Friday, May 28, 2010
MAC To The Beach Swatches and Review Part 2
My little boy took one look at the pictures and said, "Ewww, what's that Mommy? Is that seahorse soup?". I was laughing like crazy and said, "No honey, it's makeup." He countered, "How can makeup have seahorses in it?". Ask MAC, baby, ask MAC.
(ETA: He said he thought it was seahorse soup because it looked like it was in a bowl. Then he saw my watermark and said, "Hey! How come you look like a cartoon?" LOL, I love my baby to death! =D)
So my little boy obviously doesn't like seahorses in makeup, but apparently a lot of people do. MAC website ran out of the Marine Life highlighting powder after just two hours of having it online. Nordstrom has pre-sold all of its Marine Lifes as well. I got the very last Marine Life at my MAC freestanding store; they said they only got around 12 pieces. Honestly, though, I haven't tried it yet, but it just looks like an ordinary coral blush once the gold overspray is gone. It does look pretty, and I do know some people who got this just for the sake of getting one and will not be using it. However, I gather from some pictures of others wearing Marine Life that it is a pretty pigmented coral.
To recap, here are some product photos from earlier reviews of MAC To The Beach. If you want to check out my previous reviews, go to the links below:
CLICK HERE For MAC To The Beach: Scorcher Nail Lacquer, Lip Pencil, Lipstick and Eyeshadow Swatches and Review
CLICK HERE For MAC To The Beach: Lustre Drops, Bronze Body Oil and Eye Kohl Swatches and Review
MAC To The Beach: Cream Bronzer, Bronzing Powder and Blush Swatches and Review
Top to bottom: Lazy Day, Funbathing
Sun Rush Lustre Drops
Top to bottom: Rosemary & Thyme, Float On By
Here are new swatches of the collection:
Eyeshadows and Lipsticks:
I've given my thoughts on these, but I am really liking Sweet & Punchy. It's a spring and summer color that would look great with golds, neutrals, blues; pretty much anything.
My favorite is still Lazy Day. Perfect light dirty-blue pink that might seem too cool for my complexion but it's not. Great for dramatic eyes or even with neutrals.
See the rest of the swatches after the jump
Surprisingly, I was drawn to Flurry of Fun. It's pretty incredible the way the tiny specks sparkle like crazy. The sheer peach color is gorgeous as well. Easy Lounger is a light baby pink with multi-dimensional pearl, while Splashing is a mid-tone blue pink with soft gold pearl; this last one is also gorgeous.
Lip Pencil and Eye Kohl:
If you need to choose only one from this lot, I suggest get Float On By. It can stand on its own even if you are wearing a neutral eye. The pop of color will make your eyes truly stand out.
I have both of these colors and I love them to bits. Hipness is your quintessential coral blush. It has white pearl to give a nice shimmer to the cheeks. Get-away Bronze is a frosty mid-tone suntan to give you warm bronze goddess cheeks.
Cream Bronzer, Bronzing Powder:
I own most of these (with the exception of Beach Bronze). They all work great but I like Refined Golden to contour and Golden to give a nice warm shimmer to the hollows of the cheeks. These are perfect for summer, and I recommend the cream bronzers that you can tote to the beach because it's pretty low maintenance as you can use your fingers to apply them.
At first I was at a loss on how to use these. You can apply them with your finger on your cheekbones to accentuate them and to give a glistening finish to your makeup. The MAC MA said you can also mix them with your moisturizer or lotion to give a nice sheen to the skin.
Bronzing Body Oil:
Wanna fake a tan? You can use this to project the illusion of bronzed glowing skin even though you haven't done any tanning (which is bad for your skin!). You can shy away from the harsh rays of the sun and still look bronzed using this product. I didn't know that it can actually look good on the skin till I swatched it. Will be giving this away so stay tuned!
Note: Some of the products shown were provided by a representative of the company.