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MAC Semi-Precious Rose Quartz Mineralize Skinfinish Swatches, Photos, Review


MAC Semi-Precious Rose Quartz Mineralize Skinfinish

MAC Semi-Precious Rose Quartz Mineralize Skinfinish Swatches, Photos, Reviews

MAC Semi-Precious Rose Quartz Mineralize Skinfinish ($28.00 for 0.22 oz.) is described as a “rosy pink base with inner circle of silver, lime, white-pink, and copper.” As complex as that inner circle sounds, it’s more of a pink beige base with chunkier gold micro-glitter/large sparkle. The outer edge is a medium-dark strawberry pink with subtle yellow undertones. As a warmer skin tone, it’s always nice to see yellow-based pinks, because blue-based pinks tend to dominate cosmetics, particularly blushes.

When the two are mixed together, the color created is a softened pink with a champagne sheen with flecks of sparkle. Applied to cheeks, this ended up being the subtlest shade of the three I tried–it gave just a little pink flush with a shimmer-sheen of pale champagne.  The texture is a little rougher than I’d like, mostly due to the center splotch having more of a glittery finish than a softer, finer shimmer.  Of the three I tried, this seems to have a frostier finish overall, too.  I would like to know why these are 0.22 oz. as compared to 0.35 oz. for previous mineralize skinfinishes.

The overall color was reminiscent of Rhapsody in Two–but much, much darker, which led me to Chic Couple, which has a similar color but doesn’t have the same shimmer-sheen, so it ends up looking darker. It’s a lighter, less red-based Petticoat.

MAC Mineralize Skinfinish Rose Quartz
8.5
Product
8.5
Pigmentation
7.5
Texture
8.5
Longevity
4
Application
82%
Total

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MAC Semi-Precious Pearl Mineralize Skinfinish Swatches, Photos, Reviews


MAC Semi-Precious Pearl Mineralize Skinfinish

MAC Semi-Precious Pearl Mineralize Skinfinish Swatches, Photos, Reviews

MAC Semi-Precious Pearl Mineralize Skinfinish ($28.00 for 0.22 oz.) is described as a “beige champagne base with inner circle of white, plum, and bronze.” The center splotch is an russet bronze with heavy shimmer and slightly frosty finish. The outer ring is a pearly, white gold that’s a little sheer as it is mostly shimmer and sheen as opposed to color. Together, they swirl and create an ambery bronze with a white gold sheen. It adds a little warmth with a high sheen on my cheeks; there is some color, but it is light. With an even lighter hand, I could see this working well as a highlighter or just-barely-there glowy sheen.  I would like to know why these are 0.22 oz. as compared to 0.35 oz. for previous mineralize skinfinishes.

The center portion is a bit like MAC Honey Rose, just a little hint of gold instead of pink. It has more red in it than Guerlain Terra Inca Sublime Radiant Powder.  I think the versatility of this particular shade will make it easier to dupe yet harder for me to give you possible dupes, because it really depends on just how heavy you go with the outer ring of color, since it’s so light, it can greatly alter the shade.

MAC Mineralize Skinfinish Pearl
Pearl
Pearl
9
Product
9
Pigmentation
9
Texture
8.5
Longevity
4
Application
88%
Total

MAC Feeling Flush Mineralize Blush Swatches, Photos, Reviews


MAC Feeling Flush Mineralize Blush

MAC Feeling Flush Mineralize Blush Swatches, Photos, Reviews

MAC Feeling Flush Mineralize Blush ($23.00 for 0.10 oz.) is described as a “melange of pink, deep blue-pink, and soft brown.” It swirls together and creates a plum-tinged pink with blue undertones and a satin sheen. The mineralize blushes from this collection have a very different texture than past mineralize blushes. These have the texture of the In the Groove mineralize eyeshadow trios–very silky smooth, soft, and really no frost or grittiness.  The overall feel is reminiscent of Chanel’s Joue Contrastes (not quite as silky).  These feel even softer and have less of a sheen the the less frosted side of the In the Groove mineralize blush duos.

Feeling Flush has good color payoff, and it’s very blendable on the cheeks. It’s a shade that will flatter darker skin tones and cooler skin tones best.  I tend to get six hours of good wear with the mineralize blushes before they begin to fade.

It’s a lot less vibrant and fuchsia compared to MAC Her Blooming Cheek, plummier and less fuchsia compared to Full Fuchsia, and pinker than MAC Overdyed. It’s actually more like a mix of Full Fuchsia and Dirty Plum.   It’s a lot less red compared to Amazon Princess, not really similar.  It is comparable to Band of Roses with slightly less sheen, maybe a little bluer.

MAC Mineralize Blush Feeling Flush
9
Product
10
Pigmentation
9
Texture
7.5
Longevity
4
Application
88%
Total

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MAC Semi-Precious Lipstick Swatches, Photos, Reviews


MAC Gem of Roses Lipstick

MAC Semi-Precious Lipstick Swatches, Photos, Reviews

MAC Semi-Precious Lipstick ($14.50 for 0.10 oz.) includes four limited edition shades: Gem of Roses (mid-tone strawberry pink), Lush Amber (light nude beige), Musky Amethyst (deep plum), and One of a Kind (mid-tone rosy neutral).

MAC Lipsticks are vanilla-scented but have no discernible taste (to me).  Their lustre lipsticks are designed to be sheerer in color, so the color payoff of the three lustres in this launch is as expected.  Musky Amethyst, which has a frost finish, seems to be a little sheerer given its frost finish.  Lustres wear two to three hours on me, while frosts tend to be better at four.  In my experience, lustres are a little drying.

MAC Semi-Precious Lipstick Swatches, Photos, Reviews

B
8
Product
9
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
8.5
Longevity
4
Application
84%
Total

MAC Semi-Precious Sneak Peek Swatches


Geo Pink, Looks Like Sin, Natural Flare

MAC Semi-Precious Sneak Peek Swatches

It will be quite awhile before I can get through all of the photos and write-up reviews, so in the meanwhile, here are some group photos and swatches. The majority of reviews will not be posted until tomorrow, sorry!  If it’s not pictured/swatched here, I do NOT have it at this time.  Anything that is missing I will certainly buy as soon as I’m able to, but I cannot swatch what I don’t have, so my apologies in advance!!

I think all the swatches have been corrected – I always swatch in alphabetical order but something happened and they were all OUT of order!

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MAC Bloggers’ Obsessions Online!

MAC Bloggers’ Obsessions Online!

Thank you so much for your amazing support and love – it has been a truly tremendous day in every way.

This moment would not have been possible without all of you, because it is the power of Temptalia (which is all of YOU!) that opens up the doors to these kinds of opportunities.  Having the shade sell out is bittersweet–it’s an amazing feeling, but I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again:  I’d much rather any person who wanted one to be able to purchase.  At the end of the day, I’m here for you; Temptalia is for readers–being able to help you is what drives me. My passion is to create content and features to make your beauty lovin’ life easier.  Thank you for sharing in this journey with me!

I’m going to keep my fingers crossed (and make Mellan keep his paws crossed!) that they’ll find some more over the next couple of days.  The best way to get the latest is to follow me on Twitter or Facebook, because between my site-stalking and yours, we’ll see it if it does.  Expect another Jealousy Wakes giveaway on Thursday or Friday!

Updates

  • Edited @ 9:12PM PST:  All nine of the shades from this launch are now listed as “COMING SOON!”  It doesn’t seem likely that it just so happened that all nine shades sold out at exactly the same time, and while I definitely don’t know what’s going on, they might have tried to put a hold on purchases until it officially launches.  That’s just a guess, though.
  • Edited @ 9:26PM PST: All nine of the shades have now disappeared. It’s a waiting game!
  • Edited @ 11:51PM PST: Several readers are reporting LiveChat giving a 6AM EST time for when things will be up for sale.  Right now, all the shades are listed but as “coming soon.”
  • Edited @ 7:39AM PST (6/21):  I have no new news to report other than it should officially launch sometime today.
  • Edited @ 11:19AM PST: Looks like you can add to cart now!!
  • Edited @ 11:31AM PST:  It may be sold out on the Canadian website.  I checked as late as 12:24PM PST and for me, it still shows sold out.  It still shows “add to bag” on the U.S. site.
  • Edited @ 3:35PM PST: Jealousy Wakes is now showing as sold out on the U.S. site.  Let’s cross our fingers they’ll find more somewhere somehow 🙂

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