|Lightscapade 2014 Lightness of Being collection vs. Lightscapade 2012|
Hi everyone! I hope you all had a great holiday and are looking forward to celebrating the start of the new year!
Today I'll be sharing a few photos of the two items I chose from MAC's Winter 2014 collection, "Lightness of Being." I haven't seen the collection in stores yet, so may end up getting some other items, but so far have been underwhelmed by swatches I've seen of the eye shadows, and most reviews I have read mention that the blushes have a lot of glitter fallout, so I have held off on ordering anything else until I have a chance to try them in person.
I am quite happy with the two Mineralize Skin Finishes. I thought at first that due to the raised pattern, the powder might be a bit harder to work with, but it is actually soft and applies just as nicely as the classic MSF formula. Knowing that I already own a version of Lightscapade, I did feel a twinge of buyer's remorse after ordering this new one, which I did simply because of the allure of its interesting pattern and redesigned packaging. Though after swatching it I felt a bit better because, as you will see below, there is a slight but discernible difference between the two versions.
|Left to right: Perfect Topping and Lightscapade Mineralize Skinfinish|
|Left to right: Perfect Topping, Lightscapade 2014, Lightscapade 2012|
The swatches above were taken in sunlight which seems to have made the colors pull warm, but you can still get a sense of the differences in tone. The new Lightscapade is less white, with more pronounced pink tones and is slightly more shimmery in comparison to the subtle, candlelit glow of the 2012 iteration. However, once it is blended out the differences between the two are truly negligible. At this point I still prefer the older version because it is just a bit more natural-looking on the skin. I haven't had an opportunity to wear Perfect Topping yet, but in swatches it is the loveliest pale shimmery peach--I am looking forward to giving it a try soon!