Monday, April 18, 2011

MAC Pink Rebel Lustre Drops Review and Swatches

MAC Lustre Drops are now part of the permanent collection! This is good news as they've been must-have items in all the collections (Florabundance and To the Beach) they've been released with so far and sell out quickly. They've been released with the Bronze Everyday collection and are in North American stores now. I picked up one of the Pink Rebel lustre drops - it's my first time trying this.

Lustre Drops are a thin liquid highlighter that can be used on bare skin, on top of foundation or mixed into other liquids (such as blush or foundation) to thin and add lustre. 

Pink Rebel is described as blue pink with gold pearl but I don't see any blue-pink to it. It's a champagne pink with cool gold, similar to Benefit's Moonbeam but warmer. 

Pink Rebel Lustre Drops half-swatched on NW20 skin

Pink Rebel Lustre Drops on my cheek and browbone
This is the thinnest, most natural highlighter I've ever come across. A tiny amount dabbed onto the skin gives a very light but distinctive sheen. It's the perfect natural highlighter, particularly in the summer when you want as light a makeup application as possible. 

There is one other Lustre Drops in the permanent collection - Sun Rush, which is more golden than pink.

Have you tried Lustre Drops before? What do you think? Are you happy these two are part of the permanent collection?


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