MAC Solar Field Collection Reviews and Haul Pictures

Solar Bits ($19.50)
These literally look like crushed metallic bits! They are very glittery and have a chunky texture. Unlike pigments, they can be used anywhere – eyes, cheeks and on the body. While they are very pretty to look at, fall out can be a big issue. I highly suggest patting them on with a slightly damp brush.

From Top to Bottom (Left to Right):
* Scatterays – Although this is a “soft metallic peach with gold pearlized pigments”, I do not see any peach on me. The color just shows up a shimmery champagne color.

* Sunpower – This “light metallic tan with gold pearlized pigments” reminds me of MAC’s Dazzleray pigment.

* Bronzescape – Described as a “yellowed-brown with gold pearlized pigments”, this looks like a cool-toned bronze on me.

* Black Ore – This “rich black with gold pearlized pigments” color is definitely the most unique shade out of the four. It is a black with a bit of green undertones and it is *so* pretty!

Bronzing Powder ($20)

From Left to Right:
* Refined Golden – This “finely spun golden with soft pearl finish” is a repromote. Although it looks a little intimidating in the pan with all the gold glitter, it is very subtle and you can build up the color by layering it on. It gives me a soft bronzy glow and does not look dirty at all.

* Solar Riche – This is a “mid-tone brown with slight oranged undertones” color that is new. It has the same texture and pigmentation as Refined Golden. Colorwise, it has a bit more red undertones. The ma applied this on me and I’m sold!

My Haul

Left to Right: Nail Lacquer in Neon 8, Bronzing Powder in Solar Riche, Solar Bits in Sunpower and Black Ore

Phyllis Li is the Founder and Editor-in-chief of Makeup For Life, one of the top 50 beauty blogs that focuses on celebrity makeup breakdowns, product reviews, makeup tutorials and all things beauty. Having lived and traveled in North America, Europe and Asia, she was exposed to different techniques and products at an early age and hopes to put a global perspective towards beauty. Phyllis won the Best Content Award by Total Beauty in 2008 and has been featured in various publications and websites including ELLE,, Yahoo Shine!, AOL Stylelist, Nylon Korea, VOGUE China, Ming Pao Daily (Canada) and Shanghai Weekly. In 2010, she was appointed one of the nine Real Women Ambassadors in the United States to take part in the Latisse® Wishes Challenge, working with Hollywood celebrity Kathy Ireland and raised over $400,000 for the Make-A-Wish Foundation to grant wishes for approximately 54 children. In 2012, she teamed up with luxury skincare brand TATCHA and released a limited-edition 3-Piece Set of her favorite beauty products. Phyllis currently lives in Chicago, US. She is a regular contributor to Shanghai Daily's StyleHai Magazine and a member of the Glam Beauty Network.


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