MAC To The Beach Color Collection Reviews and Swatches

June 1, 2010

With its super cute packaging and tropical colors, MAC’s newest To The Beach Collection is all that you need for a splash of color for the summer!

MAC To The Beach Collection

The Eyeshadows ($14.50) come in a green compact with a seashell pattern on the lid. The colors are great for the warmer weather and range from vibrant greens and teal to warm coral and light peach. Since most of the eyeshadows come in the Veluxe Pearl formula, they apply very smoothly with excellent color payoff.

* Shimmermoss is a shimmery teal and repromote from the permanent line. I already have this color and it really makes my brown eyes pop.
* Humid is a shimmery dark forest green, also from the permanent line. I have this as well and I love using it for a smoky eye look.
* Sweet & Punchy is a new, shimmery bright lime color. It looks really pretty when paired with Shimmermoss or Humid.
* Firecracker is a new, shimmery reddish coral. Very pretty color but a little too warm for my taste.
* Sand & Sun is an almost-nude pink and my least favorite. The color is not very special and barely shows up on my NC30 skin.

MAC Humid, Sand & Sun, Firecracker, Sweet & Punchy and Shimmermoss

MAC Sweet & Punchy Eyeshadow

MAC To The Beach MAC Humid, Sand & Sun, Firecracker, Sweet & Punchy and Shimmermoss eyeshadows swatches

The Eye Kohls ($14.50) come in a new, white packaging that is SO cute! Rosemary & Thyme is a repromote in a gorgeous shimmery golden olive color and Float On By is a new, shimmery dark teal that is equally as pretty. Just like the regular Eye Kohls, these glide on very easily with great pigmentation and decent staying power.

MAC To The Beach Collection Float On By Eye Kohl

MAC Rosemary & Thyme Float On By Eye Kohl swatches

The High-Light Powder in Marine Life ($26) is a must-have from this collection! It is a pressed powder in gorgeous pink and bright coral shades with a golden Seahorse embossed on it. It is also very pigmented and make such a great blush/highlighter! Loves!

MAC To The Beach Collection High-light Powder Marine Life

The Powder Blushes ($18.50) come in a green compact with a starfish on the cover. Hipness (on the right) is a bright coral with tiny gold glitter and a repromote from the MAC for Fafi collection. Get-away Bronze (on the left) is a new, frosty medium bronze color that would work better as a bronzer. They are both really pigmented so you must apply with a light hand.

MAC To The Beach Collection Hipness Get Away Bronze Blush
MAC Hipness Get-Away Bronze Blush swatches

The Lipsticks ($14) come in a bright orange tube with a seeshell on the side. There are 4 new colors, which are all very ordinary but they do apply smoothly.

* Beachbound is a super sheer champagne color with a wet, shiny finish.
* Lazy Day is a light cool-toned pink. My favorite out of the four.
* Thrills Rosy is a rosy red color.
* Funba thing is a dark plum that applies like a darker version of Thrills Rosy.

MAC Beachbound Lazy Day Thrills Rosy Funbathing Lipsticks swatches

The Lip Pencils ($13) are packaged just like the Eye Kohls – pretty! Life’s A Breeze is a beauitful pink and Temperature Rising is a super bold orange that is perfect if you want to rock the orange trend this season.

MAC Life's A Breeze Temperature Rising Lip Pencil swatches

So what do you ladies think of the collection? Did you pick up anything or are you skipping it?

Disclosure: The products in this entry were purchased by me. Please see my Disclaimer for more information on my posting policy.


  • Reply tomi // my tiger lily makeup June 1, 2010 at 7:26 pm

    Ah! such nice swatches! I really really want sweet and punchy now!

  • Reply Kaitlynn June 1, 2010 at 8:01 pm

    Hey Phyllis,

    Great post, as always! I will probably only pick one if not two products for the beach. Other than that nothing really tempts me besides the packaging. Super cute. Thanks!

  • Reply Cristina June 1, 2010 at 8:57 pm

    I was thinking about getting the Highlight Powder but I think I will pass because ones the pretty overlay is gone, its just a warm orange and pink and I don’t think it would suit my Nw25 complexion very well.

  • Reply Yvette June 2, 2010 at 12:23 am

    I want to get sweet and punchy and float on by! Those are great summery colors. thanks for the swatches!

  • Reply Lucy June 3, 2010 at 1:42 pm

    I tried some of the sand coloured nailvarnish yesterday and its awful! looks like i have cigarette stained nails!

  • Reply Phyllis June 6, 2010 at 3:06 pm

    Tomi and Yvette,

    Get the Sweet & Punchy! It is so pretty and would look great on both of you!

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