Thursday, May 19th, 2011

MAC Surf Baby Lipglasses
MAC Surf Baby Lipglasses

MAC Surf Baby: Lipglass

MAC Surf Baby Lipglases ($15.50 for 0.17 oz.) include four shades: Girl on Board (pale white gold), Good Lovin’ (soft peachy pink), Krazy Kahuna (warm mid-tone brown), and Strange Potion (soft coral pink).

  • Girl on Board is a semi-opaque white shimmered gloss. I see this working better for layering than on its own, though. It’s similar to Almondine (Spring Colour Forecast, ’10). The closest permanent dupe would probably be Underage, which leans a little pink.
  • Good Lovin’ is a sheer, beige-y nude with a little rosiness and beige and champagne shimmer.  It seems similar to Prrr.
  • Krazy Kahuna is a reddened terracotta with very subtle flecks of white shimmer. It is nearly opaque on my lips. I can’t think of a dupe for this shade in the permanent range.
  • Strange Potion is a lightly pink shimmered, soft pinky-coral that’s semi-opaque in coverage. This was originally launched with Venomous Villains (’10). Pink Lemonade would be the closest dupe in the permanent range, but it is pinker.

MAC Lipglasses are vanilla-scented but taste-free. They are sticky glosses (some of the stickiest on the market) with a thicker consistency than your typical gloss, but they do wear a solid four hours on me as a result of the tackier formula. Pigmentation ranges from sheer to opaque, but all three of these shades are more pigmented than the average lipglass–even Girl on Board, which is more shimmer than color, covers my natural lip color a good deal.

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MAC Surf Baby Lipglasses Swatches, Photos, Reviews

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Shades like Girl on Board and Strange Potion are really easy to wear across skin tones, though Girl on Board will be more flattering for most when layered than worn alone.

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Pigmentation

10/10

Texture

8.5/10

Longevity

9/10

Application

4/5

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Girl on Board, Krazy Kahuna, Strange Potion

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Product & Review FAQ

What makeup are you wearing?

MAC Surf USA Eyeshadow, MAC Sun Blonde Eyeshadow, Burberry Trench Eyeshadow, MAC Blue Moon Powerpoint, Make Up For Ever HD Foundation.

Where can I purchase it? How much is it?

MAC Cosmetics on May 26th in-stores, $15.50.

Is it limited edition?

Yes.

Any dupes?

See individual shade review.

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48 thoughts on “MAC Surf Baby Lipglasses Swatches, Photos, Reviews

  1. Whew, thank goodness I already have Strange Potion because it’s the only one I would want. Well, until you are able to show us Good Lovin’. It may change then. :)

  2. Kristen

    $1,550 for .17 oz? Talk about a price jump. Tsk tsk mac. (lol just kidding)

    So far the summer stash stack, strange potion, and gilded white are really catching my eye. Thank god! I was really starting to give up on Mac. I haven’t seen anything from them in a few years that has made me want to buy something.

  3. Nana

    Krazy Kahuna is beautiful but is it similar to Temper Tantra from the Peacocky collection? I have that and love it as well…

  4. I’m really happy to see them repromote Strange Potion. I have it and love it.

  5. Jill

    Didn’t think I would like, it, but I love Krazy Kahuna! It looks great on you!

  6. Lori

    I think out of the entire surf baby collection strange potion may be the only thing that I end up purchasing.

  7. Missy

    By far the third one is the best, the other two are pretty gross.

  8. Mel

    Krazy Kahuna surprised me in the stock photos it looked like a boring brown but when swatched it’s quite lovely. I may break down and get it even though I told myself I was going to skip this collection. Now I have to worry about Good Lovin which I’m tempted to get on cute name alone:) I just hope it isn’t a dupe of Nymphette which I already own.

  9. vCheeto

    Strange Potion is definitely shouting “Summer!” to me. And, if my budget allows me, Krazy Kahuna will be added. Not too crazy about Girl on Board. What lipstick would be great to pair with Girl on Board (it doesn’t have to be from this collection)?

    • Anything medium to dark – because then it won’t wash out the color to something really light and pale but lighten it to something softer with enough color punch to keep it from being stark. I’d say over a warm coral or yellow-based pink.

    • Sira

      I have Girl on Board and i paired it with Creme D’nude Lipstick from mac and it looks absolutely gorgeous

  10. angie

    Strange Potion is actually *completely* different than Strange Potion from VV. The latter was a juicy, jelly raspberry color with no pearl or shimmer, the former is a frosty coral. i have no idea why they would give them the same name!

  11. Tina

    What is that gorgeous peachy gold blush youre wearing Christine?

  12. I actually really like how Girl on Board looks on its own on you.

  13. Rebecca

    Ooooh…Strange Potion is calling my name. I missed out on it the first time around!

  14. Alex

    Sorry if this was stated, but is the price increase just for this collection?

  15. Big Kahuna looks pretty! Not sure if I would like the stickyness though…

  16. oooh Krazy Kahuna looks like melted chocolate! yum :) wish i could pull off brown lip products :/ strange potion also lovely already got it from VVs though ;)

  17. how about a lip combo between bust out and Krazy kahuna? do you think that Krazy kahuna it’s too opaque? I like to experiment XD

  18. Kayleigh

    If there was a lipstick close to the color of Strange Potion, what would it be?

  19. Strange Potion and Krazy Kahuna look nice on you! Not for me though…

  20. Catelyn

    I want to try these out they look gorgeous and so pigmented! and the Krazy Kahuna looks so great on you!

  21. MissChels

    I thought I would hate Krazy Kahuna but it looks amazing! it looks like a shimmery, glossy viva glam.

  22. strange potion does look different this time :S weird!

  23. Vannie

    I think the only reason Strange Potion looks different is because you were probably using a different angel/lighting/camera.
    It’s pretty nonetheless!

  24. Alexa

    Do you know that the Lipglass Good lovin’ is a dupe to Lipglass Devilishly Stylish from Venomous Villains LE.
    I have found it here http://swobbeline.blogspot.com/2011/05/mac-lipglass-dupe-good-lovin-surf-baby_11.html

  25. Renata

    My favorite sticky glosses are the Luzes Lipglos with DMAE by Racco Cosmetics. They have DMAE to prevent and treat wrinkles. ;)

  26. Marcy

    krazy kahuna is really pretty….

  27. Boone

    Hi Christine, I know you’ve posted about this before but I can’t find it…. How often do you exfoliate your lips? I’m trying to get mine in summer shape and I’m tempted to use my lip exfoliator every morning, but I’m not sure if that’s too much for delicate lip skin? Thanks!

  28. Julia

    I am sooooo excited for Krazy Kahuna!!! I saw a few swatches online where people layered it over Hibiscus, and the combination was amazing!!!

    So, I have heard a lot of buzz around the internet from people tha thave gotten advanced samples of Surf Baby that Good Lovin smells and tastes a bit “off.” Christine, have you found that as well?

    • It seemed normal to me!

      • Julia

        That is good to hear b/c I would like to check it out – It looks like it would be a nice sparkly wash over something like Hug Me. That is strange though that many are reporting that it smelled/tasted almost rancid – maybe they just got a cad batch, unfortunately.

  29. Saffy

    I’m gonna have to grab a Good Lovin’, Strange Potion and Girl on Board, they’re beautiful. BTW Christine, I love your eye makeup here, the teal and white look amazing together!!

  30. Fra

    I really wanna try Strange Potion Lipgloss! Is there any dupes of other cosmetic brands?

  31. Lizzy Claiborne

    Nothing here for me… They alternate collections between terra cotta/ corals/ browns and blue reds/ pinks/plummy. Next time.

  32. Vanessa

    I’m so bummed. Good Lovin’ is sold out online already! :( But I ordered Strange Potion, can’t wait to get it! Hopefully I will get a chance to get it from a store!

  33. Vanessa

    Is Good Lovin’ worth getting?

  34. cherilyn

    Would girl on board lipglass pair with tanarama lipstick?