The department stores are loaded right now with holiday palettes to add a bit of shimmer to your complexion. And I get it. I am all for this type of festive cheer. While many of the palettes are stunning works of art, their price point sometimes can even stretch over the $100 mark. So, I set out on a mission to find a shimmer powder that was (relatively) less expensive than some of the holiday palettes offered by Cle de Peau, Chanel and other luxury brands.
I wasn’t on the hunt too long, because I quickly found MAC Mineralize Skinfinish. While the powder isn’t quite as soft and creamy as others I have tried, I think the level of shimmer is tempered just the right amount. You don’t look like a disco ball, but you do look festive and glow-y. You can layer as I did on my cheekbones or use a huge, fluffy brush for just an over-all polish. The palette isn’t fancy or bejeweled but it is pretty. I chose Soft And Gentle, which is a light and bronzy with a little peach. Gold Deposit is a really deep golden bronze. Porcelain Pink is coral with gold.