MAC Flash and Awe Hyper Real Glow Palette Review, Photos, Swatches

Flash and Awe
MAC Flash and Awe Hyper Real Glow Palette ($39.50 for 0.45 oz.) is a new, limited edition warm peach and gold-hued highlighting trio that launches on February 15th. The formula was lovely to work with–smooth, almost creamy–and they all had a high-shine finish that could be called “hyper real.” The downside is that the shades run together once on the skin, so I felt like it was odd to make it a trio (might as well have just released singles).

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Flash and Awe

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Flash and Awe

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Limited Edition
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9.5
Product

9.5
Pigmentation

10
Texture

9
Longevity

5
Application

96%
Total

Flash and Awe
Flash and Awe is a light, peachy pink with warm undertones and a metallic finish. It had opaque pigmentation with an incredibly smooth, velvety texture that felt like a cream-powder hybrid as it was soft but not at all powdery. The powder applied easily to my skin and blended out well. It didn’t emphasize my skin’s natural texture. It wore well for eight and a half hours on me.

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Viseart Highlight #1 (P, ) is less shimmery (90% similar).MAC Tutu (LE, $33.00) is lighter (90% similar).Tarte Strobe (P, ) is less shimmery (90% similar).Milani Afterglow (P, $10.00) is cooler (90% similar).L’Oreal Rose (P, $12.99) is cooler (90% similar).Fenty Beauty Lightning Dust (P, $34.00) is less shimmery, darker, cooler (90% similar).Dior Holo Pink (001) (LE, $56.00) is darker, cooler (90% similar).Urban Decay Luminous (P, $30.00) is darker, cooler (90% similar).Looxi Beauty La Belle (P, $7.50) is darker (85% similar).Anastasia Forever Young (LE, ) is darker (85% similar).More dupes — click to see the full list!

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Flash and Awe

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Flash and Awe

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Limited Edition
Where to BuyAffiliate LinksMAC CosmeticsNordstromUltaSaksThe Bay (CA)SelfridgesMAC (Canada)Macy’sJohn Lewis (UK)Sephora BrazilLookFantasticBloomingdale’sDillard’s

10
Product

10
Pigmentation

10
Texture

9
Longevity

5
Application

98%
Total

Rosy Glow
Rosy Glow is a soft peach with warm undertones and a metallic finish. It had semi-opaque, buildable color coverage with a smooth, velvety consistency that was denser but not stiff in the pan. The powder blended out with ease but did accentuate my skin’s natural texture just slightly. It stayed on for eight and a half hours before fading a bit.

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Colour Pop Here Kitty Kitty (P, $8.00) is darker, warmer (90% similar).Colour Pop On Tempo (P, $8.00) is darker (90% similar).Natasha Denona Light (P, ) is lighter (90% similar).Laura Mercier Highlight 01 (P, $40.00) is less shimmery (90% similar).MAC Sparkling Rose (LE, $26.00) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar).Milani Afterglow (P, $10.00) is less shimmery, cooler (90% similar).LORAC Destined (LE, $23.00) is darker, cooler (90% similar).MAC Tutu (LE, $33.00) is lighter, brighter (85% similar).Chanel Coups de Minuit (12) (LE, $45.00) is darker, cooler (85% similar).L’Oreal Rose (P, $12.99) is less shimmery, cooler (85% similar).More dupes — click to see the full list!

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Rosy Glow

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Rosy Glow

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Limited Edition
Where to BuyAffiliate LinksMAC CosmeticsNordstromUltaSaksThe Bay (CA)SelfridgesMAC (Canada)Macy’sJohn Lewis (UK)Sephora BrazilLookFantasticBloomingdale’sDillard’s

9
Product

8.5
Pigmentation

9
Texture

9
Longevity

5
Application

90%
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Light of the Party
Light of the Party is a light-medium gold with warm undertones and a metallic shine. The color payoff was opaque in a single layer, but the powder was easy to blend and diffuse for sheerer coverage if preferred. The consistency felt smooth to the touch, almost cream-like as it was denser but not stiff to work with. On me, it lasted for eight and a half hours.

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Urban Decay Bliss (LE, $26.00) is lighter (95% similar).LORAC Twilight (P, $23.00) is more shimmery (95% similar).Make Up For Ever H106 (P, $23.00) is brighter (90% similar).MAC Heaven in Your Smile (LE, ) is lighter (90% similar).Becca Champagne Pop (P, $38.00) is darker, warmer (90% similar).Fenty Beauty Fire Crystal (P, $34.00) is lighter, cooler (90% similar).Becca Topaz Flashes Gilt (LE, $34.00) is darker (90% similar).Melt Cosmetics Stargazer (P, $39.00) is less shimmery, warmer (90% similar).Chanel Plisse Lumiere de Chanel (LE, $70.00) is darker (90% similar).Makeup Geek Midnight Sun (P, $20.00) is cooler (90% similar).More dupes — click to see the full list!

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Light of the Party

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Light of the Party

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Limited Edition
Where to BuyAffiliate LinksMAC CosmeticsNordstromUltaSaksThe Bay (CA)SelfridgesMAC (Canada)Macy’sJohn Lewis (UK)Sephora BrazilLookFantasticBloomingdale’sDillard’s

10
Product

10
Pigmentation

10
Texture

9
Longevity

5
Application

98%
Total

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