November 3, 2016

MAC Sweet Vision Magic Dust Powder Review & Swatches

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MAC Sweet Vision Magic Dust Powder ($28) is one of two, limited edition is a new hybrid formula that’s part blush, part highlighter, and all must have. I just ordered two more pots of this because I never want to be without it and I think you NEED it too.


Let’s take a look at my review and swatches!


MAC Sweet Vision Magic Dust Powder is a described as a “translucent ultra-fine, light-catching pearlescent powder for face, neck and dΓ©colletΓ©”. I think most users will see this and think of it was a MAC Skinfinish but it isn’t anything like the smoother, baked consistency of that formula. I was terribly excited that it’s pigmented enough to work as a blush especially since the shade, Sweet Vision, is a gorgeous golden pink with gold shimmer! It quite reminds me of some of my favorite shades of blush like NARS Orgasm, Benefit Bella Bamba, Bare Minerals The Natural High, yeah…so, as you can see I have a slight addiction to golden peachy pinks! It’s not a dupe but it quite reminded me of my beloved MAC Stereo Rose.

This is part of MAC’s Nutcracker Sweet Collection for Holiday 2016 and comes in a special edition hot pink and gold compact. I really loved this year’s theme and colors. Everything about it was very cute and festive! Did you see the MAC Nutcracker Lipstick Kits? They are adorable! This compact holds a generous 0.29 oz of product and since a little goes a long way, it’ll be around for a while.



The texture of the powder is soft and almost a bit flaky but very smooth and silky. The shimmer is sometimes a no go or most people and even on myself sometimes worry that it accentuates my drier areas (or pores if you have them) but this actually buffs out to a perfect luminosity. It lights my entire face up but not with a disco-ball shimmer or sparkle! The glow is refined and beautiful and the shimmer isn’t one to cling to drier or less than smooth areas on my face. The color wears excellent as well as I applied it at 6:30 AM and it lasted until well after 10PM.

You do have to be careful with this one as it is quite pigmented so a little goes a long way. Apply a small amount, buff, buff, buff, and apply more if needed!

MAC Sweet Vision Magic Dust Powder is one of the very few products that I would advise getting a backup of. I purchased one and quickly grabbed two more before they sell out. I can’t Muse Approve this one enough. The beautiful color and gorgeous glow it provides is positively swoon worthy.

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About the Muse

Isabella MuseIsabella is just an average everyday geeky girl who doesn’t blend her eyeshadow correctly, wears too much blush, and hopes she never finds her holy grail products because she likes the thrill of the chase so much. Her mission is to bring you super honest reviews on makeup, skincare, fragrance and all things beauty. She’s in no way an expert on the topic and she sure as hell isn’t a super model. But she’s passionate about makeup and is seeking like-minded individuals that like pina coladas, getting caught in the rain, and ones that enjoy spending hundreds of dollars at Sephora without feeling buyer’s remorse. If you’re that person feel free to reach out and leave a comment or follow me on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and Bloglovin‘.

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  • Jen R

    Got this the other day and I love it! Even though it’s a little warm toned for me, it’s so beautiful and has such a lovely sheen that I think I’ll be able to make it work with a lot of different looks.

  • Dena mcclure

    Just ordered it and a few other goodies–pigements. Love Mac pigments.

  • Katherine T.

    I got this and it is SO pretty!! The swatch doesn’t do it justice, such pretty shimmer. I didn’t order a backup as it’s .29 oz, and it’s so pigmented, you only need a little. I can’t believe you got 3 of these! LOL, well it is very pretty on you, and you’ll have enough until the apocalypse

    • Isabella Muse

      AGREED! the swatch does not do it justice at all πŸ˜€ I couldn’t help it, I was so worried it would disappear and I’d never see it again lol! I rarely buy backups but this was one I had to have πŸ˜€ hahaha I hope so!

  • Carol G

    Dang it, Muse! I caved and bought this. Although I will say that the pic on the Nordstrom site looks nothing like your pic. So the first time I looked at these when the collection launched I was like meh. But you pic/swatch and review swayed me!

    • Isabella Muse

      promo images..MEH burp! πŸ™‚ they always look bad! I hope you love it Carol! lmk what you think?

  • Pam

    What a glowing review (ha ha). I wasn’t looking at this before, but now I must rethink.

  • Shana

    Maaaaan I’ve been wanting one of these so bad! Being broke is not conducive with makeup lol.

  • Lisa

    Can you tell me what lipstick you’re wearing here? It looks beautiful on you!

    • Isabella Muse

      Not really Dana, it’s a little more pigmented and the color is a bit warmer and peachier! The colors are similar but not dupes of each other.

  • Shannon

    I scored this for 40% in the goodbyes section of Mac counter at Nordstrom yesterday! Wearing it now and it’s GORGEOUS!!
    (Also the Trolls collection was 60% off and I scored the Play it Proper highlight which is beautiful highlight on the very top of my cheekbone with this blush)

  • Yui

    OMG Muse I finally pulled this one out last week and used it nonstop (been kept in new condition for so long) and WOW!!! You’re right! This one is SOOOOOOOOOOO good!!! I love this one wayyyy better than Nars orgasm!!
    The texture is just unbeatable! Love how it shows on me & last really long time!! Happy dance!
    (Now I need to force myself to use other blushes I have opened…ahhhhhhh!!!!)

    • Isabella Muse

      Isn’t it amazing!? I hope they bring it back! I love it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! πŸ˜€

          • YUI

            Exactly!! I wish they could launch a whole collection with the same formula, that would be awesome!