MAC Year of the Snake Beauty Powder Review & Swatches
You might already own the MAC Year of the Snake Beauty Powder in Shell Pearl as it is a repromote but chances are you’ll want a back up of this fine beauty powder anyway.
I’m currently obsessed with this powder and have been wearing it for two solid weeks straight (it’ll be officially two weeks tomorrow) without a stop in between.
If you’re one for loving shades of cheek products like NARS Orgasm or Benefit Coralista I urge you to get to MAC and pick this up!
Originally released with the MAC Liberty of London Collection, MAC Shell Pearl Beauty Powder ($24) is described as a pale peach with gold pearl. Let’s make it simple, it’s a lighter golden peach. I have to tell you something, my deepest desire is MAC adds a touch more pigment to this and releases it as a blush. It’s such an amazing shade of golden almost corall-y peach. Yum! Delicious.
Sadly, since it is a Beauty Powder that means it works best as a highlighter and the color is a bit sheerer than the swatch upon application. You can multitask with it as an eyeshadow (which I did in my look below), a finishing powder, a softer shade of blush, or just to complete your makeup look. My best results are if I apply it over a coral or peach cheek stain as it brings out the hues of that cheek stain and adds a wicked golden peach sheen to the apples of my cheeks!
For my look below I used it on my eyes and on my cheeks without any other blush or cheek products. I swirled a kabuki in it and applied to the apples of my cheeks. I think it’ll really POP on fair, pale skin as the color will show up considerately better on such a tone however, it is a universally flattering shade that will work just as incredibly on tanned or darker skin but more as a highlighter shade not that of a blush.
The powder has a snake skin pattern embossing which doesn’t swipe away with use. I’m on week two and the design is still very much intact. It also features an outer sleeve packaging designed for the Year of the Snake Collection which is also quite nifty.
How I wish someone would get a blush to look this amazing! Tarte Glisten comes to mind just almost.
You NEED this.
Available now at MAC Counters.
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