Inspired by the naturally beautiful form & mystery of ethically mined minerals from Brazil, these Mineralize formulas get richer with the infusion of four finely milled gems. Like any limited edition, these elements start off rare & tend to get rarer!
MAC Semi-Precious Collection For Summer 2011 launched at TANGS yesterday, just in time for the 12% rebate. The highlights of this limited edition collection are the 12 Mineralize Eyeshadows, 4 Mineralize Skinfinish and the 4 Split Fibre Brushes. The collection also consists of several other items like, Lipsticks, Cremesheen Glass and Mineralize Blushes.
To my surprise, there were no proper display for the collection – items were briefly lying on the counter top.
Anyway, I was in and out of TANGS in merely 30 minutes – there to pick up some items and check out this collection since I do not own any Mineralize Eyeshadows apart from In The Groove and Soften The Mood from MAC In The Groove Collection a year ago.
Mineralize Eyeshadows in Smoked Ruby – melange of burgundy and black, Rare Find – melange of violet, brown and gold and Clarity – melange of light pink, off white green, gold and black. Retails at S$36 each.
When swatched, most of the Mineralize Eyeshadows seem to have decent colour payoff with Smoked Ruby, Dark Indulgence and Golden Gaze being the most pigmented. Faux Gold being somewhere in between. Texture and finish wise seem to vary depending on the colours with Mineral Mode, Unsurpassable, Clarity and Quartz Fusion being glittery – others are mostly smooth and metallic.
Close up of the individual Mineralize Eyeshadows.
Personally, I would wear Smoked Ruby on its own. Clarity and Rare Find looks better with a base (whether coloured or clear) or layered on top of eyeshadows for that extra dimension.
Mineralize Blush in Warmth Of Coral – melange of coral and peach. Retails at S$44 each. Would have picked up Feeling Flush if it’s slightly softer.
I didn’t swatch of look at any of the Mineralize Skinfinish because I was never really into them but Rose Quartz and Pearl looks pretty awesome.
Lustre Lipstick in Gem Of Roses – mid-tone strawberry pink. Retails at S$28 each. Amongst the 4 lipsticks, Gem Of Roses is the only one that stood out to me although One Of A Kind looks pretty too.
Colour descriptions extracted from Temptalia here >
Swatches above take indoor with flash by the window with natural sunlight. Pretty true to the colours in real life.
I didn’t pay attention to any of the 4 Split Fibre Brushes but they might be worth a second look especially 128 Split Fibre Cheek Brush and 234 Split Fibre Eye Blending Brush.
Did you pick up anything from this collection?