Thursday, December 27th, 2012

MAC Gentle Mineralize Blush
MAC Gentle Mineralize Blush

MAC Apres Chic: Gentle

MAC Gentle Mineralize Blush ($23.50 for 0.10 oz.) is described as “raspberry with gold pearl.” It’s a plum-tinged pink with fine gold shimmer. MAC Stay Pretty is lighter, pinker, and has much less shimmer. Tom Ford Wicked is cooler-toned and richer. Illamasqua Ambition is more muted, more plum. MAC Giggly is purpler.

It has good color payoff, though it is a little dusty. The texture is soft, lightweight, and finely-milled, which makes it easy to apply, and it’s even easier to blend out. It can be layered to get mostly true-to-pan color. The gold shimmer gives off a soft, warm sheen, but there are a few bits of shimmer on the skin. Gentle wore the best on me, out of the three here, and it lasted a full six and a half hours with only minor fading after seven hours.  This shade reads only slightly cool-toned, while the golden shimmer adds a veil of warmth, so it should work well on both cool and warm skin tones.

P.S. — According to MAC’s site, it’s permanent and not limited edition.

The Glossover

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Gentle

B+
This shade reads only slightly cool-toned, while the golden shimmer adds a veil of warmth, so it should work well on both cool and warm skin tones.

Product

9/10

Pigmentation

9/10

Texture

9/10

Longevity

7/10

Application

5/5

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MAC Gentle Mineralize Blush
MAC Gentle Mineralize Blush

MAC Gentle Mineralize Blush
MAC Gentle Mineralize Blush

MAC Gentle Mineralize Blush
MAC Gentle Mineralize Blush

MAC Gentle Mineralize Blush
MAC Gentle Mineralize Blush

MAC Gentle Mineralize Blush
MAC Gentle Mineralize Blush

MAC Gentle Mineralize Blush
MAC Gentle Mineralize Blush

MAC Gentle Mineralize Blush
MAC Gentle 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 Stay Pretty is lighter, pinker, and has much less shimmer. Tom Ford Wicked is cooler-toned and richer. Illamasqua Ambition is more muted, more plum. MAC Giggly is purpler.

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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12 thoughts on “MAC Gentle Mineralize Blush Review, Photos, Swatches

  1. I guess gentke would be perfect for a natual flushed look on cheeks.. Its looks pretty on you Christine.. :) :)

  2. Avatar of Ioana Cami

    This is such a pretty pink blush! I just picked up my first Stereo Rose and I love it, but I might have to go back for this one.

    Christine, will you be reviewing the Mineralize Eyeshadows from the Apres Chic collection? I’m curious to see the swatches since they have such beautiful veining in them.

  3. yellowlantern

    This is really pretty. Nice that it’s not LE.

  4. HANNHUNG

    Pretty but I just bought TF’s Wicked and Stereo Rose so I’ll be skipping this one and for some reason, these Mineralized blushes don’t last that long for me but still pretty enough to bring along and reapply. As usual, thanks for the review! xoxo

  5. madii

    So is this LE or not? You write that MAC says it’s permanent but on Temptalia it says here in this review that it’s LE. ?

    • The press release always says everything is LE unless everything is permanent, but it is a blanket limited edition launch. I don’t know if it is or not, because MAC corporate’s press release says yes, the MAC website says it is not. Nordstrom has it as a separate listing.

      • Avatar of Emilia Emilia

        I bought Gentle a month ago at a MAC store that was not freestanding, one of the artists recommended it. I am looking at it right now and it appears to be the same, but i could be wrong

        • It’s definitely come out before, and it may have been added to the semi-permanent mineralize displayer (they rotate products in and out every 6-8 months, I believe). Thank you!

  6. Avatar of Bee Bee

    wow, this is so fab. Btw- I want my 1st MSF which one should I go for : gentle OR soft and gentle?

    • Avatar of Emilia Emilia

      are you looking for more of a highlighter or blush? soft and gentle is generally used as more of a highlighter. It has a lot of shimmer, where as the msf blushes are strictly blushes with multi-dimensional color with some shimmer but much less then soft and gentle. Other msf blushes not limited edition to try are Warm Soul and Daintily

  7. Lauren

    I picked this up on a whim a few days ago along with Dollymix, and this looks AWFUL on me. It applied patchy, wouldn’t blend out, and just looked awful on my skintone. Like I had a fever or something. :(

  8. Avatar of Abigail abigailOD

    Just to share…Gifted this to my sister who’s NC40 / NC42 and she loves it! Hope someone finds that useful. :-)