MAC Julia Petit Prep + Prime Transparent Finishing Powder ($28) is part of the limited edition MAC Julia Petit makeup collaboration that’s launching from MAC on March 19th (I believe it’s already available for purchase online).
Julia’s actually a blogger in Brazil so if you’re a fan of hers you’ll likely want the compact. For me, it’s a bit hit or miss due to not only the packaging but also the actual formula.
Take a look!
The MAC Julia Petit Prep + Prime Transparent Finishing Powder comes in a black lacquer compact featuring Julia’s name on the compact in orange. It’s a pretty basic design and isn’t quite as dramatic as the bold promotional images for the collection. It’s very simple and understated. It’s also $2 bucks more than the regular MAC Prep + Prime Transparent Finishing Powder which is $26. I have my fandoms and I imagine if MAC did some collaboration with say Doctor Who and “Doctor” was written across the compact I’d be all arms flailing, “TAKE MY MONEY DAMN YOU!” So different strokes for different folks when it comes to this packaging.
I actually used to be a lover of Prep + Prime Transparent Finishing Powder because it’s great for brightening up under eyes and setting concealer for all day wear. I also love it’s a press formula as it’s a lot less messy than a loose formula to work with plus easier to travel with. However, since originally use Prep + Prime Finishing Powder so many years ago my views have changed as it isn’t something I reach for as often. I find I prefer looser powder to setting my concealer and I also find that I just have ONE TOO many translucent powders that I don’t use! Needless to say typically Prep + Prime Transparent Powder is a fairly good formula that sets makeup, blurs imperfections and larger pores and creates a nice flawless, focused finish. However, it can easily be over done and can leave skin a bit pasty so you do have to be careful with it.
However, Julia’s formula seemed a little mucked with as it is denser and a lot less silkier than what I’ve tried from MAC in the past. It also seemed a good deal drier. I would suggest testing it in store prior to blindly purchasing it because maybe you like the packaging!
All in all I’d have preferred MAC did a beauty powder for Julia versus a special, limited edition transparent powder. Just seems a waste to me.
What do you think?
MAC Julia Petit Prep + Prime Transparent Finishing Powder launched officially March 19th at MAC counters.