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How to apply highlighter with MAC

How to apply highlighter with MAC
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Ultra-glowy, radiant skin is very much here to stay. Whether you love a subtle sheen or a wet-look, metallic finish to your skin, highlighter is a must-have product in your makeup bag and no one does highlight quite like MAC.

From their cult-status Mineralize Skinfinish Highlighter to their radiance-boosting Strobe Cream, MAC has everything you could possibly need to achieve an eye-catching glow.

Hyper Real Highlighting Palettes

MAC's latest highlighting palettes truly live up to their hype. The Hyper Real Highlighter Palettes are the only highlighters you'll be reaching for this summer. Each palette is made up of three super-charged, metallic shades to illumiate your skin and help you achieve an ethereal glow.

Each palette features three gorgeous shades with an irresistably creamy formula that glides onto the skin creating an ultra-reflective glow with no heavy chunks of glitter or pigment in sight. The luxurious powders blend seamlessly and look equally divine on the cheekbones, eyes and body.

  • MAC Hyperreal Highlighter Palette - Flash + Awe

    MAC Hyperreal Highlighter Palette - Flash + Awe

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Flash + Awe is the pink, rosy-toned Hyper Real Highlighting Palette. Made up of three pretty, blushing shades - Flash + Awe, Rosy Glow and Light of the Party, the palette looks beautiful as a highlight for pale to medium skin tones.

  • Flash + Awe - Delicate pearlescent baby pink
  • Rosy Glow - A mid-toned shimmering pink
  • Light of the Party - A warm pink-toned bronze
  • MAC Hyperreal Highlighter Palette - Get it Glowin'

    MAC Hyperreal Highlighter Palette - Get it Glowin'


Get it Glowin' is the rich golden, bronze Hyper Real Highlighting Palette, perfect for all skin tones especially olive to deep skin. Each golden shade - Gold Coasting, Get it Glowin' and Rosy Cheer - add rich gleam and luminosity to the skin.

  • Gold Coasting - Pale true gold
  • Get it Glowin' - Rich champagne shimmer
  • Rosy Cheer - A warm toned rich bronze

Both palettes will look divine on all skin tones, helping you to achieve the glow of your dreams.

Lit-from-within sheen

If you prefer the look of a subtle radiant glow on your skin, choosing the right brush to apply your highlight is essential. The MAC 184S Duo Fibre Fan Brush is made up of ultra-soft fibres which distribute the perfect amount of product on your skin.

  • MAC 184S Duo Fibre Fan Brush

    MAC 184S Duo Fibre Fan Brush


The fan shape allows the 184S to perfectly place the highlight onto the high points of your face, adding glow to your cheekbones, brow bone and cupid's bow effortlessly.

Simply sweep the Duo Fibre Fan Brush in your favourite Hyper Real shade dust over your skin for a divine glow.

Rich metallic glow

To create an ultra-glowy, metallic highlight, layer your highlighting products and combine different textures for a truly intense finish.

  • MAC Strobe Cream (Various Shades)

    MAC Strobe Cream (Various Shades)

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After applying your base, apply the MAC Stobe Cream onto the high points of the face with your finger tips. When using Flash + Awe Hyper Real Palette, we love using the shade Pinklite as a highlight base and Goldlite when using the Get it Glowin' Palette.

Apply your powder highlight on top of your Strobe Cream base for an ultra-metallic finish and an enviable glow.

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