The MAC Alluring Aquatic Collection Extra Dimension Bronzers and Blushes Are Making Waves With Me

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MAC Alluring Aquatic

mac-alluring-aquatic-starfishContrary to popular belief, mermaids aren’t always able to rely on sunshine and brisk sea breezes for bronzed skin and beautifully sun-kissed cheeks.


I mean, have you seen the beaches here in Nor Cal?

Holy crap, man! Most of the time they’re freezing cold and the skies are overcast.

But that’s where blush and bronzer come in, because even if you’re a mermaid, selkie or siren, you will find a way to get some color on your face and cheeks, high tides, cloudy skies and rough seas be damned!

The new MAC Alluring Aquatic collection, which crashes on shores this month, makes it easy to look like you’ve been lounging in a seaside sun-drenched seashell all day, thanks to its two Bronzing Powders ($27.50 each), two Extra Dimension Bronzers ($33 each) and two Extra Dimension Blushes ($27.50 each).

The release splashes ashore May 15 at and May 22 at North American MAC counters (internationally some time in May).

I’ve been wearing the Extra Dimension Bronzer in Delphic and Extra Dimension Blushes in Sea Me Hear Me and Seduced at Sea this week, and as a part-time mermaid (my regular job as Tabs the Cat’s personal assistant prohibits me from making the jump to full-time), I can say that all three have made a big splash with me.

MAC Extra Dimension Bronzer in Delphic

Extra Dimension Bronzer in Delphic

Cute fishy!Starting with Delphic Extra Dimension Bronzer, I can’t recall ever seeing MAC release a bronzer version, so I’m beyond thrilled to see this soft brick tan with its touch of barely-there golden shimmer.

I’ve been using it to add all-over warmth to my skin by sweeping it beneath my cheekbones, around the edges of my face and across my forehead, where it deposits just the perfect amount of color to the skin without that heavy, obvious, powdery look that some powder bronzers leave behind.

The new-ish Extra Dimension formula, which is sort of a combination of a cream, liquid and powder in the same pan, feels soft to the touch — almost creamy — and I really, really love it, not only because it blends easily and looks natural (the bronzer doesn’t sit on my skin like some powder bronzers do), but it’s also long-wearing. I get from 8-10 hours.

mac-alluring-aquatic-fish-1Delphic has a finish that’s just about perfect, and I’m crushing hard on this one, big time. It looks matte at first, but when you look closely you can see a slight sheen. The fine shimmer also gives it even more depth.

And then there are the two blushes in beige pink Sea Me Hear Me and neutral plum Seduced at Sea.

MAC Extra Dimension Blushes in Sea Me, Hear Me (left) and Seduced at Sea (right)

Extra Dimension Blushes in Sea Me, Hear Me (left) and Seduced at Sea (right)

Sea Me Hear Me is like MAC Blushbaby’s cousin (which is, incidentally, one of my favorite MAC blushes of all time) with an Extra Dimension formula (YES!!).

I could seriously wear this daily because of how natural it looks on cheeks.

MAC Extra Dimension Blush in Sea Me, Hear Me

Extra Dimension Blush in Sea Me, Hear Me

I'm swimming!I think Seduced at Sea is also a beauty, and for whatever reason, this plummy blush shows up with a lot of red tones on my NC42 skin. If you tend to pick up a tan during the summer, and/or have red undertones in your skin, Seduced at Sea could be a great addition to your summertime routine.

MAC Extra Dimension Blush in Seduced at Sea

Extra Dimension Blush in Seduced at Sea

Both blushes have quite a bit of pigment in them, so you might want to use a light touch when applying, especially if you’re a lighter lass.

MAC Alluring Aquatic Swatches from the left: Extra Dimension Bronzer in Aphrodite's Shell, Extra Dimension Blush in Sea Me Hear Me and Extra Dimension Blush in Seduced at Sea

Swatches from the left: Extra Dimension Bronzer in Delphic, Extra Dimension Blush in Sea Me Hear Me and Extra Dimension Blush in Seduced at Sea

I'm cute!Like the Bronzer, when it comes to wear time, these blushes are boss! We’re talkin’ 10 hours, at least, and that’s even in the midst of an unseasonable heatwave (it’s been hitting the 90s here for the past couple days).

Yup, whether you’re a water baby or a landlubber, I think there are lots of good reasons to succumb to the new Alluring Aquatic Extra Dimension Bronzers and Blushes. I’m a big fan.

Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,



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  1. Miki says:

    Those Extra Dimension blushes are gorgeous! Seduced at Sea looks like it could be a good one-stop product as far as not needing bronzer with it.
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  2. Divya says:

    Oh wow! all three of them are so damn gorgeous! If only my wallet allowed id grab all three!!
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  3. Fancie says:

    All of them are quite beautiful! I really don’t need either of them but Seduced At Sea is just calling my name lol. I must resist!! The last thing I need is to over spend on this collection lol
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  4. Alison M says:

    Your look is smokin’ hot and the post is adorable. Love the underwater hair 🙂
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  5. Bee says:

    Delphic baby….. come to mama!!!!

    btw- you look awesome-sauce!!!! these days, when I’m in a makeup dilemma , i end up looking at ur FOTDs for inspiration 😀 Anddd my family is hoping I’ll make some life changing decisions…lol.
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  6. Allison C says:

    I must have See Me, Hear Me!!! LOVE it
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  7. Danielle says:

    These are all so pretty, but Sea Me, Hear Me is definitely my favorite!
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  8. Ooooh it’s hard to pick a favorite here, they’re all pretty!
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  9. OMG I can’t wait for this collection! I always tend to love the collection that come out this time of year. And this looks like it does not disappoint! And you are the first one to swatch. Can I get an amen?!! 🙂 Mendi and I look forward to your post every day!!

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  10. Chris25 says:

    I like Sea Me, Hear Me.
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  11. Erin says:

    I love the eye look in this post!
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  12. Cleo says:

    Oh Em Gee! I need them all. Right this second!

  13. the collection is so prettyy.. loved Seduced at sea.. <3
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  14. Chelsea says:

    I’m loving Seduced at Sea! Plummy nudes are some of my favorites. I need to not be spending money!

  15. Diana says:

    Wow, I think this is the best makeup look on you. I love this collection. What are you wearing on your cheeks here in this photo? And how come you didn’t review the other bronzer in this collection?:(

  16. trista says:

    Sea me, hear me & delphic look like they work amazing with any skin tone. I am curious about the formula so I will have to check them out in my local MAC.

  17. Jennifer says:

    I have to say something about this collection makes you extra beautiful! I’m loving it with your dark hair and tan skin…you’re always a beauty but you look jaw-dropping gorgeous with this collection!

  18. Genny says:

    Hi Karen

    These products are screaming my name! I’ve never purchased items on launch day but when do these go on sale online? Do they have a specific time during the day or is it generally 12:01am, EST?


  19. Leticia says:

    These blushes are gorgeous! Maybe I’ll finally get one; I´ve always felt Extra Dimension blushes to be too shimmery, but these look lovely. And I just loved the pics and animations you included in these posts, so cute!

  20. Farhana says:

    Karen, I’ve never tried any of MAC’s extra dimension blushes before. But Sea Me, Hear Me is calling to me! What brush do you like to use with it?

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