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Makeup Summer 2017

MAC Girls Power Hungry Palette

August 30, 2017

For Summer 2017, MAC Cosmetics has launched six personality palettes ($39.50 each) for their MAC Girls Collection. Featuring eight eyeshadows and a highlighter in a medley of diverse ranges, the fresh new colors are comprised of better-than-ever formulas curated to express the power and presence of your personality. From warm, earthy tones to cool neutrals to bright blues and greens and pinks and purples, there’s something for everyone no matter your color preference, mood, or what persona or alter ego you identify with most. Alongside Basic Bitch, the brand’s most socially favorable neutral palette to end all neutrals, there’s also, Rockin’ Rebel, Mischief Minx, Fashion Fanatic, Prissy Princess, and Power Hungry. #SquadGoals, to say the least.

Power Hungry is a warm, light to medium neutral palette featuring a new eyeshadow formula in four different finishes: Creamy Matte, Satin Shine, Smooth Pearl and Foiled Shadow. Compared to their standard powder eyeshadows, I was not able to immediately interpret an innovative formula reinvention but did find that across the board these shades were more finely milled, appeared slightly lighter in weight and are much softer. Depending on the finish, often times MAC shadows can translate as quite firm and require some breaking in for them to become more workable over time. The shades found in this palette were buttery soft and smooth right off the bat. The only significant improvement formula-wise I found, and was impressed by, was the new Creamy Matte finish which seemed to contain more pigmentation and was easier to blend as opposed to MAC’s standard mattes. Pigment ranges from medium to fully opaque (with the exception of the highlighting shade Gimme That!, which has light to medium pigment) and all are properly buildable with average lasting power of 7+ hours.

A look at the color selection and descriptions as I see them

  • Totally Obsessed – is a warm, light to medium beige with yellow undertones and has a matte finish
  • Bling Mistress – is a warm, light to medium brown with golden and yellow undertones and has a matte finish
  • Bossing It – is a warm, medium bronze with golden undertones and has a metallic finish
  • Money Mad – is a warm, medium peach with subtle orange undertones and has a pearl finish
  • Hot to Trot – is a warm, light to medium soft taupe with subtle golden undertones and has a pearl finish
  • Winsome Lose Some – is a warm, medium to deep bronze with brown undertones and has a metallic finish
  • Something’s Fishy – is a warm, medium gold with soft golden undertones and has a metallic finish
  • Dangerously Elegant – is a warm, medium to deep brown with a touch of gold sparkle and has a satin shimmer finish
  • Gimme That! – is a warm, light gold with yellow undertones and has a luminous finish

Swatched on the arm

Overall, this is a solid neutral melange of warm shades and shimmers perfect for creating softer looks. Being both sleek and simple, aside from the formula this palette has beautiful, wearable shade options each of which can effortlessly transition into Fall. That period where you know Summer is pretty much over but Fall has not fully set in yet is one of my least favorite since you never know what to either wear or if you can bring out the darker smokey neutrals already. This palette would definitely suffice as that fitting in-betweener since it offers both seasonal spectra but in a subtle manner. While basic in its color offerings, I find it an incredibly versatile palette and highly recommend it if you’re looking for a low maintenance range that supplies a softer, shimmery effect.

Have you tried any of the MAC Girls Personality Palettes? Which one is your favorite?

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