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MAC Mineralize Collection Color Story Information

MAC Cosmetics Mineralize Collection (October 15th, 2008)

(This image is not the promotional image for the launch.)

The mania for mineral-rich makeup — foundation, powders, blush, eyeshadows — is ever on the ascendance. The House of Mineralize with glorify and galvanize MAC’s latest Mineral earth-offerings, and showcase our permanent Mineralize collections. The Artists will have only but to ask. We are delighted to bring back our best-selling Mineralize Eye Shadow and Mineralize Blush at their request…three eyeshadows from A Muse, three from Antiquitease and six Blush shades from Sonic Chic. Thow shimmer shades of Mineralize Skinfinish will be permanent as well. In addition, brushes that are the most effective with the House of Mineralize will prove indescribably indispensable.

Mineralize Satinfinish SPF 15

  • NC15
  • NC20
  • NC25
  • NC30
  • NC35
  • NC37
  • NC40
  • NC42
  • NC44
  • NC45
  • NC50
  • NW20
  • NW25
  • NW30
  • NW35
  • NW43
  • NW45
  • NW50

Mineralize SPF 15 Foundation / Loose (Permanent)

  • Light Neutral pale ivory
  • Light Medium Neutral light beige
  • Medium Beige
  • Medium Plus Tan beige
  • Medium Dark Rich tan
  • Medium Deep Deep golden orange tan
  • Dark Caramel
  • Deep Dark Deep caramel
  • Deeper Dark Milk chocolate

Mineralize Skinfinish Natural (Repromote)

  • Light Palest beige
  • Light Medium Pale golden beige
  • Medium Soft creamy beige
  • Medium Plus Tan beige
  • Medium Dark Caramel beige
  • Medium Deep
  • Dark Deep Caramel
  • Deep Dark Rich golden bronze

Mineralize Blush (Limited) (Six of these will be chosen – the bestselling.)

  • Dainty Yellow pink with gold pearl
  • Warm Soul Mid-tone beige with gold
  • Nuance Mid-tone peach with gold pearl
  • Gentle Raspberry with Gold Pearl
  • Gleeful Deep dirty blue pink with gold pearl
  • Merrily Dirty burned red with gold pearl
  • Love Thing Dirty burgundy with gold pearl
  • Love Joy Mid-tone brown with gold pearl
  • Pleasantry Intense mid tone blue pink with gold pearl

Mineralize Eye Shadow (Repromotes)

  • Engaging Pinky beige / yellow gold with rose veining
  • Earthly Riches Deep plum / deep grey with rose veining
  • Family Silver Light Silver / mid-tone silver with gold veining
  • Heat/Element Rich yellow gold / rusty red brown
  • Illusionary/Burning Ambition White gold with gold pearlized pigments / chocolate brown with soft gold pearlized pigments
  • Brightside/Gallery Girl Champagne gold / soft olive green


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Hi HeavenLeiBlu,

I’ll hope so! I’m hoping all the ones I didn’t purchase (and maybe the one or two I adore) stick around, LOL.

Agreed! Merrily is the only one I have so far, but I LOVE it!!! I had to be patient at the counter because my boyfriend’s buying me makeup this weekend, for my birthday!

Wow itll be uber nice to have some of these semi-perm, from what I understand the mes will rotate every few months so the 6 aren’t perm forever. I can’t wait to see what’s next!! LOL though I’ll grab a couple prob the brown duo, and the gold/green one.

Electroflash has renewed my love for mes!!

Hi Lori,

Yep, you are right! They will rotate as new ones come out, but it definitely seems like MAC is riding the mineral train!

Woah. What a big collection. Please enlighten me what are the differences between Mineralize Satinfinish SPF 15, Mineralize SPF 15 Foundation / Loose, Mineralize Skinfinish Natural and the New View duo. For what purpose is each of them?

Hi Miss QQ,

Oh, yes, it’s a huge launch. Satinfinish is a liquid, and it has a dewy/glowy finish – I didn’t like it, personally, because it made me look oily rather than dewy, but I know others swear by it. Mineralize Skinfinish Natural is a matte, incredibly sheer foundation in baked form. The loose mineralize foundation is just that, loose powder. The New View duo combines the MSF Natural with a shimmer half for highlighting.

So I already have Pleasantry and Love Thing from Sonic Chic. Hopefully Gentle is going to come out with this collection so I can get it. I’m passing on all the others though and I still don’t like MES!

Still HATE MES (played with my roomies odd couple yesterday, UGH) but am exciting to see some of the mineralize blushes are sticking around. I’m thinking dainty, pleasantry, nuance (I HOPE), and gleeful are definitely in. I was talking to my MA and she said dainty, nuance, and merrily are flying.. see a lot of posts/reviews for merrily.

Hi Pquanda,

LOL! I am not won over yet, I haven’t been impressed when I’ve actually USED them in a look thus far.

Hey Christine!!
Did you get Nuance, as well? Or just Pleasantry and Dainty? Dog.. I cannot pull of pleasantry, even though it gorgeous! I look a hot mess (I’m yellow like the Simpsons)!!

*hugs the MES* Personally, I am loving the Mineralized Eyeshadow and am quite thrilled to see some new/repromotes joining the family.

I’m also having a hard time picking a blush. Help!

Hi Tekoa,

I’m so glad you’re enjoying them. Show me the way to love them!

I love Nuance and Dainty the most thus far.

yay! i didnt get a chance to pick up brightside/gallery gal when it originally was released so i will be snatching that one up.. and picking up a backup of illusionary/burning ambition as well..

but werent the 3 MSF’s supposed to be released with this collection as well?

Hi Aline,

I’m glad you’ll be able to get it this time around!

There are three MSFs with this launch, I believe.

Wonder if these will contain talc. The only reason I have avoided the Mineralize product so far is that they contain talc, and it tends to irritate my cheeks and chin and nose.

Hi Kit,

Probably. I believe their loose mineral foundation contains talc, so I don’t think they’ll be stopping any time soon.

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