Friday, May 14th, 2010

MAC To the Beach Makeup: Sweet & Punchy, Sand & Sun, Firecracker

Who knew that you could combine a lemon-y green and an orange-coral together and get something so beautiful–with ease!  Seriously!  I do have a tutorial (well, assuming the filming went OK) for this look coming soon as well.  I also included a bit about how I applied the cream bronzer to my cheeks (which is totally easy, I swear).

Happy Friday everyone!

You will need the following…

For eyes, start by applying Lemon Sugar eyeshadow as your eyeshadow base all over the eye area with the 249. Using the 239, apply Sweet & Punchy eyeshadow on the inner half of the lower lid. Then, apply Firecracker eyeshadow on the outer half of the lid with the 239 and bring into crease slightly. Lightly blend Sand & Sun eyeshadow on the middle of the lower lid, overlaying the other two eyeshadows, with the 239. Next, apply Amber Lights eyeshadow into the crease with the 226, lightly blending outwards and upwards to fade to the brow bone. Blend Femme-fi eyeshadow with the crease shade and highlight the brow bone. Bring everything together by applying Float on By eyeliner on the lower lash line and Sweet & Punchy eyeshadow lightly patted below the lower lash line with the 219 brush. Finish by sweeping lashes with Extase mascara.

For cheeks, apply Beach Bronze cream bronzer on the apples and upper cheekbones. Then, apply Marine Life powder to the apples of the cheeks and sweep upwards towards the temple with the 116.

For lips, apply Thrills lipstick first, and then layer Flurry of Fun lipglass for a complementing lip.

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91 thoughts on “MAC To the Beach Makeup: Sweet & Punchy, Sand & Sun, Firecracker

  1. SusyLovesMac

    B E A U T I F U L! I’m dying to get this collections! I love MAC’S summer stuff! :)

  2. BEAUTIFUL!!! Always love your looks. I love the way you used Sweet & Punchy and Firecracker together, its really making me want to get both of them!

  3. Lily

    beautiful ^^

  4. Erin

    Marine Life looks gorgeous on you, Christine! I think you may have sold me on it. 😀 I love me some corals, and this would be a very pretty addition to my collection.

  5. ludwig

    Love the look Christine!!! How does Firecracker compare to Paradisco and Mythology from MAC?

  6. Annika

    Love the lips and cheeks, very summery and the colours suit you perfectly! :)

  7. Chi

    Dearie I hope you do a look just with marine highlight on ur cheeks, that will seriously determine my purchase!

  8. lulee

    lovely! is sweet and punchy anything like bitter?

  9. This is a great look on you!
    Do you think one could substitute Sharp for Sweet and Punchy? How similar are they?

  10. Absolutely gorgeous! :) Thanks for this, I was wondering about what to do with Firecracker. I didn’t get Sweet & Punchy, but I can use it with yellow and orange instead, maybe for a little more subtle look, although I love the idea of the eyeliner as it contrasts a bit but works very well. Also looking forward to see the video about how to apply Beach Bronze, although I had a pretty good go myself yesterday. aah and the lips, I’m so happy I got Thrills and Flurry of Fun, they’re gorgeous! Love this collection, one of my favourite ones ever! :)

  11. Tasmin

    I was so excited abt this collection. Looked around and swatched various products from this anticipated collection. I bought nothing. Totally overhyped!

  12. Beck

    Gorgeous as all ways! I really like the Sweet & Punchy, Firecracker combo and the Thrills+Flurry of Fun combo. You are the queen blender too! I need to practice more. 😉

  13. so so so SO PRETTY!!! I love it.

  14. LNU

    I like the lip combo!

  15. Lisa

    Are we going to be able to use our mac recylables for this collection.

  16. Ashley

    This is very pretty! Great job on the fun color combinations!

  17. nicci

    I like the bue eye liner, pretty & stands out!

  18. Carolina

    Wow, the colours look so nice and the texture looks so smooth and soft. I love it. Plus, can I say again that your eyelashes look great? I know you’ve been using different mascaras, but since you used the latest MAC mascara (don’t remember the name) I’ve noticed that your lashes always look natural, well separated and just the way I like eyelashes to look. Well done.

  19. evangelia

    love the combo! do you think hot, hot, hot would be a decent dupe for firecracker?

  20. Sarah M

    So pretty & summery. Love the look, Christine. I wish the weather would get better though. It’s May and I’m sitting with a blanket wrapped around me because it’s sooo cold where I am and the rain is really stressing my out. Thank god I have and all the pretty summer makeup collections to keep me going. 😀

  21. imeldita

    wow that’s gorgeous !!! so were u able to purchase this collection ahead of time ? i saw them at MAC when they were unpacking their shipment but they said they can’t sell them yet unfortunately. Thought i’d try asking. hehehe

  22. i really like the juxtaposition of the chartreuse with the warmer tones of this look!

  23. Grace

    I like the eyes… but I think the cheeks have too much color, no? (Sorry, Christine, I don’t mean to be mean… it was just an observation. Keep doing what you do. It’s very much appreciated!)

  24. Alex

    Now that I see the marine life powder on you I can’t help but think it look just like nars cactus flower cream blush minus the pretty gold shimmer in the nars one…hmm maybe I dont NEED this after all…but I still wants 😉

  25. oooooh!!! stop making me even more excited about this collection. Now I have to keep adding things to my wishlist :)

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  27. Tavia

    Love the look but I wouldn’t use the marine khol. You know me and blue are not quite friends. :)

  28. Alex

    Also, I just wanted to point something out that I noticed in my own collection. I have a covergirl eyeshadow quad called tropical fusion that I think contains some pretty good dupes for these eyeshadows, which I use for summer night time looks. They are not exactly the same, ofcourse, but will do the trick if u cant afford mac right now. I will probably get these colors knowing I have these sitting at home because I am psycho, but really that quad is a great alternative…hope that helped someone!

  29. Karmen

    The eyes are amazing, but i have to say that the cheeks kinda clash with the bright eyes. Its too brigh ! It seems to have a very deep coral color going on. Do you think that its because of the cream brozer underneath or does marine life that pigmented ?

  30. Kim

    that’s so pretty!!! im gonna have to get firecracker

  31. I love this, I’m gonna try to do a spin on it to wear out tomorrow!

  32. Tiffany

    how much of Marine Life did you pack on? looks intense

  33. Tami

    I really love this look–so bright and tropical. I experimented using Rated R, Red Brick and MUFE 05. Since these colors are close to those in your look, I doubt that I will be purchasing any of the shadows in this collection.

  34. The look is so pretty!!
    I just saw the tutorial on Youtube, loved it!
    You should do more Christine. = )

  35. missA

    very nice) but your eyebrows are too much…

  36. ellie

    Very beautiful on you Christine but i don’t know if i can really wear such colors especially the sweet and punchy.

  37. ellie

    Hi Chrisitne, hope you could also do a makeup look using shimmermoss and humid. Thanks.

  38. jaspreet

    my kind of look

  39. Rosie

    I thought I’d commented on this but with finals I’m confused. I love this happy cheery look. I’m glad you let us know that the highlighter in this collection is like Deep Throat cause I just bought deep throat :). I finished student teaching Friday and will have my last paper done hopefully by Sunday night if not tonight so I can start wearing funky eye looks to work again on Monday! I’m so excited to see this and try a version out before the collection hits stores! I love the lips and eyeliner :).

  40. Evelyn

    its so pretty on u :)

  41. Jenn

    I think the Marine Life is a little strong, but I am SO feeling the lips and those lime-green eyes. Great video, too!

  42. shortie

    love the look! u sold me on the marine life.

    just wondering how firecracker compares to coral crepe paint pot in terms of color?

  43. josi

    i really love this :)

  44. Kalee

    awesome!! i had planned on getting these 2 eyeshadows before and now im definitely going to. and when i do, im going to try this look.

  45. Emma

    The dupe for marine life is DEEP THROAT?!?! Man thats the one nars blush i DO own! haha. i was even thinking about getting 2 marine lifes, because they are so pretty, i wouldnt wanna ruin it, but now, maybe i should just buy 1.. and not use it haha /:

  46. Hannelore

    This is cute! I really like the teal eyeliner with this look. You look really radiant on the picture :)
    Oh looks like you had something in the inner corner of your eye :p