MAC ‘Soft and Gentle’ Highlighter Review

Highlighter, love it or hate it. It’s the new craze in the beauty world. Strobing, contouring, you name it. You’ll need a highlighter. As a novice in this department, I went on a long and painstaking trip to Selfridges to learn the tricks of the trade.

In MAC, I really did fall, head over heals, completely and utterly, in love with ‘Soft and Gentle’. It was mine in minutes.

MAC ‘Soft and Gentle’ Mineralise Skinfinish Highlighter

I’ve been highlighting and sculpting for a few months now, but didn’t want to write a review without having anything else to compare it to. I have since bought an Uban Decay set, as well as a cheapo MUA highlight fix, but I can whole-heartedly admit that MAC have truly outdone themselves, sweeping the floor clean of any competition.

The colour is shown pretty accurately on the photos above: ‘Soft and Gentle’ has more of a bronzy tone to it than some of MAC’s other highlighters, but if you want something to compliment your contour, this shade is perfect. With fairly pale skin, I thought it would just make me look like a clown with brown cheeks (and I guess if I hadn’t practised strobing/contouring previously, I might have done), but surprisingly, it really compliments my skin tone. I usually pair it with either a Benefit Hoola Bronzer, or my new (post-to-come) Urban Decay Flushed set. The highlighter stays true to its online description (here), which states its peachy undertones. Just love it, love it, love it!

I really cannot fault it, honest. It’s long wearing, pigmented without looking fake, and is a god-damn sight better than anything I’ve tried since. (Sorry MUA!). It’s a true investment at £24, but if you want a staple highlighter to last you a good while, it’s most definitely worth it!

Sophia x

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