MAC Alpha Girl Beauty Powder ($25.00 for 0.35 oz.) is a pale pinky coral with a very subtle satin sheen. I found it was more pigmented when I applied it to cheeks (I used MAC’s 116 brush) than when I attempted to swatch it on my arm. My “heavy” swatch was rather dismal, but it was better on cheeks. Alpha Girl was a touch powdery, and I felt that it made my cheeks look a little dry.
The powder itself is very soft, so it blends out easily, and the softness of the color makes it difficult to overdo. Beauty Powders typically wear eight hours or so on me, but it is often hard to tell since the majority are so subtle!
I’ve always loved how much product you get in a beauty powder, though, because it’s nearly double the size of your average blush, but it’s not double the price! These beauty powders are packaged in traditional all-black MAC packaging and include a mirror inside the compact.
This shade debuted in the Heatherette collection (back in ’08), so long-time MAC fans will want to peruse their stash of beauty powders to check if they already have this one.