MAC Yum Yum Yum Magic Dust Powder ($28) is one of two, limited edition blush/highlighter powders that launched with MAC Nutcracker Sweet Holiday 2016 Collection. As you know I was delighted with MAC Sweet Vision Magic Dust Powder! So much so, that I ended up purchasing two backups.
I wish I could say the same for Yum Yum Yum!
MAC Yum Yum Yum Magic Dust Powder is what calls a “translucent ultra-fine, light-catching pearlescent powder for face, neck and décolleté”. Word to the wise, don’t go around dusting this on your chest! Seriously, the other shade I reviewed, Sweet Vision, is pigmented as hell! I’m not sure who wants their décolleté decorated with golden pinky peach highlight. By all means if that’s your thing, do it! Personally, I wouldn’t 🙂 For me, MAC Magic Dust Powder acts most as a blush but as the luminosity and glow of a highlighter and works best on your face.
MAC Yum Yum Yum Magic Dust Powder is a bright cooler pink shade with gold sparkle. I found the formula stiffer and considerably drier compared to Sweet Vision. I had trouble picking up color with my blush which resulted in a sheerer color pay off. I had to build quite a bit to get the best color payoff. I felt the color applied patchy, proved difficult to blend, and looked dry on my cheeks. I used a small kabuki in the end to built and blend the color up for the best finish as my regular Bobbi Brown Blush Brush simply wasn’t cutting it. The color seemed to fade a lot more quicker compared to Sweet Vision as well and lasted only five hours on me before showing signs of wear.
It’s interesting how two different colors perform so vastly different! If you’re heading into a purchase do yourself a favor and skip Yum Yum Yum! But do indulge in Sweet Vision, that one, is a keeper to say the least.