Ready to catch a wave of super-exciting colour? MAC’s lastest bunch of limited edition lovelies, Surf Baby, serves up a bold pop of colour in the midst of a bleak winter.
Now we know… we know… it’s odd to see such a blatantly summery collection wash up on SA shores in the middle of the chilly season, but don’t forget that its sunny and bright on the other side of the globe right now – and MAC, being v. v. current, won’t release their goodies a season later to suit. If it’s new, fresh and fabulous, we’re getting it.
Anyhoo, the Surf Baby collection includes of three different types of bronzers (two pressed, one stick) and a host of brave new colour cosmetics. We got sent a few samples to play with and thought we’d give you a closer look…
First up, let’s take a look at the Skinsheen Bronzer Stick, R275. The shade we got is called Gilty Bronze, a shimmering copper. It’s definitely too dark for my uber-pale skin tone, but will look beautiful on a warmer face. Application is easy; just glide it onto your cheeks, temples or anywhere you want to add a touch of bronze and blend, blend, blend.
Now get a load of what, for me, is the piece de resistance of the lot, Surf Baby! Cheek Powder in My Paradise, R280. It’s the most beautiful coral-coloured blush with a pretty gold hibiscus flower overspray pattern.
At first glance, I thought it might be a bit too Oros-y, but it goes on sheer to create a flattering peachy coloured cheek with just a slight hint of shimmer – enough to lift the colour and catch the light, but not so sparkly as to draw attention to fine lines. Check it out:
Another Surf baby surprise? This Lustre lipstick in Bust Out!, R155.
Take a look:
We also received a lovely frost champagne-coloured Eye Shadow called Short Shorts, R150. It’s the perfect highlighter for your brow bone and sure to flatter any skin tone. We also liked the fab, self-sharpening Powerpoint Eye Pencil in Blue Noon, R145. It’s a pretty teal colour with a bit of gold pearl in it. You can’t really see the gold pigment in it as it’s so fine, but it’s present enough to add a subtle shimmer to the teal.
In case you didn’t know, blue liner is a big deal right now… just look how good it looks on Alicia Keys.
In all, MAC Surf Baby Is a bold, fun-lovin’ collection sure to add a pop of colour to the most miserable of winter’s days. Next time you’re in store, be sure to check it out.
For view the full collection, visit www.maccosmetics.com