Review & Swatches: MAC Art of Powder “In the Abstract” Highlighter Palette

“In the Abstract” Highlighter Palette

Limited Edition
Release Date: September 29, 2011
Availability: MAC online & MAC stores

This review covers the “In the Abstract” highlighter palette from MAC’s Art of Powder collection.

  • In the Abstract: Soft pink base with yellow gold lines and lavender and mid-tone pink dots

Packaging: 9/10

This palette comes in the same packaging as MAC’s eye shadow quads. They have flip-up lids that close magnetically.

Quality: 8.25/10

Although the color that predominates in the pan is a light pink, you get a shimmery, pale gold when this highlighter is actually applied to the skin.

This is a decent formulation that’s finely milled. It’s powdery, but if you’re not using a dense brush, this shouldn’t be too much of a problem.

There’s nothing particularly unique about the color. Since it shows up a pale gold, it may be more appropriate for the summertime or on neutral and warm skin tones.

Ease of Use: 8.75/10

There’s a good amount of fallout, but since you’ll only be applying this lightly to small areas of the face, this should be a minor issue.

Price: 7.5/10

The palette costs $38.00 and contains 9 grams of powder. MSFs are $28.00 and contain 10 grams of product.

Final Grade

82.75/100

“In the Abstract” Highlighter Palette

“In the Abstract” Highlighter Palette

“In the Abstract” Highlighter Swatched on Left
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3 Responses to Review & Swatches: MAC Art of Powder “In the Abstract” Highlighter Palette

  1. Sarah says:

    Wow…this highlighter looks amazing! I’m considering ordering it now…but I still have my MAC beauty powder that I am still completely in love with from the Glitter and Ice Collection, hehehe. 😀

    Thanks for your review!!

    Sarah(:

  2. Lisa B. says:

    It looks so pretty, but there are so many other nice highlighters around…why bother?

  3. soesje200 says:

    I love this highlighter but just because the packaging.. 😉

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