Sunday, December 28, 2014

MAC Lightscapade and Perfect Topping Mineralize Skin Finishes from the Lightness of Being Collection

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!

10 comments:

  1. I really like the look of the new lightscapade. I always thought that lightscapade is too stark white but looking at the swatch of the new one, it looks really nice now. Thanks for the swatches :)

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    1. Hi Ellya, I think this new one might look better on a wider range of skin tones. I really like both of them! :)

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  2. I was wondering about getting Lightscapade from this collection, like you say the reviews on the blushers/eyeshadows have not seemed to good so far. I wondering if I should go for the normal Lightscapade version though if you prefer that one x

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    1. Hi Clare, it is tough to decide between them, as they are both nice! I think the original might work better on very fair skin, as it has more white pigment (at least the one I have from 2012 does). If you really like the raised pattern, I would go with the new one. I wore it on one cheek and the 2012 one on the other and noticed very little difference except that the new one seemed a bit more shimmery. :)

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  3. Oh, I actually like the new Lightscapade better! And the knit pattern *is* just so cute!

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    1. Hi Larie, I am loving the pattern too! :) Mine started to crumble a bit near the edges, but I think it was bounced around too much during shipping! Both new and old versions work great for a soft highlight :)

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    1. Hi Jasmine, I always have a weakness for MAC's Mineralize Skin Finishes - these are my favorite two items in the collection! :)

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  5. Great review/comparison!
    I loved the old lightscapde, and was thinking of getting the new release but it look too warm in comparison to the old one. I guess it just wasn't meant to be...

    Dar | www.holylipstick.com

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    1. Thank you Dar! It's definitely worth checking out in person if you have the chance. It is slightly warmer but still beautiful :)

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