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MAC Dazzlepink Dazzle Highlighter

01/07

MAC Dazzlepink Dazzle Highlighter
MAC Dazzlepink Dazzle Highlighter
MAC Dazzlepink Dazzle Highlighter
MAC Dazzlepink Dazzle Highlighter
MAC Dazzlepink Dazzle Highlighter
MAC Dazzlepink Dazzle Highlighter
MAC Dazzlepink Dazzle Highlighter
MAC Dazzlepink Dazzle Highlighter
MAC Dazzlepink Dazzle Highlighter
MAC Dazzlepink Dazzle Highlighter
MAC Dazzlepink Dazzle Highlighter
MAC Dazzlepink Dazzle Highlighter
MAC Dazzlepink Dazzle Highlighter
MAC Dazzlepink Dazzle Highlighter
MAC Dazzlepink Dazzle Highlighter
MAC Dazzlepink Dazzle Highlighter
MAC Dazzlepink Dazzle Highlighter
MAC Dazzlepink Dazzle Highlighter
MAC Dazzlepink Dazzle Highlighter
MAC Dazzlepink Dazzle Highlighter
MAC Dazzlepink Dazzle Highlighter

Dazzlepink

MAC Dazzlepink Dazzle Highlighter ($34.00 for 0.34 oz.) is a light-medium peach with pink-to-peach shifting glitter. As described, the base was transparent, but there was plenty of “coverage” in the form of sparkle and flecks of flatter glitter particles. This translated into a noticeably glittery, highly reflective finish that was sparkly but not dirt-like at some angles (an issue with some glitters) due to the flat shape. The powder felt smooth, dense and more cream-like, but it picked up well with a tapered, highlighting brush and adhered evenly to bare skin. It wore well for eight hours with minimal migration/movement of the glitter over time.

Formula Overview

$34.00/0.34 oz. - $100.00 Per Ounce

The formula is supposed to "reflect light with a shock of sparkle over translucent colour" with a "cream-powder" base that has "minimal fallout" and can be layered over "blush and eye shadow." It is supposed to wear for "8 hours." They had a dense, but smooth, consistency with lots of fleck-like sparkle and glitter--flatter but very reflective particles that adhered better to the skin and did, in fact, have "minimal fallout" and some travel/migration of sparkles over time but a lot of stayed in place over the eight hours it lasted for. The pigmentation was as described: lots of glitter and a transparent base, so it had "coverage" but in the form of sparkle and glitter. For all the reflective qualities of the finish, it didn't emphasize my skin's texture. They were easy to apply and blend out without losing the "coverage" or initial placement of the product.

Browse all of our MAC Dazzle Highlighter swatches.

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Best & Worst of MAC Grand Illusion Liquid Lipcolours (Fall 2018)

01/03

MAC Grand Illusion Liquid Lipcolour  
MAC Grand Illusion Liquid Lipcolour  
MAC Grand Illusion Liquid Lipcolour  
MAC Grand Illusion Liquid Lipcolour  
MAC Grand Illusion Liquid Lipcolour  
MAC Grand Illusion Liquid Lipcolour  
MAC Grand Illusion Liquid Lipcolour  
MAC Grand Illusion Liquid Lipcolour  
MAC Grand Illusion Liquid Lipcolour  

This past month, MAC Grand Illusion Liquid Lipcolour ($21.00 for 0.17 fl. oz.) saw the release of 10 more shades, which I’ve just wrapped up reviewing and can share with you the winners and losers… The formula is described as “packed with iridescent pearls” and have a “refreshing cooling sensation that makes lips feel instantly fuller.” They’re pretty glosses, as long as opaque coverage and non-sticky aren’t requirements; they’re more medium to semi-opaque, have some tackiness, but go on smoothly and are comfortable to wear. They have a minty taste and subtle tingle (for about 15-20 minutes), which isn’t the typical scent for MAC (vanilla is). They wore between four and five hours typically.

MAC Gold FX Hyper Real Foundation

01/06

MAC Gold FX Hyper Real Foundation
MAC Gold FX Hyper Real Foundation
MAC Gold FX Hyper Real Foundation
MAC Gold FX Hyper Real Foundation
MAC Gold FX Hyper Real Foundation
MAC Gold FX Hyper Real Foundation
MAC Gold FX Hyper Real Foundation
MAC Gold FX Hyper Real Foundation
MAC Gold FX Hyper Real Foundation
MAC Gold FX Hyper Real Foundation
MAC Gold FX Hyper Real Foundation
MAC Gold FX Hyper Real Foundation
MAC Gold FX Hyper Real Foundation
MAC Gold FX Hyper Real Foundation
MAC Gold FX Hyper Real Foundation
MAC Gold FX Hyper Real Foundation
MAC Gold FX Hyper Real Foundation
MAC Gold FX Hyper Real Foundation

Gold FX

MAC Gold FX Hyper Real Foundation ($31.00 for 1.00 oz.) is a pale, white gold with warm, yellow undertones and a luminous sheen. On lighter skin tones, this could be easily worn on its own, though on my complexion (light to light-medium), it would work best paired with a blush or bronzer as I could see the white base coming through on my cheeks (lightening them). It had sheer, buildable pigmentation, as described, and could be layered easily and did not emphasize my skin’s natural texture or pick up my complexion products when I tried it on top. The liquid highlighter had a thin, watery consistency that spread and mixed easily but wasn’t too runny that it became difficult to get precision application. It wore well for eight and a half hours on me.

Formula Overview

$31.00/1.00 oz. - $31.00 Per Ounce

The formula is supposed to be a "weightless liquid highlighter" that has a "refined high-pearl finish" that wears for "eight hours." It can be "layer[ed] under foundation" or applied "over foundation as a highlighter." The consistency was smooth, thin, and had a touch of slip to keep it from feeling like water but was still easily mixed into foundation and moisturizer, applied on its own all-over the skin (like a primer), or dabbed on top of high points of the face to highlight. The latter I liked using fingertips or putting a touch on the back of my hand and swirling a synthetic brush in, then tapping onto the high points and using the edge of the bristles to diffuse the highlighter onto my skin.

It had semi-sheer, buildable coverage, depending on how much was used and how it was applied. It added noticeable luminosity when layered under foundation or mixed with foundation (assuming one did not layer a full coverage, matte formula on top!). They had a very skin-like luminosity--natural, glowing, but not overtly shimmery and definitely didn't emphasize my skin's natural texture. The formula dried down in 10-15 seconds and stayed on well for eight to nine hours on me (when worn as a standalone highlighter).

Browse all of our MAC Hyper Real Foundation swatches.

Ingredients

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MAC Rose Gold FX Hyper Real Foundation

01/05

MAC Rose Gold FX Hyper Real Foundation
MAC Rose Gold FX Hyper Real Foundation
MAC Rose Gold FX Hyper Real Foundation
MAC Rose Gold FX Hyper Real Foundation
MAC Rose Gold FX Hyper Real Foundation
MAC Rose Gold FX Hyper Real Foundation
MAC Rose Gold FX Hyper Real Foundation
MAC Rose Gold FX Hyper Real Foundation
MAC Rose Gold FX Hyper Real Foundation
MAC Rose Gold FX Hyper Real Foundation
MAC Rose Gold FX Hyper Real Foundation
MAC Rose Gold FX Hyper Real Foundation
MAC Rose Gold FX Hyper Real Foundation
MAC Rose Gold FX Hyper Real Foundation
MAC Rose Gold FX Hyper Real Foundation

Rose Gold FX

MAC Rose Gold FX Hyper Real Foundation ($31.00 for 1.00 oz.) is a medium peach with warm undertones and a fine, gold and pink pearl. It had sheer to medium, buildable color coverage with a thin, watery consistency that had enough substance that it spread well over skin without lifting base products or sheering out too easily. It still mixed well with liquid foundations or moisturizers for all-over glow. I didn’t notice that this changed the tint of my foundation, just made it dewier in finish. This shade was very “my-skin-but-better” when applied on top of my bare skin or over foundation as it blended in with my actual skin tone. It seemed to have slightly finer pearl compared to some of the other shades and didn’t have quite the same level of shine. This shade stayed on well for eight hours on me.

Formula Overview

$31.00/1.00 oz. - $31.00 Per Ounce

The formula is supposed to be a "weightless liquid highlighter" that has a "refined high-pearl finish" that wears for "eight hours." It can be "layer[ed] under foundation" or applied "over foundation as a highlighter." The consistency was smooth, thin, and had a touch of slip to keep it from feeling like water but was still easily mixed into foundation and moisturizer, applied on its own all-over the skin (like a primer), or dabbed on top of high points of the face to highlight. The latter I liked using fingertips or putting a touch on the back of my hand and swirling a synthetic brush in, then tapping onto the high points and using the edge of the bristles to diffuse the highlighter onto my skin.

It had semi-sheer, buildable coverage, depending on how much was used and how it was applied. It added noticeable luminosity when layered under foundation or mixed with foundation (assuming one did not layer a full coverage, matte formula on top!). They had a very skin-like luminosity--natural, glowing, but not overtly shimmery and definitely didn't emphasize my skin's natural texture. The formula dried down in 10-15 seconds and stayed on well for eight to nine hours on me (when worn as a standalone highlighter).

Browse all of our MAC Hyper Real Foundation swatches.

Ingredients

MAC Silver Dusk Iridescent Powder/Loose

01/07

MAC Silver Dusk Iridescent Powder/Loose
MAC Silver Dusk Iridescent Powder/Loose
MAC Silver Dusk Iridescent Powder/Loose
MAC Silver Dusk Iridescent Powder/Loose
MAC Silver Dusk Iridescent Powder/Loose
MAC Silver Dusk Iridescent Powder/Loose
MAC Silver Dusk Iridescent Powder/Loose
MAC Silver Dusk Iridescent Powder/Loose
MAC Silver Dusk Iridescent Powder/Loose
MAC Silver Dusk Iridescent Powder/Loose
MAC Silver Dusk Iridescent Powder/Loose
MAC Silver Dusk Iridescent Powder/Loose
MAC Silver Dusk Iridescent Powder/Loose
MAC Silver Dusk Iridescent Powder/Loose
MAC Silver Dusk Iridescent Powder/Loose
MAC Silver Dusk Iridescent Powder/Loose
MAC Silver Dusk Iridescent Powder/Loose
MAC Silver Dusk Iridescent Powder/Loose
MAC Silver Dusk Iridescent Powder/Loose
MAC Silver Dusk Iridescent Powder/Loose
MAC Silver Dusk Iridescent Powder/Loose

Silver Dusk

MAC Silver Dusk Iridescent Powder/Loose ($29.00 for 0.42 oz.) is a soft beige with subtle, warm undertones and flecks of sparkle and finer pearl strewn throughout. I found that it had larger sparkle in it than Golden Bronze, though the effect was similar on the skin: glowing, luminous, but not metallic or in pore-emphasizing territory. There were a few bits of sparkle on my skin, which I know some love and some loathe.

The powder had a soft, silky consistency but didn’t disperse too readily into the air (sometimes those loose powders can be too airy in a way), so it was easy to apply more or less depending on how intense I wanted the finish to be. I didn’t feel like it was a product where I had to apply a lot of layers to get to intense shine but I was just as easily able to achieve a subtle glow if preferred. As it was beige, it didn’t really add “color” to my skin, though I could see the lighter base brightening the area I applied it to. It went on evenly, blended out almost on its own, and lasted well for eight hours.

Formula Overview

$29.00/0.42 oz. - $69.05 Per Ounce

The formula is described as a "finely milled mixture of mica and pigments" that have a "subtle glaze of colour" but have an "intense pearl" finish; they even recommend to apply it "sparingly at first" because it can be quite concentrated. It can be used on "bare skin," "mixed into" foundation or moisturizer, or applied "over foundation." The consistency was finely-milled, silky, and very soft to the touch. As it is a loose powder, it can be quite pigmented or sheer depending on how much is picked up on a brush; I felt like a moderate pickup of color (coating the edges of a tapered highlighting brush) yielded good color coverage in a single layer that diffused easily on my skin. There was a moderate sheen on my skin once the product was blended out, and there was subtle to moderate color visible depending on the shade. The formula lasted eight hours on me before fading noticeably.

It applied well over bare skin or over foundation, and if one wanted to mix it into foundation or moisturizer, that was certainly doable, but you'll want to shake out a good bit of product and mix in the palm of your hand or on the back of your hand to thoroughly disperse the product.

Browse all of our MAC Iridescent Powder/Loose swatches.

Ingredients

MAC Bronze FX Hyper Real Foundation

01/05

MAC Bronze FX Hyper Real Foundation
MAC Bronze FX Hyper Real Foundation
MAC Bronze FX Hyper Real Foundation
MAC Bronze FX Hyper Real Foundation
MAC Bronze FX Hyper Real Foundation
MAC Bronze FX Hyper Real Foundation
MAC Bronze FX Hyper Real Foundation
MAC Bronze FX Hyper Real Foundation
MAC Bronze FX Hyper Real Foundation
MAC Bronze FX Hyper Real Foundation
MAC Bronze FX Hyper Real Foundation
MAC Bronze FX Hyper Real Foundation
MAC Bronze FX Hyper Real Foundation
MAC Bronze FX Hyper Real Foundation
MAC Bronze FX Hyper Real Foundation

Bronze FX

MAC Bronze FX Hyper Real Foundation ($31.00 for 1.00 oz.) is a medium, coppery-brown with warm, golden pearl. It had buildable pigmentation from semi-sheer to mostly opaque (two to three layers) that sat well on bare skin without emphasizing my skin’s natural texture. This particular shade gave me subtle color and tint, so it would likely to be very my-skin-but-better on medium to tan complexions in particular. The consistency was lightweight, thin, and watery without being too runny or prone to sheering out to barely-there coverage. I didn’t have any trouble applying it to my cheek bones as a standalone highlighter and getting a moderate shine and some color. This shade stayed on nicely for eight and a half hours on my skin.

Formula Overview

$31.00/1.00 oz. - $31.00 Per Ounce

The formula is supposed to be a "weightless liquid highlighter" that has a "refined high-pearl finish" that wears for "eight hours." It can be "layer[ed] under foundation" or applied "over foundation as a highlighter." The consistency was smooth, thin, and had a touch of slip to keep it from feeling like water but was still easily mixed into foundation and moisturizer, applied on its own all-over the skin (like a primer), or dabbed on top of high points of the face to highlight. The latter I liked using fingertips or putting a touch on the back of my hand and swirling a synthetic brush in, then tapping onto the high points and using the edge of the bristles to diffuse the highlighter onto my skin.

It had semi-sheer, buildable coverage, depending on how much was used and how it was applied. It added noticeable luminosity when layered under foundation or mixed with foundation (assuming one did not layer a full coverage, matte formula on top!). They had a very skin-like luminosity--natural, glowing, but not overtly shimmery and definitely didn't emphasize my skin's natural texture. The formula dried down in 10-15 seconds and stayed on well for eight to nine hours on me (when worn as a standalone highlighter).

Browse all of our MAC Hyper Real Foundation swatches.

Ingredients