|Would buy this product again.||58%|
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Medium Hair: Black Eyes: Black
Intially, I did have an urge to return this, though now I've learned to work with it - I love it! I'm MMM/C3/NC25-30/Chinese gal, black hair, brown eyes. This is a pale tan/beige colour that has gold shimmer that reflects like vanilla pigment. I find this MSF serves the purpose of highlighting extremely well, because whilst this colour is quite close to my skin colour, it highlights naturally! Unlike my Lightscapade, which is white - it's unnatural to highlight with sometimes. The trick to remove the tacky glitter? Pick up some product on your brush, shake off the excess (glitter falls off, shimmer adheres) and apply to face. All you are left with is a beautiful glow now! :) I've tried this as a blush, and yes, it doesn't show up much, BUT it gives me that healthy, glowy natural look. It's beautiful! Would repurchase. 1 lippie taken off for fragileness and the big chunks of glitters in the first place.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair, Cool Hair: Brunette, Curly, Medium Eyes: Blue
Yuck. I bought this MSF, tried it once & swaped it away. Made my pores look ginormous as a blush & couldn't make it work as a bonzer, either. Maybe the coloring was all wrong for my skin tone but I absolutely hated this. Waste of money.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Warm Hair: Brunette, Straight, Medium Eyes: Brown
I love gold spill msf! This is exactly what I've been looking for in the msf's- gives me a glow without being tooo shimmery. It looks like a very light pinky brown sheen on my skin(nc37 select fdtn/nc30studiofix fluid). I love the other msf's, but not near as much as this. This is what i'm reaching for on days when I want a natural look. It doesn't look quite as shimmery on me as shimpagne and glissade does. This has looked great with every blush i've used so far!
Age: 25-29 Skin: Normal, Fair-Medium Hair: Blond Eyes: Blue
Makes a nice bronzer but I end up with chunks of glitter all over my shirt.
Not my favorite MSF of all time...won't repurchase.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination Hair: Black Eyes: Green
I tried this in the store and loved the color, but as with my other MSFs, the formula and texture seems so inconsistent from one to the next. The one that I actually took home went on chunky and dirtyish, with chunks of glitter falling everywhere. I ended up swapping it.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair Hair: Red Eyes: Blue
beautiful peachy gold with that awesome duocrome-quality like vanilla pigment almost. try it wet to get great color pay off
edit: the more i used it, the more i fell in love with it. My bff got me a backup (without knowing I had one to begin with) and I am so glad she did. When i want to look healthy and awake I slap on some mascara, fill my brows and dust goldspill over my cheekbones and eyelids. perfect every time.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination Hair: Black Eyes: Black
I had a glissade and shampagn but i like this one better than those two for achieving the look I am looking for. as a hightlight it maybe glittery but not as shimmery as the other two and i find this just enough shimmery and the others two on too shimmery side. Color doesn't show up on my tanned skin but it looked so pretty peach color on my friend who has a way lighter skin than me. For lighter skins you could use this as a blush too. I am using this as a highter on my cheekbone and i can't wait to use it as a blush when my skin becomes lighter in the winter! I also have the nothern lights but so far i like it more since i can use this in many more ways than the nothern lights. i hope it looks pretty on me as a blush when i am lighter. This is my favorite MSF so far. I've had or still have porcelain pink, glissade, shapagn, lightscapades, shooting star, northern lights and this!
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair Hair: Brown Eyes: Green
I wasnít going to get this in the beginning, but after hearing all of the raving about how pretty it is, I decided to try it. Unfortunately, I was pretty disappointed. It just looked like a brown stain on my NC15 skin, even after blending, as opposed to gold. Iím going to try to work with it a little more, but I think I will stick to more pink-toned MSFs in the future.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Dry, Fair-Medium, Warm Hair: Other, Wavy, Fine Eyes: Brown
Like Northern Light, I ordered this and waited patiently for a week, reading reviews, looking at pics and anticipating it's arrival. It finally got here and I like it, although I'm a bit unsure how to wear it. It's a bit too light as a bronzer by itself, and a bit too flat and beige as a blush (I wear powder foundation, maybe that's why). Hmmm. I don't notice as much glitter as I do with Northern Light, and I still have to try it over my regular bronzer and/or blushes to see how it works as a highlighter. It's a rather unique color though, a peachy-beige shimmer unlike anything else I have. So far it reminds me of a warm-toned Lightscapade, so I think I'll be keeping it for that reason because it's nice alternative and seems to be good for summer and times when I'm wearing warm colors.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Oily, Medium Hair: Black, Curly, Fine Eyes: Brown
I liked this, and yes, it's good to remember that it's only supposed to be a highlighter. That said, I use mine as an eyeshadow and because I use a primer first, I get awesome colour payoff. Goregeous colouring and just perfect for this time of year.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair, Cool Hair: Blond, Straight, Fine Eyes: Blue
It seems like this would break really easily, so I rated it low on packaging. I want to surround it in bubble wrap and foam padding.
I'm NW20 with blonde hair and blue eyes. This is my first MSF so I can't compare it to others. Upon examination, there are some chunks of "frost" -- they don't look like glitter in the traditional sense (think UD Glitter liners) but I definitely could see some chunks. These can transfer during application onto your face, but really IMO the problem is minimal.
I originally went to MAC to get Northern Light, but the swirls of chocolate, tan, cream, and peachy pink in Gold Spill won me over. I bought this solely for highlighting, and for this it does a fantastic job. With a heavy hand, I can get it to show up as cheek color (peachy-tan) but it looks ruddy on me.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Acne-prone Hair: Brown Eyes: Blue
I thought that with the chunky texture of the MSF I would surely hate it. But I do like this one. I'm pale ( NW20 ) and gold spill gives just the hint of a bronzer effect with a hint of peach color which is flattering on my skin tone. Don't buy this if you are looking for dramatic color, but the color payoff is nice. It's really nice layered over Northern light too! Mine didn't have any glitter some people have, just a nice sheen. I would def. recomend this as a highlighter!
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Dry, Fair-Medium, Warm Hair: Brown, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Brown
I really like this MSF, just not as much as my go-tos (Stereo Rose and Lightscapade). I agree with other users when they say that the quality of MSFs has been lowered. They are no longer as smooth and glowy as they were and although this one imparts a gorgeous pinky-brown shade, it is a tad glittery in texture. I happened to get one with a lot of brown in it, so it shows up nicely on me. I just hope the quality of MSFs isnt going downhill from here. I love these things!
Age: 19-24 Skin: Normal, Medium Hair: Brunette Eyes: Hazel
I must say, the reviewer under me has a really good point. The skinfinishes should not be to the point where some are better than others if it is the SAME PRODUCT. Who wants to go through a pile of the same product to find the "perfect" one? Laura geller doesn't seem to have this problem, and on top of that, she has hers available 365 days out of the year. I love MSFs, but they were a MUCH better product when they first came out. They can't even be compared to the new ones, and the older ones were 18.50 when they were first released in 2004. Anyway, on to my product review.
I love this MSF, I guess I got one of the really good ones, because mine has almost no glitter. It goes on smooth, and if there is extra glitter on my brush I just blow it off. On me, this is a nice pinky brown. It isn't a really dark color on my skin, and I am an NC25-30. I imagine this would be a highlighter on someone with really dark skin, unless you happen to find one with lots of dark brown veining.
The texture isn't as good as past MSFs, but mine isn't as glittery as naked you. (That is the WORST one IMO.)
I would buy this again (and I did for a backup.) because I am curious to see how it will be different from the one I already have.
Age: Unknown Skin: Dry, Fair, Warm Hair: Blond, Curly, Fine Eyes: Hazel
I hate to give a mineralized skinfinish such a low rating, but this product was a very big disappointment. If I didn't already have msfs from earlier releases, I probably wouldn't realize how much the quality on these items have deteriorated. The once smooth finish on these have given way to chunky garish glitter. They are difficult to work with (hello glitter again!) and pigmentation is poorer than with older msfs. It's kind of a poor man's shimpagne and I'm not even a big fan of shimpagne, so that's telling right there.
I have been reading how a lot of individuals have been sorting through their local MACs allotment of these to find one that has "good veining" or "less veining". Personally, I'm less inclined to sift through a bunch of product to find a decent version of it. That should be the function of quality control and not the consumer, though I'm sure people will come back with "but every msf is different". They may all be different, but if the variation from msf to msf is so vastly different, then something is wrong with the manufacturing process. They shouldn't be that different, so that you need search to find a good one out of a bunch of unacceptable ones.
I'm beginning to think that MAC, in order to meet growing demand for these, has fiddled with the original formula and these are what we can now expect. They can keep prices lower and quantity up, but at the sacrifice of quality. Unfortunately, having some of the earlier released versions of the msfs, it's obvious to me that is what is happening with this product. This one is going back to MAC.
Of all of the new Flashtronic msfs the only one that is reminiscent of earlier msfs is the Global Glow msf. The only problem is that I already have Shooting Star which is exactly like Global Glow, as in no difference. If you don't have Shooting Star and are looking for a nice bronzer, this is the only msf that I would recommend from this current crop. The other two suffer from the same glitter-bomb effect as Naked You. Not worth having unless you are a collector or a big fan of glitter.
Oh well, saved me money for other collections.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Oily Hair: Blond Eyes: Brown
Swatched, this MSF has a slightly pinky gold glow. I was worried that it might show up too pink on me (like most blushes), but it just gives a very subtle glow. It's not too shimmery or OTT like lots of the MSFs. I can wear this in the daytime for a pretty highlighter. Overall very happy with this and would repurchase!
Age: 36-43 Skin: Dry, Fair Hair: Red Eyes: Green
I am : I'm NW20. Red hair, freckles, mystic tan sometimes, sometimes pale from SPF 800.
This is from the Flashtronic color story launched July 19,2007. I love the MSF. I was late in the game getting into them and had to swap my left arm for the Discontinued ones. Couldn't wait until this launch.
I spent about a half hour at the Mac counter testing colors and this one is a home run for me. In the compact, it's brownie, tan,creamy a little peachy. Looks like a marbeled icecream. On me, it was very glowy and brightened up my face. I used my big Kabuki brush and dusted my cheek bones and across my nose, forehead. Then I also (gasp) dusted it on my eyelids. Then I went back and picked up some more color and dusted it on my eyelids again and it laid down a different shimmery shade. It was subte but very pretty.
I think I can work with this.
I thought it would be too close to Naked You, but it's not. Goldspill has more cocoa tones. Both are gorgeous and there's always room for more, that's what more means!
Age: 19-24 Skin: Other Hair: Other Eyes: Other
LOVE This! Am NW20, Blonde Hair, Green eyes.
Makes my skin GLOW with a hint of shimmer- no chunky glitter for me!!
Age: 30-35 Skin: Dry Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
I like Godl Spill! I am an NW20. I can use it as blush or bronzer. It is a more pigmented version of Stila AOS #9.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
I had high hopes for this product from the description on the MAC site. I am asian, warm/yellow undertone NC30, and this did not show up on me at all except for a shimmer. Maybe cuz im too warm and yellow i'm not sure. Overall i like the skinfinishes, but this one did nothing for me so i gave it 2 lippies for being too light of a color then described. If you plan to use it as a highlighter, there are many other alternatives that are cheaper.