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Thursday, April 12, 2012

Review + Swatches: MAC Extra Dimension SkinFinishes in Whisper of Gilt + Superb

Left: MAC Whisper of Gilt
Right: MAC Superb 

MAC's Extra Dimension SkinFinishes in Whisper of Gilt and Superb are described as "liquid-powder" highlighters, but they don't feel wet at all. The texture feels dry, but smooth, non-powdery and creamier than their baked Mineralize products. 

Whisper of Gilt is a soft, yellow gold with a high sheen finish and works well as a highlighter for my NC30/35 skintone. Because of its lack of orange undertone, it will work well on lighter and cooler-toned beauties as well. Superb is a bronzey, peachy rose with a hint of gold and a high sheen finish. It doubles up as a highlighter and a blush for me. 

Both Whisper of Gilt and Superb are highly pigmented and a little goes a long way. If applied with a dense brush or a heavy hand, you can create a strong metallic finish. I prefer to apply them with my Inglot 4SS brush (full review) because it gives me the right amount of glow and dewiness to my cheeks without looking "overdone" or like the "tin man." If I'm wearing Superb as a blush, then I'll use my Sonia Kashuk Blusher brush (full review) to apply it. As for wear time, they last at least 8 hours on my cheeks when worn over liquid foundation + setting powder.

Bottom Line: Whisper of Gilt and Superb are both gorgeous highlighters that glide onto the skin effortlessly and blend like a dream. If you enjoy rocking the "J-Lo glow" without the glittery mess, then these Extra Dimension SkinFinishes are for you.

Note: Whisper of Gilt and Superb each contain 9g of product and retails $29 at MAC, Nordstrom and other department stores. These are also limited edition items, so I recommend getting them as soon as possible before they all sell out.

What did you pick up from MAC's In Extra Dimension collection?

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  1. I bought the blue orbit one! These are lovely! I might have to go back1 NIce blog! New follower :)
    xx taylor

  2. Oh I really wanted some of the eyeshadows, but then I read there might be wear issues so I decided to pass :( I know the Skinfinishes are nice, but I almost never highlight so that'd be a bit of a waste for me!

  3. how beautiful! i love skinfinishes but they take me forever to use up so i hardly ever purchase any new ones, i'm currently using my MSF in Blonde and i love it. these look really beautiful though... :)



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