MAC Alpine Bronze Mineralize Blush Review, Photos, Swatches

MAC Alpine Bronze Mineralize Blush
MAC Alpine Bronze Mineralize Blush

MAC Apres Chic: Alpine Bronze

MAC Alpine Bronze Mineralize Blush ($23.50 for 0.10 oz.) is described as “mid-tone caramel.” It’s a orange-tan with a pale champagne shimmer-sheen. It has subtle warm undertones, though for something that looks orange at a glance, it’s not incredibly warm-toned. MAC Lush-Light is darker, redder-toned. NARS Luster is a lot more orange and has a stronger gold shimmer and sheen. MAC Center of the Universe is more frosted, slightly more orange. MAC Soft Sand is a bit browner.

It has more of a brown-base, than a red one, so it should be wearable on cool and warm skin tones.  The finish isn’t too shimmery, and it translated as more of a luminous sheen than anything frosted (not like the Mineralize Skinfinishes from this collection).  It has a soft, finely milled texture that kicks up just a smidgen of excess powder.  Alpine Bronze had a good level of pigmentation; enough to get true-to-pan color but blendable so that sheerer color was readily achieved.  When testing it, the wear was only six and a half hours, and by seven hours, there was noticeable fading.

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MAC Alpine Bronze Mineralize Blush
MAC Alpine Bronze Mineralize Blush

MAC Alpine Bronze Mineralize Blush
MAC Alpine Bronze Mineralize Blush

MAC Alpine Bronze Mineralize Blush
MAC Alpine Bronze Mineralize Blush

MAC Alpine Bronze Mineralize Blush
MAC Alpine Bronze Mineralize Blush

MAC Alpine Bronze Mineralize Blush
MAC Alpine Bronze Mineralize Blush

MAC Alpine Bronze Mineralize Blush
MAC Alpine Bronze Mineralize Blush

MAC Alpine Bronze Mineralize Blush
MAC Alpine Bronze Mineralize Blush

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About the Reviewer

Reviewer

Christine has normal-to-dry skin with areas of dryness (cheeks, nose, and under the eyes). She has a light-medium skintone with subtle, warmer yellow undertones. Her best foundation matches include: Tarte Rainforest of the Sea in Light-Medium Neutral (best match), Estee Lauder Double Wear Stay-in-Place Makeup in Desert Beige 2N1, Giorgio Armani Maestro Glow in 4.0, Hourglass Warm Ivory Vanish Seamless Finish, Laura Mercier Candleglow Soft Luminous in Dusk, MAC NC20/NC25, Make Up For Ever Ultra HD Liquid in Y305 (140). For more matches, please read our full Foundation FAQ. For more information on our review process, please read our Review FAQ.

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ok, bought this one too. apres chic will b in my country no less than january next year. so i thank u so much for helping me in deciding which items to buy online! thanks again christine! 🙂

Hi Christine… I was planning on getting MSF Stereo Rose but it looks too shimmery that would enhance my pores. But I’ve been looking for warm peachy coral- orangey kind of blush. Is this blush as shimmery as stereo rose? Which one do you recommend for a “pore-friendly” blush? I’m around NC 30-35, Asian, yellow undertone. Thanks for all that you do :))

Hey Christine, I know you answered the NW47 person, but what about NW45 or a shade lighter? I tried it on in the store and it looked frosty? But pretty I’m just not sure if 29 is worth it…

Love your swatches!

Yeah, I see it more as a highlighter on NW45/NW47 skin, so it really depends… Was it this you tried? The blushes aren’t $29 but the MSFs are!

Nars Luster looks more reddish on my cheeks. This one is just what I hoped Luster would be. I think Centre of the Universe is much more red/orange, this is more a champagne/peach/bronze. I loved it!
I wonder if it’s close to CD Amber Diamond shimmer powder’s bronze side…

Hi Christine, is alpine bronze a dupe or similar to warm soul? I have warm soul already so don’t know if I should take a pass. Also, I’m NW 20, do u think alpine bronze is too orangey for me? Thanks!

Mac Warm Soul & Nars Luster swatch identical, although they look different in the pan. I have bought because I was looking for a peach more on the orange side. I had warm soul first, then bought Nars Luster, since Luster looked more orangy. Too bad they swatch the same.

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