MAC Wonder Woman: Mineralize Skinfinish

Slowly going through my MAC Wonder Woman haul.

Next we have the jumbo sized mineralize skinfinishes. And like the blushes, these do cost a bit extra than normal and once again, you do get more product. Usual mineralize skinfinishes retail for $28usd/$47aud and in return, you get 0.35oz/10g of product. But for these Wonder Woman mineralize skinfinishes, you’ll get 0.70oz/20g but you’ll be handing over $35usd/$58aud.

These are huge. Seriously.

Compared to a normal MAC mineralize skinfinish (middle).

The mineralize skinfinishes, unlike the normal ones, come with 3 shades which I would classify as a blush, bronzer and highlighter. Due to their enormous pan sizes, it makes it quite easy to use the shades individually or together.

Golden Lariat

True coral with fine gold shimmer/Soft suntanned bronze/Soft gold with fine shimmer

has a yellow-gold with white shimmer (highlighter) with a red terracotta brown for the bronzing shade. The blusher shade is a mix between apricot and coral with gold shimmer.

The other mineralize skinfinish available is Pink Power

Peachy rose with pink shimmer/Soft rosy bronze/Soft shell pink with fine shimmer

which has a white gold with shimmer for a highlighting shade and, as MAC put it simply, a “rosy bronze” for the bronzer. A shimmery pink is what you’ll find as the blusher shade in Pink Power.

Overall, Golden Lariat, as you can see from the swatches, is more orange-based compared to the pinky-peach of Pink Power. The highlighting shades in both the mineralize skinfinishes had noticeable shimmer but not the chunky noticeable kind, if that makes sense? Whereas the bronzer shades had a really soft and subtle sheen and the blusher shades had shimmer but very soft and fine shimmer so as to add a nice glow to your face.

I think it was a great idea to include 3 shades in these as it adds a bit more value and makes it a bit easier to hand over the $35usd/$58aud. However, not too sure why MAC didn’t add a mirror to these ones! Would have been handy.

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MAC Wonder Woman: Powder Blush (duo)


Let’s start off my MAC Wonder Woman series with 2 of the powder blushes (duos) that’s available.

First one is Amazon Princess. This is described as “bright yellow pink/deep blue pink with gold pearl”. The textures of both the blushes in this compact is satin.


Mighty Aphrodite, my favourite, is a “warm peach coral with gold pearl/Bright coral pink with gold pearl”. Unlike Amazon Princess, only one shade is a satin and the other is a frost 🙂

I love how finely milled MAC’s blushes are. They’re not chunky, are decently pigmented and, on my cheeks, they last at least 8 hours.

MAC has come out with blush duos before way back when but the difference between the previously released blush duos and these Wonder Woman blush duos is the fact that MAC, for some odd reason, decided not to just split the 2 shades equally in the pan. One side is larger and therefore easier to use but that small section? Kinda hard to get.

The first thing you’ll notice about most of the MAC Wonder Woman items is that they’re supersized. In the powder blush duos case, you get 0.38oz/11g of product compared to the usual 0.21oz/6g of product MAC usually offers in their blushes. Yes, the price is higher than usual but when you think about it – you’re paying an extra $5.50usd/$4aud for what is essentially nearly double the product. Oh, and you get a mirror lol 🙂

Ok. I have no idea why some people are bitching and moaning about the packaging. I think the packaging reflects really well on the classic Wonder Woman style and if you have a problem with it, take it up with DC Comics. C’mon people?! MAC went along with the classics and yet there’s still a problem. With Venomous Villains, it was because they weren’t classic enough. Some people just need something to bitch about. /rant


Now onto swatches…!

Amazon Princess:


Mighty Aphrodite:

MAC Wonder Woman Haul


I only let myself cheat on my no/low-buy for this collection cos I am a collector of awesome pretty things 😛

When this was released a couple of weeks ago in the US, I got my friend to get me both the mineralize skinfinishes, both blushes and a lipstick.

Spitfire lipstick – Bright creamy magenta (Satin) $15.50usd/$37.00aud
Mighty Aphrodite blush duo – Warm peach coral with gold pearl/Bright coral pink with gold pearl (Satin/Frost) $24.00usd/$45.00aud
Amazon Princess blush duo – Bright yellow pink/Deep blue pink with gold pearl (Satin/Satin) $24.00usd/$45.00aud
Pink Power mineralize skinfinish – Peachy rose with pink shimmer/Soft rosy bronze/Soft shell pink with fine shimmer $35.00usd/$58.00aud
Golden Lariat mineralize skinfinish – True coral with fine gold shimmer/Soft suntanned bronze/Soft gold with fine shimmer $35.00usd/$58.00aud

I am so glad I have such a great friend in the US who’s willing to help me get all these cosmetics so I don’t have to pay the Australian retail. All up, I saved ~$88!

Stay tuned – swatches and reviews are coming up soon 🙂

MAC Just A Pinch Gel Blush Review

Just a Pinch gel blush was released in 2009 with the A Rose Romance collection. Described by MAC as a “sheer red pink tint”, the solid bright red shade staring back at you can seem scary! However, just as it is described, it is a gorgeous sheer red when applied. No shimmers here.


I’ve used cream blushes before but never gel blushes so this really piqued my interest. Despite it being a gel blush, the consistency is a bit more solid. Being a gel blush means that just slightly tapping my finger against the surface provides more than enough colour for my cheeks!

It goes on smoothly and is very blendable. Dries within a couple of seconds and doesn’t leave a sticky residue behind.

As for staying power, it lasts 3-4 hours on me.

Bronzed


I love bronzers! I admit it – I’m one of those girls who can’t stand being pale. In Winter, my skintone lightens to about NC25-30 so I’m actually not that pale anyways but I love it when I’m like NC35-40!

Ironically, I don’t own many bronzers. I find that Tarte Park Avenue Princess bronzer works great for me so why fix something that’s not broken? Anyways, the latest addition to my bronzer family, making it three, is MAC Shooting Star MSF 🙂

Shooting Star, released in the A Muse collection in 2006, is a nice warm caramel rose shade which just glows on you thanks to the shimmer 🙂

I compared it to my other bronzers – Benefit Hoola and Tarte Park Avenue Princess for you to see 🙂


MAC Venomous Villains Collection – Bite of an Apple blush

Front and back of box

This was part of the Evil Queen collection.

I’m sucha sucker for corals and peaches. I need to branch out!

When I swatched it, it wasn’t very pigmented at all. Definitely a bright blush but because it’s sheer, it means you won’t end up looking clownish.

Soft coral pink (Matte)

Smooth application and quite sheer so you can build up the colour.

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Stereo Rose Madness (Including Swatch)


Yippee! I was *so* excited to receive this in the mail because I thought I had missed out but nope, here it is!

Reading all the drama and hype about Stereo Rose made me anticipate its arrival in my mailbox even more. So many people had this back-ordered then cancelled etc


So here it is. Very picture heavy because I like to take pictures of my new make-up before they’re defiled 😛

Coral with golden/bronze shimmering nuances


It looks quite metallic in the pan but when I swatched it, it wasn’t as metallic looking.


And comparison swatches:
MAC Hipness, NARS Orgasm, NARS Deep Throat, MAC Stereo Rose MSF, NARS Torrid


Nautral light


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