MAC’s To The Beach Body Oils Gleam Like Seaside Man Rays on My Skin, LOL! (I Know That’s Total Nonsense)

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mac to the beach body oil

Well these are kinda fun! The new MAC Hey, Sailor! collection also stars a couple of limited edition MAC To The Beach Body Oils ($22.50 each), shimmery sprays of soothing, moisturizing oil that dry down to a sheer, shimmery sheen.


Available in two lightly tinted shades — Seaside, a dirty, blushy pink with multidimensional sparkles; and Man Rays, a glowing tan with multidimensional golden shimmer — both have a very faint almond and honey scent.

They apply slick, but quickly dry in about a minute, and leave behind neither a heavy nor sticky film.

MAC formulated them with a soothing fusion of moderately moisturizing botanical oils. My dry skin appreciates the extra hydration, but it craves a little more, so I’ve been starting with a layer of a separate body lotion worn beneath (otherwise, I grow alligator skin!), and this week that’s been Caudalie’s Nourishing Body Lotion, which I’m loving so far.

I like the diminutive, almost microscopic flecks of glitter, but the formula’s quite thin. I mean, it probably should be thin for something like this, but it’s so thin that I find myself using a lot, like 5-6 pumps per arm or leg. Anything less on my NC42 skin, and the effect is barely noticeable, if at all.

It’s funny, but I didn’t expect the lighter shade, Seaside, to show up at all on my skin, but it does. In fact, I think it’s more visible than its darker Man Rays counterpart, which reminds me of a quieter version of Nuxe’s Nuxe Huile Prodigieuse, whereas Seaside’s lighter pink and silver glitter contrast with my tan.

I think both are super pretty. I’m just afraid that one 1.7-ounce bottle won’t last long.

Oh, and bring the bottle and your big purse if you want the effect to last longer than 4-5 hours. On me, that’s about how long it takes for the glitter to completely flake away, making it time for a touch-up.


mac to the beach body oil
To the Beach Body Oil in Seaside (left) and May Rays (right), $22.50 each

mac to the beach body oil

mac hey sailor swatches bronzers to the beach
Pro Longwear Bronzing Powder in Nude On Board and Refined Golden; MAC To The Beach Body Oil in Man Rays and Seaside

PRICE: $22.50 for a 1.7-ounce bottle
AVAILABILITY: Available online now at; coming to North American MAC counters and stores May 24

Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,



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  1. Aww you look so gorgeous and gleaming and beach-ready! Jealous!

  2. Ooo you glow like a goddess with this! It looks quite natural too!

  3. Nina says:

    Im not sure I want to glimmer but I love body oils!

  4. Love that bright pink bikini you’re wearing!
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  5. Pretty, pretty! But I’m not crazy about the wear time – I mean, only four(ish) hours? Even if they smell great and give a gorgeous glow, that sounds pretty finicky. :/ Tsk tsk, MAC!
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  6. Moopeh says:

    I like the may rays colour for summer, so pretty! But I’m not big on touch ups in the summer. Maybe I’ll do my concealer once in a day, but other than that, it doesn’t look very effortless and chic when I’m running off to the bathroom all the time.

    I hoping to find an alternative to my sally hanson spray on pantyhose, those things washed off on one rainy night (embarrassing).

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