Highlights to the moon and back! The MAC Shiny Pretty Things Holiday 2018 collection, which is out now in case you were craving high-intensity highlights, is a limited edition launch split into two parts — 1) a makeup collection with eyeshadows, liners, lipsticks, glosses and highlighters, and 2) a whole lotta gift sets.
Here’s a look I did today with both of the highlighters from the collection, just to give you an idea of what you could do with them. Mind you, I’m not really a gal who likes to walk around highlighted to the gods, but I was taken over by an otherworldly force when I saw these two new Extra Dimension Skinfinish Powders, and it said, “GIRL, YOU NEED TO SPREAD THOSE GLITTERS ALL OVER YOUR FACE LIKE BUTTAH.”
Soooo I did. ?
Highlighter #1: Snowflushed ($35)
This one’s a metallic bronzed pink with medium-sized pieces of pink glitter, and it looks like a glittery powder version of MAC Strobe Cream in Pinklite. I’m wearing it on my upper cheekbones, and I love it!
Highlighter #2: Oh Darling ($35)
I patted a small amount of metallic gold Oh Darling in the inner corners of my eyes, then dusted it all over my face with a big fluffy brush.
Yup, ALL. OVER. MY. FACE.
You can totally do this with any of the Extra Dimension Skinfinishes if you really wanna go for sparkly, shiny skin, but go easy on any areas where you’re breaking out, or skip those places completely.
For the most part, everything else I’m wearing here is from MAC, with the exception of what I used in my brows (NARS Brow Perfector in Atacama). The foundation is a mix of MAC Studio Fix in NC42 and Strobe Cream in Pinklite, which I also used under my eyes to hide any darkness.
No face powder, although I did dust a little MAC Mineralize Skinfinish in Give Me Sun on my cheekbones, and then tapped matte hot pink Both Cheeks Lipstick, which is also from the Shiny Pretty Things collection (it’s like a matte version of Show Orchid) on top of that with my finger as a blush.
So as to not blind the astronauts on the International Space Station, I kept my eyes and lips matte. So that’s Kajal Crayon in Flourish Me Beautiful (the Kajals are back on the MAC website, by the way, so grab one while you can), Paint Pot in Layin’ Low, Extra Dimension Waterproof Mascara, Matte Lipstick in Both Cheeks, and the Lip Pencil in Talking Points.
What do you think? I feel kinda ’80s in this, but in a good way. Is this something you’d wear? Or are you not into shimmer?
Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,