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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 Global Glow (P, $32.00) is cooler (90% similar). Guerlain Terracotta Sun in the City Illuminating Powder (LE, $70.00) is lighter (90% similar). MAC Touch My Body (LE, $39.50) is less shimmery, less pigmented (90% similar). Rouge Bunny Rouge Goddess (P, $48.00) is lighter (90% similar). Bobbi Brown Bronze (LE, $45.00) is less shimmery, warmer (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Pieno Sole (LE, $68.00) is lighter (90% similar). MAC Center of the Universe (LE, $32.00) is darker (90% similar). Tarte Park Ave Princess (P) is less shimmery (90% similar). Physicians Formula Light Bronzer (P, $13.95) is lighter, brighter, warmer (90% similar). Too Faced Snow Bunny (P) is lighter (90% similar). Anastasia Peach Nectar (P, $28.00) is lighter (90% similar). MAC Magnetic Appeal (LE, $30.00) is darker (95% similar). MAC Shaft of Gold (LE, $30.00) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). Giorgio Armani No. 10 (P, $62.00) is less shimmery (85% similar). Laura Mercier Seduction (P, $44.00) is darker, cooler (85% similar). NYX Beach Babe (P, $6.50) is warmer (85% 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. Tarte Glisten (P, $28.00) is more shimmery (95% similar). MAC Springsheen (P, $22.00) 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). Urban Decay Score (P, $26.00) is less shimmery, lighter (90% similar). MAC Dainty (P, $27.00) is less shimmery, lighter (90% similar). NARS Deep Throat (P, $30.00) is darker (90% similar). Guerlain Blush G (LE, $65.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Unabashed Blush (LE, $55.00) is less shimmery, lighter (90% similar). MAC Sweet Vision (LE, $28.00) is darker, more muted, cooler (85% similar). Becca Flowerchild (P, $32.00) is less shimmery, cooler (90% similar). bareMinerals The Natural High (P, $22.00) is darker, warmer (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Pink Sand (LE, $68.00) is less shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Benefit CORALista (P, $28.00) is less shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Benefit Bella Bamba (Palette) (P, $28.00) is lighter, cooler (90% similar). Milani Dolce Pink (P, $8.49) is darker, more muted (90% similar). Makeup Geek Romance (P, $9.99) is lighter, more muted, warmer (90% similar). NARS Soulshine (Together) (LE, $30.00) is darker (90% similar). Tarte Bashful (LE, $28.00) is darker, 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.” 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. Milani Red Vino (P, $8.49) is more shimmery (95% similar). Makeup Geek Covet (P, $10.00) is more muted, warmer (95% similar). MAC Love Thing (P, $27.00) is lighter, cooler (90% similar). NARS Summer Dual Intensity Blush II (LE) is more shimmery, cooler (90% similar). NARS Soulshine #3 (LE, $30.00) is darker (90% similar). NARS Vengeful (Right) (LE) is warmer (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Pink Glow #5 (LE, $55.00) is more shimmery, darker (90% similar). NARS Realm of the Senses #2 (LE, $30.00) is more shimmery, darker, warmer (90% similar). Illamasqua Allure (P, $26.00) is less shimmery, darker (85% similar). NARS Taos (P, $30.00) is less shimmery, darker, warmer (85% similar). Surratt Beauty De Cherubique (P, $32.00) is more shimmery, lighter (85% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Contour (Softcore) (LE, $55.00) is warmer (85% similar). NARS Goulue (P, $30.00) is lighter, cooler (85% similar). Becca Dahlia (P, $34.00) is more shimmery, darker, cooler (85% similar). Gucci Beauty Cherry Nectar (P, $49.00) is less shimmery, darker, warmer (80% similar). MAC Hidden Treasure (LE, $22.00) is darker, warmer (80% similar). Clinique Cola Pop (P, $21.00) is less shimmery, darker (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. MAC Sweet Samba (LE, $27.00) is more shimmery (95% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Ravish (P, $55.00) is lighter (95% similar). Milani Red Vino (P, $8.49) is warmer (95% similar). NARS Summer Dual Intensity Blush II (LE) is more shimmery (95% similar). NARS Goulue (P, $30.00) is warmer (90% similar). Smashbox Plum (LE) is cooler (90% similar). NARS Oasis (P, $30.00) is darker, more muted (90% similar). IT Cosmetics Radiant in Rose (P, $24.00) is brighter, cooler (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Pink Glow #5 (LE, $55.00) is more shimmery, darker (95% similar). theBalm Cabana Boy (P, $21.00) is cooler (90% similar). NARS Realm of the Senses #2 (LE, $30.00) is warmer (90% similar). Sleek MakeUP Pomegranate (P, $6.99) is more shimmery, cooler (90% similar). MAC Gleeful (P, $27.00) is darker, warmer (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Contour (Softcore) (LE, $55.00) is warmer (90% similar). Laura Geller Tropic Hues (P, $28.00) is lighter (85% similar). NARS Dolce Vita (P, $30.00) is darker (85% similar). Becca Dahlia (P, $34.00) is more shimmery, darker (90% similar). NARS Isadora (LE, $30.00) is lighter, warmer (85% similar). Bite Beauty Biscotti (P, $24.00) is less shimmery, 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.” 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. MAC Sweet Samba (LE, $27.00) is darker, warmer (90% similar). Clinique Heather Pop (P, $21.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). MAC Plum Foolery (P, $22.00) is more shimmery, darker (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). Smashbox Carnation (LE) is lighter (90% similar). theBalm Houndstooth (P, $22.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). Black Opal Orchid (P, $8.95) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). NARS Outlaw (P, $30.00) is darker (90% similar). Make Up For Ever #310 HD Blush (P, $26.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). MAC Giggly (LE, $27.00)(90% similar). Too Faced Raindrops on Roses (LE) is less shimmery, brighter (95% similar). NARS Oasis (P, $30.00) is darker, warmer (85% similar). Sleek MakeUP Icing Sugar (P, $6.99) is lighter (85% similar). Illamasqua Ambition (P, $26.00) is more muted (85% similar). Tarte Embraced (LE, $28.00) is more shimmery, cooler (85% similar). Clinique Rosy Pop (P, $21.00) is darker, brighter, cooler (85% similar). Charlotte Tilbury Love is the Drug (P, $40.00) is brighter (95% similar). Sephora Love Sick (22) (P, $14.00) is less shimmery, darker (85% similar). Colour Pop Birthday Suit (P, $8.00) is lighter (80% 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 Mochi (DC, $8.00) is more muted (95% similar). Urban Decay Blush (P) is lighter (95% similar). MAC You've Got Me Feeling (LE, $24.00) is lighter (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Pink Ombre (LE, $55.00) is more muted, warmer (90% similar). Colour Pop Thumper (P, $8.00) is cooler (90% similar). Tarte Surreal (LE, $28.00) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). Milani Delizioso Pink (10) (P, $8.49) is more shimmery, brighter (90% similar). MAC I'm the One (LE, $22.00) is darker, cooler (90% similar). Viseart Rose #2 (P) is darker, cooler (90% similar). Sleek MakeUP Pixie Pink (P, $6.99) is cooler (90% similar). Colour Pop Olive (LE, $8.00) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). MAC Peony Pavillion (LE, $21.00) is darker, glossier (90% similar). Make Up For Ever #210 HD Blush (P, $26.00) is warmer, glossier (90% similar). MAC Pure Femininity (LE, $22.00) is darker (90% similar). KIKO 110 Bright Pink (P, $12.00) is lighter (90% similar). Makeup Geek Hanky Panky (P, $9.99) is darker (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). theBalm Argyle (P, $22.00) is warmer (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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