MAC In the Groove Collection – Mineralize Blush Duos Review, Photos, Swatches

MAC In the Groove Collection
MAC Mineralize Blush Duos

MAC In the Groove Collection: Mineralize Blush Duos

In the Groove features five different blush duos, and there is a good range of colors in the collection. Happy Together and Hang Loose are the most wearable of the five, while A Little Bit of Sunshine and Band of Roses are the most pigmented and should be used with a light hand or stippling brush. New Vibe is a bit more of a glittery mix than the others, which have more luminous/soft satin sheens.

  • A Little Bit of Sunshine is an orange-y bronze duo — it features a shimmery orange-copper with a frost finish paired with a orange-toned medium brown with a satin finish. Together, they blend to create a muted orange-brown with soft sheen. It would better suit warmer skin tones, just because it does run rather orange. On my skin, it turns a little orange and definitely needs to be buffed out and used lightly.
  • Happy Together contains gilded champagne and peach-brown, and together they create a soft champagne-peach. Very luminous. I think this works well on warm skin tones for a little glow–more as a highlighter than intensely pigmented blush, though. It looks like a subtle bronzer on my skin. I think that you can go lighter/darker with ease, since you just have to focus on one half of the duo.
  • New Vibe is a duo that features a satin-y raspberry pink and shimmery bright copper with microglitter. When swirled together, they create a muted raspberry shade. I don’t really like the way they come together–it’s kind of muddy, even when worn. It’s not as pigmented as the other shades, too, when mixed.
  • Hang Loose is a mix of slightly cool-toned baby pink with a satin sheen and a frosted pale lilac with a white sheen. Together, they blend into a subtle shimmery pink–imparts some color on cheeks with enough build-up and concentration on the pinker side, but it’s very shimmery. It’s a very cool-toned, baby doll pink on my cheeks, but it does deliver a surprising amount of color. Again, you have to use the pink side more than the shimmery lilac side to get decent color pay off on cheeks.
  • Band of Roses features a played down fuchsia pink and darkened raspberry pink, both with more satin-y finishes. They create a pinker raspberry shade when blended together. It’s very pretty when worn, but it’s also incredibly easy to over-do it. Use a light hand with this one!

I did, however, finally figure out why mineralize blushes and skinfinishes don’t work so well with my skin–dimethicone is the third or fourth ingredient–and my arch nemsis! At least I know feel like I have a handle on it, even if it makes me sad that I won’t be wearing these much.

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MAC In the Groove Collection
MAC A Little Bit of Sunshine Mineralize Blush Duo

MAC In the Groove Collection
MAC A Little Bit of Sunshine Mineralize Blush Duo

MAC In the Groove Collection
MAC A Little Bit of Sunshine Mineralize Blush Duo

MAC In the Groove Collection
MAC A Little Bit of Sunshine Mineralize Blush Duo

MAC In the Groove Collection
MAC A Little Bit of Sunshine Mineralize Blush Duo

MAC In the Groove Collection
MAC A Little Bit of Sunshine Mineralize Blush Duo

MAC In the Groove Collection
MAC Happy Together Mineralize Blush Duo

MAC In the Groove Collection
MAC Happy Together Mineralize Blush Duo

MAC In the Groove Collection
MAC Happy Together Mineralize Blush Duo

MAC In the Groove Collection
MAC Happy Together Mineralize Blush Duo

MAC In the Groove Collection
MAC Happy Together Mineralize Blush Duo

MAC In the Groove Collection
MAC New Vibe Mineralize Blush Duo

MAC In the Groove Collection
MAC New Vibe Mineralize Blush Duo

MAC In the Groove Collection
MAC New Vibe Mineralize Blush Duo

MAC In the Groove Collection
MAC New Vibe Mineralize Blush Duo

MAC In the Groove Collection
MAC New Vibe Mineralize Blush Duo

MAC In the Groove Collection
MAC Hang Loose Mineralize Blush Duo

MAC In the Groove Collection
MAC Hang Loose Mineralize Blush Duo

MAC In the Groove Collection
MAC Hang Loose Mineralize Blush Duo

MAC In the Groove Collection
MAC Hang Loose Mineralize Blush Duo

MAC In the Groove Collection
MAC Hang Loose Mineralize Blush Duo

MAC In the Groove Collection
MAC Band of Roses Mineralize Blush Duo

MAC In the Groove Collection
MAC Band of Roses Mineralize Blush Duo

MAC In the Groove Collection
MAC Band of Roses Mineralize Blush Duo

MAC In the Groove Collection
MAC Band of Roses Mineralize Blush Duo

MAC In the Groove Collection
MAC Band of Roses Mineralize Blush Duo (This is incredibly buffed out, FYI!)