Thursday, May 26, 2011

MAC Surf Baby! Colour

Now we have come to the most exciting part of the new Surf Baby! collection!  The Colour part of this collection was always the part that I was most interested in and is where I will do most of my hauling of this collection.  The new Crushed Pigment Stacks and the Eye Shadows made my Most Wanted list for this month and I can't wait to go up the counter over the next few days.  I'm not as fond of the lip shades but the eye and the nail shades will be perfect for the summer. 

"The lure of the endless summer starts here with My Paradise Cheek Powder, Pigments, Summer Stash of Crushed Metallic Pigments, Hibiscus Lipstick, and Splashproof Lash Mascara that just won't smudge.  Journey to a world where feeling the rush means taking a risk.  Hang ten!"  From what I have read on the Makeup Alley boards, both Hibiscus and My Paradise sold out within the first hour or two after MAC put the products up on their website.  Hopefully, MAC will be doing some fast restocks on many of these products or a riot might occur at some of the counters over the weekend...

The Colour part of the collection...

Pigment - Pigment is a highly concentrated loose powder that contains ingredients to help it adhere to the skin.  Create a subtle wash of colour or an intense effect.  Does not streak or cake.  Easy to blend and long-lasting.
- Melon - soft bright golden peach
- Naked - fleshy beige with pearl (matte)

Surf Baby! Eye Shadow - Summer shades that are right for each and every Surf Baby.  A seasonal ode to the world's hippest culture, this cool collector's item comes in a hibiscus emblazed compact with a MAC logo on the lid.  Limited edition.
- Short Shorts - frosty white champagne
- Sun Blonde - dirty yellow gold
- Saffron - deep coral caramel
- Surf USA - frosted teal
- Swell Baby - mid-tone gray

Summer Stash: Crushed Metallic Pigment - A style-wave of four limited edition shades of crushed metallic pigment individually presented in a see-through stack.  Exotically floral as any hibiscus, pink and violet soar amidst a melange of silver, gold, and white pearl.  Limited edition.
- Pearl - light white pearl
- Peachy - light pink champage
- Pink - light violet with silver pearl
- Old Wine - brown bronze with gold pearl

Surf the Ocean: Crushed Metallic Pigment - A style-wave of four limited edition shades of crushed metallic pigment individually presented in a see-through stack.  Cool as water, blue and aqua-green shades of shimmer amidst bronze, silver, and platinum frost.  Limited edition.
- Titanium - frosty platinum
- Aquamarine - light yellow green
- Bronze - gold bronze
- Graphite - dirty graphite with silver pearl

Surf Baby! Powerpoint Eye Pencil - Waterproof enough to ride the waves without a smudge.  Cool in shade, shimmer, and attitude.  Packaging goes full-on Surf Baby! in the vibrant striped pattern of the collection.
- Gilded White - yellow white frost
- Blue Noon - teal with gold pearl

Splashproof Lash - Waterproof.  Thickens and lengthens.  Made for sports and high emotions.  Delivers natural-looking definition in one coat.  Keeps lashes silky, soft, flexible.  Brush tapers to evenly coat each lash, even at the inner corner of the eye.  Smudge resistant.
- Black - black

Surf Baby! Lipstick - Surf-cultured.  Shine-right.  Boldy floral sun-bright or delicately nude-y, these lipsticks wear their summer stripes with the cool grace of a real surfer dude.  Add their white casing and there's no doubt - summer starts here.  Limited edition.
- Naturally Eccentric - creamy white nude
- Hibiscus - bright orange coral
- Bust Out! - dirty midtone violet
- Mocha - peachy yellow-brown

Surf Baby! Lipglass - Summer's highest, most power-charged shine...shaded for the season.  Features a white cap and the vibrant striped pattern of MAC summer.  Limited edition.
- Girl On Board - pale white gold
- Good Lovin - soft peachy pink
- Strange Potion - soft coral pink
- Krazy Kahuna - warm midtone brown

Surf Baby! Cheek Powder - Micro-fine, creamy...flatters summer skin and freckles with low-to-buildable coverage.  Add a peach shade with gold hibiscus overspray and, sun or none, you're ready to glow.  Oversize white compact features MAC Surf Baby! logo.  Limited edition.

Surf Baby! Nail Lacquer - A shade the complements and enhances the surfer girl's groovy look, matched by a rich, creamy formula as smooth, slick, and chic as your surfboard.  A perfect way to Hang Ten.  Limited edition.
- Hangin' Loose - dirty pink nude
- Ocean Dip - midtone creamy aqua

239 Eye Shader Brush - Soft and dense to shade or blend eye shadow or emollient-based products.  This brush has a tapered, rounded edge with smooth, firm, fine fibres.  It can be used to build intense colour on the eyelid.  MAC professional brushes are hand-sculpted and assembled using the finest quality materials.  They feature wood handles and nickel-plated brass ferrules.

So lots of great summer picks from this part of the collection.  My favorites are still the Surf the Wave Crushed Pigment and the Eye Shadows.  Even though the Surf the Wave stack has a pale blue in it, the Pigment formula is easy to apply very sheerly so I could use it sparingly in the crease against all the more neutral shades in the stack.  From the Eye Shadows, my favorite is the Sun Blonde (gold) than the Short Shorts (champagne) however neither of these shades are very unique so the world won't end if I can't get my hands on them.  Good Lovin is the only lip product that I would purchase, I don't really like any of the other shades and I already own Strange Potion from Venomous Villians.  To finish everything off, I LOVE the Ocean Dip shade of the nail polish.  I don't know quite why I didn't see it when I first looked at the collection but I must go and get it.  I don't own any shade like this at the moment.

I need to get myself to the beach sometime very soon...

photo courtesy of Nordstrom

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