Chick Lit – MAC Casual Color Lip & Cheek Color in P.S. I like you

Do you know what “Chick Lit” is?
I have to admit I didn’t, even though I probably should, as I was target audience back in the 90ies, when this genre made its appearance.

Now I don’t want to turn this into a rant about PR companies feeling the need to create a genre called “Lighthearted literature, addressing the issues of modern womanhood”, but mainly consisting of unpretentious stories of silly girls stumbling through their life looking for Mr. Right.
I mean, I don’t read this stuff, and I don’t think they address any of the issues I have while trying to be a modern woman.

MAC Cream Blush in P.S.: I like you

What I really wanted to talk about is that one of these books almost made me pass on MACs Cream Blush in “P.S.: I like you”.
And that would have been a great miss.

Now that introduction may not be easy to follow, but let me explain:
In 2004 Cecilia Ahern released a book called: “P.S.: I love you” and immediately reached Nr. 1-Bestseller status in many countries including Germany. I read it and majorly disliked it.
The story had a lot of potential, but for my taste was shallow, boring and much too easy to read.
Now you may have read and loved the book (someone must have bought all the copies), please feel free to disagree, but for me, this was the first encounter with what I learned to call Chick Lit and I have not been able to forget it.

So when MAC released “P.S.: I like you”, I was instantly reminded of the book and did not plan on buying it. That may sound like a silly reason not to buy a product, but I have bought stuff just for the sake of their packaging, so…

After seeing it swatched numerous times, I bought it anyway. And I am glad I did, flinching when reading the name aside.

MAC Cream Blush in P.S.: I like you

The color is described as “carnation pink” by MAC and looks like a warm, almost coral pink in the pan. When applied to my skin, it looks like a true, warm pink.

MAC Cream Blush in P.S.: I like you (one swipe)

It was released as a part of the Mia Moretti Collection, so it is no longer available (sorry!), but back then it retailed for 24,50 € online, containing 2.5 ml of product.

The Casual Colors (of which there are currently six available permanently) are meant to be used on the cheeks and on the lips.
Like most of these product, they work better on my cheeks than on my lips, but I love how versatile they are when it comes to traveling lightly (see here).

When applied to the cheeks, I get a fresh, healthy glow that lasts around six hours on me (quite good for a cream product). It blends easily and feels absolutely weightless.

On my lips it creates a soft pink, satiny finish and stays put for three hours (no eating or drinking). It is a little dying, so I need to make sure my lips are moisturized well before applying it.
I much prefer to use it on my cheeks only.

You have seen this blush both on lips and cheeks in this picture:

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As I said, I am glad I picked it up, it is a welcome addition to my Blush Collection.

Do you own a Casual Color by MAC?
And do you enjoy reading Chick Lit?

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