In the past month, MAC Cosmetics released their Next To Nothing collection, as well as a new finish of lipsticks – they’re metallic. Both are part of the permanent line, so go ahead and take your time and look through these swatches and how well they fared for me!
Next To Nothing Collection
Description (from MAC’s press release): “MAC Next to Nothing Face Colour is an ultra-balmy fluid infused with nourishing ingredients and opalescent microspheres, bringing out skin’s luminosity whether worn under make up or alone… MAC Next to Nothing Pressed Powder offers a creamy, transformative, lightweight formula for long-lasting, high-comfort wear. The silky-soft texture boasts micro-light boosters that guarantee the look of radiant skin — no filters needed!”
Next To Nothing Face Colour in ‘Deep’ (top) and ‘Dark’ (bottom). I love the formula of this tinted cream; it’s PERFECT for everyday wear. I’ve noticed that it adds a bit of dew to your face, which is really good when you want to look polished but don’t have enough time to do a full face of makeup. I’m currently wearing ‘Dark’ on my face daily, and I think ‘Deep’ is more of my summer shade. It retails for $31 (for 1.2 US fl oz) in all MAC stores and online.
These are the pressed powders in ‘Dark Plus’ (top) and ‘Deep Dark’ (bottom). I thought the ‘Dark’ shade looked a little too light on me in the pan, so I wasn’t sent a sample to try. I’ve been using the ‘Deep Dark’ powder over my Next To Nothing Face Colour and I really like it. It retails for $27 (for 0.35 US oz) in all MAC stores and online.
Verdict: If you’re looking for a tinted moisturizer + powder duo for ‘no makeup makeup days,’ this combination is perfect for you. Next To Nothing gives you a glow that lasts all day!
MAC Metallic Lipsticks
MAC has added eighteen metallic shades to their lipstick collection, and they are definitely worth checking out. There are so many light colors that are a great highlight over darker lipstick, or very ethereal on their own. Then there are the darker shades that really pop!
Here are some swatches:
L to R: Jupiter, In Lust, Disobedient, Digging for Gold, Pale Rose, Devotional, Modern Midas, Act So Cool
They’re definitely not like the recent liquid metallic lipsticks – I find them a little more subtle. The darker shades can be worn on their own, while I personally layer the lighter shades over nude lipstick. If you’re looking for something more bold, I would skip this collection, but if you like the subtle metallics, these retail for $17 at MAC stores and online.