May 12, 2010

You NEED This: MAC Marine Life High Light Powder Photos

Ok, so, technically I haven’t actually swatched MAC Marine Life High Light Powder. I’ve just kinda stared happily at it for the past three hours…..


Seriously, as makeup lovers, you wouldn’t expect me to ACTUALLY swatch this gorgeous piece of delicious powder would you?

I’m slowly gearing up to the big unveiling but for now I think I’ll just sleep with it tonight, hold it close, and whisper sweet nothings in its ear about how gorgeous it is.

I promise I’ll have a review and swatch-fest with it soon but first I must reassure myself I can get 10 back ups prior to using this one….

What do you think?

Hauling yourself one?

Or twenty (it’s ok, no one’s judging!)!

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Isabella MuseIsabella is just an average everyday geeky girl who doesn’t blend her eyeshadow correctly, wears too much blush, and hopes she never finds her holy grail products because she likes the thrill of the chase so much. Her mission is to bring you super honest reviews on makeup, skincare, fragrance and all things beauty. She’s in no way an expert on the topic and she sure as hell isn’t a super model. But she’s passionate about makeup and is seeking like-minded individuals that like pina coladas, getting caught in the rain, and ones that enjoy spending hundreds of dollars at Sephora without feeling buyer’s remorse. If you’re that person feel free to reach out and leave a comment or follow me on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and Bloglovin‘.

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  • Aimee Pan

    Might be two for me.. it is so gorgeous. I haven’t gotten any backups ever but this may be it.

    • the Muse

      aimee been a long time since I’ve done back up but MUST have backup of this!

  • Paula

    I just flat out admitted that i’m not going to be able to use this. No way can I convince myself to mess it up. So, back in its pretty box it goes, until I take it out to stare at it some more. πŸ™‚

  • Marina

    WANT WANT WANT! Ever since you posted about it a while ago, I was in love. It looks so beautiful…
    BTW, on an unrelated note–I finally smelled the HL Sunshine Cuties in Love. I’m enamored by it! I sprayed some on those t ester things and could not stop smelling it. I kind of need it, haha!

    • the Muse

      omg marina isn’t it gorg!? πŸ˜€ I’ll be dying inside a little when it’s gone!


    so pretty get another 30 for me too! lol the sea horse is so cute I need to get a job then i can get 2 of these!! 1 for hoarding the other for use :DDD

  • aquahartz

    OMG!!! This even makes me drooooool like crazzzyyyy!!!
    I hafta get this no matter wat!

    oh, Muse, if u could do face of the day with the earth colours of the new MAC collection, that would be great. I’ve run out of idea on how to colour my face πŸ˜›


  • Tracy

    Hauling a few of these for sure!!!!! Pretty please swatch it!!!

  • dina

    drooling!! can’t wait to pick up this collection! πŸ™‚

  • Erica B

    The more I see on this collection, the longer my shopping list gets. This powder is at the top though.

  • ValentinaSugar

    OMG!! Muse your are so lucky!!!!!!! I’ve been checking their website back and forth to see if the collection is out yet. Please do a review soon when you do decide to try it.

  • Paloma

    omg…I so want, but I’m damn broke. My birthday is friday, maybe you can get me one? πŸ˜›

      • the Muse

        oh yea sorry paloma πŸ™‚ of course I actually replied to you in a prior post about b-day πŸ™‚ just wash rushing through and approving comments quick today!

  • Ciambella

    That is the most beautiful thing I have seen from MAC recently and I must have it.

    • Ciambella

      Shoot. Apparently the raven in me got out of its cage again!

  • ji

    You should put your foundations shades in a more prominent place for reference. It’d make the swatch pictures a lot more helpful if we knew what your skintone was in comparison to our own.

    • the Muse

      Hi Ji

      The swatch pictures? I haven’t swatched this yet.

  • Angela

    Effing lovely but a little heartbroken that it doesn’t look nearly as pretty anymore after you swirl it a few times.

  • plue

    hauling this! definitely!

    from the looks of it, i most prolly be getting this and hipness blush… skipping the rest! πŸ˜›

  • Christinie Beauty Junkie

    This is a great resource, useful for anybody interested in this topic.

  • MalagueΓ±aSalerosa

    Simply remarkable, I love that jellyfish and the mix of pink-golden-coral tones!!! I hope it will arrive soon to Spain!! Please, we need swatches and photos!!!!

  • jonnie

    So pretty! Not a big MAC fan, but this is nice… curious to see the swatches.

  • lulubell13

    I desperately want it but it’s sold out in the uk already. It’s a thing of beauty!!

  • MarTina

    Lawd’ yes I will be hauling this one and a back-up for my kit. πŸ™‚

  • JoElla

    Do you think this would be a good replacement for Bobbi Brown Shimmer Brick in Nectar? The colors look very close to me..But this is beautiful and one I would hate to use and mess it all up.

    • the Muse

      not sure joella haven’t tried yet but will see soon πŸ˜€

  • Lillian

    It’s such stunning packaging but i don’t know how i’d actually use it.

  • Susan

    OMG, this is SO gorgeous. I usually don’t freak out about new items, and I’m so pale I can barely wear anything, but I HAVE to have this. I’m loving all the colors in it — the light pink, the bronze, the coral.

    Muse — I’m deathly pale — do you think I can wear this? I usually wear a bright pink blush and I’m afraid of anything orange on me. Also, this is called a highlight powder — do you think I can use it as a blush?

    • the Muse

      susan I know how you feel πŸ˜€ Mmm you can prob do it with a really light hand, and def can be used a blush πŸ™‚ it’s plenty pigmented!

  • Me

    OMG!!! SO lucky. Unfortunately, there is no MAC near me.. so… :(. I have been sooo wanting this ever since I saw it. I am gonna try to get it. You should do a giveaway for it! By the way… did you receive this for free?

    LOVE IT!!!!

    • the Muse

      hi Me. products are all disclosed hun…see the bottom of the page? It discloses if it was purchased or given to me as a press sample.

      Hope this helps!

  • mercedes

    OOH so pretty!!!! i was wondering what this was in your review of the other stuff,looks super pretty! might have to get several just cuz how gorg it looks! um..i have a ratther embarassing question.How do you know which mac collections are LE? the packaging is diffrent from the regular store items but i just have no idea if the collections are LE!!!

    • the Muse

      hey mercedes. Most all are LE lol. collections come out that sometimes contain general catalog items or repromoted items (items that were available before) but for the most part any new launches you see from mac kinda almost ALWAYS fits into the LE range πŸ˜€ Summer 2010 has many repromoted items and a few general catalog shades however the packaging is LE (green, orange compacts) however some shades are brand new and never released and will be available for a short time before they are gone.

      Hope this makes sense!

      • mercedes

        OH! yeah that makes sense! thanks muse cleared that up for me! so if i get something from a collection i need to get backup cuz it will be gone?

        • the Muse

          pretty much mercedes although from time to time things get repromoted. honestly I stopped buying backups simply b/c I overindulge in too much mac already and buying back ups on top of that is crazy πŸ˜€ I don’t really recommend the back up route unless it’s REALLY special b/c it normally gets repromoted down the line anyway….although Stereo Rose never did come back le sigh…

  • Anitacska

    Yep, I got two. And do you know what? I can’t even make myself to use one of them, lol. I swatched one (just about enough space for my liffle finger next to the seahorse, only got the overspray off a bit of seaweed), but haven’t properly used it yet, lol. I will though because I know I’ve got back up. But I will have to be brave… πŸ˜‰

    • the Muse

      I need a back up before I dig into this anita lol I can’t BARE to swatch it!

  • Vonvon

    I know I will need 2 of these like many of us here….

    Btw, I got my 1st MAC To The Beach item……The TOTE!!!! πŸ˜€

  • Tara

    OMG!! I just pre-ordered Marine a week ago (along with others). Marine is GORGEOUS! I may have to pick up another one when I get to pick up my order. This collection is seriously HOT!! But, I am most in love with Marine.

    • the Muse

      tara me too πŸ˜€ loves! ordered three more too πŸ˜€ must has backups!

  • Kate

    I hate to sound like a complete idiot and beginner, but I am. Just a teen. So can anyone tell me how you would use this, that is if anyone could work up the strength to actually use this beauty.

    • the Muse

      hi kate not an idiot at all!!!!!!!!! since it’s so pigmented you can basically use as a blush, smile and dab on the apples of your cheeks or follow the natural v of your face sweeping it upwards as a highlighter and heck if you’re into the drama use it as a shadow πŸ˜€