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MAC Hey Sailor! does naughty pinup nautical

Do you know how the "pinup girl" came about? During the Second World War, American soldiers would put up posters of sexy women on their walls or lockers. Sex symbols of the day such as Betty Grable, Marlyn Dietrich, and other girls who became pinup stars had an honored place in these testosterone-filled military camps. Popular pinup artist Gil Elvgren also drew women for these posters, one of which is this:

Photo from Oh, for the love of vintage

So that's a short history lesson for you. :) Anyway, today I want to talk about MAC's latest collection to hit the Philippines - Hey Sailor! It's inspired by the nautical pinup girl, with shades of bronze and tan capturing beautiful beach skin while brilliant blues and greens remind us of the sea. Here's the price list for your reference.

I went to the launch to have my makeup done (will show you in a bit). Of course, the girls from MAC were also there to join in on the fun. Check out their Hey Sailor! looks:

Rizel Magno in navy blue smoky eyeshadows and a bright red lip (Red Racer, a bright yellow red)

Kirsten Brito opted for navy blue eyeliner with even brighter red lips (Sail La-Vie, a bright mid-tone orange)

Here are some of my fave finds and product info:

SEASIDE Dirty blushy pink with multidimensional sparkles
MAN RAYS Glowing tan with multidimensional golden shimmer
PHP 1,400

The tube on the left is the SUNTINTS SPF 20 LIQUID LIP BALM. It comes in three shades:
SEA MIST Peachy nude with multidimensional pearl
AU ROSÉ Poppy coraly pink with gold pearl
ABALONE See through hot pink with no pearl
PHP 950

CREW Soft peachy cream with fine shimmer
PHP 1,750


NUDE ON BOARD Bronzy, yellow tone
SUN DIPPED Dirty red tone
PHP 1,750

167SH Face Blender
PHP 2,150

I love this emerald green eyeshadow! It's called Feeling Fresh (P950). 

Closer look

This Powerpoint Pencil in Emerald Sea (P1,000) is made for Feeling Fresh...

...as you can hazily see in the look the makeup artist, Byron Velasquez, gave me.

Tadah! Closeup! It's a gold and green eye matched with bronze lips (To Catch A Sailor lipstick). I won't normally wear bronze lips, of course, but you have to admit that the look is quite novel. For everyday, I will keep the green eyes then go with pale pink lips. :D

Thanks to Byron for my green-eyed look!

Nikki of Askmewhats also had her makeup done too!

So that's what happened. Catch the MAC Hey Sailor! collection in MAC Glorietta, Shangri-La, and Rockwell. It will be released in Cebu tomorrow, June 30.

Any item you're lemming for? :D

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