MAC Light Sunshine Beauty Powder Swatches, Photos, Review

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.

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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

Beauty Powder
MAC
$22.00/0.35 oz.

87%

Average

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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).

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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.

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!

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

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