MAC released 5 Eye Shadow shades with their Surf, Baby! Collection – Short, Shorts (Frost), Swell Baby (Satin), Sun Blonde (Frost), Saffron (Satin), and Surf USA (frost).
I didn’t purchase Short, Shorts because I just got Fresh Daisy from Fashion Flower and didn’t think it was necessary to get such a similar color… especially so soon. As for Swell Baby… I love the name, but I really don’t need another grey. Especially one that looks chalky. I may be wrong… I’ll check that one out in person and can always buy it at Nordstrom if the mood strikes. I don’t think it’ll sell out fast.
The ones I DID purchase are Sun Blonde, Saffron, Surf USA. Did you just get deja vu? I know, I purchased Saffron before from the Mickey Contractor Collection and HATED it. I sold it on LJ within a week.
However, after seeing early reviews and swatches, and hearing how the pigment on these shadows was so much better.. etc… I thought… well it IS a pretty color… let’s give it another go! Did I love it this time? Read on to find out 😉
* Sun Blonde is described as a dirty yellow gold. It totally looks like your usual summer picnic mustard color. Go to the fridge and check it out. It’s GORGEOUS. Sun Blonde is NOT a typical color for me, but it’s an amazing shade. Buttery smooth and easy to blend. It is my favorite shadow out of the 3 that I purchased from this collection.
* Saffron is described as a deep coral caramel. It sucks just as much as before =( I still had issues with this color, even just for swatching. I’ll probably keep this one, rather than sell it like I did with the Mickey Contractor version. I never have a lot of luck with Satin finishes from MAC (unless it’s for a highlight shade), and Saffron was, is, and continues to be no exception.
* Surf USA is described as a frosted teal. This color is pretty amazing. I did almost skip it, but I don’t really have anything similar, and teal is hot for summer.. so why not? Frost shades from MAC are 9 times out of 10 awesome. Surf USA is beautiful, bright, and makes me want to visit the beach.
MAC Surf, Baby! Eye Shadows retail for $15.50. Sun Blonde & Surf USA seem to be sold out on theMACcosmetics.com website (though it’s currently acting up for me), but you can check out the department store websites, who launched this collection today. I would order ASAP, if the chatter is any indication these are extremely popular on Surf, Baby! Collection shopping lists.