Sunday, July 3rd, 2011


MAC Fold & Tuck, MAC Geo Pink, MAC So Bad

MAC Semi-Precious Lipstick, Cremesheen Glass, Blush, and MSF Dupes & Comparisons

Phew – this took me all day to do!  It’s already 10PM here, so I don’t think I will be able to get the eyeshadow comparisons up until 2 or 3AM but will work as quickly as possible to get those up for you.

  • GEO PINK is closer to So Bad (limited edition) than Fold & Tuck (limited edition), as it’s more orange but obviously has much more glitter in it.
  • PURE MAGNIFICENCE is more muted (almost gray) in comparison to Urban Decay Peroxide, while Boy Bait looks peach next to it.
  • NATURAL FLARE doesn’t compare that well with any of the shades I pulled when swatched, but they look much closer when worn (on my lips). Part of that is based on the sheerness of Natural Flare. Utterly Posh seemed the closest but it looks noticeably redder and isn’t much of a brown. I also compared it to Burberry Cameo, Light That Fire, and Kumquat, but these were not comparable.
  • LUSH AMBER is closest to Freckletone, which is just a little warmer. I also compared it to Martha, but it was not comparable.
  • GEM OF ROSES is a lighter version of Chanel Mademoiselle, which appears a little redder in comparison. I also compared it against Naughty You, but it was not close enough.
  • ONE OF A KIND is a lighter, sheerer version of both Estee Lauder Plum Fizz and Guerlain Galante.
  • MUSKY AMETHYST is slightly darker but sheerer than Odyssey, while Make Up For Ever #13 is brighter and more opaque.
  • FEELING FLUSH was closest to Band of Roses (limited edition), which appears slightly cooler-toned. I also compared it to Her Blooming Cheek, Full Fuchsia, Over Dyed, and Amazon Princess–none of these were simila.
  • PRESSED AMBER was closest to Korres #15. I also compared it to Peachtwist, Darkly My Dear, and Eversun (none of them were very comparable).
  • WARMTH OF CORAL ended up being comparable to Peaches, which is perhaps slightly less peach in comparison.
  • PEARL is not as rosy as Honey Rose.
  • ROSE QUARTZ is similar to Rhapsody in Two (limited edition), which is a little lighter. Petticoat was much, much too dark.
  • GOLDSTONE might be dupeable with either the Golden Lariat or Pink Power mineralize skinfinishes (both limited edition) from Wonder Woman, depending on how you mix the trio of shades. Golden Lariat is more likely to get you there.
  • CRYSTAL PINK didn’t turn out to be much like other MSFs that I have. The closest was Porcelain Pink, but it is significantly pinker and warmer in comparison. I also compared it to By Candlelight and Perfect Topping.

See comparison swatches! 


MAC Fold & Tuck, MAC Geo Pink, MAC So Bad


Urban Decay Peroxide, MAC Pure Magnifience, MAC Boy Bait


MAC Utterly Posh, Burberry Cameo, MAC Natural Flare, MAC Kumquat, MAC Light That Fire


MAC Freckletone, MAC Lush Amber, MAC Martha


MAC Naughty You, MAC Gem of Roses, Chanel Mademoiselle


Estee Lauder Plum Fizz, MAC One of a Kind, Guerlain Galante


MAC Odyssey, MAC Musky Amethyst, Make Up For Ever #13


MAC Her Blooming Cheek, MAC Feeling Flush, MAC Band of Roses, MAC Full Fuchsia


MAC Full Fuchsia, MAC Feeling Flush, MAC Over Dyed, MAC Amazon Princess


Korres #15, MAC Peachtwist, MAC Pressed Amber


MAC Darkly My Dear, MAC Pressed Amber, MAC Eversun


Illamasqua Lover, MAC Utterly Game, MAC Warmth of Coral, MAC Peaches


MAC Honey Rose, MAC Semi-Precious Pearl


MAC Rhapsody in Two, MAC Semi-Precious Rose Quartz, MAC Petticoat


MAC Golden Lariat, MAC Semi-Precious Goldstone, MAC Pink Power


MAC By Candlelight, MAC Semi-Precious Crystal Pink, MAC Porcelain Pink, MAC Perfect Topping

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27 thoughts on “MAC Semi-Precious Lipstick, Cremesheen Glass, Blush, and MSF Dupes & Comparisons

  1. I think I’ll get Crystal Pink – I can skip out on everything else, but then again I don’t really need another highlighter in my collection haha.

  2. Maeve

    Geo Pink kind of looks like Sonoran Rain in the pic. Do they actually look like each other?

    • Sorry, I am not doing any comparisons to Bloggers’ Obsessions products!

    • Lulee

      compare them in the swatch gallery to see for yourself. they look nothing alike. sonoran rain is clearly red and geo pink is about a million shades lighter and is a coral. hope that helps!

      • Maeve

        I noticed, thank you! On the hand they look similar, but swatched I was like, “WOW!!” Nothing alike. Haha.

  3. DeeDee

    Hey, do you think pressed amber looks similar to The Soft Meow blush that came out with the fabulous felines collection? Thanks!

  4. Mimi

    I love the Mac Fold and tuck, that would look so amazing with tanned skin in the summer!

  5. Jasmin

    Do you think feeling flush or goldstone would look good on an nc43 skintone?

  6. Virginia

    you have done so much, Christine! thank you!!!:)

  7. Carrie Ann

    You really went above and beyond. Thank you for these helpful comparisons!

  8. Emmaline

    Thank you for all the hard work you do Christine! We greatly appreciate it.

  9. thank you so so much for these swatches! they help so much!

  10. Francesca

    Hi Christine, do you think gem of roses looks similar to Capricious? thanks in advance :)

  11. Heather

    What in incredible amount of work you’ve been putting in. I know it sounds like sucking up, it’s not, but I so appreciate your effort and dedication to your readership.

    Well done.

  12. Edelmc

    I always find your comparison swatches invaluable! Do you think pure magnificent looks like fashion scoop and is gem of roses anything like syrup?

  13. Resa

    Thanks so much for these. You’ve just saved me a couple hundred!

  14. Profile wp-user-avatar wp-user-avatar-60 alignnone photo of Erica Erica

    Christine – I SO SO SO appreciate your comparisons and reviews. Because I do the majority of my cosmetics shopping online, all the time and effort you spend really makes a HUGE difference and really helps me decide exactly what purchases are worth my money. Thank you for all you have done to make Temptalia the best beauty resource on the web!

  15. Eva

    I can’t believe how similar all these colors are to each other. Thanks for your work, Christine–I’m definitely not dropping any cash on this collection.

  16. Kristie

    What is the best brush to use when applying a mineralized blush or MSF?

  17. Erica

    Does the “Looks Like Sin” have any dupes anyone can think of? That’s the one Cremesheen I had my eye on.

  18. Cynamin

    Warmth of Coral and Peaches looks almost identical. Does Warmth of Coral have more sheen or shimmer to it then Peaches???

  19. Hope

    Is pressed amber close to Prim and proper?

  20. Profile wp-user-avatar wp-user-avatar-60 alignnone photo of Corliss Corliss

    Why is there so much less products in these new MSF’s. Why isn’t the price reduced as well? I might boycott them.