This Summer MAC’s Taking It To The Beach

Published in: MAC Makeup

Fellow surfer girls and beach bums, put down your board wax and sit your bikini-clad booty down on the sand because the MAC To the Beach collection (available May 27) is going to knock you out of your flip-flops.


This summer release features over 30 (!) pieces for lips, eyes, face, nails and body in beach-inspired colors.

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I haven’t been this stoked about a MAC summer collection since Neo Sci Fi, and I can’t wait to dive into To the Beach’s green, coral and pink color palette. And isn’t the limited-edition packaging cute, too? May can’t get here fast enough…



From left to right: Eye Kohls, Lip Pencils, Nail Lacquers



High-Light Powder

Powder Blushes

Powder Blushes

Cream Bronzers

Cream Bronzers

Bronzing Powders

Bronzing Powders

Lustre Drops

Bronze Body Oil, 130 Short, 130

MAC to the Beach


Lipstick in BeachBound (a sheer frosted pale peach), $14
Lipstick in Lazy Day (a light blueish pink), $14
Lipstick in Thrills (a rosy copper with golden pearl), $14
Lipstick in FunBathing (a mid-tone plummy bronze), $14
Lipglass in Easy Lounger (a light baby pink with multi-dimensional pearl), $14
Lipglass in Flurry of Fun (a sheer sparkly peach), $14
Lipglass in Splashing (a mid-tone blueish pink with golden pearl), $14
Lip Pencil in Life’s a Breeze (a soft pink), $13
Lip Pencil in Temperature Rising (an orange), $13


Eyeshadow in Sun & Sand (a light peach matte), $14.50
Eyeshadow in Firecracker (a frosted mid-tone reddish orange), $14.50
Eyeshadow in Sweet & Punchy (a bright yellowish-green), $14.50
Eyeshadow in Shimmermoss (a pearly green), $14.50
Eyeshadow in Humid (a shimmery green), $14.50
Eye Kohl in Float on By (a dark greenish turquoise), $14.50
Eye Kohl in Rosemary & Thyme (a shimmery golden olive), $14.50


Powder Blush in Hipness (an intense coral with soft white pearl), $18.50
Powder Blush in Get-Away Bronzes (a mid-tone frost tan), $18.50
High-Light Powder in Marine Life (a multi-colored pressed powder), $26
Cream Bronzer in Beach Bronze (a golden glow with a soft gold finish), $25
Cream Bronzer in Weekend (a mid-tone orangey brown with soft pink pearl), $25
Bronzing Powder in Golden (a muted golden beige-y tan with golden shimmer), $22
Bronzing Powder in Refined Golden (a finely spun golden with a soft pearl finish), $22
Lustre Drops in Pink Rebel (a blueish pink with golden pearl), $18.50
Lustre Drops in Sun Rush (a peachy bronze with golden pearl), $18.50
130 Short Duo Fibre (a face brush for cream and powder application), $38
130 Short Duo Fibre Powder/Blush Brush (a shading/highlighting brush), $34


Nail Lacquer in In the Buff (a muted taupe avocado cream), $12
Nail Lacquer in Scorcher (a creamy bright reddish coral), $12


Bronze Body Oil (a glowing tan with multi-dimensional shimmer), $22



MAC to the Beach Bag, $50

Do you see anything you like?

Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,



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  1. Ashley says:

    All I see on the beauty interwebs is MAC lately. I’m kind of sick it, really! Besides the uber cute packaging for the summer collection, MAC bores me to tears. Is it me or is MAC throwing new collections at us every month? It’s too much too soon. I feel overwhelmed & unexcited now!

    • lexi says:

      No, I hear ya – that’s my biggest gripe with MAC – too many collections at once. I like options and all but they really go overboard at times!

  2. Jamie says:

    As a TRUE beach girl, everyone knows that anyone that actually surf would never wear makeup to the beach and risk looking like a tool. BUT I am a true product junky at heart and this packaging does make me melt. The ES colors don’t look like anything new but the highlight powder and lustre drops have my eye. Wonder if I could even thin out the lustre drops and use them with my airbrush system…hmmm def possibilities here. Keep me posted if you test run any of these 🙂

    Oh and on a side note – if nothing else this collection reminds me that summer WILL come despite record breaking snows here!

  3. Toni says:

    I agree with Ashley about too many collections coming out from MAC. It is overwhelming and doesn’t make the collections special. That being said, I am definitely getting the seahorse highlight powder and possibly the eye kohls and lip pencils, since I love all things with a beach/ocean theme. I’d have to see the eye shadows in person, because lately, I have been getting MAC shadows that are hit or miss for texture, pigmentation, and blendablility. I’m loving my Chanel eye shadow singles a lot more than MAC right now. Thanks for sharing with us!

  4. Devs says:

    I am so excited for this collection! I only really buy from collections that I really love, and I have a feeling that this is going to one of them. I will probably have to look at the eyeshadows in person, but I am liking the highlight powder and the blue eye kohl. And the packaging is adorable!

  5. Sylvie says:

    I can’t believe how unoriginal they’re getting. There are so many repromotes! It’s just the same stuff but in different packaging!

  6. Mrs. Kinne says:

    I am loving the packaging on the eye kohls and the lip pencils! I might pick up the Eye Kohl in Rosemary & Thyme just to have that cute coral design in my make-up bag.
    .-= Mrs. Kinne’s last blog post… Blue Patent Shoes =-.

  7. Frances says:

    Coral is having a big moment right now. Too bad I look horrible in orange tones. I like the blushes and the lip glasses from this collection. I also like the idea of layering the brigher eyeliners over black or brown eyeliner.

  8. HC says:

    SWEET!! I’m excited you have bigger pictures! I saw all these teenytiny ones before. YAY

  9. lexi says:

    Is it sad that the only reason why I want that High Light powder is because of my LOVE for Sea Horses?

  10. Meg says:

    The packaging is really calling me on this one! I will probably grab a lipstick and blush. I also love the Scorcher nailpolish but will probably pass on it. I don’t think the size/quality of MAC polishes are really worth the price, for me.

    All of the products look great though. I will probably need to take cash only so I don’t go crazy over the packaging 😛
    .-= Meg’s last blog post… The perfect reading companion… =-.

  11. Tavia says:

    Hi Karen! Thanks for the link. It’s good to know that I didn’t stay in photoshop all day for nothing. 🙂
    .-= Tavia’s last blog post… Scoop: Illamasqua Body Electrics Summer 2010 Collection =-.

  12. Steph B says:

    I used to be a coral reef biologist so this packaging calls my name. I like the sound of the eye kohl colors but will need to swatch them. I think the pink lipstick could be a great buy. I’m also intrigued by the brushes, particularly the 130, but am leary of special edition brushes as they tend to be lower quality. The brushes in the picture aren’t stamped SE. Do you know if these are new to the permanent line?

  13. Aly says:

    I am definitely grabbing the high-light powder! So cute!

  14. Emma says:

    o my god this is GORGEOUS!! i am def getting the highlighting powder!!!

  15. Tiffany says:

    oh my god I want everything!!! The highlight powder and cream bronzers are especially calling out to me…

  16. gio says:

    The packaging is very pretty but I’m tired of the endless collections full of repromotes and dupable shades that aren’t worth their price tag imo.
    .-= gio’s last blog post… How do antioxidants work? =-.

  17. melissa says:

    wow everything is gorgeous! i’ve never bought MAC products before but i’m thinking this will be a good collection to start with… plus i’m a sucker for cute packaging!

  18. Vonvon says:

    I am lemming for Marine Life and the tote bag now!!!
    .-= Vonvon’s last blog post… Photos: Pre-CNY Gifts =-.

  19. Susie says:

    Eek I love the packaging! Those lustre drops (sun golden especially) are calling to me as well as the lipglasses. Love it!
    .-= Susie’s last blog post… February Love: pamper yourself =-.

  20. Karen B says:

    Oh my dear! Those blushes and eyeshadows!!! Love them!
    .-= Karen B’s last blog post… Johansson’s Handbag =-.

  21. Kelly says:

    Hella cute packaging and yes I see some stuff I like!

    I agree with other people’s comments that they are just coming out with way too many collections. I just ordered Spring Forecast last week and already I want the new Gaga lipstick. I wish they would cut it down to maybe 12 a year.
    .-= Kelly’s last blog post… Orly Foil FX Collection for Spring 2010 Swatches & Review =-.

  22. We’re buried in snow in Detroit and this post made me smile. Can’t wait to try out Scorcher – what a great summer nail color. Looking forward to the return of corals. Thanks for the preview.
    .-= SoStephanieSays’s last blog post… Lovely looks straight from your fingertips =-.

  23. YJ says:

    I’m definitely going to try out those lustre drops… Also I love the eye kohls and the polishes! Looks like I’m going to be broke again =/

  24. Victoria says:

    Wow…. I need to start saving up NOW

  25. NINA says:

    I will take all the Kohl pencils and eyeshadows and blushes please, thank you!!!! Hahaha I wish!

    Ive read some people say that the packaging sucks but I think its actually cute and summery…

  26. Lisa S. says:

    Love the greens in this collection. Also love the lip glasses. And I really, really need to see that nail polish “In the buff”, Muted taupe-avocado…… yummmy!

  27. Aleksis says:

    The 130 short is already at my counter and I absolutely loooove it. I will def. be getting that soon as well as the highlight powder, lustre drops, and bronze body oil!
    .-= Aleksis’s last blog post… One day you will be mine… =-.

  28. Glosslizard says:

    This collection definitely merits a personal visit!

  29. DoDe says:

    My List:
    Cream Bronzer in Beach Bronze
    Cream Bronzer in Weekend
    Bronze Body Oil
    Lustre Drops in Pink Rebel
    Lustre Drops in Sun Rush
    Sun & Sand eyeshadow
    and that seahorse highlight powder looks sooo pwetty!!!!

  30. Jenna says:

    Oh dear, I love the packaging! I always thought the classic black/silver packaging was too boring and a bit gloomy but I love the orange/green combo!

  31. Shannon says:

    omg HEART! I’m not really a MAC girl, but I’m loooving this collection. Makes me wish I was still near a MAC counter!

  32. Sheila says:

    I think the 2nd brush is supposed to be the 131 brush, it came out with Colour Craft last summer and it has 131 etched into it XD

    There can’t possibly be two 130 brushes… can there? LOL
    .-= Sheila’s last blog post… Review: Soap & Glory Arch de Triumph 2-step eyebrow crayon =-.

  33. Christy Ordonez says:

    Oh shucks, I thought that the orange pencil was for the eye. I love me some orange, red, and yellow on my lids, they really make green eyes pop.
    Although generally I don’t buy from many of the collections as they do seem to be “recycled” or just so similar to other products, this one is fairly whimsical and fun. I dig the highlight powder design.

  34. Kristen says:

    Karen, why do you torture me with these to-die-for photos when I cannot get my hands on these items till late May?! SO beautiful. I’m in love.
    .-= Kristen’s last blog post… Get Clean with Sampar Urban Express Mousse =-.

  35. sunmom says:

    i like everything! 😀 i’m a sucker for eveything beachy *winkwink*

  36. ezzie says:

    sea horse! :DD

  37. Summer Staff says:

    Oh my GOD, Mac is overwhelming me. What, do they have like 6 new collections or something?! There’s that Love Affair one, the Lady Gaga/Cindy Lauper Viva Glam, Color Forcast, this beach one, holy jesus! I set out to buy that ombre blush, but then I saw the new Viva Glams, and gosh I don’t want to even buy it anymore. Their cranking out new collections left and right like the Dougar family (hahha, 19 kids and counting) I love this beach collection, but I don’t want to blow my makeup money stash (I have a little I save each month so I don’t go overboard when I am just bored or something) on something and then have something I like MORE come out the next week.

  38. Oh. My. Goodness. I just went broke.
    .-= Never Enough Nails’s last blog post… Review: One Minute Manicure Spa Treatment Moisture Scrub =-.

  39. Dominique says:

    Oh my goodness…..I’m gonna lose it! lol
    .-= Dominique’s last blog post… Same-o Same-o =-.

  40. lyn says:

    I want them all! I’m not a huge fan of MAC but this collection looks so pretty and perfect for the tropics (where I’m at). Sadly, it’s only released in Asia-Pacific around June.
    .-= lyn’s last blog post… review : protective dual powder foundation =-.

  41. Marce says:

    Oh yes I’m totally excited about this one! I love the LE packaging and the bright, fun colours! Though Neo Sci Fi will remain one of my most beloved collections ever…I think that was the collection I hauled most. Maybe with this one things will change 😀 I already have my eye on a gloss or two, a liner, the gorgeous powder, lustre drops and a blush. Ooops!
    .-= Marce’s last blog post… Glam Up Your Lashes with Rimmel London Glam’Eyes Lash Flirt Mascara =-.

  42. Roseline says:

    Hey =]. I’m new to MAC, and I was wondering? What do lustre drops do? Are they multi purpose?

  43. marisol says:

    OH EM GEE! Ok so this collection comes out a week before my birthday. I think I’ll be asking for MAC gift cards from all. Holyyyyyy molyyyyyy!

    I also love the shades on the promo picture.
    .-= marisol’s last blog post… Chelsea Chelsea Bang Bang =-.

  44. Nicole says:

    Mac Cosmetics are the best I’ve ever tried before!!!! Crazy about all these products!

  45. amy says:

    I love the look of the multi-colour highlight powder and I want the Float on By kohl liner! Turquoise!
    .-= amy’s last blog post… Showing Vancouver Some Love with NARS ♥ Vancouver Set =-.

  46. AtelierGal says:

    That nail polish is TO DIE FOR! I’m wearing a somewhat similar shade right now! 🙂
    .-= AtelierGal’s last blog post… Shiseido Spring 2010 Workshop + Makeover =-.

  47. diane says:

    Wow, these are so great! Especially the packaging! 😀

    .-= diane’s last blog post… Amazing rings! and 2 more blog awards 😀 =-.

  48. Joan says:

    OMG I want it all!!! All these new MAC collections are driving me crazy with greed!!

  49. Ada says:

    Awesome looking collection. I’m looking forward to it!

  50. Jaime says:

    I hope i have some money left over after liberty of london to get these, love everything!
    .-= Jaime’s last blog post… Nail Art: Blue Gradation =-.

  51. Though I’m not crazy about this packaging, I am excited for this collection to come out. Summer can’t come soon enough!
    .-= SoVeryFabulous’s last blog post… MAC Spring Colour Forecast Eye Shadow Pictures and Swatches =-.

  52. marquise says:

    Oh wow! I love the packaging. I’d love the cream bronzer and the lustre drops.

  53. auroragyps says:

    I love the orange gloss and the green shadows. I also really love the green packaging.. kind of wish everything in the collection was in it.

  54. Sarah says:

    MAC comes out with a ton of collections but isn’t that great! I hate having to wait for something new and exciting to come along! I’m excited for this one…..I love coral so much!
    .-= Sarah’s last blog post… =-.

  55. Joyce McDaniel says:

    Karen, I love all the eye colors that Mac has out now. The eye liners are great but still like the liquid eyeshadow better. I like the blushes they are really cool. Would love to have some. Have a good one.

  56. Angela says:

    I’m so excited about this. I just got an invite to the release party, and I’m trying to figure out what I want. I’m a sucker for the eye kohls, the bronze body oil is eye catching and possibly the lipstick in Funbathing. I love the bag, but don’t think I could justify $50+ for a basic bag.
    .-= Angela’s last blog post… MAC’s To the Beach Collection Invite! =-.

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