Summer 2013 Beauty: MAC Cosmetics Tropical Taboo Collection

July 3, 2013 • Beauty, Fashion Blog


Come on, shake your body baby, do the conga
I know you can’t control yourself any longer
Feel the rhythm of the music getting stronger
Don’t you fight it till you’ve tried it
Do the conga beat
– Miami Sound Machine

In my entire life I never thought I would quote this song! However, I can’t get it out of my head when looking at the picture of the latest M·A·C Cosmetics collection shown above. I want you all to endure the same torment.

Appropriately named Tropical Taboo, this latest limited-edition collection by M·A·C captures the lure and passion of the Latin beat. Like doing the samba, this shimmering color collection is steamy and sensual. These shades define desire. Tropical Taboo gives in to the heat, beat and exotic glamor, but these shades are not taboo. At least not literally. Eyes reflect the dynamic tempo with the dazzle of Mineralize Eye Shadow in vivid pigments including Cha-Cha-Cha and Tropica. Full luscious lips glisten with a tantalizing top layer of Cremesheen Glass in Fever Isle and Calypso Beat. For professional results, partner 159 Duo Fibre Blush and 287 Duo Fibre Eye Shadow Brushes. My personal favorite? Mineralize Skinfinish in Soft & Gentle of course!

The Tropical Taboo Collection Includes :


Mineralize Rich Lipstick ($22.00 U.S. / $26.00 CDN) (Permanent)

Luxe Naturale Light beige cream
Divine Choice Mid-tone cool pink cream
Lady at Play Mid-tone cool tangerine
Glamour Era Mid-tone warm brown frost
Midnight Mambo Intense violet (Limited Edition)

Cremesheen Glass ($20.00 U.S. / $23.00 CDN) (Limited Edition)

Calypso Beat Pale neutral peach
Fever Isle Bright red coral
Japanese Spring Pale dirty pink
Narcissus Dirty eggplant

Lip Pencil ($15.00 U.S. / $18.00 CDN) (Limited Edition)

Hip ‘n’ Happy Dirty blue pink
Have to Have It Soft warm beige
Ablaze Bright apricot
Heroine Bright purple


Kohl Power Eye Pencil ($16.00 U.S. / $19.00 CDN) (Limited Edition)

Orpheus Intense black with gold pearl
Feline Rich black (Permanent)

Mineralize Eyeshadow ($21.00 U.S. / $25.00 CDN) (Limited Edition)

Dare to Bare Light cream with gold pearl (Frost)
Caribbean Rose with pink and red pearl (Frost)
Tropica Silver blue with purple (Frost)
Time to Tango Lavender with silver pearl (Frost)
Cha-Cha-Cha Deep blue green with green pearl (Frost)
Bossa Blue Royal blue with brown pearl (Frost)


Mineralize Blush ($25.00 U.S. / $29.50 CDN) (Limited Edition)

Sweet Samba Dark pink with tan pearl (Frost)
Exotic Ember Orange with bronze pearl (Frost)
Simmer Burnt rose with peach/gold pearl (Frost)

Mineralize Skinfinish ($30.00 U.S. / $35.00 CDN) (Limited Edition)

Soft & Gentle Gilded peach bronze (Permanent)
Adored Coral with light beige pearl
Lust Pale pink with cranberry pearl
Rio Bronze with bright pink pearl
Gold Deposit Soft reflective golden bronze (Permanent)

Brushes (Permanent)

287 Duo Fibre Eye Shadow ($32.00 U.S. / $38.50 CDN)
159 Duo Fibre Brush ($35.00 U.S. / $42.00 CDN)
187 Duo Fibre Brush ($42.00 U.S. / $50.50 CDN)

Shop the MAC Tropical Taboo Collection here.

– Lauren Dimet Waters

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