MAC Glow Rida Beauty Powder Review, Photos, Swatches

MAC Glow Rida Beauty Powder
MAC Glow Rida Beauty Powder

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. Hourglass Surreal Strobe Light (LE, $40.00) is lighter (95% similar). MAC She's a Rainbow (LE, $34.00) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Clinique Nude Glow (P, $27.00) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). NARS Give In Take Blush II (LE, ) is more shimmery (90% similar). Smashbox Shimmer (LE, ) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). ColourPop Highly Waisted (P, $8.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). Chanel Warm Gold (20) (P, $58.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). ColourPop Taffy (LE, $8.00) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Cle de Peau Sand Beige (13) (P, $55.00) is more shimmery, darker (90% similar). Burberry London With Love (LE, $68.00) is darker (85% similar). NABLA Cosmetics Privilege (P, $26.00) is more shimmery, lighter, cooler (85% similar). NYX Narcissistic (P, $9.00) is lighter (85% similar). Rouge Bunny Rouge Goddess (P, $48.00) is more shimmery, darker (85% similar). Charlotte Tilbury Norman Parkinson (LE, $32.00) is more shimmery (85% similar). Givenchy Ambre Saison (P, $52.00) is less shimmery, darker (80% similar). MAC How Beautiful (LE, $22.00) is darker (80% similar). Looxi Beauty Honeychild (P, $7.50) is more 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.

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MAC Glow Rida Beauty Powder
MAC Glow Rida Beauty Powder

MAC Glow Rida Beauty Powder
MAC Glow Rida Beauty Powder

MAC Glow Rida Beauty Powder
MAC Glow Rida Beauty Powder

MAC Glow Rida Beauty Powder
MAC Glow Rida Beauty Powder

MAC Play It Proper Beauty Powder
MAC Play It Proper Beauty Powder

MAC Play It Proper Beauty Powder
MAC Play It Proper Beauty Powder

MAC Play It Proper Beauty Powder
MAC Play It Proper Beauty Powder

MAC Glow Rida Beauty Powder
MAC Glow Rida Beauty Powder

MAC Glow Rida Beauty Powder
MAC Glow Rida Beauty Powder

Beauty Powder
MAC
$22.00/0.35 oz.

87%

Average

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Makeup Look
On face:
  • Tarte Rainforest of the Sea Foundation
  • Laura Mercier Translucent Loose Setting Powder
On eyes:
  • MAC Sun's Out
  • Buns Out Eyeshadow
  • MAC Chartreuse Pigment
  • MAC Atlantic Blue Eyeshadow
  • Sephora Fairytale Eyeliner
On lips:
  • MAC Bubble Butt Lipglass
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Christine Mielke is the editor-in-chief and has been reviewing products for over 14 years.

She has normal-to-dry skin with occasional dryness on cheeks and nose. She has a light plus skintone with subtle, warmer yellow undertones (view her foundation matches here).

Learn more about her review process here.

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I was looking for swatches of this beauty powder like, this morning!! So glad I found it here. I’m definitely going to pick this up along with the blue lipstick (which I think is called midnight troll?). Not sure how I’m going to use it, but it looks pretty. And I can’t deny that I also want it because of the packaging since I’m a collector and I suck at resisting cute mac items. ?

It’s funny how the beauty powders are so hit-or-miss. It’s almost like they are just a catch-all for anything that’s not quite as pigmented as a blush, but not quite as dazzling as MSF, etc. Pearl Sunshine and Pearl Blossom are fabulous, but Alpha Girl was so bad I returned it. I was hoping this would be a good one but I will definitely pass on chalky with sparkles ?

Haha! I hear you, Julia. I sometimes feel the same, because the formula isn’t consistent and can be sheerer/more pigmented, but they do tend to be very light and sheerer.

From the looks of the packaging, I was expecting a hot pink beauty powder, but it’s a pretty subtle color. I can see it being used as highlighter or finishing powder

I think this will be a Collection to buy just because of the packaging. I am collecting Mac so I like Special packaging and the product itself does not have to be usefull. But if the products Are good it is definitely a plus.

It doesn’t look bad at all! But because I already have Nyx Narcissistic and Colourpop Highly Waisted, I’m covered for this.

that packaging is beyond adorable! I’m so disappointed that it didn’t feel finely milled/smooth… But it’s just too cute to pass up! (ok maybe it isn’t…I’m still debating with myself lol)

what is your favorite way to use this particular shade of beauty powder? These products have always kind of confused me. IS it a good setting powder on you? or an overall highlight?

Christine! So happy to see you are already reviewing this collection! ?

I have loved trolls since I was a little girl and I had bride and groom trolls as my wedding cake topper when I got married 24 years ago so I was stupid excited (I know, even at my age) when I saw the first sneak peek at this collection. ?

Even though I am not sure how much I will actually use the products it’s good to know which ones are worth buying, even if I am really only buying for the packaging. ?

Had it been finely milled and not chalky I would have bought it, but as it is, it’s a no. Pity I think it would have made a pretty blush for me, a barely there one with unexpected shimmer. Almost talked mysef into geting it there. Must be strong and resist!

Christine,

Would this be too dark for fair skin(nw15-ish)? How would you recommend using it on light skin? Or do you think Play it Proper would be a better choice? I can’t decide!

Thanks!

I bought this mac glow rida beauty powder because i’m a sucker for cute packaging… i have fair skin and have no idea how i can make use of it… any advise? thank you

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