Adding a New Highlighter to My Collection!

October 22, 2015

I'm pretty sure everyone has heard about the new MAC Extra Dimension Skinfinish in the shade "Oh, Darling". It's been talked about all over social media ever since pictures came out, and when I saw swatches online I wasn't too convinced to get it. Why? I felt like it didn't look like anything extraordinary and I have so many highlighters already, how much can I use, right? That's what I thought until I went to the MAC counter today just to give it a look in person.
When I first saw it I was thinking that maybe it looked similar to Becca's Champagne Pop which I wrote a blog post about. I even asked the employee if it was similar at all and she wasn't sure because she didn't own champagne pop so I was left standing there wondering if it looked alike. After asking a few questions she told me how this was going to run out of stock quickly and when I swatched it I couldn't believe my eyes. It was pigmented and swatched onto my hand smoothly. I wasn't sure about this texture of this highlighter because when I first got Soft & Gentle from MAC I thought that it felt a little chunky with the glitter and kind of hard. But this one was beautiful and I feel like it looks very glowy, it gave off the illusion of a glow from within which I really liked.

I'll be honest and say that I stood there staring at the swatch for a good five minutes trying to talk myself out of buying it. "Yeah it looks pretty but I have so many highlighters already", "How much highlighters do I need?", and "But I just bought the luminous light highlighter". What convinced me in the end was how I have so many highlighters and none of them looked like this. I thought about my Charlotte Tilbury Bronze & Glow highlight shade which I also wrote a blog post about and realized that I really don't have any other highlighters that looked too much like this. This highlighter is also limited edition so I knew that if I didn't get it now I would regret it.
(MAC Oh, Darling swatch)
When I walked outside and saw the way it looked in the sun I almost screamed. It was gorgeous and I couldn't stop staring at it. I kept sending my friends some pictures of the swatch and they were excited to get this highlighter too.

 (Without flash)
(With flash)

I'm really really happy that I decided to get this highlighter, if I didn't I would probably be regretting it right now. For me I know that every time there is something limited edition I never get it and when everything is gone I always ask myself why I didn't get it. I've learned my lesson that if I want something that is limited edition then I need to get it because there is no way to ever get it once it's gone.

Are there highlighters that you're looking forward to releasing?
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32 comments

  1. Great post dear! Have a nice day:)

    irenethayer.com

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  2. I rarely use highlighters, but I remember owning MAC By Candlelight a few years back and loving it. It broke on a move and I haven't purchased anything else since then.

    Linda, Libra, Loca: Beauty, Baby and Backpacking

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    1. I just looked up a swatch to that shade and it's so pretty. I used to not use highlighters much either but now it's part of my everyday routine.

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  3. Running to the shop to pick up the prettiest highlighter in the world! Haha, it seriously is stunning <3
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    She Will Be

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    1. I hope you get this! I heard that it's been out of stock at so many stores.

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  4. I don't think this is available at the moment in my country but I have heard about it so much these past few days that I'm actually hyped up to try it xD
    Joyce | Joycentricity

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    1. Ahhh I can't wait till it's available for you!!!

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    1. Thank you! And it really is, it's my brand new obsession.

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    1. It is! I can see why everyone is going crazy about this.

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  7. It looks so pretty in your pictures! I have to admit, I don't really use highlighters, but I've really wanted to get one. It's funny because I was actually looking at the Charlotte Tilbury one, but judging how everyone seems to really like the MAC I may be convinced (plus it looks really good here)! Lovely post - thanks for sharing! :)

    http://mybeautycloud.com

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    1. Thanks so much! Yeah it's such a tough decision because the Charlotte Tilbury highlight is also so pretty, but the MAC one is much more affordable.

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  8. I use to buy atleast one item everytime MAC comes out with a new collection but I stopped before becoming broke! lol
    This highlighter looks so pretty though!



     Miriam ♥ A whole lot of serendipity

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    1. Haha I wish I did that though because limited edition products from MAC are always so pretty.

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  9. That is a beautiful highlighter! I wasn't able to get my hands on it, but it does looks amazing :). I'm glad the quality is also great because I've been let down by the quality of some products from their limited edition collections.
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    Caked To The Nines

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    1. MAC definitely has their hits and misses when it comes to quality, I'm glad this one was good.

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  10. This highlighter looks so pretty and I also love the packaging ^-^

    Sarah | What Sarah Writes

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    1. The packaging is definitely another reason to get the highlighter.

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  11. I am a big fan of highlighters recently. This one is so pretty, I need to give it a try when I give a visit to MAC.

    www.elabellaworld.com

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    1. You have to, I think the formulation has definitely gotten better too.

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  12. This highlighter is gorgeous, but I have so many like this so I think I might have to pass up on it. But I might be purchasing Shaft of Gold by MAC when it releases in the UK next week xx

    http://www.perks0fbeingnazia.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. The Shaft of Gold shade is so pretty as well.

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  13. Ooh this is such a stunner, if I hadn't just bought the Becca Champagne Pop Highlighter as well as getting my hands on theBalm Mary Lou Manizer, I would so get this. But right now think I am set with highlighters for a while anyway haha x

    Beauty with charm

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    1. Those two highlighters are so pretty, if I also owned theBalm highlighter I think I would be set with whatever I have now too.

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    1. One of my new favorites for that reason.

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  15. Oooh, this is actually the first time I've heard about it. It looks closer to a gold glow compared to your other highlighters. I usually don't go for limited editions though (unless they are a seasonal item that is likely to return), because I'm scared to fall in love with a limited edition :P I might have to take a peep at the MAC counter though. Lovely golden glow!

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    1. I know exactly how you feel haha, I feel like the gold really drew me towards this highlighter. You should give this highlighter a chance though, it's amazing.

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