MAC Glow With It Extra Dimension Skinfinish Review, Photos, Swatches

01/06

MAC Glow With It Extra Dimension Skinfinish
MAC Glow With It Extra Dimension Skinfinish
MAC Glow With It Extra Dimension Skinfinish
MAC Glow With It Extra Dimension Skinfinish
MAC Glow With It Extra Dimension Skinfinish
MAC Glow With It Extra Dimension Skinfinish
MAC Glow With It Extra Dimension Skinfinish
MAC Glow With It Extra Dimension Skinfinish
MAC Glow With It Extra Dimension Skinfinish
MAC Glow With It Extra Dimension Skinfinish
MAC Glow With It Extra Dimension Skinfinish
MAC Glow With It Extra Dimension Skinfinish
MAC Glow With It Extra Dimension Skinfinish
MAC Glow With It Extra Dimension Skinfinish
MAC Glow With It Extra Dimension Skinfinish
MAC Glow With It Extra Dimension Skinfinish
MAC Glow With It Extra Dimension Skinfinish
MAC Glow With It Extra Dimension Skinfinish

Glow With It

MAC Glow With It Extra Dimension Skinfinish ($33.00 for 0.31 oz.) is a muted, rosy brown with fine, golden shimmer. There was an almost plummy tone to it when blended out, but it seemed more brown than plum overall. For a Skinfinish, it actually had less shimmer–and finer shimmer at that–compared to the majority of Skinfinishes I’ve tried. It absolutely still gave a glow to the skin, but it was easier to be heavy-handed and not worry about emphasizing my skin’s natural texture. It had great color payoff with a very smooth, soft, and blendable texture; it felt like the perfect balance between soft and firm where it was easy to grab product with a brush but not at all dusty in the pan. The color wore well for eight and a half hours on me.

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 hours on me.

Formula Overview

$33.00/0.31 oz. - $106.45 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.

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Makeup Look

On face:
  • Dior Star Foundation
  • Laura Mercier Loose Setting Powder
On eyes:
  • Personal Identity Eyeshadow Palette
  • Urban Decay Roach 24/7 Eye Pencil
On lips:
  • Estee Lauder Naked Truth Hi-Lustre Lipstick

About the Reviewer

Reviewer

Christine has normal-to-dry skin with areas of dryness (cheeks, nose, and under the eyes). She has a light-medium skintone with subtle, warmer yellow undertones. Her best foundation matches include: Tarte Rainforest of the Sea in Light-Medium Neutral (best match), Estee Lauder Double Wear Stay-in-Place Makeup in Desert Beige 2N1, Giorgio Armani Maestro Glow in 4.0, Hourglass Warm Ivory Vanish Seamless Finish, Laura Mercier Candleglow Soft Luminous in Dusk, MAC NC20/NC25, Make Up For Ever Ultra HD Liquid in Y305 (140). For more matches, please read our full Foundation FAQ. For more information on our review process, please read our Review FAQ.

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This is very pretty on you Christine! I was so excited when these launched that I bought Cheeky Bits on an impulse – it looks like such a gorgeous dark coral for the summer. I haven’t it worn it yet but here’s to hoping that it gets a great review from you!

I don’t think you’ll be disappointed 🙂 MAC’s Extra Dimension formula is pretty reliable/consistent!

I love this on you! Your sneak-peek swatches made me go straight to MAC and test these out. I had planned to buy Superb but after swatching it was too metallic for my tastes and I think Estée Lauder’s Modern Mercury is a close enough dupe that I don’t need Superb. I needed up buying Glow With It and love it!!! It’s bronze yet has some plum tones which I really like. I’m wearing it today over Cover FX Rose Gold drops and it’s a nice combination. Definitely very glowy. Looking forward to buying one or two of the new blushes as well at some point.

I’m not sure – I don’t think MAC conducts testing for if yay/nay for eyes since it is a face product.

This one looks like a great bronzer blush for spring and summer! Luckily, I’ve already got Cheek Pollen for that purpose.

As a side note, I noticed you’re wearing Naked Truth here, which having retried it yesterday with Nyx Mauve Slim Lip Pencil underneath, looked much better on me than my first try-on! Getting it Monday!

I’m a super fair, natural redhead with freckles…for some reason I feel like this might work as a blush for me, if I used a light hand?

I’m not as interested in these skin finishes (although they are lovely and kudos to MAC for such an amazing range of colours and intensities) but I’m practically biting my nails in anticipation of the blush reviews. I think I’ll have to take a tranquilizer to keep control when I see those.

Oh, wow. There goes my resolve not to go for the darker shades. Forewent cheek pollen (even on good byes) and only have the unfiltered Nars dupe. PLUM LOVE in the blend out, omg. This set of dupes may look pretty similar on a swatch, but vary greatly on the blend. Suspect it would look very different on different skintones. This is gorgeous. Makeup devil is saying ‘You need to try this, because you haven’t tried an MSF yet.’ Rabbit hole noted. Doubt it is avoided.

It has such a lovely tone to it! And I like that it is a bit less shimmery than others but still luminous.

I’ve been disappointed with the new Extra Dimension Skinfinishes (all of the ones with this design on the powder). It’s not as nice as the original powders – which are an exact formula dupe for Estée Lauder’s Gelee formula. I decided to compare ingredients and was surprised to see that these recent MAC powders are actually a different formula entirely. Totally different base ingredients!

That’s funny! It’s one of the formulas that I feel MAC improves over time (like MSFs) to me – in particular, these are particularly lovely. They seem softer and easier to use than the average type of this formula (Estee Lauder, NARS, etc.) and a little less “dry.”

Funny! I like – what I call – the “metallic” quality of the original Lauder formula (it’s always reminded me of powdered aluminum foil). I bought one of MAC’s highlighters (when they launched those four colors last year) and was SO disappointed by what it was… but I was expecting that same formula.

I think two or three of the new permanent shades were definitely more subtle in overall finish compared to past iterations of the LEs that have come out, though I think Superb/Oh, Darling are quite metallic!

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