MAC Flare for the Dramatic Extra Dimension Skinfinish Review & Swatches

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MAC Flare for the Dramatic Extra Dimension Skinfinish
MAC Flare for the Dramatic Extra Dimension Skinfinish
MAC Flare for the Dramatic Extra Dimension Skinfinish
MAC Flare for the Dramatic Extra Dimension Skinfinish
MAC Flare for the Dramatic Extra Dimension Skinfinish
MAC Flare for the Dramatic Extra Dimension Skinfinish
MAC Flare for the Dramatic Extra Dimension Skinfinish
MAC Flare for the Dramatic Extra Dimension Skinfinish
MAC Flare for the Dramatic Extra Dimension Skinfinish
MAC Flare for the Dramatic Extra Dimension Skinfinish
MAC Flare for the Dramatic Extra Dimension Skinfinish
MAC Flare for the Dramatic Extra Dimension Skinfinish
MAC Flare for the Dramatic Extra Dimension Skinfinish
MAC Flare for the Dramatic Extra Dimension Skinfinish
MAC Flare for the Dramatic Extra Dimension Skinfinish
MAC Flare for the Dramatic Extra Dimension Skinfinish
MAC Flare for the Dramatic Extra Dimension Skinfinish
MAC Flare for the Dramatic Extra Dimension Skinfinish
MAC Flare for the Dramatic Extra Dimension Skinfinish
MAC Flare for the Dramatic Extra Dimension Skinfinish
MAC Flare for the Dramatic Extra Dimension Skinfinish
MAC Flare for the Dramatic Extra Dimension Skinfinish
MAC Flare for the Dramatic Extra Dimension Skinfinish
MAC Flare for the Dramatic Extra Dimension Skinfinish
MAC Flare for the Dramatic Extra Dimension Skinfinish
MAC Flare for the Dramatic Extra Dimension Skinfinish
MAC Flare for the Dramatic Extra Dimension Skinfinish
MAC Flare for the Dramatic Extra Dimension Skinfinish
MAC Flare for the Dramatic Extra Dimension Skinfinish
MAC Flare for the Dramatic Extra Dimension Skinfinish
MAC Flare for the Dramatic Extra Dimension Skinfinish
MAC Flare for the Dramatic Extra Dimension Skinfinish
MAC Flare for the Dramatic Extra Dimension Skinfinish

Flare for the Dramatic

MAC Flare for the Dramatic Extra Dimension Skinfinish ($37.00 for 0.31 oz.) is a brighter, medium copper with moderate, warm undertones–almost balanced between rustier red and orange–paired with a luminous finish. The texture was dense and firmer to the touch, but it was slightly drier and more yielding–so a touch powdery–compared to most of the brand’s Extra Dimension shades. It was harder to judge smoothness, though I felt like it was “soft” as I applied it, due to the raised pattern on the powder itself.

It had opaque color coverage that adhered evenly to bare skin and blended out nicely. The finish was buildable from more luminous to more metallic, depending on how many layers were applied, and if one used a dampened brush, it could ratchet the intensity up immediately. The color stayed on nicely for eight and a half hours before fading visibly.

FURTHER READING: Formula Overview for details on general performance and characteristics (like scent).

Formula Overview

$37.00/0.31 oz. - $119.35 Per Ounce

The Extra Dimension Skinfinish formula is supposed to give “the perfect glow to the skin” with a “creamy powder formula” that wears for “10 hours.” It’s a powder highlighter that I’d describe as a moderate to intense highlighter, and they come in varying hues with some that might work as highlighting blushes/bronzers are on some skin tones and true highlighters on other skin tones. In general, the formula is very pigmented, blendable, and wears around eight to nine hours on me.

Browse all of our MAC Extra Dimension Skinfinish swatches.

Ingredients

Mica, Cetearyl Ethylhexanoate, C12-20 Acid Peg-8 Ester, Hdi/Trimethylol Hexyllactone Crosspolymer, Squalane, Glycerin, Chondrus Crispus (Carrageenan) Extract, Ethylhexylglycerin, Dicalcium Phosphate, Polysorbate 80, 1,2-Hexanediol, Silica, Synthetic Fluorphlogopite, Tin Oxide, Caprylyl Glycol, [+/- Titanium Dioxide (Ci 77891), Iron Oxides (Ci 77491), Iron Oxides (Ci 77492), Iron Oxides (Ci 77499), Bismuth Oxychloride (Ci 77163), Blue 1 Lake (Ci 42090), Carmine (Ci 75470), Manganese Violet (Ci 77742), Ultramarines (Ci 77007), Yellow 5 Lake (Ci 19140)]

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Christine Mielke is the editor-in-chief and has been reviewing products for over 14 years.

She has normal-to-dry skin with occasional dryness on cheeks and nose. She has a light plus skintone with subtle, warmer yellow undertones (view her foundation matches here).

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This is gorgeous on you! I don’t have the right skin tone to pull this off, but this is something that didn’t look very compelling to me in the pan or in the swatch, but on your cheeks is absolutely stunning!

This is a magnificent highlighter! I do have a 95% dupe with DoC Miramé, though, so it’s a no-go I guess. TBH, I think I may actually love this one more!

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