MAC’s new Hyper Real skincare collection is here to take your makeup application to a new level. Already a leader in the makeup arena, MAC surprised us with this brand new skincare line that was specially designed to work with your makeup, allowing for better application, priming the skin and providing it with the nutrients it needs to shine through your foundation.
Because skincare and makeup are not mutually exclusive, MAC has put in the work to understand how they work together. Over the years they’ve established an arsenal of backstage skincare staples designed to illuminate skin while enhancing makeup results, and coined it Skin Artistry, the art of creating skin looks using skincare and makeup products.
The new Hyper Real range offers high performance skincare products formulated to improve your skin and enhance your makeup. Key ingredients include:
Japanese Peony Extract: resilient and rare, it helps visibly improve skin’s radiance over time, delivering healthy-looking, naturally glowing skin.
Niacinamide: helps to increase cell turnover and gently refines skin texture as well as reduces dullness.
Hyaluronic acid: delivers a burst of rejuvenating moisture.
Ceramides: protect and improve the skin’s barrier strength and aid in moisture retention.
The range boasts three new products:
Hyper Real Serumizer Skin Balancing Hydration Serum (R1200.00)
Designed to be used with or without makeup, this science-backed and artist-approved serum-moisturiser hybrid balances, retexturizes and strengthens the skin barrier for a petal-soft canvas with lit-from-within radiance. Infused with a blend of ultra-fine, light-diffusing pearlescent particles, the formula subtly enhances skin for a healthy-looking glow. Non-greasy and non-pilling, the lightweight, breathable texture absorbs instantly for smoother, better makeup application, keeping makeup looking fresh for 12 hours. Tested on all skin tones.
“As all makeup artists will agree, the secret to the perfect makeup is prepping with the perfect skincare,” says Dominic Skinner, M·A·C Global Senior Artist. “The Hyper Real Serumizer creates the smoothest canvas to then apply makeup while delivering the perfect mix of special ingredients to give you the best-looking skin both instantly and over time. As a makeup artist, it really is the ultimate in skincare to wear.”
Hyper Real Skincanvas Balm Moisturizing Cream (R990.00)
Indulge your skin with our science-backed and artist-approved moisturising cream that deeply hydrates and smooths skin immediately and over time. The lightweight, fast-absorbing cream strengthens and protects the skin barrier for overall healthier-looking skin. It soothes and prevents against visible irritation, and moisturises for 24 hours to reveal supple, petal-soft skin with a healthy-looking glow. Additionally, Mango and Avocado Butters help to leave skin feeling soft, nourished and conditioned. Non-greasy and non-pilling, the lightweight, breathable texture absorbs instantly for smoother, better makeup application, keeping makeup looking fresh for 12 hours. Tested on all skin tones.
Hyper Real Fresh Canvas Cleansing Oil (R850.00)
Melt away the day with our science-backed and artist-approved lightweight cleansing oil that gently yet effectively removes stubborn makeup, pollutants and micro-dust while softening skin. The cushion-like, luxurious formula effortlessly glides on and rinses off skin – all without leaving a greasy residue behind for a healthy-looking, clean glow that never feels tight or dry. The powerful yet gentle cleanser also maintains skin’s moisture balance, immediately smooths skin and improves skin’s texture. Formulated with resilient and rare Japanese Peony Extract, and Tsubaki, Jojoba and Sunflower Seed Oils as well as Vitamin E, the oil-based cleanser conditions skin for a more supple complexion. Even better? It won’t cause breakouts or clog pores and is designed for all skin types – including oily skin and sensitive skin and eyes.
From the editor’s desk…
“I’m a long time MAC customer and fan, so I practically jumped at the chance to give this new skincare range a try. Every product in the range has a gorgeous light yet luxurious texture. The products melt into the skin effortlessly and leave you with a luminous glow. What I love about the range is how well it prepares skin for makeup. I’m big on the natural skin trend, so I use a lightweight foundation that allows my skin to shine through. The results? A glow from within! I’m excited to see what the long-term results will be.”
The Hyper real range is available in MAC stores and online at maccosmetics.co.za.