31 January 2014

MAC Fairly Precious Extra Dimension Skinfinish

It has been a while since I treated myself at MAC and today I bring you the first of two products I have recently picked up, which have become instant makeup-hits. Towards the end of last year I really found myself loving powder highlighters, probably more than I ever had before. Whether high-street or high-end, I was testing and swatching every highlighter I passed in Boots or Space NK, and reading every review I could get my hands on. I've managed to start a nice little collection of highlighters, and there's a lot more still on my wish list (let me know if you'd like to see a highlighter wishlist!), but a recent visit to Selfridge's left me with a lighter purse and this beauty to add to my collection.

From the MAC Magnetic Nude Collection, Fairly Precious has become an everyday product with two uses. Described as a liquid-powder highlighter with prismatic reflections that works to sculpt and highlight your face with a cool and creamy near-fluid formula that creatures a luminous, well defined finish. The formula is really dreamy, a beautifully buttery soft powder that feels like silk. In the pan the shade appears to be a pale peach which transfers to the skin well, with a slight pearl undertone and fine flecks of rose gold and green shimmer. I find this works so well as a highlight with a light hand across the brow-bone or my cupids bow and even the inner corner of my eye to give me a more awakened look. Across the top of my cheek bones it is insanely flattering, catching the light in all the right places and actually making it look as if I have definition (now that's a hard task) I also find this is super pretty used with a bit more oomph as a light blush and it reminds me a lot of a pearly version of Milano Luminoso Baked Blush (Amazon, £6.19), which is one of my favourites. It has fantastic longevity; I haven't needed to touch up once when I have used this, and I'm just so impressed with the colour pay off and how true to colour this is. Unfortunately no longer available, I had to share as it's just so lovely - and in the mean time, keep an eye on those limited edition MAC collections, because you end up finding gems like this... 

Read my review of the Milano Luminoso Baked Blush (link)

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  1. I've had my eye on this for a while, so tempted to get it! Definitely might have to incest in this one!
    loujay.co.uk

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    1. I couldn't find it available anywhere online, and I think it's sold out in most stores too! I managed to grab the last one the Selfridge's counter had. Good luck finding it and I hope you do, as it's gorgeous! If not, Milano Luminoso is a great dupe xo

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  2. Ah I have seen this so much!! Looks sooooo gorgeous!!!!

    xxx | daisydaisyxxo

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    1. It is, I really love the finish and the shade is so beautiful! xo

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  3. Oooh great review! I love the way it looks I'd find it so hard to use because its so pretty! x

    Jamie-Lee | Glitter Infatuation | Beauty & Lifestyle Blog!

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    1. MAC really do create some beautiful products. I love the embossing on this. xo

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  4. This is so beautiful!
    I have the Mac Mineralize skin finish in Soft & Gentle which I've hit pan on so I think I will be replacing it with this!

    nailsandteapots
    xx

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    1. I've been tempted by Soft & Gentle so many times, but it's a touch too pale for my complexion! Unfortunately this was limited edition and it's difficult to find now, but keep an eye on the upcoming collections :) xo

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  5. This looks like such a lovely product. I'm not really a big highlighter user but I think I shall soon start.

    Rachael x
    All The Little Things x | Rachael McClenaghan

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    1. Highlighter can be a wonderful product to finish off a look if you get the application right (which I sometimes get very, very wrong haha!) xo

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  6. Looks super pretty! Need to get back into MAC!

    Samantha
    sjmcdf xo

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    1. I think I went slightly off of them for a while last year but I'm also taking more care now to invest in products I will actually use, like this :) xo

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  7. This looks absolutely gorgeous

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    1. It is! I love it, I hope they realise more beauties like this in future collections! xo

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  8. I have to have this, none of the drugstore highlighters cut it and this looks incredible

    http://thefashiondistrictnlc.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. It's no longer available on line but it might be worth ringing your local stores! :) xo

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  9. so pretty! Want this in my life haha

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    1. MAC always have gorgeous products like this in their collections - keep an eye out for them! :) xo

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  10. Im going to MAC on sunday and had all intentions of picking up soft and gentle MSF now Im indecisive on which highlight to pick up! In a good way though... who knows I may come back with two!
    Kelsey xx
    http://vanityisclarity.blogspot.co.uk/

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    1. I support the idea of coming back with two! ;) xo

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  11. Can I just ask, where do you get those gorgeous engraved brushes?! :)
    http://lipstickandlightening.blogspot.ie/

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  12. This looks divine! I just picked up some new bits from MAC myself! Have done a MAC haul post over on my blog!

    www.britishbeautyaddict.com

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    1. I will have to check it out! Thanks Emily xo

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  13. THIS LOOKS AMAZING! Added to wish list :D!

    Sian
    xo

    http://sm-beautyblog.blogspot.co.uk

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  14. Love your reviews Sophia. Are you going to start doing swatches of products? Would love to see how some of these translate on to skin xx

    www.erinjaine.blogspot.com

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    1. Thank you, Erin :) When we move I am hoping to set up the space to put my new blogging equipment to good use and take more photos of me wearing products! I struggle to take photos of swatches on my hand/arm and my arms are pretty grounded with tattoos which makes swatching hard! xo

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