Saturday, October 19th, 2013

MAC Scene to Be Seen Mineralize Skinfinish
MAC Scene to Be Seen Mineralize Skinfinish

MAC Scene to Be Seen Mineralize Skinfinish ($33.00 for 0.26 oz.) is a two-in-one product that features a section that’s described as a “brick rose with gold reflects” and a larger area described as a “mauve with pink sheen.” I’m reviewing each shade individually as well as when mixed, so there are three sets of swatches and corresponding photos. To make sure it doesn’t get too confusing, each Mineralize Skinfinish will be posted separately.  All three shades lasted the same on me — just under seven hours before there was noticeable fading.  The inner section of the product wasn’t quite as pigmented as the outer shade, but when everything is swirled together, the outer shade makes up for whatever pigmentation is lacking from the inner portion.  Aside from below average wear time, whether the shades were worn separately or together, the finish emphasized pores.

Scene to Be Seen (Inner) is a warm, reddish plum with a frosted finish. It had good color payoff, but the texture was a little chunky. It did somewhat emphasize pores when applied to the cheeks due to the more metallic sheen. Tom Ford Beauty Savage (P, $55.00) is redder. NARS Lovejoy (P, $29.00) is similar but smoother. MAC Small Vanity (LE, $21.00) is more muted. Illamasqua Allure (P, $26.00) is brighter, redder. bareMinerals The Indecent Proposal (P, $22.00) is more plum-hued. See comparison swatches.

Scene to Be Seen (Outer) is a subtly, warm-toned plum with a frosted, metallic sheen. It had so-so color payoff, was slightly powder, and did emphasize pores. MAC Lavish Living (LE, $25.00) is cooler-toned. theBalm Cabana Boy (P, $21.00) is less warm-toned. Chanel Plum Attraction (LE, $43.00) is darker. See comparison swatches.

Scene to Be Seen is a warm, coppery-plum with a frosted, metallic sheen. The inner shade seemed to overwhelm the outer shade when swirled together. It had good pigmentation, but it did emphasize pores. MAC Small Vanity (LE, $21.00) is less shimmery. bareMinerals The Indecent Proposal (P, $22.00) is less shimmery, darker. See comparison swatches.

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Scene to Be Seen

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All three shades lasted the same on me -- just under seven hours before there was noticeable fading. The inner section of the product wasn't quite as pigmented as the outer shade, but when everything is swirled together, the outer shade makes up for whatever pigmentation is lacking from the inner portion. Aside from below average wear time, whether the shades were worn separately or together, the finish emphasized pores.

Product

8.5/10

Pigmentation

10/10

Texture

8.5/10

Longevity

7/10

Application

4.5/5

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Scene to Be Seen (Inner)

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Product

8.5/10

Pigmentation

10/10

Texture

8.5/10

Longevity

7/10

Application

4.5/5

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Scene to Be Seen (Outer)

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Product

8.5/10

Pigmentation

9/10

Texture

8.5/10

Longevity

7/10

Application

4.5/5

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MAC Scene to Be Seen Mineralize Skinfinish
MAC Scene to Be Seen Mineralize Skinfinish

MAC Scene to Be Seen Mineralize Skinfinish
MAC Scene to Be Seen Mineralize Skinfinish

MAC Scene to Be Seen Mineralize Skinfinish
MAC Scene to Be Seen Mineralize Skinfinish

MAC Scene to Be Seen Mineralize Skinfinish
MAC Scene to Be Seen Mineralize Skinfinish

MAC Scene to Be Seen Mineralize Skinfinish
MAC Scene to Be Seen Mineralize Skinfinish

MAC Scene to Be Seen Mineralize Skinfinish
MAC Scene to Be Seen Mineralize Skinfinish

MAC Scene to Be Seen Mineralize Skinfinish
MAC Scene to Be Seen Mineralize Skinfinish

MAC Scene to Be Seen Mineralize Skinfinish
MAC Scene to Be Seen Mineralize Skinfinish

MAC Scene to Be Seen Mineralize Skinfinish
MAC Scene to Be Seen Mineralize Skinfinish

MAC Scene to Be Seen Mineralize Skinfinish
MAC Scene to Be Seen Mineralize Skinfinish

MAC Scene to Be Seen Mineralize Skinfinish
MAC Scene to Be Seen Mineralize Skinfinish

MAC Scene to Be Seen Mineralize Skinfinish
MAC Scene to Be Seen Mineralize Skinfinish

MAC Scene to Be Seen Mineralize Skinfinish
MAC Scene to Be Seen Mineralize Skinfinish

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23 thoughts on “MAC Scene to Be Seen Mineralize Skinfinish Review, Photos, Swatches

  1. Lori

    This looks gorgeous on you!

  2. Avatar of Clio Clio

    I don’t understand the hype around MSFs. When is that much frost desirable.

  3. Carrie

    Really pretty!

  4. stacey

    Raise the price and decrease the amount. So typical of EL products.

  5. I’m actually loving the color, just not the price and lowered amount of product. :P

  6. Christine, this looks great on you! Love the shade.

  7. Avatar of Corliss Corliss

    I don’t know if I’ll be buying anything in this collection. I also don’t appreciate the price hike.

  8. I was hoping this would be more plummy .. oh, well .. :-P

    Monica.

  9. Zainab

    I kind of like this, but I think it will look super greasy and shiny on me… :-(

  10. I just love the way this looks on you Christine! I was playing around with Scene to be Seen and I wish it pulled this brown on me. It looked more a blush than a highlight. Can’t wait for the review!

  11. julia

    christine, how does it compare to MAC Lust MSF?

  12. I love these omg!! i wish i could buy everyone ever that comes out even

  13. Janey

    Hey Christine!

    How does MAC’s Gleefull blush compare? They look quite similar!

  14. Monica!

    I think I shall get a BB shimmer brick instead…my eyes are on Pink quartz!

  15. Avatar of Ami Ami M.

    How does the two together compare to Stereo Rose?

  16. How does it compare to Petticoat?

  17. Dea

    Loving this… Def on my to-buy list :-)