By Vijeta N.
No matter what and how expensive stuff I buy from any brand, I have a different connection with MAC. The amount of happiness I get when I buy a MAC product is just inexplicable. It’s similar to like coming home, this connect is what MAC is to m! I have been eyeing the new skin finish highlighters from MAC which are now permanent in range! Yay! And as soon as I got my salary this month, I knew what I had to do. MAC has launched extra dimension skin finish in 4 permanent shades – Double Gleam, Beaming Blush, Soft Frosh, and Show Gold. I picked up the shade “Double Gleam.”
MAC describes Extra Dimension Skin finishes as “a liquid-powder highlighter with prismatic reflections that sculpts, highlights, and models the face. The cool, creamy near-fluid formula creates a luminous, well-defined finish. Lasts for 10 hours”. Extra Dimension Skin finish is a really unique type of highlighter… It’s a very creamy, cool feeling formula that’s truly a powder, though it has the liquid-powder feel. I am telling this from the other extra dimensions products I have.
Extra Dimension Skinfinish adds the perfect glow to skin. The liquid-powder highlighter, with prismatic reflections, is designed to sculpt and highlight your face, leaving a luminous, well-defined finish. The creamy powder formula lasts up to ten hours. Long-wearing, 10 hours. Non-acnegenic. Dermatologist tested. Ophthalmologist tested. For all skin types.
INR 2600 for 9 gm.
My Experience with MAC Extra Dimension Skinfinish Double Gleam:
Can MAC ever go wrong with any product? Well, that’s too big a claim! Let me put it another way .. making a range permanent, is itself a proof how good and much requested a product is. The packaging is classic black with transparent plastic on top. It has no mirror or applicator with it. Same as all highlighters, nothing loud or fancy, but cult MAC product packaging. It belongs to “Back2Mac” product range also.
I already have a similar extra dimension highlighter in “Shaft of Gold” (limited edition). It is a perfect golden which I found too much for me to pull off as a highlighter so I use it on my eyes instead.
This time, I bought a little less loud highlighter from this range and that’s “Double Gleam.” If you see the swatches, you would realize that this has beige/yellowish undertones. It is described as ‘silver with a hint of beige’ which is absolutely on point. Shimmer particles are very fine compared to “Soft and Gentle,” which looks chunky compared to this (I still love “Soft and Gentle!).
The texture is very soft, smooth and bendable. The texture is very buttery and not at all chalky. It gives a perfect sheen to the skin. The intensity can be adjusted by the kind of brush used so a dense brush will make the result more intense on face and a less dense blush can sheer out the intensity.
It stays on my face for a good 8 hours and then starts to fade. It can be applied on all the high points of the face. The MAC site however does not restrict the usage to just high points. It says apply to the face using a brush as desired! There is nothing that can be called as a con with this product. If my pocket allows, I may buy more shades from this range!
Pros of MAC Extra Dimension Skinfinish Double Gleam:
- Intensity can be adjusted.
- Not chunky at all.
- Good quantity.
- Works great if you can pull off golden-based highlights.
- Lasting power of 8 hours.
Cons of MAC Extra Dimension Skinfinish Double Gleam:
- None for me.
Would I Recommend/Repurchase MAC Extra Dimension Skinfinish Double Gleam?
This is perfect range of highlighters. Go girls, pick up one!
MAC Oh, Darling! Extra Dimension Skinfinish
MAC Amorous Alloy Extra Dimension Eye Shadow
MAC Mineralize Skinfinish Natural Medium Dark
MAC Mineralize Skinfinish in Soft and Gentle
MAC Mineralize Skinfinish Rose Quartz
NYX Born To Glow Gleam Liquid Illuminator
MAC Cream Colour Base – Shell