Tuesday, May 24, 2011

MAC Surf, Baby! MOCHA & HIBISCUS Lipstick Swatches & Review

The lippies are the final items that I purchased from the MAC Surf, Baby! Collection. I really wanted to buy more, but there are so many awesome products out there I need to spend my budget on a little bit of everything ;)

MAC released 4 lipsticks with this collection. Naturally Eccentric, Bust Out!, Mocha, and Hibiscus. I passed on Naturally Eccentric because I already have an extremely pale nude (aka Playing Koi) and I don't use it much. Bust Out! didn't get any love because I tend to stay away from violet shades like that, and I already have Spitfire from Wonder Woman. I don't know if they're similar, but Spitfire does have a violet tone, and I hardly reach for it.

From the Surf, Baby! Lipsticks I picked up Mocha and Hibiscus.



Mocha w/ Strange Potion on top

* Hibiscus is described as a bright, orange coral. It's actually more wearable than it sounds. Along with My Paradise, Hibiscus was not on my original list. The hype got the better of me so I made a split second decision and grabbed it up. It is a cremesheen, but is buildable so if you want it to be extremely bright, it can be. But you can also wear it lightly. Whatever you're the most comfortable with! I love lippies like that! It also leaves a nice stain as it wears away.

* Mocha is described as a peachy yellow-brown. This is a part of the core line of MAC lipsticks, however I didn't own it... it looked pretty... and I'm a sucker for special packaging. If you want to save that extra $1, though, you can purchase it with just the regular black bullet casing. Mocha is thick, and pigmented, applying evenly to the lips. I don't see this as a summer, beachy color, but I know I'll be reaching for it a lot in the fall and winter months. Plus I love it with Strange Potion lipglass on top (see swatch above).

MAC Surf, Baby! Lipstick retails for $15.50. Hibiscus seems to be sold out on the MACcosmetics.com website (though right now all items that had said sold out now say coming soon!), but you can check out the department store websites, who launched this collection today.

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LVMAKEUP said...

Hibiscus is a must!! All the others I passed on.

LuLu said...

Love Hibiscus! How well did it stay on?

Brooke @ Blushing Noir said...

It had the normal wear of a lipstick. A few hours unless you're eating and drinking. It does leave a nice stain though, which I like because then you can just add a chapstick or balm over it to enhance the color and not worry about a perfect reapply

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