MAC Surf Baby! My Paradise Cheek Powder, Lush-Light Bronze Studio Careblend: Swatches, Photos

MAC Surf! Baby includes a gorgeous peachy blush with a gold hibiscus flower overspray, along with lots of bronzing products, including Studio Careblend/Pressed Powder compacts that give your skin a creamy sun-kissed glow.

**EDIT** I originally said that the Creamblend was Gold-Go-Lightly, it’s actually Lush-Light Bronze. Sorry about this!

My Paradise Cheek Powder

surf baby my paradise

surf baby my paradise


surf baby my paradise

surf baby my paradiseWithout overlay, with overlay

surf baby my paradiseSad demise of the color overlay :(



MAC Lush-Light Bronze Studio Careblend/Pressed

surf baby careblend

surf baby careblend

surf baby careblend

surf baby careblend

surf baby careblend

surf baby careblend


First off, I absolutely LOVE the way that My Paradise looks, both with and without the overspray (which is good, considering it won’t last long!) It’s such a gorgeous peach! My swatch is pretty strong, so it can definitely be applied sheerer on the cheeks.

Lush-Light Bronze is a Careblend, which I have never heard of/used. It’s a pressed powder but almost feels like a soft cream and blends really nicely! This particular color would be great for girls with my skintone, or maybe just a bit darker, to use as an all-over bronzer.

These will be available for $28 each May 26 from MAC Cosmetics.




  1. Vijaya says

    I’m torn about the Hibiscus one.

  2. Jessi M says

    I prefer the way My Paradise looks without the overspray. Is it just a thin layer that’s easily wiped away or will it be there for more than one use?

    1. Leesha says

      if you use a brush the overspray would probably last maybe 5 uses? but if you took a tissue and wiped it you can easily get rid of it

  3. Brianna says

    I didn’t see this featured on their website. How did you get them?

    1. Leesha says

      they aren’t out yet, they come out the 26th.

  4. CupK8 says

    I am so in love with My Paradise it’s not even funny.

  5. xasperadastra says

    I’m italian and one week ago I was able to purchase My paradise… I really like it (In the beginning I thougt I didn’t need it) and it’s very different from Bite of an apple (pinker) and it is less bright and pink than virgin isle^^ a true coral!!!

  6. xasperadastra says

    PS I prefer it wit the overspray for a shimmering summer night ^^

  7. Ashley says

    My Paradise is GORGEOUS with the overspray, so the fact that it doesn’t stay is just… wrong. It’s like a sample size of a product that is no longer available. Lol. I wonder if a company has a dupe that’s around that color.

  8. Julie says

    The gold-go-lightly powder is seriously calling my name, but I was wondering how it compares in color to NARS laguna? I know the most obvious difference is laguna contains shimmer and this appears matte, but in terms of color are they similiar? I’m trying to convince myself that I don’t need this product haha thanks! :)

  9. Izabella says

    i think gold-go-lightly would be too dark for me, as i’m a shade lighter than you..[yeah if you thought you were pale, you haven’t seen me! haha] overall i loved the collection, and i would buy a lot of things from it haha

  10. Joey Bear 88 says

    My Paradise cheek is already available in the uk, but it already sold out! Very gutted. I’m gonna have to go to a mac store and hunt! Is the Coral ok on your pale skin? Cause i have pale skin too and find some bright colours like that can look coco the clownish.

  11. Kristina says

    I prefer with the overspray, but you say it will not last for many product uses … what is the point? I won’t be wasting my money if the effect that I prefer is short lived.

  12. Dayna says

    I wonder if gold-go lightly would be too light for my skin tone as a bronzer???? (i have the same skin tone as u do). Any chance u know? (or anybody please?)

  13. elly says

    im from Australia and i really want to try MAC but i dont think we have MAC stands anywhere. does anyone know where i could get MAC products from?

  14. Jolene says

    **SCREAM** so i’m just now finding out about this Surf Baby Cheek Powder and apparently it’s sold out everywhere. It’s going for 60 bucks on Ebay. Never even contemplated spending more than $30 on blush, but this looks irresistable!

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