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MAC In Anticipation of Rare Exotic Lightscapade

I keep picking up pieces from the MAC collections that interest me or intrigue me. From MAC Fall Color Collection Angel Flame I picked up the Mineralize Skinfinish in Lightscapade. I picked up the In Anticipation lip pencil from Styledriven (see my other Styledriven items). I also picked up Rare Exotic mattene lipstick from Posh Paradise (see my other Posh Paradise). Initially I thought I wouldn’t be able to pick up Lightscapade because it sold out immediately online and then it was back in stock a few days later. Since I was fairly certain it would work really well with my coloring, I snagged it.

I’ve included swatches of the above shades, as well as the other two Mineralize Skinfinish Naturals that I have and use.

Medium Dark – caramel beige (I use as contour)
Light – soft pale beige (I use as foundation)

In Anticipation – soft yellow pink (lip pencil)

Rare Exotic – bright midtone blue pink (mattene lipstick)

Lightscapade – soft candlelit beige with multidimensional shimmer (I use as highlight)

I find it works really well with my skintone to give me a nice glow.

Lightscapade – $28 for 10g / .35 oz
Light & Medium Dark – $27 for 10g / .35 oz
In Anticipation – $18 for 1.2g / .04 oz
Rare Exotic – $14.50 5g / .17 oz


Lightscapade is my first MAC Mineralize Skinfinish highlighter and I’m really pleased that I held out for it. Rare Exotic is really pretty, definitely one of my favorite type of pinks. In Anticipation is a really nice yellow-based pink and I like how it looks with my coloring.

Did you pick up anything from MAC’s Fall Color collection, Styledriven or Posh Paradise? Let me know what you like!

Products purchased by me. All opinions are my own.

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  • I really like the Rare Exotic.

    Can someone please explain the “Fall Colour” models – Midnight Blue, Angel Flame, Wild Colour? I must’ve missed the whole bad makeup/clown looks to try and sell makeup theory.

    • The model is the artist/photographer Cindy Sherman. She is best known for her Untitled Film Stills– it was initially the Cindy Sherman Collection, but her involvement in the collection did not end up being a collaboration after all. I assume that MAC was able to retain rights to her images, but not to her name so it became The Fall Colour Collection. These images are not meant to be read as “face charts” to inspire new fall makeup trends- instead these images should be “read” as part of Cindy’s larger body of work which involves alternate personas.

  • I do not want Lightscapade, I do not want Lightscapade, I do not want Lightscapade, I do not want Lightscapade…

    I really want Lightscapade. It looks great on you!

  • My list of MAC products seems to be longer by the minute! I soooo love that Lightscapade highlight powder. I saw one that was more light pink, that I wanted too…. I’m so in to highlight products at the moment, don’t know why!
    Awww, have to shop MAC soon!

    • I’ve got a lot of highlighters too! NARS Copacabana (liquid), tons of indie stuff, Tarte’s champagne highlighter… they’re great for giving your face a glow.

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