Monday, June 17th, 2013

MAC Barbados Girl Lustre Drops
MAC Barbados Girl Lustre Drops

MAC Barbados Girl Lustre Drops ($20.00 for 0.60 fl. oz.) is described as a “rose gold bronzer.” It is a warm-toned, coppery bronze with a frosted shimmer-sheen. Blended out, it will add a coppery warmth to the skin along with flecks of golden copper shimmer and sparkle. Illamasqua Supernatural is slightly warmer/darker but still similar–it is a cream formula, so it is also more similar than a powder product would be. MAC Sun Rush is lighter, more golden, less coppery. See comparison swatches.

The texture is thinner than lotion, thicker than water; and it sheers out easily and quickly. The consistency makes it work well mixed with moisturizer or liquid/cream foundation. It can also be patted onto the skin with fingertips, sponge, or brush. To test the wear, I patted it along the top of my cheek bone with my fingertip and then lightly blended it with a fan brush. It did emphasize my pores slightly; enough to be noticeable but not so much that I felt self-conscious.  The wear with Lustre Drops does depend on how they’re used, as mixing with foundation or moisturizer makes it harder to tell when it “stops” wearing well (since everything is so mixed together, it seems to wear as long as the foundation would).  In the past, when used as a cheek highlighter or color, they’ve worn between eight and nine hours.  I’m wearing Barbados Girl today, so I’ll check in when I’ve wrapped up testing (so far so good).

The RiRi Hearts MAC summer collection will launch June 18th at noon EST exclusively online for North America; June 20th exclusively online for international.

The Glossover

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product

Barbados Girl

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Product

9/10

Pigmentation

10/10

Texture

9/10

Longevity

8.5/10

Application

4/5

Results
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MAC Barbados Girl Lustre Drops
MAC Barbados Girl Lustre Drops

MAC Barbados Girl Lustre Drops
MAC Barbados Girl Lustre Drops

MAC Barbados Girl Lustre Drops
MAC Barbados Girl Lustre Drops

MAC Barbados Girl Lustre Drops
MAC Barbados Girl Lustre Drops

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26 thoughts on “MAC Barbados Girl Lustre Drops Review, Photos, & Swatches

  1. Ok…now it’s official. I’ll be trying to get these with the 2 lippies I’m getting! Then I’m official done with this collection…not interested in the stuff later this year

  2. Profile wp-user-avatar wp-user-avatar-60 alignnone photo of Rad Rad

    Ooo, this might be on my wishlist! The rose gold colour is so pretty. I just hope it doesn’t sell out too fast.

  3. OoOh!! I really like the look of the lustre drops!!

    I definitely want to try a liquid highlighter!

  4. Profile wp-user-avatar wp-user-avatar-60 alignnone photo of Abigail abigailod

    Christine, is it more shimmery or frosty, say compared to a Extra Dimension skinfinish (metallic)?

  5. beck

    its cute but i just got the golden elixir strobe lotion :/

  6. Profile wp-user-avatar wp-user-avatar-60 alignnone photo of Hazel Hazel Fermin

    Hi, I love it but it’s hard to get the limited edition items here in Manila. I hope I can get the lippies…Thanks for the reviews. I love what you do.

  7. Samiha

    What foundation are you wearing? =)

  8. I think this is a lovely product and it would look amazing on medium and darker skintones. I would stipple it on over the high planes of the face. Such a sucker for products like this. They just give you that bit extra glow.

  9. SAM

    Hi Christine do you believe Barbados girl would show up on med-dark skin? Ive been on the hunt for a bronzy glow! for reference Iam an NC44 and I wear the MSF natural in med-deep. Thank you

  10. I really like the Lustre Drops, but I’m sure this shade would be too dark for me.

  11. Profile wp-user-avatar wp-user-avatar-60 alignnone photo of Amanda Amanda

    Can you recommend this for pale skins? (I’m NW15)

  12. Jam

    Christine, do you think this will look good in NC30 skin tone? I can’t seem to distinguish if it’s any similar to Sun Rush.

  13. Profile wp-user-avatar wp-user-avatar-60 alignnone photo of Linda Linda

    What a lovely bronzer! But I guess it’s too orange for lighter skin types ):

  14. This is lovely on you :)

  15. YH

    How does this compare to Golden Elixir?