05.19.2010

MAC To The Beach Collection Swatches, Review & Haul (picture heavy)

I was invited to attend a privileged Sneak Peek Party for the MAC To The Beach Collection at my local MAC store (Downtown Brooklyn on Montague Street.) The Collection is due to be released here in the US on May 27th. I’ve been patiently waiting to snatch up a few things from To The Beach, so I jumped on the opportunity to get my items early. I met up with my cousin Monique and one of my besties Bree and we headed on over. Upon entry there was some eye candy making necklaces…

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Of course I had to get a closer look…
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The place was packed tight…

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Now To The Beach

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I managed to elbow my way in and get a few swatches…

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From left to right:
Hipness Powder Blush (Frost)
Marine Life High-Light Powder
Get-Away Bronze Powder Blush (Frost)

Hipness is very pretty, it sort of reminds me of the darkest shade from the Ripe Peach Blush Ombre from the Spring Forecast Collection. Marine Life is gorgeous. Very bright and pigmented, this one is perfect for darker skintones. I felt Get-Away Bronze is a bit too light for my complexion, NW45, and would wash me out. It is still very pretty.

"MAC To the Beach Eyeshadow Swatches"
Eyeshadows from left to right: (on my cousin Monique)
Firecracker (Veluxe Pearl)
Sweet & Punchy (Veluxe Pearl)
Sand & Sun (Matte)
Shimmermoss (Veluxe Pearl)
Humid (Frost)

The eyeshadows in this collection are all gorgeous. Firecracker is kind of similar to Hot, Hot, Hot also from Spring Color Forecast. Sweet & Punchy is my favorite. It reminds me of MAC Chartreuse Pigment, just a bit more yellow. Sand & Sun reminds me a bit of MAC Soft Brown eyeshadow. Shimmermoss and Humid are both pretty and from the permanent collection so you can hold out on these, but if you get Sweet & Punchy, you have to get humid as the two are absolutely haute together!

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Lipsticks from left to right:
Beach Bound (Glaze)
Fun Bathing (Cremesheen)
Thrills (Frost)
Lazy Day (Lustre)

Fun bathing is very similar to O, my favorite MAC lipstick. Lazy Day is kind of similar to Viva Glam Gaga. Nice selection overall.

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Lipglasses from left to right:

Easy Lounger
Flurry of Fun
Splashing

Flurry of Fun is the most unique shade out of the bunch. It gives a 3D/hologram effect and I can see it transforming any lip color. It’s stunning. Splashing would work well over Lazy Day lipstick, and Easy Lounger over Beach Bound or Thrills.

 

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From left to right:
Life’s a Breeze Lip Liner
Temperature Rising Lip Liner
Rosemary & Thyme Eye Kohl
Float On By Eye Kohl

Life’s a Breeze lip liner would look great paired with Lazy Day lipstick and Splashing lipglass. I saw an MA in Macys last week wearing Temperature Rising all over her lips like a lipstick. It looked so fly on her but I don’t think I’m bold enough to rock that lol. Rosemary & Thyme is a permanent shade so you can hold out on this one. Float On By is a winner and looks great paired with Sweet & Punchy and Humid. In fact, a lot of the MA’s were wearing this combo.

We ran into Arianna from MAC Macy’s  Herald Square, 4th floor

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OMG her nails were so hotttt!

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She said they were Japanese 3D UV Gel. Check her out on your next visit.

Bree from I’m So Hollywood and moi enjoying Coconut Ciroc Cocktails …

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Another peek at the eye candy on the way out…

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Finally, here is what I got…

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Bronze Body Oil
Marine Life High-Light Powder
Flurry of Fun lipglass
Float On By eye kohl
Sweet & Punchy eyeshadow


The Bronze Body Oil was at the top of my wish list. I was nervous when I thought they were running out…

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All my brown-skinned beauties you do not want to miss this. It gives such a beautiful glow. In fact, the eye candy (above) had it rubbed all over. Do you see how they are glowing and shining?! You will not catch me on the beach without my bronze body oil… and itsy bitsy bikini of course *wink*

My necklace that the eye candy made for me…

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We had a really good time at the event. The staff was a lot of help and so much fun. I was able to get what I went for and much more, so needless to say I am very happy. Overall I am very pleased with the collection and it was worth the wait. Are you planning on getting anything from To The Beach?

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31 comments to MAC To The Beach Collection Swatches, Review & Haul (picture heavy)

  • Jen

    Looks like a good time. I'm adding Marine Life and the Bronze to my list

  • Mocha Mish Mash

    Looks like I'm not the only one who had fun last night! OMG, your Mac store was crazy crowded!! How did you manage to get swatches?! Once people started to bump into me–I was out! Do you mind if I link your blog for your awesome swatches? The Body Oil may be on my round 2 shopping list. It looks nice on you (and the models), lol!! Great post as usual. ;)

  • Tinuke

    It looked like you had a lot of fun. and picked up some fab products. I am awarding you the stylish blogger award because you are stylish.Pls check it out on my blog

  • Cheryl♥

    I enjoyed the pictures of the male models… haha I really want to try the Bronze Body Oil and check out the creme bronzers!

  • Danielle87

    I'm glad you did all those swatches. It helps in my decision making. I think I'm going to get the sweet and Punchy, float on by, and the bronzer. I'm loving the eye candy lol

  • Mz. More

    @Jen It was a great time. Nice move! :)

    @Cheryl The models were fine! lol The bronze body oil is the bees knees. A lot of the MAs were wearing the cream bronzer and it was gorgeous on.

    @MochaMishMash It was extremely crowded girl but I still had a ball. It took multiple attempts of elbowing my way through and waiting for products while they were in use to get my swatches. That is why I don't have the entire collection, after a while I quit lol. Of course I don't mind if you link back to me, definitely not a problem. Thanks hon and get that Bronze Body Oil, you will love it!

    @Tinuke I surely had fun and I am in love with my new goodies. Thanks for the award, I'm coming to check it out :)

  • Mz. More

    @Danielle I am glad that you found my swatches useful. Nice selections girlie… and yes the eye candy was one of the highlights of the night :)

  • 1xellus1

    sweet post! wow, they don't allow pics @ my free standing MAC store. Thanks for sharing :O)

  • Anonymous

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  • Empress

    mmmm doesn't he look tasty! From your swathes I'd have to go with flurry of fun, looks fun..lol. True Queen

  • I BLEED PINK

    Your just feeding my addiction. I have been drooling over this collection, but glad to see it on someone closer to my complexion. Now my list is just getting longer and longer of things I want.

  • Ashwini

    I want the bronze body oil and the marin life highlighter. The rest of the colors are too colorful IMHO! And wow…those guys were…wow….

  • Mz. More

    @1xellus1 Thank you. I was a bit nervous about the pictures as I know they are funny about it sometimes at my MAC counter, but they actually encouraged picture taking! :)@Portia It was so nice meeting you as well. I am definitely looking forward to working with you in the future and will be spreading the word about you guys. I'm following your blog so keep me informed hon.@Empress I think everyone is loving the guys as much as the collection lol. Flurry of Fun is definitely fun girl!@Erica I know you will love this collection girl. It is so much fun and definitely perfect for Summer. Let me know what you end up getting.@Ashwini Both of your choices will look great on you. If you are not into color than the other stuff indeed will be a bit bright for you, but at least try it out and see. I totally agree…wow! lol

  • Jess(shades of gorge

    uhhh hellllo to yummy boys! & i must have those eye kohls! looks like you had fun!

  • Mz. More

    @Jess They were definitely yummy and I had a ball! The eye kohls would look great on you.

  • Chanel Craves

    Love the eye candy! can't wait for the collection to hit stores so I can snag some new blushes. http://www.Chanelcraves.com

  • Witoxicity

    I was thinking about how lovely the eye kohl colours were and then, hey, you got one of them. That's great! Can't wait to see an EOTD with that. :) Thanks for showing us the eye candies too. Hee hee! You WILL treasure the necklace now, won't you? ;D

  • KrySTYLES

    i cant help but look at that guy making the necklaces lol….

  • kimmydadiva

    Sweet & Punchy e/s looks very tempting…lol

  • Awesome men, and an awesome haul!!

    I like how you really explained and compared the colors. It was really helpful- thanks!
    .-= whitney´s last blog ..New 2010 LUSH Goodies! =-.

  • Looks like you had fun (especially with those models). I’m not really bothered about this collection and don’t want anything, but good to see you got your bits.

    Enjoy!

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