MAC To the Beach is much anticipated, but I think the Marine Life High-Light Powder is easily the item most coveted. With its raised seahorse pattern and metallic look, I’m not at all surprised that it sparked a lot of interest. As many of you already know, the metallic finish is just an overspray. There are two distinct colors that remain — an orange-coral and a light baby pink. The overlay is a metallic bronze, but a few swipes or sweeps and it’s gone.
Oddly enough, I really don’t feel the overspray did very much to the color, which is really a good thing. It made the color a little more orange-y and obviously imparted a more shimmery finish. Without the overspray, it’s more of a coral-pink with a smidgen of shimmer. It’s decently pigmented though not overwhelmingly so. It’s surprisingly pigmented, however, for something called a highlight.
It’s not like Instant Chic. It’s not like Hipness. It’s really not. Instant Chic is lighter, subtler, and has a peachiness to it that neither Hipness nor Marine Life have. Hipness is noticeably pinker and less intense than Marine Life.
I like it. If you even think you might like this, I would snatch it up right away–and I mean the day it goes online or in-store for sale. It will sell out. And I’m also not talking selling out in a matter of days but hours.