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MAC Surf Baby–Should You Ride This Wave?

20 May

Happy Friday ladies! I am going to get to the quick on this one and just show swatches and comparison swatches for the items I ordered. Hopefully this will help you decide if Surf Baby is something you want to indulge in next week. If you would like to see these items compared to something else, let me know and I can do a twitpic, providing of course I have the item you want to see it up against. Enjoy! Note: All swatches were taken in natural daylight/sunshine

L-R: Sonia Kashuk Coralina, MAC Hibiscus, MAC Vegas Volt, MAC Full Speed

L-R: VS E/S Quad Teal, UD Kush, UD Haight, MAC Surf USA, MAC Steamy, MAC Aquadisiac, MAC Newly Minted, UD Flipside

L-R: MAC Copperplate, MAC Swell Baby, MAC Groundcover, MAC Silverthorn

L-R: My Paradise w/Gold, My Paradise w/o Gold, MAC Bite of An Apple w/NARS Taj Mahal, Illamasqua Excite, Sleek Pan Tao

L-R: My Paradise W/Gold, My Paradise w/o Gold, Stila Make Me Blush, Tarte Tipsy, Korres #44 orange

Wearing Surf Baby! Hibiscus lipstick, My Paradise and Swell Baby

Overall: Swell Baby and Surf USA I don’t have any dupes for. Newly Minted is close, but is matte. The Victoria’s Secret palette was LE last summer so I don’t think it’s available anymore, and that shadow leans more green. Hibiscus is an orangey-red coral while Vegas Volt is more a true bright coral. My Paradise is darker than Tipsy, but similar in tone to Korres. The gold overlay is quite thick. I still find the Korres blush to be better in terms of formula to My Paradise, but My Paradise has a different color to is when applied. It leans more orange-red on me.

I hope this helps you decide what to get. Again, if you have questions or want to see some other swatches I’d be happy to do so! 🙂 I really like what I purchased and feel like everything is very pretty and mostly unique. The most closely dupeable item I bought is probably Hibiscus., but I don’t regret getting it because I actually really like the summery design of the lipstick tube. I can see myself enjoying pulling that tube out of purse all summer!

Surf Baby Haul and Packaging

Gratuitous My Paradise Photo 😉