Makeup trends come and go (duh) but I feel like highlighting has been having a rather long moment and I couldn’t be more pleased about that. Highlighter is just fun. It’s bright and happy and it can be shiny or sparkly, there’s basically not much I don’t like about highlighter.
Today we’re going to take a look at one of MAC’s Mineralize Skin Finishes in the shade Lightscapade.
On the spectrum of highlighters, Lightscapade falls in the “glowy” category. There isn’t really any shimmer or glitter but it isn’t exactly matte either.
I have to say that when I first swatched this after purchase, I was a little underwhelmed. I mean, I like some reflective highlight most of the time so this seemed pretty tame. But you know what? The more I used it the more I fell in love with it. I find myself reaching for this as a highlight on a very regular basis. In fact, the other day I went so far as to grab another highlight from my drawer but then decided to use Lightscapade instead. Now I’m not ready to claim that this is my all time favorite highlight because those are hefty words, but what I will claim is that this is my highlighter of the moment. It just makes my skin look so fresh and dewy and what’s not to love about that?
Lightscapade in action:
From the MAC website:
Soft candlelit beige with multidimensional shimmer
Full DescriptionA luxurious, slow-baked, velvety soft, domed face powder with a radiant finish. Strategically buff on to add highlights to the high points of the face, or blend all over for a sheer luminous polish to the skin. Features our 77-Mineral Complex and vitamin E.
- Provides radiance
- Features a 77-Mineral Complex
- Dermatologist tested
- Ophthalmologist tested
First: Non-acnegenic? I’m pretty sure that is not a word.
Second: 77-Mineral Complex?! Does that mean there are 77 different minerals in this?! Or is this the 77th “complex”?
Third: Ophthalmologist tested. Wut. Seriously? Because this is not even an eye product. Please don’t put this (or any other makeup) IN your eyes people. That’s not going to end well.
It DOES provide radiance.
Ok WTF MAC? I don’t know what is up with their product claims.
I guess to sum up, I would say this is a nice highlight! I haven’t tried it as an all over face powder, I’m not sure I’m ready for that much glow. But I would recommend this highlight for sure!
Mineralize Skinfinishes retail for $32.00 for 10g/.35oz. and can be found on the MAC website or at any MAC store.
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