Monday, June 15, 2009

Released: MAC Naked Honey Collection

Another new collection from MAC Cosmetics to indulge in this summer. What’s close to being sweet as sugar? Well, honey of course! This summer sweetness was released on June 11, 2009 (North America - we Internationals will have to wait until July).

From the MAC website:

"Bees do it… now M•A•C does it! Honey that is! As ancient and exotic as Kohl, great beauties have long revered the natural restorative powers of the Golden Elixir.

Following the example of their fabled Queen, Cleopatra, Egyptians bathed in honey and milk. Queen Anne of England used it to silken her hair; from the Ancient Greeks to the Roman Empire, honey has never lost its regal, ever-amber lustre. We love the luxury of its sensual essence…but we also know that it’s a highly efficient and wholesome humectant and healer. Introducing our limited edition Naked Honey collection – three aspects of golden warmth and sun-made sweetness for the body, layered with two decidedly different honeycomb-derived fragrances – celebrating the secret lives of Queen Bees. Complementary shade of High-Light Powder, Eye Shadow and Lipglass are all the buzz for summer".

So, let’s take a look at the collection!

Lipglass ($14.00 U.S. / $16.50 CDN)

  • She’s a Star Light neutral gold
  • Queen Bee Mid-tone apricot with multi-dimensional pearl
  • Buzz Dark copper brown with multi-dimensional pearl

Eyeshadow ($14.50 U.S. / $17.00 CDN)

  • Crème de Miel Frosty light yellow gold
  • Pollinator Mid-tone warm reddened peach with pearl
  • Buckwheat Dark copper brown with multi-dimensional pearl

High-Light Powder ($24.50 U.S. / $29.50 CDN)

A high-light powder specially created for the Naked Honey collection. It features an embossed honeycomb pattern — super-fine, impeccably pearlized. It creates soft high lights on cheek, brow, shoulders — anywhere on the body.

  • Honey Light A light peachy gold with shimmer
  • Golden Nectar Muted golden tan with gold shimmer

Naked Honey Skin Salve ($18.50 U.S. / $22.50 CDN)

Formulated from honey, organic beeswax, sunflower oil, and other natural ingredients, this rich honey-scented and flavoured salve instantly moisturizers and helps recondition dry skin. Multi-purpose. Use everywhere.

Naked Honey Hand and Body Cream ($22.50 U.S. / $27.00 CDN)

A sensuous cream made form bio-converted honey, shea butter, and vitamins C and E derivatives. Absorbs quickly for skin-softening moisture. Conditions, nourishes, protects. Use on all areas where ultra-moisture is called for.

Naked Honey Body Wash ($19.50 U.S. / $23.50 CDN)

Formulated from bio-converted honey, this body wash cleanses the skin while providing the soothing and moisturizing benefits of lavender, narcissus, jasmine flower, and blue agave extracts. Provides a sensual, calming, cleansing experience.

Creations: Naked Honey ($22.50 U.S. / $28.50 CDN)

An aromatic journey that traces honey’s fragrant heart back to summer’s sweetest blooms. Energy starts to buzz, spirits soar, light floral and woodsy notes float toward an electric finale. Sweet and sexy all the way.

Creations: Africanimal ($22.50 U.S. / $28.50 CDN)

A scent that starts with a honey-ness that’s seductive and given its dash of pepper, not without spice. Add a dark kiss of bergamot and wood, an aromatic orgy breaks out to create a scent that’s all honey but far from sweet.

Available: June 11th, 2009 in North America. July 2009 International.

Eyeshadows: Creme de Miel, Pollinator, Buckwheat

To be honest; there's nothing in this collection really calling my name, I don't find it very intriguing so I doubt I will pick up anything from it. If I should pick up one item from this collection, it would be the Honey Light highlight powder.
I do love honey, though, and the smell of it but I've read reviews of the skin care products suggesting that most of the scented products are more floral/spicy and less honey-ish.

How about you, will you be getting anything from the Naked Honey collection?



Mary said...

Thanks for sharing that! I love the honeycomb imprint on the packaging and products, but I'm with you. Nothing is really tempting me all that much.

tuli said...

I don't think I'll run and buy it, but it sure sounds interesting and I wonder what would be the scence of these products :-)

Velvet said...

This Honey collection sounds and looks great! I would like to have the Honey highlighter powder too. These are typical "safe" colors...that I'm always a sucker! I'm sure I don't "need" any of this collection. But it's sooo!

Vanessa said...

Mary ~ I agree, the honeycomb imprint is really pretty :)

Tuli ~ Is MAC available in Israel?

Velvet ~ Yeah, they aren't exactly bold and bright, but rather work appropriate, versatile everyday colors. Which is a great thing :) You can wear them to all occasions :)

Tuli said...

Yes, we have MAC here in our malls and I have their black gel for eyes - it's a great product and I love it ! Their prices are pretty expensive and I've heard some not great things about their polishes, so I haven't tried them yet.

krista carlson said...

I bought Pollinater and one of the skin finishes. My husband stopped to pick them up for me so I will see them tomorrow. I so love him when he does Mac runs for me!!!

Vanessa said...

Tuli ~ I have the Fluidline too, if that is the one you were referring too? Awesome eye liner product, and last ages too :)
Prices on MAC make up is expensive here as well... I haven't tried their polishes either as of yet.

Krista ~ Pollinator actually looks like a pretty shade, it seems really similar to Paradisco? I can imagine it will be a stunner on your eyes, looking forward to see it on you ;)
What a sweet husband, now you must give him an extra kiss or two!

Lucy said...

For once there is nothing tempting me. Thank God because I've done enough shopping!

Vanessa said...

Lucy - I know the feeling... ;)

Kim @ The HLMN said...

I just scooped up all three of the lipglasses, and I couldn't be happier. I love MACs Summer collections!

Vanessa said...

Hi Kim!
That's great news :) Queen Bee looks really nice from the promo pics, but is supposed to be quite sheer, and I want my lippies to be a little more on the opaque side. Which one do you like best?