Usually I’m not keen on swatch and runs as I like to think that if I’m going to write about a product I’m pretty passionate about it and part of that passion is demonstrated by buying the product. Unfortunately today, that’s not the case. Well actually I set out with good intentions. Having given up all hope of finding real life skin swatches of Mac’s latest highlight powder, Crew, I decided I’d go grab it myself and do the honours.
Now those of you who read my post on the Hey, Sailor! collection will know I was pretty excited about this little beauty and those stunning summer hued stripes, so you can imagine my disappointment when I realised this was a highlighter in the loosest sense of the word.
If you’re after some summery blush colours this might work for you, but as someone looking for a highlighter I was left dumbfounded as to how this would work.
But less of the chat, we both know why you’re reading this. So lets look at the skin swatch.
L-R swirled together, orange, pink, purple
This was after some heavy duty swiping. I’ve tried to swatch each segment clearly as well as one swatch of them all swirled together (which as feared left the palette looking a little worse for wear!). My initial impression was that the texture was really chalky and the colour payoff was hard to get without rigorously swiping at the segments, and even then the swatches blended away to nothing.
I hate to say it but I’m truly disappointed with Crew, though that’s not to say it couldn’t have a place in your make up collection but only if you like to own make up that you look and don’t touch.
Did you like Crew? I’d love to hear your opinions in the comments section.