This is one the most anticipated collections by me, and the rest of the general public, that Mac will be releasing this Summer. It’s all beach themed, which I LOVE. A lot of the products have been sold out already online and at Nordstrom but some of the things here are still available. I’ll be updating this post as I get more of the stuff I ordered online, so this is not everything I have from this collection.
“Firecracker” is a Veluxe Pearl… so it’s quite soft and smooth, but still pretty thick. It’s a strong brick red/coral. It’s closer to red. It also has a very faint pink sheen to it. It goes on pretty strong. It’s definitely not a color that I have in anything other than my Coastal Scents palettes, but this is much less likely to create fall-out and has a better staying power. Gorgeous and rich summer color.
This one has quite a bit more frostiness in the shadow than “Firecracker” did. It’s shimmer just makes it much prettier though. In natural light it looks much more yellow than it actually does in room light. In room lighting it looks more green. Either way it’s in-between yellow and green. It reminds me of “Fiercely Fiona” by OPI.
I purchased “Splashing” and “Easy Lounger” first. All of the lipglasses come with a doe-foot applicator which I prefer. I don’t really like the brush applicators because sometimes the hairs on the brush get caught when putting back into the tup and then they look all funny. Stupid complaint but still valid because when you apply it just gets in the way.
“Flurry of Fun” is the most recent one I purchased. It’s base color is much more orange than “Easy Lounger” and also goes on sheer. The cool part of this lipglass is the blue shimmers in it. It also has silver and gold, but the blue makes it really unique. On the lips the blue doesn’t make the color unflattering but makes it look… special :]
The first lipstick is “Lazy Day”, and like all glazes, it goes on fairly sheer and gives the lip a nice sheen. Almost a gloss… it’s like when you put a balm on your lips. It looks orangey gold but on the lips just the gold shows up. I’ve paired it with “Easy Lounger” lipglass and it gives the most gorgeous, but neutral shimmer. It’s very beachy.
Probably has my favorite packaging. I loved all of the beach themed packaging, but this one was the prettiest. It’s in compact form so it comes with a mirror, not a clear top like the powder blushes, creme blushes, creme bronzers and such.
The color is a standard bronzing powder color. Just a warm brown. It has a gold shimmer in it, but it doesn’t show up that much on the skin. It’s much more matte than I thought it would be. It’s not as shimmery as I thought. With one layer, the color is already pretty thick, but the shimmer doesn’t show up. With 2 and 3 layers, the shimmer shows up much better.
This one I used before photographing, so I’m sorry it looks like that, but I realized it’s actually easier to see the gold shimmer in it after I used part of the product. Unlike the creme blush I have from Mac, which was from the Lilly Pulizter collection from early in the year, this one doesn’t go on very pigmented. On the cheek, when applied with fingers, it goes on pretty sheer. The gold shimmer really shows up with this product.
With one layer, the color doesn’t show up as much, but the shimmer really shows up. Both bronzing products, are pretty much the same base color. Just one really shows the shimmer, and the other really shows the bronzer itself. With 2 and 3 layers, the color shows up much better.
This is my first Mac nail polish. I’ve definitely strayed from them because they don’t have the best reputation when it comes to nail polish. This particular polish had pretty good reviews though, so I decided to get it.