MAC Cream Color Base in Luna

4.3

49 reviews

83% would repurchase

Package Quality: 4.2

Price: $$$

Package Quality: 4.2

Price: $$$

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Age: 18 & Under

Skin: Other, Fair-Medium, Not Sure

Hair: Blond, Other, Other

Eyes: Green

A lot of people are really raving about this product on here but I am really not feeling it. Don't get me wrong this is a great highlight, which brightens rather than sparkles. But it is really hard to apply, I see most people on here are using their fingers but the texture of this product is so beautifully creamy that it does not come off your finger and just means your wiping away foundation from your high cheekbones. I tried to transfer with a Jessup eyeshadow brush which didn't work well on powders, it worked quite well and is great to brighten the inner corners. But I do think its hard to blend and hard to find a brush that wil transfer this nicely without removing your make up. I'm sure this product would work out if you used it before foundation instead but I personally haven't tried it. A nicer transition would make this the perfect highlighter due to its gorgeous pigmentation and texture.

1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.



Age: 19-24

Skin: Acne-prone, Fair, Neutral

Hair: Blond, Wavy, Medium

Eyes: Grey

Highlight on fleek! This is seriously so perfect. You can use a little for a subtle highlight or build it up for an intense wet looking highlight. Also it has no glitter it is just pure sheen which I love because I hate glitter. Get your hands on it, you won't regret it!

Update- I got the Becca SSP poured in the color pearl and it's so much better than this. It is more expensive however it's way more pigmented, the formula is better and it comes with more product. This is still good but if you're debating between the two go for the Becca one!


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on 8/27/2015 10:23:00 AM

Age: 19-24

Skin: Normal, Fair-Medium, Not Sure

Hair: Blond, Other, Other

Eyes: Green

I love this highlighter! I finally found the perfect one. Its subtle but you can build it up for a more intense highlighting effect. I usually use my finger or a concealer brush and put it on my cheek bones, above eyebrows, inner eye and down the nose. I also use the MAC soft and gentle highlighter to set it if I need to.


on 2/26/2014 1:53:00 AM

Age: 36-43

Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Warm

Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Fine

Eyes: Green

Lovely subtle highlighter that can be used everyday w/o looking over the top. I swirl my finger in the pan and then pat over higher cheekbones, bridge of the nose, cupid' s bow and brow bone. As it is a white cream, it can get a bit messy. Just try to clean or at least wipe finger before sticking it in the pan. I'm happy with this purchase as it allows me to wear highlighter to work, which is unimaginable with other products that I own. If you're looking for something dramatic, this may not be for you. For a subtle effect, give it a try!

1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.


on 2/9/2014 4:05:00 AM

Age: 18 & Under

Skin: Combination, Medium, Not Sure

Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Medium

Eyes: Blue

A lot of people seem to love this. I'm not so sure about this yet. I usually go for a more glowy look and this is a bit too subtle for me. It hardly does anything for me. It would be very good for pale skin as it is so white. I haven't used it too much because i haven't really been liking it but after reading all the good reviews about it i'm going to play around with it a bit more and hopefully end up liking it.


Age: 19-24

Skin: Acne-prone, Fair, Cool

Hair: Black, Wavy, Medium

Eyes: Blue

I love this highlighter. It is a creme highlighter that looks white in the pan, however once transferred to your skin it imparts the most natural looking glow, if used sparingly and blended correctly. If a heavier hand is used it can look slightly whitish or silvery.
It is perfect for my fair nc10 complexion. I use my fingers to apply and blend and apply it to the top of my cheekbones, brow bone, inner eye corner and cupids bow for a Bardot esque pout.
It is perfect for both day and night. The reason I gave this s 4 is longevity, it lasts about 4 hours before I have to re apply, and the packaging- after a while the product can look a little grimy because of cross transfer if you don't wash your hands between makeup steps. Overall my hd highlighter!

3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.


on 1/2/2013 8:37:00 PM

Age: 25-29

Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Not Sure

Hair: Black, Other, Other

Eyes: Brown

I've found that glitter-free, natural-looking, day-light-friendly highlighters are exceedingly difficult to find, and this product is among the few that I like.

The Good: I use this as a highlighter (cheekbone, brow bone, cupid's bow, etc.), and it gives a dewy sheen with no glitter particles. This is probably the most natural highlighter I've tried so far. It can show up very slightly white or silvery if applied thickly, but I've found it to be almost completely sheer after blending (I have light-to-medium skin, Chanel 30). I don't know if this is also true for darker skin tones though.

The Bad: The reason I'm giving this product 4 instead of 5 stars, it isn't that long lasting. Typically, it'll be gone by the end of the day. I'm not really sure at what point in the day it disappears though. Another small complaint I have is that any product on your fingers will transfer and stick to the product in the pot, making it look a bit grimy after a while. I try to clean off any product from my finger before using, but I can still see some foundation/concealer in the pot.

Overall: Great highlighter! I'd definitely recommend it to those looking for a natural looking highlighter to use during the day (particularly those with lighter skin tones).
Alternatives: For natural looking highlighters, I also really like Becca Shimmering Skin Perfector and Shiseido Luminizing Satin Face Color (High Beam White and Soft Beam Gold). I've also sampled MUFE Uplight and really liked it as well (but can't remember which shade).
Value: I think it's a pretty good value. Mac charges $18.50, and it should last at least 4-6 months (if not more) even if you're using it everyday.

For others also looking for more natural looking highlighters, here are the ones I've tried or sampled so far:
No glitter: Shiseido Luminizing Satin Face Color (High Beam White and Soft Beam Gold), Mac Cream Color Base (Luna)
Some very fine glitter: Becca Shimmering Skin Perfector, MUFE Uplight (can't remember the exact shade, which I do think matters), Mac Cream Color Base (Pearl)
Higher glitter content (what I personally found to be too much for day): Armani fluid sheer (02 shimmering beige), Benefit Watt's Up, Benefit High Beam, Nars Blush (Albatross), Nars Multiple (Copacabana, Orgasm), Nars Illuminator (Copacabana, Orgasm)---although based on the many glowing reviews for a lot of these products, the ideal amount of shimmer/glitter in a highlighter is clearly a very personal opinion!

8 out of 8 people found this review helpful.


on 9/18/2012 12:50:00 PM

Age: 25-29

Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Warm

Hair: Brown, Wavy, Medium

Eyes: Brown

I wanted to try a Creme Colour Base for a long time before I finally did. I first heard how great they are as highlighters from Kandee Johnson who loves Shell and Pearl. For me I wanted something really glowy that isn't frosty at all, and Luna looked perfect. I usually put this on and then top it with a powder highlight, but that's not necessary, this stays really well on it's own and gives such a nice, pretty glow.
I'm really glad I finally picked this up, I won't need to look for another highlighter again as long as MAC makes this.

1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.


on 9/16/2012 3:39:00 AM

Age: 18 & Under

Skin: Acne-prone, Fair, Neutral

Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Fine

Eyes: Green

I really love this. I love highlighters, I just really like the look of a good sculpted cheek bone, and Luna does the trick. I love it, because it doesn't look glittery, or even really shimmery, just very glowy. It lasts all day, and I don't feel like you have to use very much. I will definitely be buying this gem again.


on 1/27/2012 10:39:00 AM

Age: 30-35

Skin: Combination, Fair, Neutral

Hair: Red, Other, Other

Eyes: Green

Great and versatile high lighter for my fair complexion. Luna departs a lovely soft glow without looking overly glittery or obnoxious. Stays all day without fading or migrating too.

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