MAC Marine Life

June 4, 2010
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I had a sneak preview of MAC To the Beach yesterday evening…

…but as you might expect, I zoomed in on that blush beauty, Marine Life!

The superfine, lightly pearlized shimmer of our To The Beach collection High-Light Powder flaunts a whimsical seahorse motif embossed into the powder. Stylishly presented in a marine-green compact with see-through window. Limited edition.

- MAC Cosmetics

Although it’s supposed to be a highlighting powder, the brightening portion is only about a third of the pan. It really is a blush and quite a pigmented one, at that! ;)

The gold overspray pretty much gives way to the coral base after a swipe or two. Nonetheless, the glimmer is lovely while it lasts. I know many MAC collectors will probably leave it pristine to cherish and admire as a work of makeup art but those who plan to actually use it will be pleased to know that it swatches beautifully!

The coral itself is versatile – its intensity can be built up, making it suitable for both neutral and strong looks. The peach-pink blends easily into it for added dimension. I also love how smooth the powder feels; I’d peg the texture as being similar to that of MAC Beauty Powders.

What an inspired creation for the season. The Red Earth Ocean Treasures compacts pale in comparison to this beauty but they would be perfect complements to this master/centrepiece!


Posted in: blushes | highlighters | mac | makeup merry | summer makeup | swatches

12 Responses to MAC Marine Life

  1. June 4, 2010 at 1:59 am

    I love marine life becasue it’s so versatile and can be used on different skintones.

    I did a haul & vid of what I purchased on my blog

    • makeupmag
      June 4, 2010 at 3:02 am

      Hi Kim,

      I agree with you; it is a great product! :)

  2. lia
    June 4, 2010 at 2:57 am

    Hi mag, do mac allow us to reserve this powder? I want to reserve this since I’m abroad now and my friend would only be able to pick it up around afternoon. And I’m afraid it will be oos by the time my friend reach there. =(

    • makeupmag
      June 4, 2010 at 2:59 am

      Hi Lia,

      No reservations are allowed, unfortunately. :(

  3. lia
    June 4, 2010 at 4:02 am

    I wish my friend can go early at the morning to help me grab it but she have morning class tomorrow. I really want this powder.. :( :( :(
    do u already purchase it mag?

    • makeupmag
      June 4, 2010 at 10:21 pm

      Hi Lia,

      Yes, I was able to purchase this today. Robinsons will be bringing it in soon; you could try there?

  4. Lilian
    June 4, 2010 at 7:48 am

    It certainly is beautiful……but I don’t think I’ll be needing this because I have quite a few peaches/corals including Ripe Peach :) everybody’s sure to be rushing off to grab this!

    • makeupmag
      June 4, 2010 at 10:22 pm

      Hi Jan,

      I don’t have Ripe Peach. ;) Hipness would be a lovely alternative to Marine Life though! :D

  5. June 4, 2010 at 10:47 am

    Its out already? I hope i dont miss it today! Planning to head down sephora to get it :)

    • makeupmag
      June 4, 2010 at 10:23 pm

      Hi Starryxuan,

      I hope you find it. Do try Robinsons; Marine Life will be making its way there soon. :)

  6. TheUndercoverGypsy
    June 4, 2010 at 7:33 pm

    Hey Mag! Thanks for the swatches – it sure looks pretty and was sold out by the time I reached the MAC counter at 11AM today! I bought the lipsticks (Thrills and Funbathing), the lustre drops, and the bronzing powders and am very pleased with my purchase :D

    What did you get from the collection?

    • makeupmag
      June 4, 2010 at 10:25 pm

      Hi Gypsy,

      Just Marine Life for me. ;) Gosh, it was gone by 11 am?! I heard that some people were stalking MAC, waiting for it to open.

      You bought some very nice things. Enjoy your haul!

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