Welcome to Beauty Blogmas Day 7! On Day 1 you could check out my Black Friday purchases. One of these purchases was the MAC Hyper Real Glow palette in Flash + Awe, which had been on my wishlist for quite a while now. I finally decided to treat myself to it with a nice discount and you can read my review here!
First of all: packaging on point! The packaging is so sleek and of great quality. The packaging is strong and closed magnetically.
The Hyper Real Glow palette comes in two editions: Get It Glowin’ and Flash + Awe. Get It Glowin’ has three shades that are more warm toned Flash + Awe has three more cool toned highlighting shades.
The palette also had a decent sized mirror that is nice for doing eyeshadow or applying highlighter (duh 🙂 ). It’s pretty small though so I wouldn’t like to use it for doing a whole face of make-up.
The three shades in this palette are: Flash + Awe, Rosy Glow and Light of the Party. The pans are pretty big actually so every shade will go a long way.
I was already so impressed by the swatches I made in store (multiple times actually before I bought it). The highlighters are so creamy, soft but still not clumpy. In this picture you can see how gorgeous the glow of each shade is. I could already tell that these are one of those highlighters that you have to go light handed on.
For this picture I mixed the three shades together (mostly Flash + Awe and Rosy Glow). Look at how amazing this glow is! When the light hits is, it almost looks like my face is wet/glossy in the best way possible.
Also very important is that you don’t see stripes of the product when you look at it from the front (so without the light hitting it). It’s such an intense and gorgeous highlighter! All three shades! You can go very (very very) light handed for a subtle touch of glow and you can go crazy extreme on it and get the most blinding highlight you have ever seen.
I think it’s so amazing that MAC made a highlighting palette and they totally did it right! Gorgeous shades and an amazing and intense formula. If you want to expand your highlighter collection than I totally recommend this palette because gosh it’s so gorgeous! 🙂
Have you tried the Hyper Real Glow palettes by MAC yet? What do you think?