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MAC Gold Deposit Mineralize Skinfinish

MAC Gold Deposit Mineralize Skinfinish
MAC Gold Deposit Mineralize Skinfinish

MAC Gold Deposit Mineralize Skinfinish ($32.00 for 0.35 oz.) is described as a “soft reflective golden-bronze.” It’s a golden brown with warm undertones and a sparkling, metallic sheen. Stila Bronze (LE, ) is less shimmery, lighter (95% similar). MAC My Mimi (LE, $45.50) is less shimmery (90% similar). L'Oreal Golden (P, $12.99) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Anastasia Mimosa (LE, ) is cooler (90% similar). MAC Center of the Universe (LE, $33.00) is darker (90% similar). NARS Galet (LE, ) is lighter (90% similar). Rouge Bunny Rouge Goddess (P, $48.00) is lighter (90% similar). Milani Glowing (P, $10.00) is cooler (90% similar). Guerlain Terracotta Sun in the City Illuminating Powder (LE, $70.00) is lighter (90% similar). Huda Beauty Tahiti (LE, ) is lighter, cooler (90% similar). MAC Global Glow (P, $33.00) is cooler (90% similar). Anastasia Glo Getter (LE, ) is lighter, cooler (90% similar). Physicians Formula Light Bronzer (P, $13.95) is lighter, brighter, warmer (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Pieno Sole (LE, $68.00) is lighter (90% similar). Coloured Raine Watch Me Werk (P, $25.00) is more shimmery, darker (90% similar). Bobbi Brown Bronze (LE, $45.00) is less shimmery, warmer (90% similar). MAC Touch My Body (LE, $39.50) is less shimmery, less pigmented (90% similar). Coloured Raine Your Treat (P, $25.00) is darker, cooler (90% similar). MAC Shaft of Gold (LE, $33.00) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). Anastasia Peach Nectar (P, $28.00) is lighter (90% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

MAC’s Mineralize Skinfinish formula is supposed to add “highlight to the face and body” with a “velvety soft” texture and “radiant finish.” Gold Deposit has noticeable sparkles in it, which gave the texture a more crumbly, gritty consistency–it just wasn’t as smooth as some of the Mineralize face products. It had semi-opaque color coverage that was easily applied more heavily or with a lighter hand to adjust the coverage. It has a metallic, high-shine finish that emphasize pores slightly on my skin, so it may be one that doesn’t appeal to everyone. My best tip is to apply with a fan brush, which will help you build up the shimmer better. The color lasted for seven and a half hours before starting to turn patchy.

MAC Mineralize Skinfinish Gold Deposit
Gold Deposit
Gold Deposit
8
Product
9
Pigmentation
7
Texture
8
Longevity
4.5
Application
81%
Total

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MAC Petal Power Mineralize Blush

MAC Petal Power Mineralize Blush
MAC Petal Power Mineralize Blush

MAC Petal Power Mineralize Blush ($27.00 for 0.10 oz.) is described as a “coral pink with gold shimmer.” It’s a pop of light-medium pink with warm undertones and a heavy dose of gold shimmer. MAC Springsheen (P, $23.00) is more shimmery (95% similar). Tarte Glisten (P, $28.00) is more shimmery (95% similar). Make Up For Ever I802 Coral Pink (P, $21.00) is less shimmery, darker (95% similar). NYX Summer (P, $6.50) is darker, cooler (90% similar). Edward Bess Secret Affair (P, $43.00) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). Wet 'n' Wild Pearlescent Pink (P, $2.99) is less shimmery, warmer (90% similar). Guerlain Blush G (LE, $65.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). Tarte Bashful (LE, $28.00) is darker, cooler (90% similar). Makeup Geek Romance (DC, $9.99) is lighter, more muted, warmer (90% similar). Benefit Bella Bamba (Palette) (P, $29.00) is lighter, cooler (90% similar). theBalm Hot Mama (P, $21.00) is darker, warmer (90% similar). Becca Flowerchild (P, $32.00) is less shimmery, cooler (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Unabashed Blush (LE, $60.00) is less shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Benefit CORALista (P, $29.00) is less shimmery, lighter (90% similar). NARS Deep Throat (P, $30.00) is darker (90% similar). Colour Pop Kelp Me (LE, $5.00) is cooler (90% similar). Urban Decay Score (P, $26.00) is less shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Sleek MakeUP Rose Gold (P, $6.99) is brighter, cooler (90% similar). NARS Soulshine (Together) (LE, $30.00) is darker (90% similar). Milani Dolce Pink (P, $8.00) is darker, more muted (90% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

MAC’s Mineralize Blush formula is supposed to be a “blush that builds lightly” that has a lightweight feel and “luminous colour.” Petal Power was previously a limited edition shade, I believe, and it was added to the permanent line-up. I repurchased to see whether it had changed at all since its original launch, and I noticed it was significantly lighter and pinker in its permanent iteration (enough that they could be two different colors, really!). It had semi-opaque to totally opaque color payoff with a lightly dusty consistency that felt smooth and didn’t look powdery on the skin. This particular shade has a lot of shimmer, and it appears more metallic with a shiny finish on the skin, which did emphasize pores for me. On my skin, the color lasted for seven hours before breaking down.

MAC Mineralize Blush Petal Power
Petal Power
Petal Power
8.5
Product
9
Pigmentation
8
Texture
7.5
Longevity
4.5
Application
83%
Total

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MAC Gleeful Mineralize Blush

MAC Gleeful Mineralize Blush
MAC Gleeful Mineralize Blush

MAC Gleeful Mineralize Blush ($27.00 for 0.10 oz.) is described as a “deep dirty blue pink with gold pearl.” It’s a medium-dark reddish-plum with strong, warm undertones and a luminous sheen. Makeup Geek Covet (P, $10.00) is more muted, warmer (95% similar). MAC Love Thing (P, $27.00) is lighter, cooler (90% similar). NARS Alice (LE, $39.00) is less shimmery, lighter (90% similar). NARS Summer Dual Intensity Blush II (LE, ) is more shimmery, cooler (90% similar). NARS Realm of the Senses #2 (LE, $30.00) is more shimmery, darker, warmer (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Pink Glow #5 (LE, $60.00) is more shimmery, darker (90% similar). NARS Soulshine #3 (LE, $30.00) is darker (90% similar). NARS Vengeful (Right) (LE, ) is warmer (90% similar). Milani Red Vino (P, $8.00) is more shimmery (95% similar). MAC Secret Admirer (P, $22.00) is less shimmery, lighter, cooler (85% similar). NARS Taos (P, $30.00) is less shimmery, darker, warmer (85% similar). NARS Goulue (LE, $30.00) is lighter, cooler (85% similar). Illamasqua Allure (P, $26.00) is less shimmery, darker (85% similar). Surratt Beauty De Cherubique (P, $32.00) is more shimmery, lighter (85% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Contour (Softcore) (LE, $60.00) is warmer (85% similar). Becca Dahlia (P, $34.00) is more shimmery, darker, cooler (85% similar). MAC Hidden Treasure (LE, $23.00) is darker, warmer (80% similar). Gucci Beauty Cherry Nectar (P, $49.00) is less shimmery, darker, warmer (80% similar). Clinique Cola Pop (P, $21.00) is less shimmery, darker (80% similar). Make Up For Ever 9 Coral (P, $21.00) is more shimmery, lighter, cooler (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

MAC’s Mineralize Blush formula is supposed to be a “blush that builds lightly” that has a lightweight feel and “luminous colour.” Gleeful had semi-opaque color coverage, though it is easily sheered out or built-up for truly opaque coverage. The thinner, dusty consistency made it very blendable, but the thinness prevented it from looking powdery or dry applied, as it tended to “melt” almost once applied. This shade had a glowing finish that didn’t emphasize pores but produces a noticeable sheen. On me, there was noticeable fading after seven and a half hours of wear.

MAC Mineralize Blush Gleeful
Gleeful
Gleeful
9
Product
8.5
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
8
Longevity
5
Application
87%
Total

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MAC Love Thing Mineralize Blush

MAC Love Thing Mineralize Blush
MAC Love Thing Mineralize Blush

MAC Love Thing Mineralize Blush ($27.00 for 0.10 oz.) is described as a “dirty burgundy with gold pearl.” It’s a medium-dark, reddish-berry with warm, golden shimmer. NARS Summer Dual Intensity Blush II (LE, ) is more shimmery (95% similar). MAC Sweet Samba (LE, $27.00) is more shimmery (95% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Ravish (Discontinued) (DC, $60.00) is lighter (95% similar). Milani Red Vino (P, $8.00) is warmer (95% similar). NARS Goulue (LE, $30.00) is warmer (90% similar). NARS Oasis (P, $30.00) is darker, more muted (90% similar). Smashbox Plum (LE, ) is cooler (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Sublimate (Shade) (LE, ) is less shimmery, less pigmented (90% similar). Sleek MakeUP Pomegranate (P, $6.99) is more shimmery, cooler (90% similar). Black Up NBL 04 (P, $26.50) is darker, warmer (90% similar). theBalm Cabana Boy (P, $21.00) is cooler (90% similar). MAC Callisto (LE, $21.00) is less shimmery, less pigmented, glossier (90% similar). IT Cosmetics Radiant in Rose (P, $24.00) is brighter, cooler (90% similar). LORAC Rose (LE, $23.00) is more shimmery, lighter, warmer (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Contour (Softcore) (LE, $60.00) is warmer (90% similar). MAC Gleeful (P, $27.00) is darker, warmer (90% similar). Cle de Peau Pale Fig (P, $60.00) is lighter, cooler (90% similar). NARS Realm of the Senses #2 (LE, $30.00) is warmer (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Pink Glow #5 (LE, $60.00) is more shimmery, darker (95% similar). Cle de Peau Cranberry (P, $60.00) is lighter, cooler (90% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

MAC’s Mineralize Blush formula is supposed to be a “blush that builds lightly” that has a lightweight feel and “luminous colour.” Love Thing had semi-opaque, buildable color coverage that produced a luminous sheen when buffed and blended on the skin. I think this particular shade showcases the Mineralize Blush formula well, as you can achieve softer, sheerer color without much trouble, but you can just as easily build-up for true-to-pan intensity with two to three layers, which makes it something that many skin tones can wear. The texture was lightweight, smooth without being powdery, and it blended well on the skin. On me, the color lasted for seven and a half hours.

MAC Mineralize Blush Love Thing
Love Thing
Love Thing
9
Product
10
Pigmentation
9
Texture
8
Longevity
5
Application
91%
Total

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MAC Gentle Mineralize Blush

MAC Gentle Mineralize Blush
MAC Gentle Mineralize Blush

MAC Gentle Mineralize Blush ($27.00 for 0.10 oz.) is described as a “raspberry with gold pearl.” It’s a muted, medium rosy pink with warmer, gold shimmer. Cle de Peau Cranberry (P, $60.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). MAC Plum Foolery (P, $23.00) is more shimmery, darker (90% similar). MAC Sweet Samba (LE, $27.00) is darker, warmer (90% similar). MAC Buddy (Shimmer) (LE, $23.00) is lighter (90% similar). Black Opal Orchid (P, $8.95) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). Smashbox Carnation (LE, ) is lighter (90% similar). Sleek MakeUP Icing Sugar (P, $6.99) is lighter (85% similar). Cle de Peau Pale Fig (P, $60.00) is darker, warmer (90% similar). Clinique Heather Pop (P, $21.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). Make Up For Ever #310 HD Blush (P, $26.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). theBalm Houndstooth (P, $22.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). Tarte Empowering (LE, $28.00) is lighter, more muted (90% similar). Charlotte Tilbury Love Glow (P, $40.00) is less shimmery, lighter (90% similar). MAC Giggly (LE, $27.00)(90% similar). NARS Outlaw (P, $30.00) is darker (90% similar). Too Faced Raindrops on Roses (LE, ) is less shimmery, brighter (95% similar). Sephora Love Sick (22) (P, $14.00) is less shimmery, darker (85% similar). Tarte Embraced (LE, $28.00) is more shimmery, cooler (85% similar). NARS Oasis (P, $30.00) is darker, warmer (85% similar). Clinique Rosy Pop (P, $21.00) is darker, brighter, cooler (85% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

MAC’s Mineralize Blush formula is supposed to be a “blush that builds lightly” that has a lightweight feel and “luminous colour.” Gentle has a soft, lightly dusty consistency that blends easily and does “build lightly” as it tends to be sheerer but buildable. It’s an interesting hue as the base color is almost cool-toned, while the warmer gold sheen brightens and adds a lot of warmth to it. The finish has just enough shimmer to produce a luminous glow but stops short of emphasizing pores or the skin’s natural texture. I can see why this has been a long-time favorite (I picked it up to re-test after MAC updated the packaging). It lasted for seven hours on me before fading.

MAC Mineralize Blush Gentle
Gentle
Gentle
9
Product
10
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
7.5
Longevity
5
Application
89%
Total

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MAC Pink Swoon Blush

MAC Pink Swoon Blush
MAC Pink Swoon Blush

MAC Pink Swoon Blush ($17.00 for 0.21 oz. pan-only) is described as a “soft candy pink [with a Satin finish].” It’s a brightened, light-medium cotton candy pink with cool, blue undertones and a semi-matte finish. theBalm Down Boy (P, $21.00) is less shimmery, darker, more muted (95% similar). Colour Pop Above & Beyond (LE, ) is darker (95% similar). Urban Decay Going Native (Blush) (P, ) is more muted (95% similar). Urban Decay Native Blush (-, ) is lighter (95% similar). MAC You've Got Me Feeling (LE, $24.00) is lighter (90% similar). Colour Pop Mochi (DC, $8.00) is more muted (95% similar). Make Up For Ever #210 HD Blush (P, $26.00) is warmer, glossier (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Pink Ombre (LE, $55.00) is more muted, warmer (90% similar). Milani Delizioso Pink (10) (P, $8.00) is more shimmery, brighter (90% similar). Anastasia Pageant (P, ) is more shimmery, darker, more muted (90% similar). NYX Flamingo (P, $5.00) is cooler (90% similar). theBalm Argyle (P, $22.00) is warmer (90% similar). Surratt Beauty Tu Me Fais Rougir (P, $32.00) is more muted, warmer (90% similar). Tarte Flush (P, $28.00) is darker, warmer (90% similar). MAC Peony Pavillion (LE, $21.00) is darker, glossier (90% similar). Makeup Geek Hanky Panky (P, $9.99) is darker (90% similar). MAC Pure Femininity (LE, $23.00) is darker (90% similar). Tarte Surreal (LE, $28.00) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). Colour Pop Olive (LE, $8.00) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Sleek MakeUP Pixie Pink (P, $6.99) is cooler (90% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

MAC’s Powder Blush formula is supposed to be easy to apply, long-wearing, and have “fantastic colour.” It’s hard to generalize for MAC’s blush formula, because it varies a lot from shade to shade, even within different types of finishes! Some of them are very good, others are so-so, and a few are complete misses. The more frosted/shimmery shades tend to have the softest and smoothest textures and are easier to apply and blend out on the skin, while more satin and matte shades can sometimes be powdery, firm, or stiff, which makes blending more challenging. The wear is typically between six and nine hours but closer to seven to eight hours on average. Pink Swoon had good color payoff with a soft, blendable texture that wasn’t too dry or too powdery. It had more of a matte finish, and it was the kind of matte that seemed to darken slightly when applied to skin (if you have very dry skin, it may not darken at all, and if you have very oily skin, it may darken more noticeably). The blush started to fade after eight hours on me.

MAC Powder Blush Pink Swoon
Pink Swoon
Pink Swoon
9
Product
9.5
Pigmentation
9
Texture
8.5
Longevity
5
Application
91%
Total

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