MAC Lightful Softening Lotion Review

MAC Lightful Softening Lotion Review

Helloo IBJ pretties <3

This is my very first post for our beautiful Pree’s lovely blog and I am so very excited*_* firstly I am totally in love with pree’s lovely angel and have saved all her pics on my lappy 😛 she has the sweetest smile I have ever seen anyhoo, back to my business! In my daily CTM routine I love step 2 the most- yupp toning! It makes me feel oddly satisfied 😛 and though Clinique step2  clarifying lotion has been my go-to toner for around a year, lately due to conflicting weather and confused skin, Clinique became a tad too harsh for me to use twice daily and I started alternating it with this one- MAC lightful softening lotion.

MAC Lightful Softening Lotion Review

What MAC Says-

Infused with the active high-power impact of M·A·C’s Marine Bright Complex, this softening lotion conditions the skin for a smoother, more radiant look and feel. Its impact increases over time.

nourish, hydrate and brighten the skin with the exclusive asia-inspired formula that defies dull skin while fortifying against key environmental aggressors. enhanced with marine-bright formula, featuring three potent seaweeds harvested from the world’s oceans and optimized with vitamin C. this unprecedented skin-brightening complex, made possible through our exclusive technology, improves clarity, evens pigmentation and creates perfectly luminous skin instantly and over time.


MAC Lightful Softening Lotion
MAC Lightful Softening Lotion


2400/- INR for 150ml *oh MAC why you have no mercy

My take on MAC Lightful Softening Lotion

The lotion comes in a lovely packaging unique to the lightful range- white holographic dazzling bottle with a heavy screw cap and an easy to pour out opening J the bottle itself is sturdy but too huge and clumsy to be carried around conveniently :-/ bummer!

MAC Lightful Softening Lotion
MAC Lightful Softening Lotion

The texture is just like water 😀 colorless, clear, as runny as water and not at all greasy/heavy/sticky! So much so that had it not been for its mild refreshing marine smell *which I absolutely am a fan of BTW* you could easily have mistaken it for water J it can be used both by taking it in our palm and applying or on a cotton pad but I prefer the latter as it tends to run away a bit too much.

It feels cooling, soothing with its fresh fragrance and immediately my skin feels hydrated without any feeling of residue J my skin drinks it up instantly and feels fresh, soft and supple every time I use!

MAC Lightful Softening Lotion
MAC Lightful Softening Lotion

It does not sting, burn or irritate my skin at all and soothes my tired sunburnt skin J as for its claims on decreasing tan/pigmentation its probably too much to expect from a toner but surprisingly mac delivers well! My horrid summer tan and skin issues seemed to melt faster than other times and my skin does have a glow from using it around a month or so <3 my acne spots have faded faster too!

MAC Lightful Softening Lotion
MAC Lightful Softening Lotion

It does not strip my skin at all or make it feel stretchy/dry and of course does not result in shiny face otherwise I would have run away long back.

The pros of MAC Lightful Softening Lotion

1>    Adorable shining white holographic sturdy bottle packaging

2>    It is a cool, soothing, colorless, runny watery lotion, applies easily and feels soothing and fresh!

3>    Skin drinks it up instantly and is hydrated with a glow

4>    No sticky/oily/greasy or heavy after feeling <3

5>    It does fulfill its claims to a certain extent and though maybe nothing extraordinary, you can observe its de-tanning effects within a few days 😀

6>    It did fade my acne scars quicker and calmed down my irritated skin <3

7>    Awesome fresh mild marine fragrance- not at all overwhelming enough to bother anybody.

8>    Does not strip skin of natural oils- no stretchy discomfort or extra oil oozing!

The cons of MAC Lightful Softening Lotion

As usual with MAC, the price is a bummer especially its not even a full 200ml like Clinique :-/ but that aside I find no con and it will last a long long time as you need a teeny amount

My rating-


Do I recommend?

In search for a gentle, calming toner which can fade your skin issues and replace them with a glow! Rush to pick this up.

So there ends my very first post girlies, hope you wanna try this one out. Let me know if you already have used and love it! Will be back super soon with my next :-* ciao!!

Review By Contributor Agnirupa


Who is Preetha

Preetha is an engineer turned beauty blogger from India. She loves trying out new beauty products and makeup looks. She is a mother of a one year old baby girl and loves photography, cooking and makeup of course.

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