I’m not ashamed to admit I’m still 110% on the highlighter hype train so when I hit pan on my beloved Becca Pressed Shimmering Skin Perfector in Moonstone I immediately started looking around for a replacement. Enter MAC’s Mineralize Skinfinish in Lightscapade (£24).
I feel like MAC has fallen out of favour in the beauty blogging community, largely because a lot of indie brands have entered the market at the same price point with way more innovative products, which can only be a good thing for the industry. That being said, I still think MAC has a lot of solid products & Lightscapade is right up there.
Like almost all of MAC’s powders, Lightscapade comes in a classic, matte black compact, although somewhat unusually the Mineralize Skinfinishes feature a clear window so you can easily see the shade. I’m a big fan of sleek & minimal packaging but the rubberised finish means this looks grubby almost instantly, something which bugs me way more than it should.
In the pan, Lightscapade looks stunning with a marbled finish combining pink, peach, blue & yellow. Obviously it’s a bit gimmicky, but as someone who loves the Hourglass Ambient Lighting Blushes this really appeals to me.
On the skin, the colours all combine to create a beautiful pearl finish. As you can see in the swatches above Lightscapade is fairly neutral although it does lean a little pink. It’s not particularly glittery & instead has the same natural glow of the far more expensive Becca highlighter.
I don’t think Lightscapade is anything massively revolutionary but I’ve reached for it almost every day since purchasing & if you’re someone who thought only high-end highlighters could achieve that light-from-within glow then it’s definitely worth checking out.