MAC Medium Deep Star-Dipped Face Compact Review & Swatches

Medium Deep

MAC Medium Deep Star-Dipped Face Compact is a new, limited edition foursome that includes a bronzer, one blush, and two highlighters, all of which are in the Extra Dimension formula. Three of the four shades in the quad have been seen before, though this is the first time MAC has housed them in a quad format, which makes the price point a lot more palatable (they can get quite pricey as standalone purchases).


Delphic is a light-medium brown with strong, warm undertones and a satin finish. It had excellent color payoff that applied well to bare skin with a smooth, even lay down of product that blended out seamlessly. The texture was smooth to the touch, dense but not stiff, and had a more natural sheen that came through when the product was buffed onto my skin. This shade wore nicely for eight and a half hours before I noticed fading.

Cloudy Copper

Cloudy Copper is a soft, golden bronze with warm undertones and a metallic sheen. It had opaque color coverage in a single layer, which applied evenly to bare skin and blended out with ease. The finish seemed slightly more intense compared to most Extra Dimension shades, and I found it emphasized my skin’s natural texture slightly.

This seemed to soften a bit after an hour of wear, though. The consistency was dense without being overly firm that it became stiff, so the powder was still easy enough to work with so long as I used a moderately dense brush to pick up product. It stayed on well for eight and a half hours before fading a bit.


Snowflushed has a peachy-brown base with warm, yellowish undertones paired with gold to pink shifting sparkle. This was a fairly sparkly finish, and the pink shift was noticeable when it was applied to my skin. The peach-brown base came through as a soft bronzer/blush on my cheeks, while the pink reflected from the higher points.

The texture was soft, smooth, and dense without being too firmly-pressed into the pan, so it managed not to be powdery but was still easy to apply and blend out on my cheeks. It lasted beautifully for eight and a half hours but had slight sparkle migration over time.

Oh, Darling!

Oh, Darling! is a bright, medium gold with strong, warm undertones and a metallic finish. It was richly pigmented with a smooth consistency that was denser without being too firmly pressed into the pan–so no powderiness but it picked up well with a typical, tapered highlighting brush. The powder applied evenly to my skin and blended out with little effort, and the shimmer didn’t emphasize my skin’s natural texture. It wore well for nine hours before I noticed slight fading.