So, here it is... the compact that is confusing everyone. It is the size of a powder, can be sheer or more pigmented and MAC even talks about using it to highlight your eye area. Is it a highlighter? Something to use all over like a bronzer? Or are you meant to use those colored dots like eye shadows? Or, like me, do you not really care because the polka dots are just so much fun?
It's really hard to say. Read more to check out a few swatch pics.
So, I should have thought out the locations of my arm swatches a bit more. You can see that the dots are definitely more pigmented than the surrounding pink. I find the difference in pigmentation a bit strange. If everything was sheer, it would be easy to use with a big fluffy brush all over. I did that, but you'll need a really big brush to make everything sheer. Luckily the dots are big enough that it is easy to target them if you want to use them.
I also found the consistency of the powder to be a bit more... powdery? Which sounds strange, but it did break apart more easily than many other MAC face powders and eye shadows. I dug around in it a bit to show that the color of the dots goes all the way down.
So, what do you think? Is this something you'd use as a face powder or for a shadow? Or, would you just look at the dots because they're cute?