Thursday, December 27th, 2012

MAC Alpine Bronze Mineralize Blush
MAC Alpine Bronze Mineralize Blush

MAC Apres Chic: Alpine Bronze

MAC Alpine Bronze Mineralize Blush ($23.50 for 0.10 oz.) is described as “mid-tone caramel.” It’s a orange-tan with a pale champagne shimmer-sheen. It has subtle warm undertones, though for something that looks orange at a glance, it’s not incredibly warm-toned. MAC Lush-Light is darker, redder-toned. NARS Luster is a lot more orange and has a stronger gold shimmer and sheen. MAC Center of the Universe is more frosted, slightly more orange. MAC Soft Sand is a bit browner.

It has more of a brown-base, than a red one, so it should be wearable on cool and warm skin tones.  The finish isn’t too shimmery, and it translated as more of a luminous sheen than anything frosted (not like the Mineralize Skinfinishes from this collection).  It has a soft, finely milled texture that kicks up just a smidgen of excess powder.  Alpine Bronze had a good level of pigmentation; enough to get true-to-pan color but blendable so that sheerer color was readily achieved.  When testing it, the wear was only six and a half hours, and by seven hours, there was noticeable fading.

The Glossover

LE
product

Alpine Bronze

A-
The texture is soft, finely-milled, and the color is true-to-pan but easily blended out if a softer look is desired. The major problem with this product is that it only lasts for just over six hours.

Product

9/10

Pigmentation

10/10

Texture

9.5/10

Longevity

7/10

Application

5/5

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MAC Alpine Bronze Mineralize Blush
MAC Alpine Bronze Mineralize Blush

MAC Alpine Bronze Mineralize Blush
MAC Alpine Bronze Mineralize Blush

MAC Alpine Bronze Mineralize Blush
MAC Alpine Bronze Mineralize Blush

MAC Alpine Bronze Mineralize Blush
MAC Alpine Bronze Mineralize Blush

MAC Alpine Bronze Mineralize Blush
MAC Alpine Bronze Mineralize Blush

MAC Alpine Bronze Mineralize Blush
MAC Alpine Bronze Mineralize Blush

MAC Alpine Bronze Mineralize Blush
MAC Alpine Bronze Mineralize Blush

Product & Review FAQ

Where can I purchase it? How much is it?

Nordstrom, $23.50.

Is it limited edition?

Yes.

Any dupes?

MAC Lush-Light is darker, redder-toned. NARS Luster is a lot more orange and has a stronger gold shimmer and sheen. MAC Center of the Universe is more frosted, slightly more orange. MAC Soft Sand is a bit browner.

What makeup are you wearing?

On eyes: Dior Iconic Mascara. On cheeks: MAC Gentle Mineralize Blush (left), MAC Alpine Bronze Mineralize Blush (right). On lips: MAC Nice & Simple Mineralize Tinted Lip Balm.

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25 thoughts on “MAC Alpine Bronze Mineralize Blush Review, Photos, Swatches

  1. Avatar of Mel Mel

    Thank you for the review! I really appreciate it!

  2. Avatar of andrea andy

    You look very pretty just like that

  3. Avatar of Noor Elmie Noor Elmie

    would this b ok as bronzer u think? btw, i’m nc20. thanks christine :)

  4. Amy

    Would this be available in freestanding MAC stores?

  5. Avatar of Jenn Jenn

    Do you think this would show up on NW47? I’m guessing no. :-(

  6. Avatar of sherly Sherly Obillo

    Hi Christine… I was planning on getting MSF Stereo Rose but it looks too shimmery that would enhance my pores. But I’ve been looking for warm peachy coral- orangey kind of blush. Is this blush as shimmery as stereo rose? Which one do you recommend for a “pore-friendly” blush? I’m around NC 30-35, Asian, yellow undertone. Thanks for all that you do :))

  7. How do you believe this would look on an NW 46 complexion?

  8. The color itself is so gorgeous to me, but I’ve learned to pass on MAC baked and mineralize products (even before I stopped buying MAC altogether) – they always made me break out

  9. Avatar of Emilia Emilia

    hi christine thanks for your reviews! If i have world wealth blush do i need this blush?

  10. Hey Christine, I know you answered the NW47 person, but what about NW45 or a shade lighter? I tried it on in the store and it looked frosty? But pretty I’m just not sure if 29 is worth it…

    Love your swatches!

    • Yeah, I see it more as a highlighter on NW45/NW47 skin, so it really depends… Was it this you tried? The blushes aren’t $29 but the MSFs are!

  11. Avatar of raloves Ra

    Nars Luster looks more reddish on my cheeks. This one is just what I hoped Luster would be. I think Centre of the Universe is much more red/orange, this is more a champagne/peach/bronze. I loved it!
    I wonder if it’s close to CD Amber Diamond shimmer powder’s bronze side…

  12. Avatar of Angela Angela

    Hi do you think this is at all similar to trace gold? And if not I’m more like an nw25 which do you think would work better on me?

  13. Avatar of Elissa Elissa

    Hi Christine, is alpine bronze a dupe or similar to warm soul? I have warm soul already so don’t know if I should take a pass. Also, I’m NW 20, do u think alpine bronze is too orangey for me? Thanks!

    • I believe Warm Soul is darker and browner. It might be too orange for you.

      • Inq

        Mac Warm Soul & Nars Luster swatch identical, although they look different in the pan. I have bought because I was looking for a peach more on the orange side. I had warm soul first, then bought Nars Luster, since Luster looked more orangy. Too bad they swatch the same.