This is the annual Mineralize collection MAC puts out once a year which usually comprise of baked mineral eyeshadows, blushes and the multipurpose Mineralize Skinfinishes (see previous collections here and here). I'm not really a fan of their mineralize range but I'll have to say that I'm beginning to be a convert!
Their eyeshadows and skinfinishes have definitely came a looooong way from their early gritty, glitterbomb ancestors. The eyeshadows, especially, in this collection - although there were several shades that contain large glitter particles, all shades have a beautiful smooth texture and are oh so pigmented.
The MSFs, on the other hand, were just ok for me. Don't get me wrong - they are gorgeous colors and buttery smooth, but they are abit too shimmery for my liking. The Mineralize blushes are lovely though (as always! :D)!
Ok enough blabla for now! Lets go onto the swatches! :D
Lipsticks (US$14.50 / RM68):
The lippies are a little sheer, but they are pretty nevertheless. Gem of Roses almost came home with me - its just so beautiful and wearable! :D
Lush Amber (Lustre) - Light Nude Beige
Gem of Roses (Lustre) - Midtone Strawberry Pink
One of a Kind (Lustre) - Midtone Rosy Neutral
Musky Amethyst (Frost) - Deep Plum
Cremesheen Glasses (US$18.50 / RM80):
Some of you may know my love for the Cremesheen glasses! :D They're just so juicy and they make one's lips look so yummeh! :D It's nice to see some shimmery shades for a change :)
Pure Magnificence - Light grey pink
Natural Flare - Light caramel nude
Geo Pink - Strawberry pink
Looks Like Sin - Midtone reddish plum
Richly Revered - Deep brown plum
Mineralize Skinfinishes (US$28 / RM115):
As mentioned above, the MSFs are quite pigmented, but they are also quite shimmery. You can get at least 3 color combi from a single pot by mixing the colors, so its quite versatile! :)
ps: sequence for swatches are as follows - outer color, inner color, the both swirled together :)
Semi Precious Pearl
Base: Beige Champagne.
Innercircle: White, Plum, Bronze
Semi Precious Crystal Pink
Base: Pink Champagne.
Innercircle: Pink, Dirty Green, Bronze
Semi Precious Rose Quartz
Base: Rosy Pink.
Innercircle: Silver, Lime, White pink, Copper
Semi Precious Goldstone
Innercircle: Rosy Pink, White, Gold
Mineralize Blushes (US$23 / RM100):
The mineralize blushes are quite lovely! They're pigmented, smooth yet not over-the-top shimmery!
Warmth of Coral - Coral, Peach
Pressed Amber - Nude, Beige, Brown
Feeling Flush - Pink, Deep Blue, Pink, Soft Brown
Mineralize Eyeshadows (US$20 / RM83):
Mineral Mode - White Base w/ Copper & Grey
Quartz Fusion^ - Soft Pink, Silver, Deep Pink
Smoked Ruby* - Burgundy & Black
Rare Find - Violet, Brown & Gold
Faux Gold - Coral, Gold, Lime & Bronze
Golden Gaze* - Gold & Black
Unsurpassable^ - Green, Teal, Purple & Copper
Jade’s Fortune - Bright Yellow, Blue, Lime & Black
Dark Indulgence* - Forest Green & Black
Hint of Sapphire - Pink, Violet, Teal, Copper & Blue
Clarity - Light Pink, Off White Green, Gold & Black
Blue Sheen* - Navy, Black & Peach
Thats all for the color story! :D I don't usually review brushes in my swatch posts, but i'll make an exception for the ones in this collection. There are 4 brushes - two face brushes and two eye brushes. These have two sides to them - one side is made of synthetic fibres (for cream products) and the other side, natural hair for powder.
Prior to seeing them in person, the general opinion of these brushes were split in two - there were those who thought that these were pure genius, and those who found these gimmicky. And me? I think that these are DIVINE! Hahaha! :D
They are incredibly soft - I will spend all day fondling them if i could! Haha! My initial concern was that these won't pick up and blend powders properly since I rarely use cream products (especially the 179 and 234 where the top of the brush is used instead of the sides). After checking them out, I can say for myself that while the synthetic part doesn't pick up powders as well as the natural fiber side, both sides blend powders beautifully. The face brushes are especially useful for super pigmented blushes - just use the synthetic side to pick up product and blend, and you'll be rewarded with a sheer wash of color! <3
179 - US$47 / RM165
234 - US$22.50 / RM92
235 - US$30 / RM138
128 - US$32 / RM135
Ok thats all for this collection! Didcha pick anything up? :D