5.25.2012

MAC Hey, Sailor! Lipstick in Red Racer Review and Swatches

MAC Hey, Sailor! Lipstick in Red Racer
MAC Hey, Sailor! Lipstick in Red Racer
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Start your engines, ladies and gents! If you like bold, retro reds, you'll want to be first at the finish line for MAC's new Hey, Sailor! Lipstick in Red Racer ($15.50).

MAC Hey, Sailor! Lipstick in Red Racer
MAC Hey, Sailor! Lipstick in Red Racer

MAC Hey, Sailor! Lipstick in Red Racer is a bright, yellow-based red. Despite its warm base, make no mistake -- this is not an orange red. MAC Hey, Sailor! Lipstick in Red Racer is much closer to a true red that shows hints of warmth in the light.

MAC Hey, Sailor! Lipstick in Red Racer Swatch
MAC Hey, Sailor! Lipstick in Red Racer Swatch

Though the Hey, Sailor! collection is pin-up inspired, MAC did not opt for an authentically retro matte finish for this lipstick.

Instead,  MAC Hey, Sailor! Lipstick in Red Racer has a satin finish, which means that it is creamy with just a tad of shine. I think this was a fantastic choice on MAC's part. The satin finish isn't glossy, so it is long-wearing and still looks pretty retro, but the added creaminess makes it much more comfortable than a matte lipstick. 

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