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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