Sunday, July 17, 2011

MAC Cajun Magically Cool Liquid Powder Review, Photos and Swatches!

MAC Cajun Magically Cool Liquid Powder

Product Description: A silky, feather-light powder, formulated with 70% water, dusts on to the skin as a cooling mist to set and enhance the look of any foundation. Beyond sheer: light-reflecting and translucent. A virtually invisible way to add luminosity and a soft radiant glow to the skin.

Magically Cool Liquid Powders are available in three (3) shades: Truth & Light (Sheer shimmer that reflects silver and pink), Honey Rose (Sheer rosy beige with multi-dimensional shimmer) and Cajun (Sheer bronze shimmer that reflects gold).

I already own Honey Rose, which I purchased in early June, and it became one of my favorite/must-have products for the cheeks. So when recently I had the opportunity to get a hold of Cajun in a swap, I went for it.

Like mentioned, Cajun is a sheer, bronze shimmer that reflects gold. The description is very accurate, It looks a little dark and ruddy in the jar, but once swatched the golden hues really come out. It's a bit of an orangy bronze, somewhat similar to the color of Chanel Bronze Universel. There is a slight golden sheen, but it can only be really seen when the product is applied heavily.

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To be honest, Cajun was really difficult to swatch. It just wouldn't cooperate. When I tried swatching it on my hand with a Q-tip or sponge, it would catch any tiny spot of moisture on my hand and cake up. I had to wash it off my hand and try again at least 10 times. So, pictured above was the best I could do. I swatched it next to Honey Rose, which I don't have that problem with.

Sigma F50 Brush
Like Honey Rose, my favorite way to apply Cajun is with a duo-fiber brush. Preferably, my Sigma F50 Duo Fiber Brush because it is the most dense/stiff duo fiber I own. It seems to work really well for both of my magically cool liquid powders. Because Cajun contains actual pigmented color (rather than a shimmery sheen like the other two powders) it can be a little difficult to work with. The way I found it works best is by tapping the tiniest bit into the lid of the jar, then swirl the duo-fiber in the product and tap off any excess. Then, lightly swirl it on your cheeks, or all over your face to warm up your complexion. Do not try building your color all at once, because once a lot of product is applied, it transitions to a powder almost instantly and won't move around much to blend. Apply a little and then build from there. Because applying only a little product at once is crucial, I don't really feel the cooling sensation like I do with Honey Rose (because with Honey Rose, I'm able to use much more product). The result is really beautiful and natural.

Despite Cajun is a bit of a high maintenance product, I do like it and I'm glad I have it in my collection. I definitely can see though how it can be a little irritating, and probably the reason the person I got this from wanted to swap it away in the first place. haha!

Here I am with Cajun and Honey Rose on my cheeks.

The product is expensive at $29.50 for 0.84 oz of product, so I would definitely recommend asking for a small sample before purchasing to see how you like it!

13 comments:

  1. Great review & you look fantastic. I definitely want Cajun even if it's difficult to work with. :)

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  2. Ooh, looks great! What's on your lips in the picture?

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  3. awesome review as always. you look great with cajun! blends well with your skintone

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  4. I really like it:) But a bit to shimmery for me

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  5. I love how you style your bangs. If you haven't already, can you do a tutorial on how you style/cut them?

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  6. i think i prefer honey rose out the two. thanks for the review, both products look great on you :)

    Xo

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  7. The cajun looks great! I've always wanted to try it.

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  8. that combo looks amazing on you(:
    BEAUTIFUL

    <3 BB

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  9. They both look great but now I want Honey Rose!
    You look absolutely BEAUTIFUL ♥

    xx

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  10. StealMyHeartLove - Thank you! It really is a nice product once you get the hang of it. I don't regret purchasing it at all despite the fact I already own too many bronzers.

    November185 - Thank you! I was wearing a combo of MAC Myth Lipstick (very thin layer) and NYX Smokey Look Lipgloss on top!

    Donna ♥ Baby - Thank you so much!

    bettzy93 - It is really nice! The shimmer kind of sneaks up on you. It looks completely matte until you apply it. Although there isn't much, it's definitely still there.

    Ailah - Thanks!! Sure! I'll try my best - I attempted it a while back but it was such a pain trying to photograph myself cutting my own bangs. haha! I may need someone to help me with that.

    Makeup Artist Jessica Rivera - Thanks!

    MaviDeniz - Honey Rose is gorgeous. If I had to pick one of the two, I would pick Honey Rose as well. If Cajun wasn't difficult to work with, I'm sure it'd be one of my top products.

    Mandi Kern - Try a sample the next time you're at MAC! :)

    BeautyBehaved - Thank you sooo much!

    This passenger's element - TY! haha!

    Laiqah - Thanks sweetie! You would LOVE Honey Rose. It's gorgeous.

    Dianna - Definitely do! :)

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