Jul 9, 2010

MAC In The Groove Collection - Mineralized Skinfinish Swatches and Thoughts...

MAC In The Groove Collection - Mineralized Skinfinish Swatches and Thoughts...

At the core of the MAC In The Groove Collection are the Mineralized Skinfinishes (MSFs). There is quite a frenzy going on over the much hyped up Stereo Rose MSF and I hear there are even tears over missing out. Oh my!

Mineralized Skinfinish ($28.00 U.S. / $33.50 CDN - 10g/0.35 US oz)

By Candlelight - Golden pink (Frost) (Limited Edition) (Repromote)
Stereo Rose - Coral with golden/bronze shimmering nuances (Frost) (Limited Edition) (Repromote)
Comfort - Golden bronze (Frost) (Limited Edition) (Repromote)
Petticoat - Pale rose with gold and amber veining (Frost) (Limited Edition) (Repromote)

From MAC...
A luxurious velvet-soft powder with high-frost metallic finish. Smoothes on: adds buffed-up highlights to cheeks, or an overall ultra-deluxe polish to the face.

These are all repromoted shades of MSF from previous collections and the most sought after shade is Stereo Rose. But in my humble opinion I think Petticoat is the star of these MSFs and Stereo Rose is the runner up.
I already own By Candlelight and Comfort from the Warm and Cozy Collection so thankfully I didn't need to repurchase. Nor do I think anyone needs a backup for these enormous products unless they use them on a very frequent basis (some of us do I know).
MAC is absolutely right in saying these have a high-frost metallic finish because hallelujah they do! Stereo Rose and Petticoat have the most color payoff with intense high-frost shine while By Candlelight is more of frosty shimmer but will work nicely for lighter complexions. Comfort is the least frosty shade and is a very nice highlight shade for tan skin.
Remember these can be used lightly for a nice sheer color or more heavily for intense color and shine. They can also be used wet for more pigmented color. They are also quite versatile and can be used as highlight, blush, eyeshadow or for an overall glow.
Get prepared for lots of pics and swatches...
By Candlelight - Golden pink (Frost)
  Beautiful golden pink champagne color with intense frost. This is best for lighter skin tones and may come off a bit ashy on darker skin. It would make a great highlight but not the best for use as blush.

Stereo Rose - Coral with golden/bronze shimmering nuances (Frost)
  Very pretty shimmery coral color which leans towards a rosy orange hue if that makes any sense at. It's has a great golden sheen and would look beautiful on a range of skin tones. Great buy but don't get caught in the frenzy and start crying if you missed out.
Comfort - Golden bronze (Frost)
Comfort is the most subtle of the MSFs with a soft glow rather than frosty shimmer. It's a great golden bronze color that is perfect for highlighting darker skin and would look great on warmer skin (yellow undertones). It's a great highlighter or even for use as a blush.
Petticoat - Pale rose with gold and amber veining (Frost)
  Now this is gorgeous. it's a great golden rose pink color. It's similar to Stereo Rose but more on the pinky side which is great. I say if you missed Stereo Rose that Petticoat is a definitely a great backup plan. I actually think it's much prettier and the sheen is flattering on most skin tones.


  1. i don't think that stereo rose is such a fab colour as the rest ..

  2. I agree Niika. Stereo Rose has not impressed me at all. I love Petticoat the most.


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