Saturday, May 22, 2010

Mac - To The Beach Collection (Mini Haul)

I was near the Mac pro store downtown yesterday where they had the To The Beach Collection out already. The official US/CDN release date is next week but it's always fun to buy things earlier...although I didn't go crazy with this collection. Many of the products in this collection were repromoted, dupable or it was already from the permanent collection. As always...the packaging had cute green and orange colours with a beach summer shell theme. 

The collection includes these products...

Eye Shadow $14.50 U.S. / $17.50 CDN
  • Sand & Sun – Light Peach (Matte) < dupable with Tete e Tint  Eyeshadow or Samoa Silk Eyeshadow
  • Firecracker – Frosted Mid-Tone Red Orange (Veluxe Pearl)
  • Sweet & Punchy – Bright Yellow Green (Veluxe Pearl) < dupable with Rated R, Sharp, Bitter, Overgrown Eyeshadow or Chartreuse pigment
  • Shimmermoss – Green with Green Pearl (Veluxe Pearl) < from permanent collection
  • Humid – Intense Green with Shimmer (Frost) < from permanent collection
Lipstick $14.00 U.S. / $16.50 CDN
  • BeachBound – Sheer Frosted Pale Peach (Glaze)
  • Lazy Day – Light Dirty Blue Pink (Lustre)
  • Thrills – Rosy Copper with Gold Pearl (Frost)
  • FunBathing – Mid-Tone Bronzed Plum (Cremesheen)
I didn't like any of the lipsticks or lipglosses but may buy them at warehouse

Lipglass $14.00 U.S. / $16.50 CDN
  • Easy Lounger – Light Baby Pink with Multi-Dimensional Pearl
  • Flurry of Fun – Sheer Sparkly Peach
  • Splashing – Mid-Tone Blue Pink with Soft Gold Pearl
Lip Pencil $13.00 U.S. / $15.50 CDN
  • Life’s a Breeze – Soft Pink
  • Temperature Rising – Loudmouth Orange
Eye Kohl $14.50 U.S. / $17.50 CDN
  • Float on By – Dark Green Turquoise
  • Rosemary & Thyme – Mid-Tone Olive Gold with Shimmer
Powder Blush $18.50 U.S. / $22.00 CDN
  • Hipness – Intense Coral with Soft White Pearl (Frost) < repromoted from Fafi Collection
  • Get-Away Bronze – Mid-Tone SunTan (Frost) < dupable with bronzy blushes...not sure of names
Highlight Powder $26.00 U.S. / $32.00 CDN
  • Marine Life – Multicolour Pressed Powder < this was pretty just to look at but it has an overspray which is annoying and I have too many coral blushes so didn't bother getting it....
Nail Lacquer $12.00 U.S. / $14.50 CDN
  • In the Buff – Muted Taupe Avocado (Cream)
  • Scorcher – Creamy Bright Coral Red (Cream) < a pretty red coral shade but it is dupable

MAC To The Beach Bag $49.50 U.S. / $59.50 CDN
Note - available at MAC Stores only

Cream bronzer $25.00 U.S. / $30.00 CDN < This is something new to Mac....but I am happy with my powder bronzers. =D
  • Beach Bronze – Golden Glow with Soft Gold Finish
  • Weekend – Mid-Tone Deep Orange Brown with Soft Pink Pearl
Luster drops $18.50 U.S. / $22.50 CDN < I never really liked these....these were repromoted
  • Pink Rebel – Blue Pink with Gold Pearl
  • Sun Rush – Peachy Bronze with Gold Pearl
Bronzing Powder $22.00 U.S. / $27.00 CDN < From permanent collection
  • Golden – Muted Golden Tan-Beige with Golden Shimmer
  • Refined Golden – Finely Spun Golden with Soft Pearl Finish < I always use this bronzer!
Bronze Body Oil $22.00 U.S. / $27.00 CDN
  • Glowing Tan with multidimensional Golden Shimmer
Brush 130 Short Duo Fibre – $38.00 U.S. / $45.50 CDN
A short, round dual fibre with flat head composed of both natural bristles and synthetic fibers ideal for application with creams, emulsions & various powder products.

Brush 131 Short Duo Fibre Powder/ Blush- $34.00 U.S. / $41.00 CDN
Flat, tapered face brush that contains a combination of short, natural, fibers and longer, fibre optic fibries ideal for light application and highlighting/ shading with various face powders; Ideally suited with mineralize skinfinish powder products.

I got myself two items.....

Firecracker Eyeshadow

Firecracker Eyeshadow: A gorgeous velvety smooth red-orange colour. I do not own any eyeshadow colour similar to this at all. I thought from the description that it would be similar to Firespot (LE) eyeshadow but it's nothing a like. However, it is similar to colours like Hot, Hot, Hot (LE) and Red Brick (Pro) eyeshadow. I can't wait to do a look with this shadow...definitely going to post a fotd soon. 


Firecracker, Expensive Pink

In the Buff  Nailpolish

I guess this was more of an impulse buy since I've been nailpolish shopping quite a lot these days.

In The Buff Nailpolish: A khaki brown taupe shade. It's neutral and office friendly.  The quality of this nailpolish is pretty good and streak-free and it only needed two coats.

Here's what I  already have and "dupes" from the To The Beach Collection....

Swatch Comparisons:

Mac Hipness Blush, Make Up For Ever # 6 HD Cream Blush

These coral pink shades are VERY SIMILAR to me and are actual dupes. You  do not need both of these blushes. If I had to choose one of them...I would definitely get the MUFE version since it has more long lasting power. 

Did you guys get anything from this collection yet or have plans? 
I know they released this collection in Europe already.


Leah ♥ said...

love that blush!!! Great post:)

Hollywood said...

Super cute haul I love the nail polish "in the buff" the color is gorgeous.

Amira said...


Yep! I got Sweet & Punchy eyeshadow, 2 weeks ago, back then when it got released in France.

I'm still on the fence about Firecracker eyeshadow... Don't know if it will suit me.

So, I'm looking forward to your FOTD.

Chibu74 said...

the blush is so so gorg...will buy it once it out on the website.

can you post a pic of you with the blush on? i am your skin tone, would love to see how it looks

so nice that you listed the dupes, its no point rushing for things that can be duped...great post!!

Anonymous said...

i got firecracker eyeshadow,sweet and punchy eyeshadow,thrills lipstick,beach bronze bronzer,hipness blush,flurry of fun lipgloss.i love all of them.especially the new bronzer(beach bronze)the texture is soo kinda turns cream to powder.amazing!u should try it.i think u will like them.xxxx

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KrySTYLES said...

Now I really want that MUFE blush and that Firecracker eyeshadow is really pretty!

Janine aka J-Ezzy @ *La Dolce Vita* said...

loves the new eye shadow!!!! I want it NOW, can't wait until it's released in the states!

Dhalia said...

That firecraker eyeshadow looks great.

CĂ©lie said...

I only got Sweet & Punchy eyeshadow because I don't really like this collection (and the packaging lol). Firecracker eyeshadow is pretty. Can't wait to see your FOTD!!!
Too bad, I already have the hipness blush from Fafi and I bought the HD blush... I love both.

MEVISH said...

firecracker is such a lovely colour. I didnt get anything from this collection nothing really appealed to but might have to go back to check out firecracker . x

rmcandlelight *I'm wearing China Glaze Stella* said...

I have to have in the buff! I love unique polish colors. Is it availble now?

Abby Q. said...

Lucky that you can go to warehouse sales- sounds fun! And I agree that you had plenty of dupes to skip the better part of this collection. I have a bad habit of buying things even though I have similar Hipness- I already have it but I'm lemming another one from this collection! grr... :)

prettyaspeaches said...

Great haul! Dang you make me want firecracker e/s

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