MAC Relaxation Lip & Cheek Colour Review, Photos, Swatches

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.

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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

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Product Availability

MAC Relaxation $22.00/0.08 OZ.
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About the Reviewer

Reviewer

Christine has normal-to-dry skin with areas of dryness (cheeks, nose, and under the eyes). She has a light-medium skintone with subtle, warmer yellow undertones. Her best foundation matches include: Tarte Rainforest of the Sea in Light-Medium Neutral (best match), Estee Lauder Double Wear Stay-in-Place Makeup in Desert Beige 2N1, Giorgio Armani Maestro Glow in 4.0, Hourglass Warm Ivory Vanish Seamless Finish, Laura Mercier Candleglow Soft Luminous in Dusk, MAC NC20/NC25, Make Up For Ever Ultra HD Liquid in Y305 (140). For more matches, please read our full Foundation FAQ. For more information on our review process, please read our Review FAQ.

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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! :/

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

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….=]

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.

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