Thursday, September 16, 2010

Better Late Than Never?!

Okay, I really should have posted these reviews much earlier, since these MAC collections launched in June and July (Fail). Well I really like these products so I am going to do a post anyways :)

MAC: To The Beach Collection

I was looking forward to this collection for months! The packaging is adorable, and the colors and fun and summery, perfect for the beach. I wanted to purchase the whole collection, but I restrained myself and only purchased five items:

  • Lazy Day Lipstick
  • Easy Lounger Lipglass
  • Hipness Blush
  • Sand and Sun Eyeshadow
  • Golden Bronzer

Lazy Day is a soft pink lipstick which looks very similar to MAC’s permanent lipstick in Angel with the exception of the finish (Lustre vs. Frost). It is great for an everyday subtle lipstick. Easy Lounger is a light pink gloss with multidimensional shimmer which works great over most lipsticks. Hipness blush is an bright coral blush, great for the summertime. Sand and sun is a nice peachy color, although the eye shadow is a bit chalky. Lastly, Golden is a nice basic bronzer to have. I mostly just wanted this compact for the packaging lol. This is definitely one of MAC’s better collections.

MAC: In The Groove

I picked up five items from this collection as well:

  • Stereo Rose Mineralize Skinfinish
  • Jazzed Cremesheen Lipstick
  • On The Scene Cremesheen Glass
  • Hang Loose Mineralize Blush
  • By Candlelight Mineralize Skinfinish (not pictured above)

Below are some swatches

My favorite item by far is Stereo Rose Mineralize Skinfinish (on my cheek in the pic below). It gives the most gorgeous coral-peach glow on the cheeks. It is like a blush and highlighter rolled up into one perfect package. Stereo Rose leaves no obvious glitter on the cheeks like some of the other mineralize skinfinishes. In my opinion, it definitely lives up to the hype, and I highly recommend it.

Jazzed is a beautiful coral-peach lipstick that is neither too orange nor too pink. It looks great paired with on the scene cremesheen glass (pictured below) or by itself. I have been enjoying this combination all summer long.

Hang Loose mineralize blush is a blue-toned pink blush that looks very similar to MAC’s well dressed blush from the permanent line. I have also used the lavender side as an eyeshadow a couple times.

Lastly, I recently ordered By Candlelight. I have not received it yet which is why it is not in my pictures. However, I did try it out in the store and it is a gorgeous pink-champagne color. I plan to use it as a highlighter for my cheeks.


  1. I love the lips!

    And I agree with you... better late than never! :)

    Confessions of a Beautyholic

  2. Great MAC collection and sure - lips look amazing!:)

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  4. These were two of my favourite collections this year so thanks so much for this blog post!

  5. Sorry about the late response everyone, I didn't realize people had commented!

    @Beauty Addict and @Supergirl -Thank you :)

    @Catanya - You are very welcome ;)