Saturday, August 13, 2011

Swatches: MAC Semi-Precious Pearl Mineralize Skinfinish

Every year during Summer - the month of July, MAC Cosmetics would have beautiful colors invented for their famous Mineralize products such as eyeshadow, blushers and skinfinish. I'm ain't MAC-addict but I am definitely addicted to their Mineralize SkinFinish (MSF). Ever since I purchased my first MSF years ago- I'm hooked!!

No idea what Mineralize Skinfinish does? It is a luxurious velvet-soft powder with high-frost metallic finish. Smoothes on: adds buffed-up highlights to cheeks, or an overall ultra-deluxe polish to the face.

Therefore when MAC released four MSF in their latest Semi-Precious collection, I ran down to their store as soon as I can to check it out. I tested all four on my skin and decided that Pearl look best on me!!

As usual, the MAC MSF comes in a black plastic packaging with a dome look-a-like.
What's so awesome about this is that 6.5g of the products would probably take you a while to hit the pan!!

The latest MSF are slightly different as it comes with an outer ring of one color, and the center is a blob of marbleized color meant to look like a crystal. But I personally prefer the previous MSF look-a-like galaxy/planet :p Nevertheless, I love the colors!!
Base: Beige Champagne. Innercircle: White, Plum, Bronze  Blended: Slight pink/bronze

From left to right: Outer base (a highlight color), Inner circle: Bronze, Plum and Blended both colors.  I like how both colors blend together!! It look so pink yet bronzy. Very natural indeed.
With natural light
With muted flash
If you noticed, the color are quite different subject to the light. The color look darker with flash than under the natural light. The color is very versatile that you can even use it as eyeshadow, highlight, bronzer and blusher!! It's all depending on which color you pick and how you mix the color.

My say:
The colour look absolutely awesome on my skin. Thus, it's a very rare piece of colour you can find. The outer circle could act as an amazing highlighter and inner circle as a bronzer (if you have lighter skin). Initially I was planning to get Rose Quartz since the swatches look great online, but it was too pinkish for my skintone and I have lotsa similar colour in my stash - easily dupe.
Here's a pic I tried applying with a bit more highlight color and a bit of bronze. You might think that it may look very shimmery, but I find the sparkle and shimmer is tolerable. More towards on enhancing the glow on your cheek. :) 

Comparing this to my previous MSF collection, it tends to have tiny fall outs on the pan when I swirled my brush on. Probably the powder were finely milled and smooth. The color pretty suits my NC25- NC30 skin isn't it giving a nice healthy flush? :))

Here's another pic taken from my phone - it look more pinkish because I pick up the inner color more.

Overall, I am very happy with my purchase of this MSF. MAC MSF never fail to make me look awesome!! This is the reason why I am addicted to MSF. Do share with me what's your though with MSF. :))


Kalmo said...

Oh thanks for the swatch and review.  I've never tried MSF but that def. have a cult following for a reason.  It's so gorgeous in the pan and on your cheeks.  Very pretty.

PopBlush said...

This is such a lovely MSF. It gives you a natural and pretty glow to your cheeks~

Cynthia Loh said...

Thanks!! :)  a very pretty blush and I’m sure will look pretty on you too!

Cynthia Loh said...

Thanks Kalmo.. :) The reason I get addicted to MSF. XD

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