Mac Lightscapade: The Perfect Highlighter for Pale Skin

Wednesday, September 04, 2013

Mac Mineralised Skinfinish in Lightscapade: £22 Available Here

I absolutely love buying highlighters, they're pretty, sparkly and fun- just about everything I love. The only problem is nine times out of ten I really don't like how they look on my face, and despite my love affair with glitter I'm one of these boring people that prefers a matte finish on the skin. The dewy look just doesn't work for me- where highlighters give most people a nice glowy finish I find they either make me look greasy or like a pre-teen dabbling in a pot of glitter before the school disco (I was definitely guilty of this- but thankfully my makeup tastes have moved on a bit since then!) Lightscapade however is a an exception, and is one of the rare highlighters I've come across that's not too gold or metallic and doesn't leave chunky bits of glitter on your face. Great for pale skin or anyone over the age of sixteen that appreciates a bit more subtlety in their makeup!

Lightscapade is described by Mac as a 'soft, candlelit beige.' It has gorgeous blue veining runing through, I'm not sure what effect this has on the overall finish but hey it looks pretty in the pan so I'm not complaining. As with all Mac mineralised skinfinishes it has a domed surface, and contains a colossal 10g of product. With it being a highlighter you only need to use a small amount, I really cant ever see this running out (I've already had it since Christmas and am not even close to making a dent in it, talk about never ending product). I'm intrigued to know how long it takes the average person to finish one of these, if you've ever used one up let me know how long it took you! I usually apply highlighter with a Real Techniques tiny little setting brush to accurately place it rather than get it all down my face, but with Lightscapade the finish is sheer and natural looking so it works well on a big fluffy powder brush lightly applied across the cheekbones. It brightens up the face with very little effort, and there's no worry of walking out of the house like a disco ball on legs.

Apologies for the rubbish swatch, it's  far too difficult to show what this looks like without seeing it in person; it's the sort of thing that subtly catches the light when you turn to the side, so photos don't do it much justice. In my defence I ran around my flat for almost an hour taking pictures in front of different windows to try and show what it looks like on the skin, but all I managed to achieve was filling up my camera with about a hundred weird selfies- none of which actually show it properly. A few reviews I've read suggest this shade is a bit too ashy/ chalky for darker skintones, but if you're pale and find that most highlighters lean too gold against your skin this is the perfect one to try.

Have you tried any of Mac's mineralise skinfinishes? Which is your favourite?

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26 comments

  1. I have seriously pale skin naturally and also struggle with the colour of highlighters - this one looks perfect! :)

    Helen x

    http://treasureeverymoment01.blogspot.co.uk/

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  2. Beautiful! I love MAC's Soft & Gentle (how original, I know!) and Dior Amber Diamond. Dior is a little more subtle for everyday use.. I prefer MAC when I really want to be glowing! :)

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  3. I barely ever use a highlighter, but that one looks gorgeous :)I love my matte finish, but maybe if one day I decide to add some shine to my face, than I will definitely try that one out :)

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  4. I love the look of this highlight!! its such a gorgeous shade and would definitely suit my paler than pale skin x

    www.crazylins.blogspot.co.uk

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  5. seriously need to get this! x

    www.oliviaroses.blogspot.com

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  6. I bought a mineralize skinfinish natural about two years ago and I'm only about half way through it and I use it everyday. They're expensive but so worth the money for quality and how long they take to get through!!

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  7. Looks amazing. Just amazing. Have to have it! :)

    www.blushingincolor.com

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  8. Since in have super dry skin I have to use cream highlighters and I love the elf one and the benefit high beam!


    Nightchayde

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  9. I love this highlighter - I have very pale skin so this is perfect for me :) Great review!

    http://creamandachinacat.blogspot.co.uk/

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  10. I HAVE to get my hands on this!! I'm so pale so love highlighters and this one sounds amazing xxx

    www.salted-roses.blogspot.com

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  11. This is my current favorite highlighter and for the exact same reasons! I've been meaning to do a review. It's just perfect...subtle but makes a difference :)

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  12. I really need to invest in a highligher - can you believe that I still don't have one!? I'm using white face powder at the moment haha not the same thing! This looks really good, really want to try it xx

    www.poptartsbeauty.blogspot.co.uk
    Check out my MAC giveaway: http://tinyurl.com/nwstlnc

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  13. I used this for over a year and I will hardly touch any over highlighter :)

    megan from www.luvsthat.blogspot.com

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  14. This one is sooo beautiful! I haven't tried these... I do use a shimmer from Dior, that I love... but seems it is discontinued! :O
    Im now following u on bloglovin! Hope we can stay in touch :)

    xoxo

    novelstyle.blogspot.com

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  15. This is really helpful! I have REALLY pale skin. I always have to search for an ivory foundation that is pale enough so definitely going to go out and buy this once my student loan comes through hahah xD Thanks a lot, I've followed you on bloglovin as I LOVE your blog and I'm starting my own beauty blog, reckon you could follow me back? Thanks!! xoxoxoxo

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  16. This is gorgeous. I have this in Soft and Gentle, but I'm definitely going to buy this shade (or put in on my christmas list as I hate spending over £15 on highlighters). Great post.

    Nicola:
    CurlandPearls | Bloglovin’
    xo

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  17. wow that is gorgeous I must pick one up xxx

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  18. Omg thats beautiful, ive now got a thiing for MSF after buying Adored the other day!!!

    Following you, would love you to follow mine back.

    www.frankiebooxx.blogspot.co.uk

    Frankie xXx

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  19. I just bought this and I am OBSESSED! It's my first MSF and I am in love :) Great post!

    Kate Xx
    themintedbeauty.com

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  20. I love a good highlighter too, I have a mac msf in soft & gentle & love that. I've had mine since June & like you I have not seen the tiniest dent in it.
    Maybe Its Megan Leigh xx

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  21. This is so beautiful. I'm really pale so this would be great for me.

    Hayley
    Water Painted Dreams
    xxx

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  22. This definitely wouldn't suit my skintone, haha. I've never actually tried any MAC products other than two lipsticks and an eyeshadow, lol!

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  23. Wow great blog :O just loved this review great pictures too! new follower <3

    www.krystelcouture.com

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  24. The colour looks absolutely gorgeous, I want it so bad!

    Debra Bros Blog

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