If you’re someone who loves a highlighting powder that feels creamy to the touch then the new MAC Hyper Real Glow Highlighter Palette ($39.50) shades are going to have you falling to your knees.
what is it
The MAC Hyper Real Glow Highlighter Palette is something MAC is calling “highlighting perfection of hyper real glow”. Two palettes are available in Get It Glowin’ and Flash + Awe. Each of the palettes holds three shades of “irresistibly creamy highlighting powder to create flawlessly smooth, supercharged radiance”. At this time the palettes are not marked as limited edition on the website.
Flash + Awe Hyper Real Glow Palette is more for Fair-to-Light skin tones with shades called Flash + Awe, Rosy Glow and Light of the Party. Get It Glowin’ will suit Medium-to-Dark skin tones with shades named Get It Glowin’, Gold Coasting and Rosy Cheer. Just because one palette doesn’t suit your skin tone for highlighting you could still use the shades for eyeshadows, I do!
Both of these palettes live up to the claims above. I was really impressed with how soft the powders felt and how pigmented they were when applied. They look slightly frosty when in the pan but when blended out on your face (or wherever you light to highlight) you get an angelic beam of pearls. If you’re into highlighters you need to pick these up!
Both the palettes are swatched below dry and on bare skin (no primers):
The MAC Hyper Real Glow Highlighter Palettes retail for $39.50 each and are available now on the maccosmetics.com site for MAC Select and PRO Members. The official launch date is February 15, 2018 at select MAC locations as well as maccosmetics.com.