MAC Semi Precious Review & Swatches

I went to Nordstrom last Thursday to get a few MAC Semi Precious items. So, here’s a quick review with swatches of my haul.

Semi Precious Rose Quartz Mineralize Skinfinish has a “rosy pink base with inner circle of silver, lime, white-pink, and copper.”

I swatched all four MSF at the store. Goldstone reminded me of Golden Lariat from Wonder Woman, which I already have. Pearl and Crystal Pink are great, but I don’t really need them. But Rose Quartz is just amazing! It looks lovely as a blush and highlighter. There is a good deal of glitter though, so if you hate glitter, you may want to skip this one.

Swatches of outer circle, inner cirle, and blended together.

Feeling Flush Mineralize Blush is a mixture of “pink, deep blue-pink, and soft brown”.

I did try Warmth of Coral at the store, but it barely showed up on me. Pressed Amber looked nice, but I passed because brown blushes tend to make my cheeks look dirty. Feeling Flush is just a gorgeous pink! It’s pretty pigmented and blends in really well.

I purchased 4 of the Mineralize EyeshadowsBlue Sheen, Dark Indulgence, Golden Gaze, and Smoked Ruby.

When I first saw photos of the MES, I really wanted them all, but as I started seeing swatches online, you could hear my wallet sigh in relief. I actually talked myself out of any MES. But when I swatched them in person, half of them weren’t bad. Faux Gold and Rare Find were decent but not great. And even though, I already have She Who Dares from Venemous Villains, I still bought Blue Sheen and Dark Indulgence. Golden Gaze is my favorite here! I don’t have anything like it. Such a gorgeous color! Smoked Ruby is another beautiful color. A must have for me.

And because a picture is worth more than a thousand words…

Gem of Roses is a “mid-tone strawberry pink” with a lustre finish. One of a Kind is a “mid-tone rosy neutral” with a lustre finish.

Geo Pink is a “strawberry pink”. Looks Like Sin is a “mid-tone reddish plum”. Both are Cremesheen Glasses.

Gem of Roses is “my lips but better”. LOVE IT! I was going to skip One of a Kind and Looks Like Sin, but when I tried them on my lips, I fell in love. I really like Geo Pink too. The color is very pretty with a good deal of shimmer. Both lipsticks are a bit sheer, but they’re both lovely on the lips, and they feel soft and smooth. The lip glosses feel nice and creamy on the lips, not sticky at all.

Overall, I love everything I got, but my personal favorites are Rose Quartz MSF, Feeling Flush MB, Dark Indulgence MES, Golden Gaze MES, and Gem of Roses LS.

What do you think? Did you haul anything from this collection? Any fans of mineralize products from MAC and/or other brands?

About Jen

A self-confessed beauty addict, makeup hoarder, nail polish junkie, beauty blogger, and a proud mom of three beautiful girls.

11 comments on “MAC Semi Precious Review & Swatches

  1. Gorgeous eyeshadows! I hope you'll post some looks when you get to play with them.

    Do you think Silk Naturals has a dupe for Gem of Roses or just something that gets close? Rare Berry maybe? GoR was sold out so quickly šŸ™

  2. @ChaosButterfly: Oh, yes… the shadows are amazing! I just couldn't pass these up.

    @keijukainen: I'll definitely have to post a few looks after I post my review and swatches of Colourization. And I'll try to find a Silk Naturals dupe for Gem of Roses. Will post swatches if I find something close. šŸ™‚

  3. Duuuude, you got practically everything I want from this collection! (only difference is I can't afford to purchase it bc of Aussie prices XD) Except I want the other 2 mineralize blushes, even if they don't show up on me.

  4. @Pooja_G: I'll try to post some looks. šŸ™‚

    @Spicey: It's more red if you pat the shadow on. If you try to blend out the color, it becomes more black.

    @SilhouetteScreams: Non-US prices are just ridiculously high. šŸ™ The other 2 MB's are beautiful, especially Warmth of Coral.

    Oh, and I forgot to mention that the eyeshadows were all swatched dry.

  5. @Jacquelyn: I was eyeing Lush Amber too. It swatched nicely, but I didn't bother trying it on my lips coz I didn't wanna fall in love. LOL

    @StealMyHeartLove: Yes, you need Smoked Ruby! I think everybody does. šŸ˜‰

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