Friday, August 12, 2011

Product Review: MAC Semi Precious Rose Quartz Mineralize Skinfinish

At a Glance:
Price: US$28 / RM115
Weight: 6.5 g / 0.22 US oz
Made in: Italy
Likes: Versatile, beautiful colors, smooth texture
Gripes: Glittery, limited edition
Repurchase: Yes!


Product Description

Taken from their website:

A luxurious velvet-soft powder with high-frost metallic finish. Smoothes on: adds buffed-up highlights to cheeks, or an overall ultra-deluxe polish to the face

Pigmentation & Color:

This MSF is surprisingly darker in real life than in pictures I've seen prior to its launch, but it's a good surprise because it means that it's pigmented enough to be used as a blush :)

Color description on the website:

Base: Rosy Pink.
Innercircle: Silver, Lime, White pink, Copper

This MSF is a little too glittery for my preference, but lightly blowing or tapping the glitters away before applying it onto your cheek does help tone down the bling factor and makes it a little more wearable during the day.

Pigmentation wise it is pretty pigmented, one swipe is all it takes for the color to show up on my skin! :D

Finger swatch:

From left: Outer color, marbled middle color, both together

I find it intriguing that although the one i had have minimal broze veinings in the marblelized middle, the middle swatch turned out to be so dark! >.< Thankfully when both color are mixed together, the peachiness kinda cancels out any muddiness, so i guess its ok? lol! :P

Anyhooo this is me wearing this blush, applied once with a skunk brush:

Featuring the MAC Easy Lounger lipglass from the To the Beach collection on my lips. Ugly pimples censored for your mental wellbeing. lol!

One swipe gives a lovely flush to my NW20 skin, me loves! :D

Although this MSF is quite glittery, it is surprisingly smooth in terms of texture, so no worries! :D


This MSF comes in the usual flip top compact with a clear front. As with all MSFs i don't recommend carry it around in your handbag because it is quite fragile.

The box it came in:

Time Test:
This blush lasts quite a loong time on my cheeks - the entire day with no touchups! :D

Price & Availability:
This MSF is priced at RM115 each, and is available at all MAC stores as well as their website. This is limited edition though, and I *think* it should be sold out by now! >.<

This MSF looks stunning both on its own or when layered over another blush! :)

My $0.02:

When I first saw this MSF in person, I was taken aback by how glittery it is! I then brought it home with me, thinking that it's gonna be another of those "collectibles" in my drybox that will remain untouched for the rest of their lives with me! Lol! :D Then one day, on a whim I just decided to give it a go, and am pleasantly surprised at how much I love it! :D

I have been wearing it alot since! The color is beautiful, the texture is beautiful, and it's beautiful to look at in the pan! Hehehe!! :D

Don't get me wrong, i still think that it's quite shimmery after tapping some of the glitter off, but it's the shimmers gives it dimension and keeps it from looking too flat, so i can actually skip the highlighter! :D

All in all methinks that this is a beautiful blush / highlighter in one, and I don't regret bringing this home with me! :D


  1. Awww, it looks so pretty on you! ^.^ I don't ever think that I'd show up on me though. I'm around NW30 NC 40-ish, haih. ^.^

  2. Woww the shades are super gorgeous <3 Looks great on you!!!!!!

  3. Hanny: thank you!! I think it might... as a highlighter?? :D

  4. Rakhshanda: thank you! :D Yes its such a beautiful color! :D

  5. Love how that shade enhances your cheekbones!

  6. Looks super natural on you! i love it! I love how it looks so "uselessly pretty" on pan but the swatch speaks otherwise

  7. Giddy Tigress: Haha thank you! :D

  8. Nikki: I know right? Thank God i'm able to use and this isn't going to be another "buy for collection" piece! :P

  9. Wah! You succeed in tempting me to get this! ^^

  10. gio: thank you!! Yeah its such a universally flattering color! :D

  11. milktea: haha sorry!! :P Didcha get it already?? Hehehe!! :D

  12. the swatches tempt me to buy one - it's been a while since i had a MAC loot. you look pretty btw! :)

  13. did you get it?? Hehehe!! :D

    Thank you! <3


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