MAC Extra Dimension Skinfinish in Whisper of Gilt, Superb and Glorify Swatches and Review

MAC's New Extra Dimension is a liquid-powder hybrid formula with prismatic reflections that instantly highlight the face to give your skin a glowing effect. It comes in two formulas, the skinfinish and the shimmering dimension eye shadows. I am going to be reviewing the skinfinish in this post and the eye shadows in a separate entry at a later date. (here is the link to my eye shadow review

The texture of the skinfinish is very soft and creamy. They have a high metallic sheen to them as you can see in the photos. You will also notice MAC's logo is stamped on the product. These are so gorgeous that I had a hard time bringing myself to swatch them for fear of messing them up. Don't they look pretty? I think they do. All three colors are gorgeous but my favorite is Glorify. It's described as a copper with golden shimmer. I use it to highlight my cheekbones, forehead and chin. It's gorgeous!! You've got to try at least one of these. You will love it. These are very similar to the mineralize skinfinish however they are not as powdery. To amp up the metallic sheen, apply them wet.

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WHISPER OF GILT: Light, soft white gold with shimmery sheen.
SUPERB: Soft peach nude with multi-dimensional shimmer.

Suggested Retail Price: $28 U.S./$33 CDN




 L-R Glorify, Superb, Whisper of Gilt
Above Photo taken outside. Below inside.

Note: This review contains a sample/samples of products sent for consideration by a representative of the manufacturer. For more information please see my disclosure page.

MAC In Extra Dimension Q&A with Nicole Masson
Vice President, Global Product Development, MAC Cosmetics

Q: How do the In Extra Dimension eye shadows differ from MAC's other eye shadows?

A. The In Extra Dimension eye shadows use a completely new technology that combines all the best aspects of creams, liquids, and powders. The smoothness of a cream, the blendability of a liquid, and the wear and ease of a powder.

Q: How did you choose the colors for the In Extra Dimension eye shadows?

A. We chose colors that would show off the color clarity and dimensional desgin of the products. All shimmers look especially beautiful in this formula, but the metallics and duochromes are simply stunning.

Q: Can you describe the process in creating the In Extra Dimension Skinfinish and eye shadows? What is Light Powder technology?

A. This multistep process involves combining a unique blend of creams, liquids, powders, and pearls, removing most of the liquid then shaping, molding, and polishing the resulting "cake". What is left is pure pigment and pearl: full of color but with no white or muddy undertones. That is light powder technology; light can go through to skin without a heavy base look.

Q: Can the In Extra Dimension Skinfinish be used all over the face or on your cheeks only?

A. I can be used all over the face in several ways. You can use it on the high planes of the face to emphasize bone structure, precisely on the inner corner of the eye or the bow of the lips to catch light, or even all over for a sexy glow. It can be subtle or full of color and sparkle.


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