M.A.C Cosmetics Extra Dimension Skinfinish
Extra Dimension Skinfinish Adds The Perfect Glow To Skin. The Liquid-powder Highlighter, With Prismatic Reflections, Is Designed To Sculpt And Highlight Your Face, Leaving A Luminous, Well-defined Finish. The Creamy Powder Formula Lasts Up To Ten Hours.
Key Claims And Benefits:
- Long-wearing, 10 Hours
- Dermatologist Tested
- Ophthalmologist Tested
- For All Skin Types
- Apply To Face Using A Brush As Desired.
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- "definitely a great finishing powder for me. not quite a staple product seeing as though i like oil preventing products. i have to put on a little more throughout the day than i would really like." in 11 reviews
- "i love this powder ...when i need to set my face without looking cakey...lightweight but keep me from getting oily ...very light on face" in 9 reviews
1. Show Gold (Peach that breaks pink)
2. Beaming Blush (Pink that breaks gold)
3. Doublegleam (Beige that breaks silver)
4. Whisper of Gilt (Light soft white with shimmery sheen)
5. Oh, Darling! (Metallic Gold)
All of the shades mentioned above are permanent except for Whisper of Gilt which to the best to my knowledge is only permanent in the U.K. (I purchased Whisper of Gilt during Holiday 2016 and 2017 when it was re-released as limited edition.) I don’t own the shades Soft Frost (white that breaks violet) or Superb (Patina Bronze.) The shade range is very inclusive. There’s really something for everyone in this collection.
Formula: The Extra Dimension Skinfinish is a hybrid liquid-powder formula. These long lasting highlighters have prismatic reflections designed to sculpt and highlight your face, leaving a luminous, well-defined finish. They are highly pigmented, silky smooth and deliver an intense glow. I use a tapered brush such as the Morphe M501 Pro Pointed Blender or the Luxie Beauty 181 to apply this product. FYI: Whisper of Gilt and Show Gold have visible glitter.
Packaging: I like that these highlighters have a clear window so that you can see which shade you’re picking up. The powder is embossed with the MAC logo which is a nice touch. The packaging definitely doesn’t look cheap.
Pricing: For $34 you receive 9 g/0.31 US oz of product. I’d consider this a fair price point for a prestige brand highlighter. Plus, I highly doubt that you’ll ever hit pan.
Availability: The Extra Dimension Skinfinish Collection can be purchased at any MAC location as well as major department stores such as Macy’s, Nordstrom and Dillard’s.
Final Thoughts: Yes, I would recommend this product. However, it’s not for the faint of heart. I hope that MAC will make Whisper of Gilt permanent in the USA soon!
Pictured in review photo (from left to right) - Doublegleam, Beaming Blush and Oh, Darling!
What made it worth $34 to me is the color shift it has. Unlike less expensive brands, it's just not ambiguous about being there, even from a distance.
What I did notice is that I can't really get it to show up very much unless I foil it with water or setting spray. At any rate, I didn't let it stop me! I agree that it doesn't show skin texture flaws at all.
I have been hooked ever since!
This gives a bright shimmery (not sparkly) glow. It’s light golden but not yellow. It looks very natural and can be worn during the day.
You can use a little for a natural look or more for a more glamorous look.
I brush this on the tops of my cheeks and a little down my nose.
I have been using the same one since last April when I purchased it. Will definitely purchase it again.
Unfortunately, when MAC was acquired by Estee Lauder, it lost its cruelty-free designation. Such a shame. However, I'm hopefully they're moving back in the CF direction as they are apparently discontinuing all of their natural-hair brushes and are going strictly synthetic, due to cruelty. A massive step in the right direction, but until they're CF again, I will continue using what I have, but I won't repurchase anything.
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