MAC Surf, Baby! Haul

Hi, my name is Stephanie and I am such a sucker for packaging.

So when MAC came out with Surf, Baby! my eyes lit up. The packaging is quite summery and very...beachy for lack of a better word. Unlike the To The Beach collection from last year, this collection has more of a chilled-out and laid back feel. The MAC logo is encased in what looks similar to a surfboard design, the mellow yellow color and hibiscus flower add to the whole California, surfer beach bum vibe.

If you are interested in bronzers and metallics, I would say for you to definitely check this collection out. This is the first MAC collection that I've seen the focus being on so many different kinds of bronzers. However, considering this is their summer collection I shouldn't be surprised.

The other big hit would have to be the My Paradise Cheek Powder. It's currently sold out on the MAC website so if you really want it, check your local counters or other department store websites that carry the MAC brand.

Ok, enough! On to the pictures and more commentary.

Saffron is a repromote shadow while Sun Blonde is a new shade. Saffron is a caramel orange that leans warm. Sun Blonde is not like anything I own. It's literally a dirty blonde color with a gold sheen to it. The two together make a wonderful eye combination.

This is similar to the NARS multiplier and is great for contouring. This is very pigmented and you need to use a light hand with it. Dab the stick onto the desired area and blend. It's also best to do one side at a time since this does seem to set fairly quickly.

Do you see the gold nuggets of awesomeness? This is the only pigment that clumps like that, however it's probably my favorite out of the 4. The darkest pigment is a beautiful blue that will be a great liner when used wet. The second color on the bottom is the sheerest and has a bit of a seafoam green color to it. The last pigment is a metallic silver that is quite lovely as well.

I've heard that the Studio Careblend Powders are not powdery and go on the skin smooth so I was excited to try this out. Gold-Go-Lightly is smooth and adds a nice warm glow to my face. I can see myself reaching for this often.

Love, love this color. Adding the gold overspray with the blush gives you a nice peachy sheen. Or if you are like me, you can completely avoid the flower and just use the peach blush on its own. Don't be scared of this color, I was at first because it came off orange in some pictures I looked at. It's definitely not orange.

Beautiful coral shade that will add to the whole orange-being-the-hit-color-of-the-summer vibe. I'm surprised this is the only lip product I got from the line! This is another fast seller, it's sold out on the MAC site currently.

Hope you guys enjoyed my haul. What did you get from the collection? Did you love it, hate it? Don't care? Let me know!!

This is totally off topic, but I just got a surprise post dedicated to me from my blogger friend, Rhain! Check her blog out!! Rhain's Blog Thank you again Rhain for the sweet post!! <3


  1. nice swatches!! i loooooooove the cheek powder i keep seeing it everywhere. the colors are perfect

  2. ahh i know my paradise is the thing that i want to get from this collection the most! very cute packaging.. im not a MAC LE collector but if the packaging is great then you bought got me lol. great haul baaabe!!!

  3. I can't believe how gorgeous this cheek powder is! Great haul!

  4. Nice Haul!!
    I can't even remember the last time I've been to MAC, obviously too long! I'm going to have to check out their new collection. :D

  5. It's great to see you posting! You may not believe this, but I just learned this week: 1) that there is such a thing as bronzer; and 2) what it does. =)

    The color of the lipstick looks so different on you than it does in the tube. I don't like it in the tube, but it looks great on you.

  6. Ugh Hibiscus is so pretty! I really want both the bronzers you got :)

  7. that lipstick loooks great on you!! I actually saw it in the mac store and I'm thinking about getting it :)

  8. hi Meibelle dear.. im so glad that you like my post

    i was so blessed to have friends from afar.. thank you dear for being so nice to me

    hugs and kisses


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