Wednesday, November 2, 2016
review: MAC trolls beauty powder
This may be an unpopular statement...especially in the beauty community....but I am not a huge MAC fan. For me? The shopping experience ruins it. You have to ask to see most items, everything is super pricey, and the staff have a habit of being cold. (At least in my experience.) I much prefer Sephora or my local drugstore. That's not to say there aren't good products available at MAC. I used to use one of the foundations and loved it for photos. Generally speaking, however, it is not my cup of tea.
So imagine my surprise when I received a MAC gift card. It was a thoughtful gift (since makeup is a huge part of my life) that was very much appreciated. But I had no clue what to look for. At first, I browsed the selection of lipsticks. There were some that were nice but nothing that caught my eye. Nothing I felt I needed to have. Or didn't have something similar to already. Then I started looking at brushes. They were quite expensive and not exactly what I wanted.
Then I found a bunch of Trolls makeup. It was 60% off and the packaging looked really cute. There were glitter pigments which I did not really need and some eyeshadow shades I would never wear. In the end? I opted for the Beauty Powder, pictured above. Even with a sixty percent discount, it used up the entire gift card. Talk about crazy! But I figured, this was a cute little piece to add to my collection. Was it good? Not so good? Here are the pros and cons of the MAC Trolls Beauty Powder.
Pros: The packaging is amazing. It comes in a neon pink compact with a green troll silhouette printed on the front. The name is Glow Rida and there is a cute troll print pressed into the powder. When it comes to the cute factor? This beauty powder has it going on. It looks absolutely adorable.
Cons: Well. As cute as the packaging is....it cannot make up for how utterly disappointing this powder turned out to be. The texture is dry and flaky. It looks like absolutely nothing on the skin. There is no coverage level whatsoever. While there is a shimmery finish in the pan, it provides no shimmer or highlight. I am truly baffled by this product. It looks like it would be a cute shimmery highlight. Or at the very least a cute pressed powder. It is neither. It is nothing! There is honestly no point adding this to your makeup look as it will make no difference whatsoever. Talk about a waste of time.
This was one MAC product that really let me down. Thank goodness for the packaging! At least I can display it somewhere, if nothing else. If you have tried this specific product (or anything from the Trolls line) please let me know what you thought of it. I am genuinely curious to know if I am the only one that was left disappointed.
Do you shop at MAC? Have you tried this beauty powder?