A little before Christmas, MAC came out with four new highlighters called Extra Dimension Skinfinish. I was so excited about these when I saw them. These are a creamy-powder formula with prismatic reflections to give an extra dimension to your look (I can see how they came up with the name now lol)
I got two out of the four colours, as I thought getting all four was way too extra and I wanted to see if I liked the formula first before going crazy. The four colours are: Show Gold, Doublegleam, Beaming Blush & Soft Frost. The colour description on the MAC website for each are:
Show Gold is a peach that breaks pink,
Doublegleam is a beige that breaks silver,
Beaming Blush is a pink that breaks gold,
Soft Frost is a white that breaks violet.
I have Beaming Blush and Soft Frost so let me show you what they look like.
Beaming Blush to me looks like a peach rather than a pink but it definitely has the gold reflects. In the pan it does look like a golden peach colour but when swatched, it’s a gorgeous pale gold. I love this colour! Colour wise I prefer this to the Soft Frost but I found this one to really accentuate my pores and it was glittery on the cheek. I’m not a fan of glittery highlights so this was a big no-no from me. I also found picking this up with a brush a little harder than the Soft Frost.
Luckily Soft Frost was much smoother on my skin and didn’t show any pores or bumpiness, which is really odd as they are the same formula surely?? As for the colour, I bought this as I thought it was going to be a silvery-white highlight, but I was wrong. It’s white in the pan but is pink on the skin, and it’s a pretty bright pink! Although I was a bit gutted that it wasn’t a white highlight, I do quite like the colour of this. And this applied very smoothly and was easy to pick up on my brush. There was a fair bit of fallout when picking this up with the brush so be gentle.
Here's some swatches of the two colours next to each other.
My overall impression? The colours are lovely, they swatched beautifully on the arm but not so well on the face. Soft Frost was nice, but Beaming Blush I found the reflects to show up too glittery, and therefore a bit patchy, maybe I had a duff one? Let me know if you’ve tried these and if you’ve experienced the same thing? I would be really interested in your views on these.
I really wanted to love these but they just weren't as good as other highlighter on the market at the moment and I won’t be purchasing the other two colours I’m afraid :(
Such a shame as I know MAC can do better as Soft & Gentle is one of my all time favourite highlighters!