I was lucky enough to get a few of the MAC Beauty Powders today! I’m pretty excited as they are bloody good! I got four of the eight and I’m currently wanting the rest!
They are terribly good and I must say I’m impressed with these for shizzle! I highly suggest motoring to your nearest counter or freestanding store to have a lookee!
I’m slightly puzzled over the “Beauty Powder” terminology and I’m thinking that’s just a fancy word for blush because these are sincerely pigmented, silky, smooth, and as easily blendable as a blush so where the term “beauty powder” comes into play I’m clueless about. As I had mentioned in a previous post most of my beauty powders from MAC are either filled with shimmer or are sort of a matte highlight powder or touch up powder where as these are full blown blushes in my humblest opinion! I guess this is MAC’s solution of combing two great products, blush and beauty powder, and coming up with one awesome product! On a side note these are pretty damn pigmented and pack a bunch so you might want to be very light with your hand during application!
MAC Beauty Powders from Past Collections
From Left to Right Barbie Loves MAC Beauty Powder in Pearl Blossom, MAC Fafi Beauty Powder in Belightful, MAC Novel Twist Beauty Powder in Sun Twist
Old Beauty Powder vs New Beauty Powder Blushes
These are smaller then standard powders I have or have come across. They are the size of a regular MAC blush and carry the same price tag of $17.50 USD. The product is extremely pigmented with a tiny sheen of pearl that really lights up my face! Within the colors released there are at least two or three you’ll want to take home for your very own or you might be diseased as I am and want to collect them all!
The colors I ended up with were Joyous, Sweetness, Serenely, and True Romantic. Joyous and Sweetness are probably my fav of the four. Joyous is a candy peach color where as Sweetness is a bright bubblegum pink. Serenely is a deep desert, dusky coral with bits of brown and rose and True Romantic is Dusty Pink.
From left to right: Joyous, True Romantic, Serenely, and Sweetness
Two brushes were released as well with the collection one of which I’m currently loving. The 169 is LE and quite a gorgeous little brush to use with these powders. 169 is pretty similar to the standard catalog 168. The differences I noticed between the two were that the 168 is a fuller brush where as the 169 seemed less so. I already own a few of the 168′s from various brush sets I’ve purchased so I’m quite pleased to now have the full size 169 in my beauty arsenal. This particular style brush is excellent for blush application, under eye powder application, touch ups, and setting powder on. I’m particularly loving the way this dusts the beauty powders on and gives me a natural flush to my cheeks! Very nice brush and worth taking a look at if you’re in store!
From top to bottom: MAC 169 and MAC 168SE
All in all the collection is quite nice and I’m impressed! I’ll be doing some FOTD pictures with the blushes on shortly so stay tuned!
Loving this collection?
Got any of the beauty powders for yourself?
Love the 169?
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I just blogged MAC Fafi not so long ago but it feels like ages since we last discussed MAC doesn’t it? It does however deserve to be mentioned that I’m enjoying how well MAC is doing with releases lately. They are spaced apart very nicely and I’m not seeing a huge flow of releases as we did last year. We seriously were borderline 3 collections a month or something last year and it was a bit too much for me to keep up with! But it’s been almost a month since Fafi’s release now and I’m liking the jive of MAC spacing it’s releases apart! I hope they keep it up!
MAC has two new Collections up and available for purchase at the moment one of which I’ll most definately be overindulging in myself! Obviously you can guess which one right?
Beauty Powder Blush!
I’ve heard so many rave reviews about the Beauty Powder Blushes and I’m definately picking up a few for myself!
The newest color story consists of eight beauty powders and two brushes.
I heart MAC Beauty Powders anyway and the idea of a pigmented beauty powder really thrills me. Most of the Beauty Powders I have either have a healthy dose of shimmer or are a matte color. Both of which are best used for highlighting! These new Beauty Powders are more pigmented so you can honestly get away with wearing them as a blush I’d say!
The colors appear very vibrant and bold so using them alone or to beef up your favorite blush will make the a cool multitasking tool to have in your beauty arsenal!
I’m currently lemming Joyous, Sweetness, and Serenely!
Each powder is $17.50 USD which is about a $3 difference from the standard MAC Blush. I believe these are about the same size as a MAC Blush as well and not the bigger compacts that some Beauty Powders have been known to come in!
I’m loving the look of the MAC 169 as well since it appears the perfect tool for application!
Honestly, I’m really wanting a few of these!
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MAC’s newest color story, Strobe, is up and available at MAC if you’re interested!
Strobe is actually a color story that’s somewhat near and dear to my heart because it contains the Tinted Lip Conditioner Sticks.
A little history…..
My first venture into MAC was during the Sweetie Cake release and at the time they had offered Lip Conditioner Sticks and I had purchased one in the color pink resort. It had become a true favorite of mine and I toted it around everywhere. I’ve had to replace it three times since purchasing it by seeking it out on E-bay and paying way above retail for it.
My faithful friend, Pink Resort!
When MAC released Strobe I was over the moon at the prospect of getting my hands on new Lip Conditioners. I know a few people have ranted that they are sheer and just not worth the price and such but for me they are gold. I really love the natural look they give plus the moisturizing benefit alone is well worth the cost.
As you can see the packaging differs slightly from the previous release of lip conditioners! I’m really liking the new packaging which is on the right hand side!
I must admit that this year’s releases aren’t nearly as pigmented as my Pink Resort but I’m still loving the colors and the formula!
Strobe Current, Strobe Rays, and Strobe Kiss
If you’re a big lover of smoothing your lips down with balms, chapstick, or just one for loving a very smooth, moisturizing lip treatment this may very well be what you seek! I seriously have a bad habit of not touching up lipstick and gloss so I throw one of these in my purse for quick touch ups. They make my lips feel great plus I’m not completely bare lipped!
Strobe is definately something you might want to check out! I’m pretty curious about the cream which promises to revive and refresh dull, tired skin!
Strobe is available now at MAC!
Want anything from this color collection?
Love lip conditioners?
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The Muse’s mate Gezebel has gotten her Fafi Tote from MAC!
Click over and have a look!
I figure Gez can fit herself, her keys, her cosmetics, and maybe the kitchen sink in her new Fafi Tote!
Enjoy the awesome bag my friend!
I failed to mention in my previous dribble and babble post (Click!) about MAC Fafi that I purchased Cash Flow Paint Pot!
All you evil, evil people convinced me I was doing an injustice to MAC by not purchasing at least one paint pot!
Staring at the array of paint pots on display with the Fafi goodies I heard each of you in the back of my head chanting and urging me to buy all six (god I’m so sick!) but I decided that I don’t like them and I stuck to my guns on that however, somehow, someway Cash Flow did end up in my cart and I hold each of you accountable!
It’s a rather nice shade though isn’t it?
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