Friday, April 22nd, 2011

MAC Light Sunshine Beauty Powder
MAC Light Sunshine Beauty Powder

MAC Fashion Flower: Light Sunshine Beauty Powder

MAC Light Sunshine Beauty Powder ($25.00 for 0.35 oz.) is described as a “pastel neutral pink with soft gold and pink sparkles.” This shade has a lot more of a sheen in its finish compared to Alpha Girl, which looks nearly matte on skin. The color is a very pale, light pink. It’s more like a white-washed pink, because it is quite light. It is, however, rather pigmented, but also noticeably powdery because of the paleness of the base color.
It doesn’t work well on my medium skin tone, because it lightens my cheeks instead of brightening them. I think those with light and pale skin tones would like it as a subtle highlighter or finishing powder (if used with a light hand), but it may be ashy on deeper skin tones.

Light Sunshine definitely reminded me of Play It Proper (Stylishly Yours, ’10), though Play It Proper is a smidgen lighter and more cool-toned, but on, I think those differences are downplayed. It also seems comparable to Flower Mist Dew (Emanuel Ungaro, ’08) but more pigmented.

The Glossover

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product

Light Sunshine

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I could see those with lighter skin tones liking this best. I would recommend those with deeper skin tones check it out in person before buying, because it looks like it would turn ashy.

Product

8/10

Pigmentation

9.5/10

Texture

8/10

Longevity

9/10

Application

4/5

Results
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MAC Light Sunshine Beauty Powder
MAC Light Sunshine Beauty Powder

MAC Light Sunshine Beauty Powder
MAC Light Sunshine Beauty Powder

MAC Light Sunshine Beauty Powder
MAC Light Sunshine Beauty Powder

MAC Light Sunshine Beauty Powder
MAC Light Sunshine Beauty Powder

MAC Light Sunshine Beauty Powder
MAC Light Sunshine Beauty Powder

MAC Light Sunshine Beauty Powder
MAC Light Sunshine Beauty Powder

Product & Review FAQ

What makeup are you wearing?

MAC Spread the Wealth Big Bounce Eyeshadow, MAC Lucky Green Eyeshadow, MAC Groundcover Eyeshadow, MAC Bows & Curtseys Eyeshadow, MAC Fresh Daisy Eyeshadow, Burberry Trench Eyeshadow, MAC Tealo Eyeliner, MAC Green is Green Mascara, MAC Light Sunshine Beauty Powder, MAC Ever Hip Lipstick, Make Up For Ever HD Foundation, Burberry Pressed Powder.

Where can I purchase Light Sunshine? How much is it?

MAC Cosmetics on April 28th, $25.00.

Is it limited edition?

Yes.

Any dupes?

Light Sunshine definitely reminded me of Play It Proper (Stylishly Yours, '10), though Play It Proper is a smidgen lighter and more cool-toned, but on, I think those differences are downplayed. It also seems comparable to Flower Mist Dew (Emanuel Ungaro, '08) but more pigmented.

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31 thoughts on “MAC Light Sunshine Beauty Powder Swatches, Photos, Review

  1. Emily

    Hey Christine, Is it anything like the Jeanius blush (pink cult I think?)

  2. It actually gives you a fresh look. Not too bad, considering it is such a light color!! I might check it out as I have pale skin :)

  3. Deb

    I don’t think it looks bad on you! I may have to get that one for myself…

  4. Marieke

    Woh! A product that does NOT look good on you :O That’s very rare.. ;)

  5. allie

    Im confused, does this collection come out April 28th or May 5th in stores?

  6. Beste

    i don’t know why but i really like it :D

    what do you wear on ur lips?

  7. Yeah i dont love that on you..it doesnt show up..just looks kinda like a white cast

  8. I’m very pale (NC15), so I might check it out – it might work on me!

    That’s the problem with reviewing blushes and bronzers – they’re so dependant on your specific skin tone. I would look ridiculous trying out a dark bronzer, even if it was the best quality.

  9. This looks so fresh and bright on your face. It looks good, IMO!

  10. Faerie

    I liked Play It Proper on you more but you definitely don’t look like a zombie :D

  11. Tee

    My god… I want this lipstick!!!

  12. Heidi S.

    I might check this out…usually highlighter-types are either too white, too golden, or two glitter (ekk!) for my skin.

  13. Julia

    I’m thinking this might actually look quite good on my NW15 skin. I’m going to have to check it out!

  14. Joanne-Marie

    Is this similar to By candlelight? I couldnt get my hands on by candlelight so is Light sunshine a better alternative?

  15. Carrie Ann

    If I didn’t already have Play It Proper I’d totally want this. It’s lovely.

  16. Salvinia

    Yeah, it’s pretty pale but I still think you can get away with it… or maybe I’m just being fooled into thinking it looks good since the rest of your makeup looks so nice, hahaha!
    Anyway, if it looks that good on you, I know it’ll look awesome on me, the queen of pale!

  17. Bethany

    Ooh, I might have to pick this up as a backup for when my beloved Flower Mist Dew runs out!

  18. Becca

    the colour is gorg in the pan, but I have to force myself to pas. what ood will this actually do me? none.

  19. sanne

    I wanna have this! I love it and i’m very light so i think it will fits me.

  20. Annee

    Hi is it similar to Flower mist dew?it’s my favorite beauty powder:)

  21. hi christine

    how does this compare to the highlight side of benefit’s 10 box powder? tks!

  22. Wow, very pretty powder. It really suits you.

  23. Sam

    Sorry to post this so late, but this collection will launch in the UK next month so I’m researching now to avoid missing anything when it comes out. I’m looking for a good hightlighter for my NW15 complexion, would you choose this over Dior Amber Diamond? – thanks