Showing posts with label Mac Surf Baby. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Mac Surf Baby. Show all posts

Thursday, May 26, 2011

I'm a Wild Wahine for Mac Surf Baby Krazy Kahuna and Good Lovin' Lipglasses!! Swatches and Review

The Mac Surf Baby Lipglasses have the same cute packaging as most of the rest of the collection; cute yellow stripes on top and surfboard inspired oval logo lined in turquoise with a red hibiscus flower pointing to the Mac logo. Totally summer and surfy! With the special packaging comes a slightly higher price and these lip glasses retail for $15.50 in the US.

The two I am reviewing today are Krazy Kahuna and Good Lovin'. I have Strange Potion from the Venonmous Villans Collection, a soft corally pink that is perfect for everyday wear.

In the following photo, Good Lovin' is pictured on the right and Krazy Kahuna on the left.

My first impression looking at them in the tubes was that Good Lovin' would be similar to Prr and Krazy Kahuna would be difficult to wear. I was wrong on both counts! Good Lovin' is a peachy colored shimmer with some light gold particles that shows up on me as mainly a beachy wet lip. It really shines. Those with more pigmented lips may get more color but I get mainly shine. With Prr, I get the frosty peachy pink which is totally different. This is definitely more wet, more shiney, more coral toned than Prr.

The next photo shows a lip swatch of Good Lovin'

And a lip swatch of Strange Potion:

Now before I wax eloquent about Krazy Kahuna, let's see these two kids in a swatch together.
Good Lovin on the right; Krazy Kahuna on the left.

Krazy Kahuna makes me a Wild Wahine!!! Love this Lipglass. It's fabulous. Go buy it now! Let me tell you why....this is a dark nude or cinnamon color and it makes teeth their whitest. I can't believe how much I love it. Today, I put on Spitfire lipstick and it was bright for the rest of my makeup so I dove outside the box and put Krazy Kahuna over it and I absolutely loved it. You can wear this color heavily or lighter depending on how much color you desire, but it also makes a good neutralizer to other colors that may not seem to be working. Try it. You won't be sorry.

I have a few pictures with Krazy Kahuna all alone, not my wild Wahine mix and match, with more pictures to come in the very near future. I have nothing else like this gloss.

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Mac Surf Baby Lipsticks Swatches and Reviews featuring Hibiscus and Bust Out

Mac Surf Baby collection has just been released and this post will cover the lipsticks. Naturally Eccentric was released previously eons ago in another collection and Mocha is a standard Mac color, available anytime. I LOVE Mocha. I wear it often. But today, I am covering the two newest colors Hibiscus and Bust Out!

I was excited to see these two colors because lately, I'm all about the purple and coral lips. I seem to be collecting. I've had a nude lip comfort zone for a long time because it's so easy as far as maintenance thruout the day or when you're out to lunch with the girls...another way to read that would be lazy, I guess. :)

The lipsticks come in a special packaging designed to cue the closet surfer in you. With special packaging comes a slightly higher price of $15.50 in the US. The bullet shaped white packaging has the same surfboard inspired oval that is on the nail polish packages and sporting the same fabulous hibiscus flower pointing to the word Mac.

On the left is Hibiscus, a cremesheen formula coral, and on the right is Bust Out!, a violet lustre formula. Here's a bit more of a close-up and some swatches on the skin:

I have been loving all the purples and violets Mac has come out with for lips lately, mainly because I didn't know I could wear them! I thought they'd make me look dead and I find that they look really natural on me and kind of even brighten up my face.

My only complaint with this lipstick is that it's so sheer. I'm not fond of lustres in general, although I have many that I adore. This one just seems to fade quickly. It's a shame because I really love the color but it doesn't seem to last on me. So I shall be trying it with a liner or gloss for more ooomph and longer wear.

Hibiscus is a longer lasting color. You won't have to touch up often and the color remains true as it wears. Delightful for summer. I have pictures in a couple different lightings.

I love the mix of colors that Mac used in the lipsticks in this collection. They are vastly different from each other which makes it seem like there is truely at least one of the four for everyone.

Sunday, May 22, 2011

Mac Surf Baby Hangin' Loose & Ocean Dip Nail Lacquer Swatches and Polish Review

Mac Surf Baby includes all kinds of products; some are color products for face, some are bronzing products for face and body and then there's nail laquers. The nail lacquers are in the familiar 10 ml Mac bottle with the black top. The two lacquers in this collection have an emblem on the front of the bottles to identify them as part of this limited edition assortment. A pretty little surfboardesque oval outlined with turquoise is met with a red hibiscus flower at the corner pointing to the word MAC. This emblem alone makes me wistful for my days in Hawaii. It's been too long, but I can feel a little closer just by gazing at this logo.

Both lacquers are a cream formulation and Hangin' Loose is opaque in two coats. I have a couple of pictures that show the relative color in a couple of different lightings...and dare I say this could be Mac's equivalent to Deborah Lippmann's Naked? The Mac Lacquers retail for $15 in the US.

I apologize for my cuticles in the above picture. I spent two weeks in a chlorinated pool recently and my skin hasn't quite recovered yet. I am open to really great moisturizer recommendations if anyone has some suggestions.

This is a beautiful fleshy nude beige with just a faint touch of pink to it. It is definitely a cream, and while I can see a tough of faint shimmer in the bottle, there is none on the nail. It's a great nail cleansing color for when you need a break from all the flashy and wild nail colors that you might otherwise display.

Here's a sneak peak of the other nail lacquer, Ocean Dip.

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