Review & Swatches: MAC Hey, Sailor! Highlight Powder in “Crew”

MAC Hey, Sailor! Highlight Powder in Crew

Availability: MAC Stores & Online
Price: $29.00

Company’s Description

Pearlized highlights in a superfine pressed powder. Goes on easily to create a smooth, sophisticated pop of light. Packaged in a jaunty nautical striped compact.

This review is for the limited-edition Highlight Powder releasing with MAC’s upcoming Hey, Sailor! Collection. This post includes photographs and swatches:

  • Crew: Soft peachy cream with fine shimmer


Packaging: 9/10

These shadows come in standard MAC packaging. The compact is plastic and comes with a snap-shut, flip-up top. The pan is embossed with a stripe design.

Quality: 8.5/10

Crew imparts a very subtle sheen to the skin. Despite the presence of tiny silver particles, the effect Crew leaves on the skin reminds me more of a Satin-finish blush as opposed to a highlighter.

If you apply the color very heavily, you could use it as a pale pink/peach blush. But the color on the embossed design will wear down eventually, and you’ll be left with only the highlighting color. The color on the embossed design actually goes down to the bottom of the pan!

This is a good product if you want a very natural and subtle sheen. But I feel like many people will desire and expect a more obvious highlighting finish on the skin for Summer.

The formula is smooth, creamy, and soft, which makes for great application.

Ease of Use: 9.5/10

Using this powder correctly is fool-proof because the color is so transparent and the shimmers are so subtle that you can’t really over-do it.

Price: 9/10

Everything in the Hey, Sailor! collection is $1.00 more than normally-price MAC items because of the special limited-edition packaging. For comparison, this powder is the same price as the Extra Dimension Highlighter.

Final Grade

MAC Hey, Sailor! Highlight Powder in Crew Box Packaging

MAC Hey, Sailor! Highlight Powder in Crew Packaging

MAC Hey, Sailor! Highlight Powder in Crew

MAC Hey, Sailor! Highlight Powder in Crew

MAC Hey, Sailor! Highlight Powder in Crew

MAC Hey, Sailor! Highlight Powder in Crew Swatch

MAC Hey, Sailor! Highlight Powder in Crew Swatch in Sunlight

MAC Hey, Sailor! Highlight Powder in Crew Swatch in Sunlight

MAC Hey, Sailor! Highlight Powder in Crew Heavy Swatch


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11 Responses to Review & Swatches: MAC Hey, Sailor! Highlight Powder in “Crew”

  1. Allie says:

    LOL, am I the only person who didn’t want the colors to go all the way down? I was hoping it would become more of a classic cream/white color once the pink wore away (from what I saw when I swatched it, the orange and purple also come out the same). /shrugs

  2. Christina says:

    Would you say this can be used for an all over glow, or just for the usual highlighting places?

  3. Lisa B. says:

    It’s great the color goes all the way down and isn’t an overspray!

  4. Rxmakeup says:

    Thanks for all the swatches!

  5. Rxmakeup says:

    Wow that is a whole lot lighter than I expected

  6. Dhari says:

    I ordered this highlighter and I think the highlight would be more obvious on my sking since i am around nc44/nc45. And as for the color of it, the design isnt an overspray it actually goes all the way down until the product ends. Yippie!

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