Bun Bun Makeup Tips and Beauty Product Reviews

MAC Too Chic Beauty Powder Is Absolutely Gorgeous For Warm Skin Undertones

November 1, 2011
Composed by : Bun Bun

Too Chic is one of 2 Beauty Powders from the MAC Stylishly Yours Collection 2011. The other Beauty Powder is Play It Proper.

Like the MAC Gold-Go-Lightly Studio Careblend Pressed Powder, I didn’t buy Too Chic for the collection, but for the need of a contouring powder and highlighter, respectively.

If there is one product I use without fail everyday, it’d be the MAC Beauty Powder Too Chic. Sometimes I feel lazy or am in a rush and would force myself to skip the cheekbone highlighting step. But I fail. Every. Single. Time. Lol.

I always find myself going back to the mirror, armed with my trusty MAC 188 Small Duo Fibre Brush and MAC Beauty Powder Too Chic, and with a light brush of the gorgeous peachy gold on my cheekbones, I feel like I look more stunning already. You know, like I’ve got more dimension on my face.

Perfect Color For Warm Undertones

I don’t have Play It Proper to compare Too Chic to, but from swatches online and having swatched them myself at the MAC store, I’d think Too Chic suits Asian or yellow-based undertones better because of its golden-beige color. Play It Proper has a cooler, pinkier hue to it.

Too Chic glows gorgeously on yellow-based skin undertones.

Too Chic has a warm, more golden undertone when applied, and instantly brightens up otherwise undefined cheekbones like mine.

I have pale and dull skin (SAD LIFE!) and feel absolutely blessed to have found in Too Chic Beauty Powder a way to fake some glow on my face.

That’s what makeup is for, isn’t it? Cover whatever you want, reveal what you desire, and enhance what you already have and more!

Gorgeously Subtle

What I adore about Too Chic is its beautiful soft yellow-golden sheen. Some highlighters I’ve tried are just plain offensive, like the glitter bits are too big and loud and threaten to turn you into a spinning disco ball.

It looks like a pale gold to me, some say champagne, MAC calls it ‘soft peachy cream’.

As mentioned, a light brush of Too Chic gives my face a nice, subtle glow and settles naturally into the skin. No chalkiness, no chunks of glitter, no bits of powder.

Finely Milled

The reason the MAC Beauty Powders look so natural and well-blended into the skin is due to the very finely milled grains. The powder is just so fine and discrete it just glides smoothly and effortlessly on the skin.

The incredibly fine shimmer looks so natural atop blush and catches light to bring glow to the face. Me likey!

There is so much product in there, and since I only need a light swipe of the MAC 188 brush to get sufficient product, I’ve hardly created a dent even though I use it religiously every single time I have makeup on.

Where To Apply MAC Too Chic Beauty Powder

Cheekbones – I use Too Chic primarily on the cheekbones and then blend it out towards the temples. You can see it quite clearly in this post.

T-Zone – After I’m done with the cheekbones, I use what is left on the brush to sweep down my nose and across above the eyebrows.

Brow Bone –This is a highlighter that can also be used to highlight the brow bone. (Where is my brow bone?)

All over the face – To achieve an overall dewy look, lightly dust Too Chic all over the face.

Top and bottom lips – To make your pout more obvious, concentrate a small amount of product above the top lip and below the bottom lip using a small brush, like the Loew-Cornell Maxine’s mop ¼”.

Regular (Boring) Packaging

I just had to point out one thing I don’t hate, but think I’d love it more than I already do if done in another way. The packaging is just so blah. Black, and boring, and homogeneous.

Even though I only have 5 of such packaging in my makeup drawer I find it a waste of time to have to pause and read the names of each.

The MAC Surf Baby Studio Careblend Pressed Powders Gold-Go-Lightly stands out in its hawaii-inspired white casing. I wish Too Chic came in something more chic. Okie, black is chic, but maybe it could look slightly different? The Beauty Powder is slightly thinner than the MAC Studio Fix Foundation though. Maybe I should just paste stickers on them.

Haha, but this is MAC’s trademark powder casing and I don’t think anyone will complain about it. I just wonder how those artists who definitely have more of such products find their stuff.

MAC Beauty Powder in Too Chic is absolutely appropriate and gorgeous for every occasion. You have to try it to know it. Trust me.

So sorry, this is a total bummer, but Too Chic is limited edition. You can find it at ACW though.


Bun Bun rates the MAC Too Chic Beauty Powder:


Any Too Chic lovers out there? And does anyone label their black MAC powder casings?