MAC Casual Colour for Summer 2012 Swatches, Photos & Review

MAC Casual Colour

MAC Casual Colour is a new limited edition collection perfect for the summer months. Why? Because the main feature, which are the Lip & Cheek Colours, are a two in one product and so easy to use. Also super convenient to just pop in your bag and be done with it!

This collection not only features eight Lip & Cheek Colours, but also Studio Fix Lash Mascara, Mineralize Skinfinish Natural, Prep + Prime Highlighter (in two shades) and four Nail Lacquers.

Let’s dive into the Lip & Cheek Colours, shall we?

MAC Casual Colour Lip  Cheek Colour 2
Clockwise: Lazy Sunday, Relaxation, Evening Stroll, Weekend Getaway

MAC Casual Colour Lip  Cheek Colour Swatches
Lazy Sunday, Relaxation, Evening Stroll, Weekend Getaway

The Lip & Cheek Colours come in a pot, very similar to their Lip Conditioner (which I love). They are made to be used as blush and lip colour, if you so desire. When used together they create a nice matchy-matchy effect, which I kinda like. They aren’t sticky, have no scent and nicely pigmented. Just a little bit on the cheeks goes a long way.

Lazy Sunday is a light pink. This is definitely the hardest one to wear because it’s super pale and made me look corpse-esque.

Relaxation is a medium pink. Very pretty, totally my kind of shade. Not too warm or cool.

Evening Stroll is a violet shade. I thought this would not work on me at all, but it actually does! Like it!

Weekend Getaway is a cool toned rose pink. Another one I would wear all the time.

Please be kind and ignore the dark circles under my eyes. :)

Lazy Sunday

Weekend Getaway


MAC Casual Colour Lip  Cheek Colour Evening Stroll
Evening Stroll

MAC Casual Colour Lip  Cheek Colour
Clockwise: Keep It Loose, Have A Lovely Day!, Keep It Casual, Out For Fun

Keep It Loose, Have A Lovely Day!, Keep It Casual, Out For Fun

Keep It Loose is a warm toned peachy/nude shade. This one is really light on my cheeks and lips.

Have A Lovely Day! is a nude/beige. Pretty, I like this one a lot for a nude look.

Keep It Casual is a red/brown shade and the darkest one. It still manages to work with my skin as long as I use a little. The lip shade is really nice. Not too bright.

Out For Fun is a coral shade and one of my favs. Love the lip shade especially on me. Great for summer!

MAC Casual Colour Lip  Cheek Colour Keep It Loose
Keep It Loose

MAC Casual Colour Lip  Cheek Colour Have A Lovely Day
Have A Lovely Day!

MAC Casual Colour Lip  Cheek Colour Out For Fun
Out For Fun

MAC Casual Colour Lip  Cheek Colour Keep It Casual
Keep It Casual

MAC Casual Colour Nail Lacquer
Style Tip, Please Me

MAC Casual Colour Nail Lacquer Style Tip
Style Tip

Style Tip is a nude creme. Too close to my skin tone for me, not much of a fan of this one. The formula was ok, not as streaky as most MAC cremes are. This was two coats.

MAC Casual Colour Nail Lacquer Please Me
Please Me

Please Me is a medium warm pink creme. The shade is nice, though not that unique I don’t think, but the formula was streaky. This was two coats.

Overall: I truly love these Lip & Cheek Colours. The only shades I wasn’t totally over the moon for were Lazy Sunday, Keep It Loose and Keep It Casual. If I had to pick mt top 3 favs they would be Relaxation, Evening Stroll and Out For Fun. As far as the nail lacquers, meh, I would say skip ’em. I don’t understand why MAC nail lacquer is so bad when it comes to cremes!

Availability: MAC, Nordstrom.

Pricing: Lip & Cheek Colours ($20 for 0.43 oz), Nail Lacquers ($16 for 0.34 oz).

So which of these, if any, do you like?


Note: MAC isn’t cruelty free, they sell in China.

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  • June 15, 2012

    I really like Relaxation and Out for Fun on you especially! I think I can rock Out for Fun too :) Actually I really have to check this out. I’m looking for a good coral cream blush!
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  • June 15, 2012

    Relaxation and Out for fun are definitely my favourites! They look lovely on you, Kelly =)

  • June 15, 2012

    I love evening stroll! so pretty. Out for fun looks great on you. :)

  • June 15, 2012

    Really surprised to see that Relaxation looks darker on your lips than Weekend Getaway does.

    • June 15, 2012

      Whoops that’s an error! Fixing now.

  • June 15, 2012

    I know they are for summer wear but I dont think they have enough pigment for me. I like them and love the idea of lip and cheek together. The polish is yuk!
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  • June 15, 2012

    I have Keep It Casual, and I love it so much! I’m probably going to pick up one of the nudes.
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  • June 16, 2012

    Weekend Getaway and Out for Fun are my favorites!
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  • June 16, 2012

    Are these extremely drying on the lips? I love the idea of matching lips & cheeks, but my lips are always thirsty!

    • June 16, 2012

      Not at all, they feel like their lip balm to me!

  • June 16, 2012

    Girl, your dark circles aren’t bad at all! Your full face shots are really helpful to see how the shades compare on the cheeks and the lips. I’m so sad though because this is the first quality MAC launch in a while but I have to restrict myself. I hope some turn up at the CCO later.

  • June 16, 2012

    Please Me is really pretty but I do already have a similar shade.

  • June 16, 2012

    I really like the idea that the lip colour can be used as a matching cheek colour. It makes getting ready so much faster!
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  • June 17, 2012
    Sandra JT

    I love the look of these colors! I dont see many lip or cheek products from any brand in shades like this.

    How well do they wear? How easily do they blend out? Are they buildable for the most part? How many grams do you get with the lip/cheek products? Im very likely going to be picking at least 2 of these up!

    I actually really like these 2 nail colors, but I have very similar ones which I got for a fraction of the price & which are very opaque. So I’ll be passing on those.

    Wow, I spent a fortune on the Hey Sailor collection at the launch party, and now this…..I havent spent this much on MAC products for many years…..theyre finally coming out with products that interest me again!

  • June 17, 2012

    Out for fun looks wonderful on you!! Love the coral.. I may have to try that one :) The polishes seem a bit too blah for me I think.. but that is probably what they were going for with the “casual color” theme. I bet they would be good sellers for people who need something work appropriate!
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  • June 18, 2012

    these look so pretty! i think ‘out for fun’ is going to be my shade.
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  • June 18, 2012

    I really like Keep it Loose on you! Totally suits your skintone – they’re all fabulous though!
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