MAC - SNOWBALL COLLECTION (HOLIDAY 2017) - FACE POWDER (OPALESCENT) [Swatches]
This opalescent face powder transforms cheeks into pearly orbs that light up the night. Adds the perfect high-impact shimmering glow to skin. Features a snowflake-embossed design and cool crushed champagne metallic packaging.
Happy Go Dazzlingly is described as a "Gold with sparkle" and Here Comes Joy is described as a "Peachy gold with shimmer". These descriptions are...well...kinda basic sounding.
While these are called "Face Powder"...I'd place them more in the highlighter lane. You could wear these on the more sheer side, applied all over with a large fluffy brush, for a glowy look to the skin, but they seem to also be easily built up to a beautiful highlight. I like the versatility of these powders, in that respect.
Don't get me wrong though, these are not Becca Opal type of highlighters, they fall somewhere in between a beacon to space and regular face powder, with the ability to be built up on the skin for more glow.
The packaging for this year's Snowball Collection is nice. Pretty to look at. I'm not losing my mind over it or anything, but it is nice. These powder compacts are slightly thinner than MAC Studio Fix Powder compacts and these also feel a bit flimsy in the clasp/closure department. Studio Fix Powders have a sturdier/stronger close and feel more secure when closed vs. these compacts.
Swatches below are built up, quite heavily swatched to show the difference in undertones on the skin. Happy Go Dazzingly is definitely more golden and Here Comes Joy more peach...but again, as usual, on the MAC website, their photos are somewhat misleading and appear more saturated and much warmer in tone.
As of right now, these appear to be listed as Sold Out on the Canadian MAC website, however, you can always try your luck at Hudson's Bay or MAC stores, in person. I don't live near a MAC store, so I can't comment as to how quickly or not this collection is selling out. These powders are beautiful and I would recommend checking them out if you have the chance.