Mac Surf Baby Product Launch
Mac Cosmetics’ launches are exciting the world over and Barbados is no different. For large collections I am scouring the web for any glimpse of preview promotional images. I had already decided that my purchases for the Mac Surf Baby collection, if any, would be restricted to the pigment stacks. (Saving for Travel - more info to come J)
I don’t know why, but pigments are my weakness. Strange since no matter the packaging, I invariably spend more time scooping pigment off my counter than I do placing product on my face.
Anyone who attends a launch knows that a pre-order is a prerequisite or else by the end of the night you are left holding an empty glass and an empty bag. The reason given is that MAC Cosmetics in Barbados is not a self standing Mac Store and there are always limited quantities of these limited edition collections. In fact, for some of this collection, only three tubes of some lipsticks were available for purchase. Those lucky ladies are smiling now, I’m sure.
The launch also gives me a chance to see the lovers of MAC who I rarely see unless we are all invited to one of these events.
I arrived promptly at 6 p.m. and was greeted by the sounds of Rihanna and a lovely beverage with colours inspired by the collection.
Terrica the new MAC Barbados Product Specialist gave a demo using many of the products from the collection.
Model Marnise Before
A shocker for me was how small the crowd was. Don’t get me wrong, fighting with a girl for the last of the fruit kebabs is not my idea of a good time, but I wondered if someone forgot to send out the invites. Speaking with one of the Mac reps it seems following recent launches, they decided to scale back the invites. This was a welcome change. I was able to see the demo, talk to reps and actually touch the display without poking out someone’s eye.
A very modest crowd
The Mac Surf Baby Collection for Summer 2011 . Available at MAC Cosmetics in Bridgetown.
This time around there was a wonderful selection of hors d'oeuvres . From tangy meat balls to fresh crisp chicken salad wraps and sweet blueberry confections...YUMOO!
Drinks all around !
Missing on the night, were my friends Lola and Sabrina of MAC Barbados but Mac did not leave the floor empty of representatives as two new ladies have been added to the Barbados team Christine (pictured here) and Christianna.
Christine giving some feedback on the products to an eager customer.
The effervescent and ever-helpful Troy
Patricia, Retail Manager
Also present were the ladies of I Hrt Makeup and Colour Coded Makeup
I Hrt Makeup
Danielle of Colour Coded Makeup
I tried to find teal in my wardrobe. That's the colour I love most from this collection but that didn't work out. So I settled for green and a gold hibiscus inspired by the collections' colourful beachy packaging.
And now for my haul.............They clearly are not the same. The four on the left are Summer Stash and on the right Stacked 1. I love them all ...just love pigments.
Summer Stash and Surf the Ocean
Feeling inspired I took my haul to the beach.
My haul on the sand !!!!
After viewing this collection I really plan to show some love to my neglected pigments.
Maybe a post on looks with my pigments .. you never know.