This time of year, when the glowy, bronzy days of summer are long gone, my skin looks so lackluster. Thankfully, the new M∙A∙C In The Spotlight Collection has plenty of options to give me radiant skin in a flash.

M∙A∙C Strobe Cream is legendary; really, it was one of the first luminizing products out there. If I could buy it by the gallon, I would. Same with the Extra Dimension Skinfinishes; gorgeous, gleaming highlighters that are generally available only in limited-editions.

With the In The Spotlight Collection, M∙A∙C has renamed the shade of the original Strobe Cream “Pinklite” and extended the range by adding four additional color options. Extra Dimension Skinfinish debuts in four new Duo-Chrome shades. And they’re all in the permanent collection for the win!

The M∙A∙C In The Spotlight Collection includes:

MAC Strobe Cream Shades

Strobe Cream ($33 each) in:

  • Pinklite (original) – pink pearls
  • Goldlight – gold pearls
  • Peachlite – peach pearls
  • Redlite – red pearls
  • Silverlite – silver pearls

MAC Extra Dimension Skinfinish shades

Extra Dimension Skinfinish ($33) in:

  • Beaming Blush – pink that breaks gold
  • Double-Gleam – beige that breaks silver
  • Show Gold – peach that breaks pink
  • Soft Frost – white that breaks violet

MAC In The Spotlight

I tried several products from the In The Spotlight Collection: The Strobe Cream in Silverlite and Extra Dimension Skinfinish in Double Gleam and Show Gold.  The Silverlite Strobe Cream is definitely a cool-toned luminizer and when on the skin by itself, you can see the frosty tone with a purple shift. To me, this would be gorgeous on those with a fair complexion.

MAC Double Gleam and Show Gold

Of the two Extra Dimension Skinfinishes I tried, I felt Show Gold (right) was better, in terms of pigmentation. Both give a sparkly finish, so if a true shimmer finish isn’t your thing, then I think you’d be better using Strobe Cream, which can be more subtle. I had better color payoff with Show Gold; you could definitely see the pink shift. Double-Gleam seemed a bit drier in the pan but was still noticeable on the skin. For best results, I’d recommend the 188 Small Duo Fibre Face Brush for application.

The M∙A∙C In The Spotlight Collection is available now in department stores, including Nordstrom and at Do you plan on adding any of these new highlighters to your collection?

Disclosure:  Press samples were provided for editorial consideration, product testing, photography and review. Affiliate links have been used in the post which means I receive a small commission when you purchase through this site.
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