I wonder what it’s like to see things like Maureen Seaberg does, who used her genetic tetrachromatic ability to see 100 million color variations in her collaboration with MAC on the new MAC Liptensity Lipstick collection (coming Sept. 20 to the MAC website).
I bet it would be a lot cooler than what I usually see…which is barely anything half the time, LOL! Could somebody pass my glasses, please?
I just powered through these swatches, so a few of them are a little dicey. My apologies, but homegirl was flyin’! Some of the darker shades definitely could have used more babying, particularly Stallion, the black shade, and dark Blue Beat.
Hey, ma, I did my best in the two minutes I alloted myself to do each of them, but they’re the kind of colors that could easily take 15 minutes to apply flawlessly.
When regular trichromatic folks like me and you process colors, we see them in three channels (red, green, blue), but tetrachromats like Maureen process color information in four channels, so they’re able to distinguish a zillion times as many colors and perceive nuances that we three-channel kids can’t.
The new Liptensity line encompasses 24 shades with a new formula, and they’ll be available online starting September 20 and in stores September 21 through November 17.
There are subtle shifts among the similar colors, and if you just do a quick drive by, some of them look very similar, but if you look closely, you can see that they’re actually different shades.
Most of them are super intense, and one layer is enough for full opacity.
As for the formula, which is on the thicker side, it still feels almost weightless on my lips.
It also has some “stick” to it, so when I rub my lips back and forth, the colors don’t transfer outside my natural lip line.
I also like.
Of course, in case you were wondering, these also have MAC’s signature vanilla flavor and scent.
I haven’t spent a ton of time with them yet, but I like these so far. I’ve been getting about four hours of wear time from them, too.
What do you think? Does anything catch your trichromatic eye?
Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,
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