MAC Wash n Dry Highlight Powder | Freshen Up

MAC Wash n Dry Highlight Powder

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MAC Wash n Dry Highlight Powder, Freshen Up(154RM/$35.50), one of the most anticipated recent release by MAC Cosmetics. Not only this highlight powder, Wash & Dry collection came up with whole lot of new and couple of permanent product with bright, fund and colourful summer inspired packaging. Just yesterday the collection were released online in North-America and as far as I know they will be available in store from 21st of May. I was lucky enough to get it earlier because here in Malaysia the collection launched in 30th April.

From the whole collection I picked the highlight powder, Freshen Up, only. I found this one is the most beautiful and unique product to have in my collection.



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MAC Says about Wash & Dry Highlight Powder Freshen Up:

Our new High-Light Powder features a unique gradation of three shades in one pan, from pastel banana through fuzzy peach to mid-coral. The final look is well polished with a sheer veil of colour that blends effortlessly into the skin. With an embossed design and pearlized overspray, this powder is truly a collector’s piece. Features specially designed packaging.


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I can’t describe enough about the beauty of this limited edition packaging! I have been waiting since I saw the preview of the collection. I just had to have one at-least in my collection. Top of that how the tri-color highlighter layered here is just mind blowing. I literally didn’t wanted to touch and ruin the product at the beginning. Trust me guys, I didn’t touch it for two day and just kept staring at the product. However, at the end couldn’t resist experience the product :)


The highlighter pan comes with 9g of product and the whole powder divided in three shade. One is quite vibrant coral, middle one is soft orange-ish coral, last one is soft yellow almost off-gold shade. There was light overspray of gold dust but that goes away after first use.


Swatch below:
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The powder texture is soft and smooth, almost blush like but nothing alike usual highlight powder. They gives sheen but doesn’t give intense light reflecting effect. All of them give semi-opaque pigmentation; the coral and orange-ish shade is great to use alone or together as blush and only the lighter shade seems to have some highlighting effect in it. However, When I mix them all and apply with a fan brush then it gives nice sheen in skin.


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On my medium tan skin MAC Wash n Dry Highlight Powder gives very subtle and natural highlight. To me it is the most subtle highlighter that I own so far and doesn’t really act like usual highlighter. Though MAC named it ‘Highlight Powder’ but I would like to say its a combination of blush and light reflecting powder. However, this powder surprisingly last long in skin without fading. I wore(coral shade as a blush and mixed all to highlight) that last time for almost 7/8 hour and it was there intact till the end.

Overall, I absolutely love the colour selection of this powder, undoubtedly this is an unique one with its texture. It screams summer and I see myself wearing this quite often for daily makeup because it looks so natural on skin!

So, have you got anything from MAC Wash n Dry collection or eyeing on something to grab???


  • Reply
    June 2, 2015 at 11:36 am

    the texture of the powder looks good. I am like MAC product and will be tempted to try this next.

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      Tamanna I.
      June 3, 2015 at 2:52 am

      do hurry if you really want one! it’s a limited edition :)

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    June 2, 2015 at 9:50 am

    The packaging is indeed pretty ! Love how the highlight looks too, but may be a tad too pearly for my taste..

    GIG love,

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    Maria Clara Novita K
    June 2, 2015 at 8:53 am

    omg mac having new product.
    again and again. btw nice review hon.
    but it would be nicer if you show us the final result picture apply on your face :D

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      Tamanna I.
      June 3, 2015 at 2:53 am

      ah! i’ll try someday to post my face picture. actually my crappy camera can’t pick bush n highlight color properly… phew!

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    June 2, 2015 at 3:32 am

    oh my god, that is a gorgeous shade when mixed together! i keep staring at it XD

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    June 2, 2015 at 2:02 am

    This really does look great. I love the packaging. I’d buy it just to look at the packaging haha

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    June 1, 2015 at 11:54 pm

    Love the packaging of this product! It looks fun! The colours looks pretty too! =)

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    Mia Foo
    June 1, 2015 at 11:06 pm

    lovely packaging! never heard of this collection from mac at all. the coral shade sure look like it’ll make a pretty blush on its own!

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    Katrina Centeno
    June 1, 2015 at 8:18 pm

    I am not really into makeup but I know that MAC is the preferred brand of many makeup lovers. I can how MAC blends flawlessly into the skin.

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    June 1, 2015 at 4:44 pm

    It’s so gorgeous! I was tempted to get it when it came out, but I decided otherwise because I hardly use highlighters anyway.

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    May 30, 2015 at 11:34 pm

    Love the shades,the shade after mixing them is really good!!Nice review..

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    May 30, 2015 at 9:32 pm

    I never really master the use of highlighter but this is one beautiful product! That case!!

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    Jessica Ie
    May 30, 2015 at 8:29 am

    The shades look so pretty >< But i dont like the case color T-T)a


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    Isabella Wong (Life as a Petite)
    May 29, 2015 at 3:17 pm

    That packaging is incredible, I love the multicoloured ombre effect x
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    May 28, 2015 at 5:22 pm

    Those are some lovely Highlight powder shades from MAC ! I’ll surely try that peach one.

    GIG Love
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    Julisa Pratiwi
    May 28, 2015 at 3:08 pm

    I love it! Totally suitable for muslimah because i’m taking wudhu 5 times a day! This is totally steal my heart!

    • Reply
      Tamanna I.
      June 3, 2015 at 2:56 am

      yes, as because it a powder so it will easily wash off with water :)

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    Kylie cre8tone
    May 27, 2015 at 11:14 am

    Mac always come out with beautiful range of colour. I love their make up product..

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    Ruth Hodkinson
    May 21, 2015 at 8:37 pm

    Great post, this highlight is so pretty! The shades and packaging are absolutely beautiful!!xx

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