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MAC Cosmetics – Flashtronic, Rushmetal, & Novel Twist Pictures, Photos, and Swatches

Flashtronic, Rushmetal, & Novel Twist Pictures, Photos, and Swatches

So here are a bunch of product photos and swatches of all the collections that launched today and the Nordstrom exclusive collection that will launch tomorrow as part of their anniversary sale.

I will post my review up after I’m finished with work 😉

What did I purchase though?– 2x each pigment (8 different pigments)
– Soft Lust lipstick (Rushmetal)
– Thrills lipstick (Rushmetal)
– Northern Light mineralize skinfinish (Flashtronic)

What did I want to buy but didn’t?– Lovestone mineralize shadow
– Electro-lush lipglass

What am I getting from Novel Twist?– Cool Pearlizer Set

Now keep on reading for 18 huge photos of swatches & products!!

P.S. – What was your haul?!

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About the 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 information, please check the FAQ.)

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I love the pics! Thank you so much for them! They are really helpful! I am having a problem reading the tiny font on some of them, though. It would be a great help if the font was bigger. The white font is easier to read than the black font.

Thanks again for the pictures! Now we only have to wait another two and a half weeks in Europe…
Also thanks for an interesting, informative, can’tlivewithoutit blog! Your tutorials have changed my life! (and my face ;))

these are the best pictures ive seen especially of the MSFs thankyou so much, you have definatly confirmed things i want to buy, i was unsure about the MSFs but these pics have definatly made me sure of what i want, and ive added a couple of other things to my list, thankyou! xxx

Wow! You got a lot of stuff! I love your website. You take the best photos! These swatches are very helpful. I only got Northern lights and Global Glow so far, and will go back to get Thrills l/s. Thank you!

I’m so jealous that you got all the pigments!

I got gold mode p/m and a sample of copperized, I actually want Rushmetal as well. Nothing from flashtronic, but I got the warm pearlizer set and the indianwood paint pot.

I was going back and forth with the cool pearlizer set, but my funds were low.

I’m a pigment addict, so I just had to! lol 😉

You might want to ask the makeup artist at MAC for a sample of Rushmetal, they do give them out sometimes!

Hey! Awesome haul. I like the clarity of your pictures! My haul included: northern lights MSF, goldspill MSF, gold mode p/m, copperized p/m and cocomotion p/m. Also, I got a sample of mauvement and quick frost.

Hi Christine,

Great haul, enjoy! And thanks a bunch for the pics/swatches – they were very helpful!

Here’s my haul:

RUSHMETAL (pigments):
Gold Mode
Off the Radar
Quick Frost

hmm…all 8 lol

Northern Light MSF
Global Glow MSF

By Jupiter

Perfectly pink l/g
Electro-lush l/g

Just a few questions:
Since I know you are somewhere about a NC30, does Gold spill MSF show up as a highlighter only on you? (even if you get one with a lot of darker veins) and is it very glittery or glowy?

By Jupiter – Mine is really glittery – is most of the glitter coming from the mid-tone veins (the taupey gold ones)?

Mercurial – this one is pure glitter (with a hint of lilac) no matter what base I use, dry or wet – I’m guessing it’s from all the gold? – any tips on how to make more pigment show up with less glitter?

Quarry – I might go back for this one – it looks pretty light – does it show up on your lids well? Is it very glittery? And does it show up mainly as an icy blue (or more olive/gold?) on your lids?

Thanks so much!!

Wow, what a haul, Meme!!!

Gold Spill is more like a highlight/glow on me, not TOO glittery though.

Try using By Jupiter wet and see if that decreases the glitter amount.

Hmm, the problem with Mercurial may just be that it’s naturally chunky in the glitter particles. Try swirling your brush around and then tapping it lightly to get excess off.

Quarry wasn’t showing up THAT well on me, a little bit, but not enough to make me go WOW GOTTA HAVE IT!

heyyy…im honesty a fan of yours! haha

Just wanted to ask you…is the mineralize skin finish collection limited edition? or are they always available?

i luuuuvvv this site, keep it up! 🙂

Hey Leena!

Yes, they are limited edition. The only skinfinishes that are permanent are the natural noes.


I ended up getting Tectonic and Ether mineral e/s and Ether on me looks more black coz apparently, it has more black in its veining..maybe the color result depends on the veining?

Also, is it worth having the Rushmetal pigment if I have Copper Sparkle already since the 2 seem so much alike? My friend gave me Copper Sparkle a few days after I bought Rushmetal and now I’m contemplating just exchanging Rushmetal for another item. My hesitation really stems from the fact that Rushmetal is obviously a LE color.

Hey Janis! Sometimes the color does depend on the veining – you might try picking up shadow from one part of the shadow versus swirling and picking randomly, to give you better color ersults.

Rushmetal pigment, IMO, has a better consistency than Copper Sparkle, because Copper Sparkle is a bit chunky. However, in terms of color… they are quite similar.

Hey hun, I didn’t buy anything from Novel Twist from what I remember. If I did, it was just one or two items, so I don’t have any FOTDs for it.

Hi Christine

I dont know if you will see this, i am after the msf in Global Glow (late on the bandwagon), please let me know if you have a spare one that you would like to sell.


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