Sunday, October 25, 2015

MAC Magic of the Night In Extra Dimension Skinfinishes Review, Swatches and Photos

The star of MAC's 2015 holiday colour collection "Magic of the Night" are two new limited edition In Extra Dimension Skinfinishes ($38.50 CA/$35.00 US). The hybrid, baked/gelee formula with a high impact sheen is extremely popular in the current culture of highlighting/strobing. Photos in natural light, swatches on NC 35 skin.

In Extra Dimension Skinfinish: Oh Darling and Shaft of Gold

This holiday MAC gives us two new colours, Oh Darling and Shaft of Gold. At the time of this post, Oh Darling is currently sold out online, but still might (if you're lucky and persistent) be available at counters and stores.

In Extra Dimension Skinfinish: Oh Darling and Shaft of Gold

The textures of both shades is consistent with the In Extra Dimension Skinfinishes of the past - soft, smooth and buttery despite having a drier feeling in the pan. The colour pay off for both shades is intense, a soft, wispy brush like a fan brush will be the best tool for getting a natural glow. If you want to get an intense metallic finish, you can easily get it with a stiff dense brush or by applying with finger tips.

Oh Darling

Shaft of Gold

Oh Darling (sheered out L, heavy swatch R) and 
Shaft of Gold (heavy swatch R, sheered out L)

Oh Darling - is described as a "metallic gold", it's a light medium gold with yellow undertones. It reminds me of BECCA's Champagne Pop minus the peach. Naturally this was the first shade to sell out because it's a universally flattering colour. Grade: A

Shaft of Gold - is a "deep bronze", it's a medium dark bronze with coppery undertones. On my yellow toned skin it reads slightly peachy, but on cooler skin tones it will come across as more orange. This would be stunning as a highlighter on deep skintones and on lighter skin tones this could be used a a bronzey blush. Grade: A

Anytime MAC releases In Extra Dimension Skinfinishes is a time for highlighter fanatics to celebrate. Get your holiday glitz on by applying these on the high points on the face, or even on the collarbone and down the length of your shins. Get your party on!

Overall Grade: A


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