MAC Tropical Taboo - Beauty

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M·A·C captures the beat of the sexy samba in the new Tropical Taboo Collection. Give in to the heat of this collection and swoon with desire at the eye-popping colours and Mineralize textures. Read on for more…

I adored the M·A·C Temperature Rising Collection; so many gorgeous colors that really set off a tan. Building on that…and sure to tempt you…is the Tropical Taboo Collection. This collection is centered around Mineralize products–my very favorite!

The M·A·C Tropical Taboo Collection includes:


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)



Sweet Samba -dark pink with tan pearl (frost)
Exotic Ember – orange with bronze pearl (frost)
Simmer – burnt rose with peach/gold pearl (frost)

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Feline – rich black
Orpheus – intense black with gold pearl


Zoomblack – rich black


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


Calypso Beat – pale neutral peach
Fever Isle – bright red coral
Japanese Spring – pale dirty pink
Narcissus – dirty eggplant


Hip ‘n’ Happy – dirty blue pink
Have to Have It – soft warm beige
Ablaze – bright apricot
Heroine – bright purple


Soft and Gentle – gilded peach bronze
Adored – coral with light beige pearl
Lust – pale pink with cranberry pearl
Rio – bronze with bright pink pearl
Gold Deposit – soft reflective golden bronze

The Mineralize products (eyeshadow, blush and Skinfinish) have a baked finish that is subtle and so easy to wear. There are three brushes in this collection: the 287 Duo Fiber Eyeshadow Brush, the new 159 Duo Fiber Blush Brush and the 187 Duo Fiber Face Brush. With the Mineralize finish, the right brush for application makes all the difference and won’t destroy the product. I highly recommend purchasing one of the brushes to accompany the product you’re using. Trust me on this one.

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In terms of favorites from this collection, of the products I received, the Mineralize Eyeshadow shade that looked the scariest to me–Cha-Cha-Cha (above photo on the bottom), is actually my favorite. Tropica is also beautiful; it’s a medium purple with silver blue swirled in. I love the mix of different colors in each of these shadows; Dare To Bear is the most subtle, but all of them give you a shimmer party on your eyelids.

I also tested Simmer Mineralize Blush, which is a pretty rose with gold shimmer. The Mineralize Rich Lipsticks feel so great on the lips. If you haven’t tried this formula, it’s very pigmented, but has the feel of a balm. Dreamy! And my absolute favorite…the Mineralize Skinfinishes. I received Lust (the pale pink shade) and Adored (coral); both are gorgeous and I couldn’t part with either one.

The M·A·C Tropical Taboo Collection is on sale now and available in department stores including Nordstrom and Will you be picking anything from this collection up? Let me know in the comments!

Disclosure:  Press samples were provided by the brand/PR for editorial consideration, product testing, photography and review. Affiliate links have been used in the post; for more information refer to Disclosure Policy.


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