Friday, June 24, 2011

MAC Surf Baby Haul

When I saw the first promo pics for the Surf Baby collection on Temptalia I wasn't that impressed.  I thought the packaging looked cheap and I didn't really think I would get anything.  Then I saw it in person.  Up close the packaging is actually very cute and has a slight shimmer.  I ended up getting Hibiscus lipstick, Gilded White powerpoint eye pencil and Gold-Go-Lightly studio careblend pressed powder.  I really just loved the shades of these products and thought they would all be something I would use often, especially in Summer.  

Cute packaging! 

Hibiscus is a perfect coral shade for summer.  I like that it's a cremesheen because there's no shimmer and it doesn't dry out my lips.  I really like this lipstick.  I should probably buy a backup.  

The Guilded White eye pencil isn't something that is incredibly unique but I really like the subtle gold sheen it gives and it's perfect for highlighting the inner corner of our eyes.  This is the first eyeliner I've tried by MAC and I must say I'm impressed.  I have a hard time finding pencil eyeliner that doesn't smudge on me (even with primer and setting it with eyeshadow) and this stuff stayed put all day!  I'll be trying more of these in the future. 

I don't usually wear bronzer, but as it's summer and I ended up loving the packaging of this collection I decided to get one.  Gold-Go-Lightly is the perfect shade for me.  It is gold/tan toned so it doesn't enhance the natural redness in my cheeks and it gives me the perfect amount of definition.  It isn't too dark or to sheer.  It is definitely buildable.  

Swatches (from top to bottom): Gold-Go-Lightly, Hibiscus, Gilded White

I really like everything I got from this collection.  I was going to get the My Paradise cheek powder, but I decided it was much too shimmery.  I loved the orangey portion though.  Did you get anything from this collection?  


  1. *drools* I wish I'd bothered to pick up Hibiscus, it's so pretty! At the time I was like "hey, remember how you have like 20 coral lipsticks you never use" -___- I wish I'd picked up one of the bronzers too.

  2. Yeah, Hibiscus is so pretty and the only true coral I own. I reds and oranges but not really any other coral color. I'm definitely glad I bought the stuff I did from this collection. No buyers remorse here :]