MAC Cosmic Force Mineralize Blush Review, Photos, Swatches

MAC Cosmic Force Mineralize Blush
MAC Cosmic Force Mineralize Blush

MAC Cosmic Force Mineralize Blush ($27.00 for 0.11 oz.) is a light-medium, rosy taupe with neutral-to-warm undertones and a matte finish. NARS Contour (PiP, ) is lighter, warmer (85% similar). NYX Taupe (P, $6.50) is darker, warmer (80% similar). NYX Taupe (DC, $5.00) is darker, warmer (80% similar). Inglot #504 (P, $15.00) is darker (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

The Mineralize Blush formula is supposed to have “luminous color that builds lightly.” The texture was thin, lightweight, very smooth and finely-milled. It had semi-sheer to semi-opaque, buildable coverage but will lend itself best to lighter skin tones as it does run a little sheer and thin overall. I could this working as a contouring powder on lighter, rosier-toned complexions. It blended out well and wore for seven hours on me.

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MAC Cosmic Force Mineralize Blush
MAC Cosmic Force Mineralize Blush

MAC Cosmic Force Mineralize Blush
MAC Cosmic Force Mineralize Blush

MAC Cosmic Force Mineralize Blush
MAC Cosmic Force Mineralize Blush

MAC Cosmic Force Mineralize Blush
MAC Cosmic Force Mineralize Blush

MAC Cosmic Force Mineralize Blush
MAC Cosmic Force Mineralize Blush

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Makeup Look

On face:
  • Giorgio Armani Maestro Glow Foundation
  • Guerlain Les Voilettes Loose Setting Powder
On eyes:
  • Viseart Cashmere Theory Palette
  • Sephora Good Mood Eyeliner
On lips:
  • Too Faced Honey Bear Lipstick

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 matches, please read our full Foundation FAQ. For more information on our review process, please read our Review FAQ.

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Niiiiice colour! Too bad payoff isn’t a little better, but at least it does not look in the least bit chalky.. rather puts me in mind of one of my past big heart MAC favs.. Strada.

I think you would really like this one, Amy! It looks slightly less pink and more nude than Strada.

Oh, and I thought about you the other day when I was swatching some of my foundation collection in better lighting. Have you ever swatched Koh Gen Doh aqua foundation in shade 213. It definitely has an olive bent to it, but it might be a smidgen too dark for you. Anyhow, next time you are in Sephora, take a look 🙂

Literally my first thought was “my mom needs this in her life!” She’s the kind of woman who clings to more natural colors and she’d probably wear this every other day, in rotation with her most-used bareMinerals blush. I’m really impressed with MAC releases lately and I’ll be placing an order to treat her for Mother’s Day 🙂

Definitely agree with you, this one would work very nicely on very light, fair complexions. But it would never even show up on me, or likely anyone deeper than around NC30. but Nyx Taupe DOES work on me to create soft carving contouring! Sublte, but super effective.

Yeah, I bought this on the description alone because I love the mineralize blush formula and “dirty nude” or whatever they called it sounded unique to the mineralize line-up. I’m super pale with neutral undertones but a lot of “rosiness” (sounds better than redness lol). Blushes tend to pull warmer, darken or redden up on me, so this looks even rosier on me. It’s more matte than most mineralize blushes, but it’s not flat or dry looking on my skin like the regular MAC mattes tend to be. Very effortless to apply/blend and the tone is perfect–not too warm, not too cool/ashy, not too brown, not too pink, can really go with either a cool eye or a warm eye. Truly a “nude” blush for pale people. Really glad I bought it, I could even buy another since it’s LE.

So glad to hear it is working well on your skin tone, Ginny! 🙂 Do you think it is cooler or warmer on you? Or true neutral?

It’s neutral, leaning warm if anything. But not as warm as my other nude blushes, like Clinique Nude Pop, MAC Blushbaby, Tenderling, NARS Douceur, etc. To get a truly cool nude blush I have to go to something like Pink Cult.

I got this and was really disappointed. I’m very fair, but I’d still have to pack it on to get visible color. I could tell it was pigmented, it’s just the base color is so light. Unfortunately it’s going back, but I’m loving Otherearthly MSF and Let’s Stay Together (the Versicolor stain)!

I’m glad you’re loving Otherearthly Kat! I haven’t used mine yet .And since I used my Xmas gift card on it I hope it’s going to look good on me.

That seems like it would be even on me. It’s a nice nude kind of color. I think I’ll pass, though. I did cave and order the Ionized lipstick.

I love this entire look, Christine. Very polished and professional! I haven’t picked up any MAC products in a long while; this blush is very tempting.

Uh oh… I might need this. So hard to find the neutral taupe blush that is still warm enough to look good but cool enough not to look like mud!

AHHHH! I love love this shade!! MAC MSF have such a special place in my heart – they are so gorgeous! This is one of the shades that I think I may end up getting- it looks like it’s going to be so gorgeous on light-medium skin!

Hmm, interesting shade. I’ve not tried this shade on my cheeks. Bit expensive to buy without swatching. I’d have to go to a department store to see for myself (I have pale skin, BareMinerals Opal 01/NARS Terre Neuve).

I think I may actually need this one… I told myself no more cheek products, and I have the Inglot & both NYX “dupes”, but I’m such a sucker for shades like this!

Wow, this is an interesting color, almost disappears into your skin! I can see this as blush/contour for lighter skintones, but it’s matte enough to be a face powder for medium skintones

My MAC MUA used this on me over the weekend, and the color pulls pink on me, I loved it! Not too much & just enough to notice. I might get a backup!

So pretty! I love light colors like this since they’re so easy to pull off and not overdo. I may need to haul this at MAC
This reminds me a bit of the Nyx Baked Blush(one yout get the top layer off) in Chiffon, except that one is a bit more pinky I think and darker, so probably closer to MAC Strada, which is also gorgeous!

I had no idea I was in desperate need for this, as my ample stash indicates otherwise, but seeing it has me instatingly realizing how empty my life has been without it.

Interesting color! I agree that it should be most useful on fair-to-light skin tones. I think it’s too rosy to work as a contour on my own skin, but I think it would work as a contour for people whose undertones are pink but not too cool, and I can also see it as a neutral blush for fair-to-light skin tones for looks when you want a little color on the cheeks but want to keep focus on eyes and/or lips.

Oh this is definitely a color for me! I can struggle with blushes sometimes because of their high pigmentation -I do prefer a subtle blush on my fair skin^^- I’ll try to get my hand on this when it comes out in the Netherlands :3.

Well, my Cosmic Force arrived shattered in the pan, so it’s hard to get a light application, but I do really like the shade in general. I have porcelain, cool skin and it’s a unique rosy-taupe. It leans neutral to slightly cool on my skin. I’m not big on contouring as I haven’t really found a shade that works, but Cosmic Force seems like it would work as a contour shade as well.

I’ll be exchanging my broken compact asap. I also purchased Ray Beam (the other mineralize blush from the Future MAC collection) and I’m enjoying that shade as well. It’s a light peachy-pink and another good one for pale folk. I find both Ray Beam and Cosmic Force to be buttery smooth and almost a creamy texture.

I also purchased the mineralize skinfinish in Warm Rose and it’s bascially invisible on my skin. I thought it would be a subtle hightlighter, but it’s so subtle that I really can’t tell where I applied it. Pale girl problems. The texture is lovely though. I’m going to play with it more to see if I can find out what it wants to be on my skin.

Christine, I think Cosmic Force looks really natural and lovely on you.

They’re not similar at all! Cosmic Force is more of a beige, whereas Exposed is a plum! Did you mean a different Tarte blush perhaps?

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