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MAC Surf Baby Collection Sneak Peek


MAC Surf Baby Collection Sneak Peek

While I was in Toronto last week, MAC had a glass display of recent/upcoming collections, including Surf Baby. Obviously, since everything was behind class, I couldn’t quite get all up in Surf Baby’s business for the very best of shots nor have a swatch session. I do not know when I will have products to review or swatch, but I will, of course, review the collection as I do each MAC collection.

Trust me — if I have something new I can share, I do so immediately, and that goes for any brand. If you wonder why you see something elsewhere but not here, it means that Temptalia will likely be subject to legal action if we did, despite other websites posting the same information. It’s one of those unfortunate growing pains but our motto is that it’s better to spend time on swatches/reviews than in legal battles to post mere photos a couple of weeks early!

See some sneak peek product shots!






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I hope you missed our small snow storm on Sunday. ๐Ÿ˜‰

I love how much or a crap shoot our spring weather is. I feel like I haven’t seen a proper spring in years, we go from Winter to Summer weather and it get’s lost.

I live in the T-Dot. What brought you to our lovely city? I’ve never seen any of the MAC stores displaying upcoming collections and I shop at many of the MAC stores… you have to tell me which location this was so I can stop by and take a peek.

Oh Christine you are simply amazing! This made my day! I am so excited. MAC is finally starting to step it up it seems… Semi-Precious is going to be amazing! Thank you! Your blog is amazing!
Lots of love from Canada

Oh My God…. no offense but what happened to the packaging? For me is so unappealing. I really like some of the blushes. I will check them out at the store to see but I am not so excited.

However my 13 yr old skater/surfer chick is going crazy for the packaging. I don’t own any mac, but wanted some for a while. Based on this sweet collections I’ve just ordered some 8 or so items (not just from this collection), so its just personal preference really…
I digress, great post, thank for the pics ๐Ÿ™‚

Thanks Christine. Based on promo pics I like the look of the stacked pigments. Did they have the semi precious collection on display? If so, what did you think of it?

Sorry, I only saw this! They had WW above it, and then some other collection below, but it was mostly black boxes (maybe it was Flighty? but I have no idea – it was a lot of boxes and paint pot-esque things).

Thanks for the sneak peak! Christine, you represent the pinnacle and epitome of beauty blogging, so I’m glad you have standards. You represent all the rest of us very well! If people have to see leaked photos that badly they can find them on the internet easily! It isn’t worth you getting in trouble or damaging your reputation with brands over.

I love Temptalia so much because you’re always consistent. From your rating syatem, photos, swatches, video reviews and so on. I trust you and if that means waiting a bit for you to review things due to legal reasons — I’m all for it. It just shows how seriously you take your blog.

Looking forward to seeing your reviews for Surf Baby! The collection looks fun!

Thanks Christine! As a reader of your site for many years, I don’t doubt that you provide information/swatches/reviews as soon as possible without sacrificing the quality of the review/swatch etc. And frankly, if people are complaining it’s ridiculous because you provide excellent, honest, quality posts and serve as a great resource.

I love the colors, which is the most important aspect of makeup itself. But to be honest I am not to crazy about the packaging. The colors of the packaging don’t mesh well. But maybe it will grow on me. I love MAC still!

You where in Toronto?! Wait did you come to the plant in Agincourt or Bentley? I work for the plant on Alden!! I heard some of the guys talking about showing some bloggers some of the products and how excited the bloggers where!! Bahh if that was you, I am saddened by the fact that I couldn’t meet you because I was busy on the production floor ๐Ÿ™

Oh darn, that is the plant down the road from me. The second I heard them say “I showed some bloggers how we do the lipstick” and all I thought of was “I wonder is Temptalia was there” hahah, Clearly I am pretty cool if that is the first thing that comes to mind!

there’s an online store in germany that already has a few items for sale – I was tempted to get them for the sneak peak factor, but none of the ones they had listed really peaked my interest. (plus I’m really not feeling this LE packaging..)

LOL! “I couldnโ€™t quite get all up in Surf Babyโ€™s business” Nice! I’m not a big fan of the packaging, but some of the colors look intriguing. Thanks for sharing, Christine! You are da bomb!

I’m actually interested in a few things this time- their previous collections have left me a bit eh.. but this has a few things I really like. Can’t wait to go & try it out ๐Ÿ™‚ Thanks for the pics!

This realllly reminds me of Benefit. Am I the only one who glanced at the photo and thought “Benefit packaging”? And not any of their especially cute packaging either =/ I’m not into this collection. And that’s probably for the best.

Not that I don’t appreciate high standards but honestly I really just want the product and hopefully the quality and colors will be able to make up for lack of packaging appearance.

Hmm, I wonder why the cute blusher with the flower on top isn’t in special packaging like it shows in the promo pics…
But thanks so much for these pictures anyways Christine! I really appreciate all of the hard work you put into each and every post! =)

yesss My Paradise blush is so up my alley! It’s like Marine Life and Bite of an Apple had a baby that got invited to a beach party! ๐Ÿ˜€ it’s LOVE

I missed out on Candy Yum-Yum(had to get Pink Nouveau as an alternative), so I will not miss out on the couple items that have caught my eye. The coral lipgloss and the turquoise eyeshadow will become a part of my vast make-up collection. Thanks for the sneak peak, Christine.

I’m appreciating these photos more then the press release ones, I was going to pass on these, but now seeing what the lipsticks & lipglasses look like, I’m intrigued. I will now patiently wait for your swatches.

I understand. I just wonder why MAC collections used to be featured with reviews and swatches on Temptalia way earlier than in Europe and now bloggers from my country (Spain) have access to the products many days before you. We had complete reviews and swatches from Surf Baby since last week. Anyway what I personally appreciate is the way you review the products, i dont care if its a week or two later. Hugs

I can’t say I like the packaging, it comes across rather tacky I think. The coral lipstick looks promising as does that beige :3
I am curious over the SPF liptints~

I’m glad the packaging is tacky as I’m much less likely to want anything because of it. The colors reminds me of the ugly $60 Billabong sweatshirts I used to beg my mother to buy me from Pacific Sunwear when I was 14. T-t-t-tacky.

I’m going to need that purple lipstick though. Maybe I can scrape off the design…

Oh God do I need that blush! I already have the suntints and they’re meh for me…I don’t see what’s so special about them, though I do like Pink Tinge.

you haven’t had/swatched this yet have you? I didn’t just totally miss that post? cos its up on the UK site! I don’t what I want, I’m lost without your swatches, haha!

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