Monday, July 11, 2011

By Candlelight Mineralize SkinFinish Review and Swatches

I attended an Estee Lauder Warehouse Sale in June and came home with a bagful of discounted goodies. Click the highlighted link to see what I hauled. Here's one of the products I picked up. It's MAC's By Candlelight Mineralize Skinfinish and cost $15. 

MAC Mineralize Skinfinishes are luxurious velvet-soft powder with high-frost MAC metallic finish. Smoothes on: adds buffed-up highlights to cheeks and brows, or an overall ultra-deluxe polish to the face. 

By Candlelight MSF came out with the Warm & Cozy collection in late 2009 and in the In the Groove collection in July 2010. It's a soft, warm, golden rose that is ideal as a highlighter on the top of the cheekbone, as a highlight on the collarbones or lightly all over the face. 

If you want to apply Mineralize Skinfinishes lightly, use a fluffy brush and if you want to highlight more specific areas of the skin, such as the top of your cheekbones or browbone, use a smaller but still fluffy brush. 

By Candlelight MSF is a bit heavier than the other MSF's I've tried so you need an even lighter hand when applying it, unless you want a heavy sheen! This stuff is pretty powerful shine-wise but it can be used a few different ways. Try it with a wet brush for a smooth, high sheen finish on the apples of your cheeks or with a dry brush for a more diffused effect. 

And of course, MSF's buff like a dream. Apply it to your cheeks and buff away, blending it out. It makes your skin come alive. By Candlelight is especially lovely on tanned skin and olive skin, but because it's pink-gold it works on many skintones. It's fantastic in the summer for that sunkissed glow or just as a highlighter glow. 

Here's me wearing it on the apples of my cheeks and blended onto my browbone. 

So very pretty!!