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MAC x Mariah Carey Touch My Body Loose Powder

01/06

MAC Touch My Body Iridescent Powder/Loose

MAC Touch My Body Iridescent Powder/Loose

MAC Touch My Body Iridescent Powder/Loose

MAC Touch My Body Iridescent Powder/Loose

MAC Touch My Body Iridescent Powder/Loose

MAC Touch My Body Iridescent Powder/Loose

Touch My Body

MAC Mariah Carey Touch My Body Loose Powder ($39.50 for 0.51 oz.) is a medium-dark, rosy copper with flecks of lighter and darker copper sparkle. It was sheer, almost translucent, but it was surprisingly buildable–I applied it to my cheeks and expected more of a highlighting effect, but it actually yielded color and coverage. I thought the color was nearly identical to My Mimi but applied a lot better as it was more even.

When applied with the included pouf, it had sheerer, more all-over coverage, while applied with a tapered highlighting brush, it gave subtle color and moderate luminosity. As a cheek highlighter, it lasted for just over eight hours before fading. As this product is not yet released, there was not much on it with respect to concrete claims, so the rating is based on what most loose, highlighting powders are designed to do (as well as what I remember MAC’s Iridescent/Loose Powder, which this one seems to be similar to–described as a highlighter with a “subtle glaze of colour”). I’ll be checking for any additional/different claims when the product releases online.

9
Product
10
Pigmentation
9
Texture
8.5
Longevity
5
Application
92%
Total
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MAC x Mariah Carey You’ve Got Me Feeling Blush

01/06

MAC You've Got Me Feeling Powder Blush

MAC You've Got Me Feeling Powder Blush

MAC You've Got Me Feeling Powder Blush

MAC You've Got Me Feeling Powder Blush

MAC You've Got Me Feeling Powder Blush

MAC You've Got Me Feeling Powder Blush

You've Got Me Feeling

MAC Sweet Sweet Fantasy Blush ($24.00 for 0.21 oz.) is a bright, medium fuchsia pink with cool, blue undertones and a satin finish. The texture was incredibly stiff, which made it a challenge to get product off of the pan’s surface just to swatch–I had to scrape at it to dislodge powder and get enough to show up on my skin at all.

I used a paper towel to rub against the surface to break it down further, which helped to a small degree, but it was not one of MAC’s best showings–and they can do a bright pink like this! Unsurprisingly, it was hard to diffuse and blend out the edges, as the color adhered strongly wherever it initially landed but did not want to spread from there. The finish was glowing without being overtly shimmery, and if you work with it long enough, it can look nice on. This shade started to fade after seven and a half hours on me.

Ingredients

TALC, OCTYLDODECYL STEAROYL STEARATE, ZINC STEARATE, ISOSTEARYL NEOPENTANOATE, TOCOPHERYL ACETATE, CAPRYLYL GLYCOL, HEXYLENE GLYCOL, PHENOXYETHANOL. MAY CONTAIN: SILICA, MICA, TITANIUM DIOXIDE (CI 77891), IRON OXIDES (CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499), BISMUTH OXYCHLORIDE (CI 77163), BLUE 1 LAKE (CI 42090), CARMINE (CI 75470), CHROMIUM HYDROXIDE GREEN (CI 77289), CHROMIUM OXIDE GREENS (CI 77288), FERRIC FERROCYANIDE (CI 77510), MANGANESE VIOLET (CI 77742), RED 6 (CI 15850), RED 6 LAKE (CI 15850), RED 7 LAKE (CI 15850), RED 28 LAKE (CI 45410), RED 30 LAKE (CI 73360), ULTRAMARINES (CI 77007), YELLOW 5 LAKE (CI 19140), YELLOW 6 LAKE (CI 15985).

MAC x Mariah Carey Sweet Sweet Fantasy Blush

01/06

MAC Sweet Sweet Fantasy Powder Blush

MAC Sweet Sweet Fantasy Powder Blush

MAC Sweet Sweet Fantasy Powder Blush

MAC Sweet Sweet Fantasy Powder Blush

MAC Sweet Sweet Fantasy Powder Blush

MAC Sweet Sweet Fantasy Powder Blush

Sweet Sweet Fantasy

MAC Sweet Sweet Fantasy Blush ($24.00 for 0.21 oz.) is a bright, medium pink-coral with warm undertones and a semi-matte finish. It had semi-opaque, buildable color payoff with a soft, slightly firmer texture. It was firm enough that there wasn’t any powdery excess when I patted my brush against the surface, but it wasn’t so firm that it was difficult to get color onto the brush or to blend out on the skin. The blush blended out fairly easily, though it was not the most effortless coral blush I’ve come across, so I do recommend building up and diffusing as you go. It wore well for eight and a half hours on me before fading.

Ingredients

TALC, OCTYLDODECYL STEAROYL STEARATE, ZINC STEARATE, ISOSTEARYL NEOPENTANOATE, TOCOPHERYL ACETATE, CAPRYLYL GLYCOL, HEXYLENE GLYCOL, PHENOXYETHANOL. MAY CONTAIN: SILICA, MICA, TITANIUM DIOXIDE (CI 77891), IRON OXIDES (CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499), BISMUTH OXYCHLORIDE (CI 77163), BLUE 1 LAKE (CI 42090), CARMINE (CI 75470), CHROMIUM HYDROXIDE GREEN (CI 77289), CHROMIUM OXIDE GREENS (CI 77288), FERRIC FERROCYANIDE (CI 77510), MANGANESE VIOLET (CI 77742), RED 6 (CI 15850), RED 6 LAKE (CI 15850), RED 7 LAKE (CI 15850), RED 28 LAKE (CI 45410), RED 30 LAKE (CI 73360), ULTRAMARINES (CI 77007), YELLOW 5 LAKE (CI 19140), YELLOW 6 LAKE (CI 15985).

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MAC x Mariah Carey My Mimi Extra Dimension Skinfinish

01/06

MAC My Mimi Extra Dimension Skinfinish

MAC My Mimi Extra Dimension Skinfinish

MAC My Mimi Extra Dimension Skinfinish

MAC My Mimi Extra Dimension Skinfinish

MAC My Mimi Extra Dimension Skinfinish

MAC My Mimi Extra Dimension Skinfinish

My Mimi

MAC My Mimi Extra Dimension Skinfinish ($45.50 for 0.35 oz.) is a medium copper with warm, brownish undertones and a gold, sparkly finish. It had semi-opaque, buildable coverage, but the texture was drier and more prone to separating–perhaps the larger bits of sparkle strewn through the powder were the issue. It took more effort to blend and diffuse the edges, as the color looked somewhat patchy initially. I don’t typically have issues blending out this formula, so I was rather surprised by the application of this shade on the skin. It lasted for eight hours before fading on me (out of the 10 the brand promises for this formula).

The price seems unusually high; regular Extra Dimension Skinfinishes are $33.00 for 0.31 oz., and while it’s not unusual for MAC to up-charge for collaborations by a bit, it’s usually a $1-4, not over $10. It seems like it is the result of the design of the powder itself, which is intricate to be sure, but I’m still surprised by the increase in price overall! I wish the product was better, too, because I know that this was one of the “star” products in the launch, to at least make the price more justifiable. It did seem, to my memory, that the price increases across most of the products in this collection were higher than normal (compared to past collaborations).

My Mimi
My Mimi
8
Product
8.5
Pigmentation
7.5
Texture
8.5
Longevity
4
Application
81%
Total

Makeup Geek Psychedelic Highlighter

01/07

Makeup Geek Psychedelic Highlighter

Makeup Geek Psychedelic Highlighter

Makeup Geek Psychedelic Highlighter

Makeup Geek Psychedelic Highlighter

Makeup Geek Psychedelic Highlighter

Makeup Geek Psychedelic Highlighter

Makeup Geek Psychedelic Highlighter

Psychedelic

Makeup Geek Psychedelic Highlighter ($20.00 for 0.25 oz.) is a very light, nearly-white base with a gold to pink duochrome finish. I did detect the duochrome with this shade, both swatched and applied to the skin. It had a tendency to look starker and lighter against my skin tone (despite it being designed for medium skin tones) straight on–almost ashy–but then very pretty and reflective at an angle, as it looked pinker. I found it more wearable when paired with a blush than on its own since it seemed to lighten the area on its own. I expect this to be more wearable on lighter skin tones, though.

According to Makeup Geek, the formula is supposed to be “super-smooth” and “incredibly pigmented.” The powder had a thicker feel to it, though it also seemed a little looser in the pan compared to the other shades. It had nearly opaque pigmentation that blended out well, and though it looked a little dusty swatched, it did not appear dry or dusty on the skin. I would say the finish of this shade was less reflective/shiny compared to most of the shades in the range, so it would be one to look for if you wanted something more moderate in sheen. It wore well for just over eight hours on me before fading noticeably.

Ingredients

Triethylhexanoin, Magnesium Myristate, Silica, Boron Nitride, Phenoxyethanol, Ethylhexylglycerin. May Contain: Mica (CI 77019), Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Tin Oxide (CI 77861), Iron Oxides (CI 77499, CI 77491, CI 77492), Carmine (CI 75470)

9
Product
10
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
8.5
Longevity
5
Application
91%
Total

ColourPop Strapped Super Shock Cheek

01/05

Colour Pop Strapped Super Shock Cheek

Colour Pop Strapped Super Shock Cheek

Colour Pop Strapped Super Shock Cheek

Colour Pop Strapped Super Shock Cheek

Colour Pop Strapped Super Shock Cheek

Strapped

ColourPop Strapped Super Shock Cheek ($8.00 for 0.15 oz.) is a muted, medium peach with warm, brown undertones and a hint of pink paired with a pearlized finish. The texture was smooth, thin, emollient (felt almost wet when I touched it with my fingertip), and blendable, which made it easy to spread across the skin.

It had good pigmentation when applied with fingertips and more semi-sheer, buildable coverage when used with a brush (which is as described). When I tested it, the blush lasted for nine hours on me before fading slightly. It’s the type of color that is better for highlighting on medium and darker skin tones but will work as a light bronzy color on fairer skin tones.

Ingredients

DIMETHICONE, SYNTHETIC FLUORPHLOGOPITE, TRIMETHYLSILOXYSILICATE, ISONONYL ISONONANOATE, DIMETHICONE CROSSPOLYMER, OCTOCRYLENE, ETHYLHEXYL METHOXYCINNAMATE, ETHYLHEXYL ISONONANOATE, ISOPROPYL MYRISTATE, VINYL DIMETHICONE/METHICONE SILSESQUIOXANE CROSSPOLYMER, BUTYL METHOXYDIBENZOYLMETHANE, ETHYLHEXYL SALICYLATE, PHENOXYETHANOL, STEARALKONIUM HECTORITE, ETHYLHEXYLGLYCERIN, TIN OXIDE, SILICA, PROPYLENE CARBONATE, IRON OXIDES (CI 77491) MICA (CI 77019) TITANIUM DIOXIDE (CI 77891).

Strapped
Strapped
A

Limited Edition

9.5
Product
10
Pigmentation
9
Texture
9.5
Longevity
5
Application
96%
Total