MAC Shop MAC, Cook MAC Tendertone in Hush, Hush

Hush, everyone! MAC’s Shop MAC, Cook MAC collection will only be released in Malaysia (Kuala Lumpur, to be exact) on the 7th of March but look what I’ve got! =) 
MAC’s Tendertone in Hush, Hush! =D 
The Shop MAC, Cook MAC collection has been released in the US as well as throughout Europe (methinks) and the kind Hanny  informed me of this one. As a lip balm fan, the Tendertones in this collection caught my attention and hence, this pretty thing walked away with me! 
Don’t you just love the checked print on the box? 😉

As I mentioned earlier, this collection will only be launched on the 7th of March in Kuala Lumpur where there will be a massive event at Midvalley Megamall from the 7th – 11th of March! Thanks to Miss Zuey of MAC Suria KLCC, I have a shot of what the collection will look like!! 
*Please pardon the blurry photo, Miss Zuey did send me MANY photos over WhatsApp but as the file sizes are a little small, they come out blurry on the blog so I’m only posting this one! 


Anyway, I thought I’d just do a really quick review of this Tendertone! MAC calls this

‘the next generation lip conditioner that combines the look of a gloss and the conditioning benefits of a balm with SPF 12 sun protection. Features a light strawberry-kiwi flavour.’



I love lipgloss but I don’t like the idea of pumping the applicator in and out of the tube as it’s rather unhygienic. Having said so, lip balm in tubs are unhygienic too as you constantly dip your fingers into them but I do sanitise my lip balms by lightly spritzing some alcohol onto the product once a week! I’m not sure if this affects the quality / texture of the lip balms but I haven’t experienced any adverse effects! 


The Tendertones got me really excited as it’s a hybrid between a balm and a gloss – the two things that got me excited about make up in the first place so I just had to check this out for myself and see how they fare!! 




Hush, Hush is a sheer peachy shade (looks slightly coppery / orange in the tub) with fine gold shimmer.  This lip balm has a bouncy, gel-like texture to it which reminded me of Chanel’s Illusion d’Ombre! The above photo was taken with flash as I couldn’t get the pretty gold shimmer to show up without the flash on.  


I only bought this today so I quickly took a swatch of this little hybrid wonder on my arm:





It took about two swipes for the colour to show on my arm. On the lips, there is no colour to it at all but it gave my lips a subtle sheen! I can’t say very much for now as I have only used it once (applied this on top of my lipstick at the store) but my first impressions are:


1. This is not sticky.


2. The scent! They say it smells like strawberry-kiwi but I smell sugary sweets that make me hungry +___+ 




3. Does give you the finish lipglosses normally do! 



To end this post, here’s a flyer for you KL-based ladies and gents out there should you be interested in attending the launch of this collection! 











Here’s the ingredient list:








So far, this is one of my favourite MAC releases! Other products I’m eyeing are their lipsticks (Dish It Up for instance) as well as that Optismistic Orange Cream Blush! =D 




Have you seen this collection yet? What are your thoughts on them? 

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