MAC • Mineralize Skinfinish in Lightscapade • Highlighters
|Would buy this product again.||75%|
Age: 44-55 Skin: Sensitive, Fair, Neutral Hair: Brunette, Medium Eyes: Brown
I love this product, i am a PPP with brown eyes and brown hair. I use it as an allover highlighter, with my 187 mac brush. And i did go outside with a mirror, and it looks great!
Age: 36-43 Skin: Normal, Warm Hair: Blond, Straight, Fine Eyes: Green
This grabs the prize for the worst MAC product ever...if you want your skin to look totally lifeless, this is for you. If you use the lightest touch imaginable, or even just hover your skunk brush over the product without touching it, that is too much. Honestly, what were they thinking. Mythic meteorites this is NOT. If you try this, *be sure* to take your mirror and walk outside. White chalk city. In the pan, it is beautiful....but blueberry cream trifle is beautiful too and I wouldn't put that on my face.
Age: Unknown Skin: Normal Hair: Brown Eyes: Hazel
This MSF looks odd in the package; it is a yellow-lavender-pink mix with some blue. It looks like someone took a Degas pastel (of ballerinas, no doubt) and tried to get a swirly color mix based on the tones in the picture. I do this --often I take samples of works of art to get palettes via digital sampling. But here, the "not-found-on-skin" colors look rather sick in the domed product.
However, as a highlighter, Lightscapade is a subtle glow, rather like Meteorites but with less pink and not as lightening. I am not sure I'd buy another, but I like it as an all-over highlighter.
**UPDATE. For an overall glow, I notice this really makes a difference, compared, say, to Glissade. Upgrading this to a five.
**UDATE II: This has become an HG. I dust it on with the kabuki style brush of MAC from the Beauty Powder collection and I get a subtle candlelit sheen, especially on my nose. I love the ease of application. The BP's are a bit more shimmery and evening, and the Accentuate side of the shape n sculpt is not as visible as this one. I wish it weren't le but that's MAC for you--issue 2 color stories a month, have a great item or three and then abandon them like a three-year old playing with his newest toy, only to become fascinated by an old sock and the toilet plunger and leave the toy under the porch to get all cobwebby and show up on Mom's yardsale table.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination Hair: Black Eyes: Black
I so disagree with the previous 2 reviewers who said that this made people look sick and frosty. I think they probably felt it this way because they probably overapplied this msf. I personally feel that if u apply this lightly in a moderate amount on the t-zone, under the eyes and at the chin, it really helps to brighten up the face and make one look more radiant.
I would buy this again if i ran out of it...but like all other msfs, it's very hard to finish this one. For info, i'm a NC20, Asian.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Dry Hair: Blond Eyes: Brown
Skin: cool toned NW15
Eyes: light brown
Hair: dyed dark red
On me, Lightscapade is the perfect glowy, brightening highlighter. It's like the shade of my skin plus some shimmer and shine, and it actually shows up in a good way! Lightscapade is the skin enhancer I was hoping Nars Albatross (invisible on me) would be. I like this so much I will probably buy an extra to have on hand.
Age: 44-55 Skin: Normal, Fair-Medium, Warm Hair: Blond, Straight, Fine Eyes: Brown
Totally agree with msdi2u's assessment below....well written. Respectfully submitted, colormepink
Age: 44-55 Skin: Sensitive, Fair-Medium, Warm Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Fine Eyes: Hazel
I am actually quite disappointed in Lightscapade, even more so because of the glowing reviews it got here on MUA. (I think the reviews "glow" more than the MSF, itself!)On me, Lightscapade is like simply adding silvery-white powder to my face- nothing more. Maybe MAC should have named this "Whitescapade." If I apply this MSF lightly with my MAC 187 brush, it can barely be seen without the aid of a 10X magnifying mirror and bright sunlight. In the 10X mirror, I can faintly see white powder with pretty-colored, micro-glitter in shades of pink, blue-green, and yellow. But, the scary part is... when I look in my rear-view mirror during the hours of bright sunlight. YIKES and HOLY MOLY!!!!I actually looked as if I were recovering from a severe case of food poisoning! N*O*T G*O*O*D! :oP I guess Lightscapade would be good for me to wear to work if I want to trick my boss into sending me home early, ("Gee... I'm not feeling so good, must be what I had for lunch today," or, "Next time, I think I'll pass on babysitting my nieces & nephews when my sister tells me they're all recovering from a wicked stomach virus.") and I might even be able to score the next day off as well. But besides that, I really don't see much use for this MSF. It does not work on my skin at all! I am planning on sending this one back to MAC. I don't like either MSF from the Danse Collection, I just like the eyeshadows.[For reference, MAC NW20 in Studio Fix Fluid, but NC30 in MAC Select SPF15, and Beige Ivory in Laura Mercier's Silk Creme Foundation.]EDIT 1/04/07: I keep trying this MSF hoping it will work for me, but I am still not getting the gorgeous glow from Whitescapade that alot of other reviewers have raved about. I am NOT applying this heavy-handed, because I can barely see it on my upper cheeks in my brightly-lit bathroom mirror. (I give it one swipe each cheek w/ the 187 duo fibre skunk brush.) To me, this is like a, "why bother?" product. If you apply too lightly, you can't see it... if you give it an extra swipe... you go outside and look like a corpse! I don't get it...BUT, I will say this about Whitescapade! It is great to use over eyeshadow to blend or mute out vivid colors. Only thing is... it is a little pricey to use just for that purpose (heck, plain translucent powder can do that trick), and it really wasn't the reason I bought it.:O(
Age: 19-24 Skin: Dry, Fair Hair: Black Eyes: Black
I gave high ratings to every part of this review except that I won't buy this again~ but i am sure you gals understand cause who can actually finish these things? I am a NC15-20~ So yah~ this looks great on me~ but I duno about the other complexions altho I believe used correctly, anyone can look great with this highlighter~ It has both warm and cool shades of swirlies~ This would work on sucha wide variety of skin tones since that makesd it so neutral~ but I guess it does depend on individual compacts for the different amount of swirls~
one itsy bitsy complain~ well not exactly a complain~ more of a i wish......that the compact isn't so bland and so......MAC~ the powder is so gorgeous compared to the black plastic compact~ it just doesn't go well together at all...... you would really wish it came in cutesy japanese packaging and it would be perfect and so worth the money!
edited: So I finally tested T'estimo Color Change Powder in EX-1 cause I've always wanted that one before this. Well, let me tell you Lightscapade's shimmer is way more finely milled! Testimo's will have some flecks of microglitter!~ I LOVE YOU LIGHTSCAPADE!
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Combination, Medium Hair: Black Eyes: Black
Ref: NC25-30 / C3
Asian, black hair, dark brown eyes
I'm shocked this product has gotten so little reviews, but boy am I in love! I think everyone's craze over the MSFs to be released in the Danse collection is well worth it. Although many people seem to think Glissade is the highlight for this collection, I think the texture of it put many of us off and it certainly did for me! BUT, there was Lightscapade! I'm sure it seemed quite blah since it really does give a white glow to be honest, it is beautiful!
Lightscapade is a swirl of colours: yellow, pink, peach and blue! I could stare at it all day because it looks like a painting! Anyway, all together it gives an beautiful white glow which I love. It is definetely light enough to wear all over the face, compared to Glissade which was shimmer overload almost! With 1-2 sweeps of this MSF, I'm able to get a beautiful but not overdone pale yellow/pink white glow that I can wear for everyday looks!
This MSF is a little pricey and yes I agree, you are able to achieve this with other products, but for something that so subtle and I can wear everyday is a huge thing for me. I'm a very natural gal if that is any help :)
It's fragile but the packaging makes it very easy to swirl your brush in since you have such a large space! I would definetely repurchase and MSFs really do live up to their hype!
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair, Cool Hair: Brunette, Straight, Fine Eyes: Brown
Oh, gosh. I so did NOT want to like this product. I did not want to buy into all the MSF hype. I have oily, acne-prone skin and I just KNEW it would highlight all my flaws (blemishes, large pores, etc). Surprise! It didn't! I'm an NW15 (or lighter - I was matched in the summer), so it is a beautiful allover finishing powder, or a nice highlighter. Gives skin a glowy, healthy look. Did not make me look oily or sparkly, like I was expecting. Unfortunately for my wallet, I may just have to get a backup.
Age: Unknown Skin: Normal Hair: Brunette Eyes: Blue
I love Lighscapade! I have very fair skin, (camilla in prescriptives and fair in bare minerals) and i love how this makes my skin look smooth. I noticed that my skin just looked overall healthier with this product dusted on very, very lightly. My roommate made the observation that my skin was "glowing, and looks very smooth!" when wearing it with minimal foundation. I just love the way this makes my skin look! Its beautiful for everyday wear. Amazing!
Age: 25-29 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair Hair: Blond Eyes: Blue
I LOVE this MSF! I am an NW15 and it suits my complexion perfectly! It gives a beuatiful glowy look to my skin, without being too frosty or glittery. I have used it as a finish powder with no problem. It does not wash me out at all. I already own Porcelain Pink, Shimpagne and Shooting Star, and this by far, is my very favorite already. If you are a PPP like me, you NEED Lightscapade! :)
Age: 25-29 Skin: Normal Hair: Red Eyes: Green
I'm NC15 and I love this MSF. It is one of the more pearly MSFs like So Ceylon, rather than sparkly or glittery. I have to disagree with those saying it is cool toned, though maybe theirs just has more blue/pink than mine, but it comes out a super pale cream, which I would definitely consider warm. A very very pale warm though! This would suit both the pale and cool and the pale and warm though, imo. It smooths out my skin and gives it a lovely glow, I can use it lightly all over as well, though I tend to just sweep it over my cheeks and in a few other highlight spots.
The best way to describe the colour is a very very finely milled Vanilla pigment, which can look overdone/too frosty on the face.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Dry, Fair Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
Love this! On my NC25 complexion, this swirled dome of multi-colored pastels applies on my skin as a cream colored pearly sheen. It makes a pretty highlighter, and I can dust this lightly all-over without looking ghostly. It makes my skin glow, and has no shimmer at all, just lovely pearliness.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Normal Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
The veining in Lightscapade is soo pretty! I can't stop staring at it. I just love these marbled MSFs. Pale pastel pinks, yellows, and blues are all swirled together in one decidely light, cool-toned MSF. It's perfect for my coloring (pinkish cool-toned PPP). I don't know how well this would work for those with warmer/darker complexions, since Lightscapade does look like it can be frosty or chalky for some. I think Glissade is a more versatile MSF, but Lightscapade is incredibly pretty on my skin. I use it both as a finishing powder and as a highlighter.
Age: Unknown Skin: Dry, Fair, Warm Hair: Blond, Curly, Fine Eyes: Hazel
After playing with my Lightscapade, I heartily agree with stolenlife. This is nice but it isn't even a remotely similar product to Guerlain's Meteorites. I have both and to be honest prefer my Meteorites for a finishing powder that can be used as a allover type product. Meteorites have a very subtle glow, soft finish and are flattering on a wide range of skin colours. Lightscapade is definitely a highlighter, very pretty, but not for use over the entire face except for the very fairest complexion. I don't expect to see very many raves for this as a face powder once the first flush of enthusiasm for a new MSF product has worn off.
Unless you are the palest of pale using this all over the face just makes you look like Casper the ghost. This is coming from the MA (on the QT) at my counter and I hate to say, as much as I love MSFs, I have to agree with her. I have seen several photos of people using this as a finishing powder and unfortunately it makes most of them look, ummm, unhealthy. On my NC25 (just barely-almost NC20) complexion it made me look anemic. I tried using it with a lighter touch and then nothing at all, virtually invisible and no change in appearance as in why bother. As a highlighter, it is very pretty if applied to cheekbones, forehead and even under the brow bones. It is a much better than Shimpagne as far as finish goes, no oil slick appearance with this one. I feel that people who buy this as a sort of Meteorites type finishing powder are going to be disappointed with it, unless you are very, very fair skinned. You can especially see the "ghostiness" in natural daylight, if you are in doubt.
If you don't have a highlighter, this is very nice for that. I really hate to downgrade my rating to a 3, because normally I love MSFs. This is such a limited use product for the money. I like most cosmetics for my face to be multi-taskers or at least be more forgiving colour-wise. For the price of mineralized skinfinishes, I had a higher expectation. It is not terrible, just mediocre. Such a disappointment.
ETA: Meh, I've tried to make this product work. The only way I can get it to look decent is as an eye shadow. Too pricy for that. Downgrading to 1 lippie.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Dry, Fair-Medium, Cool Hair: Other, Straight, Fine Eyes: Hazel
I am in LOVE with this highlighter. I'm NC25 and it gives me a subtle glow in natural daylight, however it doesn't photograph well. I MAY even get a backup!
Age: 19-24 Skin: Normal, Medium Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
It is a very pretty MSF with a swirl of colors in it. However, it is not the same as meteorites. Meteorites evens out skintone and adds glow. Lightscapade is not made to even out skintone, but will add a wonderful light glow. It works great as a highlighter for my NC25 skin. I heard it washes out a bit on NWs from an MA nearby at the counter, but I really could not see the problem.
If you have big pores that you dislike people noticing you should probably avoid a MSF in general as it really puts the pores on display.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Fair Hair: Blond Eyes: Blue
I think I've found an MSF I can love! It's very light, can be used for highlight or an over all finishing powder if you're very fare (like I am). I put it on all over with a 187 brush and oh my! My skin was glowing! But not in that nasty Porcelain Pink way I experienced this past summer. I even used it on my mom in conjunction with her foundation and her skin tone evened right out and made her have an "ethereal" glow to her (and my mom's skin NEVER looks good).
Here's a picture of me using it on my whole face. It doesn't photograph as well as when it comes accross in real life. Real life - people were saying "wow! I can't believe how good you look!" and I think that was most attributing to the healthy glow it gave me.
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Dry, Fair-Medium, Warm Hair: Brown, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Brown
I asked the MA at nordstrom what she was wearing on her cheeks and she said melba blush and this MSF. That sold me. Lightscapade is a highlighter with yellow, pink, and blue veining that imparts a subtle iridescent look w/out too much glitter. Its a perfect cheekbone highlighter that can even be used all over the face for a healthy glow. Another winner in MACs MSF collection.