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Friday, October 25, 2013

In the Limelight: MAC Mineralize Blush in Dainty Product Review

Most of my blushes have matte or satin finishes and I only have a handful of shimmery blushes. As I get older, I prefer non-shimmery ones because they tend to look more natural. But certain shimmery blushes have such gorgeous finishes like the MAC Mineralize Blush in Dainty. After using it for a few months now, here's my review.




MAC describes their Mineralize Blushes as...

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.



What I like:
  • MAC describes it as light yellow pink with gold pearl. Dainty in my eyes is a gorgeous warm pink shade with hints of peach and coral that is made even more lovely by the find, iridescent gold shimmers. It may be too shimmery on the pan and on swatches but if applied sparingly, the shimmers will just give your cheeks a nice glow and sheen. I personally use non-synthetic brushes or the MAC 187 when I apply this. I noticed that using my Ecotools blush brush makes the shimmers look more prominent whereas using those brushes I mentioned earlier makes the color pop.
  • It isn't the silkiest and most finely milled and velvety blush I have owned but the texture is still smooth and not chunky.
  • Unscented. My two most used powder blushes together with this one is Burberry Light Glow Blush in Peony and Chanel Joues Contraste in Narcisse, both of which have floral scents to them. So my nose loves the fact that this blush is unscented.
  • A little goes a long way. This is pigmented so apply sparingly using a light hand. Just lightly dust it on your cheeks and continuously blend.
  • No skin irritation nor allergic reactions for me from using it.
  • Staying power is good, stays for more 5-6 hours on my combination-oily skin.
  • Locally available at MAC counters for Php 1,500.00 (feel free to update me if the price has increased).

What I don't like:
  • It oxidizes on me as most products do. But it doesn't end up looking awful even though it has oxidized. 
  • Can emphasize the pores especially for those with large ones.

Overall rating: 4.5/5

Will I buy again? The shade is pretty dupe-able so I'm on the fence if I should repurchase. But I'm sure it will take years to finish so I have a lot of time in my hands to decide if I'll buy again or not.




Have you tried MAC Dainty? What's your favorite MAC blush?

Have a wonderful Friday, everyone!

Cheers,

6 comments:

  1. Such a suitable name for the blush, it really looks sweet and dainty. I prefer matte blushes or these with subtle shimmer too. I cannot wear overly shimmery blush.

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    1. Me too. I used to love shimmery blushes but I realized that it emphasizes pores.

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  2. I almost wanted to swap this one but it is soo dainty indeed. Yes, Burberry is overfraganced and I always have to use a facemist afterwards...the unscentedness of MAC is perfect

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  3. Mac's Mineralize blush are so awesome and what a beautiful shade you have here! :) xo

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