Friday, June 24th, 2011


MAC Semi-Precious Rose Quartz Mineralize Skinfinish

MAC Semi-Precious Rose Quartz Mineralize Skinfinish Swatches, Photos, Reviews

MAC Semi-Precious Rose Quartz Mineralize Skinfinish ($28.00 for 0.22 oz.) is described as a “rosy pink base with inner circle of silver, lime, white-pink, and copper.” As complex as that inner circle sounds, it’s more of a pink beige base with chunkier gold micro-glitter/large sparkle. The outer edge is a medium-dark strawberry pink with subtle yellow undertones. As a warmer skin tone, it’s always nice to see yellow-based pinks, because blue-based pinks tend to dominate cosmetics, particularly blushes.

When the two are mixed together, the color created is a softened pink with a champagne sheen with flecks of sparkle. Applied to cheeks, this ended up being the subtlest shade of the three I tried–it gave just a little pink flush with a shimmer-sheen of pale champagne.  The texture is a little rougher than I’d like, mostly due to the center splotch having more of a glittery finish than a softer, finer shimmer.  Of the three I tried, this seems to have a frostier finish overall, too.  I would like to know why these are 0.22 oz. as compared to 0.35 oz. for previous mineralize skinfinishes.

The overall color was reminiscent of Rhapsody in Two–but much, much darker, which led me to Chic Couple, which has a similar color but doesn’t have the same shimmer-sheen, so it ends up looking darker. It’s a lighter, less red-based Petticoat.

The Glossover

LE
product

Rose Quartz

B-
I wish this had a smoother finish, because then it would sit better on the skin without emphasizing your skin's natural texture (which may mean dry skin, pores, etc.).

Product

8.5/10

Pigmentation

8.5/10

Texture

7.5/10

Longevity

8.5/10

Application

4/5

Results
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MAC Semi-Precious Rose Quartz Mineralize Skinfinish


MAC Semi-Precious Rose Quartz Mineralize Skinfinish


MAC Semi-Precious Rose Quartz Mineralize Skinfinish


MAC Semi-Precious Rose Quartz Mineralize Skinfinish


MAC Semi-Precious Rose Quartz Mineralize Skinfinish


MAC Semi-Precious Rose Quartz Mineralize Skinfinish

Product & Review FAQ

Where can I purchase this? How much is it?

The collection will be available in-stores on July 7th, and it will be online approximately July 5th (but possibly delayed because of the July 4th holiday), $28.

Is it limited edition?

Yes.

Any dupes?

The overall color was reminiscent of Rhapsody in Two--but much, much darker, which led me to Chic Couple, which has a similar color but doesn't have the same shimmer-sheen, so it ends up looking darker. It's a lighter, less red-based Petticoat. Don't forget -- you can compare products using The Swatch Gallery!

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40 thoughts on “MAC Semi-Precious Rose Quartz Mineralize Skinfinish Swatches, Photos, Review

  1. Krista

    Beautiful! Will definitely be getting this in the collection! Thanks Christine! I was seriously refreshing your website for this review lol.

  2. Jasmine

    Oooooh I need this.

  3. Omg,I need to have it! ^^

  4. bubblelacey

    ohhh. i have been wanting petticoat for ages, and have been waiting for a dupe to be released. im sure petticoat will be repromoted eventually. do u think i should get this and settle for the lighter color, or should i wait until it eventually repromotes?

    • Honestly, you never know when MAC will repromote something. It could be in a few months or a few years. You might be able to find one up for swap on MakeupAlley, though – so maybe go that route?

      • bubblelacey

        ok thanks!! everyone ive asked basically said that itll get repromoted eventually, but i honestly didnt really know. lol, whenever i dont know something i ask you :) i never thought of makeupalley, i dont really know why, lol :) if i cant ifnd one, ill prob just pick this up. thanks!! :)

        • TBH, I’m not sure why people are confident it will be repromoted – MAC has tons of very, very popular items that never get repromoted. I’m not saying there’s no chance, I just don’t know why some are so confident it will be! :) Maybe I’m just a cynic when it comes to MAC.

    • Shannon

      I saw Petticoat at my CCO within the last week!

      • natalie

        Oh my gosh, which CCO did you go to?! I’ve been looking for petticoat everywhere, but the prices on ebay are insane and I don’t even know if its the real deal :/ the lowest price I found for it was 20 shipped but it was used. :(

        • i just got petticoat @ my cco in orlando, by sea world, last wk for $19.75. :)

          • natalie

            aw, youre so lucky!
            i live by only one CCO and they hardly have any mac items :|
            and i really want pettcoat, ive read so many great reviews on it
            but never tried it so not willing to go on ebay and pay $40 for it :\

    • Victoria

      Petticoat is being re-released in an upcoming collection btw!

  5. Courtney

    Eh…this one is a maybe. Might be too warm for me.

  6. Jackie

    How does this compare to Stereo Rose msf?

  7. Gabrielle

    Is there any comparison to stereo rose?

  8. Courtney

    Your skin looks amazing in this picture! What foundation and lip product are you wearing?

  9. Kristina

    Reminds me a lot of MAC Moon river.

  10. Lady Di.

    This is so pretty, I have a feeling this is going to be the first thing to sell out from this collection.

  11. This is on my new must-have list.

  12. Kristie

    The MSFs look amazing on you! What brush do you use to apply your MSFs?

  13. Emily

    MSFs used to be 10g =(

  14. Tia

    I really love this one. Can’t wait to see it in person.

  15. It’s so pretty! :)
    Thanks for the review.

  16. Becca

    this is beautiful!!!!!!!!!!!!
    but I probably won’t get it :(

  17. Krista

    Love all the colors! :)

  18. Laura

    Love it! Think I’m going to get all the MSFs from this collection.

  19. Gabrielle

    So pretty but so glitterly, I think I will have to pass

  20. shani

    christine, i was wondering what camera lens you own? ur self portrait shots r gorgeous. i have a dslr n i want something that more forgiving like that. pls help or suggest..

  21. Lena

    This looks really good on you, Christine!

  22. All

    Beautiful!! but this look like Dainty, isn’t it? ,Christine

  23. sarah

    wow this looks so pretty on you!

  24. zara

    hey christine, is the pink outer part of this similar when swatched to the swatch of the pink part of moon river?

  25. Carla

    Need to get this now!! :) thanks christine!