4.4

Created with Sketch.
114 reviews
81%
would repurchase
4.1/5
package quality

price range

Reviews


5.0
Created with Sketch.

Oct/18/2015

I am really bummed that this product was LE but I think it's about due for a re promote... anytime now MAC! I have completely used the by candlelight MSF I have had for approx 5 years.

There is something about this product that worked out super special on my skin. I could use it as a eye shadow, highlighter but also a light bronzer around my face to warm up my skin. I truly used …
Read more

2 of 2 people found this helpful. Did you?

About reviewer (167 reviews)

Age25-29

SkinAcne-prone, Fair, Not Sure

HairBlond, Wavy, Medium

EyesGreen



5.0
Created with Sketch.

Nov/04/2012

After being traumatised by Petticoat's high sheen (not sure if it was just my product as mine had a lot of red veinings), I wasn't too keen on MAC's MSFs. However, when seeing By Candlelight in stores, I was impressed by its quiet warm glow. So much so that I purchased this MSF both times it was lauched. The first when time when it was released in the Warm & Cozy Collection and …Read more

3 of 3 people found this helpful. Did you?

About reviewer (13 reviews)

Age25-29

SkinAcne-prone, Fair-Medium

HairBrown

EyesBrown


4.0
Created with Sketch.

Aug/04/2012

I love MSF's, so I own this. But really, I rarely use it and I think of it as a typical champagne shimmery highlight. It's nothing that other highlighters won't do, and it's not very versatile because it can't be used as a blush nor an all-over powder. It's not a bad product, it's just redundant in my large stash.

Is this review helpful?

About reviewer (623 reviews)

Age30-35

SkinNormal, Fair-Medium, Cool

HairBrown, Wavy, Medium

EyesBrown


4.0
Created with Sketch.

Jun/04/2012

it is great for a night out, or with bronzer but on its own its soo shimmery. i got the sample from a friend (full sized one- YAY), but unfortunately its not that amazing, i just top it on my bronzer on the cheekbones, it blends perfectly with the bronze color

0 of 1 people found this helpful. Did you?

About reviewer (100 reviews)

Age19-24

SkinAcne-prone, Fair-Medium, Neutral

HairBlond, Wavy, Medium

EyesBrown


1.0
Created with Sketch.

May/02/2012

Three words: BROKE ME OUT. And badly too. I could not figure out why I had all these red bumps all over my face. This was the culprit. I am not willing to sacrifice my skin for this product. I find it VERY over-rated. Beautiful colour, but not for me. Now I have to deal with acne scars...Thanks to Mac MSF hype. I totally fell for it.

I really wish it could have worked though. They are …
Read more

0 of 1 people found this helpful. Did you?

About reviewer (32 reviews)

Age19-24

SkinSensitive, Fair, Cool

HairBrunette, Curly, Medium

EyesBlue


5.0
Created with Sketch.

Jul/07/2011

This product is the first and only MSF I purchased from MAC so far. I found I really love the product. For me, it is definitely an HG item. The color creates a pretty subtle glow on my cheeks paired with my Rock & Republic Call Me blush and happily does not cause me any breakouts! I would definitely consider repurchasing this product in the future, but not sure if I will ever hit pan!

1 of 1 people found this helpful. Did you?

About reviewer (7 reviews)

Age19-24

SkinAcne-prone, Fair, Not Sure

HairBlack, Other, Other

EyesBrown


5.0
Created with Sketch.

May/07/2011

I just got it without seeing it in person. I asked on the board a couple of times and ppl said it has no colour. I was expecting a colour-less shiny highlighter, perhaps a little like champagne but it is a pink blush! A huge one. Well, there is no way for this being a highlighter for me. I like the colour so I'll keep it as a blush. (I am NC20)

Is this review helpful?

About reviewer (3 reviews)

Age25-29

SkinNormal, Fair, Not Sure

HairBrunette, Other, Other

EyesGreen


4.0
Created with Sketch.

May/04/2011

By Candlelight is my perfect highlighter.... well the search is over! god only knows how long i have been on the hunt for a highlighter that isn't cheap looking and doesn't have chunky bits of glitter or one that's not a silver-ish shade.. on my NC25-30 skin this is a perfect highlighter, it blends nicely with my skin and doesn't give an un-natural "glitter face" …Read more

Is this review helpful?

About reviewer (29 reviews)

Age19-24

SkinCombination, Medium, Warm

HairBrunette, Other, Medium

EyesGreen


5.0
Created with Sketch.
fromsccs26

Apr/30/2011

This is a really great product. In the pan it looks pinky/champagne, but when you swatch it, it has a peachy/pink sheen to it. It does not have chunky glitter, it has a very fine shimmer to it. The texture is very smooth as well. It is very light so I use it as a highlighter. You could also put it over matte pink toned blushes to give it a healthy glow. I personally wouldn't buy this again …Read more

1 of 1 people found this helpful. Did you?

About reviewer (21 reviews)

AgeUnder 18

SkinCombination, Fair-Medium, Neutral

HairBrown, Curly, Medium

EyesBrown


5.0
Created with Sketch.

Apr/28/2011

Out of all of the MSF I own I reach for this the most. It gives my NC20-ish skin the best "glow" without being super-shimmery. Reminds me a lot of Guerlain Meteorites. If you get a chance to get your hands on this do it!!

Is this review helpful?

About reviewer (106 reviews)

Age25-29

SkinCombination, Fair-Medium, Warm

HairBrown, Other, Fine

EyesBrown