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Mar 23, 2009

Reader's Request: MAC Mineralize Skinfinish in Refined Swatches

Sorry I really should have posted these with my original haul post from MAC SugarSweet. As requested from a few readers here are some swatches from MAC Minralize Skinfinish in Refined.

I was visiting on Cozy a few days ago and many of the girl's were impressed with how pigmented Refined was. Just a note I thought it applied best and deepest when used with a kabuki brush. It works a treat as a blush so long as you buff the color into cheeks with a kabuki. With any other brush it acts more as a highlighter! Just thought I should add that if you were curious.

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OpenID Stanies said...

Kind of reminds me of the Pur Minerals bronzer i got for free with a starter kit. I love that marbled look with cosmetics--makes it feel more natural and pretty just like marble, granite and so forth.

March 24, 2009 at 1:28 AM  
Blogger Sunkyung Shin said...

Is it my monitor or does the swatch look brownish orange??

March 24, 2009 at 3:30 AM  
Blogger the Muse said...

hi stanies!

I love marbled makeup items :-D they are all so pretty. Pur does some of it's blushes in this style to don't they!?

March 24, 2009 at 9:51 AM  
Blogger the Muse said...

hi sunkyung shin.

yes it is kinda a bit brown and a bit orange...

March 24, 2009 at 9:51 AM  
OpenID Stanies said...

Yes indeed they do! I've yet to try my pink blusher from Pur Minerals since it came with the stuff I ordered last from Ulta. Always wanted to try more of the Physician's Formula stuff because of its quality, reputation and price. But marbled makeup is good because you could take some of the colors from say this bronzer and use it as an eyeshadow or blend them all for the original purpose I would think. I assume if you can use something on your face then you by rights could use it anywhere: eyes, lips, cheeks and so forth. It also looks pretty sitting out on the counter like a piece of art work!

March 24, 2009 at 11:57 AM  
Blogger the Muse said...

hello again stanies!
I've always wanted to try the pur minerals blush it always looks sotempting!

PF is AWESOME! It's one of the few DS brands I like :-D

Absolutely agreed they work great as a multitasking makeup! That's particularly the case with MAC MSF and even UD HB Bronzer :-D

more bang for our buck!

March 24, 2009 at 1:42 PM  
Anonymous Belle said...

I was undecided whether to get it. But u totally convinced me, Muse. Thanks. =) I love the light bronze-gold colour..

March 25, 2009 at 1:06 AM  
Blogger the Muse said...

my pleasure belle hehe :-D

I hope you like it as much as I do!!!!!!

March 25, 2009 at 3:08 PM  
Anonymous Belle said...

Hi Muse, I feel like getting the past collections of MSFs- they are so beautiful! Do u know if any of them been re-promoted before or if have u seen any at your CCO? Thanks. =)

March 25, 2009 at 3:29 PM  
Blogger the Muse said...

hi belle

yup they def get repromoted :-D petticoat was released recently after a long absence :D!

I seen a few at my CCO a few months ago but haven't been to CCO in a while so not sure. But MAC releases them here and there with out new vegas with the mcqueen collection......

they def make a reappearance sometimes. I'm awaiting Stereo Rose to make a come back some day hehe!

I hope this helps hun!


March 25, 2009 at 3:33 PM  
Blogger the Muse said...


ps they have three available now with the mineral collection these are all permanent. Gold spill is one I believe and so Ceylon

March 25, 2009 at 3:34 PM  
Anonymous Belle said...

Wow, new vegas was re-promoted? I'll cross my fingers and wait as patiently as I can for the rest.. I'm so tempted to buy online but they're mostly used or expensive.. My only one is gold deposit, that was what u meant right? I think the other one is soft & gentle.. Thanks for the info. =)

March 25, 2009 at 3:49 PM  
Blogger the Muse said...

oh yes it was.


beautiful shade :-D

they are terribly expensive :( have you tried MUA? Ebay is ridiculous. If I see any at CCO I'll let you know :D

and yes sorry gold deposit :-D

Soft and Gentle
Gold Deposit and I think So Ceylon is the's three permanent :-D

Every so often they do a mineral repromote. I remember paying nearly 70 bucks for a stupid petticoat :P

my god I must be nuts LOL

but honestly sooner or later popular shades be it eyeshadow or MSF do pop back up!


also check specktra on occasion people sell off brand new ones for 30 bucks which isn't too too bad price wise!

March 25, 2009 at 4:48 PM  
Blogger the Muse said...


just read that MAC Electro Flash Anniversery Collection is out July

that should have some MSF repromotes or new ones released with the shadows :-D

March 26, 2009 at 9:54 AM  
Anonymous Belle said...

Thank you Muse for the wonderful news! =) I'm getting so ceylon soon I hope.. And I shall get the next few that comes out.. MAC makes me broke! Good thing I only like blushers and MSF else I'll appear in the dictionary under the word 'bankrupt'. Haha.

March 27, 2009 at 1:20 PM  
Blogger the Muse said...

hi belle

my pleasure hun ;-D

LOL me too don't feel better although my mac cravings aren't as bad as they used to be :-D

LOL makeup should appear under the words bankrupt :)D!

March 30, 2009 at 11:59 AM  
Anonymous Belle said...

I just bought So Ceylon though I haven tried it, since someone selling at a reasonable price.
Muse, I read that the collection releasing in July will feature 6 MSFs! (My poor wallet) Including porcelain pink re-promote.
I wonder what the other 5 are and just in case I want them all, I shall start saving up. ;)

April 1, 2009 at 8:46 AM  
Blogger the Muse said...

hi belle!

yay! Yes I seen omg I'll be broke! I have PP and it isn't a fav of mine, not enough shimmer but the rest sound great! Can't wait!!!!!!!!!

here they all are:
* Sunny by Nature Rich bronze with pink pearl pig
* Cheeky Bronze Soft golden coral wth bronze pearl
* Porcelain Pink Soft pinky coral wth gold veining
* Triple Fusion Left: Soft champagne gold, Center: Soft golden peach, Right: Rose pink with gold nuances
* Smooth Merge Left: Soft champange pink, Center: Deep rose, Right: Pale cool pink
* Warm Blend Left: Antique gold, Center: Mahogany Bronze, Right: Copper

April 1, 2009 at 4:02 PM  
Anonymous Belle said...

Yep, I've read about them too. The mineralised blush sounds wonderful too! I'll really go broke then since I think I might get 2-3 MSFs and MB each. Lol

April 5, 2009 at 3:58 AM  
Blogger the Muse said...

hey belle!

Must save the monies to get all these lovely new msf hehehe :-D

April 7, 2009 at 1:32 PM  

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