MAC Tropical Taboo for summer 2013 is inspired by the passion of samba dance and the Latin beat.
It’s a colorful, shimmery collection of Mineralize pieces and washes of softer colors. Most everything I tried out was pretty great, especially all the Mineralize Skinfinishes, Blushes and Eye Shadows.
Mineralize Skinfinish Rio ($30)
Mineralize Skinfinish Lust ($30)
Mineralize Blush Simmer ($25)
Mineralize Eye Shadow Tropica ($21)
Mineralize Eye Shadow Dare To Bare ($21)
Mineralize Eye Shadow Cha-Cha-Cha ($21)
Cremesheen Glass Japanese Spring, Calypso Beat ($20)
Mineralize Rich Lipstick Lady at Play ($22)
Lip Pencil Hip ‘n’ Happy, Heroine ($15), Kohl Power Eye Pencil Orpheus ($16)
Lust is a pale pink with cranberry pearl. Intense, pigmented, soft.
Rio is a bronze with bright pink pearl. A softer shade than Lust but just as pigmented and gorgeous.
Simmer, Orpheus, Hip ‘n’ Happy, Heroine
Simmer is a rose pink with peach and gold pearl. This color is so amazing and intense, I love it.
Orpheus is a black with tons of gold pearl. It starts off a little thin but you can build it up nicely.
Hip ‘n’ Happy is a light blue-based pink.
Heroine is a bright violet.
Dare To Bare, Tropica, Cha-Cha-Cha (no primer)
Dare To Bare, Tropica, Cha-Cha-Cha (over primer)
I wanted to show you the difference of these without primer and with primer. They are nice either way but over primer they are more intense, even and vivid.
Dare To Bare is a light creamy pink with gold pearl.
Tropica is a silvery blue with lavender pearl. Almost looks duo-chome-esque over primer.
Cha-Cha-Cha is a dark blue/green with green pearl. Intense and so gorgeous!
Japanese Spring, Calypso Beat, Lady at Play
Japanese Spring is a sheer cool-toned pink. Very sheer, very lip line-y.
Calypso Beat is a shimmery peach shade. Very nice although it’s also a little lip line-y.
Lady at Play is a medium cool-toned tangerine orange. I am in love with this color. It’s the perfect mix between pink and coral. Buildable and beautiful.
Lady at Play
Overall: I think there are some really great items here. I especially love all the Mineralize things! They have the nicest, softest texture, and are just so shimmery and pigmented it’s hard to not like them. The shadows in Tropica and Cha-Cha-Cha especially are great colors. The other must-have item for me is Lady at Play Lipstick. Amazing color.
Availability: MAC online now (some items) and in stores starting tomorrow until August 11th.
Is there anything from Tropical Taboo you will be picking up?
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