MAC Mineralize Skinfinishes in Blonde and Redhead are back for Spring with the new MAC Naturally Collection. What was it? Last year they were released? Help me here, throw me a bone, the collections are all starting to run together, I have a migraine, I have to lay down.
Btw did anyone see Sleeping Beauty yet? My inner teenage boy demands to snort and tell you that Emily Browning was completely nekkid in it. I love me some Indie films. We should just sit around and dissect it together, what the hell does it all mean?
…but unfortunately we have MAC business to attend to!
Now about those MSF.
I normally love MSF but these guys are a little too frosty so I have to be super careful because I’m heavy handed. They are delightful to say the least particularly if you’re a pro at application. In my case I’d normally brush on my cheekbones but the shades are so intense that it gives me too much of a disco ball finish to do this so I try to keep it very minimal and fresh by applying cheek stain and a small dusting of either shade on my cheek bones using a fan brush. This is the best method if you’re a bit heavy handed.
They are pigmented and I realize you might be curious if they’d work as blushes but I think it would be best to use them to highlight in this case as all over your cheeks and face might prove a bit too frosty/shimmer. I already own Brunette from the original release of these and I find it’s considerably less frosty/shimmery and works great as a blush so I was a little disappointed I couldn’t take advantage of Redhead and Blonde in such a way.
Blonde is a soft pink graduation that goes from baby fine pink up to a dusky rose pink. The color reflects nicely with a glow-y sheen. MAC says it has a golden salmon to it but I honestly get no gold from it.
(Swatched above Blonde)
Redhead is a beige rose graduation which starts off with a soft golden beige and works its way towards a light beige peach. It has a soft glow of peach with a highlight of gold to it.
(Swatched above Redhead)
Both of these are very pretty but you have to practice some caution during application to get the best results. Pigmentation is sheer to medium if you choose to build them up but the finish remains subtle for the most part with a lighter hand. They make a nice pick if you like a candlelit glow to your skin.
Available now on MAC counters.
Anyone haul either one?
Feel free to share your thoughts!