MAC Soft Frost Extra Dimension Skinfinish ($33.00 for 0.31 oz.) is a cool, icy lavender with a violet sheen.
The Extra Dimension Skinfinish formula now features four, permanent shades, and the formula is supposed to be a highlighter that “lasts up to ten hours” with “prismatic reflections.” Soft Frost had semi-sheer, buildable color–up to medium coverage–with a very fine, pearlescent sheen. It was one of the sheerer Extra Dimension Skinfinishes I’ve come across, and the consistency was much firmer in the pan as well. It has a subtle shift from a tinted white to a more noticeable violet sheen, depending on the angle. Despite the firmer texture, it still blended out well on the skin and wasn’t a real challenge to use, as long as the sheerer coverage is desired. On me, it wore well for eight hours before fading.
FURTHER READING: Formula Overview for details on general performance and characteristics (like scent).
- Physicians Formula Iridescence (P, $10.99) is less shimmery (95% similar).
- Make Up For Ever 5 Frozen Purple (P, $21.00) is less shimmery (95% similar).
- Pat McGrath Iridescent Pink (003) (PiP, $65.00) is more shimmery (95% similar).
- MAC Cold Comfort (LE, $37.00) is less shimmery, lighter (90% similar).
- Pat McGrath Iridescent Pink 003 (LE, $25.00) is more shimmery (95% similar).
- NYX Lavender Steel (P, $7.99) is warmer (95% similar).
- Becca Prismatic Amethyst (LE, $38.00) is less shimmery, warmer (95% similar).
- MAC Violet FX (LE, $31.00) is less shimmery (90% similar).
- Wet 'n' Wild Halographic (P, $5.99) is cooler (90% similar).
- ColourPop Big Tough Girl (LE, $8.00) is less shimmery, darker, cooler (90% similar).
$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.
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