What is this?
MAC Extra Dimension Skinfinish is, as per MAC, “A liquid-powder highlighter that gives a luminous, well-defined finish”. Liquid-powder indeed! (Just the term makes me drool!)
Double Gleam is described on the site as a “beige that breaks silver”. I disagree with that, as to me, this is clearly a neutral toned white-gold shade.
- Double Gleam is a beautiful pale gold shade with just the right balance of gold and silvery undertones which will suit cool and warm skin tones alike.
- Lovely wet look. This looks like a dewy sheen on the skin as opposed to a solid stroke of glow.
- Can be blended out for subtlety or layered on for a strobed effect.
- Lasted about 7 hours on me before I washed my face.
- Shimmer in this is minimal. Normally I am wary of MAC highlights because they have visible shimmer in them but this is an exception. The shimmer is finely milled and visible only in the harshest of lighting.
- This doesn’t emphasise my skin’s natural texture too much, unless it is really packed on.
- This is a permanent product in MAC’s collection.
- 9 g is a good amount of product.
- Sturdy packaging.
- 4 shades available in this range!
- I still think the price ($33) is high despite the amount of product given.
- This may not suit deep skin tones as it could look ashy.
I find this applies best with fingers or a fan brush. A dome shaped powder brush may pack it on too much and emphasise flaws.
Do I recommend this product?
It is a finely milled highlighter with a dewy, sheen, and I’ve been on the lookout for a purely white gold one with those characteristics. So if you, like me, want something like that, I think it’s a good choice, unless you can find alternatives at a lower cost! (Makeup Geek Lit , I’ve got my eye on you!)
MAC for $33
My husband isn’t the biggest fan of it, but for some reason I like it! It is strong at first but fades to a very cute scent, and stays on for the whole day, lingering on unto the next one.
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