MAC x Philip Treacy Nude Pink High-Light Powder Review, Photos, Swatches

MAC Nude Pink High-Light Powder
MAC Nude Pink High-Light Powder

MAC Nude Pink High-Light Powder ($32.00 for 0.35 oz.) is described as a “champagne base with silver.” It’s a light-medium peachy-beige witha very fine gold shimmer. The silver is merely an over-spray and disappears the first time the brush swishes across the surface (which I removed prior to swatching/using). bareMinerals The Premiere (LE, $26.00) is more shimmery, warmer. Chanel Caresse (180) (LE, $45.00) is less shimmery. Guerlain Perles dโ€™Etoiles (LE, $60.00) is warmer. Surratt Beauty Duchesse (P, $32.00) is lighter. Marc Jacobs Beauty Shameless (220) (P, $30.00) is darker, more matte. MAC Amber Glow (LE, $27.00) is lighter, more shimmery. MAC Bareness (LE, $25.00) is more shimmery. Get comparison swatches / compare dupes side-by-side.

This is one of the more confusing formulas released by MAC, as it is called a “High-Light Powder,” yet the effect of the shimmer was almost imperceptible on my skin–even in person. I’m not surprised that it barely produces color on my medium skin tone (it is too close to my natural coloring), but I thought it might work to give a luminous, natural sheen to the skin. Instead, it seemed to make the skin appear smoother but made the skin look flat, so it seemed more like a setting powder in regards to what the end result was. On fairer skin tones, this might work as a really subtle blush or brightener, and it may reduce some redness due to its generally peachy tone. The texture is really soft and finely-milled but fairly powdery, so I would recommend using a very light touch to avoid a lot of excess powder kicked up in the pan. What little color I could see seemed to last for eight hours on me.

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MAC Nude Pink High-Light Powder
MAC Nude Pink High-Light Powder

MAC Nude Pink High-Light Powder
MAC Nude Pink High-Light Powder

MAC Nude Pink High-Light Powder
MAC Nude Pink High-Light Powder

MAC Nude Pink High-Light Powder
MAC Nude Pink High-Light Powder

MAC Nude Pink High-Light Powder
MAC Nude Pink High-Light Powder

Makeup Look
On face:
  • Guerlain Parure Gold Foundation
  • Urban Decay Naked Loose Setting Powder
On eyes:
  • MAC Bouffant Eyeshadow
  • MAC Copperthorn Fluidline
  • MAC Brassy Fluidline
  • MAC Lowlights Fluidline
  • Burberry Trench Eyeshadow
  • MAC Blitz & Glitz Fluidline
On lips:
  • MAC High Tea Lipstick


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Alana Avatar

It would have been cool and interesting if the overspray actually went all the way through and contributed to luminosity. If it’s gonna be called a highlighter than it should have some decent sheen showing up!

Christine Avatar

That’s how I felt – it seemed like it sucked life out of my skin – dulled and flattened, and that effect is often what you get from setting powders AND why finishing and highlighting products exist, LOL! I need 75% of my face to be smoothed out and 25% to have that natural glow back!

Katherine T. Avatar

I like the design and the color looks wearable, but I think this is too mattifying for my skin. Those with oilier skin may want to give this a try

Nancy T Avatar

Gosh, these two Philip Treacy highlighter powders really fall FLAT! Easy pass for me here, as I need a glow to be put back on my face!

Nicole Avatar

This is one of those “If I were a rich girl products”. Maybe then I’f buy it just because I like the pattern in the powder. But, probably not because Id have makeup artist who took care of buying all the awesome stuff for me anyway. lol. Maybe if the case was fancy too..
PASSING..thank you for the review and saving this not rich girl’s $!

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