Review: MAC’s Mineralize Skinfinish in Lightscapade

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.

Velveteen Femme MAC Mineralize Skinfinish Lightscapade Swatch
Velveteen Femme MAC Mineralize Skinfinish Lightscapade theBalm Mary Loumanizer Becca Moonstone Hourglass Moodlight SwatchL-R: theBalm’s Mary Lou Manizer, Becca’s Moonstone, MAC’s Lightscapade, Hourglass’ Moodlight

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.

Velveteen Femme MAC Mineralize Skinfinish Lightscapade Velveteen Femme MAC Mineralize Skinfinish Lightscapade

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.


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