Sunday, June 10, 2012

Mac Extra Dimension Skinfinish/Highlighters: Superb and Glorify: Review and Swatches

Ok I know that this post is long over due especially since I've had these for weeks and they are all sold out now. But better late than never right. I picked up two of the three Skinfinishes/Highlighters from the Extra Dimension collection, Superb and Glorify. Initially i just wanted Superb but when I swatched them I was blown away by the formula of these and got Glorify as well. Whisper of Gilt is just as gorgeous but I skipped since i felt that it was similar to Albatross from Nars. 


I think that this was $23US and I paid $250 TT. In my opinion the price is very steep but you also do get alot of product for your money. They both have 9g of product.


Mac's Extra Dimension Skinfinishes/highlighters come in MAC's standard black packaging similar to their blushes but larger like their msfs and comes with a clear plastic insert to help protect it. Unlike Mac's regular msf's that are dome shaped, these are flat with an embossed wave design complete with Mac's logo. 



Superb is an amazing Rose gold shade (light peach-gold). I have nothing like this and am really happy i decided to get this. I love wearing this with pink and peachy pink blushes. 

Glorify is a beautiful golden bronze. It literally looks as though you melted bronze in a compact. Just gorgeous. This looks amazing as a highlighter, blush or bronzer especially on brown beauties. I love pairing this with Mac's Format blush for that super bronze goddess look. 

The texture of these is one that is difficult to describe and has to be felt to really understand it but ill try. Both of these products have a very satiny and silky feel compared to some other skinfinishes from Mac that have a gritty texture. They are dry but not powdery  if that makes sense. What I love about these is that they are all sheen not glitter which help give it the silky consistency.


These skinfinishes/highlighters are amazingly pigmented, smooth and blend like a dream. You really need a light hand with these. I'm till experimenting with the right application method. So far I've stuck with my Real techniques contour brush. I recommend using a stipple brush or fan brush for those who are not fans of a heavy highlight. Because this product is so smooth it doesnt settle into lines or accentuate large pores like some other msf's that Mac has come out with. Mac claims that these last a total of ten hours on the face. I have not tested these for so long but they did last an incredible 8 hours with minimal fading.  They both leave a beautiful sheen on the face that gives the perfect glow. 

Mac Superb Highlighter
Mac Glorify Highlighter
As usual here are some photos of me wearing these highlighters

First up is Superb
Natural light

With Flash

And here's Glorify
Natural light

With Flash


I really recommend these even though they are now sold out. They are one of the best products that Mac has come out with in a long time. If you got these you know what I'm talking about.

Did you pick up anything from this collection? What do you think about them?

Highlighter Love,

Friday, June 1, 2012

Urban Decay Haul: Naked Palette and Eyeshadow Primer Potion

Hey dolls, I want to quickly share a mini haul with you guys. I really want to branch out into purchasing makeup from various brands other than Mac and high on my list was definitely getting some Urban Decay. And what better way to start out than getting the coveted, cult favorites from UD: The Naked Palette and Eyeshadow Primer Potion. Its not surprise that I love neutrals so this is the perfect palette for me. I will get into details of the shades in my review so don't worry. I've also been looking to try a new eyeshadow primer although I have no problem with the mac painterly paintpot that I regularly use. This primer had great reviews so I decided to get it. I completely forgot that the Naked palette comes with a mini though. Reviews and swatches coming soon! 

Do you own the Naked palette or Primer Potion? What do you think about them?

Love and New Makeup

Meet me on the Brightside Friday Blog Hop: I'm Co-Host!

Hi guys, Happy Friday!! Last week I participated in my first blog hop hosted by lovely Kristin over at Meet me on the Brightside. Yesterday she contacted me and let me know that my blog actually received the most visits via the blog hop and as per her blog hop rules, the blog with the most clicks gets to be co-host. I'm so excited that I get to be co-host for this week's blog hop. I found so many new bloggers to follow last week and look forward to finding new blogs that catch my interest. I think blog hops are a great and fun way to not only find new blogs but meet new and amazing people. Its also an amazing way to get your blog "out there" and gain new followers!
Be sure to visit and follow Kristin at  Meet me on the Brightside. If you are new to my blog look in the sidebar for tons of ways to follow my blog.

Meet Me on the Brightside
     Happy Friday Bloggers!  The weekend is almost here! Come link up to my Brightside Beauty Blog Hop for a chance to gain new followers and find amazing new reads. Linky list will be open now until this Sunday night 11:59 pm, Ohio time. There are only a few guidelines , so read and follow them all and let the fun begin.  Don't forget to come back every Friday to join the blog hop and enter future giveaways :)  The blog this weekend with the most views will win a co-host spot on next weekend's hop so get your network on :)


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