Sunday, April 7th, 2013

MAC Definitely Defined Extra Dimension Skinfinish
MAC Definitely Defined Extra Dimension Skinfinish

MAC Definitely Defined Extra Dimension Skinfinish ($30.00 for 0.31 oz.) is described as a “silvery pink/soft rose with shimmer.” Swirled together, it is a soft peach with a hint of pink and a frosted, golden champagne sheen. MAC Light Year is warmer, darker. MAC By Candlelight is lighter. bareMinerals The Love Affair is warmer, more peach. MAC Superb is browner. Bobbi Brown Rose Gold is more beige. Laura Mercier Rose Rendezvous is browner. The lighter shade is a pale champagne with a frosted, metallic finish. Chanel Beiges Ombres Tissees is more beige, less golden. The darker shade is a peachy-orange with a frosted finish. MAC Utterly Game is somewhat similar in color but is mostly matte.

The lighter shade has a very, very metallic finish, so as a highlighter is incredibly reflective and emphasizes pores and any imperfections in the skin noticeably. The darker shade has a rather frosted finish (rather than a metallic one), but it does somewhat emphasize pores. On lighter complexions, this will show up as more of a highlighter/blush combination, while on medium to dark complexions, it will be subtler and better as a highlighter (generally). It has a soft, slightly dry, consistency and feel, but it applies with good color payoff and builds up well. It does blend out easily, and it doesn’t look powdery on the skin. When I tested Definitely Defined, it lasted for seven and a half hours well, but after eight and a half, there was some patchiness (MAC says this formula will last ten hours).

The Glossover

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product

Definitely Defined

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On lighter complexions, this will show up as more of a highlighter/blush combination, while on medium to dark complexions, it will be subtler and better as a highlighter (generally).

Product

8.5/10

Pigmentation

10/10

Texture

8/10

Longevity

7.5/10

Application

4.5/5

Results
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MAC Definitely Defined Extra Dimension Skinfinish
MAC Definitely Defined Extra Dimension Skinfinish

MAC Definitely Defined Extra Dimension Skinfinish
MAC Definitely Defined Extra Dimension Skinfinish

MAC Definitely Defined Extra Dimension Skinfinish
MAC Definitely Defined Extra Dimension Skinfinish

MAC Definitely Defined Extra Dimension Skinfinish
MAC Definitely Defined Extra Dimension Skinfinish

MAC Definitely Defined Extra Dimension Skinfinish
MAC Definitely Defined Extra Dimension Skinfinish

MAC Definitely Defined Extra Dimension Skinfinish
MAC Definitely Defined Extra Dimension Skinfinish

MAC Definitely Defined Extra Dimension Skinfinish
MAC Definitely Defined Extra Dimension Skinfinish

MAC Definitely Defined Extra Dimension Skinfinish
MAC Definitely Defined Extra Dimension Skinfinish

MAC Definitely Defined Extra Dimension Skinfinish
MAC Definitely Defined Extra Dimension Skinfinish (as highlighter/blush)

MAC Definitely Defined Extra Dimension Skinfinish
MAC Definitely Defined Extra Dimension Skinfinish (as highlighter/blush)

MAC Definitely Defined Extra Dimension Skinfinish
MAC Definitely Defined Extra Dimension Skinfinish (swirled together)

MAC Definitely Defined Extra Dimension Skinfinish
MAC Definitely Defined Extra Dimension Skinfinish (swirled together)

Product & Review FAQ

Where can I purchase it? How much is it?

MAC, $30.00 (April 11th).

Is it limited edition?

Yes.

Any dupes?

MAC Light Year is warmer, darker. MAC By Candlelight is lighter. bareMinerals The Love Affair is warmer, more peach. MAC Superb is browner. Bobbi Brown Rose Gold is more beige. Laura Mercier Rose Rendezvous is browner. The lighter shade is a pale champagne with a frosted, metallic finish. Chanel Beiges Ombres Tissees is more beige, less golden. The darker shade is a peachy-orange with a frosted finish. MAC Utterly Game is somewhat similar in color but is mostly matte.

What makeup are you wearing?

On eyes: Urban Decay Bourbon Eyeliner. On lips: MAC Baking Beauty Mineralize Tinted Lip Balm.

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27 thoughts on “MAC Definitely Defined Extra Dimension Skinfinish Review, Photos, Swatches

  1. Profile wp-user-avatar wp-user-avatar-60 alignnone photo of Lisa Lisa

    I’m really disappointed at how peach this is given the description. Not very pink at all.

    • I agree! I was expecting this to be a bit more peachy/rosey. This is very very close to Superb (which I LOVE) but I was expecting a pinky color.

  2. Profile wp-user-avatar wp-user-avatar-60 alignnone photo of Jill cloudburst

    I see that it does emphasize pores due to its frostiness…you still look great though!

  3. Profile wp-user-avatar wp-user-avatar-60 alignnone photo of fabiola fabiola

    Thank you Christine. I still think I’ll be getting the dark one, I believe is double definition. I am an nc20, but after I saw how it looks on you, I can’t wait to get it.

  4. I love the color and finish of Superb, but it’s too dark on me. How much lighter is Definitely Defined?

  5. Profile wp-user-avatar wp-user-avatar-60 alignnone photo of Melissa Melissa

    I absolutely love it. I don’t live near a MAC store & the website has said “coming soon” for a freakin week now so I doubt ill be able to even try this. I don’t have large pores on my cheeks so I don’t think that will be an issue for me, lets hope not anyway. My biggest concern on that area is excessive dryness :(

  6. Bere

    This is so sad :( I was hoping on a duo version of superb! :/

  7. 18thCenturyFox

    I know you’ve received a million comments like this but you really have been such a fabulous compass for my beauty needs. Thank you so much for the immense amounts of work that I know I can’t begin to fathom. Additionally my subscriptions don’t seem to be working- I am all set to receive others comments but haven’t gotten any in days. Thirdly- will you be reviewing any of the MAC Pro Nudes and Metallics (I know thats a long shot)?

  8. Profile wp-user-avatar wp-user-avatar-60 alignnone photo of Christina C. Christina C. Ryder

    I envy your skin Christine! I think the products looks beautiful on you.

  9. Profile wp-user-avatar wp-user-avatar-60 alignnone photo of Sarah Sarah

    how does this compare to redhead MSF?

  10. Profile wp-user-avatar wp-user-avatar-60 alignnone photo of KRISTANNA kristanna

    macys.com has it now.

  11. Rebecca

    what foundation do you usually wear when taking these pics? your skin always looks gorgeous!

  12. Trying to decide between this one and “Shape the Future” — they both look really pretty. I love the idea of this, with the lighter and darker tones of the same shade.

  13. I think this is really pretty, but I expected it to be a bit more pink. I’m debating on this one haha. Thanks, Christine!

  14. Look warm to me which makes me feel better about not getting it!

    Thanks for the comparisons as always. MAC Light Year turn orange on me to my horror because of the colour on my skin tone. lol

  15. Jaimie

    How does it compare to Stereo Rose?

  16. Shannon

    Hi Christine! Thank you for the amazing review, as always. Quick question~ how does Definitely Defined compare to Petticoat MSF? Thanks!