MAC Surf Baby Collection for Summer 2011 Info & Photos


MAC Surf Baby Collection for Summer 2011

U.S. Launch Date: May 26th, 2011
International Launch Date: May 2011 (excluding Asia), June 2011 (Asia)

Grab the board, hop in the Jeep, cruise the Pacific Coast Highway… Surf’s up! The lure of the endless summer starts here with My Paradise Cheek Powder, Summer Stash of Crushed Metallic Pigments, Hibiscus Lipstick and Splashproof Lash Mascara that just won’t smudge. Colourful, lustrous, and full of life…journey to a world where feeling the rush means taking a risk. Hang Ten!

Here’s bronzing for every dude and dudette looking to hit the half-pipe with a killer tan. Bring commotion to the ocean with Solar Riche Bronzing Powder and new Gold-go-Lightly Studio Careblend/Pressed Powder. Capture the surf spirit, add contours & dimension with the latest Skinsheen Bronzer Stick! Defy sun-and-sea blasted lips with Suntints SPF 20 Liquid Lip Balms.
Limited edition.

All information is OFFICIAL.  Information now includes Suntints, Bronzer Sticks, and Studio Careblend/Pressed powders.

See collection information & promotional photos! 

Surf, Baby! Cheek Powder ($28.00 U.S. / $32.00 CDN)

  • My Paradise Peach pressed powder with gold hibiscus flower overspray (Limited Edition)

Lipstick ($15.50 U.S. / $18.50 CDN)

  • Bust Out! Dirty mid-tone violet (Lustre) (Limited Edition)
  • Hibiscus Bright orange coral (Cremesheen) (Limited Edition)
  • Mocha Peachy yellow-brown (Satin) (Permanent)
  • Naturally Eccentric Creamy white nude (Lustre) (Limited Edition)

Lipglass ($15.50 U.S. / $18.50 CDN)

  • Girl on Board Pale white gold (Limited Edition)
  • Good Lovin’ Soft peachy pink (Limited Edition)
  • Krazy Kahuna Warm mid-tone brown (Limited Edition)
  • Strange Potion Soft coral pink (Limited Edition)

Crushed Metallic Pigment Stacks ($32.50 U.S. / $38.50 CDN)

  • Summer Stash Light pink champagne, light white pearl, light violet with silver pearl, brown bronze with gold pearl (Frost) (Limited Edition)
  • Surf the Ocean Frosty platinum, light yellow green, gold bronze, dirty graphite with silver pearl (Frost) (Limited Edition)

Eyeshadow ($15.50 U.S. / $18.50 CDN)

  • Saffron Deep coral caramel (Satin) (Limited Edition)
  • Short Shorts Frosty white champagne (Frost) (Limited Edition)
  • Sun Blonde Dirty yellow gold (Frost) (Limited Edition)
  • Surf U.S.A. Frosted teal (Frost) (Limited Edition)
  • Swell Baby Mid-tone grey (Satin) (Limited Edition)

Nail Lacquer ($13.50 U.S. / $17.00 CDN)

  • Hangin’ Loose Dirty pink nude (Limited Edition)
  • Ocean Dip Mid-tone creamy aqua (Limited Edition)

Powerpoint Eye Pencil ($15.50 U.S. / $18.50 CDN)

  • Blue Noon Teal with gold pearl (Limited Edition)
  • Gilded White Yellow white frost (Limited Edition)

Pigment ($19.50 U.S. / $23.50 CDN)

  • Naked Fleshy beige with golden copper pearl (Permanent)
  • Melon Soft bright golden peach (Permanent)

Splashproof Lash Mascara ($14.00 U.S. / $17.00 CDN)

  • Blacksplash Black (Permanent)

Bags (MAC Stores Only)

  • Surf, Baby! 1 ($28.00 U.S. / $33.50 CDN) (Limited Edition)
  • Surf, Baby! 2 ($32.00 U.S. / $38.50 CDN) (Limited Edition)

Suntints SPF 20 Liquid Lip Balm ($15.50 U.S. / $18.50 CDN)

  • Full of Grace Soft sheer rose (Limited Edition)
  • Pink Tinge Clean bright yellow pink with gold pearl (Limited Edition)
  • Lilt of Lily Soft creamy pale pink (Limited Edition)

MAC Skinsheen Bronzer Stick ($29.50 U.S. / $35.50 CDN)

  • Tan-tint Soft suntan bronze (Limited Edition)
  • Billinoaire Bronze Warm golden tan (Limited Edition)
  • Gilty Bronze Coppery bronze with gold shimmer (Limited Edition)

Bronzing Powder ($24.00 U.S. / $29.00 CDN)

  • Solar Riche Mid-tone deep orange brown (Limited Edition)
  • Refined Golden Finely spun gold with soft pearl finish (Permanent)

Studio Careblend Pressed Powder ($28.00 U.S. / $33.50 CDN)

  • Gold-Go-Lightly Mid-tone golden tan brown (Limited Edition)
  • Lush-Light Bronze Mid-tone rosy pink brown (Limited Edition)

Brush

  • 129SH Powder/Blush Brush ($34.00 U.S. / $41.00 CDN)































We hope you'll consider supporting Temptalia by shopping through our links below. Thanks!

Compare Any Two Swatches

Curious how two shades compare to each other? Type in the shades below to get instant side-by-side swatches!

We hope you'll consider supporting Temptalia by shopping through our links below. Thanks!

460 Comments

Comments that do not adhere to our comment policy may be removed. Discussion and debate are highly encouraged but we expect community members to participate respectfully. Please keep discussion on-topic, and if you have general feedback, a product review request, an off-topic question, or need technical support, please contact us!

Please help us streamline the comments' section and be more efficient: double-check the post above for more basic information like pricing, availability, and so on to make sure your question wasn't answered already. Comments alerting us to typos or small errors in the post are appreciated (!) but will typically be removed after errors are fixed (unless a response is needed).

We appreciate enthusiasm for new releases but ask readers to please hold questions regarding if/when a review will be posted as we can't commit to or guarantee product reviews. We don't want to set expectations and then disappoint readers as even products that are swatched don't always end up being reviewed due to time constraints and changes in priorities! Thank you for understanding!

Comments on this post are closed.

yup. i havent even filled up with the new summer este lauder collection christine reviewed a while back. saw it at the counter looks really nice but i dont think i can hold myself back from some of these colors.

Lol j0o626. I loved your comment. I think I’ll hang on to ma money though. I only liked the coral blush and I have to see it in person to decide.

I’m so confused since the promo photo makes Strange Potion look darker/redder then it is from the VV collection. ^_^?
It’s a nice shade and need more love.

O.EMM.GEE! It’s dusty”ooh”hunter! :”DDDD I LOVE you! You’re ridiculously talened and funny >< As is Christine! You're both such amazing inspirations to my best friends and I 🙂

Yes I agree…this actually looks very lame. What’s up with a collection inspired by surfing, when hello you’re surfing. The makeup isn’t going to stay on! Nor would a surfer really be concerned with her bronzer considering she’s going to be bronzed naturally?!

Me too! It looks like they just slapped a sticker on their packaging :(. Nevertheless I still want the Ocean Dip polish if it doesn’t sell out too fast (I am not a crazed MAC fanatic so I dunno if I’ll get to it in time).

I agree, they’re not to my taste at all. I don’t get the whole “angry” model thing, she just looks PO’ed.

And I’m pretty sure that guy on the left has no pants on…

OMG soooo excited for this! I thought that Quite Cute was going to be the insanely cute packaged collection of the year, but it seems that Surf Baby is going to be it instead!

Can’t wait for the info on the Blush Sticks, they seem very interesting!

I don’t get why MAC chose this promo pic. I think the expression on the models face is scary and not flattering at all. And her pose is unnatural. At first look I immediately had to think that if she carried an axe in her hands, she would look as though she was going to murder someone!

I so agree about the promo pic! It is awful………I know Mac is more edgy when it comes to the promotional pictures but most of the time they look wierd and are a turn off for me. Maybe they should cut down on the number of collections per year and focus on better packaging and promotional advertising!!!

totally agree with you! so many collections through out the year can be easily bypassed. also, I feel like there would be so much more excitement and anticipation if the collections occurred less throughout the year & that extra money could go towards better packaging, as you said.

I love the fairly natural promo pic – it may not unretouched but it doesn’t look alien like either!!! also cool packaging!

Sigh. I’m a sucker for LE MAC packaging, especially when they change the nail polish bottles! I’ll have to get something for my sister, too. This sort of theme is right up her alley.

Why is MAC doing this packaging thing? Can´t they just do something beautiful? I know some people will like this but for me this doesn´t work. In my opinion it looks cheap.

it looks very cheap, not well planned or thoroughly thought through! i’m very disappointed since I have been waiting for the promo pics of summer :/

Unless one of those pigment sets contains Jardin Aires or one of the other LE pigments from the past which I’ve really been wanting, chances are I will pass on this collection, as I did with last year’s “To the Beach”. About the only other thing that interests me is the Careblend powder but I’ll have to see that to know if it’s for me.

is there anyone else think that the girl in the promo pic looks a little scary? like zombified lol:) the collection is looking great,thanks god I have time save up for it until june.

i dident think wonder woman packaging was tacky, or the villains collection, but this screams disney channel to me! some colours are pretty, but still…:)xxx

I’m liking alot of the stuff here ^^ which a mondo plus because MAC collections haven’t much been enticing me much lately, that being said- I may be a little bias towards summer-tan collections =P

Intrigued by the pigment stacks, and maybe the teal/gray shadows. A lot of the shades of everything else are either seem like they’d be too bright or too warm for my taste.

I am SO excited for this collection!! I want almost everything, especially those crushed metal pigments

Thanks for the heads up and the constant work and effort you put into your blog, Christine! You are a makeup angel! 🙂

A tad underwhelmed by this collection. I do have to have that blush though. Maybe I will feel better about it once I see the swatches. Thanks for the info Christine!

Yeah… my wallet is not going to be happy with me when this collection comes out 🙁 I got my eye on 2 of the lipglasses, both of the pigment stacks, the teal eye liner, and maybe a lipstick… ugh! 🙁

FINALLY!! I haven’t been too impressed with most of the MAC collections over the past year, but this one gives me hope! Definitely looking forward to seeing the swatches for My Paradise blush, Hibiscus lipstick and Saffron and Short Shorts eyeshadows.

Wow!! This year I’ll not miss this collection and will definitely get the coral-gold blush. I missed MAC To the beach and the super gorgeous Thrills lipstick. Thanks a lot Christine.

That blush is gorgeous! Defiantly have that on my list. And strange potion…. And maybe the eyeliners.

Such a cute collection!
Thank for the info! 🙂

Burst Out lipstick will be mine!!! I go for anything purple or unique in lipsticks. I usually don’t buy the Summer collections cause I can’t wear make-up in the Summer. I am heat sensitive and sweat the minute the sun hits me. But lipstick…YES ma’am!!!! Tx for the information Christine!!!

Hmm… Not into the packaging. I think mainly because that hibiscus flower is blocking the MAC logo (have to admit- one of my favorite parts of a product). I’ll prolly get that shimmery white eyeliner and the nude nail polish. I like the blush but have a feeling that gold on the flower is overspary like the one released last summer with To The Beach. :/ I was looking forward to this collection. I hope your review brings back some of the excitement…

I normally have zero interest in MAC, but a few of these look really nice!

Also, that model looks like she’s about to eat your soul. Scary!

Finally a collection with cute packaging! Although the collection itself isn’t very interesting to me, maybe I’ll grab a piggie stack. Thanks for the info Christine!

I’m so digging the pigment stacks, the lipsticks and that beautiful blush!! But oh boy that model is creepy. O_O
HAPPY ST. PATTY’S DAY!!

I might be hated for this comment, but I’m so tired of coral!! I know it’s the color of the moment (and again last year), but I have an overload of coral blushes and lipsticks!

I’ve been so disappointed with MAC packaging lately (Wonder Woman, VV, etc)– this collection looks like a Hawaiian punch container! Oh well, my wallet will be happy.

I love the blush, as long as the flower is not an overspray or chunky glitter. It has the potential to be amazing, which is funny, because it’s been non-stop “you have to have this” blushes from MAC over the last year (Marine Life, Stereo Rose, Bite of an Apple, Mighty Aphrodite, just to name a few).

What an amazing collection! I’m gonna have to create more vanity space for makeup once this collection comes out. I hope the Saffron in this collection is like the one from the Mickey Contractor collection.

Funny, i was thinking with all the collections mac came out lately that were in aweful packaging, i thought why not just make it white and simple and here it is. I would prefer it more simple but this is alright. I’m pretty excited.

Crap. Here we go again.
As if MAC doesn’t have enough of my money, now it appeals directly to this born and raised beach bum Cali girl!
I really should hate you, MAC, I really should.

Just like last year’s To the Beach Collection, I’m super excited for this!
Curious about the tan tint, new coral blush (a more orange Hipness) and will not miss out on the crushed metal stacks this time!

Cute packaging. Very summery colors. I will have to see some swatches to be sure I don’t have dupes though. Def like the white and light grey eyeshadows which I know I don’t have dupes for.

I also like the eyeliners. Christine I have a question for you. I only own two eyeliners a Bobbi brown gel in black and a black sephora pencil obviously buying colored eyeliners hasn’t interested me much as I’ve been getting brushes and shadows. Do you think I should go with the 15 anniversary UD set or just pick up different eyeliners here and there. I mostly do natural looks if that helps. Thanks!

I love the set and it’s a great way to just be done with eyeliners in a way… but have you tried UD’s? If you haven’t, I would say try it first to see if the formula works for you (or else just be prepared to return the whole set).

so excited!
well kinda
Mac hasn’t been releasing collections that I’ve really like lately but that’s been good for my wallet:)
I’m want to get my paradise blush, hangin loose nail laquer maybe, and gilded white eye liner so far
I guess thats not too bad

Oooooh such lovely colors and amazing packaging! I mean I really LOVE the packaging! I may have to end my Mac boycott for that blush. Too bad the promo pic is hideous.

I like the look of this! Very summery and exactly the colours I’d expect from a surfing inspired collection! I’m pretty curious about those Crushed Metallic Pigment Stacks. Oh well, a couple more months to go before we’ll know for sure! 😀
Thank you for posting this sort of information, Christine. I love looking at the promotional pictures and being able to see what it’s all about! You rock

I was kinda hoping for a beach/ocean inspired theme with sandy golds, sky blues, shades of turquoise and teal and corals… not surfwear inspired!! Doubt i will get anything except the blush. but the blushsticks sound interesting.

I absolutely hateeee the packaging if it weren’t for that it probably wouldn’t be so bad, but i dont see anything epic, the packaging honestly looks like the fake barbie makeup you buy for a 7 year old where no matter what color it looks like everything basically comes out a clearish pink.

OH MY GOD!Love! I need that blush, the off white shimmery eye liner, BOTH nail lacquers, strange potion lip glass, and swell baby e/s ! I am in love with this collection. So gorgeous and full of CORAL! Can’t wait for your reviews!

I actually think it’s cool how the packaging is based on surfboard wax tins. It’s a really neat idea. As for the colors, I need to see swatches before I can make a final judgment. But the Billionaire Bronze and the crushed metallic stacks intrigue me.

And, yes, I am a little put off by the fact the model doesn’t have eyebrows; it’d be one thing if it wasn’t such a high-maintenance shot. I’m just tired of the no-brow trend.

I don’t really like this collection! Everything is so natural looking, and I love dramatic makeup like blue lipstick and just crazy makeup! But I LOVE purple lipsticks, so I may get that purple one, if it is not a lustre finish. If it is, I am not going to get it because it will be way too sheer for me. I don’t know about any of the lipglasses, but I may pick up that pink one, and the blush is gorgeous! So I have to get that! But why does MAC put out so many collections??? I am always broke!

Gorgeous collection. They never disappoint with the summer collection. This is a very different look than last years beach collection. Looking forward to it!

First collection I have liked since A Tartan Tale. But the packaging…*sigh*. A simple white with a graphic (like they did with Liberty of London) would have been nicer.

OMG! LOVE IT! PIGMENT STACKS TOO!?!? YAY! Such a great bang for the buck! I don’t like the promo photo with the model though, she doesn’t invoke summer, heat and bronzey goodness to me. She a little bit reminds of me of the rodart promo photo that was published. :/

ugh so annoying how people keep complaining about the packaging. get over it people. the products themselves are nice. who cares if the packaging isnt up to ur standards

Annnnnnnd now I’ll start saving up for this because, unfortunately, I really like all of it. Well, I guess I’ll have to wait and see what it looks like in real life. I’m always enticed by promo photos, but disappointed by the real thing.

The blush, Surf The Ocean metallic pigment stacks and the white and yellow eyeshadows…..definitely on my list. The aqua eyeshadow looks similar to Shimmermoss……

I’m not really into MAC but I’m loving the blush, pigment stacks, a lipstick, lipglass and the blue shadow. So happy 🙂 Need to start saving 🙂

I am saving up for this one! this is what I’m talking about MAC!! thaaaankk you. loved your last beach collection, bought two things. now i want a looooooooooooot more.

The colors in this collection look too warm for me. The only things I’m interested in is the Yellow and the Teal eye shadows. I can take or leave the packaging.

oh! and i AM getting that blush ahhaha, i own a blush from the liberty collection, and a bronzer from the last summer collection… and no more blush from mac. i want that. sooooooooo bad. sooo pretty!

Interesting collection…some products worth checking out for sure! But please please please, for the love of God, re-release the 226 brush again instead of things like lipglasses that were just released a few months ago!! I want that brush so bad.

Oh and not sure I ‘get’ the promo picture.

YES! I’ve been waiting for some photos and info on this collection. I really hope those pigment stacks are great quality because I’m very interested in them.

Hmm..i’m not loving the yellow packaging at all..I really enjoyed last year’s summer beach collection though..it was more “summery” and inviting.

Poor wallet, poor Credit card. These lipsticks, pigments, lipglass, eye pencils, nails, Saffron Coral, Short Shorts Whte champagne, Sun Blonde Yellow with gold pearl, Surf U.S.A. Aqua with teal pearl, Swell Baby Medium gray, how much will I spend? 🙁 (—> my wallet which is crying) 🙂

They should’ve just put the hibiscus flower in kind of the corner of each package and placed the “MAC” beside it. Would’ve been much more clean and simple, without being overly tacky.

Wow, I actually don’t like this collection very much! Well, at least not as much as last year’s MAC summer collection, or this year’s EL Bronze Goddess. The packaging is cute (the hibiscus motif totally takes me back to the 90s) but the colors just aren’t the right hues for me.

Not sold on this collection yet… I’m drawn to the corals, but how many coral lipsticks/blushes does one girl need? Also, not keen on the packaging at all, was hoping it would be more like To The Beach!

Wow, they’re bringing back Strange Potion and Saffron already? I’m not crazy about the design on the lipsticks, lipglasses and eye liners, but the eye shadows, nail lacquers and blush are really cute.

I agree, that model looks scary. And the logo on the packaging sucks. It reminds me of something I would create from Microsoft Word – – – making an oval, color in, put a flower in it and type MAC. But as far as what they are offering, the e/s look like dupes. So far, I think one of the stackers and the blush will be on my list. Looking forward to the rest of the collection.

What is happening with MAC? I was so disappointed with the tacky Wonder Woman packaging. The Surf Collection is even more cheesy. The SC colors are also tremendously lackluster and boooring!

I hate the packaging and none of the colors are a must except for a backup of solar riche (thank you mac gods for bringing it back), which is good because i’ll be out of the country when it comes out anyways.

Seriously, what is up with MAC these days? I used to be such a hardcore fan. I know it must be tough with the economy and all but really? Don’t jeopardize your integrity and raise your prices and turn around and be lazy with design and packaging. if this is what MAC wants to represent-CHEAP-then so be it, i think i’m no longer a fan of this brand as they seem to be slapping anything on their products thinking that everyone will buy it because it’s MAC. i had much more respect for this brand back when they were worthy to love.

YAAAYYY!!! They brought back Saffron eyeshadow from the Mickey Contractor collection! Too bad they didn’t bring back the Flesh lipglass from that same collection too though.

love the packaging simple but cool love the inprint on the powwer blushs really groovy hate promo pic it should be colourful for summer surly!

Seeing the word “coral” like three times means this collection is definitely for me! And I think the packaging is so pretty, especially with the eyeshadows.

hahaha so funny how most of you hate the packaging and I’m sitting here going “WOW I like this packaging I might actually buy something!”. ha! 😛

WANT
This is the first collection in a while that I’ve gotten really really excited about…
I’m hyperventilating right now, guys. This is a problem.

Are the shorts part of the launch? I wish, but it wouldn’t be logical. I want the shorts! I also intend to internet stalk My Paradise because of the flower. Just like Marine Life it will adorn my bathroom and grace it with its pretty untouched overlay. Yep, I’m one of those people.

hmmmmm,I was expecting something ALOT better since the To The Beach collection was AMAZING.But I have to say I am quite disappointed 🙁

I can’t wait for this!!! Lucky thing I only saw like, 2 things I want from the Quite Cute collection. This one is going to break my wallet in half!
I’m from Hawaii so it’s nice to see a collection like this coming from MAC 🙂

Oh damn you MAC! I thought I would be pretty safe after the QC collection, but NO! Now I want everything from this collection. I still need to find out about the Fashion Flower & Flighty collections cause I need me some colored mascaras. That blush will be all mine ladies. Loving that orange & purple lipstick. When will we find out about what kind of finish the lipsticks are? Hoping for amplifieds so that the colors are creamy & bright.

The packaging reminds me of Malibu Barbie for some reason. I havent bought a dang thing from any of the Mac collections this year, which is insane cause I’m the biggest Mac fan ever. Nothing excites me here, expect for a few lip glasses. And Mocha lipstick? I HATE when Mac releases permanent items in their LE collections. Mac collections make me sad.

I haven’t been into MAC for a couple months now, but some products are catching my eye.

The blush, “My Paradise” looks promising (I hope the flower isn’t just an overspray). The lipsticks “Burst Out!” and “Hibiscus” sound/look lovely as well. I love the Crushed Metallic Pigment Stacks in “Surf the Ocean.”

Props to MAC for steering away from their safe black packaging. these are really fun-looking! but i’ll be passing as i already have far too much MAC stuff and i’ve recently discovered the dirt-cheap-but-amazing wonder that is NYX.

I’m really diggin’ the eye shadows, especially the grey. The blush is also looking pretty good. Looking forward in seeing the swatches to see if they live up to my expectations, (it usually does).

I love the LE packaging, soo cute, very Florida/Cali type! I will totally buy from this collection, especially saffron (mickey contractor re-promote yay!) Thanks a mill for posting this, I am excited =)

I enjoy the packaging, however am very unimpressed with the photo. Maybe a little less “zombie surfer” would have been more summer inspiring.

hahaha funny i just saw it for the first time and thats EXACTLY what i thought. I always like the wierd artsy stuff no one else does but this dosnt make sense.

This collection looks like Estée Lauder for cheerleaders — so Sue! And the packaging is so “cute”. Does the model look like she ever goes to the beach? Not to me, anyway. Time for MAC to get a new creative director.

I know many people have been saying the model looks scary, but doesn’t she look a lot like Danielle Staub’s (from real housewives of nj) daughter?

o.o where has this collection been all my life?!

now this is a summer collection! I really like the eyeliners and the lipglasses, plus the packaging is so cute ^___^

So I want:
My Paradise, Hibiscus, Naturally Eccentric, Strange Potion, Summer Stash or Surf the Ocean, Short Shorts, Sun Blonde, Swell Baby, Blue Noon, Gilded White.
Oh boy…… on the bright side, my birthday is on the 23rd, so I will probably ask for most of these things as presents. 🙂
I actually like the packaging though, I dunno, I guess I’m weird.

So I want: My Paradise blush, Hibiscus lipstick, Naturally Eccentric lipstick, Strange Potion lipglass, Summer Stash pigments, Surf the Ocean pigments, Short Shorts eyeshadow, Sun Blonde eyeshadow, Swell Baby eyeshadow, Blue noon eye liner, Gilded White eyeliner and maybe oe of the bronzing powders. (but probably not).
Thank God my birthday is on the 23rd so I’ll probably ask for the stuff I really want (I’m obviously not getting all of it, lol.)
But unlike most of the people on here apparently, I actually like the packaging 🙂 I don’t know why, I guess I’m weird.
I’m SOOOO excited for this!!! And I thought I was going to splurge on Quite Cute… lol 🙂

i am unspeakably disappointed in this collection.
i was thinking it was gonna be something totally different.
not buying a single thing from it.

This is why I love summer collections. The colors sound so wonderful. I’m going to spend too much on this even though I hate the packaging.

Ugh there’s nothing in this collection that I want. Those pigments are not pretty, adn those lipsticks look similar to shades from previous collections (until we see swatches of course). I like that teal nail polish but thats about it. This collection was an absolute FAIL and lacks creativity.

….. I’ve never been disapointed with mac packaging in the two years ive been collecting mac….. but oh my gawddddd. this is a joke right???
and after marine life last year, this blush looks boring, i still want marine life!!! /:
white packaging? ew.
some of the products look okay.. but i wont be owning 90% of this collection like i did with to the beach..

Anybody want to join me in a campaign to bring back my beloved yet seem to be forgotten by MAC, a product know as The Tendertone!!! ARGH…

Oh wow I really like the look of these products, but the packaging is just not doing it for me. It looks like a label on a “Surfer Barbie” set I had when I was younger

This is by far the worst packaging ive seen…i sure hope it looks better in real life….oh well atleast i wont frantically be searching for products before they sell out…its pretty unimpressive…why are mac getting unimpressive recently…i thought the collection last summer was a whole lot better wish i got more stuff now

Really MAC??? Wow… I MUCH preferred To The Beach. A bit more preppy…. and the zombie for the promo, don’t get me started. Thank god only ONE of the lipglosses and the blush interest me… might have to see swatches still….

You -might- be gone to your nightmares dreaming about this collection when you get to see the bronze sticks and the blush sticks as well. I think they’re pretty small, but I deffinately want to check them out. There are some more pieces in this collection which haven’t been shown in this post, but I do agree with you. I loved To the Beach waaaay much more than this collection. Hell!, even the promo pictures from To the Beach were warmer and they gave me this… hot feeling impression that made me want to go out on a super hot summer afternoon and wear the most beautiful colours ever!!

Maybe I’m just old but never in my life have I ever envisioned myself rocking teal makeup. I think it looks lovely on other girls – just not for me – which is why I am “leaving it”…

i totally hate, i just cant explain. i cant even pay attention in product itself, I just keep looking to these horribles packages and cant believe it.

The packaging looks cheap, summer 2010 was way cuter, and more of a classic style…the yellow stripes look a little obnoxious.
As far as the products go, I feel like this is just another Mac collection.. with the exception of a couple corals and the yellow thrown in there.
I’ll probably pick up the 2 eyeliners, they look nice; maybe the nude lipstick; the teal eyeshadow because its unique and possibly the blush.
Definitely NOT a very original collection which is too bad because in my opinion summer collections are the second most anticipated of the year (first being winter/christmas)

Anyone agree??:)

im excited for that white eyeliner! it reminds me of the one that came out with salsabelle…the first mac collection i bouht something from!

Really like this collection than Wonder women collection..But I defin broken!!
I didnt able to buy holidya or spring collection. I dont think I’m up for this as well…:o(

The shadow colors are disappointing for an official “summer collection”. They seem more of a spring easter collection with a bunch of pastel-like shadows. As for the packaging, I actually think it’s rather cute which in my opinion does give it a summery feel. Now, I only wish MAC would stop producing the same color patterns for lipsticks and blushes for every collection that comes out. Example: lipsticks in pink/fuchsia, nude, coral/red, and neutral/brown. For some reason it almost seems like I’m seeing the same WONDER-WOMAN lipsticks all over again. This was MAC’s awesome opportunity to come up with some awesome summer orange or copper shades of lipsticks and orange peach blushes but they keep missing the mark.

I love MAC (being a Torontonian), but that model reminds me of a real-life version of the female Chucky. Seriously, she is hauntingly scary to look at. Anyways, I look forward to the nude lipstick.

OMG, this collection looks sooo amazing! I’m really hoping the gold hibiscus flower in the blush isn’t an overspray like Marine Life from To The Beach last year!

I’m so exciteddd by this collection !!! I can’t wait to see the product descriptions and all the pictures of the products so i can’t make my list =)thanks Christine !

the packaging reminds me of lilo and stich but in a good way. if i was going to change it at all, i would make the packaging a fun color like teal or yellow.

WHYYYYYYYY MAC WHYYYYYYYYY? My wallet thought it would get a break after Quite Cute. I already have a list for this collection. I like it better than last year’s Back to the Beach one.
So far I want:
My Paradise blush
Hibiscus lipstick
Bust Out lipstick
Summer Stash pigments
blue noon & white gilded eyeliner

I also need to know about the flighty collection & colored mascaras. Any word yet Christine?????

The packaging is horrible but I really like the dark violet lipstick
and for the model I don’t understand, if the can pose for Mac, why i’m not on vogue magazine? lol

I hate to be so predictable, but i love their summer collection yet again, to the beach almost broke the bank last year, i’m sure there’ll be a repeat performance this year…just when i was starting to save up, too. Also, love the packaging, it’s so great without being gaudy. I’m a little surprised by the amount of greys/taupes but i’m excited for all the teal and coral!

I love the fact that they are selling pigments in those smaller stacks! More colors!!!
Also, I do love the corals and Teals but I think it is coming out a little late. I am wearing these colors now.
Thanks Christine!

i agree, nothing looks like a must have but is a bit more promising then most of the last collections, VV was the last collection that i liked!

I can’t wait for this collection,I like the packaging is cute I just wish they would of added pink to the packaging and not so much yellow (Im a pink freak) LOL.. will see about the product. I wish Mac would come up with a similar Heatherrete packaging in the near future, I love pinks.. I think they should do something in soft pink or bright pink packaging.. it would sell a lot Im sure! Im glad to see Strange Potion again!

Uhhhh.. more ugly packaging. It looks like a rehash of the Liberty of London packaging.
Fire someone MAC! Get a new designer or something.

im so glad none of macs special edition collections have caught my eye, it saves me money, even though i still dont know where it goes, lol

oh my my my i cant wait i was going to spend some money on the quite cute collection but this packaging reminds me so much of give me liberty of london 🙂 cant wait for the swatches

MAC, MAC, MAC…collection isn’t terrible, but you are losing your cool! What happened to the days when it was about an edge, the underground, the beautiful, and just really good makeup? If you are going to do limited packaging, do it right! You are starting to look like your parent company…