MAC recently launched their newest collaboration with Disney and as always MAC fans and Disney fans went into crazy mode trying to get their hands on pieces from this collection. MAC has collaborated with Disney before and most of the collections proofed as a huge success. I am honestly not big on special packaging nor I care about Disney. I purchase products only for themselves not for the packaging or relations to cartoon characters.
Cinderella is all about soft colors with a touch of light (shimmer, glow) on the skin. I like the concept of the whole collection I feel it really targeted lighter skin customers. It is a nice change from all the bold crazy colors we have seen lately. Not everyone (even MAC fans) like that and can pull something like that off.
So here are my picks:
Iridescent Pressed Powder in Coupe D’Chic imparts a shimmering sheen that will make you the belle of the ball. Transformed in specially designed pearlized light lavender blue packaging
This is my first iridescent powder from MAC so I can compare to any previous releases. Iridescent powder is highlighter with large shimmer – someone might refer to it as a glitter. It is not subtle and if you do not like shimmer/glitter you need to stay away. I found that even though it’s beautiful peachy/pink color – color itself doesn’t really show up even on the light skin. It is mostly just a gold shimmer. You need to buff in more product in order to have color show up. Compared to beauty powder shimmer/glitter is chunkier and texture is not as soft. Compared to Mineralize skinfinishes it doesn’t have that almost metallic sheen/glow and texture is not as soft and silky.
Beauty Powder in Mystery Princess gives the face a touch of radiance for skin that seems to glow from within. Transformed in specially designed pearlized light lavender blue packaging.
I’ve already had couple of MAC beauty powders before and they are famous for it’s subtle glow and color. Some of them have better color pay off and can be even used as a blush on lighter skin and most of them are very light and almost translucent and can be used all over as a finishing powder. Think of Guerlain meteorites perles – you get all over glow and healthy looking skin. Mystery princess is on the same page as Meteorites but with maybe slightly more silver shimmer in it and texture is not as refined and silky as Guerlain. Which is not surprised really – nothing beats Meteorites. I wear Mystery princess after my liquid foundation – especially the ones like Studio fix that lean slightly matte (or satin) to give my dry dull skin some glow. I dust it slightly all over and follow with cheek color/bronzer.
Coup d’ chich as you can see mostly shows up as golden sheen
Mystery princes you can barely see but you can notice some silver “glow”
I added Summer opal beauty powder from Bao Bao wan collection (review) coming up for comparison – it has more color than the other two
MAC Cinderella ended up being pretty big haul for me and I liked products more than I expected. I also wasn’t a fan of light blue packaging it looked so cheap but when it arrived I was pleasantly suprised that it looks much nicer and I love the sheen it has. Since I love anything shimmery I will get a lot of use of these.
Also I have Cinderella eyeshadow palette coming in a couple of days (ooops) 🙂