This was one of my Xmas gifts courtesy of the Cavewoman and the fine folks at MAC.
MAC Couture Sheer Mystery Powder and Couture Lipstick in Red No. 5
I love the compact. It is metal with a jet grid design on top. Some MUAers stated that it reminded them of legos. I personally think of my jet bead necklaces. The powder works perfectly and will be a worthy replacement for my beloved everyday compact from Hard Candy. My Hard Candy has been a loyal friend. She always helps me out in a jam. Controls my shine and instantly freshens up my makeup.
This MAC mystery powder does the same job but comes in a more attractive high end case.
Cavewoman suggested that the MAC lipstick is a dupe for MAC's own New York Apple.
The colors are close but there is a difference.
The Red No 5 has no frost or glitter.
It is a cool toned blue based red that is more raspberry than apple.
It is lovely and will be a worthy addition to my red lippie collection.
Photos: Blogdorf Goodman