Friday, June 3, 2011

Surf Baby Goodies!

So here's a few goodies I picked up from the recent MAC Surf Baby collection.  I was actually not as excited for this collection as I was with last years summer collection  (To The Beach), but obviously that didn't stop me from picking up 3 items, right?

The first thing I was quick to snatch up was the lipstick in Hibiscus, and it's beautiful! It's a creamsheen formula so it feels really nice on my lips and has amazing pigmentation.  I wore it today and it did last at least 3-4 hrs on my lips (I ate lunch a few hours after I applied it so I can't say how long it could have lasted) but when it did wear off, it faded nicely and not all blotchy like some bright lipsticks do.  I really like that it's a coral-red because I do love a red lip, so with the coral undertones it's a perfect version of the red lip for summer.  

My MAC girl told me that when they decided to discontinue the Viva Glam Cyndi, they had sooo many people asking for it that she thinks Hibiscus may have been the "replacement".  Since she mentioned that I decided to swatch Hibiscus next to Viva Glam Cyndi, and then also next to MAC Vegas Volt lipstick because I thought it also looked very similar. 
Vegas Volt, Hibiscus, Viva Glam Cyndi
As you can see, Vegas Volt and Hibiscus look extremely similar when swatched on my hand, and they make Viva Glam Cyndi look like a raspberry pink.  But!  On my lips, Hibiscus does actually look similar to Cyndi, it's just a little brighter, and then Vegas Volt looks much more orange/coral.  Either way, I really love Hibiscus and you should go check it out if you like bold lips!

Next up is the Studio Careblend powder bronzer in Lush, Light Bronze.  After hearing Christine from raving about how amazing this powder felt and looked on the skin, for someone who uses bronzer pretty much every day, I knew I needed one.  This is a great color for my skin tone that blends AMAZINGLY into my skin and gives me such a natural glow.  I'm in love with it and it has quickly replaced my Tarte Park Ave Princess bronzer....for now.

Last thing I picked up was something I had not planned on getting at all....until my MAC girl suggested that I swatch them.  The Crushed Metallic Pigments are too gorgeous & shimmery not to love.  I went with the Surf The Ocean set mainly because they were colors I didn't really have in my collection, and also because I LOVE the mint green color that is in the set (second from the right in the swatch)

So that's all my goodies.  I hope you guys had a chance to check out this collection and I'd love to hear what you picked up!

Thanks for checking me out & keep a look out for more posts to come!


1 comment:

  1. Nice haul! love the swatches and you're right i have vegas volt and its similar to hibiscus. Check out my blog :)