Yesterday saw the launch of the MAC Surf, Baby! collection island-wide. As with the brand’s previous summer collections, the products are encased in special packaging.
I like the mustard, slate and red lines contrasted against the pearlised white; very surfer board! The hibiscus detail surrounded by a teal ellipse also gives the cheery packaging a touch of summery flair.
I swung by MAC at Tangs Orchard and picked up Eye Shadow in Surf USA (S$30) for Iris, as well as Powerpoint Eye Pencil in Blue Noon (S$30) and Lipstick in Naturally Eccentric (S$30) for myself.
I later hopped over to the MAC Pro store at Ngee Ann City to quickly purchase Cheek Powder in My Paradise (S$48) for Iris (it was sold out at Tangs by noon!).
Surf USA looks like a cross between Aquadisiac and Waternymph, two popular MAC shadows.
It’s too bright for my tastes now (can’t believe I’m saying this) and it swatched just a wee bit chalky (similar to Crème de Violet but finer in texture). However, it is very pigmented and is a brilliant teal that is perfect for summer.
My Paradise is a beautiful reddened peach blush embossed with a golden hibiscus. It flew off the shelves very quickly – only 6 pieces remained as of 1.30 pm at MAC NAC.
It’s very pigmented and swatched evenly, while the petals add a dash of gorgeous gold dust to the blush powder. Doing this messes up the flower, though, so I’d say either you use the gold sparingly or buy a back-up to keep as a makeup art item!
I was taken by the jewel tone of Blue Noon as soon as I swatched it. I need to compare it with Topshop Kohl in Petrol in terms of colour but I can never have enough teal shadow bases. ;)
The best thing about this MAC version is that it’s in the Powerpoint formula (about time!) which would work as a longer-lasting base.
I’ll admit it – I am weak when it comes to pretty makeup. I’d put myself on a lip ban, dismayed by the number of lip products that I own but I succumbed to Naturally Eccentric (great name!) because I love the creamy nude shade of this lippy and the buttery way it glided across the back of my hand (it’s in the Lustre formula which I like).
I guess Javen – my regular MAC MA – summed it up best when he intoned, “That’s why it called addiction!” :P
Image source: MAC Cosmetics Singapore