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:
Strobe Cream ($33 each) in:
- Pinklite (original) – pink pearls
- Goldlight – gold pearls
- Peachlite – peach pearls
- Redlite – red pearls
- Silverlite – silver pearls
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
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.
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.