MAC – Magnetic Nude – Fairly Precious Extra Dimension Skinfinish: Photos, Swatches and Review

MAC’s Magnetic Nude collection is full of Extra Dimension products, so of course there are new Skinfinishes too! I am only reviewing Fairly Precious, since I have something similar to Magnetic Appeal and I already own Superb from a previous release (review can be read here). This particular formula has been released a few times already, but they’re always limited, so get your paws on them while you can! They’re so gorgeous!

Fairly Precious

Fairly Precious

MAC describes Extra Dimension Skinfinishes as “a liquid-powder highlighter with prismatic reflections that sculpts, highlights, and models the face. The cool, creamy near-fluid formula creates a luminous, well-defined finish. Lasts for 10 hours”. Extra Dimension Skinfinish is a really unique type of highlighter… It’s a very creamy, cool feeling formula that’s truly a powder, though it has the liquid-powder feel. The great part about that is that they apply smoothly and blend out easily and can be applied lightly to achieve a softer glow for daytime or more heavily if you’d like a more metallic sort of highlight that’s great for a going out/nighttime type of look. Another wonderful thing about this formula is that even though it has the blendability of a cream or liquid, the super finely milled powder formula gives is a very long wear time, averaging at 8-12 hours of wear before any fading occurs. The only downside to these Skinfinishes is that because they’re pretty shimmery, they can emphasize large pores or textured skin, so if you have any acne scarring or areas with pores, this product may not be for you. I do suggest you try it, though… Perhaps just use it sparingly and don’t apply much to the more problematic areas of your face.

Depending on what kind of coverage and intensity you want, there are different brushes you can use… For a lighter application, try a Duo-Fibre brush like a MAC 159, 188, or 187 brush. If you want some extra color payoff or more shimmer, but still a somewhat soft look, try a MAC 168 Large Angled Contour Brush and use a light hand. For the most color payoff and intensity, you can use a MAC 116 or 129 brush, or the 128 Split Fiber Cheek Brush that was also released with the Magnetic Nude collection. You can even lightly dampen your brush with something like MAC’s Fix + Spray for the most metallic appearance and heaviest type of application.

Fairly Precious ED Skinfinish Label

The Magnetic Nude collection was released on Thursday, December 26th both online at www.maccosmetics.com as well as at counters and stores. All of the Extra Dimension Skinfinishes are limited edition but seem to still be in stock at plenty of locations and on the website (with the exception of Superb, which is at this moment, sold out online). Extra Dimension Skinfinishes contain  9 g / 0.31 US oz of product and sell for $30.

Fairly Precious

Fairly Precious

Fairly Precious

Fairly Precious

Photo taken outdoors in natural sunlight. Fairly Precious swatched on NC15 skin.

Photo taken outdoors in natural sunlight.
Fairly Precious swatched on NC15 skin.

Fairly Precious:   This Extra Dimension Skinfinish is described as a “peach with dimensional pearly sheen”… It’s a light, warm toned peach with a somewhat pinkish undertone and a golden-champagne sheen. Color payoff is true to pan and you can achieve either sheer to nearly full coverage, depending on how much you apply and what you apply it with. On lighter skin, this serves as a soft, frosted blush when applied more heavily or as a subtle, warm highlight when applied lightly. On medium to medium dark skin tones, this works best as a highlighter rather than a blush, or can be worn over a blush to add sheen and warm up the color. The texture is a silky, almost creamy feeling, very finely milled powder that’s easy to apply and blend. With Fairly Precious, I got a solid 8 hours of wear before I noticed mild fading, and only noticed moderate fading by about the 10 hour mark.

Dupes:   I can’t really think of any permanent dupes for this… MAC or otherwise. The closest, most recent product I’ve found for a dupe is MAC’s Perfectly Poised Mineralize Skinfinish from the Divine Night collection… If you mix both the inner and outer colors, it comes out to be pretty similar to Fairly Precious, though slightly less pinkish.

Overall Rating:   4.8 / 5

Application:   5

Coverage:  5

Color Payoff:   5

Texture:   5

Wear Time:  4

Packaging:   5

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2 comments
  1. Will you do a look using this? I’ve never seen a highlighter quite so dark, I’m curious how it looks when applied.
    Thanks!

    ~Anna

    • I’ve been working on starting to do looks, but I can’t promise I’ll have one up with this product soon… Usually I just post makeup pics on my instagram (lesleyrocksface). I do use this a lot and I’m NC15 in MAC terms, so it’s really not dark at all!

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