Thursday, December 29th, 2011

MAC Redhead Mineralize Skinfinish
MAC Redhead Mineralize Skinfinish

MAC Naturally: Redhead Mineralize Skinfinish

MAC Redhead Mineralize Skinfinish ($28.00 for 0.32 oz.) is described as a “gold to salon pink degrade,” and it’s a limited edition blush/highlighter from MAC’s upcoming Naturally collection. It is a repromote, though, so if you’re an avid mineralize skinfinish collector, you should check your stash first. Like Blonde, there are four (mostly) distinct stripes of color: gilded champagne beige, deepened champagne beige, peachy champagne, and rosy bronze.

When mixed together, the resulting hue is a lightened champagne beige with warm undertones and a nearly metallic finish. It is similar to MAC Belightful. On my skin tone, it adds a light warmth but mostly a shimmer/sheen without too much color. I expect on fairer skin tones, this could work as a very subtle bronzer with a heavy sheen.

The texture of the powder is soft and smooth, but the finish does tend to accentuate pores, skin imperfections, and the skin’s natural texture, so for those who are concerned about pore size, this may not be the right product for you. It’s not the product I’d reach for to look my very, very best in photos, but the effect is still pretty that it might be worth the sacrifice in the appearance of your skin from time to time! When I tested out Redhead for wear, it wore for around six hours before noticeably fading on my normal-to-dry skin.

The Glossover

LE
product

Redhead

B
If the wear was improved, and perhaps if it didn't accentuate skin imperfections and texture, this would be a really nice product to pull out to highlight (and blush for fairer skin tones).

Product

8.5/10

Pigmentation

9/10

Texture

10/10

Longevity

7/10

Application

4/5

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Thursday, December 29th, 2011

MAC Blonde Mineralize Skinfinish
MAC Blonde Mineralize Skinfinish

MAC Naturally: Blonde Mineralize Skinfinish

MAC Blonde Mineralize Skinfinish ($28.00 for 0.32 oz.) is described as a “soft pink to rose degrade,” and it’s a limited edition blush/highlighter from MAC’s upcoming Naturally collection. It is a repromote, though, so if you’re an avid Mineralize Skinfinish collector, you should check your stash first. There are four “stripes” of colors with the lightest being a pale beige-y pink that moves to a medium beige-rose then to rosy pink and finally to a medium-dark rose.

Realistically, it’s a product you’ll swirl and use in combination than in individual strips (unless you used an eye brush to do so). You can go lighter/darker by staying on one half of the product with a blush brush, though. When swirled altogether, it yields a soft rosy beige with a high, not quite metallic, sheen. On fairer skin tones, it may add a bit of rosy color in addition to highlighting, but for medium to dark skin tones, you’ll find this works primarily as a highlighter. The overall mix of color reminded me of Chanel Pink Cloud, which has a subtler finish and slightly pinker appearance.

The powder feels very soft, silky smooth, which would normally make for a product that lies naturally against the skin, but the nearly metallic finish does emphasize the texture of the skin, whether it is pores or imperfections. While I didn’t test out the wear of Blonde (I tested out Redhead on one cheek with Subtle Breeze on the other), other M S tend to wear six hours or so before they begin to fade on my normal-to-dry skin.

The Glossover

LE
product

Blonde

B
If the wear was improved, and perhaps if it didn't accentuate skin imperfections and texture, this would be a really nice product to pull out to highlight (and blush for fairer skin tones).

Product

8.5/10

Pigmentation

10/10

Texture

9/10

Longevity

7/10

Application

4/5

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Friday, December 16th, 2011


MAC Naturally Collection Winter 2011

availability: January 5th, 2012 (North America), January for International

Hey, Nature Girl! For a look that is simple, sensuous and understatedly sexy, here are nothing-to-hide hues that make you look fresh, relaxed, gloriously “undone.” Brilliantly sheer, high-mineral Skinfinish make your look fresh-as-the-sun radiant. Lipsticks and Lipglass lushly tinted to reflect the wholesome. Eye Pencils with a touch of jojoba, mango and meadowfoam seed oils. M·A·C, Naturally is just what you need to do your own thing and keep your look, dreamily, down to earth…

Lipstick ($14.50 U.S. / $17.50 CDN)

  • A Perfect Day Light neutral pink (Amplified) (Limited Edition)
  • Beach Sand Light tan (Cremesheen) (Limited Edition)
  • Sweet Sunrise Light neutral peach-pink (Lustre) (Limited Edition)
  • Pillow Talk Neutral pink (Cremesheen) (Limited Edition) (Repromote)

Lipglass ($14.50 U.S. / $17.50 CDN)

  • The Wee Coquette Naked neutral pink (Limited Edition) (Repromote)
  • Fresh Air Light pink (Limited Edition)
  • Naked Space Creamy mid-tone nude peach (Limited Edition) (Repromote)
  • Hot Spell Bronze with multi-colored pearl (Limited Edition)

Mineralize Eyeshadow ($20.00 U.S. / $24.00 CDN)

  • Daylight Peach with dirty blue lavender veining (Limited Edition)
  • In the Sun Gold with violet veining (Limited Edition)
  • Summer Haze Palest gold with deeper gold veining (Limited Edition)
  • Cloudy Afternoon Cream with gold, grey, and pink veining (Limited Edition)
  • Twilight Falls Cool brown with bronze veining (Limited Edition)

Eye Pencil ($14.00 U.S. / $17.00 CDN)

  • Ebony Soft black (Permanent)
  • Coffee Muted brown (Permanent)

Mineralize Skinfinish ($28.00 U.S. / $33.50 CDN)

  • Redhead Gold to salmon pink degrade (Limited Edition) (Repromote)
  • Blonde Soft pink to rose degrade (Limited Edition) (Repromote)

Mineralize Blush ($22.00 U.S. / $26.50 CDN)

  • Subtle Breeze Blue-pink (Limited Edition)
  • Fresh Honey Warm apricot (Limited Edition)
  • Early Morning Peachy pink (Limited Edition)

Brushes

  • 187 Duo-fibre stippling brush (Permanent) ($42.00 U.S. / $50.50 CDN)
  • 286 Duo-fibre tapered brush (New & Permanent) ($30.00 U.S. / $36.50 CDN)

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