This review covers MAC’s Surf, Baby! Cheek Powder in My Paradise.
- My Paradise: warm coral with golden hibiscus embossed on (limited edition)
Please see this post for full photos of this Cheek Powder.
This cheek powder comes in standard MAC packaging except with a limited-edition outer design. The plastic compact has a flip-up, snap-shut, see-through lid and can easily be taken on-the-go.
The pan itself has an embossed, shimmery golden hibiscus on it.
My Paradise is a strongly pigmented, orange-y coral color that applies evenly to the skin and can be built in layers to intensify the color.
The embossed hibiscus covers a majority of the surface of the pan, which makes picking up the coral color a bit difficult. The hibiscus design itself is a shimmery gold that transfers to the skin as a great highlighter. Used together, you’ll get an orange-y coral with small golden shimmers.
Eventually, the flower will disappear and you’ll be left with only the coral color.
Ease of Use: 8.75/10
The powder applies well, but the size of the embossed flower encroaches on the coral color, which is really what you want showing up predominantly on the cheeks. You’ll have to use a small brush to target the coral color and avoid picking up too much of the gold.
This blush is $28.00 and contains 9g of product. Regular MAC powder blushes are 6g and cost $19.50, meaning you’re paying a little less per gram for My Paradise than you would with a regular MAC blush. Given the limited-edition design that comes with this blush and its quality, this is a good deal.
Try if: you’re looking for a good Summer cheek color
Buy if: you want a good Summer coral color with golden shimmers