March 10, 2014

MAC Mineralize Lipstick Review & Swatches

This was provided to me by a brand for review and I receive a small commission if you shop using the links in this post but all opinions are my own.

MAC Mineralize Lipsticks

The new MAC Mineralize Glass Collection brings with it six new permanent shades of MAC Mineralize Lipstick ($22) as well! Although a bit more expensive than MAC’s original Lipstick Collection these do have a more luxurious formula.

They quite lightweight and hydrating my lasts try out with them last year.

Let’s check ’em out!

MAC Mineralize Lipstick

MAC Mineralize Lipstick has a soft texture with a cream finish and a certain slickness when applied allowing for a smooth, even application across lips. The texture is quite dream and has a very rich feel. Although these new shades seem to have a little bit of a thinner consistency versus the old formulation.

I thought coverage was a little sheerer as well since I did have to go over my application twice to get a fully opaque pay off. This isn’t really a big deal as they do provide excellent color but if you’re comparing them to the old formula it’s worth a mention. They are the type of lipstick that tend to accentuate every single little natural line on my lips so if you have flaky, drier areas they won’t provide as smooth a finer. These seemed to have even more moisture in comparison to the original shades. They do have a certain luminosity on my lips and have nice high shine. I get about four hours of wear with these without eating or drinking. If I’m honest they kinda remind me of some sort of luxurious tinted lip balm.

MAC Mineralize Lipstick swatches

Pure Pout, Be A Lady, So Good

MAC So Good Mineralize Lipstick

MAC Mineralize Lipstick So Good

So Good

MAC Be A Lady Mineralize Lipstick

MAC Mineralize Lipstick Be A Lady

Be A Lady

MAC Pure Pout Mineralize Lipstick

MAC Mineralize Lipstick Pure Pout

Pure Pout

The packaging is a bit higher end when compared the MAC’s regular bullet shape. These come in a wider barrel with a magnetic closure. They are elegant with nice weight behind them but the magnetic closure comes off rather easily when I toss them in my bag. The cap just seems a little lose and the magnetic not nearly as strong as it should be to hold the cap in place.

Weirdly enough they are also smaller at 0.12 oz versus the original releases of 0.14 oz.

The price jack from the permanent MAC Lipstick range might seem high but I think the formula is quite beautiful and should be pleasing to those who like a lightweight, buttery lipstick with a nice shiny finish. In this case perhaps the price won’t bother you too much.

The six newest shades are permanent and available now at all MAC counters or online at

This was provided to me by a brand for review and I receive a small commission if you shop using the links in this post but all opinions are my own.

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  • Tammie

    I ordered Be A Lady from Nordstrom as soon as I saw they were online, it’s my “it color” right now so I had to have it! Hopefully it doesn’t sink into my liplines though, otherwise it’s going right back, but I really hope it’s great~~ The color is so pretty.

    • Isabella Muse

      tell me whatcha think when you tried Tammie looking forward to hearing your thoughts!

      • Tammie

        Will do! It’s coming today (had it shipped to my work) so I’ll try it out as soon as it arrives and will let you know xDD

          • Tammie

            Yup you hit the nail on the head, these show every line and look super cakey on…gonna return mine. The color also doesn’t look as nice on me as it does on others, it looks more like a straight up bright pink :T Going to return it tonight after work.

            Oh well I have my Guerlain Rouge G in Gracy to look forward to which is arriving on Friday, and I am sure it will be amazing (I just got Garconne and I am in love).

    • Blushstopshere

      The tubes are nothing special, but the Pure Pout shade looks great.