It’s no secret that putting on highlighter is my favorite step of my makeup routine. Even when I’m wearing practically nothing on my face aside from some concealer and mascara, I still need something dusted/blended on my cheekbones to add some much-needed radiance. I had always heard raves about the MAC Mineralize Skinfinish in Soft & Gentle, but when I actually went and swatched it, it seemed a little too dark for my skintone. Enter MAC MSF in Lightscapade...
MAC Lightscapade may just be the most beautiful product I own. It has different shades of white, beige, gold, pink, and lavender all marbled together in the pan. The result when swirled together is a beautiful beige highlight that shines with a cool tone in the light, as if you’re being bathed in moonlight. The powder feels super soft to the touch and very finely-milled - no chalky mess here. There’s some shimmer there, but because it’s so finely-milled it just gives a beautiful, believable glow.
I’ve found the key to this product is using the right brush with it. I was at first using my usual highlighting brush (I think it's just a Stila blush brush), and I was finding it either wasn’t picking up much product or wasn’t transferring the product to my skin properly. Determined to make this beautiful powder work, I reached for something a little more dense - the Real Techniques Bold Metals 300 Tapered Blush Brush. It was an instant success. The shape of the brush is perfect for highlighting as well because of its flatter shape and tapered end. It deposits the perfect amount of product on my cheekbones to catch the light and make me feel like I'm Cinderella, dancing outside with the prince at midnight.
I’ve also tried it as a setting powder all over the face using a tiny amount on a big fluffy brush (the Real Techniques Blush Brush), and it seamlessly diffuses the light over the skin, blurring imperfections and giving the most radiant glow. The soft lavender tone really cancels out any sallowness to the skin and leaves you looking bright and healthy. I wouldn’t recommend this as an all-over powder if you have oily skin, but if you’re prone to dryness or dullness it’s a great way to fake a healthy glow. I’ve mainly been using it as a highlighter for now, but it’s always good to know when a product has multiple uses.
If you’re looking for a highlight that makes you look like you’re in the middle of the “Kiss the Girl” scene from The Little Mermaid, look no further.
Have you tried MAC Lightscapade?