Tuesday, May 29, 2012

MAC Hey, Sailor! Fleet Fast Blush: Swatch & Review!

It's the end of May, which means it is time again for MAC to release a beach/summer/nautical themed collection.  For at least the last four years, MAC has launched a large summer collection on Memorial Day weekend, and this year's Hey, Sailor! release is no exception.  With a wide selection of products with nautical packaging and names, I was definitely tempted at first, but had to really see the collection person before deciding to grab a few things.  One of the items I purchased is the blush in Fleet Fast.

For starters, I quite like the packaging of this collection.  I think the navy and stripe combination is very fitting for the theme without being overly obnoxious.

Fleet Fast is the darker of the two regular blushes in this launch.  I would describe it as a muted red-coral with a slight hint of pink.  If you look closely, you can see this shade has a light golden shimmer to it.  Because this is a satin finish, the shimmer is almost unnoticeable.

Now for a swatch!  The pigmentation of this blush is similar to other "satin" finish powders from MAC: not as pigmented as frosts or mattes, but still easy to build up.  I think the color is absolutely beautiful on the skin, and it is a nice, subdued red/coral color for those with lighter complexions.  However, this color is buildable enough that medium skin tones should have no problem wearing it as well.

This product contains 6g/0.21oz of powder and retails for $21.  I didn't realize that the price of special packaged products have all increased a dollar (regular blushes are $20), and I'm a bit disappointed.  MAC seems to be raising their prices more and more frequently these days, which is a shame.  One thing I've always loved about MAC is that even though they are classified as a "high end" brand, their prices are typically much lower than fellow department store brands like Chanel, Dior, and NARS.  

Overall, I think this blush is a fantastic color for the summer season ahead, and I'm very pleased with this purchase.  The formulation/pigmentation/wear isn't anything new or exciting, but it is a nice blush if you are looking to try a new shade.

Did you get anything from Hey, Sailor!?
xx, Allison

P.S.  I will be posting a video haul of everything I picked up on this trip to MAC very soon on my YouTube beauty channel!  Stay tuned! :)


  1. This collection came out a bit earlier in the UK, I was tempted by a bronzer but decided to skip it because I wasn't sure! May have to revisit the blushes tho!


  2. Bought fleet fast and crew :-) happy with my purchases

  3. I've heard so many raves about the fleet fast blush! Can't wait for the Hey, Sailor! Collection to be released in Australia!

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  4. I bought to catch a sailor lipstick, both blushes, crew highlight powder and jaunty eyeshadow!