Lightful C Marine-Bright Formula Softening Lotion
MAC Lightful C Marine-Bright Formula Softening Lotion (Formerly Lightful Softening Lotion) is an excellent toner for all skin types, particularly normal to dry skin. Its formula contains an impressive mix of antioxidants, repairing ingredients, and soothing agents designed to calm redness and reinforce skin’s healthy barrier function. This is a rare example of what a well formulated toner should contain! The amount of vitamin C (ascorbyl glucoside) in this toner may help also improve skin discolorations, but ideally you’ll want to pair it with other products (including a sunscreen rated SPF 15 or greater) that also contain ingredients that fight discolorations. Note: This does contain a small amount of fragrance, which is not ideal for those with very sensitive skin.
- Contains an impressive mix of antioxidants, skin-repairing ingredients, and soothing agents.
- Has an amount of vitamin C that may help improve skin discolorations.
- Contains a small amount of fragrance.
A softening lotion infused with the high-power impact of our Marine-Bright Formula and Super-Duo Charged Water. Conditions and boosts depleted skin with moisture for a smoother, more supple look. Meanwhile, a potent addition of vitamin C gives skin its brightening effects. Leaves skin refreshed, exceptionally soft, more clarified and brightened, with results that increase over time.
M.A.C. Cosmetics At-A-Glance
What more can one say for this long-standing makeup line whose products have spoken eloquently for themselves for years? In many ways, M.A.C. Cosmetics is a pivotal line not only for makeup artists but also for any in-the-know cosmetics consumer. Although M.A.C. has several singularly outstanding products, they generally excel by virtue of the range of choices offered. The color selection for everything from lipsticks to foundations is exceptional. Most of the makeup brushes are beautiful, full, and soft, as well as properly sized to fit the contours of the face and eyes.
When it comes to skincare you may be tempted to dismiss the small assortment M.A.C. offers and skip right to their makeup with its well-earned positive reputation. But doing so would mean missing a handful of beautifully formulated products that are worth trying. By no means is M.A.C.'s skin-care line one-stop shopping (at least not if you have blemishes, skin discolorations, or require more than a couple options per category), but you'll find more than just the color products impressive here, and the prices aren't unreasonable either!
M.A.C.'s salespeople are often trained makeup artists, too. This is especially true in the freestanding M.A.C. boutiques, where the staff tends to be true makeup artists.
Note: M.A.C. sets itself apart from other beauty brands by staying ahead of the curve by launching a seemingly-constant rotation of impressive limited edition products, usually with fashion-forward themes. Though it's impossible to review every limited edition product, many of M.A.C.'s are as impressive as those in their permanent collection.
Strengths: Some impressive moisturizers; praiseworthy foundations in a mostly gorgeous range of shades; good concealers; several great powder-based products including blush, bronzer, and eyeshadow in various finishes; dizzying array of lipstick shades in mostly sumptuous formulas; several very good mascaras (regular and waterproof); top-notch makeup brushes; many of the Prep + Prime products work as claimed.
Weaknesses:A few products with high levels of potential skin irritants.
For more information about M.A.C. Cosmetics call (800) 588-0070 or visit www.maccosmetics.com.
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