Review & Swatches: MAC Surf Baby Lipsticks

Lipstick in Hibiscus

This review covers MAC’s 4 Surf, Baby! lipsticks.

  • Hibiscus (cremesheen): bright orange coral (limited edition)
  • Naturally Eccentric (lustre): creamy white nude (limited edition)
  • Mocha (satin): peachy yellow-brown (permanent)
  • Bust Out! (lustre): dirty mid-tone violet (limited edition)

Please see this post for full photos of these lipsticks.

Packaging: 9/10

These lipsticks come in standard MAC packaging except with the limited-edition Surf, Baby! design on the surface of the packaging. The tubes are made of plastic and can easily be taken on-the-go.

Quality: 9.5/10

Hibiscus shows up as an orange-coral color; Naturally Eccentric is a pale white nude that will blank out the lips; Mocha is a warm brown; Bust Out! is a semi-opaque violet.

The pigmentation and formulations for all these colors are solid. Just because of its color, Naturally Eccentric is probably the least smooth in application. But even then, it’s a pale nude that doesn’t magnify lip imperfections or make you look dead. Hibiscus and Bust Out! are more moisturizing formulations (lustres). Hibiscus is a unique coral color while Bust Out! goes on semi-opaque, making it a wearable purple. Remember that Mocha is a permanent color.

Ease of Use: 9.5/10

All of the colors apply smoothly and evenly. And you don’t need to do multiple layers to get the color in the tube.

Price: 8.75/10

These are the same size (0.1 oz) as regular MAC lipsticks but cost a dollar more ($15.50). This is due to the limited-edition packaging, but unlike other collections where MAC has to collaborate with another company (think: Disney for Venomous Villains), MAC doesn’t have to pay fees to use these limited-edition designs. I think the extra cost is unnecessary and so bumped down the price score slightly.

Final Grade


Lipstick Packaging

Lipstick Swatches: Hibiscus, Naturally Eccentric, Mocha, Bust Out!

Lipstick in Hibiscus

Hibiscus Applied

Lipstick in Naturally Eccentric

Naturally Eccentric Applied

Lipstick in Mocha

Mocha Applied

Lipstick in Bust Out!

Bust Out! Applied
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8 Responses to Review & Swatches: MAC Surf Baby Lipsticks

  1. Tina Lane says:

    I like the Hibiscus. The product looks like it can stand the water. It’s totally protected, and I think it looks adorable.

  2. Lisa B. says:

    I really really like how Hibiscus looks! Bust Out I may have to try on just for fun…

  3. ValbonaPro says:

    I LOVE bust out! It is such a beautiful color and would complement my green eyes. Thank you for the swatches because the images show such a clear color of the product and makes me actually pick the right one, if I were to buy them.

  4. Jen says:

    I’m pretty sure I’ll be getting Hibiscus and Bust Out.

  5. hofken says:

    I love Hibiscus! It’s the perfect color for summer. MAC colors are so pigmented.

  6. The more you show from this collection the more in love I become. Buh-Bye paycheck! Lol!

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