That Dewy, Highlighter Look I Love (MAC Mineralize Skinfinish in Lightscapade)
May 2, 2016
Something I've long admired about beauty bloggers, YouTubers and celebs alike is that dewy, highlighter look that so many seem to nail so effortlessly. No matter what product or brush I used, and I've tried a lot whole of 'em, I never seemed to be able to produce the same results. Either there was too much glitter and sparkle or the highlight just sort of faded away into my foundation and was gone within a couple of hours. Boo.
Another problem I encountered, as per usual, is that the products were too dark (who would have thought this was possible with a highlighter?) or not the right tone for my skin. One of the products that came the closest to working the way I wanted is the Mary Lou Manizer by The Balm Cosmetics, but even it was a touch too peachy-gold.
Needless to say, I've found one that I quite like and have been using near daily for several months. I actually received it as a Christmas gift last year and rediscovered it when I started purging a whole bunch of unused belongings à la KonMari Method. It's the MAC Mineralize Skinfinish in "Lightscapade" and retails for $37 CAD.
The colour is a mix of warm and cool tones. There's peach, gold, pink and blue. There are a few hints of near white as well as soft brown, so it's an excellent balance of warm and cool - ideal for a neutral undertoned kinda gal! The powder is silky soft both in the pot as well as on the face. It's velvety, smooth and has a hint of multidimensional shimmer. The key word here is hint of shimmer - not too much but definitely enough that the highlight is noticeable.
I use the Real Techniques Contour Brush that comes in their "Core Collection." It sells for about $18 online but I find that RT brushes differ in price depending on where you live. Sometimes they're $$$ and sometimes they're the cheapest brushes around. No matter what, I've been nothing but happy with mine since I bought them years ago. It's worth pickin' them up if you can find them at a good price, that's for sure.
All things considered, this is a highlighter I'd definitely recommend. It comes in five shades in total, so if you're not ghostly pale like myself there's sure to be something that'll work great with your skin tone. :) The only con for MAC's Mineralize Skinfinish is the price but, although I hate to admit it, you do get what you pay for when it comes to this 'lil beaut.
- MAC Mineralize Skinfinish