Friday, April 5th, 2013

MAC Double Definition Extra Dimension Skinfinish
MAC Double Definition Extra Dimension Skinfinish

MAC Double Definition Extra Dimension Skinfinish ($30.00 for 0.31 oz.) is described as a “soft shimmery gold” and “patina bronze.” Together, they create a warm, golden-shimmered bronzed-tan with a frosted, not-quite-metallic finish. The lighter shade is a metallic yellowed gold, while the deeper shade is a pearly gold-shimmered, medium-dark brown with a slightly shadowy cast. MAC Worldly Wealth is warmer, more orange. MAC Glorify and Estee Lauder Topaz Chameleon are both darker, warmer. MAC Light Over Dark is somewhat similar. Guerlain Terracotta Sun in the City is similar to the lighter shade.

The product can be used individually or together, as each section is large enough to accommodate a normal blush brush. The lighter shade has an extremely frosted, metallic finish that’s very, very pore-emphasizing. The darker shade is more flattering against the skin, as it does not emphasize the skin’s natural texture or its pores. Swirled together and then applied, there is still noticeable emphasis of the pores due to the more metallic finish. Aside from the nature of the finish, I think this color will work well on deeper complexions. I feel like if you loved MAC’s Mineralize Skinfinishes with ultra metallic finishes and shades like Metal Rock (which I don’t own, so I can’t compare directly), you’d like this. Double Definition wore seven hours well but showed some patchiness after eight hours.  The texture was soft and blendable, but there was some dryness there–dry in the weird way that this formula can be, such that it feels dry to the touch but doesn’t perform as if it were dry.

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MAC Double Definition Extra Dimension Skinfinish Review, Photos, Swatches

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This product is incredibly well-pigmented, but it emphasizes pores and imperfections of the skin quite a bit. It also doesn't wear for a full eight hours, so it could use improvement there, too.

Product

8.5/10

Pigmentation

10/10

Texture

8/10

Longevity

7.5/10

Application

4.5/5

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MAC Double Definition Extra Dimension Skinfinish
MAC Double Definition Extra Dimension Skinfinish

MAC Double Definition Extra Dimension Skinfinish
MAC Double Definition Extra Dimension Skinfinish

MAC Double Definition Extra Dimension Skinfinish
MAC Double Definition Extra Dimension Skinfinish

MAC Double Definition Extra Dimension Skinfinish
MAC Double Definition Extra Dimension Skinfinish

MAC Double Definition Extra Dimension Skinfinish
MAC Double Definition Extra Dimension Skinfinish

MAC Double Definition Extra Dimension Skinfinish
MAC Double Definition Extra Dimension Skinfinish

MAC Double Definition Extra Dimension Skinfinish
MAC Double Definition Extra Dimension Skinfinish

MAC Double Definition Extra Dimension Skinfinish
MAC Double Definition Extra Dimension Skinfinish

MAC Double Definition Extra Dimension Skinfinish
MAC Double Definition Extra Dimension Skinfinish

MAC Double Definition Extra Dimension Skinfinish
MAC Double Definition Extra Dimension Skinfinish (lighter shade as a highlighter, darker as a blush)

MAC Double Definition Extra Dimension Skinfinish
MAC Double Definition Extra Dimension Skinfinish (lighter shade as a highlighter, darker as a blush)

MAC Double Definition Extra Dimension Skinfinish
MAC Double Definition Extra Dimension Skinfinish (applied by swirling both together in the pan)

MAC Double Definition Extra Dimension Skinfinish
MAC Double Definition Extra Dimension Skinfinish (applied by swirling both together in the pan)

Product & Review FAQ

Where can I purchase it? How much is it?

MAC, $30.00.

Is it limited edition?

Yes.

Any dupes?

MAC Worldly Wealth is warmer, more orange. MAC Glorify and Estee Lauder Topaz Chameleon are both darker, warmer. MAC Light Over Dark is somewhat similar. Guerlain Terracotta Sun in the City is similar to the lighter shade.

What makeup are you wearing?

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

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34 thoughts on “MAC Double Definition Extra Dimension Skinfinish Review, Photos, Swatches

  1. Too shimmery for me, but I think it looks gorgeous on you!

  2. Shan

    Do you think this will show up well on NC45 skin?

  3. Profile wp-user-avatar wp-user-avatar-60 alignnone photo of Denise S. Denise S.

    So glad you reviewed this today as I was going to order it sight unseen. But it does emphasize your pores, so not for me. Still kinda pretty though.

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

    Looks great on you but I can’t pull off any bronzers.

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

    I think this looks gorgeous on you, it makes your skin glow. Thank you Christine.

  6. AMANDA

    I swear you could make everything look good Christine!

  7. Profile wp-user-avatar wp-user-avatar-60 alignnone photo of Abigail abigailod

    I think it looks good on you! I had just ordered this yesterday. If it’s a finer version of Gold Deposit (which I own), it might work, fingers crossed!

  8. Monica

    How does this compare to MAC LE Otherworldly blush and Warmed MSF? Anyone can answer this if you have it to compare to. =)

  9. Too bad it emphasizes pores so much, the color is beautiful. So warm and summery.

  10. Profile wp-user-avatar wp-user-avatar-60 alignnone photo of Precious Precious

    Pretty shade, but off the list it goes. I say no to pore emphasis and patchiness.

  11. Profile wp-user-avatar wp-user-avatar-60 alignnone photo of Elyse Elyse

    It does emphasize the pore a bit, but WOW is it gorgeous on you! It’s yet another product that just seems to be made for you, Christine!

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

    This looks very pretty and much more subtle than I would have thought.

  13. I’m surprised – but I really like this. I tend to go for colors like this in summer, in place of a blush.

  14. Candi

    Could you tell me how this compares to whisper of gilt? I missed it both rounds and desperately looking for a highlighter that’s similar. I’m NC35. Thanks!!

  15. Glo

    How does this compare to TheBalm Betty Lou Manizer?

  16. Katie

    I’ll stick with my Chanel highlighter from the spring collection. It doesn’t emphasize pores at all!

  17. Profile wp-user-avatar wp-user-avatar-60 alignnone photo of Allison Allison

    could you do one of these for definitely defined? i can’t find good swatches anywhere!

  18. Profile wp-user-avatar wp-user-avatar-60 alignnone photo of Gabriella bella

    it both looks good and makes the skin look a bit dirty, weird combo :) love the glow though!

  19. I so love me some bronzers, even though I am a pale NC15 and this is gorgeous! I’m going to have to take a look at it and swatch it in person. Even I’m a little worried this might be too dark, but with a light hand, I probably could make it work.

  20. Cat

    Is this similar to Mac’s msf in gold deposit?

  21. Samantha

    How do you think this compares to dior amber diamond in texture,color, etc.? :)

  22. Johura

    I love this! Do you know when this will be coming to the UK? :(

  23. I wonder if the light part is closer to Whisper of Gilt. I love that one and I´m looking for a product with the same color.

  24. Landinha

    qual desses iluminadores se parece mais com superb, pois gostei muito dele e não comprei!Minha pele acho que Nc20

  25. Landinha

    “Superb”

  26. Dayna

    Hi Christine! I was wondering, do you think this would look too dark for NC20 skin? I mean both sides, even the darker as a bronzer? Please let me know, thank u! :)