Thursday, July 8th, 2010

MAC Stereo Rose Mineralize Skinfinish
MAC Stereo Rose Mineralize Skinfinish

MAC Stereo Rose Mineralize Skinfinish

Ahh, finally! Operation Stereo Rose was a success. Not only did I get to meet several amazing Temptalia readers at my local MAC, but I was able to pick up the Stereo Rose I put on hold!

Stereo Rose is a lightly pinked coral with a golden-bronze sheen. I actually found it difficult to dupe, particularly because the texture is very smooth with a soft sheen rather than obvious shimmer. Ironically, the best dupe I was able to find was mixing Comfort and Petticoat together. NARS Luster also came close, but it lacks the pinkness of Stereo Rose. MAC New Vibe also comes close, but it’s significantly more pigmented/darker a well as redder than Stereo Rose–so perhaps if used lightly, you could come close.

It’s pretty, and it’s easily worn everyday by itself for a nice pop of color and sheen on the cheeks.  It doesn’t emphasize pores, and it doesn’t look orange, either.   It’s not the most amazing blush I ever used, but it is a nice one to have if you’re able to get one.  I don’t think I would drive ten hours to grab one, though ;)

Were you able to snag one yourself? Is it all that and more? Disappointed?

See more photos & swatches!

MAC Stereo Rose Mineralize Skinfinish
MAC Stereo Rose Mineralize Skinfinish

MAC Stereo Rose Mineralize Skinfinish
MAC Stereo Rose Mineralize Skinfinish

MAC Stereo Rose Mineralize Skinfinish
MAC Stereo Rose Mineralize Skinfinish

MAC Stereo Rose Mineralize Skinfinish
MAC Stereo Rose Mineralize Skinfinish

MAC Stereo Rose Mineralize Skinfinish
MAC Stereo Rose Mineralize Skinfinish

MAC Stereo Rose Mineralize Skinfinish
MAC Stereo Rose Mineralize Skinfinish

MAC Stereo Rose Mineralize Skinfinish
MAC Stereo Rose Mineralize Skinfinish (Heavily/Blended)

MAC Stereo Rose Mineralize Skinfinish
MAC Stereo Rose Mineralize Skinfinish

MAC Stereo Rose Mineralize Skinfinish
Mix of MAC Comfort & Petticoat, Benefit CORALista, STEREO ROSE, Chanel In Love, Le Metier de Beaute Echo

MAC Stereo Rose Mineralize Skinfinish
STEREO ROSE, Chanel In Love, Le Metier de Beaute Echo, STEREO ROSE

MAC Stereo Rose Mineralize Skinfinish
MAC New Vibe, STEREO ROSE, Lancome Mandarin Sky, NARS Luster, Korres #45

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411 thoughts on “MAC Stereo Rose Mineralize Skinfinish Review, Photos, Swatches

  1. Kellie

    Oh for the love…Now I want it! lol

  2. gorgeous. i just ordered this from the nordstrom website because i refuse to let it slip by. it wont ship for another few weeks lol, but oh well. at least i’ll have it. im all about coraly shades. this looks gorgeous on u.

    • Valerie

      I had ordered it from Nordstrom.com, then they sent me an email cancelling the order.

      • oh no! really? they already charged my card…i’ll be pissed if they cancel my order LOL

        • Eileen

          Nordstrom’s policy is to charge your account only when a product actually ships. If you’ve been charged, then the product should be in transit. You’d best contact customer service.

      • K7P*

        Great!!! I better go check my e-mail! Mine was on back order for 7/30… =(

        • LB

          Nordstrom has no way of knowing if it will get any more stock in, so that generic 7/30 “back order” date is fairly meaningless. Honestly, I wouldn’t count on Nordstrom getting any more in.

          • Annie

            Same for me. I made my order last night. I haven’t received a cancellation from nordstrom yet but I had a feeling it would be the moment I placed it. Taking the chance though :/

            • Sarah M

              yep, yep, yep. i totally agree as well. i didn’t comment before because i thought everyone would hate me. lol. but honesty, i really do think this is a way over-rated product. it’s nice but not a must have in my opinion.

      • Shannon

        i ordered on Nordstrom as well, but they didn’t cancel it..though they sent me an email of conformation and said that the estimated arrival was august 12th:/ ugghh, the annoying part is that i went to the mall today and my mac counter at macy’s had it in stock.

  3. stef

    I’m dissapointed in it.. kind of. Too much hype that it doesnt back up. It is nice.. but not something worthy of all the drama that its caused.

    • Katie

      I agree! lol! These photos made me glad I didn’t waste my money on it! Thanks Christine;)

    • Tiffany

      I agree i saw it in person and didn’t see the hype but i got it anyway.

      • tracy

        same here.

        • nicci

          I concur! overhyped…I canned my order this morning even though it was going to come on time. I have never used it before but the more I thought about it I felt I was only into it cause of all the hype around it.

      • Rhonda

        I did get mine at the store that I had on hold. The funny thing is, I walked in MAC mid-morning, and the MA said I got the last one. Ok, how is it that I had mine on hold (after I received one of those back-ordered emails from MAC) and I was still the last one to get it???!!! LOL The MA said that so many people complained about it selling out that the are not going to hold products any more.

        I think it is a nice product but really, I think I went for the challenge to see if I can get it more than any other reason.

  4. kiwi

    I just got mine this morning!!! I hadn’t reserved or pre-bought one, so it was a gamble, but I got the second to last one! YAY! I haven’t tried it out yet since I also picked up Petticoat and am wearing that instead. ::happy dance::

  5. Lynn

    This shade looks outstanding on you! I hope it looks half as good on my fair skin.

  6. I was able to snag one! I don’t have the one from the first release, but I am mega excited to get my hands on Stereo Rose!!

  7. Skyler

    Oo, I like the Lancome Mandarin Sky too. :)

    • I know, right? I was like, HEY, I don’t remember you being so pretty…

      • K7P*

        Me too!!! I saw your swatch and that one caught my eye! Very lovely!

        • CeeBee

          I agree – I was all “H’mmm, yes that looks quite nice… Holy Moly Batman, keep Stereo Rose, I want Mandarin Sky instead!”

          (goes off to find a review…)

          • I don’t think I ever reviewed it because I didn’t take photos of it on my face, so I have been holding off, LOL.

            • CeeBee

              It’s OK, I found a look you did with a gold Maybelline quad with this on your cheeks and it looks very pretty – at least we have Lancome here in NZ so I can go and check it out because I haven’t a hope in Hades of getting that gorgeous Le Metier de Beaute Echo blush! Waaaaaah!

              ;-)

      • OMG yeah I also did a double-take on Lancome! Christine, you should review this!

    • Nene

      yeah i totally agree! i got my hands on stereo rose (pre sale-ing things at nordstrom is AMAZING, i don’t know why more people don’t do it… for people that have access to a nordstrom with a mac counter… i mean yeah i feel bad that you didnt get your stereo rose but you knew this was coming out months in advance and the hype has been there all along sooooooo why didnt you preorder it?? *end rant*) anyway this lancome one looks awesome. this comment totally got sidetracked.

      • I

        I preordered mine at my nordstrom counter and for the first time ever they failed me… my sales associate is currently making calls everywhere bc she felt so bad. grrr i want it!

        • D

          The same thing happened to me. I went to Nordstrom yesterday to check on my pre-order and they told me my whole order wasn’t even pulled, so they had nothing on the side for me. Luckily I was able to go to Macy’s and place a hold on the last Stereo Rose they had. The MAC Counter at our only Nordstrom always seems to disappoint me =/

          • Diane Kristine

            I agree. I had it happen to me twice, where they didn’t pull my stuff cuz the SA that I placed the order with seems to either be off or sick the day before release. So disappointing, that I don’t go to that counter anymore.

        • mayra

          i live in the fresno area in california and when i went my mac counter and mac store there wasnt many customers im guessing not a lot of people like makeup around here but i think i was like the first customer and got stereo rose maybe the sales associate wants to call this number and find a stereo rose for you 5592211639 ill think you have a good chance of getting one from here.

    • Petra

      Me too! I think it’s something that I’d love to wear as a lipcolour too (not the actual powder, but a lipstick in that form :))

  8. vickie

    I had my local mac put one on hold for me without evening seeing any swatches or pictures. But I am sure glad I did it is gorgeous! Totally lived up to the hype for me

  9. nazih

    I’m so happy you were able to get finally get yours! I called MAC today, they said they should get the backordered Stereo Rose by next week. Fingers crossed!

  10. I ordered it online, and it has shipped so im just waiting to get it..I did swatch it at MACYS earlier today. I agree that it is pretty and I am glad I got it (mostly because of the insane hype over it) but I was a little disappointed – I didnt think it was extraordinary or anything but it was nice.

  11. Michelle

    Looks lovely on you — but with my cool skintone — not so much. It is funny how many people are buying into the hype over it though!

  12. Cynthia B

    Thanks for the comparisons! I really, REALLY, like that Lancome Mandarin Sky swatch. *swoon*

  13. Jenny

    Hmm, I dunno if it’s the lighting but your pictures seem a lot more orange/bronze and a lot less pink than some of the other photos I’ve seen (granted they were of the 2005 release). Yours also looks like it’s got a lot more veins than the one I picked up this morning (only 2 left after!) but haven’t opened yet. Either way, the color is lovely and I think it’d look really nice and natural with a light touch. It might be a little too precious for me to use everyday though…

    • Veining definitely differs between each one — some want more, some want less — and the veining can really make a difference in the color!

      Eh, you could use this everyday for a year and you’d probably only get halfway through it :P

  14. Patty

    The second I saw the swatch I ran to my makeup stash and swatched the Sun&Moon Mineralize Blush duo, and it is very similar! I think it is a bit more gold than Stereo Rose, which is beautiful regardless. Congrats on getting it!

  15. nayeli

    what are you wearing on your lips? they look pretty :)

  16. MacMakeupBeauty

    I just picked up mine! Luckily my mua put it on hold for me :) I also picked up By Candlelight and Hang Loose blush duo ….gorgeous! I already own Petticoat so I saved a little..woohoo

  17. Brooke T

    i don’t get y this is so popular lol

    • Avatar of Nochefairy Brittney

      I agree… i tried it on at the store…and keep looking at it on my skin trying to figure it out…. just look like orange and not in a pretty way…

  18. Avatar of Etaoin baby in a corner

    yeah lovely on warmer skintones but i’ll skip!

  19. carmen

    Went down to my local macys sold out. Gonna try calling any closer ones hopefully they will have some left.

  20. Wow, your has a lot of veining! :) Anyway, I think Stereo Rose is one if the prettiest blushes I own, I love it! I have the old version as well as the new, they are very similar by the way, and I never regretted buying it even for $60. Of course i’m happy to have picked up one at normal retail price too. Now I don’t have to worry about running out!

  21. Sally

    What lipstick are you wearing? It looks so nice with the blush!

  22. JennXOXO

    Very pretty! I was able to get one this morning from my local Nordstrom counter. I rushed to the mall lol. In case Nordies was out there was a MAC store right outside and a Macy’s counter around the corner. I had a backup plan lol.

  23. Karen

    Wow, I was so excited about it since there was so much hype on this MSF. But now after seeing the swatch, I’ve decided to save my money on it. Thanks!
    On the other hand, Lancome mandarin sky & NARS luster = <3! lol

  24. Kelli

    AHHH!!! – After seeing this post I finally caved and went and ordered Stereo Rose (it’s on backorder at Nordstroms now; delivery 7/30). I had been so resolved that I was not going to get this and that in fact it would not work on my oily, large pored face. But when I saw your swatches and those magical words “it doesn’t emphasis pores” eeek, I lost all self control and bought it. Thanks, haha

  25. Jaimie

    I purchased this product when it was released the first time, and I love it!

  26. Carrie

    I woke up at 3:00 a.m. on Tuesday to place an order on MAC’s website and still got an e-mail saying Stereo Rose was back ordered, so I went ahead and pre-paid for it at my local MAC counter. I’ll have to pick it up today, so we’ll see if it’s really worth all the hype. I think I’m definitely going to like it because I love coral blushes and this one looks unique.

  27. Avatar of Lisa KyaLyn

    I just picked Stereo Rose up along with Petticoat. My MAC store still had a couple left. The MA said she couldn’t figure out what the big deal was this time, when it was first released it wasn’t so hot.

  28. Michelle

    i was able to grab one! i’m sooo happy!

  29. Yvette

    Looks lovely on you. Mine shipped today. So the wait begins!!

  30. finally nabbed this & petticoat this morning. i got it out of curiosity & not because of its hype. but i’m glad i did because it truly is lovely. i think petticoat is just as gorgeous though yet it doesn’t get as much press as SR does.

  31. I didn’t place an preorder so this morning I made sure I scrambled to the mall! Ended up getting the last one. I was debating on whether I need anymore MSFs but I thought getting Stereo Rose was good enough for me!

  32. Leila

    swatched it in store and didnt see anything special in it :( so i didnt buy the one i put on hold. Its all just hype. So unfortunatly i was disappointed.

  33. Geena

    I got one, I LOVE this color, I went to my local mac 10 mins after they open and they were sold out, luckily my macys store across the street a few left… I should have bought two, it goes really really well with my skin tone

  34. I like Petticoat much more than Stereo rose. :) Don’t get the hype about this MSF…

  35. Maya

    I prefer the Petticoat… The Stereo Rose looks too orange for my fair skin.

  36. Katt

    It looks so pretty, the perfect summer glow color!
    I ordered it as soon as it was released online on Tuesday, but got a backorder notice yesterday. I was so sad! The email said they’re hoping to ship it within the next 2 weeks, but I can’t imagine that being true? Once they’re out of a LE, that’s it, isn’t it? Well, here’s to hoping…!

  37. Wilcoa

    Thanks for posting the comparison swatches. I would love to try this MSF but since I’m allergic to mineral products so I can’t and have been wondering what might be a suitable replacement, so the swatches really help! :D

    • No problem! The Mineralize Skinfinishes & Blushes both have dimethicone pretty high up on the ingredient list, so I don’t think I’ll be wearing these much myself! :(

  38. Leila

    I do LOVE Benefit CORALista & Lancome Mandarin Sky!!

  39. Sharon

    I got to my local mac store @10:15 and there were 2 left when I got mine. By the time I left 5 mins later, it was sold out. I’m an nw43/45 and honestly, it’s nice but I could have done without it. Once you read all the reviews and see the swatches, it’s like “omg I need this”, but you kinda don’t… I’m gonna keep working with stereo rose though. It’ll probably make great highlight when wearing bright pink blushes.

  40. Jennifer

    I got it and was kind of reluctant— but it’s beautiful on me! def a good purchase IMO. I’m a NW20.

  41. On a whim I called my local Bloomie’s MAC counter this morning, and luckily I was able to snag the last one. I am glad that I got one; the pinky-coral color and light shimmer are very pretty on my NC15/NW15 skin, and I don’t have anything else like it. I also picked up By Candlelight and Petticoat to round out my fledgling MSF collection :) Those are the only items I will purchase from In The Groove; the rest of the collection is pretty disappointing IMO.

  42. betterthanmink

    wow it looks just like a shinier version of NARS Luster…

  43. Jessica

    Do you think this is comparable to Marine Life? That also is very corally minus the shimmers. I’m wondering if Marine Life could be a dupe for this.

    • Nahhhh. If you look at the products I swatched next to it, a lot of the ones that are more similar to Marine Life look *really* different compared to Stereo Rose.

  44. Tiffany

    Called my mac store and they told me they couldn’t hold stereo rose or anythin limited anymore cause they only had five they held marine life for me but different ma’s were holding things so i got up and got to the mall before it opened i was the only one there they hadn’t even put the display out so i got my stuff i was happy but i don’t know why they will sometimes hold and then other times say no.

    • Avatar of Dini Dini

      The same thing happened to me. I went in person to the MAC store on Tuesday to see if I could pre-order/put a few things on hold, but they said no. A different associate in the same store did hold some To The Beach items for me when that collection came out, though, so I guess it depends on who you talk to… Hopefully my online order will come through!

    • Avatar of Quiara Q

      My counter doesn’t hold things; they only pre-sale. So I felt pretty confident ambling in mid-day, since I’d already paid for mine and I’d have raised holy heck over it if my pre-paid order had been sold out from under me.

      That said, it’s absolutely gorgeous on my NW15/NC15 skin. SO GLOWY. I can see how it’d be not as awesome to some, but I adore mine. And that’s why I got it: hype aside, I bought mine to *wear*.

  45. Avatar of Veronica Verojo

    Looks really pretty on you.

  46. Abril

    Oh so pretty! I want it so bad! And By Candlelight too!

    Christine, do you know when In the Groove is going to be launch internationally (Mexico haha!)? I want many things from this collection!

  47. Jazz

    I went to my macys in Chicago at 10 am, saw stereo rose. Tried it on and it looked ashy on my nw 45 skin. Passed on it , but going back for petticoat msf. Petticoat was super gorge , can’t wait to get it

    • Avatar of Diana Lady Di.

      I always go to the one on State street! But i ordered Stereo rose online this time so I wouldn’t miss out…I want to get petticoat too if they dont run out!

      • Jazz

        ha thats the one I went to! Macys on state still has petticoat- well at least they did when I bought mine at 4pm

    • eureka

      Did you try comfort? I am also an nw45 so i guess stereo rose is not for me.

  48. Megan

    I was able to get one! I bought two actually! lol. I like it a lot just from seeing it. Can’t wait to try wearing it.

  49. Alex

    I called the counter two days before and the girl said she’d put one on hold for me, but it SOLD OUT before she even GOT THERE. I think it’s SO unfair, I waited so long and I was happy it would be waiting for me there, but it wasn’t. So rediculous. I’ve never been so disappointed by MAC…

    • Melissa

      I think if locations are able to hold products that the customers should be there to buy it as they open…or how about first come first serve

      • Alex

        Well I was signed up for an appointment at 12, and so I expected it to be there when I got there. The fact that it wasn’t made me just another victim to this rediculous scramble for a product.

  50. Linda

    I GOT the LAST ONE! our mac counter didn’t even have the tester. Told me I was the lucky one cuz everyone was asking for it! Glad I preordered it thru phone. can’t wait using it!

  51. It’s soooo pretty! :3 Looks lovely on you.

  52. Megan

    NARS Luster looks very close.

  53. Victoria

    Stereo Rose actually isn’t difficult to dupe Christine. Laura Geller has one called Pink Grapefruit, and it’s very difficult to see the difference when they are applied. Maybe a tip for those who really wanted Stereo Rose, but couldn’t :-)

    • Victoria

      I also compared the new and the old, today after having picked it up at my local counter. I don’t find the new one chalkier or different from the old one…IMO :-))))

    • I have Pink Grapefruit, but I find it a little pinker than Stereo Rose personally! :)

  54. I was waiting for this! I knew you’d ROCK it. Loves :-D you look fab!

  55. Melanie Griffiths

    Put one on hold yesterday and am SO glad I did. Went into my local store at 11:30 and the MUA were shocked that it had sold out already!

  56. Gladys

    Got mine this morning (YAY!) And I think it’s beautiful! Much more than I had anticipated.

  57. Cynthia

    It’s pretty, but honestly don’t see what the hype is about.

    This may be weird question, but on big launch days like this, does your face get irritated from all the putting on makeup and removing it so many times?

    • Hi Cynthia,

      Yes, sometimes it does. My cheeks were a bit red and dry from yesterday, but they’ll be fine by tonight, I’m sure :) My lips are used to torment! Lipgloss is always harder on lips than lipstick, I’ve found. I can do about 10-15 glosses, but I’ve been able to do up to 20 lipsticks in a sitting.

      • Cynthia

        Well we all appreciate the torment you go through! It’s always better to see what makeup looks like where it’s supposed to go as opposed to seeing it only on someone’s forearm!

  58. I got mine! And I was worried about how it would look on my neutral skintone… but with a light hand, it’s so nice and glowy. Kind of glad I bought into the hype and didn’t wait around for it!

  59. Meesh

    I put it on hold and had someone pick it up for me since I couldn’t make it myself. But now I’m even more excited.

    • Paula

      OMG I put it on hold too but I’m still waiting for my friend to pick it up for me ’cause I came to Thailand and wasn’t sure MAC Thailand would even have this collection. I’m checking my twitter every five seconds, waiting for my friend in Vancouver to tweet me and reassure me that he did indeed pick it up for me. I’m super paranoid now. What if some girl begged the MUA to unhold my Stereo Rose and I get it?

  60. Jess

    Pretty, i might have to pick this up! its lighter than the first ‘stereo rose’! i like it.

  61. It looks gorgeous on you! I pick mine up on Sat. sooo excited!

  62. lucy

    Yayy! i snagged one as well..totally worth it :)

  63. inaya

    is the shimmery side of happy together blush duo comparable with by candlelight?

  64. The Lancome Mandarin Sky looks so pretty as well! It looks like what i wish NARS orgasm would look like on me *sigh*. I’m going to pick up stereo rose as soon as it launches here :)

  65. Haley

    Really doesn’t look like anything to write home about, IMO. More into shades like Coralista and the Chanel one–but maybe that’s because of my light-medium skin tone :) I’m actually not attracted to really anything in this collection! I don’t like how ultra shimmery the skinfinishes and shadows are. Oh well, ill wait til the next collection!

  66. Dia

    I was told on Tuesday that Stereo Rose was all sold out (via presales!) at my Nordstrom, so I’m skipping the whole collection. Even if it’s not as frosty as some of the more recent MSFs, I’m sure I can find a way to be happy with the MSFs that I do have instead of pining for SR. Of course, I say that now without having seen it in person…

    Thanks for the comparisons and the dupe detective work! :-)

  67. Marjolijn

    I really convinced myself I didn’t want this one, I didn’t need it, that I couldn’t spend 75 euros on just cheek products BUT IT’S GORGEOUS! It will be launched tomorrow in The Netherlands, so I have one more day to think, sigh…

  68. Sass

    Order went great through maccosmetics.com until they emailed me later saying SR was backordered so I had to put a couple on hold at my counter…so therefore I own SR now. Was all the drama worth the hassle? Maybe not, but I’m glad I own it now. I’m on cloud 9. It’s pretty on NC45 and NC50. Love!

    • I think it’s like – it’s great to own it, and you’re owning part of history in a sense – this may have been the fastest I’ve ever seen ANY one product sell out. I think Barbie for MAC was really the biggest hysteria prior, even though Marine Life came close. I think Disney + MAC will be insane, too, but we shall see. If you miss out, it’s not like it’s the best product of all time and makes everybody look 10 years younger with perfect skin!

  69. I don’t understand the hype over this shade -but I guess I have to see it in person. Because I knew I wouldn’t be able to make it to the mall today, I ordered 2 through pre-sale “just in case” I’d end up falling in love with it (I didn’t want to love it when it was already sold out!)

    Now I’m sort of paranoid that they’ll “misplace” it or something by the time I get there -it’s never happened to me before when I’ve ordered things through pre-sale but there’s been times when they “thought they lost it” but it ended up being somehwere in the back. Has that ever happened to you?? You pre-ordered but you came and they didn’t have it?!

    • With pre-orders, typically not, since they’ll charge my credit card, but with holds, it’s happened. That’s what happened when I called on Monday – she couldn’t find my previous hold for Stereo Rose (that I made on Saturday), so she put it on hold for me on Monday — turns out they had both. I gave one to a reader who’s hold got lost/misplaced, and then one for my girl Pursebuzz, and one to giveaway here.

      • I’m so disappointed. I actually just called the MAC I had preordered it at because I got really paranoid when I checked my account and it hadn’t been charged yet. I called them and they said that they “didn’t have mine” so they had already sold mine to somebody else! I’m so upset. This was actually a different MAC from the one I usually deal with (either MAC in Walnut Creek or MAC on Union on SF.) The 2 other stores are always so responsible and on top of things. Anyways, so they sold the 2 that I had paid for -and I was at the top of the pre-order list. They just “missed me” I guess and I had even ordered it with the assistant manager! Plus, they weren’t even responsible enough to call the customers who had pre-ordered to tell them that their Stereo Rose was gone! So upset! I feel like giving up on MAC. Plus, it’s sold out online.

  70. apfelwinter

    Awwwwww… so cute… I hope I don’t have to wait 5 years to get one:(

  71. hellochristina

    what is the best blush you ever used?

    • Right now, my favorite is Le Metier de Beaute Echo and Benefit Sugarbomb. “Best blush” is so subjective, you know? I’m drawn to corals myself, and both of those shades are very flattering on me.

      • hellochristina

        oh just wondering since you said stereo rose wasn’t the best blush you ever tried, i was thinking, “wow you have a best blush?” I could never decide on “the best”… especially blush!

        • LOL, well — I just mean it’s not like OMFG STOP THE PRESSES. NO NEED FOR ANY OTHER BLUSH EVER. You know? You can survive without it, though it’s nice ;)

          • hellochristina

            i know i was half expecting to hear it on the morning news, “people lined outside the mall overnight for a msf” geez…

      • jessica

        I LOVE ECHO!!! Thanks to you..it is the most I have EVER spent on a blush but it was sooo worth it.. I reallly really love it!!! I love blush and this is one of my favs as well!! The texture and color is perfect on my skin!
        I just love this site too!!! Thank u for all u do..my SR was shipped yesterday and I can’t wait for it to come!!

        • WOOHOO! Isn’t it AMAZING? The texture is divine… and the color! Ahh. One of my faves.

          • jessica

            oh definatly!! I was looking for color like this and I personally dislike nars (deep throat and orgasim) due the shimmer, but this blush is unlike anything I have ever had, definatly one of the BEST products I have ever picked up without seeing it in person!! lol

  72. Michelle

    What lipstick are you wearing on this post christine? looks so good!

  73. Noelle

    I’m lucky I live in an area where people don’t seem to care too much about MAC. I just went in to my Macy’s and got it today, and they have a ton left! Love it! It is very pretty, but I like my To the Beach Marine Life Powder SO MUCH MORE! Still happy to have Stereo Rose though ;)

  74. Tekoa

    My quest to aquire Stereo Rose was successful! Now it can be best friends with Marine Life. I don’t think its The Ultimate Cool Blush created by Angels, but its pretty and I’m glad I have it.

  75. its good, but I don’t think its worth all the drama…I mean, the dupes are good too…a little flush is only gona appear on cheeks….

  76. melissa

    Agh! The first time I “bought” this it was ordered through Nordstrom and a few hours later an email came back stating they were unable to fulfill…a few days ago I called MAC at Macy’s and specifically asked if it would be launching earlier they said no it would be Thursday…asked them to hold it for me and was told they couldn’t…I’m a bit irritated since I showed up when they opened on the dot and the people that had purchased theirs were held items and I was told the rest were on hold…but had been told they couldn’t be held….somewhat frustrated that I was there to PAY and the people that had theirs held were not…unless they only got 2 in for the customers that were there…I was the third and third for awhile after that so I’m surprised they would only receive 2 or would just not sell to me….I don’t NEED this but did show up at open to buy…very dissapointed

    • Aryn Matiwosky

      They only hold items on the day of the realease ;) Call as soon as they open that day and snag one on hold ;) They arent allowed to hold before because you never know how many will come in, and you could always preorder it before the day, then you should be garenteed one.

      Some MA’s will hold stuff before, but thats only if you know them, and they could get it very big trouble if anyone found out.

  77. Yvonne

    just picked this up this morning!!! so flattering on you, christine and would def work with many skintones!!

  78. Christine, I’m really glad that you were able to get it.

    I ordered mine not too long after you announced it on the website and late in the evening, I got a notice that it was backordered. :/ By the time I got the notice, every other site had sold out. I called MAC counters across Houston, and no one would hold it for me, or they said they were all held. :(

    This morning, I called to have stores hold it for me since so many told me they would not. :/ I called nearly TEN stores. No one had it, or they had it held for other customers. Frustrating given how I called stores previously and they said no holds.

    My friend in Boston snagged one for me. And my brother managed to wrangle one away from Macy’s after they refused to hold it for me and said that they had a loyal customer who wanted to buy at least two of everything. D: I didn’t expect either one to be particularly successful and was ready to throw in the towel.

    What a nightmare.

    Marine Life was such an easy buy compared to Stereo Rose. I remember going to the store on a Saturday, and the counter had an abundance of Marine Life.

    I truly hope that people who want this will be able to get it. I cannot believe just how difficult it was to get, and it infuriates me to see people scalping them on eBay. D:

    • *Oops, I meant to say that many would not do early holds.

    • I’m glad you were able to get yours, at least, Judith. It always frustrates me, too, when stores don’t have consistent policies — like my MAC freestanding did plenty of holds, and I’m sure my local counter at Nordstrom did pre-orders/holds there, too, as many counters often do. It’s even worse when it seems to only matter what day you call :(

  79. Avatar of Rebecca Becca

    Now I want Mandarin Sky…lol…oh, right, Stereo Rose is gorgeous – so glad I snapped it up! It’s prob going to be my #1 summer blush.

  80. erieli

    i received mine and i am in love!!! mine is divided right in the middle with veining on one side and almost none on the other .. love!!!!!
    i also got petticoat with the same separation.. :P
    i immediately tried it on with my fingers, (it took too long to walk over to my vanity and pick up a brush. lol )
    i cant wait to try it on with my foundation and all..
    dont hate!!!! lol (those that miss out and all of a sudden say its crappy, u know u want it!!!)

    • michelle

      Lol. I totally noticed the sudden “oh, its not that great” thing going on. I personally don’t go crazy over picking up certain items, but SR is really gorgeous. Super glad to have gotten mine, but I wouldn’t have gotten emotional over not finding one either. :)

    • jessica

      haha!! that is what I was thinking..all those who didn’t get now say it is not that great..it definalty sucks because I was there with marine life..I ordered it and then MAC sent me that dreadful email..I was upset but I got over it..

  81. Avatar of Katie Katie

    I reserved it at my MAC counter and I’m picking it up today! Do you think that cool toned girls can make this work?

  82. Avatar of Meghann Maria

    It was sold out right when the store opened. Apparently they were taking orders the day before which wasn’t fair because they have never done that before. I swatched it and liked it so I’m on back order with Nordstrom. But I did pick up by candlelight and petticoat, both are gorg.

  83. Tiffany

    Haha wow, Comfort & Petticoat mixed are really close!

  84. I swatched it last week at the preview, but for some reason, it looked like I was punched with a tangerine >__> I really wanted to love it tho! For reference I have NC15-20 skin…maybe I’m too light for it?
    I got Petticoat instead :)

  85. Annalogik

    I like it!! But I guess I will have to wait another 5 years until it gets repromoted again! lol

  86. Cecilia

    I pre-ord w/ MAC on Tues, only to get an email from MAC saying it’s on b/o. I stepped into Dillards at 10AM (when they open), only to find the two ladies in front of me snagged the only 2 they had in the store (they said they weren’t holding any products until the day of release, so I really think that’s all they were given –WHY?!?!?).

    Anyways, I swatched the tester, and it does look a bit orange on my NC30 skin. Not totally in love with it, so I don’t have to have it. So, if MAC online does not come through for me, it won’t be a complete lost.

    On the other hand, I do have Petticoat, and I wouldn’t have guessed that Petticoat+Comfort makes Stereo Rose. Looks like the real thing. And I can totally build it to my liking. Thanks so much for that tip, Christine. Now I have to go back and play with the colors again.

  87. Mirna

    I went to Nordys to order one. Some lady bought all 3 that they had! Ugh!

  88. michelle

    I was able to pick one up today, and I’m definitely happy with it. I was a little worried it would be too harsh on my fair skin, but its so far from it – its a beautiful glowy golden coral. It reminds me a lot of Pearl Sunshine (my HG), but obviously a tad darker… though, this could be because my SR has verryy little veining. Anyway, definitely not disappointed here, though I find any hype to be pretty silly.

  89. Annie

    Thanks for the swatch comparisons! Wow, petticoat and comfort together really do look like stereo rose!

  90. PJ

    It looks awesome on you! I am a MUFE foundation 177 and I was able to hold one at Macy’s. I swatched it and could not stop staring at my hand it is so pretty. I’m going to check out NARS Luster to see if that will work on my skin.

  91. AHAHAHA I love how there’s so much hype about this, and you’re just “meh” about it :D

  92. Diana

    i just picked one up! My town is pretty suburban so they had a lot left!

  93. michelle

    Also – you look beautiful, Christine. Jazzed looks fab on you!

  94. I haven’t seen this up a lot, but the Laura Geller Blush and Brighten in Golden Apricot is probably the best dupe. I think the LG version is a better quality though. If you could get your hands on it it would be a nice swatch comparison.

  95. olivia

    Christine which Mall did you go to for you in the groove stuff ??

  96. I went to my MAC store first thing this morning to ensure that Stereo Rose would be mine…and felt a little crazy when I realized I was the ONLY ONE there. I expected at least one other beauty fanatic to either be waiting or arrive promptly at 11! I got to the store even before the girls who worked there (none of which seemed as excited about this collection as I was haha).

    Now I’m wondering if I should go back to pick up Petticoat… I think I’ll sleep on it and leave it up to fate! Haha.

    • hellochristina

      i felt the same way i called the store to put stereo rose on hold and i basically ran in there expecting it to be a zoo, and there was no one even in there. the girl that helped me was all nonchalant like..yeah..we have it.. o.O
      oh well, at least i have it now. petticoat is beautiful! i think it’s just as awesome as stereo rose.

  97. lauraaaaa

    i really want chanel in love now

  98. Jillian

    Mac near me says any customer holds that are not picked up today will go back into inventory tomorrow. Rep suggested I call around closing time tonight to see if SR is available. It’s worth a shot.

  99. Jessi

    I had one on pre-order at the Nordstrom’s by my mother’s house, but I had gotten one first thing in the morning at the MAC store near me. Went to show my mother my haul and wouldn’t you know it – she liked Stereo Rose so much she had me pick up the one at Nordie’s for her!

    This is my 78 year old mother, mind you – so adorable! She’s still got lovely skin and Stereo Rose looks great on her!!

  100. Jazzy

    I got up super early. It was only me and another girl who were interested in the hype of the product. We each got one. Its very pretty and I am afraid to touch it. :P

    • Jennifer

      aww i know what u mean! i was so afraid to touch/use it. but then i remembered why i wanted it. to use, not just to have.