Sunday, 5 April 2015

MAC Cinderella Coupe d'Chic Iridescent Powder

MAC Cinderella Coupe d'Chic Iridescent Powder £23 - Link

Continuing on from my previous MAC Cinderella post where I reviewed Royal Ball, you can read the review here. I wanted to share with you my other purchase when MAC re-stocked a couple of weeks ago, the MAC Cinderella Coupe d'Chic Iridescent Powder. Meaning that I can finally get my princess worthy glow on!

MAC Coupe d'Chic Iridescent Powder is described as a light golden peach with a gold shimmery sheen that will make you the belle of the ball. Now I will be honest in saying that I had no idea what an iridescent powder was before purchasing this, but since have found that they can be used as either a highlighter, blush depending on your skintone or mix it with your foundation for a healthy dewy sheen. 

In the pan Coupe d'Chic is a gorgeous soft rose/pink with speckles of golden glitter, however when swatched this lacks the pigmentation you'd expect, leaving a very pale blush. After looking at this in the pan I was expecting this to be very similar to Nars Orgasm or Sleek's Rose Gold blush but instead the colour acts as more of a luminising product then anything else. Being pale I do find that when swept across the cheeks this leaves a fresh peachy tone that would mimic a healthy glow, but doesn't pack a lot of punch. This is a bit of a weird one to wear as a highlighter because this is very very shimmery to the point where you could end up looking like a disco ball. Instead I've found my favourite way of wearing this is as a topper for my blush, just to give it that extra radiant glow as it's a little too shimmery for my liking to wear daily on its own. 

Texture wise this is very soft and buttery, and would be a dream to apply - but I find that the specks of glitter stop that. Because the powder is so heavily packed with fine glitter it makes the application almost a little gritty. I do have to give this props however in terms of lasting powder as this did last around the 5-7 mark on my oily skin which is quite good for something so sheer. 

Again this features the Cinderella pearlized light lavender blue packaging and gold detailing, transformed from the signature black powder packaging. I love the gold trim around the powder - there is just something about the way it compliments the colour of the powder that I really love. The addition of the mirror inside the casing may be simple, but I have to admit I love it when a powder product contains a mirror it just makes life a lot easier when out and about!

For £23 this is a little steep for something that I'm not entirely sure I have found a proper use for yet, I had high hopes for this as a gorgeous summer blush but they were quickly shot down with seeing how pale it transfers onto the skin. This looks lovely as an illuminating product, but you have to apply with a rather light hand as the glitter is so fine it easily transfers onto the skin. 

Overall this is a nice product, and I think that's as far as I could go describing it. I'm interested to see how this will apply and look on my skin with a tan, but at the moment I'm just not fully convinced. I would say if you aren't a fan of glitter then this certainly isn't the product for you, but if you are after something to illuminate your complexion this could be a great alternative to a highlighter.

Did you pick anything up from the MAC Cinderella collection?

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