Thursday, May 12th, 2011


From top left: This & That, Sage & Wisdom, Heaven & Earth, Mix & Switch, Pretty & Prim, Thunder & Rain

MAC Cosmetics Mineralize Eyeshadow Duos ($19.50 for 0.07 oz.) sees a limited edition release of six new duos: This & That (frost beige rose/satin light beige), Mix & Switch (frosty dirty copper/satin beige), Sage & Wisdom (frost light green/satin deep green), Heaven & Earth (frost deep teal/satin black), Thunder & Rain (frost blue purple/satin grey), and Pretty & Prim (frost rosy burgundy/satin yellow pink).

I’ll have full reviews up later this afternoon, but for now, here are a few group photos and swatches! :)

According to MAC, the mineralize eyeshadow duos will be available everywhere for 12 months, and then permanent only at freestanding/PRO stores.  Available May 19th in North America in-store, June 2011 for International.

See more photos & swatches!


From top left: This & That, Sage & Wisdom, Heaven & Earth, Mix & Switch, Pretty & Prim, Thunder & Rain


From left to right: Thunder & Rain, This & That, Sage & Wisdom, Heaven & Earth


From left to right: Thunder & Rain, Pretty & Prim, Mix & Switch, Heaven & Earth


From top left: This & That, Sage & Wisdom, Heaven & Earth, Mix & Switch, Pretty & Prim, Thunder & Rain


MAC This & That Mineralize Eyeshadow Duo (Dry/Wet, Dry/Wet)


MAC Mix & Switch Mineralize Eyeshadow Duo (Dry/Wet, Dry/Wet)


MAC Sage & Wisdom Mineralize Eyeshadow Duo (Dry/Wet, Dry/Wet)


MAC Heaven & Earth Mineralize Eyeshadow Duo (Dry/Wet, Dry/Wet)


MAC Thunder & Rain Mineralize Eyeshadow Duo (Dry/Wet, Dry/Wet)


MAC Pretty & Prim Mineralize Eyeshadow Duo (Dry/Wet, Dry/Wet)

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55 thoughts on “MAC Mineralize Eyeshadow Duos: New for 2011

  1. vee

    i am loving Sage & Wisdom!! its funny that i don’t own any darker green eyeshadows.. but i’ll wait to see if theres any dupes, thanks temptalia!!!

  2. Sooooo getting at least two of them! They’re so pretty! Waiting for your review anyway :D

  3. Julia

    Oooh I love This & That! I’m a sucker for highlighters though.

  4. alicia

    ahh if these get good reviews i already know which ones i’m getting!

  5. I betting I’ll pick up Thunder and Rain! Pretty!

    The only problem with mineralize eyeshadows though (I only have 2), is that the clear top part keeps popping out, on both. Does this happen to anyone else?!

    • Ugh, this happens to me too. I only have the Venomous Villains mineralized shadows and couldn’t return them because they were already sold out. So boo, I’m stuck with non-functioning lids. :(

    • Mine does that too sometimes. Not sure why either.

    • This happened to one of my shadows from the Peacocky collection… I cannot for the life of me get it to stay in! I’m going to have to get some super glue involved.

    • FC

      This happened to my Venomous Villains- My Dark Magic eyeshadow. The clear part still pops out every now and then. =/

      Other than that, the only two that really catch my eye are Thunder & Rain and possibly Heaven & Earth if I had to choose a second.

    • That happened to mine once, but I didn’t have trouble popping it back in. It never happened again. Just lucky I guess?

    • Sclilsexii

      The only problem tht I had tht wt was the villians collection too

  6. Erika

    I would maybe go for Thunder and rain….but other than that, they all seem kind of Blah.Plus I think I am over the whole mineralized shadows, although I still love the mineralized complexion products.

  7. badcat

    I’m liking Thunder and Rain. I’m going to wait to see what the reviews are, though.

  8. I can’t wait to see your review! I can’t purchase anything without your approval any more!

  9. Chelsea

    Thunder & Rain and Pretty & Prim will belong to me!

  10. Judy

    Loving the shadows!! I’m really liking Thunder & Rain. Christine, are these the shadows from the Blogger’s Collection? I can’t figure out from what collection these would be from otherwise. Thank you!!

  11. I’m gonne buy Sage & Wisdom :)

  12. Dana

    Can’t wait for the review! They all look beautiful. Do you think the Pretty & Prim would be a good blush? I think it would be gorgeous!

  13. Oooh I am loving all of these! Can’t wait for the full review. :D

  14. Laurina

    I am really liking Rain & Thunder and Pretty & Prim!!!

  15. These look nice and pigmented, but the colors just don’t seem to interest me. Although Thunder and Rain does look nice.

  16. the sage side of sage/wisdom really reminds me of de menthe… do you think they’re dupes?

  17. Katie

    i don’t like mineralized eyeshadows, i’d like it if they were regular eyeshadow duos!

  18. Carrie Ann

    I don’t understand why these are limited edition. They look like pretty standard duos. They should just make them permanent.

  19. mh i think the orange one could make me forget paparazz-she ;)

  20. frida

    hope they are comming to sweden ..

  21. Mel

    I love MES. Sage and Wisdom and Heaven and Earth are cuteee.

  22. Kris

    MAC has never been my go-to brand, and after the mess that was Big Bounce, they’ve kind of turned me off (despite me logically knowing that every brand does some things well and others not so much.) I look at these and am just completely bored.

  23. Debs

    Cannot wait for your reviews Christine. Is MAC doing any no minimum purchase free shipping promotion with this? Please let us know.

  24. Lyza Rae

    Thunder & Rain is gorgeous, I can’t help but want it!
    I’m glad that these look as good dry as wet, because wet is too much work for this girl!

  25. Pamela

    I was hoping you’d review these. Thanks!!

  26. honoluluhoney

    this and that is so pretty! i want it for sure, thanks christine for the swatches!

  27. Good gravy, I want Thunder & Rain!

  28. antonia

    i really like thunder and rain!

  29. Stephanie

    Is it just me or do these look like repromotes, u normally post next to the name if they are or not but… this brings back memories, Good thing i’m not a sucker for the MES Duos

  30. Sarah M

    I’m very impressed by the texture and colour pay off.

  31. Nina

    I might buy Thunder and Rain :)

  32. These look lovely, it also looks like there’s an improvement in formula. I’m not noticing as much of a difference between wet & dry with these.

    I just find I don’t really reach for the MES as much. Maybe I just need to make them more accessible, so I see them. Thanks for the swatches! :]

  33. anna

    i’m doing heaven and earth, thunder and rain, and pretty and prim.
    pretty and prim looks like my band of roses blush.
    x

  34. Mariella

    Look at them in the pans, I thought I’d really like Thunder and Rain but seeing them swatched, it’s Sage and Wisdom that really appeals to me the most.

  35. cloudburst

    I’m not super excited for these, but Sage & Wisdom and Pretty & Prim seems unique enough to pick up.

  36. Kelly

    Do you think this and that would make a good cheekbone highlighter if swirled together? Regular msfs have too much shimmer for me?

  37. Lioness

    Love purple (thunder) *.*

  38. I think This & That will work for medium skin tones

  39. Sandy

    These remind me so much of the trios released with the In The Groove collection, very similar colors?

  40. Love these!! Awesome to add a twist to a smokey eye.

  41. loooved Heaven & Earth !! Can already picture myself in a smoked eye with those.. lol

  42. Jenna Doll

    I Want them all. Sage & Wisdom Thunder & rain, But Pretty & Prim Is my FAVORITE right now

  43. I’m definitely needing Thunder & Rain, and probably That & That too haha.