Monday, October 13, 2008

Product Review: MAC Sonic Chic Mineralize Blusher in Dainty

At a Glance:
Price: RM85 / US$18.50
Weight: 3.5g 0.11 US. OZ.
Made in: Italy
Ingredients: Talc, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil, Zea Mays (Corn) Starch, Yeast Extract / Faex / Txtrait De Levure, Tocopheryl Acetate, Retinyl Palmitate, Lauroyl Lysine, Dimethicone, Glyceryl Ethylhexanoate / Stearate / Adipate, Octyldodecyl Stearoyl Stearate, Cetearyl Ethylhexanoate, Isohexadecane, Acrylamide / Sodium Acryloyldimethyltaurate Copolymer, Magnesium Aluminium Silicate, Polysorbate 80, Sorbitan Stearate, Sodium Dehydroacetate, Phenoxyethanol [+ / - Mica, Titanium Dioxide (CI77891), Iron Oxides (CI77491, CI77492, CI77499), Bismuth Oxychloride (CI77163), Blue 1 Lake (CI42090), Carmine (CI75470), Chromium Hydroxide Green (CI77289), Chromium Oxide Greens (CI77288), Ferric Ferrocyanide (CI77510), Manganese Violet (CI77742), Red 6 (CI15850), Red 7 Lake (CI15850), Ultramarines (CI77007), Yellow 5 Lake (CI19140), Yellow 6 Lake (CI15985)]

Product Description:

Baked minerals refined into a powder formula to provide exceptionally sheer and lightweight application. Colour builds lightly, layer after layer, without heavy coverage. Veils and enhances the cheekbones with a luminous, pearlized shimmer.

Actual Product Pic:

My $0.02:

Pigmentation & Color (Plus Swatches! :D):

This color is described as a Yellow Pink with Gold Pearl on the website, which i thought was accurate! This peachy shade should be universally flattering for all skintones! And the gold shimmers just highlights the cheekbones so nicely! :D Pigmentation wise it's excellent (though not as pigmented as the other blushes in this collection), so remember to be light handed whilst applying this!

Swatch from the Mac Website:

Actual Color:


This blush comes in the regular MAC flip-top pot, but instead of a flat pan of blusher, the contents for this one is domed!

These Mineralize blushers are rather fragile, so don't throw away the plastic covering that comes with this blush!! It does help to keep the powder from shifting / separating from the pan!

This Mineralize Blusher is not gritty at all! It goes onto your skin smoothly!

Time Test:
This blush is not as long lasting as the usual blushes, but still it stays on my skin for about 6 hours before fading... which is pretty decent!

Price & Availability:
This product is priced at RM85 / US$18.50, which i think is ok! This is LE though, so grab one while you can! Available at all MAC counters / Pro Stores /

This blush gives a healthy pink look, so i usually wear this when doing a natural look. I also wear this over a darker blush as highlight... the gold sheen is really pretty!

Possible Dupes:
I've read about this being a dupe for the famous (infamous to some, lol!) NARS Orgasm, so i whipped it out for a comparison! I also dug out all my peachy-pink blushers and see if any resembles this blush. I narrowed it down to 5 closest matches:


Surprise, surprise! NARS Orgasm is NOT the closest dupe to Dainty!! It's so much more golden! The closest (in fact, EXACT) dupe for this blush is the Golden Pink blush from The Body Shop AND Nars Deep Throat!! I'm really surprised! lol! The MAC Fafi Hipness blush is the same color as Dainty, but minus the gold shimmers.

In a Nutshell:

A wonderfully textured mineralize blush that makes you look healthy!

Likes: Universally flattering, smooth texture, lovely color!
Gripes: None!
Repurchase: No, as i have other almost similar colors! :D

4 Stars ! Neat Stuff! :D

Pssst: If you've missed out on this collection, don't worry!! This blusher will be repromoted along with 5 others from the Sonic Chic collection soon!! Don't miss it this time! :D

Credits: Product photo from Swatch from

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