Monday, 8 November 2010

Lou's Reviews :: MAC Magically Cool Liquid Powder

Aloha Bloggerinos,

Ages and aggeess ago, I was very kindly sent a couple of bits from Mac and since I've now had a good amount of time to give them a whirl, I thought I'd tell you my findings. I was sent the Magically Cool Liquid Powder in Cajun (from the Venomous Villains collection) and a mascara which we'll no doubt talk about another time.

What MAC have to say about it:

"A silky, feather-light powder, formulated with 70% water, dusts on to the skin as a cooling mist to set and enhance the look of any foundation. Beyond sheer: light-reflecting and translucent. A virtually invisible way to add luminosity and a soft radiant glow to the skin. Limited edition."

I have always been a pressed powder bronzer kind of a gal, so when I opened this, I was a little worried. I tend to make a total mess of loose pigment products and having a white carpet, this is a problemo. There's no way round it other than a careful hand and a lot of tapping-off-excess-ness really- any other suggestions, I'll be glad to hear them!

I apply this bronzer with my (fake- I was swizzed on Ebay dagnamit) MAC due fibre brush in a swirly motion to the apples of my cheek, temples and a smidge on my forhead and nose. When you first apply it, it really does feel cool in temperature, almost wet even, which was quite a surprise. I've not come across a product which has that effect. I think this coolness will feel amazing in the summer- what a winner.

The formula is VERY concentrated, so a teensy weensy bit goes a reeeaaallllyy long way. This comes as some consolation for the fact that it retails at £23.00, which I believe to be a bit steep for a bronzer that wouldn't last as long as this baby.

This incrediably finely milled bronzer is a medium-dark brown with a very, very slight hint of shimmer. It's a tiny bit too dark for my pale complexion but if used sparingly and buffed in well, it looks nicely natural. It has a decent staying time and is easy to remove- bonus.

This isn't a product I use daily because of the mess, but it's one I bring out for nights out and special occasions. I hope that come summer, I can make much better use of this.

Have you tried or would you try this? What do you think?




  1. I Absolutley, LOVE your blog, it makes me smile every time :)
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  2. I have the light version of this, and I love it. But I understand yours is nicer in the summer because of the bronzing effect. I love the product but I expected a more obvious highlight effect, but that was unfortunately not the case...

  3. I was very intrigued by this product but skipped it as it was in the Dr. Facilier range! Silly I know, but if it had the Evil Queen on the packaging I may have been more tempted!
    Kat x
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  4. I totally feel the same way about loose bronzers and blushes! I always make a total mess of my bathroom. If they come with a plastic cover over the holes, I sometimes use a small needle to prick the plastic so as too not let so much product through. It works pretty well. <3

  5. I have this formula in the light as well. The price is way too steep for the results. I was excpecting more of a highlighting affect but I didn't get it with this. The shimmer is quite dull with just a light dusting and too much of the product gives a dull powdery look.
    The bronzing one might be nice for summer though.

  6. I've not tried this yet but it looks lovely. I know what you mean about a bit messy but i use a lot of minerals so i'm use to it x

  7. The coolness sounds quite weird and fun! :)
    I use several powdered face products and I do make a bit of a mess! I normally put my make up on when I'm out of the shower and put the damp towel from my hair across my lap while I put my make up on to save my floor! However there was a minor disaster this morning as I managed to throw a lid of powder on the floor! x

  8. When taking pics on with my Truth & Light, I look paler than usual.. so I'm thinking.. swapsies?! lol I should've bought Cajun instead but thought it was too dark =(

  9. Lovely review - I've Heard a few great things about this powder but I cant bring myself to splash out on it cos it just costs soooo much! I know it'll probably last forever but I love my NYC bronzer and I could probably buy 4 or 5 of them for the same price! :)


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