MAC Marine Life

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.

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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!


  • Kim Porter says:

    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

  • lia says:

    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. =(

  • lia says:

    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 says:

      Hi Lia,

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

  • Lilian says:

    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!

  • Starryxuan says:

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

  • TheUndercoverGypsy says:

    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 says:

      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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