MAC Shooting Star Opalescent Powder Review & Swatches

01/11

MAC Shooting Star Opalescent Highlighter
MAC Shooting Star Opalescent Highlighter
MAC Shooting Star Opalescent Highlighter
MAC Shooting Star Opalescent Highlighter
MAC Shooting Star Opalescent Highlighter
MAC Shooting Star Opalescent Highlighter
MAC Shooting Star Opalescent Highlighter
MAC Shooting Star Opalescent Highlighter
MAC Shooting Star Opalescent Highlighter
MAC Shooting Star Opalescent Highlighter
MAC Shooting Star Opalescent Highlighter
MAC Shooting Star Opalescent Highlighter
MAC Shooting Star Opalescent Highlighter
MAC Shooting Star Opalescent Highlighter
MAC Shooting Star Opalescent Highlighter
MAC Shooting Star Opalescent Highlighter
MAC Shooting Star Opalescent Highlighter
MAC Shooting Star Opalescent Highlighter
MAC Shooting Star Opalescent Highlighter
MAC Shooting Star Opalescent Highlighter
MAC Shooting Star Opalescent Highlighter
MAC Shooting Star Opalescent Highlighter
MAC Shooting Star Opalescent Highlighter
MAC Shooting Star Opalescent Highlighter
MAC Shooting Star Opalescent Highlighter
MAC Shooting Star Opalescent Highlighter
MAC Shooting Star Opalescent Highlighter
MAC Shooting Star Opalescent Highlighter
MAC Shooting Star Opalescent Highlighter
MAC Shooting Star Opalescent Highlighter
MAC Shooting Star Opalescent Highlighter
MAC Shooting Star Opalescent Highlighter
MAC Shooting Star Opalescent Highlighter

Shooting Star

MAC Shooting Star Opalescent Powder ($36.00 for 0.35 oz.) is a pale lavender with warmer undertones–more pink- than blue-based–with a soft, golden sheen. It had good pigmentation that was buildable to full coverage with less than half of a layer.

The texture was smooth to the touch, soft without being powdery or dusty in the pan, and the powder picked up easily with less-dense brushes. The color applied evenly to bare skin and diffused easily along the edges for a seamless blend. It wore well for eight hours on me before fading visibly.

Ingredients

Talc, Polymethylsilsesquioxane, Octyldodecyl Stearoyl Stearate, Dimethicone, Dimethiconol Stearate, Tocopherol, Ascorbyl Palmitate, Lecithin, Glyceryl Oleate, Polybutene, Silica, Aluminum Hydroxide, Tin Oxide, Calcium Sodium Borosilicate, Synthetic Fluorphlogopite, Caprylyl Glycol, Hexylene Glycol, Glyceryl Stearate, Zinc Stearate, Citric Acid, Phenoxyethanol, [+/- Mica, Titanium Dioxide (Ci 77891), Iron Oxides (Ci 77491), Iron Oxides (Ci 77492), Iron Oxides (Ci 77499), Aluminum Powder (Ci 77000), Bismuth Oxychloride (Ci 77163), Blue 1 Lake (Ci 42090), Bronze Powder (Ci 77400), Carmine (Ci 75470), Chromium Hydroxide Green (Ci 77289), Chromium Oxide Greens (Ci 77288), Copper Powder (Ci 77400), Ferric Ammonium Ferrocyanide (Ci 77510), Ferric Ferrocyanide (Ci 77510), Manganese Violet (Ci 77742), Red 6 (Ci 15850), Red 7 (Ci 15850), Red 7 Lake (Ci 15850), Ultramarines (Ci 77007), Yellow 5 Lake (Ci 19140), Yellow 6 Lake (Ci 15985)]

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About the Reviewer

Reviewer

Christine has normal-to-dry skin with areas of dryness (cheeks, nose, and under the eyes). She has a light-medium skintone with subtle, warmer yellow undertones. Her best foundation matches include: Tarte Rainforest of the Sea in Light-Medium Neutral (best match), Estee Lauder Double Wear Stay-in-Place Makeup in Desert Beige 2N1, Giorgio Armani Maestro Glow in 4.0, Hourglass Warm Ivory Vanish Seamless Finish, Laura Mercier Candleglow Soft Luminous in Dusk, MAC NC20/NC25, Make Up For Ever Ultra HD Liquid in Y305 (140). For more matches, please read our full Foundation FAQ. For more information on our review process, please read our Review FAQ.

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This is quite tempting. It looks lovely on you. I’m hesitating bc I also have Becca prismatic amethyst and colour pop poor unfortunate souls. Do you think it’s different enough from those?

I think it is, but it depends on what you pair with those – if you tend to already pair both with warmer shades, I don’t know if you’d see the difference, but if you tend to wear them with cooler-toned blushes or alone, then the difference would be more pronounced!

I love this one for a slightly icy cheek topper/highlighter! Hopefully, I can get away with it far easier than Ofra Neptune in the Retrograde duo.

Oh this looks soooo pretty. Christine, is this meant to be used as a highlighter, an all-over sort of powder or both? Did you try it dusted all over your face (I realize that it wouldn’t show up in any meaningful way in your photos but I wonder if it can be used as an all over luminizer and if you tried it that way).

It’s fairly pigmented, so I would definitely be careful for all-over application, but as with any highlighter, if you use a light hand and you’re close enough to the color of the product you’re using, I don’t see why it couldn’t be used all over. MAC just says to “apply to face as desired!”

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