MAC Rising Star Opalescent Highlighter Review & Swatches

01/09

MAC Rising Star Opalescent Highlighter
MAC Rising Star Opalescent Highlighter
MAC Rising Star Opalescent Highlighter
MAC Rising Star Opalescent Highlighter
MAC Rising Star Opalescent Highlighter
MAC Rising Star Opalescent Highlighter
MAC Rising Star Opalescent Highlighter
MAC Rising Star Opalescent Highlighter
MAC Rising Star Opalescent Highlighter
MAC Rising Star Opalescent Highlighter
MAC Rising Star Opalescent Highlighter
MAC Rising Star Opalescent Highlighter
MAC Rising Star Opalescent Highlighter
MAC Rising Star Opalescent Highlighter
MAC Rising Star Opalescent Highlighter
MAC Rising Star Opalescent Highlighter
MAC Rising Star Opalescent Highlighter
MAC Rising Star Opalescent Highlighter
MAC Rising Star Opalescent Highlighter
MAC Rising Star Opalescent Highlighter
MAC Rising Star Opalescent Highlighter
MAC Rising Star Opalescent Highlighter
MAC Rising Star Opalescent Highlighter
MAC Rising Star Opalescent Highlighter
MAC Rising Star Opalescent Highlighter
MAC Rising Star Opalescent Highlighter
MAC Rising Star Opalescent Highlighter

Rising Star

MAC Rising Star Opalescent Highlighter ($34.00 for 0.35 oz.) is a medium, coppery bronze with warm undertones and a luminous sheen. It was richly pigmented with a smooth, slightly denser texture that was more firmly-pressed in the pan but not to the point where it became stiff. Instead, it didn’t have any powderiness or excess kicked up, which made it easier to work with and control how much product was picked up with my brush. It applied evenly to my skin and blended out with minimal effort. It wore nicely for eight hours before fading noticeably.

Ingredients

Talc, Polymethylsilsesquioxane, Octyldodecyl Stearoyl Stearate, Dimethicone, Dimethiconol Stearate, Tocopherol, Ascorbyl Palmitate, Lecithin, Glyceryl Oleate, Polybutene, Silica, Aluminum Hydroxide, Tin Oxide, Calcium Sodium Borosilicate, Synthetic Fluorphlogopite, Caprylyl Glycol, Hexylene Glycol, Glyceryl Stearate, Zinc Stearate, Citric Acid, Phenoxyethanol, [+/- Mica, Titanium Dioxide (Ci 77891), Iron Oxides (Ci 77491), Iron Oxides (Ci 77492), Iron Oxides (Ci 77499), Aluminum Powder (Ci 77000), Bismuth Oxychloride (Ci 77163), Blue 1 Lake (Ci 42090), Bronze Powder (Ci 77400), Carmine (Ci 75470), Chromium Hydroxide Green (Ci 77289), Chromium Oxide Greens (Ci 77288), Copper Powder (Ci 77400), Ferric Ammonium Ferrocyanide (Ci 77510), Ferric Ferrocyanide (Ci 77510), Manganese Violet (Ci 77742), Red 6 (Ci 15850), Red 7 (Ci 15850), Red 7 Lake (Ci 15850), Ultramarines (Ci 77007), Yellow 5 Lake (Ci 19140), Yellow 6 Lake (Ci 15985)]

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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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Gorgeous coppery bronzey cheek color! I can safely say that this why I probably don’t need it: dupes, because I tend to love these sorts of shades!

That is a lovely shade and it looks very pretty on you Christine. It has quite a soft finish and doesn’t come across as being too orangey either.
I would love it as an eyeshadow shade….

So pretty – it has a lovely sheen/finish. Too warm toned for me but I’m actually tempted nevertheless…. But what I’m really holding my breath for is your review of the Chanel quad. I’m actually hoping it’s not so great (though I fear I’m wrong) because if it’s good, I’ll want it and there’s no longer a Chanel counter anywhere near where I live.

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