MAC x Mariah Carey My Mimi Extra Dimension Skinfinish Review, Photos, Swatches

01/06

MAC My Mimi Extra Dimension Skinfinish
MAC My Mimi Extra Dimension Skinfinish
MAC My Mimi Extra Dimension Skinfinish
MAC My Mimi Extra Dimension Skinfinish
MAC My Mimi Extra Dimension Skinfinish
MAC My Mimi Extra Dimension Skinfinish
MAC My Mimi Extra Dimension Skinfinish
MAC My Mimi Extra Dimension Skinfinish
MAC My Mimi Extra Dimension Skinfinish
MAC My Mimi Extra Dimension Skinfinish
MAC My Mimi Extra Dimension Skinfinish
MAC My Mimi Extra Dimension Skinfinish
MAC My Mimi Extra Dimension Skinfinish
MAC My Mimi Extra Dimension Skinfinish
MAC My Mimi Extra Dimension Skinfinish
MAC My Mimi Extra Dimension Skinfinish
MAC My Mimi Extra Dimension Skinfinish
MAC My Mimi Extra Dimension Skinfinish

My Mimi

MAC My Mimi Extra Dimension Skinfinish ($45.50 for 0.35 oz.) is a medium copper with warm, brownish undertones and a gold, sparkly finish. It had semi-opaque, buildable coverage, but the texture was drier and more prone to separating–perhaps the larger bits of sparkle strewn through the powder were the issue. It took more effort to blend and diffuse the edges, as the color looked somewhat patchy initially. I don’t typically have issues blending out this formula, so I was rather surprised by the application of this shade on the skin. It lasted for eight hours before fading on me (out of the 10 the brand promises for this formula).

The price seems unusually high; regular Extra Dimension Skinfinishes are $33.00 for 0.31 oz., and while it’s not unusual for MAC to up-charge for collaborations by a bit, it’s usually a $1-4, not over $10. It seems like it is the result of the design of the powder itself, which is intricate to be sure, but I’m still surprised by the increase in price overall! I wish the product was better, too, because I know that this was one of the “star” products in the launch, to at least make the price more justifiable. It did seem, to my memory, that the price increases across most of the products in this collection were higher than normal (compared to past collaborations).

Formula Overview

$45.50/0.35 oz. - $130.00 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:
  • Tarte Rainforest of the Sea Foundation
  • Laura Mercier Loose Setting Powder
On eyes:
  • MAC I'm That Chick You like Eyeshadow Quad
On lips:
  • MAC Dahhlinggg! 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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Ouch, this one looks so cool, too. Really too bad that especially with the higher price, they are not putting out a stellar product. Great job on the photography, though! I love the black background and gems 🙂

It’s not something I’d wear, but it’s a beautiful shade and that design is really cute! But I agree, they really went steep with this one on the price… Mariah’s diva antics rubbing off? 😉

I’m hoping the price is a mistake like with the Nutcracker collection. The individual eyeshadows on the press release said $23 but then they ended up being only $19. But no matter what I’ll pay whatever the cost is because I want it for my collection lol. The life of a makeup junkie ?

It could be, but I’m not sure. The eyeshadow quads are $41, for example, and the regular, standard eyeshadow quads (no collab) are $32 – so that’s another +$9 difference. But then the blushes are listed at $24 and are normally $23 (that actually seems wrong to me, lol) – which I’d say is a little less than “normal” for the up-charge for collabs.

The design of the powder is really cute. Too bad the powder itself has problems! At least it’s not a good color for me anyway, so I won’t have to think about the price bite — ouch! For that kind of increase, the powder should be smooth as silk. I think.

I’m still going to get this. I normally wear primer and foundation, and I’m only planning to use as a blush on the apples of my cheeks, so less blending and buffing required. Not even a big Mariah Carey fan, but the packaging and embossing are super cute, can’t resist. The color is rather warm for me, but fine as a blush, I have no dupes (yay!) and it will go perfectly with any of the glosses in this collection. And yeah, it’s quite a price hike, but if you add in the costs to pay Mariah (!), special packaging, special embossing, etc, it makes sense. And if that reader’s story is true ( for her MAC photo shoot, Mariah insisted on real diamonds on her dress, then walked out with the dress), explains the hike even more!

What a major bummer for those who really wanted this! ?
Thankful that I do have the way better performing Shaft Of Gold from last year’s holiday collex. Those look close enough to one another that I couldn’t have justified getting this one anyway.

I will buy one just because of the packaging/design, maybe 2 because it looks so cute. Thanks to your blog I know really early about new collections so I can save the money I need and plan what to buy.

I saw someone actually find a dupe for this already, Colourpops Kathleen Lights eyeshadow when diffused is a dead on dupe for this and way cheaper

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