Yes, I naughtily added another ridiculously rare MSF to my collection! MAC Lightscapade arrived yesterday and I am in love already. Lightscapade was first released 5 years ago now, back in 2006 in the Danse collection, which is way before I got in high-end makeup (I was more of a Rimmel girl back then). As MAC always seem to do with limited edition MSF’s, they released a tiny amount which of course left people absolutely gagging for it – I have since seen this item on blogsales and ebay for around the Â£50 mark! Madness! So when I heard that it was due to be re-released again in the MAC ‘Fall Colour’ collection I knew that I had to try and get a look in. At approximately 7.50am on Tuesday morning the Twitter world was buzzing that it has gone live on their website (MAC collections always arrive in store on the 1st Thursday of every month, but usually trickle online the Tuesday before)! So I ran to the office and quickly placed my order, phew! 2 days later it arrived on my lap.
MAC describe it as a ‘soft candlelit beige with multidimensional shimmer’, and I have to agree. With an almost yellowy undertone, it has the most interesting veining running through it – green, peach and blue give it a very distinctive look. Although compared to previous photos that I have seen of Lightscapade, the ones released in this collection do seem to have less veining in them? The other MSF’s that I own are primarily used a blush, but this is definitely one that falls into the highlighter category. I expected it to look a little like the Dior Amber Diamond highlighter, but this is much more subtle and less of a bronze tone. I could see this looking pretty swept all over the eye lids for an easy look, or dusted lightly all over the face if you wanted a bit of extra glow as it is so subtle! I used it this morning on the tops of my cheekbones with a MAC 187 brush and it has made me look nice and fresh.
Ok so it’s not exactly the cheapest thing out there – at Â£20.50 a pop, but you get a pretty hefty 10g of product – I can never imagine an MSF actually running out! I use some of my others on a daily basis at the moment and they don’t seem to be going down at all! The money paid was totally worth it though, I know feel like I have a bit of MAC history in my hands (lame I know), and it sits nicely in my makeup drawers with my other rare gems 😉 Was it a necessary purchase? No. Do you need it? No. Is it beautiful? Yes. If you fancy getting your hands on it, it’s already out of stock online, so I suggest legging it to your nearest MAC counter.
Compared to how I used to be when MAC collections come out, I can’t say I’m particularly that bothered anymore. I’m not gonna lie, I was there on the 1st Thursday of every month at 10am back at the Nottingham store, but those days are well and truly over! Nothing else in the collection really took my fancy, I was tempted by Show Orchid but I never reach for my more daring lipsticks. Did you guys pick anything up?