MAC In the Groove
Mineralize Skin Finishes and Blush Duos
I've been reading the blogs, and everyone has their own story about their Stereo Rose Mineralize Skin Finish (MSF).
So why not tell mine?
Yesterday I tweeted that I bought 3 Stereo Rose MSF's and got quite a few "Whoa's" and one "Isn't that a little excessive?"
YES, it's excessive but I had a little extra cash (well, I'd liked to think I do) and these babies came to $16.80 each with my pro-member discount so why not?
What may seem excessive to you, might seem like a pretty good DEAL to me.
I know some of you are thinking 'what is the big deal? what's up with this hype?'
Firstly, I knew this was going to be huge, as I'm sure many beauty bloggers had anticipated.
Secondly, I was never able to get my hands on it, since its release in 2005.
Lastly, the color is freakin' beautiful! It's an MSF BLUSH, basically!
Seriously, it can be worn as a blush and it gives that amazing MSF glow at the same time.
SO YEAH! I can definitely see WHY most MAC enthusiast went crazy over the re-release (5 years later). What MAC enthusiast wouldn't?
Even if you are an avid Makeup Alley Swapper, you'll know most MAC enthusiast have had Stereo Rose on their wishlist for years!
I've been wanting one for years as well, since I DO collect MSF's.
I think they are well-worth the money, they lasts forever, most of the colors and pigmentation's are superb.
It's just truely an amazing product and I hope some of you can now understand the hype?!
*******Those of you who read my blog will know that I am a HUGE camera-whore.
No, I do not just whore-out my made-up face... I WHORE-OUT everything: photos of swatches, photos of packaging, etc.
This post is no exeption! You will be seeing TONS of photos below.
MSFs are like art to me. I love looking at them and that beautiful veining getting my blood pumping.
Yum! (can anyone please fan me off? it's getting hot in here!)
Mineralize Skin Finish
Mineralize Blush duos
Left: Hang Loose
Right: Happy Together
This is my favorite out of all the mineralize blush duos.
The pale lilac/lavender adds a gorgeous sheen to the skin when you blend the two together.
This is definitely cool-toned.
Be careful not to apply too much or it can give you that "bruised" looking affect.
This is a warm neutral brown when swirled together.
The matte/satin side is a pretty golden-peachy-bronze (on lighter skin tones) but when mixed with the shimmery side, it creates more brown than peachy.
This is warm-toned and would look amazing on more golden-undertones.
On me, it's a little too brown but it's still pretty for summer when I have a little tan goin' on.
Petticoat Mineralize Skin Finish
I am one of those MSF collectors.
This is my 3rd Petticoat.
I love it! It's the one I recommend to EVERYONE!
It looks beautiful on all skin-tones.
The deep raspberry and gold veining gives it enough color to use as a blush for lighter skin-tones.
For me, it acts as a highlight AND a blush in one.
This looks BEAUTIFUL in photos! I always use it when I do weddings.
By far, Petticoat is my favorite MSF ever created.
I have yet to hit pan on any MSF's but my other Petticoat is flattened, so it makes me realize just how much I use it compared to my other MSF's.