Thursday, 12 April 2012

MAC - Extra Dimension - Skinfinish/Highlighter in Superb


It's very rare that I run out to buy a product, much less rare that I call the shop the night before and get up at 9am ON A DAY OFF and make sure I'm first in line to have it but since seeing Dusty Hunter's video about the new MAC In Extra Dimension collection and the fact that Superb Extra Dimension Skinfinish/Highlighter is an exact dupe for the Holy Grail & impossible to find Estée Lauder's Modern Mercury illuminating powder gelée, that's exactly what I did. Knowing that Éstée have recently purchased MAC, it was only a matter of time before there was some cross over in products produced. Thank the Lord.




This skinfinish/highlighter is a rose gold, dry to the touch but oh so smooth product. It looks a lot warmer in the pan than on the skin. It catches the light beautifully for a high shine finish but I find it a lot more subtle than metallic, making it a win for Irish skin tones. 

Swatched (heavily) wet on the left and dry on the right


I've been using this highlighter just about every day since purchase such is my grá for it. I'm loving it as a highlighter on temples, cheekbones and décolletage but also as a subtle but hugely flattering eye shadow. This handy photo shows you exactly where to use it. The genius that is Dusty Hunter had suggested using Modern Mercury (& this as it's a dupe) as a funky nail polish. Simply paint your nails with a clear basecoat, brush this powder on lightly and seal with a topcoat for a unique metallic finish. I've yet to try it but I will.  




The beautiful Christine over at Temptalia.com has Superb in a face of the day, which shows it's subtlety perfectly.  She's also rated it A- and coming from one of the leading beauty gurus, that's pretty phenomenal. 


At the time of writing this post, Superb has already sold out on the MAC website and I can envision the shops running out fairly quickly too. I bought it for €28 in BT2 in Blanchardstown but I know that each of the MAC stores (Cork especially) are hugely helpful in holding and posting products to your home should the want overcome you. 


Tempted?




PS... If you haven't followed Dustin Hunter yet, do yourself a favour and get on it, I love the man muchly.  


18 comments:

Dee said...

Oh gawd...this looks so beautiful...do I need another highlighter though?! Dammit!

Makeup Over Mind said...

Oh wow. That looks phenomenal. Kinda have a ban on myself til Nottingham next week, but if they still have it there when I arrive I shall be awful tempted! :)

CherrySue said...

You needs it, Dee, you do!

Melissa said...

Oh it's beautiful, I need this for my kit, hope they have some on sat in BTs. Great review

Karen said...

Oh God, why did I look at this post, whyyyyyy and why has everyone's comment so far started with the word "oh", that's a sign of something boooootiful...

Sinead said...

Hey CherrySue,

Could you put up pics of where to apply this? From the swatches above I can't imagine putting this on my temples or cheeks as it looks so pigmented. I followed the link you posted above and it just looks like she put some highligher over her blusher. It doesn't look anything like the colour above.

Thanks,
Sinead

Margaret Lynch said...

It's pretty amazing although I am a
Fan of the formula I haven't had a chance to use mine yet

CherrySue said...

Hi, Sinéad, Thanks for the suggestion! I've added a handy photo to the body of the text, just click on the link. Superb honestly doesn't look anything like the product in the pan once applied to the skin though. It just adds brightness and light without the rose gold colour.

CherrySue said...

You must be unwell, Mags, you're unwell, aren't you? :/

CherrySue said...

So vay, vay beautiful....

CherrySue said...

Thanks, Melissa, fingers crossed you can get it - it'd be a great addition :)

CherrySue said...

I'd say Nottingham get a lot more stock than little ol' us, Orla, I'm sure you'll be in luck!

smokeyeyesmua said...

Wow this is so pretty I'd just like to have it to stare at! Beautiful colour!

MissGreenEyes said...

Hang on now. MAC POST?????!! Palpitations Ahoy.
This is SO pretty. I'm a highlighter newbie, I've only recently bought a lovely Revlon one that I'm playing with at the minute, but once I can figure out how not to make myself look sweaty, I'll be all over this :)

Sinead said...

Thanks CherrySue. I like the way you called it the "handy photo"! :)

fluff and fripperies said...

Tempted? HELL YEAH!

Boredmum said...

oh good god, I WANT THIS, jesus Sue, stop putting such nice things on your blog, please, but i do not have a MAC counter near me for about 50 miles, will have to make a trip to Dublin soon, please tell me this isn't limited edition

Glamour & Go said...

This is why I love Cherry Sue's Love Link - I would never have seen this post otherwise, however I know already considering I'm a full year late jumping on the bandwagon I'm going to find it hard to get this won't I? God loves a trier this is now top of my 'beauty must haves list'. Thanks Sue xxx