The Beauty Bug doesn’t use bronzer regularly because, ironically, it looks best on tan skin. She’ll occasionally use bronzer in the summer, but then still, She chooses her shades carefully so She’s not an instant-a-orange. Her newest fix for a radiant glow in the middle of winter? MAC’s Beauty Powder Blush. Eight limited edition shades of silky powder with a pearl sheen keep the glow going.
The Beauty Bug’s favorite is True Romantic. Not only does the name match Her personality; it’s a perfect match for Her pale skin tone as well. The mid-tone pink is a satin powder with a silver pearl finish. The pigment is colorful and bold; definitely stronger and more full-bodied than your average blush. The color can be built up, or toned down according to your preference. Only one word comes to mind each morning when The Beauty Bug applies True Romantic, and that’s alive.
The MAC Beauty Powders are limited edition and $17.50 each.
Also new on MAC counters is the Strobe Collection, an iridescent collection of face and lip products that promise to illuminate. The Beauty Bug tested 3 shades of the Tinted Lip Conditioners SPF 15, smooth, sheer pearlized formulas that feel great when applied. The textures are soft and fluid, and offer a glowing sheen to brighten up the face. The Lip Conditioners are perfect for the approaching summer season, and offer the same sweet vanilla scent that all MAC lip products are known for. The Beauty Bug favorites are Strobe Rays, a universally flattering color light caramel/golden color that catches the light beautifully, and Strobe Current, a sheer plum shade with a pink undertone.
The MAC Tinted Lip Conditioners and $14.50 each.