I ADORE the packaging. So fun and I love whatever lip the model is wearing in the promo image – maybe a combo of the Red Racer and Send Me Sailing?

Lee Avatar

Wow, a collection where I don’t want a single thing. It’s funny, I’ve got the exact same coloring as the model but I’m just not feeling the look.

Chantal Avatar

May I just take a moment to say how much I envy you? My first thought on seeing these photos was how much I LOVE the look on the model; it instantly makes me want to be a redhead. But, although fair, I don’t have that slight honey-tone to my skin (I’m just…white), so it wouldn’t work as well with that beautiful orange-red hair. When I did go red for a while, it was a more primary red. Which is cool in it’s own way, but just not the same. 🙁

And light blue eyes can pull off medium and dark blue shadow/liner beautifully; I once heard a makeup artist describe it as a “color shadow”, and it is a challenging look to achieve. My light blue/green/grey eyes are too murky to do it properly; and when I sometimes wear very blue contacts, they are too dark for the look.

Anyhow, thus ends my wistful yearning. My only consolation is that you will try this look yourself on my behalf…please? You certainly don’t need anything from this collection, the colors are very dupable. But I hope you will try this look and celebrate your fair titian beauty! 🙂

Lilia Beck Avatar

OMG! love the packaging, it is super nice. I am glad there isn’t much products that appeal to me, they all beautiful but I don’t rock the red or orange lip or the frosty shadows anymore. I will get just a few, I already spent a lot in the early collections.

Maritza Avatar

so far I am loving those navy blue and green eyeshadow! Not sure if I like the navy design on the containers though, but I know me and I know I’ll be crazy to get some of those items…

Margarett Avatar

I guess I will end up saving some money on this one because the only two things I see that interest me are the green eyeshadow and the green eye pencil. However, since the green shadow is a frost I wonder if I have a color in my Yaby pearl palette that will be a close dupe.

VJNS Avatar

Just when I vowed to go on a make-up diet this comes out. Ok, I HAVE TO get me some and then that’s it for at least a year. So far the shadows are awesome as are the pigments and lipsticks. Cute packaging too.

Nina Avatar

OMG! So excited! I actually really thought I would be bummed out with this collection because when I saw that initial promo pic I totally thought “Oh, Sailor, so… blue and red… great… just like Wonder Woman…” =/ But I am pleasantly surprised!! They have the blue in red in there, but so much more! Plenty to choose from! Should be something in there for everyone! I’m already eyeing a number of colors! Woo Hoo! And I really like the packaging… Granted, the pics with the striped products against the striped backgrounds is a bit much… but, unless you store your makeup against a white and blue striped backdrop (totally possible! ha!) I don’t think it will be an issue once you just have an individual item. Man, I LOVE special packaging collections! Such a sucker!! I can’t help it. =D

Mai Avatar

Might be interested in Red Racer, but that’s about it.
I also have to agree with everyone who doesn’t like the packaging.. it’s too busy. :/

Samantha Avatar

AWESOME !! This collection is to die for !! I haven’t bought any mac since Semi – Precious and that was ages ago. Looking foward to this.

Sasha Avatar

FINALLY cool limited edition packaging. Honestly I dont even look at a collection from MAC anymore unless it has different packaging. It isn’t worth it to me otherwise, since their lip products make my lips peal and their eyeshadow melt off my lids without a primer. Looks cute. Might check out a blush.

Pamela Avatar

Love the packaging! I know the Gone Sailing Tote will cost a fortune but I need it! It’s perfect for my summer trips to Martha’s Vineyard!

Laura Avatar

I’m interested in the lip pencils and the tarnished gold eyeshadow, and maybe the red lipstick, but that’s about it. The packaging’s not really my cup of tea.

Caitlin Avatar

I am ruined. I need that tote and all at least the two pale lipsticks and the gold eye colours…. I am a sucker for sailor themed stuff… good buy money T_T

margot Avatar

I like the packaging, and I can see a few couple of lip products tickling my fancy.. but not too sure about the rest. Happy to see new sun tints, I liked the last few I got!

timothybcat Avatar

I’m such a sucker for dark blue eye shadow, and I love the outer packaging. Interesting that the prices are the same. I must admit I’m intrigued.

Alexandra Aimee Avatar

I’m not generally a MAC person because I usually feel like there are better, more wearable products in their price range, but this collection is doing it for me!! May be the first thing in years to get me to stop by a MAC counter!

Casey Avatar

oh my god, this packaging. yes.
finally, another collection where it isn’t a slide out sleeve or some terribly designed snow-globe crap.

Emeline Avatar

Oh dear ohdearohdear, now THIS is gonna be the end of my budget. I mean look at that packaging! So lovely! Could anyone tell me what Suntints are? Are they new?
I get the feeling that they are a tinted moisturizer but they seem tiny and shimmery.. Anything to rival my beloved laura Mercier?

Aw, I even want the bag!

pLebiitah Avatar

I love the packaging!! I hope MAC would do more special packaging like this for more collections<3 I really like "Shore Leave" Lip Pencil, but i will never pay $20 for a lip pencil.. =$

MichelleChefNYC Avatar

I like the packaging on this, but yet ANOTHER nautical themed collection from MAC? I feel like we get these same colors over and over again in new packaging and are supposed to pretend we are excited because they are shiny and “new”. And this collection contains quite a few permanent products as well… blah, I’ll be skipping this one…

Mariella Avatar

Nothing much there that interests me except for one of the eyeshadows (don’t know which as there are no names with the photos). Not mad about the packaging.

Altea Avatar

OMG a summer collection that I might actually like. That’s RARE! (And my wallet is sc***ed, lol)

Any guess about what the model is wearing? Love the lips, but I don’t see anything like that in the product descriptions. The reds are described as “yellow red”, that doesn’t look yellow at all to me…

beck Avatar

Cute packaging….however a little bummed on the theme since Naughty Nauticals was all ready done. Oh well…I might pick up a few pieces since the summer collections are my favorite.

Miss J Avatar

The only thing that interests me is some of the lip products. I will definitely check out: Salute!, Sail La Vie, and Saunter. Depending on the quality of the glosses, I might grab the coral or orange one. I’m not particularly loving the special packaging, which is odd, since I do love Nautical themed stuffs. Hmm.

Melanie Avatar

Oh my!!! I’m in love with this collection! The packaging is Ah-mazing, the eyeshadows and the lipsticks!!! Wow! Can’t wait!

Julia Avatar

I know that the products haven’t been released to the public, but is the bronzer in Soft Sand lighter than Refined Golden? I tried RG a while ago and it was waayyyy too orange on me. To me, the photos make it look lighter! Thanks.

Keen Janine Avatar

Hmm I’m not impressed. I expected something better from MAC’s summer collection. I loved To The Beach and Surf Baby. I’ll be saving money this summer!

Cindy (Prime Beauty) Avatar

I normally don’t pay too much attention to MAC–too hard to keep up, but there is so much I like in this collection. It doesn’t hurt that I love anything nautical–the tote would make a darling beach bag!!

Veronica Avatar

Okay, I have to admit the packaging is adorable, and if Red Racer is what the ad model is wearing, I am all over it. Emerald Sea looks promising, too.

Amy Avatar

The reds and greens<3 Love the navy blues too but too dark for my baby face. Interesting twist on Summer. Not incredibly unique though.

Cynthia Avatar

This is the 2nd collection from MAC that I’m actually excited about! (The other being Venemous Villains) I can wait to see how these are! They look fantastic!

Pip Avatar

Ooh, this looks so lovely! Pity I’m in New Zealand, everything will be so expensive 🙁 Still, I’d love to pick up a few lipsticks. Looking forward to the swatches 🙂

Lilinah Avatar

Whew! What a relief! I’m shoppin’ til i’m droppin’ on the April collections (Reel Sexy, Tres Cheek, and Extra Dimension), but this one is just enh for me.

I may only “have” to have one thing, that striped dimensional powder – i’m guessing it’s “Crew” High-Light Powder. I’m also attracted to the gold eye shadow and eye liner, but they don’t look necessities, since i have other gold shadows and liners.

My credit card is thanking MAC for this respite 🙂

Lisa G Avatar

I’m a sucker for anything nautical! Love the packaging, products, colors etc. I decided to pass on all the spring collections to save money for this one. However, I never make a major purchase without consulting Consumer Reports and I consider you, Christine, my consumer reports for makeup. Your honest reviews have saved me a bunch! Gotta see the reviews of this collection before I buy:)

Andrea Z Avatar

I’m undoubtedly probably going to buy all of those lipsticks. SO EXCITED. Except for, maybe, uh… “To Catch a Sailor”… “highly frosted tan”? Yikes, no thanks.

Safyre Avatar

Kind of reminds me of an amped up version of Naughty Nauticals – would’ve been cool to see Port Red repromoted with it. Overall, I do really dig the packaging though but will have to see swatches before I’m swayed :/

Lark Avatar

No Port Red Lipstick? Disappinted. And my Naval Blue pigment is matte. Confusing!
I’ll be fighting for those Pro Longwear Lip Pencils, but I feel like I have this look in my stash, even the brass nail polish. It was gold at Holiday. I’m glad to see special packaging at last! But what’s in it? Have it. I can trot out Cool Heat and do this look.
I am liking that fluffy goat brush though…

Jennifer Avatar

I’m sure the products will be so-so as usual, but I will definitely pick up a few things for that adorable packaging! I’m a sucker for gimmicky presentation. LOVE!

Sioned Avatar

Barefoot is gorgeous! The perfect gold i’ve been looking for for a month now. Hoping it swatches as pretty and pigmented as it looks! Love the packaging on this collection as well.

Luiza Avatar

I want it so bad !!!!! Too bad the prices here in Brasil are just.. impossible. It’s just ridiculous. I hope I get to travel soon before this is over !!! I LOVE IT !! They should have made the brush in that cool blue pattern too, it’s so beautiful !

Jessica Avatar

I love that makes bag set! I have a general idea of what I want but I’m going to wait for the swatches until I make my dial decisions. When are you able to release swatches, I want to see the colors sooo badly?

Desiree Jones Avatar

loving the nude lip pencil and the lipstick colors but other than that It’s not anything too great and alot I can pass on. The packaging of this collection is nice but it is alot going on and my eyes were a lil whoooo after looking at it all, but it’s not horrible just dizzying!

This collection is nice but they eyeshadow colors could have been more summer inspired!

heather Avatar

a lot of these colour descriptions sound like theyre aimed at warmer-based skintones…which is awesome, the colours are very pretty, but im decidedly cooler-based, so i’ll probably sit most of this one out. the make up tote, however…i LOVE it!

Dee Avatar

Yay! This collection looks amazing! Love the lip/eyeliners, lipsticks, highlight powder and far too much more, also this packaging is lovely, better get saving girls!!!

Ava Avatar

Will this also be available at Nordstrom counters? I’m assuming they might since they’ve had the last 2 summer collections there as well…

Jasmin Gonzalez Avatar

I’ve been dying to see MAC’s really big summer collection. Last year, I was in love with the surf baby collection, but I have to say, this disappoints me. I see like maybe one lipstick I like. I feel like MAC really needs to step up their game.

Sonia Avatar

i totally love this…reminds me of naughty nauticals but better! please review it soon christine, i can’t wait to see more! also, does that makeup bag have that mini bag attached to it? i hope they detach!

Jennifer Avatar

I like the blues in this collection and also that green eye shadow, but the packaging is making me dizzy! 0_o I’ll have to see this one in person.

Maria Conchita Arcala Avatar

Love it! The whole point of limited edition is the pretty packaging of the product itself, not the box. Hope they keep this up
For future collections!!!

Ashley Renee Stubblefield Avatar

i almost ignored this because i thought “another collection with that damn black packaging” im glad i looked!

HoneyBee Sting Avatar

Love knot lustreglass i truly miss. Port red needed to b repromoted. I still hve mutiny pigment thats an awesome baby bleu pigment. This new collection looks boring not so exciting as naughty nauticals

Lissa Medina Avatar

Love the packaging:-) its about time. Too bad the Shop Cook collection was not cute packaging like the boxes that they came in:(

Laura Williams Avatar

About time we got some cute packaging! So excited for this collection. I want way too much! Would have loved to see a couple repromotes from Naughty Nauticals though, specifically Mutiny would have been lovely.

Sue Avatar

Huuuge collection! *gasp* Wha is the round one with the three coloured stripes? A highlighter? While I’m excited to see MAC is finally doing some special packaging again, this one looks really cheap and too restless to me.

Vness12 Avatar

Loving these photos! I hope the actual products live up to them. Looks like a great collection for all types. And so help me if I can’t get my hands on the TOTE!!!

Luella Rose Avatar

I can’t believe the UK website has this collection available already! I literally have no idea what to buy without any of your watches haha 🙁

Luella Rose Avatar

I can’t believe the UK website has this collection available already! I literally have no idea what to buy without any of your swatches haha 🙁

madii Avatar

 @Luella Rose here you go:  this is a Polish webiste, we’ve had the collection since the 2nd of May. If you’re pale, you absolutely MUST pick up the Launch Away blush! It sold out here in Warsaw in 2 days!! It is my most favourite blush ever and I would love to get a 2nd one somehow 🙁 Also the feeling fresh (green) and avalanche (white shimmer/highlight) eyeshadows are great!! I also got the gold and green eye pencils 🙂

Emme Avatar

This launched in Europe today! I couldn’t believe my eyes when I walked up the MAC counter an saw this. I didn’t expect to see this collection for another month here! It launched today together with In Extra Dimension, Fashion Sets and Reel Sexy. 4 collections in one day!
I found the packaging extremely distracting from the products, but I ended up buying Saluté. It’s a gorgeous warm nude that leans more orange than peach. The Highlighting Powder looks more like a blush than a highlighter when swatched, due to the pink, peach and lavender stripes. Not sure if the coloured stripes go all the way through though.

madii Avatar

 @Emme The colours do go all the way through, the girl at my mac got like a little chisel thing and dug out one of the little purple stripes 😉 they go all the way down. iwasnt happy with it tho – it’s not a typical highlighter, too pink and purple for me. and the white colour wasnt well pigmented. I got the Launch Away! blush though – beautiful!! Very very sofr peach. Perfect for us pale girls!! Also I got the green eye shadow, and from reel sexy I got reel sexy and watch me simmer lipsticks, heirloom eye pencil :))

Emme Avatar

 @madii  Launch Away! is very pretty, but the packaging is so distracting that I decided against it. I also got Reel Sexy lipstick, Lightscapade and I got Watch Me Simmer with Shop/Cook. 😀

MelissaRottier Avatar

Already launched in Europe!!! I was so happy!!…bad thing, they launched reel sexy, hey sailor and in extradimension the same day..hate it actually…to many products short on cash!

Becks Avatar

I love this collection! I am so glad it launched in the Middle East already. I really wanted the bronzer but it was sold out but since I got to try everything in store already I can order it when it goes on sale in the states then have a friend bring in to me when she visits!  The Sail La Vie lipstick is gorgeous! The  Feeling Fresh  eye shadow is close the that of Urban Decay. I picked it up but I may return it being that they are so close in color. I also want the Au Rose lip gloss. 

Nillafrost Avatar

The items were temporarily listed on the mac site last week and the blush is $21,the highlighter is $23, the pro bronzer is $27

Nillafrost Avatar

Yesssss. Actual prices, time to tart budgeting, I love the blushes nd bronzers and of course the lipstick but only salute! And sail la vie.. I need an orange lipstick. can’t wait !

madii Avatar

 @Nillafrost Sail la vie is actually red. Just a bright red. If you want an orange lipstick I’d suggest Morange – I have it, it’s 100% orange and it’s lovely 🙂

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