Feeling simply gobsmacked over the MAC to the Beach Collection. Oh. my. freaking. god.
Jump ahead to get a sneak peek at MAC to the Beach Photos, Swatches, and a Review.
It’s always such a great joy when MAC proceeds to thrill me after all my years collecting. MAC To the Beach was lucky enough to end up in my mail box today and I was just so excited I was literally tearing apart the box with my teeth to see the collection.
Yes, I get that excited about makeup sometimes.
I love that MAC embraced both sunny shades and aquatic ones for this collection. You can lean towards a marine, mermaid-y aqua and green look or you can go with a fiery orange look for Summer, the choice is entirely up to you.
Made up of aquas, greens, fiery shades of coral, peach, and orange, this collection should appeal to those who love vibrant, bolder shades of color for lips, eyes, and cheeks.
God where to start….
Let’s start with some of my favorite pieces.
MAC to the Beach Eyeshadows in Sweet and Punchy, Shimmermoss, and Firecracker. All must haves in my humble opinion and needless to say I have to get my hands on the other shades being released with the collection later this month.
Most probably have Shimmermoss hanging out in their collection already but if not it’s an incredible shade of mossy aqua green. Sweet and Punchy is a bright shade of yellow green, think Urban Decay Mildew sans glitter and Firecracker (my absolute fav of the mom) is a crazy gorgeous shade of fiery red orange.
Personally, if you don’t have these shades and are a lover of vibrant shades I’d say you need ’em all. Particularly Firecracker which seems like one that will sell out SUPER fast.
MAC To the Beach Lip Pencils have me wishin’ that one shade, Temperature Rising was for my eyes. What a gorgeous popping shade of orange. I’ve been trying to locate such a shade for my eyes for a while now…too bad this is a lip pencil damn! Life’s a Beach is a softer nude pink shade that should be a great universal shade for keeping lipstick and gloss on your lips (instead of migrating around).
MAC to the Beach Eye Kohl in Float on By will make be good friends with Shimmermoss with it’s dark green turquoise color.
So far the MAC To the Beach Lipsticks are a fav as they are so Muse colors. I love beautiful shades of peach and coral for my lips and the two colors I’m testing at the moment fall within my fav range. Funbathing is a bronzy plum and Thrills is a super rosy copper. MAC Lipglass in Easy Lounger is a fun shade of baby pink with plenty of shimmer loving!
MAC Lustre Drops make a come make a come back with this collection which is always great news as I love these. I got one in Sun Rush…believe it’s a repromote but thankfully I don’t have it. It’s a peachy bronze shade that looks fierce on lids (and face if you please).
As you may know Hipness Blush makes a come back with this collection along side new comer Get Away Bronze. Honestly, not everyone will be able to work Get Away Bronze is it’s a super muddy shade of tan brown but a little cheek stain in a soft shade of pink prior to use could prove a good path for this guy!
Mac To the Beach Cream Bronzer could prove interesting as it’s a medium that’s a bit easier to work with compared to powder. The shade I got is Weekend which is a tad too dark for my comfort level but I’m curious if a smidge might give me a healthy glow, we’ll see! Speaking of powder, no worries, MAC has a few bronzing powders in this works as well with this release. Bronzing Powder in Refined Golden is the one I have popped up on my desk at the moment. It’s a golden shade of warm muddy brown…not easy to work with but I’ll look forward to trying.
And finally MAC To the Beach Bronze Body Oil is a gorgeous golden bronze shimmery oil that looks incredible on gams and arms.
Honestly, the collection, in my opinion, has some really stunning pieces. I always get pretty stroked out over MAC Summer and this isn’t any exception. A few rants have rose up about packaging but I’m not so bothered and actually like the packaging a fair bit even though the orange has been done before. I’ve very eager to get my hands on the rest of the collection when it launches on May 27th.
Overall, a complete win with many pieces that deserve hauling such as Firecracker Eyeshadow (total must have imho) and of course the Marine Life High Light Powder which I’ll be doing a separate post on (stay tuned).
What’s on YOUR Mac To the Beach wish list?
Do share your thoughts on this collection!
Can’t wait to chat it up with you!