MAC Surf Baby Collection: Overall & Recommendations
Surf Baby is a really fun collection with several high-quality products and shades, which makes it a really nice follow-up to Flighty, which left some disappointed. The eyeshadows are fantastic–great smooth textures with excellent color pay off make them all worth having, but it’ll depend on your personal preferences and what you may already have at home. I think the lipsticks and lipglasses are on par with what one would expect; not necessarily anything out-of-the-box but no significant texture issues.
I’m not much for bronzer, but I really loved the way the two shades of Studio Careblend Pressed Powders looked and felt on the skin–so natural. The Skinsheen Bronzer Sticks are also a nice way to incorporate bronzer in your routine, and they, too, look natural against skin (though Gilty Bronze has shimmer and doesn’t!). It’s hard to choose between the two.
Oddly enough, My Paradise and the Suntints are least impressive. My Paradise is a little dusty; it’s just not a really finely milled, refined finish. I think the drastic difference between the color with the overlay and the actual base color is going to make it easier to resist it. Marine Life was better, because even though the gold was an overspray, there are two separate colors that go all the way through. I don’t find Suntints to be a good lip balm at all, and of all products to splurge on for higher-end, lip balm is not usually one of them so it had better be good.
Photos, Reviews, Swatches
- Crushed Metallic Pigment Stacks: Summer Stash / Surf the Ocean
- My Paradise Cheek Powder
- Nail Lacquers
- Powerpoint Pencils
- Skinsheen Bronzer Sticks
- Studio Careblend Pressed Powders
- Dupes/Comparisions (Part 2)
- Video Review