MAC Cosmetics Extra Dimension Skinfinish in Soft Frost and Doublegleam review

MAC Cosmetics Extra Dimension Skinfinish in Soft Frost and Doublegleam review

For years, I have been obsessed with MAC’s Skinfinishes. I bought back-ups of Whisper of Gilt, I have Lightscapade in both the old and new packaging. And now, I have a new obsession: the four new shades from MAC’s Extra Dimension Skinfinish permanent line!

MAC Cosmetics Extra Dimension Skinfinish Doublegleam review

“A liquid-powder highlighter that gives a luminous, well-defined finish.”

Of the four new additions, I started with the two that would be best suited to my fair skintone. And these highlighters are phenomenal. They’re really pigmented and have a beautiful duochrome effect.

MAC Cosmetics Extra Dimension Skinfinish Doublegleam review 2

Doublegleam is described as a beige that breaks silver. Think of this as a gold highlight that does not lean yellow at all, which is a dream for someone with a cool fair skintone.

MAC Cosmetics Extra Dimension Skinfinish Doublegleam swatch comparison

Compared to some of my other favourite gold highlights, Doublegleam really does come off as more of a white gold. It has more of a shimmer impact when compared to Becca’s formula.

MAC Cosmetics Extra Dimension Skinfinish Doublegleam review pale skin

In studio light, it leans very silver but definitely gives my cheekbones a nice highlight without accentuating fine lines and pores.

MAC Cosmetics Extra Dimension Skinfinish Soft Frost review

Soft Frost is described as white that breaks violet. This was first on my list when I saw the release. It is absolutely stunning.

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As you probably know, capturing the essence of a duochrome shift is tough. This is Soft Frost in the daylight, and you can see the warm off-white shift to violet fairly well.

MAC Cosmetics Extra Dimension Skinfinish Soft Frost swatch comparison

This highlighter is unlike anything I have. It’s close to a NYX shadow I sometimes use as a highlight, but Soft Frost is more subtle and almost otherworldly.

MAC Cosmetics Extra Dimension Skinfinish Soft Frost review pale skin

In studio light, you can see the subtle cool shift to purple. I LOVE IT. (Can you tell I love purple from this photo?)

MAC Cosmetics Extra Dimension Skinfinish Soft Frost review fair skin

The MAC Extra Dimension Skinfinishes are here to stay! Finally, not a limited edition rush to the MAC counter. I do plan on picking up the other two, Beaming Blush and Show Gold so stay tuned for those reviews soon.

Grab MAC’s Extra Dimension Skinfinishes now!

 

  • Oh wow these are both so stunning! I hear ya too about golds that lean too warm. Why can’t there be more neutral or white golds??

    • I absolutely LOVE the white gold effect of Doublegleam. It’s so pretty!