MAC Sunny Surprise Beauty Powder Review, Photos, Swatches

MAC Sunny Surprise Beauty Powder
MAC Sunny Surprise Beauty Powder

MAC Sunny Surprise Beauty Powder ($22.00 for 0.35 oz.) is described as “soft peach.” It’s a soft, light-medium peach with warm, orange undertones and a satin finish. Tarte Beaming (LE, $29.00) is darker (90% similar). bareMinerals The Summer Fling (LE, $22.00) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). bareMinerals The Spring Fling (LE, $22.00) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). Dior Peach Splendor (LE, $44.00) is lighter (90% similar). MAC Amber Glow (LE, $29.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). MAC Luna Luster (LE, $34.00) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Laura Geller Cantaloupe (P, $26.00) is darker, brighter (85% similar). NYX Soft Spoken (P, $6.50) is brighter (85% similar). Cle de Peau Golden Apricot (P, $55.00) is more shimmery, lighter (85% similar). theBalm Cindy-Lou Manizer (P, $24.00) is darker (85% similar). MAC Summer Opal (LE, $22.00) is more shimmery, darker (85% similar). MAC Perfect Topping (2014) (LE, $34.00) is more shimmery, warmer (85% similar). Chanel Infiniment Chanel (P, $80.00) is less shimmery, darker (85% similar). MAC Nude Pink (LE, $35.50) is more shimmery, darker (85% similar). Makeup Geek Honeymoon (DC, $9.99) is more shimmery, darker (85% similar). Sephora + Pantone Universe Coral Pink (LE, ) is warmer (85% similar). KVD Beauty Gretel (Light) (DC, ) is less shimmery, darker (85% similar). MAC Shy One (LE, $24.00) is less 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 texture of the powder feels smooth to the touch, and it’s not rock solid, but it is more firmly pressed in the pan than the last few Beauty Powders, which gave it a slightly chalky, drier consistency that just didn’t sit or blend out as nicely on the skin. The lighter shade made it more forgiving overall, and the light sheen saves it from looking powdery on the skin. It had semi-sheer, buildable coverage (up to medium), which is in line with how the product is marketed, and it did have a slight brightening/warming effect on my skin (I’m about NC25/NC30, medium in color). On my skin, the powder lasted seven and a half hours before fading.

MAC Sunny Surprise Beauty Powder
MAC Sunny Surprise Beauty Powder

MAC Sunny Surprise Beauty Powder
MAC Sunny Surprise Beauty Powder

MAC Sunny Surprise Beauty Powder
MAC Sunny Surprise Beauty Powder

MAC Sunny Surprise Beauty Powder
MAC Sunny Surprise Beauty Powder

MAC Sunny Surprise Beauty Powder
MAC Sunny Surprise Beauty Powder

MAC Sunny Surprise Beauty Powder
MAC Sunny Surprise Beauty Powder

Makeup Look
On face:
  • Make Up For Ever Ultra HD
  • Guerlain Les Voilettes
On eyes:
  • Anastasia Macaroon Eyeshadow
  • Anastasia Chiffon Eyeshadow
  • Anastasia Chocolate Eyeshadow
  • Anastasia Rosette Eyeshadow
  • Anastasia Birkin Eyeshadow
  • Burberry Trench Eyeshadow
On lips:
  • MAC Look Who's Here Cremesheen Glass

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Nicole Avatar

Now I’m sad! Ok..I guess. I’m changing my mind on this. It looks so pretty on you Christine and your skin tone is really close to mine. But,”disappointing” is not good. I’ll check out the dupes. 🙁

Nicole Avatar

Oh man..on the fence. I really like this one and there is something about MAC beauty powders that I really have started loving. I really just got into them to. I know they have been around forever. I think it’s the cutesy names,lol! I like the finish a lot. I find myself loving creams lately. But, they don’t wear long. So, I like that sheen. Okay-yep,getting it.

Christine Avatar

You can compare any two on your own at any time you want, Kary! The tool is on every single review page and is also located under “Swatches” so you can create your own side-by-side comparisons of two products I’ve swatched.

I don’t think they are similar, personally – Pearl Sunshine is darker, browner, and more orange and has zero coral/pink tones and is a lot more shimmery! Hope that helps! 🙂

http://www.temptalia.com/side-by-side?sbs_1_search=MAC+Pearl+Sunshine&sbs_1=104595&sbs_2_search=MAC+Sunny+Surprise&sbs_2=220065

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