MAC Casual Color Review & Swatches

Hi Guys & Dolls!

Casual Color ($20 for 13ml)  is a lip and cheek product MAC released this summer as part of an easy-breezy weekend inspired makeup collection. Let me start this review by saying I don’t normally like products that are intended for both lip and cheeks- I find that they are either too drying on the lips, or too creamy on the face, or both. In fact, many of cream cheek colors I’ve tried feel like gooey lipstick on my face and/or exacerbate the appearance of my pores. I was skeptical to try these but the colors were just so beautiful, I decided to give them a whirl.

As a cream-blush they simply melt into my skin, and feel like I have nothing on! These have a drier texture than most cream blushes I’ve tried, and the colors have a nice see-though quality to them. They last several hours, though not all day; I have to set them with a powder blush for them to last all day.

As a lip color it can be used a few different ways- if you apply it with a lip brush it looks and feels like a lipstick with a bit of sheen; patting it on with your finger gives a soft, sheer look with little or no sheen. Casual Color is not particularly hydrating on the lips, but it doesn’t leave them dried up feeling either. I love applying a bit of lipbalm with sunscreen and then patting this over to get a soft sheer color.

Have a Lovely Day! Out For Fun, and Relaxation without flash

Have a Lovely Day! Out For Fun, and Relaxation with flash

Casual Color comes in a pot identical to the ones Lip Conditioner and Lip Erase come in. They are great to keep in your purse to add a little effortless color when you are on the go. I’ve kept both Relaxation and Out For Fun in my purse for the last month as a back-up plan for when I’m rushing out the door san-makeup and I always get compliments when I wear them! I much prefer this formula to MAC’s Cremeblend Blush and I hope they make this line permanent.

Where to buy- Out For Fun & Relaxation are still available at Have A Lovely Day is available at

MAC is not globally cruelty free; products made in Canada.

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  1. Teeny
    July 21, 2012 / 11:40 am

    I cannot believe that you are promoting Mac products and they are not cruelty free anymore!

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