Here is another fun and beautiful collection from MAC to ring in the summer season! To The Beach includes bronzy shades and scorching lip and eye colors.  For summer, I love light makeup- lightly bronzed cheeks and a pop of coral color on nails. This collection doesn’t disappoint. I am thrilled that there are ways to look tanned without stepping out into the sun.

Todays reviews come to us from Samara, a 23 year old mother of two who is way more adventurous when it comes to makeup application than I am!

 Lustre Drops and Powder

Lustre Drops & Powder Blush

On a scale of one to ten, one being the palest of skin & ten being the darkest, I’m about a one and a half.. maybe a two. So come summertime, I am on the lookout for anything that will give me a summery, bronzy glow. MAC powder blush in “Get-Away Bronze” is the perfect bronzer; not too orange-y & not too dark. It’s best applied with a fluffy blush brush (a great one is MAC brush 129) across your cheeks, forehead and nose.. where the sun would naturally tan your face. 
To top it off, I use the MAC Lustre Drops in “Sun Rush” as a highlighter for my cheek bones. You can also mix a couple drops (just remember, a little goes a long way) in your daily foundation to give your skin a subtle glow. It can also be mixed with your body lotion and be applied on your shoulders, forearms, legs, etc.. I’ve tried this and it works great & doesn’t rub off easily (on clothes and such) like a lot of other shimmer lotions do. 

Now lets check out the vibrant eyeshadows from this collection! When I first opened “Firecracker”, I immediately thought of a color that would be found in a breathtaking sunset. It’s a gorgeous coral / red color and as all MAC eye shadows are, it is very pigmented & easy to apply.

“Sweet & Punchy” is a shimmery green color with gold undertones. It reminds me of a day at the beach & would be perfect with some mascara and bronzer for a summer day or with black liquid liner & mascara for a night out.

I have a few more MAC items from this collection which I know all readers will love. Stay tuned for more…To The Beach will be available on May 27th. In the meantime, check out all of MAC’s products here.