royal wink swatch – natural light
With so many awesome collections coming up, there was only one thing I really wanted from the Chen Man – Play it Proper Beauty Powder
But before we get to that, who is Chen Man….only China’s foremost fashion photographer. Her work is just amazing – check it
So for this collaboration, there were lots of pretty blues, pinks and purples – mineralise eyeshadows, pigments, lipsticks, lipglass, nailpolishes – lots of stuff but I was particularly keen on the beauty powder.
MAC’s beauty powders are limited edition, but it seems like there’s always one in a collection. MAC describe them as “A silky-soft “beauty” powder that’s delicately tinted and luxuriously pearl. Goes on as an ultra-fine shimmering “veil” to the skin. Can be applied as a highlight, soft blush or overall finish.” Play it Proper is “Pastel soft pink with sparkles”, I wouldn’t say its sparkly though – more of a pearly sheen. I’ve been using it mostly as a highlighter but it also works wonderfully as a lightly all-over finishing powder that gives a soft focus, illuminating halo effect. Love it!
MAC has released a heap of LE collections lately. I’m trying to be good and limit myself to one piece per collection, so far so good! I picked two cheek products, as Stunner (from MAC Me Over) has been a bit lonely. I’ve been a little afraid of blush – I knew a girl who would always OD on it which put me off, but here we go!
MAC for Daphne Guinness – Blush Ombre Azalea Blossom (light cool pink)
I love this, it’s perfect for days with bright fuschia lips
MAC Naturally – Mineralize Skinfinish in Redhead (gold to salmon pink degrade)
This is lovely and warm, but not orange. I looked at blonde as well, but gave it a skip. I couldn’t really see that much of a difference between them when applied with a brush, just that redhead was slightly warmer. So I figured I’d go with something different. I’m also trying to branch into warmer colours, so this is my baby step 🙂
Swatches after the jump!