MAC Moonlight Beauty Powder
MAC Moonlight Beauty Powder ($70.00 for TBA oz.) is described as a “translucent powder with small sized fine pearls.” It’s a light beige with subtle, warm yellow undertones and a nearly-matte finish. This seemed more like a sheer pressed powder for someone fairer than I, as it proceeded to give me a chalky, ghostly cast that was as unflattering as it sounds. I couldn’t use it on my medium skin-tone, and when applied, it mattified but didn’t smooth or diffuse the look of pores or the skin’s natural texture and made my skin appear dull as it went very matte.
Beauty Powders are an interesting MAC beast, because they really come in all forms, and it seems to be more of a catch-all for “powders we want to put out for face.” A lot of them are light or pale, sheer to semi-sheer, while others have had a little more oomph and sheen to them (more like highlighters or a stronger finishing powder). I can’t detect the shimmer or pearl in it on the skin at all. The texture is firmer with a dry, dustiness that collects together but doesn’t diffuse as readily as a finer, silkier powder would. It comes in a large compact (but I don’t know how much is in it) with fabric on the exterior lid (which is pretty but may not withstand much abuse or dirt). It is a sheer, light beige powder that seems suitable only for fair complexions who are looking for a powder that will totally mattify skin. I wore it, and it seemed to keep my face looking flat and matte for eight hours (I have normal-to-dry skin, mostly normal at this time).