MAC To the Beach Body Oils Review, Photos, Swatches


MAC To the Beach Body Oil

MAC Hey, Sailor: To the Beach Body Oil

MAC To the Beach Body Oil ($22.50 for 1.7 fl. oz.) is available in two shades: Man Rays (glowing tan with multi-dimensional golden shimmer) and Seaside (dirty blushy pink with multi-dimensional sparkles). They’re designed to impart a “sheer sheen and sexy gleam to skin” while softening and moisturizing the skin.

The two are noticeably different, but I think if this is your type of product, you don’t need both. Man Rays is a warm-toned bronze with gold sparkle, so when you apply and blend it out, it imparts a subtle warmth and noticeable gold sparkle. There is a sheen, but there is a lot of sparkle. Seaside is nearly colorless with white/silver sparkle. It didn’t add any tint or warmth to my skin tone, just sheen and sparkle. I think Man Rays is more suitable and usable for summer, when a lot of people are reaching for self-tanners and the like. It’s sheer and not overly warm, so I think cool complexions can still happily enjoy it. But if you want to be on the safe side, then Seaside would be most suitable for cooler complexions. I didn’t think the silver sparkle looked so great against my warmer undertones.  Man Rays does seem similar to To the Beach’s Bronze.

There was no noticeable scent, nothing fragranced but no chemical scent or the like either.  It comes in a plastic bottle with a pump dispenser that you can lock and unlock, which is great for travel.  I had no problems with the pump on Man Rays and was able to get half a pump or a full pump with ease, but Seaside spurted out in big blobs.  Both body oils impart that glossy sheen and lots of sparkle.  The sparkle is downplayed indoors, but it does catch the light well outdoors.


MAC Man Rays To the Beach Body Oil


MAC Man Rays To the Beach Body Oil


MAC Man Rays To the Beach Body Oil


MAC Man Rays To the Beach Body Oil


MAC To the Beach Body Oil


MAC Seaside To the Beach Body Oil


MAC Seaside To the Beach Body Oil


MAC Seaside To the Beach Body Oil


MAC Seaside To the Beach Body Oil

About the Reviewer

Reviewer

Christine has normal-to-dry skin with areas of dryness (cheeks, nose, and under the eyes). She has a light-medium skintone with subtle, warmer yellow undertones. Her best foundation matches include: Tarte Rainforest of the Sea in Light-Medium Neutral (best match), Estee Lauder Double Wear Stay-in-Place Makeup in Desert Beige 2N1, Giorgio Armani Maestro Glow in 4.0, Hourglass Warm Ivory Vanish Seamless Finish, Laura Mercier Candleglow Soft Luminous in Dusk, MAC NC20/NC25, Make Up For Ever Ultra HD Liquid in Y305 (140). For more matches, please read our full Foundation FAQ. For more information on our review process, please read our Review FAQ.

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Man rays looks the same as to the beach? Christine do you think they just renamed it?
I want both, but I still have to the beach and I only used it a few times lol a wate for me, yet I want. Ugh

Ooo Seaside is pretty, but it definitely wouldn’t look good on me at all. Man Rays just looks like a sheered out version of the Victorias Secret Luminous Body Bronzer. I have one of those in Sun Kissed and based on the photos, the VS is a better product (and a better value at 8.4oz for $15). Definitely skipping these. Too much money, not enough product…I’ll stick with my VS 🙂

Does the oil have a slight kinda mac foundation type scent to them? I still have Man Rays from To the Beach collection. It does say two years, so it is still somewhat good. It looks fine in the bottle and you can’t smell the slight smell described unless you put the nose to the skin…I’m just figuring out if I should chuck it and get a new one and this time remember to use it or keep it and use it and save money. Hmmm

I am very confused on the purpose of these, is it meant to be like a sunless tanner? If so does it rub when it comes into contact with clothes? If that’s not their use then what for?

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