Monday, June 24th, 2013


The lure of the Latin beat. M·A·C captures the passion of samba in a shimmering colour collection that pulsates with sensuality. Tropical Taboo gives in to the heat, beat and exotic glamour of shades that define desire. One note, one hip-popping turn, one penetrating look and you’re hooked. Eyes reflect the dynamic tempo with the dazzle of Mineralize Eye Shadow in vivid pigments including Cha-Cha-Cha and Tropica. Full luscious lips glisten with a tantalizing top layer of Cremesheen Glass in Fever Isle and Calypso Beat. For professional results, partner 159 Duo Fibre Blush and 287 Duo Fibre Eye Shadow Brushes. Step up to the rhythm.

Mineralize Rich Lipstick ($22.00 U.S. / $26.00 CDN) (Permanent)

  • Luxe Naturale Light beige cream
  • Divine Choice Mid-tone cool pink cream
  • Lady at Play Mid-tone cool tangerine
  • Glamour Era Mid-tone warm brown frost
  • Midnight Mambo Intense violet (Limited Edition)

Cremesheen Glass ($20.00 U.S. / $23.00 CDN) (Limited Edition)

  • Calypso Beat Pale neutral peach
  • Fever Isle Bright red coral
  • Japanese Spring Pale dirty pink (Repromote)
  • Narcissus Dirty eggplant (Repromote)

Lip Pencil ($15.00 U.S. / $18.00 CDN) (Limited Edition)

  • Hip ‘n’ Happy Dirty blue pink (Repromote)
  • Have to Have It Soft warm beige (Repromote)
  • Ablaze Bright apricot (Repromote)
  • Heroine Bright purple (Repromote)

Kohl Power Eye Pencil ($16.00 U.S. / $19.00 CDN) (Limited Edition)

  • Orpheus Intense black with gold pearl
  • Feline Rich black (Permanent)

Mineralize Blush ($25.00 U.S. / $29.50 CDN) (Limited Edition)

  • Sweet Samba Dark pink with tan pearl (Frost)
  • Exotic Ember Orange with bronze pearl (Frost)
  • Simmer Burnt rose with peach/gold pearl (Frost)

Mineralize Eyeshadow ($21.00 U.S. / $25.00 CDN) (Limited Edition)

  • Dare to Bare Light cream with gold pearl (Frost)
  • Caribbean Rose with pink and red pearl (Frost)
  • Tropica Silver blue with purple (Frost)
  • Time to Tango Lavender with silver pearl (Frost)
  • Cha-Cha-Cha Deep blue green with green pearl (Frost)
  • Bossa Blue Royal blue with brown pearl (Frost)

Mineralize Skinfinish ($30.00 U.S. / $35.00 CDN) (Limited Edition)

  • Soft & Gentle Gilded peach bronze (Permanent)
  • Adored Coral with light beige pearl
  • Lust Pale pink with cranberry pearl
  • Rio Bronze with bright pink pearl
  • Gold Deposit Soft reflective golden bronze (Permanent)

Brushes (Permanent)

  • 287 Duo Fibre Eye Shadow ($32.00 U.S. / $38.50 CDN) (Permanent)
  • 159 Duo Fibre Brush ($35.00 U.S. / $42.00 CDN) (Permanent)
  • 187 Duo Fibre Brush ($42.00 U.S. / $50.50 CDN) (Permanent)

Availability: Now online; June 27th in-stores and at counters in North America; International in June 2013, China in August 2013

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37 thoughts on “MAC Tropical Taboo Collection for Summer 2013

  1. nai

    The MAC pro store at Ala Moana Center in Honolulu already has the collection available. They were doing makeovers with these items and those from Temperature Rising at the Temperature Rising event, which was replete w/well-muscled & bronzed Australian male models in booty shorts doing synchronized exercise routines.

    • Profile wp-user-avatar wp-user-avatar-60 alignnone photo of Jerrilyn Jan

      Hey – someone from Oahu (attended middle and high school there)!
      Here in CA it is available for pre-sale. I was able to have them do my cheeks for me.
      I really like the Simmer mineralized blush as it lasted on me four about 5-6 hours during which I was active (even worked out for an hour).
      Now – I just have to wait until July before I can pick-it up from the store.

      • nai

        *shakas at Jan*

        Yes, Lisa, it was quite awesome. I took a video of me posing with the models, meaning it to be my first Instagram video but alas! It would not load!

        I am jealous of everyone whose skin does not react badly to Mineralize, like mine does. Pretty collection, but I can’t partake.

  2. Profile wp-user-avatar wp-user-avatar-60 alignnone photo of gabis gabis

    Is that Brazilian model Izabel Goulart on the add? I know it’s probably silly because she has already been the face of even bigger, iconic luxury brands but I can’t help it find it something special that she’s the face of this campaign. Maybe it’s because I don’t recognize a lot of mac’s models except of course the ones that are the collection’s theme.

    • Profile wp-user-avatar wp-user-avatar-60 alignnone photo of Pamela Pamela

      I was thinking the same thing! That’s definitely her! She’s beautiful!

    • Profile wp-user-avatar wp-user-avatar-60 alignnone photo of artemis artemis

      I recognized her too! She’s like the even manlier faced twin of Alessandra Ambrosio. Her coloring and lips fit this collection but not her features :/

  3. I’m interested in Adored, Fever Isle, Lust, Midnight Mambo, Rio, Simmer, and the 159 brush. Looking forward to your reviews and swatches, Christine. :)

  4. Profile wp-user-avatar wp-user-avatar-60 alignnone photo of Sarah Sarah

    Ordered Lust and Rio MSFs! Love the colors!

  5. To my wallet’s relief, there is nothing in this collection that I even remotely want, with the possible exception of the 287 duo fibre shadow brush.

  6. I am very excited about the eyeshadow!

  7. Sonia López

    I can’t stop looking at the blush Simmer :´(

  8. Profile wp-user-avatar wp-user-avatar-60 alignnone photo of liz liz

    wtf is up with MAC making all the best purple lippies LE?? first Heroine and now Midnight Mambo looks amazing too. :((( Violetta has too much shimmer for me to totally love. lies down on floor, cries.

  9. Profile wp-user-avatar wp-user-avatar-60 alignnone photo of Mary Mary

    I just ordered Adored, Rio and of course Heroine. I’m very interested in the Cha Cha Cha eyeshadow and some blushes! Can’t wait to see your reviews and swatches, Christine! :)

  10. Profile wp-user-avatar wp-user-avatar-60 alignnone photo of Jerrilyn Jan

    Picked up Shimmer mineralized blush. Love it.

  11. Profile wp-user-avatar wp-user-avatar-60 alignnone photo of Valerie Valerie

    I still don’t get why MAC is discontinuing brushes & making some LE. In this collection though, the MSFs look intriguing

  12. Kati

    I ordered the Adored Mineralize Skinfinish can’t wait to get my hands on it :) !

  13. Jaz

    I want Sweet Samba blush, and the MSF naturals. We shall see if I like them on my skin

  14. I don’t think there is anything here I need to rush out and get. And I don’t think I bought anything from their mineralized collection last year.

  15. I only got Adored online. Originally I was looking more forward to this collection but over all after seeing the products I wasn’t that excited. Hopefully Adored won’t turn orange on me like Light Year did. lol

  16. I am considering the Ablaze lip pencil because everything Ablaze was sold out by the time I decided I wanted it.
    How are MAC lip pencils with regard to staying power? I am usually a MUFE girl when it comes to liners.

  17. I want the purple lippy and lipglass.

  18. Well, I’ll be interested in seeing what the skinfinishes look like, but other than that, the things I’m interested in are permanent.

  19. Hey the ad reminds me a LOT of the Chanel summer ad! The one with the eye and the nail polish? Does anyone else know what I’m taking about lol?

  20. I have this 287 Duo Fibre Eye Shadow brush and seriously its awesome.

  21. Leslie-Marie

    I got Narcissus, a Heroine backup and Midnight Mambo. I’m excited to try a purple lip…I’m totally a Mac Bubblegum/Posh It Up Plushglass girl regularly! :)

  22. Profile wp-user-avatar wp-user-avatar-60 alignnone photo of Ellen Ellen

    I like the brown lipstick and lip pencil. The marbled eyeshadows and blushes have to be tried in person to get any idea of how tthey will look. Even looking at a picture of a lipstick can be dieceiving. And the pictures on MAC’s website are notoriously horrible. I did order the Sheer Seduction lipstick from Nordstrom’s after seeing it swatched here, and I love it! Perfect shimmery, orangey brown for summer! They are now out of everything from that collection too. I may have to bite the bullet and order from MAC sight unseen, I’m just a fixture at the post office!

  23. Do they really want a repeat of Heavenly Creatures? I’m sure people bought them because they ARE beautiful to look at but they were rated as, well, crap. I remember thinking I was going to pre-order a whole lot of them and then Christine’s reviews came out and woaaah. Didn’t purchase a thing! I’m verrrrry skeptical about this collection.

  24. It is hard to tell from the gel lighting in the MAC photo how the pigments actually look on skin. The picture is very misleading. I love creamsheen gloses, but as a MUA it is getting harder and harder to afford them at such whopping prices! That’s why I switched to ELF studio glosses, they wear just as well and are much cheaper.

  25. Profile wp-user-avatar wp-user-avatar-60 alignnone photo of Ivana Ivana

    No, I really don´t see the big fuzz about this collection. I don´t think I will purchase anything but at least it will safe me some money ;)

  26. Savannah

    I may get the 159 and a lip product ( if it looks like something ill wear) I bought a msf last year and I really regret it. I guess I don’t have the skin/skin type for that because whenever I use it I look terrible within a while. I pretty much use it on my friend who has flawless skin whenever she wants me to do her makeup.

  27. Profile wp-user-avatar wp-user-avatar-60 alignnone photo of Meagan Meagan

    I’m such a sucker for MSF’s. Can’t wait for swatches to choose one!

  28. I like that this is something different than your typical bronze beach collection, as we always see tons of those in summer (coming from someone who adores bronzes and the beach!)

  29. I’m always tempted by Mineralize Skinfnishes…..even though I might not end up buying any, I still get excited everytime MAC includes some in a collection :)!

  30. Basema

    Hi there. This collection just got released in Dubai. Sadly only 3 out of the lipliners and 4 out of the 5 lipsticks are released!!!! Why MAC why? We too love MAC. My room looks like MAC studio. There are a lot of MACaholics in Dubai… And why no PRO store here? Not fair MAC. Our sweet Christine, please convey this message to MAC. Love u <3