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One of my favorite parts of the Magnetic Nude collection are the Extra Dimension Eye Shadows… They have that wonderful liquid-powder Extra Dimension texture so they apply like a dream and wear really well. The colors in this collection are beautiful and work for all skin tones and seasons.

There are a total of five Extra Dimension Eye Shadows in the Magnetic Nude collection but I will only be reviewing three, and all separately, just because I want to change it up a bit! A Natural Flirt was previously released with the Glamour Daze collection, so that review can be seen here. I have not purchased Platinum Love yet, but I may… If I do, I’ll review it soon! This review is for Sweet Heat.

Sweet Heat Packaging

 

MAC describes Extra Dimension Eye Shadows as ” a liquid-powder eye shadow with prismatic reflections. Impact ranges from sheer crystalized light to a highly polished metallic effect. Lasts up to 6 hours”… Translated, that means these are a smooth creamy feeling liquid-powder texture eye shadow with highly reflective particles. Used dry, they are more sheer, while layered or applied with a brush dampened with something like Fix + Spray or Water Based Mixing Medium, they look much more intense and frosty/metallic. Now even though it says these are a liquid-powder, they’re really more of a super finely milled powder in which the particles adhere to one another tightly, giving it that incredibly smooth, creamy, cool texture. I do feel like MAC’s claim for these only wearing 6 hours is a bit off… Maybe without a primer, but when I use a Pro Longwear Paint Pot (any color will work, but I tend to use Painterly as a neutral base), these stay on with no creasing or fading for more like 8-12 hours!

For application, if you want to use these dry for a softer look, I suggest using a MAC 239 or 242 brush to pat this eye shadow onto the lid. If you want to blend it into the crease, try a MAC 217, 224, or 286 brush. You can even smudge these under the lower lash line with a MAC 219, 214, or 212 brush. If you want a more intense, metallic finish, try applying damp… For this method, lightly wet your brush with Fix + Spray or Water Based Mixing Medium. For the lid, try the 242 brush, for under the lower lash line, try the 212 brush.

Sweet Heat Label

 

The Magnetic Nude collection was released on Thursday, December 26th online atwww.maccosmetics.com and at stores and counters. At most locations I’ve been to, Amorous Alloy is still in stock, but it seems to be sold out on the website right now. These Extra Dimension Eye Shadows are the smaller size ones (they’ve also been released in larger sizes in the past). These contain 1.3 g / 0.04 US oz of product and sell for $19.50.

Sweet Heat 1

 

Sweet Heat 2

 

Photo taken outdoors in natural sunlight. Sweet Heat swatched on NC15 skin.

Photo taken outdoors in natural sunlight.
Sweet Heat swatched dry on NC15 skin.

Sweet Heat:   Sweet Heat is described as a “soft peach pink”… It’s a light, warm toned peachy nude with a seriously glowy, metallic finish. Color Pay off was great and true to the color it is in the pan, though it does show up more metallic and pigmented when applied damp. Coverage was fantastic and gave me full opacity with very little product applied. It felt even creamier than some of the other Extra Dimension Eye Shadows in this collection and applied super smoothly. I got around 6 hours of wear without a primer and closer to 9 with one, which is typical with this formula.

Dupes:   Gleam Eye Shadow is similar, though warmer. Naked Lunch is also very close, though not as peachy.

Overall Rating:   4.8 / 5

Application:   5

Coverage:  5

Color Payoff:   5

Texture:   5

Wear Time:  4

Packaging:   5

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One of my favorite parts of the Magnetic Nude collection are the Extra Dimension Eye Shadows… They have that wonderful liquid-powder Extra Dimension texture so they apply like a dream and wear really well. The colors in this collection are beautiful and work for all skin tones and seasons.

There are a total of five Extra Dimension Eye Shadows in the Magnetic Nude collection but I will only be reviewing three, and all separately, just because I want to change it up a bit! A Natural Flirt was previously released with the Glamour Daze collection, so that review can be seen here. I have not purchased Platinum Love yet, but I may… If I do, I’ll review it soon! This review is for the beautiful and  unique color, Silver Dawn.

Silver Dawn Packaging

MAC describes Extra Dimension Eye Shadows as ” a liquid-powder eye shadow with prismatic reflections. Impact ranges from sheer crystalized light to a highly polished metallic effect. Lasts up to 6 hours”… Translated, that means these are a smooth creamy feeling liquid-powder texture eye shadow with highly reflective particles. Used dry, they are more sheer, while layered or applied with a brush dampened with something like Fix + Spray or Water Based Mixing Medium, they look much more intense and frosty/metallic. Now even though it says these are a liquid-powder, they’re really more of a super finely milled powder in which the particles adhere to one another tightly, giving it that incredibly smooth, creamy, cool texture. I do feel like MAC’s claim for these only wearing 6 hours is a bit off… Maybe without a primer, but when I use a Pro Longwear Paint Pot (any color will work, but I tend to use Painterly as a neutral base), these stay on with no creasing or fading for more like 8-12 hours!

For application, if you want to use these dry for a softer look, I suggest using a MAC 239 or 242 brush to pat this eye shadow onto the lid. If you want to blend it into the crease, try a MAC 217, 224, or 286 brush. You can even smudge these under the lower lash line with a MAC 219, 214, or 212 brush. If you want a more intense, metallic finish, try applying damp… For this method, lightly wet your brush with Fix + Spray or Water Based Mixing Medium. For the lid, try the 242 brush, for under the lower lash line, try the 212 brush.

Silver Dawn Label

The Magnetic Nude collection was released on Thursday, December 26th online atwww.maccosmetics.com and at stores and counters. At most locations I’ve been to, Amorous Alloy is still in stock, but it seems to be sold out on the website right now. These Extra Dimension Eye Shadows are the smaller size ones (they’ve also been released in larger sizes in the past). These contain 1.3 g / 0.04 US oz of product and sell for $19.50.

Silver Dawn 1

Silver Dawn 2

Photo taken outdoors in natural sunlight. Silver Dawn swatched dry on NC15 skin.

Photo taken outdoors in natural sunlight.
Silver Dawn swatched dry on NC15 skin.

Silver Dawn:   This eye shadow is a “dirty grey mauve”… That sounds a little confusing, since when you look at this in the pan, you don’t see any mauve at all. It’s a medium to medium-dark, slightly cool, though mostly neutral toned taupey grey with some brown undertones and a cool greyed mauve tone that really only shows up once it’s applied. Color payoff was great, though obviously more mauve when it’s on the skin. Coverage was really good, though not 100% opaque until it was layered or applied damp. The finish has more of a soft metallic glow when applied dry, while damp, it’s truly metallic. Silver Dawn felt creamy and smooth. It applied very evenly, blending out and layering easily with no fallout. I got about 6 hours of wear with no primer and closer to 10 with a Pro Longwear Paint Pot underneath (Antique Diamond is really beautiful under this eye shadow).

Dupes:   Crushed Clove Eye Shadow from the new Neutral Cool X15 Eye Shadow Palette is similar, though slightly warmer toned. Shale is also close, but cooler toned.

Overall Rating:   4.7 / 5

Application:   5

Coverage:  4

Color Payoff:   5

Texture:   5

Wear Time:  4

Packaging:   5

 

One of my favorite parts of the Magnetic Nude collection are the Extra Dimension Eye Shadows… They have that wonderful liquid-powder Extra Dimension texture so they apply like a dream and wear really well. The colors in this collection are beautiful and work for all skin tones and seasons.

There are a total of five Extra Dimension Eye Shadows in the Magnetic Nude collection but I will only be reviewing three, and all separately, just because I want to change it up a bit! A Natural Flirt was previously released with the Glamour Daze collection, so that review can be seen here. I have not purchased Platinum Love yet, but I may… If I do, I’ll review it soon! This review is for one of my favorites, Amorous Alloy.

Amorous Alloy

MAC describes Extra Dimension Eye Shadows as ” a liquid-powder eye shadow with prismatic reflections. Impact ranges from sheer crystalized light to a highly polished metallic effect. Lasts up to 6 hours”… Translated, that means these are a smooth creamy feeling liquid-powder texture eye shadow with highly reflective particles. Used dry, they are more sheer, while layered or applied with a brush dampened with something like Fix + Spray or Water Based Mixing Medium, they look much more intense and frosty/metallic. Now even though it says these are a liquid-powder, they’re really more of a super finely milled powder in which the particles adhere to one another tightly, giving it that incredibly smooth, creamy, cool texture. I do feel like MAC’s claim for these only wearing 6 hours is a bit off… Maybe without a primer, but when I use a Pro Longwear Paint Pot (any color will work, but I tend to use Painterly as a neutral base), these stay on with no creasing or fading for more like 8-12 hours!

For application, if you want to use these dry for a softer look, I suggest using a MAC 239 or 242 brush to pat this eye shadow onto the lid. If you want to blend it into the crease, try a MAC 217, 224, or 286 brush. You can even smudge these under the lower lash line with a MAC 219, 214, or 212 brush. If you want a more intense, metallic finish, try applying damp… For this method, lightly wet your brush with Fix + Spray or Water Based Mixing Medium. For the lid, try the 242 brush, for under the lower lash line, try the 212 brush.

Amorous Alloy Label

 

The Magnetic Nude collection was released on Thursday, December 26th online at www.maccosmetics.com and at stores and counters. At most locations I’ve been to, Amorous Alloy is still in stock, but it seems to be sold out on the website right now. These Extra Dimension Eye Shadows are the smaller size ones (they’ve also been released in larger sizes in the past). These contain 1.3 g / 0.04 US oz of product and sell for $19.50.

Amorous Alloy 1

 

Amorous Alloy 2

 

Photo taken outdoors in natural sunlight. Amorous Alloy swatched on NC15 skin.

Photo taken outdoors in natural sunlight.
Amorous Alloy swatched dry on NC15 skin.

Amorous Alloy:   This Extra Dimension Eye Shadow is described as a “deep terracotta copper”… It’s a medium-dark, warm coppery color with reddish-terracotta undertones. The finish ranges from a soft sheen to a truly metallic look, depending on application. Color payoff is great and looks pretty much like it does in the pan, while coverage is equally fantastic. It felt creamy and smooth to apply, whether I was patting it on my lid or blending into the crease. Wear time by itself was a little over 6 hours before any creasing or fading occurred, and closer to 10 with a Pro Longwear Paint Pot. 

Dupes:   The closest permanent dupe for this is Mythology Eye Shadow, but it’s still considerably lighter and more coppery/orange.

Overall Rating:   4.8 / 5

Application:   5

Coverage:  5

Color Payoff:   5

Texture:   5

Wear Time:  4

Packaging:   5

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

MAC’s Extra Dimension Blushes are a relatively new formula, only having made their debut in Spring of 2013… They feel like a cream but are actually a powder formula, which makes them apply, build, and blend easily. I really like these and feel like they’re a unique product worth at least checking out since they have a totally different finish than other MAC blushes. There were three colors released with the Magnetic Nude collection, with At Dusk being a repromote (the original review can be seen here). I did not purchase Pleasure Model, which also came out with this collection, so I will only be doing a review for Autoerotique.

Autoerotique

Autoerotique

MAC’s description of the Extra Dimension Blush formula is “a liquid-powder blush with prismatic reflections. Impact ranges from sheer crystallized light to a highly polished metallic effect. Lasts up to 6 hours”

These blushes don’t have quite the amount of metallic, frosty shimmer that the Extra Dimension Eye Shadows and Skinfinishes do but they have a lovely type of glow that’s really pretty. This is a buildable formula so no matter how bright you think this may look in the pan, it can be toned down depending on how much you apply and how. MAC claims that these wear for 6 hours… I got at least that much, if not closer to 7-8 hours of wear before any fading occurred. The texture felt great and applied easily. These blushes have the typical creamy-powder feel that all Extra Dimension products do and are very high quality.

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 but still a soft look, try a MAC 168 Large Angled Contour Brush. 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.

Autoerotique 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 Blushes are limited edition but seem to still be in stock at plenty of locations and on the website. These blushes contain 6.5 g / 0.22 US oz of product and cost $25… That’s $4 more than MAC’s Powder Blushes and not much more product, but I feel like a little bit goes a long way with these, so it’s worth the price.

Autoerotique

Autoerotique

Autoerotique

Autoerotique

Autoerotique

Autoerotique

Photo taken outdoors in natural sunlight. Autoerotique swatched on NC15 skin.

Photo taken outdoors in natural sunlight.
Autoerotique swatched on NC15 skin.

Autoerotique:   This blush is described as a “dirty coral rose” and has a finish with a beautiful satiny sheen. It’s a medium, warm toned coral with rosy pink tones. Color payoff was very true to how intense it is in the pan and coverage is great… It’s buildable but can be pretty much opaque without much product applied. That said, with the right brush, you can also blend this out and apply it lightly if you’re more fair skinned. This blush works really well for anyone from fair to medium-dark skin. As I mentioned, the texture of Extra Dimension Blushes has a creamy, almost liquid feel but it’s actually a very finely milled powder. I got 6-7 hours of wear with Autoerotique before I noticed much fading.

Dupes:   For a permanent dupe, Fleur Power Powder Blush is very similar, but slightly less pink. Fleet Fast Powder Blush from the Hey, Sailor collection is also close but lighter.

Overall Rating:   4.8 / 5

Application:   5

Coverage:  5

Color Payoff:   5

Texture:   5

Wear Time:  4

Packaging:   5

The most anticipated part of MAC’s 2013 In Extra Dimension collection are definitely these… The Skinfinishes!! MAC has previously released this formula last with the Glamour Daze collection for holiday 2012 and before that as part of the In Extra Dimension collection in April of 2012. The difference this time is that these three Extra DImension Skinfinishes are duos, so they have two colors in each compact. I really like this because it makes them more versatile and it’s kind of like a two for one deal!

Extra Dimension Skinfinishes 2013

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”… That sums them up pretty well! These feel like a cream or liquid but are actually a super fine powder that glides onto the skin and gives a beautiful sheen. They’re buildable, so you can get a slightly glowy or frosted look all the way up to a totally metallic sheen. MAC also claims that they wear for 10 hours, which seems about right. On oily skin they may begin to fade sooner… More like after 8 hours. For me, I get around 10-12 hours of wear, though.

If you have very large pores, these may emphasize them because they’re so shimmery but you can fix that by first priming with MAC’s Prep + Prime Skin Smoother, or just avoiding areas (like your cheeks close to your nose) that may have larger pores. That isn’t an issue on most people, though. Also, since these are such a fine texture, they work well on all ages and skin types!

Since these are duos, you can use the lighter color as a highlight, then use the darker color as a bronzer or blush… OR you can swirl the two together and use them as a blush, or highlighter, or eye shadow, or whatever else you can come up with. To be honest, the possibilities with this product are endless, so don’t be afraid to get creative with them!

All three of these Extra Dimension Skinfinishes are limited edition and available now for $30. These can be purchased online at www.maccosmetics.com or at your local MAC store or counter. Each Extra Dimension Skinfinish contains 9 g / 0.31 US oz of product. These are selling VERY fast at the store where I work and are sold out online for now, although the website says coming soon, so they should be replenishing supplies shorty! If you don’t see them on there now, make sure to check back!

Extra Dimension Skinfinish Labels 2013

Extra Dimension Skinfinishes swatches heavily on NC15 skin Photo taken outdoors in natural sunlight

Extra Dimension Skinfinishes swatched heavily on NC15 skin
Photo taken outdoors in natural sunlight

Extra Dimension Skinfinished blended out on NC15 skin Photo taken outdoors in natural sunlight

Extra Dimension Skinfinished blended out on NC15 skin
Photo taken outdoors in natural sunlight

Definitely Defined

Definitely Defined

Definitely Defined swatch

Left: Colors swatched separately               Right: Colors blended together
Definitely Defined Extra Dimension Skinfinish swatched on NC15 skin

Definitely Defined:   This Extra Dimension Skinfinish is a “silvery pink/soft rose with shimmer. The lighter, silvery pink color is a pale, soft, silvery champagne with a noticeably frosted finished. The darker, soft rose color is a light, peachy rose with a more subtle type of frosty sheen. Blended together these turn into a light, warm champagne-peach color with a warm, silvery, frosted sheen.

You can use these colors separately with the lighter color as a highlight and the darker as a blush, or blend the two together as either a highlight or a blush. The texture is the typically super-fine, creamy feeling powder that is very lightweight but easy to build up and blend out. I got about 12 hours of wear with Definitely Defined before any fading occurred.

I recommend Definitely Defined for fair/pale to medium skin, as it may not show or or may look chalky on darker skintones unless blended together and just used as a highlight.

Overall Rating:   5 / 5

Application:   5

Coverage:   5

Color Payoff:   5

Texture:   5

Wear Time:   5

Packaging:   5

Double Definition

Double Definition

Left: Colors swatched separately               Right: Colors blended together Double Definition Extra Dimension Skinfinish swatched on NC15 skin

Left: Colors swatched separately              Right: Colors blended together
Double Definition Extra Dimension Skinfinish swatched on NC15 skin

Double Definition:   Double Definition is a “soft shimmery gold/patina bronze”. The lighter soft shimmery gold color is a warm, soft, light gold with yellow-peachy undertones and a very warm, frosty sheen. The darker patina bronze color is a warm, medium-dark, peachy-brown bronze with a softer, more pearly type of sheen. When blended together, these create a wonderfully warm, medium peachy-golden bronze that has a subtle frosted glow.

As with the other Extra Dimension Skinfinishes, you can use the lighter color as a highlight and the darker as a bronzer or blush. You can also apply these blended together all over the cheek as either a bronzer as a blush. As with Definitely Defined, I got 11 to 12 hours of wear before I noticed any fading.

I think this looks most flattering on medium to deep dark skin. However, this can be used on lighter faces too! I’m a MAC NC15 and I wore this blended together as a bronzer with the lighter shade as my highlight, I just applied it with a light hand and a duo-fibre brush!

Overall Rating:   5 / 5

Application:   5

Coverage:   5

Color Payoff:   5

Texture:   5

Wear Time:   5

Packaging:   5

Shape the Future

Shape the Future

Left: Colors swatched separately                 Right: Colors blended together
Shape the Future Extra Dimension Skinfinish swatched on NC15 skin

Shape the Future:   Shape the Future is a “pastel pink with iridescence/soft brick with light shimmer”. The lighter pastel pink with iridescence is a light, warm pink with a champagne-like iridescent sheen. The darker, soft brick color is a warm medium-dark, reddish-peachy bronze with a pinkish sheen. When blended together, these two colors create a medium peachy-pink bronze that’s SO pretty!

I like blending these together as a blush, then using the lighter color as a highlight on my fair skin (using a light hand, of course). I got about 11 hours of wear with Shape the Future before I noticed any fading.

Since this is a warmer, bolder Extra Dimenision Skinfinish, I recommend this for medium to dark skintones. That said, this can be used by anyone with the right brush and with a light hand, so if you’re fair skinned, don’t be afraid to try this out! It can really warm up and brighten even the lightest faces!

Overall Rating:   5 / 5

Application:   5

Coverage:   5

Color Payoff:   5

Texture:   5

Wear Time:   5

Packaging:   5

Extra Dimension Blushes are a totally new product and formula that made their debut with MAC’s In Extra Dimension collection for Spring of 2013. They are “a liquid-powder blush with prismatic reflections in five shimmering shades. Impact ranges from sheer crystallized light to a highly polished metallic effect”.

Extra Dimension Blushes

These blushes don’t have quite the amount of metallic, frosty shimmer that the Extra Dimension Eye Shadows and Skinfinishes do but they have a lovely type of glow that’s very unique. This is a buildable formula, so any of these colors, even the brighter/darker ones will work on the fairest skintones (thank you, MAC)! MAC claims that these wear for 6 hours… I got at least that much, if not closer to 8 hours of wear before any fading occurred. The texture is awesome! They have the typical creamy-powder feel that all Extra Dimension products do… They apply so smoothly and blend out easily.

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 188, 187 brush. If you want some extra color payoff but still a soft look, try a MAC 168 Large Angled Contour Brush. 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 this In Extra Dimension collection.

All of the Extra Dimension blushes are limited edition and available now from www.maccosmetics.com, or at your local MAC store or counter. They contain 6.5 g/0.22 US oz of product and sell for $25.

Extra Dimension Blush Labels

 

Photo taken outdoors in natural sunlight. Extra Dimension Blushes swatches on NC15 skin.

Photo taken outdoors in natural sunlight.
Extra Dimension Blushes swatched on NC15 skin.

 

At Dusk

At Dusk

Left:  Applied heavily   Right:   Blended out At Dusk swatced on NC15 skin. Photo taken outdoors in naturally sunlight.

Left: Applied heavily                   Right: Blended out
At Dusk swatced on NC15 skin.
Photo taken outdoors in naturally sunlight.

At Dusk:   At Dusk is a “midtone rose”. It’s a pale to light, neutral rosy pink with a subtle glow. When applied lightly, this has very minimal color payoff on anyone darker than about an NC20, but it is a buildable type of blush so you can get better color payoff and more opacity the more you layer it. Since this formula is a very finely milled powder, it won’t look heavy no matter how much you apply!  The more you layer At Dusk, the more the glowy Extra Dimension sheen will show up. Since At Dusk is so light, I recommend this for those of you who have fair to light skin… No darker than about an NC30. I would also suggest using a MAC 116 or 129 brush to apply this so you will get a smooth application and good color payoff without having to take too much time or effort to apply this blush!

Overall Rating:   4.5 / 5

Application:   4

Coverage:   4

Color Payoff:   4

Texture:   5

Wear Time:   5

Packaging:   5

 

Bareness

Bareness

Left:   Applied heavily     Right:   Blended out Bareness swatched on NC15 skin Photo taken outdoors in natural sunlight

Left: Applied heavily                Right: Blended out
Bareness swatched on NC15 skin
Photo taken outdoors in natural sunlight

Bareness:   Bareness is a “rosey beige”. It’s a light rosey beige but it also has a definite warm peach tone to it with a soft, warm, peachy sheen. Like At Dusk, it took some building up before I got true to pan color payoff and coverage but this blush formula is like that throughout the color range, so I don’t consider it a fault. I like the fact that I can get a soft wash of color with these or a brighter, bolder type of color payoff depending on how I apply it. Also like At Dusk, the more you apply, the more of a glowy finish you will get. On my NC15 skin, Bareness showed up well without building up the product too much so I would say this blush is best for fair to light-medium skin… Anyone darker than an NC30 or NC35 may have problems getting Bareness to show up.

Overall Rating:   4.5 / 5

Application:   4

Coverage:   4

Color Payoff:   4

Texture:   5

Wear Time:   5

Packaging:   5

Blazing Haute

Blazing Haute

Left:   Applied heavily   Right:   Blended out Blazing Haute swatched on NC15 skin Photo taken outdoors in natural sunlight

Left: Applied heavily            Right: Blended out
Blazing Haute swatched on NC15 skin
Photo taken outdoors in natural sunlight

Blazing Haute:   Blazing Haute is described as a “dirty peach”. It’s a light to medium, warm, orangey-peach with a golden sheen. This blush has better color payoff and coverage than the previous two I’ve reviewed so far… It doesn’t take nearly as much product applied to get true to pan color. The golden sheen shows up well even if you apply this lightly. Since Blazing Haute is more pigmented than At Dusk or Bareness, it’s suitable for a wider range of skintones. Anyone from fair to medium-dark can wear this one!

Overall Rating:   4.7 / 5

Application:   5

Coverage:   4

Color Payoff:   4

Texture:   5

Wear Time:   5

Packaging:   5

Fiery Impact

Fiery Impact

Left:   Applied heavily     Right:   Blended out Fiery Impact swatched on NC15 skin Photo taken outdoors in natural sunlight

Left: Applied heavily             Right: Blended out
Fiery Impact swatched on NC15 skin
Photo taken outdoors in natural sunlight

Fiery Impact:   This Extra Dimension blush is a “burnt red bronze”. It’s a medium to medium-dark, warm, rusty, reddish bronze with a warm, very soft golden-bronze sheen. The sheen doesn’t show up so much as it does with the other blushes in this collection but it IS there! Although this is the darkest, boldest color out of all the Extra Dimension blushes, it’s so buildable that it can be applied lightly to the fairest of skin, or applied heavily for dark to deep skintones. It’s a unique and versatile color that’s flattering on everyone!

Overall Rating:   5 / 5

Application:   5

Coverage:   5

Color Payoff:   5

Texture:   5

Wear Time:   5

Packaging:   5

Flaming Chic

Flaming Chic

Left:   Applied Heavily     Right:   Blended Out Flaming Chic swatched on NC15 skin Photo taken outdoors in natural sunlight

Left: Applied Heavily Right: Blended Out
Flaming Chic swatched on NC15 skin
Photo taken outdoors in natural sunlight

Flaming Chic:   This blush is described as a “bright blue pink”. It’s a medium, bright pink which, despite the “blue pink” description, looks more neutral to warm on the skin. It has a very subtle, warm sheen that shows up more as you build more product up on the cheek. Like Fiery Impact, this looks super bright in the pan but can be applied either sheerly or heavily, so it will work on fair to medium-dark skintones. Out of all the blushes in this collection, this is my personal favorite!

Overall Rating:   4.8 / 5

Application:   5

Coverage:   4

Color Payoff:   5

Texture:   5

Wear Time:   5

Packaging:   5