Monday, 13 August 2012

Look of the Day: Light Years Ahead

Hi, everyone! It's time for another Look of the Day. This one centers around one of my favourite new products, MAC's Mineralize Skinfinish in Light Year



Part of the Heavenly Creatures collection released last month, Light Year is a highlighter that is both beautiful to look at and gorgeous on the skin. I mean, there are very few products out there that look like a nebula but also give your cheeks a lovely glow! :)


MAC Minerlize Skinfinish in Light Year

The base of Light Year is a mildly shimmery, pale pinky-peach shade, which is amped up with swirls of rose and bronze. When blended together, the effect is a highly reflective golden peachy-pink. Applied lightly, it gives a dewy, shimmery glow to the skin without any trace of chunky glitter. Applied more densely, it is almost as pigmented as a blush on my fair skin. You can also apply the different shades separately to give more specific effects. The bronze swirls make for a lovely warm eye shadow!




In the current look, I've applied Light Year rather heavily along my cheekbones and more lightly on my temples and down the bridge of my nose. I've also used it on my eyes- the light pinky-peach as a wash all over my lid, brow bones, and inner corners, and a mixture of the darker bronze and rose shades in the crease. Here's a list of everything I used:


The Breakdown:

Foundation: Revlon ColourStay Liquid (Combo/Oily Formula) on Buff mixed with Chantecaille Just Skin Tinted Moisturizer in Bliss
Concealer: Cle de Peau in Ivory
Powder: MAC Blot in Medium
Bronzer: Hard Candy So Baked Bronzer in Hula Hula

Highlighter: MAC Mineralize Skinfinish in Light Year
Blush: Tarte Amazonian Clay Blush in Blissful (lightly on apples of cheeks only- rest of the cheek colour is Light Year working its wonders!)

Brows: Anastasia Brow Powder Duo in Ash Blonde
Primer: Urban Decay Primer Potion in Original
Eye Shadows: MAC Mineralize Skinfinish in Light Year (pale peach/pink as a wash and a highlight, bronze and pink shades on crease and outer corner), MAC Mulch eye shadow (buffed into the crease to add depth)
Eyeliner: Revlon ColourStay Liquid Eyeliner Pen in Black
Mascara: Clinique Lash Doubling in Black

Lips: Dior Addict Lipstick in Bobo



Here are a couple photos of the look under artificial light:






And a few more under natural light (sunlight): 







And that's it! This has been one of my favourite looks for summer so far- light and glowy, with a kick!

Did anyone else pick up some goodies from the MAC Heavenly Creatures collection? What are some of your all-time favourite Mineralize Skinfinishes (MSFs)?

Thanks for reading!

41 comments:

  1. Love it!!! I was going to pick this up but they were sold out at my local MAC counter :( I was bummed.

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    1. Thanks, Erica! It's crazy how fast some of the MAC limited edition products sell out! Ebay might be a good place to look if you still want to hunt it down :)

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  2. When I have products like this I always feel sad to use them as they look so pretty!

    Thanks for following me btw :)

    Lauren
    pinkforflamingos.blogspot.com

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    1. I know what you mean! I've been very pleased that the swirly patterns have remained intact even though I've used the product several times now. Hoping the trend continues!

      And thanks for following me back :)

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  3. Love it! Too bad a don't have a MAC counter near me:(

    It would mean the world if you can possibly check out my blog and maybe follow me back?

    Keep up your work!!!

    xoxo

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    1. Thanks for reading! I'll check out your blog for sure :)

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  4. i think it's my favorite one too- you look so glowing and natural! i'm totally going to try this out, thank you :)

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    1. Awww, thanks Marlen! Glad I inspired you to try out something new :)

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  5. Lots of Good information in your post, I favorited your blog post so I can visit again in the future, Thanks.

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  6. Gorgeous! Your skin looks amazing. And Mulch looks like a really versatile color.

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    1. Awww, thanks! Mulch definitely is a super versatile shade. I find it to be a completely neutral brown (not too cool/silvery or too warm/orange) that literally goes with everything! It's my go-to when I want some noticeable definition in the crease without having to worry too much about whether it will clash with the rest of my makeup. It's really easy to wear :)

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  7. It looks so pretty and shimmery :)
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    Amy x

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    1. It really is! Thanks for reading :)

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  8. Oh its so pretty :) I like it! Plus it looks good in the little case

    ninety2wo.blogspot.com

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    1. Thanks, Sophie! And I agree- I love products that look great in the case and on my face :)

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  9. That looks beauuutiful on your cheeks! What's the RRP? I've never bought anything MAC before because oof the price but that is gorgeous!

    Alice

    http://www.secretsofawannabecharlotte.blogspot.co.uk/

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    1. Thanks, Alice! I think I paid just over $30 Canadian for it. I normally wouldn't spend that much, but it seemed to be (and is) a very versatile product so it's been worth the money so far :)

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  10. This one looks lovely, I have the MSF in Soft and Gentle, this one looks much prettier with the pink tone and so nice and light. Great blog, I just followed!

    themaibug.blogspot.com

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    1. Thanks so much for the kind comments, and for following! If you can get your hands on Light Year it's totally worth it! :)

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  11. Light Year looks amazing on you!!!!!
    It gives you a golden peachy glow...
    and it's subtle!
    i love how it looks on your face.

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    1. Thanks so much! It really does give a subtle, unique glow :)

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  12. I think it looks really pretty on you:) and you have a seriously gorgeous skin!!


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    1. Aww, thanks so much! I'll check out your contest for sure :)

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  13. That higlighter looks amazing! Kind of regretting not picking it up when I went to check the collection out now! Great blog, i'm following :)

    caperepulchra.blogspot.com xo

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    1. Thanks so much for the kind words and for following!

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  14. Nice product...I love MAC.^^
    Would you like to follow each other on BLOGLOVIN and GFC???
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    1. Thanks! I'll give your blog a peek for sure :)

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  15. Hey girl! You need to do a video on this one! It's the perfect day makeup look:)
    Ty Azarov
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    1. Aww, thanks so much! Don't have fancy enough equipment to make videos, but maybe someday :)

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  16. you look SO MUCH like a friend of mine. Oh my...!
    doll face :)
    Mac mineralize products are awesome.

    xo,

    Sandra @ Blasfemmes.com

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  17. Thanks,for the follow,but I can't see you
    on my gfc tab???:-/
    Follow you back on gfc and bloglovin #9
    Do you also follow me on bloglovin???

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    1. Just signed up via gfc. Was already following via Bloglovin :)

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  18. beautiful! followed you, hope you can follow back! http://xxxloveisbeautyxxx.blogspot.ie/

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    1. Thanks so much! Just started following yours :)

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