Hi everyone, I hope you are doing good. I am insanely busy since my parents are visiting me at the moment, I just found a bit of time to say hi and share some of my thoughts about MAC Wash & Dry Collection.
I have posted about Freshen Up blush/highlighter and Morange lipstick before (here) and shared some swatches with you. Although I have mentioned that I picked up Golden Rinse (Studio Sculpt Bronzer) and Tumble Dry (lipstick), I didn't write a full review about these. Make-up gods also sent me Delicates so would like to show you this as well. It must have fell from heaven because I was so undecided between Delicates and Golden Rinse. Then I went for Golden Rinse but... It was a wrong decision after all? Finally I would like to also review the new formula called MAC Studio Sculpt Defining Bronzing Powder. I noticed these are getting very mixed reviews. Here are my 5 cents for it...
|My picks from MAC Wash & Dry Collection, Hipness, Golden Rinse, Freshen Up, Delicates, Tumble Dry and Morange|
Today it is going to be a short review but I would like to talk about how I feel about MAC Studio Sculpt Defining Bronzing Powders. Here are some close-ups. You know the packaging is really nice, I talked about it before. To me it is not "Alluring Aquatics" nice (which killed my wallet last year) but still I like the cheerful colors. This year's bronzers are called Sculpt Defining Bronzing Powder. A little different from last year's extra dimension powders (Aphrodite's Shell is reviewed here) , these come in compacts with mirror and a solid lid. I like the packaging more.
Very similar to Multi Dimension products, these have a barely there subtle glow, which looks very natural once applied. I would classify the finish as more satin than shimmery. Both of the bronzers I have feel rather firm but once you swipe your finger or brush they are very easy to pick up and not powdery. The powder feels well pressed but I managed to get a dent by barely touching with my nail so I can assure you that it is not so hard. I read some have written there was no product until it was scratched. Both of my powders don't have this problem. Also when I checked the testers which are touched like million times, even they didn't have hard surface problem.
|MAC Studio Sculpt Defining Bronzer in Golden Rinse (left) and Delicates (right)|
Here are some swatches which are done without scratching or swiping like hundred times. I believe these are like 3 swipes each. The product was so easy to get on the fingers and swatch. If some reviews are holding you back from getting these, I recommend you check them out. The formula is very very close to Multi Dimension one, if not the same. Golden Rinse is almost a dupe of Aphrodite's Shell though which I swatched side by side here. Golden Rinse was my first choice, since it is very hard to get a bronzer which has cooler pinkier undertones and I thought Delicates would be too warm on me. After using them both, I am not that sure anymore though, FOTDs to come but first, that pink gorgeousness on the right...
|Swatches of MAC Golden Rinse, Delicates and Hipness|
It is MAC Powder Blush called Hipness. It is a repromote and seems like everyone was waiting for its come back. After swatching it at the counter, I was like, it is so dense, there is almost no way I can use it! I left it there and came back home. After a few days skippers remorse got the best of me. I had to go back for it. I am glad I did because with a light hand and a gorgeous fluffy (squirrel) blush, Hipness applies beautifully. It has a great balance of coral and pink and it is very flattering with cool toned or warm toned lipsticks alike.
|MAC Powder Blush in Hipness|
Now a few FOTDs to round up the review, here is me wearing Delicates as a contour/bronzer with a touch of Hipness to freshen up the cheeks. I have Tumble Dry on the lips and a Veluxe Pearlfusion trio on the eyes from another collection (Coral in a box?). It was my last product from Veluxe Pearlfusion formula because, not love... Nevertheless I like the look which came together.
|FOTD with Delicates, Hipness and Tumble Dry|
Here is me wearing Golden Rinse alone as a blush and bronzer. I think it is a bit too light on me though and the pink undertones are lovely but I am not so sure if they are so flattering on me. I liked Aphrodite's Shell but I like Delicates definitely more than Golden Rinse. I am sure it was a wrong decision after all and happy to be able to get Delicates too. On my lips I have Tom Ford Sweet Spot and on my eyes Tom Ford Golden Peach (reviewed here).
|FOTD with Golden Rinse|
Final thoughts: I really like the subtle shimmer. The texture of Sculpt Defining Bronzers are pigmented but not powdery. Both of mine are very smooth to touch and I had no issues of picking uo the Product. Golden Rinse is more pink based but Delicates is also not too warm. I think both of the bronzers would work best up to medium skin tones since they are both rather light. Hipness is a lovely blush, very pigmented. On the product the finish is given as "frost" but I would rather classify it as satin. It goes great with cool and warm lipsticks, it adds a beautiful natural flush to cheeks. I can recommend all three products. My favorite of the bunch is MAC Delicates.
Have you picked anything up from MAC Wash & Dry Collection?
Disclaimer: Delicates were provided free of charge for my consideration.
Golden Rinse and Hipness were purchased by me. I am not paid for his review.
All opinions are honest and my own.