Lighten up with a new dimension of color
Springtime is in full effect, and everything seems surrounded by an extra layer of happiness that only color can inspire… flowers, birds, blue skies and makeup. MAC’s In Extra Dimension is here with brand new options of light, silky color for eyes, cheeks and face.
MAC In Extra Dimension brings us an array of mood-lifting colors in light-reflecting, light-as-air formulas. With eye shadows, blushes and skinfinishes, this collection has something for everyone – if you can track these rare beauties down. Please, MAC, make them part of your permanent lineup!
This collection comes in the standard black plastic MAC containers, although the eyeshadows are the extra-large versions – yay!
There are six new Extra Dimension Eye Shadow ($21) colors in this collection, and the we heart this team got a look at three of them.
Opalesse – pink opal that looks nearly white in the pan
Zestful – pale iridescent green
Dimensional Blue – silvery light blue
The liquid-powder Extra Dimension formula has never been showcased as well as it is in these shimmering shadows. I tested Opalesse (a white that glows with dazzling pink sparkle) and Zestful (a beautiful, multi-hued pale green). These two prismatic colors build from a sheer tint of color to serious metallic impact.
Green lover that I am, I fell hard for Zestful in the pan, but wondered if it could be as gorgeous on the eye? Yes, and then some! Striking but not overbearing, Zestful is the perfect green for spring. Designed for up to six hours of wear, but I got more like eight.
There are five gorgeous shades of the Extra Dimension Blush ($25) and wht received two for review.
Blazing Haute – Dirty apricot
Flaming Chic – bright medium cool pink
Just like the shadows, the five shades of Extra Dimension blush have a buildable liquid powder formula. Unlike the shadows, the blush I tested, Blazing Haute, did not have shimmer or sparkle. Instead, this creamy dark peach has the perfect amount of subtle, glowing sheen on the skin. This blush lasted six full hours before starting to fade.
Finally, let’s take a look at MAC’s customer favorite Extra Dimension Skinfinish ($30). There are three new skinfinish hues and we got our hands on two of them.
Double Definition – bronze and coppery gold that combine to a warm golden bronze
Although these Skinfinishes first appeared in spring 2012, this year’s model is doubly fabulous with two colors in one compact! I especially love the warm bronzer effect of Double Definition, which I’ve been using as an all-over color/highlighter.
Shape the Future – reddish peach and pastel peachy pink that combine to a shimmery orange peach (it’s a tough shade to describe! ~Stef)
Shape the Future works well with my skin as a blush/highlighter combo. The texture of the Skinfinishes is the thing I’m so in love with – soft, creamy, buildable color that adds a luminous, well-defined finish to the face. Skinfinish will have your skin glowing for up to 10 hours.
MAC has created a new dimension of happiness with this light, joyful collection of color. But happiness – like limited edition releases – is fleeting. Spring to MAC before the “polished perfection” of In Extra Dimension is just a bright memory.
Readers – are you ready to lighten up with these light-reflecting formulas?
Melissa loves road trips, bargain shopping, drive-in movies, lip gloss and rock ‘n’ roll. She lives in Baltimore with her precious pup Zeus.
photos: we heart this, swatches shown on NC 25/30 skintone
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