The first thing that attracted me to this product was the design. I'm a sucker for anything that looks nice/cute. You have to admit the pink, coral and purple stripes look so cool amongst the beige shimmer. I swatched it on my hand and it created a lovely sheen that i thought would look great as a highlight.
But sadly, when applied to the face, there is slight sheen but no real evidence that it is a highlighter! It's basically a pink blusher with. Ot-oh MAC, please be more precise about your products. Don't get me wrong, it looks really lovely on the cheeks as a flush of colour i'm just disappointed i have another blusher in my collection and not particularly a highlighter which can give me a healthy glow.
If you have a look at Temptalia's post here where she excavated it, the beige shimmer is just an overlay and it ends up being a blusher. So all is not wasted, it will last for ages as a flush of colour.
I'm going to use this product up, just because i have it now and there's no point wasting it. It does add a some sheen to the cheeks and brightens up my complexion so it's good for those natural makeup days. I do skip highlighter when using this (i like to kid myself that it is infact what it says on the tin)! But, it's not a highlight and if you love a really glowy look then you will need a extra highlight.
|as i said, it looks likes a highlighter swatched on my hand but transfers more pink and less shimmery on the face.|
This product would be best for dark skintones as it may be light enough to be used as a subtle highlight. But for those like me, with medium skintones or lighter it's simply a pretty pink blusher which gives a natural flush as it isn't completely matte.
What do you think? Should MAC be more precise about their products?