I expect the very first stimulate that led to MAC evolution revolution Lipglass ($14.50) ignited someday in Mrs. Mannah’s second-grade class. The year was 1982, and I’d just met Jen, who would rapidly become one of my lifelong BFFs.
Evolution revolution is the shade I created for the upcoming MAC Bloggers’ Obsessions Collection, a nine-piece collection of MAC Eyeshadows and Lipglasses launching June 21, exclusively online (available now!). It’s also the real reason for the secret squirrel trip I took to Toronto last April.
MAC evolution revolution Lipglass
MAC Lipglass in evolution Revolution
Jen and I still recall with frightening accuracy all of the cute young boys in our second-grade class. “Remember Lee, with the missing tooth?” Jen will ask. “Oh, yeah,” I’ll reply. “Total hottie.”
Sometimes I find it hard to believe, but we’ve been obsessing over young boys for nearly 27 years. Jen’s having a baby young boy in the fall, and I can already tell he’s going to be the new object of our affections.
Katter og sminke -sweatshirt ??
The next piece of the EvRev puzzle fell into place the very next year in Mrs. Hartunian’s third-grade class, which is when I met Cindy. She had long black hair, a talent for drawing graceful pictures of glamorous girls, and a great Granny Goose potato chip hookup (her father worked there, so she would always bring a huge box of assorted chips to every class party).
Cindy is still my top surf buddy, and the one person I can always depend on when I’m feeling blue.
But evolution Revolution’s real roots didn’t take hold until high school, when Jen, Cindy and I all played flute in the school band. It was between orchestra rehearsals and marching band competitions (BAND GEEKS!) that our friendship really grew.
Evolution revolution honors the bonds of friendship and the people who are there for us through good times and bad. but that’s not the entire story behind this warm peachy pink gloss…
What is the MAC Bloggers’ Obsessions Collection?
Back in January, MAC asked a group of charm bloggers to submit ideas, in pictures and words, for an upcoming collection of Lipglasses and Eyeshadows. nine of the submissions would eventually go on to become the products in the release.
When I was brainstorming ideas for colors, two things kept popping into my head: 1) memories of a trip that Jen, Cindy and I took to Maui a few years ago; and 2) how we’re all shaped by the challenges we face. two hundred and fifty words later, evolution revolution was born.
In a way, I’m thankful for the challenges life regularly throws in my path, because it’s the challenges that force us to change, grow and evolve.
One afternoon, while I was on getaway with two of my closest friends from childhood, I witnessed something I’ll never forget. We were on the last day of our girl’s trip to Maui and had pulled the car over at an unnamed beach to catch one final sunset before heading home. Standing there on the side of the road, I caught a peek of the light falling on our faces the moment the sun drifted below the horizon. The colors flashed from buttery gold, pink, peach and purple to glittering blue and green and back again.
It was one of those moments when you feel like you’re exactly where you’re expected to be. I realized that every bump in the road assisted me get to that spot, changing me into the girl standing there on that strip of sand, etching that moment into memory.
Like colors shifting in the light as it falls on a woman’s face at sunset, the colors of evolution revolution Lipglass are beautiful and complex — from some angles, pink; from others, peachy gold. and when the light hits them just right, we see brief flashes of purple, green and blue micro glitter.
We all face challenges that change us, but I like to think they also help us get where we need to be.
That is evolution Revolution.
I also submitted a few pictures with the idea…
Cindy, me and Jen on my wedding day in 2006
The nameless beach on Maui where we viewed the sunset
Just a random picture of a flower I took; I like the lightest pinkish peach parts on the petals
Some much more imagery for the Lipglass…
In the lab at the EstÃ©e Lauder companies Canadian development Centre last April, I mixed pigments like a mad makeup scientist until everything about the color felt just right.
MAC paired each of the bloggers with a chemist during the color mixing/matching phase. Cheryl (she created the MAC acrylic Paints; can you believe it?!) and I hit it off best away!
The first two versions of evolution revolution were a little lighter than I envisioned, so Cheryl assisted me make a few adjustments
The very first finished tube of evolution Revolution
I can only hope that MACaholics love the color as much as I do, because when I hold it in my hand, I see much much more than a Lipglass…
Jeg ser stoffet av livslange vennskap.
Jeg ser styrken i hver og en av oss.
Og mange av alt, jeg ser deg.
Den subtile grønne, blå og lilla glitteren glitrer på leppene når du går over scenen på konfirmasjonsdagen. Røret venter tålmodig i vesken din den første dagen på jobb. Stavens bølger i fingertuppene når du innser at, ja, du er endelig over ham, og du vet at du kommer til å gå bra.
Denne lipglasset er kjærlighetsbrevet mitt til deg, min venn, og jeg håper det hjelper deg å skrive historien om livet ditt.
Din vennlige nabolags sjarmavhengig,
S. Fordi du er her, er det sannsynligvis trygt å anta at du liker Mac -kosmetikk så mye som jeg gjør. Har du sett Mac -galleriet mitt? Det er en visuell måte å søke etter MAC -anmeldelser og ser på sminke- og sjarmblogg.
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Lipglasses ($ 14,50 US/$ 17,50 CDN)
Karen’s Lipglass, Evolution Revolution: A Warm Peachy Pink med subtil lilla, grønn og blå mikro glitter
Patrice’s Lipglass, hele mitt lilla liv: en dyp lilla/drue med subtil gnist
Lily’s Lipglass, Caqui: A Persimmon Orange
Aileen’s Lipglass, Sonoran Rain: En dyp korallrød med gull og sølvperle
Wendy’s Lipglass, Nitro: Licious 2046: En intens skinnende rød
Øyenskygger ($ 14,50 US/$ 17,50 CDN)
Ambers øyenskygge, glitring, Neely, Sparkle!: En dyp rusten brun med champagnefarget glitring
Christines øyenskygge, sjalusi våkner: en sydd smaragdgrønn med flis og gullperle
Lesley Ellens øyenskygge, parisiske himmel: en myk gråblå
Liannes øyenskygge, Hocus Pocus: A Dark Sooty Grey med Silver Pearl