Makeup of the Day – Everything amazing gets discontinued 

So, today I felt a little opalescent.  I got out my favorite moonstone jewelry and I used my MAC Vellum eyeshadow, which I’ve been hanging onto forever, because it’s been discontinued a long time.  It’s a gorgeous frosty white multichrome that flashes blue-purple-pink in the light when you move.  I’m wearing it today as a brow bone highlight.


It’s hard to see the reflections of color here, but if you move in the light…


Last night I was bummed out to read that I missed a re promote of this color that was limited edition – I didn’t even hear about it!  So, I started looking for dupes.  Apparently, Milani made a shadow that was similar called Moonlight – discontinued, nowhere to be found.  NYX made a single in the old square packaging called Opal that’s a pretty close dupe for Vellum – oh hey, they still have these on Amazon!  I grabbed one with my Prime membership, because yeah…this will also go the way of the dodo.  Makeup companies…WHY YOU DO DIS?!?  Stop taking away my preciouses.

The other product of amazing I have on today is Notoriously Morbid’s loose mineral highlighting powder on my cheekbones (or complete lack thereof) in “Osteomancy.”  Ok, seriously?  How cool is that name?  I got a sample of this that is so generous I won’t have to buy a container for a while, but when I run out?  I totally will!  This powder highlighter is a super fine shimmery white.  It’s so super ethereal and gorgeous.  And not subtle.  Heh!

BREAKDOWN:

FACE:  MAC Studio Fix Fluid in NW10 with Sigma F82 brush, NARS Radiant Creamy Concealer in Chantilly under eyes with Luxie Tapered Blending Brush, NYX HD Concealer in Porcelain to spot conceal, MAC Set Powder in Invisible with MAC 134 Large Powder Brush, Urban Decay Afterglow Blush in Bittersweet with MAC 116 Blush Brush, Notoriously Morbid Highlighter in Osteomancy with Sigma Tapered Face Brush, ELF Mist and Set spray

EYES:  Wet N Wild Fergie Eyeshadow Primer in For My Primas, MAC Mega Metals eyeshadows in Mating Call and Noir Plum (Noir Plum beneath eyes with MAC pencil brush as well), MAC eyeshadow in Vellum to highlight, It Cosmetics Brow Power Universal brow pencil, ELF Clear Brow Gel, L’Oreal Infallible Cream Liner in black with MAC 210 Precise Liner Brush, Dolce and Gabbanna Passion Eyes Mascara in black (on bottom lashes with Bdellium Tools Fan Brush)

LIPS: Maybelline Rebel Bloom Lipstick in Lilac Flush topped with L’oreal Extraordinaire by Color Riche Lip Color in Purple Prelude

FRAGRANCE: TokyoMilk Dark Tainted Love

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What are your go to products when you’re feeling glowy?

MAC Mineralize Skinfinish in Lightscapade 

MAC has released a few versions of this beautiful pressed mineral powder highlighter over the years.  I have the current version in the permanent line with the new magnetized compact (MAC, please do this with all your compacts – never another broken nail!).  There is a limited edition version where the powder top is texturized, but I’m not sure how it compares to this one.


MAC Mineralize Skinfinish in Lightscapade

The product itself is beautiful.  You can see ribbons of gold, blue, and peach swirled throughout the yellowish base.


Swirled together, they come out to a very light champagne color, a light shade leaning slightly warm.  This highlighter is actually light enough to highlight fair skin, which is hard to come by!  I’m a MAC NW10 and this is perfection on me.

MAC Mineralize Skinfinish Lightscapade swatched heavily

This product can be worn heavily for a metallic sheen, or applied lightly for a barely there glow that’s suitable for daytime.  It’s shimmer without glitter; this will not emphasize imperfections in the skin like something that’s frosty might.


I wish my iPhone could show how it looks on me…I will get my fancy camera out and get a photo in the sun!  I’m wearing it here, but my house was so dark, it’s hard to tell. 😉


Lightscapade on high points of the face, worn with Urban Decay Bittersweet Blush and MAC Up The Amp lipstick

This compact comes with a whopping 10 grams of product.  It’s going to take ages to go through it, which is one reason I allowed myself to shell out $32.00 for a highlighter.  Next, I’m going to try it as an eyeshadow highlight.

MAC makes this great product in other gorgeous shades for darker skin tones and even colors that function like bronzers.  Do you use the Mineralize Skinfinishes?  How do you like them?  For me, I’ve found a new daily staple.  I only wish I had splurged sooner!