Mac cosmetics dropped their new Alluring Aquatic collection this summer, again, never cease to amaze me, it is the first time I have seen anything like that from mac, the packaging is a mirrored teal metallic chrome finish, super fancy, even has mock water droplets on it, applauds to the amount of effort they put in the packaging, even the box they come in with has the droplets on it.
This eye catching collection has various products and many flattering shades, just imagine that broad smile and excitement on every girls face when they see it at the counter. Packaging definitely became the star of this collection.
Although some of the colors are re promoted but that didn't seem to stop anyone, most of them were sold out already on the Australia site within 1 to 2 weeks, and I myself just had to get something to remember such a unique and different collection.
I got the powder bronzer from the collection, given that it is the product that has a complete case, showing off those droplets, I have used their bronzer powders before, called refined golden (described as a finely spun golden with soft pearl), nice "standard'' bronzing shades, applies easily and blends out smoothly also giving a very nice bronzy glow to your cheeks, but can look orange if you apply it too heavy handed.
Golden is described as a muted golden tan beige with shimmer, it is definitely a lighter bronzer shade for me since I have medium skin (NC30-35), but it works well for me as a bronzer or as a universal shade, I could use it as a bronzer by applying it a little bit heavier handed, or just a blush or highlight with light application, it would look nice as just a wash of color across the lid too. So, If you have fair skin and are looking for a nice gold bronzer shade, this would be it for you.
Check out a super detailed review of the whole collection by Temptalia : here.
I just can't get over how good the water droplets look.