Release Date: December 26, 2012
Availability: MAC Stores & Online
Baked minerals refined into a powder formula to provide exceptionally sheer and lightweight application. Colour builds lightly, layer after layer, without heavy coverage. Veils and enhances the cheekbones with a luminous, pearlized shimmer.
This review is for the two (2) limited-edition Mineralize Blushes releasing with MAC’s Apres Chic Collection. This post includes photographs and swatches of the following colors:
- Amber Glow: Warm peach
- Alpine Bronze: Mid-tone caramel
These blushes come in standard MAC packaging. The compacts are plastic and have flip-up, snap-shut lids.
Amber Glow is a soft peach shade with finely-milled, silver pearlized shimmer particles. Though the color is light, this blush’s pigmentation is good. One layer of the color can be used either as a blush for lighter skin or as a highlighter for medium-toned skin. Two (2) to three (3) layers gives you a beautiful, luminescent peach color to the cheeks.
Alpine Bronze is a mid-tone caramel shade with a very subtle shimmer finish. This blush also has good pigmentation, though it doesn’t apply quite as evenly as Amber Glow. There’s nothing bad about this shade, but also nothing particularly exciting.
The formula for these blushes is neither stiff nor soft. The Mineralize formula does create powder clouds very easily, so expect your pan and compact to get dirty quickly. Despite the powder picking up in a dusty manner, the blushes apply smoothly onto the skin without looking chalky.
Ease of Use: 9.5/10
The powder for these blushes applies smoothly and blends out nicely. Just be aware that using these powders is messier than using your average blush.
These blushes cost $23.50 and contain 3.2 g each. This is a $1.50 price jump from when MAC’s Naturally collection released a set of Mineralize Blushes. Regular powder blushes are $19.50 and contain 6 g of product each. It’s typical for mineralize products to be slightly more, but this is a huge discrepancy between product size and price.