I sort of got roped into buying this when buying other products from MAC... So glad I did though couldn't imagine life without it anymore. I decided on the shade 'goldlite' because even though I am pale, I don't like a peachy undertone. It's more creamy gold which is beautiful. You can wear this product without makeup to add a glow to your skin or it is amazing to use as a primer before adding foundation , makes makeup look smooth and flawless. Will definitely be purchasing again!
Reviewed on Mon 29 Jul 2019
I am in my late teens/early 20's with combination, fair tone skin and blue eyes. My hair is blonde, normal with fine texture.
MAC describe this product as a quick fix that "boosts dull, flat or tired-looking skin." I totally agree with this description and love to use the cream underneath makeup as a moisturising primer or mixed in with my foundation to give a lit from within glow. As my skin is quite oily over the centre of my face, on days that I use this, I can use it in place of a separate moisturiser and my skin still feels soft and plump. If your skin is very dry I'd imagine it wouldn't quite provide enough hydration by itself.
Wayne Goss did a video way back in 2011 about this MAC cream, about how it isn't just an illuminating product but one that also contains antioxidants that benefit the skin. He also talks about the different ways this can be used as touched on above and basically sums up why I love it. It's a cult status product by MAC and deservedly so.
The only negative for me is the price, currently £25 for 50ml although you can also get a MAC Mini (30ml) for £12 and MAC often offer samples with orders from their websites.
Reviewed on Mon 11 Feb 2019
I am in my late 30's/early 40's with combination, fair tone skin and unknown eyes. My hair is blonde, normal with coarse texture.
This is something that I go in my game face box in the shade pinklite and it gives my face a amazing glow with a pink reflect which looks stunning. The creams consistency itself is more of a thick than a runny or watered down consistency, there is very fine pigment/shimmer that does not scratchy or irritate my skin when I rub it in, this sinks in really well and easily without any excess glitter. This feels really moisturising on my face and it gets rid of any dryness on areas on my face, this also really hydrates my dry skin which is great! Once it’s set this doesn’t feel oily or greasy and it has a nice dewy/glow finish that doesn’t look oily. I really like the way it looks under foundation since it really makes my skin have a dewy finish which is what I prefer over a matte finish, if you are someone that prefers a matte face this won’t be for you. I like how it reduces the look of dryness helping the foundation look better and my skin not feeling dry. I even will just place this on the points where I would put highlight underneath a light coverage foundation on a simple day where I want to look nice but let my skin have a bit of a break. I even one put this on my face without foundation and it looked really nice and dewy but not oily. I tried this as highlight over foundation and it also looked stunning, I can use this for many things and it really makes my skin look and feel better no matter where I put it.
Would really recommend and will definitely be rebuyin maybe even a different shade next time, love this so much!💕
Reviewed on Mon 28 Jan 2019
I am in my teens with combination, light tone skin and unknown eyes. My hair is unknown, unknown with unknown texture.
✨I bought this a couple of days ago and I can honestly say already I will not be looking back! The shades come in pink, silver, gold and red, so there really is a shade to suit everybody. As I have olive skin and green eyes, I have opted for the gold... and what a difference it makes! I apply this after my liquid foundation and before my powder. It gives a beautiful glow and wide awake look. The formula is beautiful and viscous and does not go clumpy or dry. It can also be mixed with foundation to give a dewy look - perfect for dry skin. You absolutely need this in your beauty haul!
Reviewed on Mon 09 Oct 2017
I am in my late 20's/early 30's with combination, tanned tone skin and green eyes. My hair is medium brown, combination with fine texture.
I use this almost every time i wear makeup, gives you really dewy skin, i normally apply this before my foundation but can mix it with your foundation too, i still always wear a moisturizer under this as i have dry skin.
Reviewed on Wed 14 Jun 2017
I am in my late teens/early 20's with dry, light tone skin and brown eyes. My hair is dark brown, combination with fine texture.
Lovely glowing base to add before foundation and the product does add a little bit of moisture to the face but it doesn't last and feels quite dry on my dry skin after about 15 minutes so I pair this up with my regular moisturiser to keep my face feeling hydrated for longer.
Reviewed on Sat 14 Jan 2017
I am in my late teens/early 20's with dry, fair tone skin and blue eyes. My hair is dark brown, dry with normal texture.
Love this! Gives such a beautiful pearlescent highlight to the skin, it's absolutely amazing and worth the money. The product lasts quite well and a little bit goes a long way. It's great even under make up to give a glow under the skin. Would highly recommend.
Reviewed on Sun 17 Jul 2016
I am in my late teens/early 20's with oily, fair tone skin and blue eyes. My hair is blonde, oily with normal texture.
I've been through 3 bottles of this stuff, it's honestly my favourite product. The three ways I wear it are:1. As a moisturiser under my foundation2. Mixed with my foundation to give it a dewwy finish3. (My favourite) a perfect highlighterIt's so multipurpose and a perfect consistency, you need it in your makeup collection!
Reviewed on Fri 10 Jun 2016
I am in my late teens/early 20's with acne/problem, fair tone skin and brown eyes. My hair is medium brown, normal with coarse texture.
I bought this last week and what I love about it is that it's multipurpose your not only paying for a radiance boosting moisturiser but it is also a beautiful highlighter. This product looks very dewy and radiant underneath your foundation and is also a very hydrating moisturiser. A must have.
Reviewed on Sat 04 Jun 2016
I am in my late teens/early 20's with dry, light tone skin and green eyes. My hair is dark brown, combination with fine texture.
This product is so multifunctional so although your paying around £25 it is definitely worth it. You can use it as a base to prime your face as it has great moisturising qualities. Also, you can mix it in with a matte foundation to produce a dewy and glowy look - it makes dull skin look so radiant! This is also great to add to the cheek bones and cupids bow! It really is perfect for summer!
Reviewed on Mon 18 Apr 2016
I am in my late teens with dry, light tone skin and blue eyes. My hair is light brown, dry with fine texture.
The product has amazing highlighting properties, when my skin looks dull this cream works perfectly as a highlighter on high points of the face. It is also a great brightening hydrating cream under makeup.
Reviewed on Sun 06 Mar 2016
I am in my late teens/early 20's with combination, tanned tone skin and blue eyes. My hair is dark brown, oily with normal texture.