MAC Stratus is a very warm-toned, very dark plum with a frost finish. It is a limited edition blush that retails for $29.00 and contains 0.11 oz.
MAC Stratus Mineralize Blush ($23.50 for 0.10 oz.) is described as a "amethyst and gold brown melange." It's a plummy brown with a satiny sheen. The compact contains two swirls of darkened peach-brown and plum. This is one of the lesser shimmered shades of the cheek products in this launch. On cheeks, it looked more plum than brown, so it ended up looking more different than alike once applied than Earthshine (which almost seemed like a dupe), which is darker and much browner. MAC Buddy Up is lighter. NARS G-Spot is redder. MAC Darkly My Dear is browner. Chanel Plum Attraction is more plum, more subdued. MAC Notable is lighter and more muted.
FURTHER READING: Formula Overview, which is a detailed review of the range as a whole.
Baked minerals refined into a powder formula provide an exceptionally sheer application. Lightweight formula glides onto skin to achieve luminous colour that builds lightly, layer after layer, without heavy coverage. Veils and enhances the cheekbones with a pearlized shimmer.