Musings of a Muse

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May 20, 2009

MAC Naked Honey Sneak Peek: MAC Naked Honey Salve Review

The Muse is having a dilemma.

She's trying to figure out if she loves MAC Naked Honey Salve or if maybe she thinks it's pointless? Releasing with MAC Naked Honey Collection on June 11th this cute little tin houses a rich honey scented and flavored salve that offers a moisturizing treatment to skin.

Check out what I think after the jump!

Hmmm like I said I'm trying to decide if I like this or not. First off it says it's multi-purpose and can be used anywhere so the first thing that entered my head was, "whoa can I use it on my dry face? how about my lips?" At this point I'm still trying to decide if it's a good idea to slather my face in a salve. Granted, I bet you my dry skin would love it but I'm not sure when they said "multi-purpose" they were talking about my face.

On one hand I absolutely adore the concept, the uber cute packaging, and just the entire idea of the product. I can't deny how pleased I was with last year's release of MAC Volcanic Ash (remember that incredible product?). I was thinking to myself how can MAC beat something as great as Volcanic Ash and maybe just maybe MAC Honey Skin Salve was exactly the product that would take away the crown. But...not really?

It seems like something that might develop a cult following. Where people petition for it's re-release and plead with MAC to "bring it back! bring it back!". But on the other hand I'm not really feeling that excited about it after trying it.

Ok, so...texture and formula wise it's very nice. It's emollient and obviously moisturizing. You could probably get away using it on rough elbows, knees, cuticles, feet, heels, etc.....I'm not sure if I'm on board with the idea of rubbing it on my face quite yet but we'll see how it progresses. I went a little crazy and attempted a bit on my lips and it feels nice but it tastes a bit floral. Speaking of floral it also smells kinda floral too....hmmmm what happened to the honey?

I really love salves. There is something so healing about them. They are incredibly versatile, multitasking, and just generally good items to have in your beauty arsenal. But I dunno...MAC Naked Honey Skin Salver isn't doing it for me.

I'm going to keep trying with this one and see if I can grow to love it. For now I think I'm leaning towards being meh about it. It's nice, great concept as a mentioned already, super cute packaging, but something is missing. Could be the yucky taste or the fact that it smells a tad more floral than honey like or maybe the Muse is all salve'd out but this one fails to capture my fancy!

Anyone try yet?

On your MAC Naked Honey wish list?

Tell the Muse!

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Blogger Kerri said...

Hmmmm disappointing. Floral scent? No thanks, I'll pass.
Muse, did you not haul Style Warriors?? I searched your site for a mention and came up with nothing.

May 20, 2009 at 11:03 PM  
Blogger Emma said...

Sounds yum but I'd really want it to taste and smell of honey really.

May 21, 2009 at 7:50 AM  
Anonymous Laura R said...

a dillemuh...
she haz it.

May 21, 2009 at 8:38 AM  
Anonymous Toya said...

I'm loving it! It is on my Loves List this week.

May 21, 2009 at 10:14 AM  
Blogger the Muse said...


this morning I was debating with myself if it's floral or more like perfume tasting? I dunno I expected it to taste more foody like!

no style warriors yet but hope to have it live for you today or tom :-D

May 21, 2009 at 10:15 AM  
Blogger the Muse said...

hi emma.

not so sure about the yummy part yet :-D

May 21, 2009 at 10:16 AM  
Blogger the Muse said...

LOL laura!

May 21, 2009 at 10:16 AM  
Blogger the Muse said...


did you think it tasted weird though??? I hated the taste :( It's kinda perfumey or floral or something....I thought it would be more foody!

May 21, 2009 at 10:16 AM  
Blogger Kerri said...

Oh thank goodness. Haha. Normally you have a preview post or something along those lines before you actually post a comprehensive review - the absence of one made me think you didn't indulge in the collection (which I loved, by the way... if the mail likes me, it will be waiting at my concierge desk tonight :)

May 21, 2009 at 1:33 PM  
Blogger the Muse said...

hi kerri!

LOL yup I got sidetracked, been swamped as hell!


Did you get your goodies?

May 27, 2009 at 12:48 PM  
Blogger tuniez83 said...

it looks lovely, u make me wanna try this too haha

July 13, 2009 at 4:43 AM  

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