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MAC Ultimate

Nice packaging is not as easy to come by as you might think.  Sometimes what looks pretty ends up being plastic, and even the most hyped eyeshadow palettes aren’t designed to stand the test of time in your makeup drawer (but the Urban Decay Naked on the Run palette is most definitely not in this category!).

MAC Ultimate Sheer Mystery PowderThe MAC Ultimate Sheer Mystery Powder packing definitely wins the prize for best power packaging.

This hefty compact fits easily into my hand, and isn’t meant to fit neatly into any kind of makeup slot, but that’s why I love it.  It’s actually – literally – multi-dimensional and contains a solid serving of the MAC Sheer Mystery Powder in one of four shades.

I have Medium Plus which is described as being tan beige.  It’s a great shade of powder, but the colour is so sheer, that I think you could safely order any shade you felt would be close to your skin tone, and you would get it right.  The $72 price tag means that your shipment will also have a refill so that your pretty packaging doesn’t have to be empty.  The powder is ultra soft and easy to use, although it’s not totally long-wearing.  But the packaging is so pretty that this is probably a powder you want in your purse for touch-ups rather than in your makeup kit for actually setting your foundation.

The MAC Ultimate collection also contains lipsticks in ten colours ($28 each).

Check out the entire collection online.

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