Hey dolls,

Being a sucker for lipsticks i’m always on the hunt for special editions. There’s something about MAC’s collections that always manages to get me hooked. MAC’s Wash and Dry Collection, which released this May caught my eye instantly with it’s super bright and colourful packaging. Today I’m going to be sharing my thoughts on two of the MAC Wash and Dry lipsticks : “Tumble Dry” and “Steam Heat”.

MAC Wash and Dry Lipsticks together

MAC Wash And Dry Lipsticks (L) Tumble Dry (R) Steam Heat

MAC Wash and Dry Lipsticks 1


About the MAC Wash and Dry Lipsticks :

MAC Wash and Dry Lipsticks close

MAC Lustre “Tumble Dry”:

The lipstick is describe as a “light peachy coral”, but goes on as more of a buttery nude with hints of coral. The lustre formula gives it a “semi-gloss” finish. It has hints of shimmer in it.

MAC Satin “Steam Heat”:

Described as “vivid tomato red” it goes on as a very pure bright red. The satin formula gives it a “semi-matte” formula though I did find it slightly glossy.

Price: $17.50 each, MAC Cosmetics

Swatches and thoughts:

MAC Wash and Dry Swatches

MAC Steam Heat

MAC Steam Heat

Why I love it:

  • Super-duper pigmented.
  • The lipstick goes on super smooth.
  • Lasts about 3 hours (unless you decide to munch!)

Why I dislike it:

  • The formula is quite sticky

MAC Tumble Dry Lippie Swatch

MAC Tumble Dry

Why I love it:

  • The lustre formula is super hydrating.
  • The nude coral shade is very wearable and suits most skin tones.
  • Since I love glossy shades, the shimmer in this lipstick really amplifies the shine.

Why I dislike it:

  • Not as pigmented as the swatch. I was hoping the coral shade was a bit more prominent but this comes on as a nude-coral.
  • The finish is slightly buttery, making lips feel slightly greasy.
  • Lasted about 2 hours and then began fading due to the formula and shade.

The colourful special edition packaging is what I love most about this collection! Both “Tumble Dry” and “Steam Heat” are very wearable shades with unique formulas. I personally would use Tumble Dry as a day time shade or perhaps for an ombre lip look. Any red lipstick can pull together an outfit and “Steam Heat” is a definitely true to colour shade that would look great for more formal occasions.

What do you think of the MAC Wash and Dry collection?

Written by N
My name is Natasah but almost everyone refers to me as "Nat."​ I'm a social media junky with a knack for writing and midnight cleaning. When i'm not doing either of these things i'm usually cuddling my cat, Pashmak or binge watching TV shows on Netflix.


  1. Nidagul August 20, 2015 at 7:44 PM

    Loving the Mac tumble dry as I am a big fan of nudes…great blog..

  2. Nyda Mokhtar August 21, 2015 at 12:04 AM

    I love steam heat. It looks hot!

  3. Rabiya jehangir August 21, 2015 at 12:45 AM

    MAC wash and dry lipsticks packaging is so eye caught both shades are lovely but I like Tumble Dry and I can see you used it a lot ;). Lovely lip swatches great review hun.

  4. Isma Munir August 22, 2015 at 12:08 AM

    OMG! Im drooling over ’em… xx

  5. Fakhra August 22, 2015 at 1:36 AM

    Wow nice review, and yes, steam heat is Love <3

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