Musings of a Muse

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Dec 29, 2008

MAC Blonde, Brunette, and Redhead Collection: MAC Mineralize Skinfinish Brunette Review, Swatches and FOTD

Good Morning World! How are you? Miss me much?

I hope everyone had a super Holiday weekend! It went way too fast didn't it? I have a slew of reviews for you today and I'll do my best to get 'em posted as quickly as possible! I have quite a few comments to get through and will do so shortly. And finally, as always, my inbox is very, very full so if I owe you a reply don't think I'm ignoring you!

Today I'll be giving you a sneak peek of one of the three Mineralize Skinfinishes that are releasing with the new MAC Blonde, Brunette, and Redhead Collection. I think alot of people are pretty excited about this collection, I know I am.

I got a chance to play around with a few pieces from the Brunette selection of goodies. This suits me just fine considering that my hair and eyes are dark brown although I do admit that I'll probably venture into checking out the other selections for the Blonde and Redheads as well considering some of the shades look tempting.

I'm an absolute lover of MAC Mineralize Skinfinishes so when I seen MAC Mineralize Skinfinish in Brunette it surely was love!

Isn't she pretties?

MAC Mineralize Skinfinish in Brunette is a good deal different when compared to past releases. The color is deeper, contains less shimmer and chunky glitter, and more pigmented than those released in the past. The shade is a deep brown with hints of orange, peach, and has an almost Indian red cast to it. If I'm being honest with myself the color isn't what I'd normally go for. The color can easily be used as a blush which makes it very appealing to me as I really like not having to apply blush and than apply MSF on top. Using my MSF as both a blush and a highlighter offers a more minimal look where as applying both blush and MSF gives a more me more of a made up look. In regards to minimal you definitely need to apply with a light hand as the product is so deeply pigmented and a little goes a very long way. Interesting enough the skinfinish appears to have an almost gradation appearance with the left side having a lighter shade and the right side having a deeper.

Although I love peachy shades this one gives a certain brown cast to my cheeks which I'm not finding particularly flattering. For some reason the shade looks abnormal on my cheeks and suitable for a much darker skin tone than my own. I do love it none the less but I need to try it a few other ways before settling on the best way to use it. Below I used it as a blush only and didn't really like the overall effect so I'm wondering if a lighter hand and maybe a peachy shade of blush beneath will give me a better a finish.

Overall, the product does deliver a burst of warmth to the cheeks without the chunky glitter and shimmer that past MAC Mineralize Skinfinishes are known for plus it easily works as both a blush and a highlighter in one product. I think it's worth picking up as the shade is pretty unique from past releases however the Muse recommends using a very light hand when applying if you're a fair skinned brunette like myself.

Wearing MAC Mineralize Skinfinish Brunette on it's own

What do you think?

Excited about the release of the MAC Blonde, Brunette, and Redhead Collection?

What will you be picking up?

Tell the Muse!

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Anonymous Pinky said...

I'm really looking forward to the MSF too especially the Redhead one though I am no where near a redhead :(

December 29, 2008 at 10:20 AM  
Blogger the Muse said...

lol pinky I'm not a redhead either but I am looking forward to the MSF! Also the blonde MSF looks like my fav release, porcelain pink, so I'll def check that out and hells if I'm anywhere near a blonde lol!

=-) That's ok I don't think MAC expected us to actually keep to the guide line :) we unconventional types need to stick together!


December 29, 2008 at 10:39 AM  
Anonymous jackieg02 said...

I think it looks good on you how it is.

I can't wait for all the Blonde stuff, I will probably get usual.

I'm pretty excited about this collection, more than I have been in a while.

December 29, 2008 at 11:06 AM  
Blogger Phyrra said...

I'm not loving the brunette though I think I'll probably be interested in the redhead :)

So glad to see you back and doing reviews!

I missed you :)

December 29, 2008 at 11:19 AM  
Blogger the Muse said...

hey jackie!

I love all the blonde stuff myself even though I'm a brunette lol :) I'm excited about it too and looking forward to the cooler shades they are offering :)

Let me know what you haul when it's out :)

December 29, 2008 at 11:24 AM  
Blogger the Muse said...

hey dd!

I'm interested in all three :) I want to check out blonde too hehehe!

Aw thanks *hugs* I was so busy with the holiday no time for reviews! eep!
I missed ya back!

December 29, 2008 at 11:48 AM  
Anonymous Nell said...

Of course I missed you, a lot...

I want my shade - the blonde. It looks so pretty. Looking forward to all your upcoming reviews.
BTW I got the Clarisonic for Christmas (in PIIIIIINK!!!) from my husband, he must have listened for once, lol!

December 29, 2008 at 1:15 PM  
Blogger the Muse said...

aw shucks! Thanks Nell!

I want the blonde know I'm not blonde but the pink reminds me of a past msf release that I really loved :)

w00t! nice! I can't WAIT to hear what you think of it..I really didn't like it much but I'm very eager to hear your thoughts!

December 29, 2008 at 1:27 PM  
Anonymous Lilan said...

Muse! Has it been this long since I've visited? I LOVE your new design for Winter!!

PS - the MSF looks beautiful on you, sweets! :D

December 29, 2008 at 7:45 PM  
Blogger the Muse said...

'ello my little cookie :)

THANKS!!!!!!!! :-) It's been so busy with the holidays I imagine neither of us has been visiting any blogs ;)

aw shucks thanks hun! Bit dark I fear but I'm looking forward to the others in the collection!

December 30, 2008 at 12:12 PM  
Blogger aestheticcoo said...

Ever since my first MSF in So Ceylon (thank you again for helping me with this:) I want all the MSFs in this collection! The are addictive and very pretty. I believe these will be the first to go so I'll be waiting to order when they become available online!

December 30, 2008 at 6:04 PM  
Blogger Ghoulina said...

Oooh I'm so excited for this to be released! I'm brunette, but pale so I'll probably end up getting stuff from the Redhead and Blonde parts of the collection ^_^

December 30, 2008 at 8:20 PM  
Blogger the Muse said...

hi again aestheticcoo,

My pleasure :) hehe I'm all over any and all msf releases...I get the pokemon disease with them! They are truly lovely :) I think you're right..MSF's normally disappear very quickly!!!!!! I'm looking forward to seeing Red and Blonde up close and personal!

December 31, 2008 at 7:21 AM  
Blogger the Muse said...

hey ghoulina ditto! I think that the redhead and blonde is more suitable for seems the brunette line is very dark :P

December 31, 2008 at 7:21 AM  
Anonymous Belle said...

Hi Muse, I finally got about swatching this collection.. yes, I'm so slow right? anyway, i swiped it but it actually looks reddish?? (compared to the brownish ones i see in your pics) on my hand and it was OOS, so I passed it up in favour of grand duos in light over dark. :) I picked up gold deposit msf because it was so pretty and the SA told me it was LE(it's not right?). If i pass by any counter, I'll be sure to swatch brunette again.
whew, what a long post..

March 6, 2009 at 2:14 PM  
Anonymous Belle said...

I'm absolutely pleased with my very first MAC purchase(s). :) but i'll have to be on makeup ban now.. :(

March 6, 2009 at 2:17 PM  
Anonymous Belle said...

Hi Muse, brunette looks lovely on u and I so love the brownish tones but when I swatched it, it was actually reddish?? Maybe I'll try again if I drop by any of the counters.

March 7, 2009 at 3:19 PM  
Blogger the Muse said...

hi belle

sorry for the delayed reply :)

It does kinda look reddish yes :) I think the grand duos are much much nicer!

gold deposit I think is part of the new mineral line up and is perm.

I love it. It's so lovely...I got it a while back ago with one of the MSF releases and it's fabs for summer isn't it :-D

March 10, 2009 at 11:10 AM  
Blogger the Muse said...

LOL belle mac makes a girl broke :)

March 10, 2009 at 11:10 AM  
Blogger the Muse said...

hi belle

it does have a little bit red undertone to it yes..but also a dominant shade of brown :)

It's interesting ;-D

March 10, 2009 at 11:11 AM  

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