MAC Temperature Rising for Summer 2013 Swatches and Review

MAC Temperature Rising

MAC Temperature Rising is new for summer 2013 and features a bevy of beautiful things in gorgeous bronze-colored packaging.

In fact one of my favorite things about this collection is the packaging. Not only is the color just perfect for sultry hot summer days and nights, but it feels like soft satin. Very pleasing to my grubby nubs!

So when you think of a summer collection you usually think of bronze and gold and taupe and warm shades, right? Maybe a pop of a bright shade here and there. This collection has a bit of everything! I was actually very impressed with the payoff of the eye shadow quads, and that my friends, hasn’t been the case in the last couple years in general!

MAC Bare My Soul Eye Shadow Quad
Bare My Soul Eye Shadow x 4 ($44)

MAC Temperature Rising Eye Shadow Quad
Temperature Rising Eye Shadow x 4 ($44)

MAC Sun Dipped and Soft Sand Bronzing Powder
Sun Dipped Pro Longwear Bronzer ($30) and Soft Sand Bronzing Powder ($25)

s Luxury and Rich Glance Powerchrome Eye Pencil
Life’s Luxury and Rich Glance Powerchrome Eye Pencil ($21)

MAC Hot Nights Powder Blush
Hot Nights Powder Blush ($23)

MAC Scorching Haute and Tropical Nail Polish
Scorching Haute and Tropical Nail Lacquer ($18)

MAC Liquid Passion and Soft Serenade Lip Glass
Liquid Passion and Soft Serenade Lip Glass ($16.50)

MAC Caliente and Sheer Seduction Lipstick
Caliente and Sheer Seduction Lipstick ($16.50)

MAC Man Rays Body Oil and Golden Elixir Strobe Liquid
Man Rays Bronzing Oil (22.50) and Golden Elixir Strobe Liquid ($31)

MAC Temperature Rising Swatches
Rich Glance, Life’s Luxury, Liquid Passion, Soft Serenade, Caliente, Sheer Seduction

Rich Glance is a light gold shade.

Life’s Luxury is a deep bronze/brown with incredible pigmentation.

Liquid Passion is a creamy warm pink/tan shade. A bit “lip-line-y” on the lips.

Soft Serenade is a sparkly neutral pink shade.

Caliente is a warm violet dazzle. It looks more brown on my lips than violet.

Sheer Seduction is a medium bronze dazzle. A little on the patchy side, not my favorite lip finish for sure!

MAC Liquid Passion Lipglass
Liquid Passion

MAC Soft Serenade
Soft Serenade

MAC Sheer Seduction
Sheer Seduction

MAC Caliente

MAC Temperature Rising Swatches-2
Hot Nights, Sun Dipped, Soft Sand

Hot Nights is a bright medium berry pink with slight frost. Very intense pigmented shade.

Sun Dipped is a medium warm bronze/gold shade. Nice intensity, so soft!

Soft Sand is a light golden bronze. This is super pale, so I think it would work great for fair skinned folks.

MAC Golden Elixer and Man Rays Swatches
Golden Elixir, Man Rays

Golden Elixir is a light/medium golden shade. It looks rather intense here but blended into the skin it gives off a really nice glow. Definitely not too deep for me.

Man Rays is a medium tan shade with tons of golden shimmer. This one also looks a bit intimidating but again, it rubs out into a fine golden shimmer.

MAC Bare My Soul Eye Shadow Quad Swatches
Bare My Soul: Romantico, Bare My Soul, When in Rio, Friendly (over primer)

Romantico is a light/medium taupe/bronze shade (veluxe pearl).

Bare My Soul is a muted warm gold (lustre).

When in Rio is a dark green duochrome with copper (frost).

Friendly is a deep bronze/brown (veluxe pearl).

I was really rather impressed with these shades over a primer. I didn’t have to work and work and work to get good payoff at all. They felt soft, easy to pick up and all are great shades. I especially love When in Rio because of the duochrome and Friendly because it’s so rich.

MAC Temperature Rising Eye Shadow Quad Swatches
Temperature Rising: Circus/Performance Art, Temperature Rising, Beauty Marked, Swelter (over primer)

Circus/Performance Art is a light golden/mauve shade (veluxe pearl).

Temperature Rising is a light warm peach (lustre).

Beauty Marked is a deep black with red pearl (velvet).

Swelter is a medium grey-violet (frost).

I wasn’t quite as impressed with these shadows as with the Bare My Soul quad, but most were nice. The only one I struggled to get to show up was Temperature Rising. It’s not that pigmented and not super soft. Beauty Marked and Swelter are really nice.

MAC Tropical

Tropical has a brown/copper base and is jam-packed with bronze glitter. It’s a little thin at first in terms of the base shade, but after two coats it covers pretty nicely. I do actually like this one because I love me some copper and bronze! And I love me some full-coverage glitters that don’t look like clumpy, bumpy messes!

MAC Scorching Haute
Scorching Haute

Scorching Haute is a magenta glitter. This one doesn’t have a colored base, but still is basically a full-coverage glitter. It has some super small sugar-like sized glitter along with larger pieces. It didn’t cover quite as easily as Tropical, it took three coats.

Overall: There are some definite winners in here in my eyes. In particular I loved the Bare My Soul quad, Life’s Luxury Powerchrome Eye Pencil, the bronzer, bronzing powder and Tropical nail polish. The two Lip Glasses I tried didn’t particularly bowl me over neither did the lipsticks because I don’t care for the dazzle finish. The blush is a great pigmented shade if you’re looking for a pop of color. I do like the strobe cream and body oil as well, but I don’t often find myself reaching for these kinds of items. But only because I am LAZY! ;)

Availability: MAC May 23rd.

See anything here you shall be picking up?


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  • May 6, 2013

    Ugh. I really really want Bare My Soul. The collection was launched here in Belgium on Saturday, but I don’t live near a MAC store. I’m still waiting for it to be available online. It’s a pain! I think Golden Elixir has real potential too, but I don’t reach for liquid highlighters often!
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  • May 6, 2013

    I’m really excited for this collection! I know for sure I’m picking up both blushes and one of the prolongwear bronzers. And probably a couple of other things that strike me.
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  • May 6, 2013

    Pretty . . . How does Tropical compare to Deborah Lippmann’s Superstar?

    • May 6, 2013

      Hmm good one I shall check and get back to you soon!

      • May 6, 2013

        Thank you :D Hey do you also have Deborah Lippmann’s Flash Dance? I am thinking it is comparable to Scorching Haute.

  • May 6, 2013

    I like Bare My Soul but the other items aren’t for me. I want it ALL, though, because the packaging is so, so pretty!

  • May 6, 2013

    Scorching Hot looks a lot like Orly Bubbly Bombshell from a couple years ago.

    • May 6, 2013

      This is what I was thinking too. I wonder how they compare?

  • May 6, 2013

    Soft Sands doesn’t look too intimidating.

  • May 6, 2013

    I love the BMS quad.. I’m definitely going to buy it :) have you tried the original strobe liquid? if so, do you prefer that one or the new golden one? I’m not sure which to buy.. I’m NW20 for reference so if you can help me out it would be greatly appreciated

    • May 7, 2013

      Yes I do have the original. I actually like this one a bit more because I like a warmer glow and the other is cooler. It just depends on if you like warmer or cooler.

  • May 6, 2013

    I love both polishes! Tropical is so beautiful.
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  • May 7, 2013

    I love these colours, I think I’m gonna buy a lippie for my mom!:) x
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  • May 7, 2013

    MAC products are really the best! ♥

  • May 7, 2013

    Most of the colors aren’t my kind of colors in this collection but I do love the Hot Nights blush!
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  • May 7, 2013

    There can never be enough magenta glitter polishes, but this one looks quite similar to Nubar Petunia Sparkle, does it not?

  • May 7, 2013

    Bare My Soul looks so lovely!
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  • May 7, 2013

    Scorching Haute looks beautiful, but it’s reminding me too much of Orly’s Bubbly Bombshell, but a slightly darker version.
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  • May 7, 2013

    Seems more like a fall collection to me. Just not into these kinds of colors in early May! Maybe come September…

  • May 7, 2013

    This is the first Mac Collection that I’ve Ever Wanted All Of It! Every Last Bit!

  • May 7, 2013

    I want Bare My Soul so badly. Finally a MAC quad I am craving.
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  • May 7, 2013

    I’m definitely picking up the matching nail enamels and lipsticks!

  • May 8, 2013
    Rebecca Russell

    Holy cow! The Bare My Soul quad looks amazing!