May 18, 2012

MAC Hey, Sailor! Blush Launch Away! and Fleet Fast Review and Swatches

MAC Summer 2012 features to new blushes in shades Launch Away! and Fleet Fast. Fans of satin finishes sans glitter and shimmer will enjoy these color, one in particular stands out for me at the moment.

Take a look!

These blushes are a satin finish without sparkle, glitter, or shimmer of any kind. The formula does have a semi-matte feel to me but not as harsh with a soft, satiny smooth feel upon application.

The colors are pretty sheer but they build fairly easily leaving behind just the right amount of color without looking over done. Launch Away! is a perfect example of this as the color in pan looks very pale but it builds easily on cheeks and leaves behind a pretty light peach.

The blush that stands out for me is Fleet Fast which is a golden, pinky coral. The shade kinda feels like a darker version of NARS Orgasm sans glitter and shimmer. I absolutely adore this color as I don’t have a shade like it sans sparkle. It’s quite a keeper so you might want to check it out.

Fleet Fast and Launch Away!

Overall, both blushes prove very nice but Fleet Fast proves the real gem in the two shade release in my opinion, well worth checking it out.

MAC’s Summer 2012 Collection, Hey, Sailor! launches on counter starting May 24th and is available online now at

What do you love about these shades?

Not loving ’em?


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Isabella MuseIsabella is just an average everyday geeky girl who doesn’t blend her eyeshadow correctly, wears too much blush, and hopes she never finds her holy grail products because she likes the thrill of the chase so much. Her mission is to bring you super honest reviews on makeup, skincare, fragrance and all things beauty. She’s in no way an expert on the topic and she sure as hell isn’t a super model. But she’s passionate about makeup and is seeking like-minded individuals that like pina coladas, getting caught in the rain, and ones that enjoy spending hundreds of dollars at Sephora without feeling buyer’s remorse. If you’re that person feel free to reach out and leave a comment or follow me on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and Bloglovin‘.

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  • Cj

    I’ll be getting fleet fast too 🙂 Just like you said I don’t have any color like it, and it looks gorgeous. Plus I for one loveeee satin blushes 😛

  • Stephanie C.

    Love how clear your swatches are! I already ordered Launch Away but I’ve been looking for swatches so I can daydream about how it will look on me LOL I ended up not getting Fleet Fast although the color is super pretty because I have a blush that looks similar. I’m super happy Launch Away is more pink than peach too because I adooore pinky blushes!

  • Devon

    I love the first one, the shade is so unique 😀 I’ve been wanting to grab something from this new collection and deliberating over what exactly, but I think that Launch Away! has just made that choice for me.

  • Facial Treatment

    Nice! i also think that Summer season in not for heavy Makeup.It Should be lighter then Winter. and this blush color really suits in Summer. 🙂

  • Joan

    Looking forward to the new site, Muse. I haven’t been having any issues with your site. I was so surprised to receive an e-mail on Thursday morning from Mac that the Hey Sailor! collection was available online. I thought I’d be seeing the products on their website this coming Monday. I immediately ordered the two blushes and two of the lip glass shades. The Launch Away shade does look very light, almost beige in the photo. Hope it shows up peach on the cheeks. Also, Fleet Fast is showing up more pink than coral???? Anyway, hoping I’ll love them both.

  • Becca @ The Beauty Sample

    For some reason, other photos I’ve seen haven’t really made me all that excited about Fleet Fast…until now. Those swatches are GORG!!! You’re right, I don’t have anything like it in my collection and it’s because it’s not super shimmery. LOVE it! Definitely going to grab this one tomorrow!!!

  • Taylor

    Hey! These are beautiful and I love your blog. 🙂
    Im going to def pick up Launch Away this Thursday.
    Are you familiar with another LE blush Instant Chic? Do you think they’re comparable?
    Much love!

    • the Muse

      hi taylor thanks so much, glad you enjoy musings! That’s a great shade, hope you love it ;-D I don’t believe I have Instant Chic so not sure on the comparison.

  • Majick

    Hey – these are great! How does Fleet Fast compare to Tarte Achiote 12 hr blush? It’s a beautiful shade of that pinky coral and it doesn’t have any shimmer or glitter and I love it.