MAC Surf Baby Cheek Powder in My Paradise: A Diva in Disguise

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mac surf baby my paradise cheek powder review

Don’t let the cute hibiscus fool you. Limited edition MAC Surf Baby Cheek Powder in My Paradise, the one and only blush in the upcoming Surf Baby collection, is a total diva in disguise.


The pretty packaging fooled me at first. It lulled me into expecting a run-of-the-mill peachy gold blush, but I couldn’t have been more wrong. My Paradise roars with pigment. It reminds me of NARS Orgasm, except three times as intense, with a lot more reddish orange inside. Yup, you better bring a fan brush to this makeup dance.

mac surf baby my paradise cheek powder

mac surf baby my paradise cheek powder review

mac surf baby my paradise cheek powder swatch

mac surf baby my paradise cheek powder

About the shimmery gold hibiscus pattern on the pan, it’s not like one of those rice paper thin overlays that disappear after you swipe your brush across them one time. It’s raised well above the level of the pan. I’ve been rubbing at a small section with a finger to try and figure out how long it might last (should last a while).

Something tells me My Paradise will look lovely (and pigmented) on a wide range of skin tones, but I’m extra curious to see how it plays with tans and darker skin. I can’t wait to wear it with gold/green shadows and coral glosses like MAC Lychee Luxe and Viva Glam Cyndi.

PRICE: $28
AVAILABILITY: Coming soon to MAC counters, stores and online May 26 in North America (internationally, some time in May)



Er, I can’t decide whether this is creepy or kawaii. This animatronic furry headgear supposedly scans your brainwaves when you wear it, and then wiggles and moves to reflect how you feel. The ears droop, perk up and vibrate, kinda like kitty ears.

Imagine showing up to a blind date with someone who was wearing these, LOL! I’d be outta there so fast… ๐Ÿ™‚

Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,



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  1. Vijaya says:

    This is going on my must-buy list!
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  2. Jessi says:

    Ack, I’m sad that I want this! It just means more money to spend!
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  3. i love how BRIGHT the colour is and the gold just makes it extra lovely!
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  4. Nicole danielle says:

    This just confirmed my need for this. It looks amazing on you.

  5. Eesha says:

    Love it especially the packaging is very cute ๐Ÿ™‚
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  6. Jenn says:

    WANT. This looks freakin’ gorgeous on you. What lippie are you wearing?

  7. I like the Estee Lauder Bronze Goddess Sea Star Bronzing Blush better!
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  8. gio says:

    It looks gorgeous on you! Love the packaging too.
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  9. Eli says:

    This looks like a lovely blusher for tanned skin ๐Ÿ™‚ Unfortunately I never get tanned ๐Ÿ™
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  10. I love this cheek powder… in the biginning I didn’t mean to buy My paradise.. but in the end I’ve ordered it!!! I love this blush now now but I’m afraid to use it because I don’t want to spoil it!!!

  11. Jenna says:

    Oooohhhh what lip gloss are you wearing? Pretty!

  12. Rebekka says:

    Whoah, I totally can’t wear that colour but it looks quite fantastic on you!
    Are you wearing the Krazy Kahuna liplass? Niiiice, I say!

  13. Rona says:

    How do you think this would looks on really pale skin? Too much?

  14. kalcedon says:

    Wow! In the pan, it doesn’t look that appealing to me (I mean, pure gold???), but swatched… OMG, it’s fabulous! ๐Ÿ™‚

  15. Amber says:

    LOL so hard at the video!! “Why didn’t that man look at me? *sad ears*” Uh, because you’re a grown woman dressed as a kitty? I wouldn’t make eye contact, either!
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  16. i think this is so pretty!
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  17. Katie says:

    your hair looks really good in these photos!

  18. April says:

    I don’t think this will show up on me. I’m NC 45, but I’ll check it out anyway!

    It’s beautiful on you.

  19. Chelsea says:

    ahhh! I need this! Lucky for me, there’s a MAC counter at my work!

  20. larie says:

    I totally want this! So orange, so orange!
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  21. Maggie says:

    You look gorgeous in those colors, Karen ๐Ÿ˜€

    Do you think My Paradise would work at all on cooler, paler skin tones? I’m one-shade-darker-than-dead pale and cool-toned, and I’m thinking it would be too orange on me.

  22. Beatrice says:

    I’m literally LUSTING after this o.e *musthavemusthavemusthave*
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  23. Jennifer says:

    Holy frick that looks amazing on you. I MUST HAVE THIS.

  24. Jen W says:

    That looks so beautiful. I’m also interesting in seeing how deep that gold pattern goes into the pan!
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  25. Nina says:

    i want this cheek powder! a lot!

  26. Melissa says:

    The blush looks very comparable to R&R Immoral (which is matte) but with a little goldish highlighter powder on top, I bet would have the same effect.

  27. Naj says:

    I can’t stop thinking about this so I’m planning to get this one. Hahaha! But how does it compare to Benefit’s Coralista?

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