MAC Glow Rida Beauty Powder ($27.00 for 0.35 oz.) is described as a “beige.” It’s a light-medium peach with warm, orange undertones and a fine pearl, plus larger sparkle. Cle de Peau Sand Beige (13) (P, $55.00) is more shimmery, darker (90% similar). Smashbox Shimmer (LE) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Clinique Nude Glow (P, $27.00) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Colour Pop Highly Waisted (P, $8.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). Burberry London With Love (LE, $68.00) is darker (85% similar). Rouge Bunny Rouge Goddess (P, $48.00) is more shimmery, darker (85% similar). NYX Narcissistic (P, $9.00) is lighter (85% similar). Charlotte Tilbury Norman Parkinson (LE, $32.00) is more shimmery (85% similar). Looxi Beauty Honeychild (P, $7.50) is more shimmery, darker (80% similar). MAC How Beautiful (LE, $22.00) is darker (80% similar). Givenchy Ambre Saison (P, $52.00) is less shimmery, darker (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.
Beauty Powders “can be applied as a highlight, soft blush, or overall finish,” according to MAC. The way you might use a particular shade of Beauty Powder very often depends on what your skin tone is. The powder’s consistency was a little firmer with a slight chalkiness, and with the larger sparkly bits, it just wasn’t as smooth or as finely-milled in feel. It blended out fairly well on the skin and yielded a soft sheen, but there are sparkles that sit on the skin, so if you aren’t a fan of that, you might want to look elsewhere. The color lasted for eight hours before fading along the edges.