MAC Gold FX is a moderately warm-toned, very light gold with a luminous finish. It is a limited edition highlighter that retails for $31.00 and contains 1 oz.
MAC Gold FX Hyper Real Foundation ($31.00 for 1.00 oz.) is a pale, white gold with warm, yellow undertones and a luminous sheen. On lighter skin tones, this could be easily worn on its own, though on my complexion (light to light-medium), it would work best paired with a blush or bronzer as I could see the white base coming through on my cheeks (lightening them). It had sheer, buildable pigmentation, as described, and could be layered easily and did not emphasize my skin's natural texture or pick up my complexion products when I tried it on top. The liquid highlighter had a thin, watery consistency that spread and mixed easily but wasn't too runny that it became difficult to get precision application. It wore well for eight and a half hours on me.
FURTHER READING: Formula Overview, which is a detailed review of the range as a whole.
Add an extra dose of exceptional, long-wearing liquid pearl with M·A·C Hyper Real Foundation. This weightless liquid highlighter imparts a dreamy glow with a refined pearl finish for a complexion that immediately looks brighter, dimensional and healthy-looking. Goes on smooth and silky upon application and adheres to skin for all-day illumination. This silicone-based liquid is sheer-to-medium in coverage with a satin sheen that is meant to be seen. Layer underneath foundation for an alluring allover radiance, or apply over foundation as a highlighter for intense pearlescent illumination.