Abso-friggin’-lutely gorgeous. That’s how I feel about the way MAC Adored Mineralize Skinfinish looks as a highlighter or as an all-over face powder, but if you’re going to try wearing it either of those ways, steer clear of flash photography. The pearl in this makes my skin look crazy shiny when I use a direct flash in pics (I turned the flash off for the pic up top).
It’s also a good-looking blush (try buffing one or two layers on the apples of your cheeks), but no matter how you wear it, layering coaxes out more of the coral, so you get a natural-looking flush — not too bright — with a soft-focus effect from the luminous beige pearl.
You’ll look like an angel with it on, or like you got all creative and mixed Benefit’s Coralista Blush with MAC Ricepaper Eyeshadow, liked what you saw, and put the mixture on your cheeks before you left the house.
Yesterday Adored stayed on my cheeks for a full nine hours… NINE HOURS! Think of all the candy you could eat in that time, or the neighborhood kitties you could pet (it’s a lot).
Pale princesses and light-skinned gents, Adored should look divine on you! I love it on my NC42 skin, but I get the feeling I’ll be wearing it more often as a highlighter than a blush as I tan over the summer.
If you’re around my shade or darker and want an MSF that doubles as a highlighter and blush, consider Rio, a bright pink with bronze pearl, instead. It’s darker, and I love the way it looks with a tan.
AVAILABILITY: Available now online and at MAC counters and stores
MAKEUP AND BEAUTY BLOG RATING: B+ (exceptional wear time and the flexibility to be worn as a blush or highlighter, especially for lighter lasses)
Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,
P.S. Weekend starts in 3, 2, 1…
AAAAAH! Yay! It’s the weekend!
What are you up to? I’ve got my beach bag all packed and ready because it’s supposed to hit the upper 90s tomorrow. Eek, that’s hot.
I’m still looking for a tankini, though, le sigh…
On the one hand, bathing suit shopping is shopping, and I normally like to shop, but I don’t know. For me it’s about as much fun as going to the dentist to get my teeth drilled. In other words, not my favorite activity.