MAC HEY SAILOR! Color Collection – Crew Highlight Powder Review

June 26, 2012

I withdrew from MAC a long time ago unless something spectacular came up. When Elaine sent me a picture of MAC Crew Highlight Powder from the HEY, SAILOR! COLOR Collection at 1 am, I was instantly mesmerized by the fact it comes with three of my all time favorite shades of pink, lavender and peach all in one, so there was no way I was going to miss out on it! I literally rushed to MAC in Myer the next day only to find that it was sold out within days after  being released, but luckily enough I got hold of it from DJ.


MAC Crew is a beauty powder. MAC always describe them as a highlight powder, but I find most of the beauty powders can be used as blushes for my skin tone as I always prefer softly pigmented blushes more than opaque. The pearly white base color has micro shimmer in it, and each individual pastel color is very pigmented. When swirling together, it blends into a soft petal pink that also adds a soft glow to your complexion. I don’t have a huge collection of MAC makeup, but compared to what I have, I find that the texture is better as it feels more creamy and finely milled. On my NC15-20 skin tone, it applies and blends with a breeze. The lasting power is above average – 5 to 6 hours on me during winter.

mac-crew-highlight-powder-hey-sailor-color-swatchOn me:


Bottom Line: You need this one in your life if you like pastel pink blush.

{ 12 comments… read them below or add one }

Maria June 26, 2012 at 12:01 pm

so strange to see a MAC product in your post 🙂 i really thought you don’t have any 🙂
anyway – great post as always! and this color look good on you!


Reika June 26, 2012 at 12:16 pm are right, I hardly blog about MAC products 😛 I do have some but I don’t reach out for them as much as with other brands.


Martha June 26, 2012 at 12:34 pm

I haven’t bought much MAC lately, but I did get Crew. It’s gorgeous!


Reika June 26, 2012 at 12:39 pm

Totally agree with you!


sleepandwater June 26, 2012 at 1:09 pm

It looks gorgeous on you! I definitely prefer more subtle blushes as well, rather than super pigmented ones that I find tricky and a bit intimidating to apply (lest I overdo it and can’t go back or have to blend it out like a crazy person). The colours are beautiful but I’m not sure they’d look as good with my more yellow/darker skin tone. It seems to suit more milky/pale complexions as a blush 🙂


diezlunas June 26, 2012 at 2:50 pm

Queda precioso puesto!


SUMER June 26, 2012 at 9:13 pm

SO beautiful on your skin ! love it..
May I ask you whats the name of the gray contact lens you wore on this post FOTD Nars Pandora for Smokey Eyes ?


Reika June 28, 2012 at 2:02 pm

Thanks! The gray contacts are by NEO 3 tone gray. Hope it helps!


Elaine June 27, 2012 at 7:34 am

I buy very little MAC products too as I could never keep up with the so-many launches they have in a year.

I am glad that you are in love with it!
I like the finely milled powder and soft shades that brings a light glow to the cheeks. The beautiful design and packaging is a plus-point! 🙂


tt July 20, 2012 at 7:38 am

Hi Reika, your skin is absolutely stunning. I love this clean make-up of yours. Which eye shadow were u using?


Reika July 23, 2012 at 1:40 pm

Stila kitten cream e/s and LMDB in Milan. Hope it helps!


Caryn January 6, 2013 at 6:12 am

What mascara are your wearing? Your lashes look gorgeous!


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