MAC • Pearlizer - Hundred Degrees • Highlighters
|Would buy this product again.||78%|
Age: 25-29 Skin: Dry, Fair, Cool Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
I really like the pearlizer itself - fine, not too glittery texture which applies evenly and is hard to overdo. But the color? Not so much. It looks amazing on my friends (NC15 & NW15) - a soft pink glow with pretty gold shimmer. But not on me (NW15 as well) the pink disappears and all that's left is the golden shimmer which does not suit me. I want to love this but I can't. I will probably gift this away to one of the above mentioned friends.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Normal, Fair-Medium Hair: Brunette, Straight, Fine Eyes: Brown
Hundred Degrees Pearlizer comes with a Novel Twist cosmetic bag and 181SE brush. The Pearlizer is a shimmery pretty pink that gives off a shimmer similar to pearls. On my NC25 skin, I look like I have a natural blush if I have a bronzer underneath, otherwise it wouldn't show up as much. For application, I wouldn't use the brush i because it's too chunky and stiff to use. Hence, terrible blending. What I did was using my fingers I made three dots (C shape) across the upper side of my cheeks and blend with my fingers. Looks more natural that way. Otherwise, you can use the 187 brush to blend better. Too bad Pearlizers are LE! :(
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Medium, Warm Hair: Brunette, Straight, Fine Eyes: Brown
Hundred Degrees is one of my favorite pink highlighters, my only complaint is that I'm just not a fan of loose powders in general because I find it takes more patience to apply. This one is definitely shimmery and tends to be fairly noticeable on because it's so much lighter than my skintone, but a light dusting of this over a plum blush is gorgeous!
Age: 25-29 Skin: Very Dry, Fair-Medium, Warm Hair: Black, Wavy, Coarse Eyes: Brown
this is such a a pretty, glowy pink highlighter. looks like a blush on my nc25 skin. i got this from nordstrom's novel twist collection. the brush it comes w/ SUCKS. just isn't soft enough..too dense for me. but i would've paid the price for this highlighter alone.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Blond Eyes: Blue
love it- it just gives skin the best glow ever. I prefer it over a lot of MSFs because it's sutle with out big glitter chunks.the golden pink is great for even pale skin . It makes me hate porcelain pink-obvious glitter -ikk!
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination Hair: Brunette Eyes: Blue
I use this as a highlight on my cheeks and it's gorgeous! Isn't too shimmery, doesn't make me look oily, isn't clumpy, it's nice and smooth. I just use a powder brush and swirl it around and apply. Very easy and very gorgeous!
Age: 36-43 Skin: Combination Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
The pearlizers are my favorite highlighters. I love the effect they give me. They are not too shimmery and do not make me look oily! A little goes a Looong way. In order for these to work with a daytime look I just dip my brush gently and swirl it in the cap and dust on the apples of my cheeks and a tiny bit on the bridge of my nose. For a more evening look I just use a little more! I love this color over my orgasm blush. On my fair skin it looks almost like a soft pinkish/peachy/lt gold. It is perfect for my coloring when I don't want to look as if I applied too much color! Pefect product!
Age: 25-29 Skin: Other Hair: Other Eyes: Other
Okay, I had a lot of trouble with this ~first off it goes on VERY uneven. Clumps of color in one spot and missing spots on my cheek in others. Upon blending, though I had to say it blended fine with a little work and I gasped out loud because of how extremely bumpy it was and accentuated my pores like CRAZY. I didn't even know my pores were that big. I had to make sure it was the pearlizer so on the other cheek I applied Porcelain Pink MSF and it went on so smooth and actually hid my pores. So, it's the pearlizer. I wanted to give 1 lippie but the color is so gorgeous I had to leave an extra one. I have oily acne-prone skin, this may work for someone else just fine.
Age: Unknown Skin: Dry Hair: Other Eyes: Other
I wear this on my cheeks as blush and also to highlight my cheekbones a bit. I love it. I just got STOPPED in the bathroom coz someone just NEEDED to know what I have on my cheeks, lol. It's not too pink and is perfect for that slight flush/healthy look.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination Hair: Blond Eyes: Green
I'm glad I held off so long in rating this product. I initially loooved it and used it in so many ways: mix a tiny bit with my face powder for 'glow' effect" highlighter to hot pink blushes, brow highlight, mix with clear lipglass blablabla. After carefully studying pictures of myself during my phase with this product, I came to realize that I have exceptionally wonderful lighting in my bathroom and that this is highly frosty and unnatual on my skin in real life. I'm a PPP, with dry, very light scarring/uneven skin color on one cheek and between my eyebrows, tip of my chin. This product just happens to accentuate this when I'm using my Bare Escentuals and only works if I'm in full warpaint cake. Too expensive, too.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Neutral Hair: Black, Straight, Medium Eyes: Brown
This is super-nice. It's a finely-milled, subtly shimmery (it reminds me of the Becca loose shimmer powders), pearly-pink powder. No gold, or silver, just snowy (but not icy) pink. Brush lightly onto cheekbones, etc. and get a delicate, luminous glow. It brightens subtly (I love applying this over a highlighter-concealer at the inner corners of my eyes) with very little color, but apply a bit more and you get a sweet, girly, pinkish shimmer. This also blends well with matte powder blushes and adds a hint of shimmer. No scent (unlike Becca) but it comes in a sorta cheap-looking clear acrylic, flat sifter jar. Not sure how much this is because I received mine in a swap, but it can't be worse than other nice highlight powders out there.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Cool Hair: Brunette, Straight, Fine Eyes: Blue
I really like Hundred Degrees. Used with an extremely light hand on my skin (NW20) a very pretty, but subtle pink glow that makes me look healthier and more awake. I've tried other pink highlighter powders designed with a similar intent and they just don't look as nice on. These pearlized powders are a bit tricky to work with though, and if you put any more than a tiny bit on your brush it'll be too much, and overapplication makes it look chalky. Nothing a little buffing can't fix, but the container makes it easy to pick up too much on the brush even if you tap your brush on the lid. I think I'd rather have this color in a pressed form, but as this is the best I've found, I'll deal!
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination Hair: Black Eyes: Black
I couldn't believe it when I went to get this at the counter near me, and it was sold out on the second day the line was released. (The SA was shocked too.) They did still have a tester and I really, really liked it- it looks very similar to the color I wear a lot, Cover Girls Cheekers in Snow Plum, but a bit more pigmented.
Luckily I snagged one on eBay for only an extra $1, not bad. The pale pink flush it imparts is very pretty- cool, but not cold. Very shimmery, not really gold sparkle but just pink.
It does make me look very glowy, but I have to be careful not to put too much on. A nice big blush brush is essential to get it properly applied. All in all, fantastic for cool toned PPs. The only reservation I have is that I still like my old CG Snow Plum a bit more ;-) it's just perfection! mac's is more pigmented and more shimmery, but the basic neutral coolish pink tone is virtually identical. And the CG one is the perfect barely-there tone on my skin, whereas Hundred Degrees I can totally screw up by overapplying.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Acne-prone, Olive Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
These are like pigments for the cheeks. I love them! Released June 2005 as part of the Belle Azure collection and limited edition. Comes in a cheese clear large sized pot with a sifter. inside is a beautiful shimmery pink highlighter shade. I tried to wear this alone on my nc30 skin but had to really layer this on with a dense brush to get enough color and its still just too light for me. But looks absolutely stunning as a highlighter on the cheekbones. Looks great over Rose'Dor bronzing stick. Retails for $18.50 but I love them all.
Age: 44-55 Skin: Combination Hair: Brown Eyes: Blue
So I got my MAC 100 degree's Pearlizer 2 days ago, on me it shows up as a very light pinkish highlighter (NC20). Unless worn over a bronzer, it's not terribly visible on me. However, when worn over a bronzer (or the MAC Rose D'or) it gives a lovely pinkish highlighting effect.
I want to compare this with Chanel's Ruban Perle, which is I think intended to give a similar look. On one hand, Ruban Perle is in a creme base, and so can be built to a heavier density which shows up on me much better. Again, staying power with Ruban Perle is greater due to its heavy cream base. I haven't tried to wear either in the eye area.
Color & look is very similar, in my opinion. You get a larger amt. of product with Chanel ($52) compared to MAC for $18.50. On the other hand, the lower investment in the MAC gives you a chance to wear the highlighter without the investment in the Chanel.
Because the looks are so similar, I would re-buy the MAC but only when I run out the Chanel.
I also looked at Victoria's Secret Shimmer Powder in Pink. Product is about the same size & shape--clear acrylic sifter jar. VS has a chrome silver top & contains roughly 2x the product (.05 oz for MAC and .10 oz for VS according to their jars). VS product is cheaper ($13.50 vs. MAC's $18.50).
The VS Pink is a different color and look--it's a much bronzier color than the MAC's 100 Deg. light pink. Swipe test shows that the MAC is much "pearlier" and the VS has at least 10x the sparkle. So they do give different looks--MAC's 100 Degrees is more of a pearly sheen, while Vicky's Pink is more shimmerbrick-type glittery sparkle.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
This was a pleasent surprise, as I expected it to look either too shimmery or not show up at all on my NC 20 skin, but it is neither of those things. It gives the perfect glowy look but not soooo frosty as some highlighters do. Looks great with or without Rose D'Or bronzing stick under it, and also makes a great shadow!
Age: 19-24 Skin: Acne-prone, Tan Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
Hundred Degrees is an ultra-shimmery pink highlighting powder with the lightest touch of bronze. I was hesitant to buy it at first, because pink isn't always flattering on my NC35-37 complexion, but I was pleasantly surprised at how versatile and easy to work with this pearlizer is. I agree with the other reviewer who commented that it doesn't "stick" all that great without a base. I wear Hundred Degrees over Rose D'or Bronzing Stick on the apples of my cheeks for a flushed, but shimmery summer face and I also really enjoy wearing it on my lids. 5 lipsticks from me. :)
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Medium Hair: Brown, Straight, Medium Eyes: Brown
I like this product a lot. It's a very shimmery sheer pink powder that comes in a sifter container. Lovely to highlight cheeks or worn as e/s. The makeup artist applied this on me over MAC's moisturegleam cream. It reminds me of BE's clear radiance except for it's not as fine a powder and 100 degrees is a darker pink than clear radiance.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Oily, Olive, Neutral Hair: Brunette, Straight, Fine Eyes: Hazel
Hundred Degrees is a very pretty light pink. I apply it on my cheeks with my #187 brush for a fresh & glowy finish. If you have dry skin, put a cream blush under it, because it will not stick well on the skin.
I love the packaging, it's so cute!
At 18,50$ for 1.5 g, it's pricey, but it's so worth it!