Happy MAC Monday bellas,
Limited editions are the paradox of my being. I know I don’t NEED them, but I WANT all of them. It doesn’t help that MAC has a never-ending stream of collections being launched multiple times every month. MAC collections are the ones I look most forward to. Sure, they’re not as exclusive as the likes of Chanel and Dior, but they are super fun and have a lot of inspiration behind it. Well most of the time. These 3 limited edition MAC powders I’m showing you today have been acquired over the last few months because I caved in to my desires. Has this ever happened to you?
MAC Flamingo Park Beauty Powder in Pearl Blossom
This wasn’t an impulse buy. This collection made it into stores and for a month I would go into the MAC store to swatch the powder and a few other items. Not having any money at the time, that was the closest I got. I received an message from Edgars close to payday giving me an extra R50 to spend for that weekend only. That in conjunction with my existing points meant I only paid R128 for this baby.
So what is a beauty powder? My initial thought was that it was a finishing powder to set your makeup. After swatching it and noticing it had a pearlescent sheen, I assumed it was a highlighter. But it can be used for all of the above plus anywhere else you want to put it. I really like the texture of these beauty powders. They are so finely milled and when dusted lightly on the skin give an illuminated from within glow. They are smooth and long-lasting, not at all chalky and very minimal fallout. Pearl Blossom is a soft pink and because of my skin tone I can pull it off as being a highlighter. I’ve used it as an eyeshadow and a lipstick topper and I am in love. This retailed for R260 for 10g.
MAC Star Trek Trip the Light Fantastic Powder in Strange New Worlds
Boy that’s a mouthful for an earthling like me. I’ve never been a fan of Star Trek *waving white flag in surrender*, but I was hypnotized the moment I laid eyes on this collection. The outer packaging is very simple with the black compact only having the Star Trek logo on the front. The powders and lipsticks however, are swirled in the most gorgeous colours it’s enthralling. I wanted so many items from this collection but the prices were crazy. I finally settled on the Strange New Worlds powder thinking I could use it as a highlighter. I must say it was much more orange than I expected it to be but I was also surprised at how much I liked it. It applies sheerly but can be built up very easily. It doubles as a shimmer blush as well as a highlighter. It’s not as finely milled as the beauty powder but there is minimal fallout and it doesn’t feel chunky on the skin. It looks better the longer it is on and lasts the entire day. This retailed for R430 for 10g.
MAC It’s a Strike Pearlmatte Face Powder in Trophy
I’m ashamed to say that this purchase was solely for the gorgeous embossing. I never intended to dip my brush into the powder but something gave in. As I was taking photo’s for the blog, I swirled my finger around the entire compact to get a swatch and the compact went from cute to gory in a matter of seconds. The next day I decided to wear the powder as a highlighter and swirled a fluffy brush in the compact to pick up product. All the mess disappeared because the colours didn’t mix with each other and now I have my cute embossing back. The red stripes on the pins are just over spray so they’re gone for good. What’s left is a primarily white powder with a dash of pink and green undertones that catch when the light hits. Mixed together this is too light as a highlighter for my complexion. I either focus on the pink and green parts to highlight my cheekbones, or a mix to highlight my brow bone and the inner corner of my eye. The powder formula is very similar to the beauty powder. Soft, pigmented and leaves a sheen finish on the skin. This retails for R270 for 10g and is still available on the MAC Cosmetics website.
There will always be a special place in my heart for MAC MSF’s but venturing into this new domain of powders is exciting territory. I’m looking forward to the upcoming collections from MAC, especially the holiday ones. The coveted MAC Whisper of Guilt is said to be making a comeback and I’d like to know what all the hype is about. I’m hoping we get the MAC Taraji collection before then as well so I can get my hands on those MSF’s suited to deeper skin tones like mine.
The MAC Selena collection and the new liptensity lipsticks just launched online so check that out if you were waiting for them. I wanted the Selena lipsticks but it doesn’t seem like we got them *sobs quietly*. All this talk of new collections is getting my wallet all jittery in my handbag. Think I need to get a second job to satisfy this obsession of mine.
Talking about obsessions. Have you checked out the GIVEAWAY I’m currently running. There’s just two days left to stand a chance to indulge your own desires so good luck.