MAC • Prep + Prime Highlighter Pen in Bright Forecast • Highlighters
|Would buy this product again.||66%|
Age: 25-29 Skin: Normal, Medium, Warm Hair: Brunette, Straight, Medium Eyes: Brown
I'm really surprised that there's not more positive reviews on this as I absolutely love it. I have two of them as I keep one in my handbag. I'm NC25-30 and Bright Forecast is the perfect shade to brighten my under eye circles. It's very light and I've not had any problems with caking whatsoever. My only complaint is I have to reapply after a few hours, it's not that long lasting. X
Age: Unknown Skin: Acne-prone, Dark, Warm Hair: Brown, Kinky, Coarse Eyes: Brown
i'm sort of on the fence on this. it was applied on a model at a makeup class and on her brown skin it looked good. the artist showed how it could be used to highlight the undereye, cheekbones, nose. i bought it. i personally think the mac pro longwear concealer looks better under my eye. now i do use this on the bridge of my nose and it looks cool. i'm going to play around with it to see if i can maximize the use of it. i think it can work if you know how to use foundation to blend it out. we'll see. the click pen dispenser is cool to me. i prefer that to the terrible bottle for the mac pro longwear concealer. of course i have to use my fingers or a brush to blend. i said i'd buy this again but only if i can find good uses for it. maybe mac will do some videos on how to use this.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Tan Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
This does a good job at undereye brightening. The 1st time I used it, it showed up horribly in pictures. So I've learnt to use less and blend more. I find it a bit ashy on my NC40 skin. I actually also have L'oreal's version to this - Touch Magique in deep beige and I prefer that one sooo much more. I also only paid $4 at a sale for it so very happy with that, but even at its regular $10-11 price, is cheaper than the Mac one so check that one out if you're on a budget.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Medium Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
I'm a freelance MUA and this product was recommended to me at a Mac class the MUA there recommended the radiant rose for my dk circles but they were out of the radiant rose Colorado so I went to a Mac counter n the MUA there recommended bright forecast for my NC 30 skin (I use NW20 in concealed) so ive been using it this last week n I have to say I like brightness it gives my eyes but I do prefer my eye area to be a lil lighter n brighter than what bright forecast gives me so I might just get the light boost or the radiant rose ;) but altoghether it is a great product if u find the Colorado that's good for u , the only prob that ive had is the clicking pen this product comes in! 1st of it takes forever for the product to come out n then when it finally comes out 1 turn is allot so I kinda feel I'm wasting the product :( please fix this Mac! !!!!!!
Age: 19-24 Skin: Sensitive, Fair, Warm Hair: Blond, Curly, Medium Eyes: Green
I love the product, I agree with everything everyone says about how great it is...I just hate the packaging, because the clicker pen sucks, and I do use a concealer brush instead of applying directly from the pen itself.
It makes the tons of under eye concealers I wear much less noticeable and more bright.
Love the product despiste that it's expensive, and the cr*p packaging.
This dried out my under eyes like CRAZY! Like actually made the skin flake... And sunk into my fine lines, I returned it.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Tan Hair: Black, Straight, Fine Eyes: Grey
I love this! I use this everyday. My skin is pretty decent, I have an occasional pimple here and there once a month and dark undereye circles FYI
I use this as a concealer under my eyes, or sometimes I use a concealer first and put this over it. I use this to highlight my nose, my browbone and my cheeks. When I swatched this, it came out veryyyy orange on my NC35 hand, but blended on my face that orange tint was gone.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Very Oily, Olive, Warm Hair: Black, Straight, Fine Eyes: Brown
I don't have horrible undereye circles but I feel that most concealers are too heavy for my undereye area. So I decided to try this out and right away in the store I notice how open and awake my eyes look and of course the dark circles disappeared. The texture is creamy but dries to a satin/matte finish that NEVER settles into my fine lines and looks so natural. I usually use my Studio Fix concelear which kinda gives the same effect but will settle eventually. This lasts roughly 8 hours on me and feels so soft to the touch. I use my 224 brush to apply and a little bit of Studio Careblend to top it off. My only problem is the packaging! I hate that it's a pen I wish it came in a tube because you can waste product and I hate that the product is just sitting in the brush, but I can easily look over this! I use this before my foundation and I don't need additional concealer.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
This is a good concealer/highligher pen. I'm NC25-30ish and the MA recommended radiant rose for me, which I found to be too light for my taste (I hate using an undereye concealer that shows up as lighter than the rest of my face). The MA told me that she usually uses bright forecast for darker complexions, but I like this color for my undereye area anyway. I use it by itself or over a corrector/concealer and it gives a nice brightness with subtle reflection. It doesn't seem to cake up or settle into fine lines. I don't love the brush so usually apply using a 224 brush instead of applying directly from the pen.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Dry, Fair-Medium Hair: Brunette Eyes: Blue
I LOVE THIS! I use this to conceal dark under eye area and red blemishes on days I do not want to wear much makeup and TM. It's amazing! It works as a natural brow highlight ( I use it to clean up the shape of my brows after filling them in), as concealer, and highlighter. Pair with Prep & Prime Vibrancy Eye from MAC. The Vibrancy Eye is better for long term under eye correction and helps prevent makeup from creasing in smile lines :-) LOVE, LOVE, LOVE them both!!!
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Tan Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
Honestly, this worked for me wonderfully. Intentionally, I didn't want to buy this product because I already own the YSL Eclat Touch since I was at the MAC counter just wanting to buy my favourite ginerly blush. The MA was trying to persuade me to try this highlighter on my face since she have noticed the uneven skintone and redness(I wasn't wearing any makeup) so I went ahead and sat down. And this product did actually brightening my skin naturally. I actually use this on areas where I have redness and dark area, blend it out with my concealer brush then set it with translucent powder then a light dust of my powder foundation. For reference, I have acne prone, combination skin with acne scarring and lots of redness, in MAC I'm a NC37. This product have cut down my time on my foundation application in the morning. This product worked for me so I will continue to purchase this Highlighter again.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Oily, Medium Brown, Warm Hair: Black, Wavy, Fine Eyes: Hazel
NC42 MAC/ Honey in Bobbi Brown Indian Asian skin.
Got it in bright forecast. Clicked atleast 50 times before product showed up and it just seemed like a lighter shade of any concealer I could have used. Was even a bit grey. Will keep in bag tommorow and use during daytime and come back to edit if i have another verdict. For now, i will not buy again as it is expensive for what it is doing.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Normal, Medium, Cool Hair: Blond, Straight, Fine Eyes: Hazel
I really love this!! I wanted the pink but I own something similar so I tried this one. I do not use this as just a concealer, but as an extra over my concealer/foundation/powder. I use a tiny bit. It really brightens up my face and makes me look rested and awake. I have also put it on my lids and cheekbones with just as nice of an effect. It looks natural as well, even on my cool complexion. But I dislike the clicky pen - I dislike ALL clicky pens when it comes to cosmetics though. Also it seems a bit expensive considering a bit tends to bleed out after you click it. Other than that I enjoy it a lot and would buy this one again.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Acne-prone, Dark, Warm Hair: Brown, Kinky, Coarse Eyes: Brown
Honestly you could just buy a concealor or foundation a few shades lighter than your actual shade and it would do the exact same thing. Bright Forecast is the shade appropiate for darker skinned ladies, but really its still too light. I do like the creamy texture. Will not purchase again, to me there are cheaper alternatives that will give the same result.
Age: 44-55 Skin: Dry, Tan, Warm Hair: Black, Wavy, Fine Eyes: Brown
I needed this to work for me, it didn't. Too chalky and pasty looking. Even the MA said when she saw me walking away that she thought it might have been the wrong color. So she was not shocked to see me return it. Maybe if they make more shades, I'll buy again.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Combination, Tan, Warm Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
I thought YSL Touche Eclat was my HG pen highlighter but this blows it out of the water. I don't have really bad undereye circles to cover, but I am prone to puffiness and who couldn't use some undereye brightening, right? I have tried the Bobbi Brown Tinted Eye Brightener and a couple others IDR but I always prefered YSL TE. Then on a whim I bought the MAC and I'm never going back to TE!
Here's why: having used it every day since I got it it has not given me milia (TE did, I could never use TE for more than three days straight). The finish is never cakey, you need ever so little for the highlight to show (yeah so don't go pile it on, you don't need that much. If you go overboard you get the reverse panda look, and this looks especially bad in photos), and the shade is natural-looking enough (no glitter or shimmer just natural radiance) that I can use it on my browbone, over the top of my cheekbones, along my nosebridge and anywhere I need to highlight without fearing I'd look like a greasy mess (my skin is shine prone).The texture is also very light and buttery and easy to blend with just your ring finger (TE wasn't as blendable). It doesn't ball up or settle into fine lines, or separate, or disappear, after a whole day of wear (TE, in spite of its price tag, did. It did less than Bobbi Brown or Clarins but it did, nonetheless).
I love that I get the look of having used undereye concealer without all the work! What I do complain about is the pen: to dispense the product you have to twist the bottom, whereas TE is a clicker pen. I'd need to use both hands if I want more product on the brush. With TE you can do it with one hand. But that is not enough to outweigh the good stuff about the MAC so I will continue buying for sure.
Oh and the MAC is way less expensive than TE, too!
ETA for refI am NC30-35 at the moment. Not sure how this fares on other skintones. I used TE in shade #2
Hope this helps!