I said I was going to do it again and buy the second blush & highlighter duo from the MAC Select line, and I did! After swatching Select 1 (previous post linked here) I immediately fell in love with the formula, colour selection, packaging, wear time and finish both products gave on the skin. While Select 2 shares the exact same qualities it comes with completely different colours
The highlight is more of a light bronzy gold that when really worked into the skin, it provides the most beautiful glow that looks like you came back from a nice tropical vacation. In the swatch the highlight pulls quite a strong colour but when applied with a brush, the colour is sheered out quite a bit so it’s not as strikingly gold and allows your natural skin colour to shine through. There’s something glowy yet warm and soft about this highlighter that is different from any other one I own.
The blush is a bright coral that when applied initially on the cheeks provides a less intense yet refreshing coral glow. When built up you can get to the point in the swatch below but I prefer to keep my blush fairly subtle.
While the blush is fairly light, the highlight does pull quite a strong golden shift so I see this working best for light to light medium skins. While fair skins may enjoy the blush, the highlighter might be too dark and for deep skintones you may enjoy the highlighter more than you do the blush.
Both highlight and blush work wonderfully together when paired and is among my most favorite makeup formula. MAC, why did you have to make this Limited Edition?? Now the only question remains: to stock up, or not to stock up? But I can definitely say that this is beauty swatched approved and I wouldnt sleep on it