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.
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.
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.
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.