MAC Colour Craft, part 1

MAC, Colour Craft, Color Craft, promoMAC Colour Craft is scheduled to release July 9 in the U.S., and the collection is hotly anticipated for a variety of reasons — perhaps most of all because it includes the limited-edition return of Porcelain Pink mineralize skinfinish and tapered crease brush 226.

I have a lot of pictures to show you for this collection, so in the interest of not writing the longest post ever, I’m splitting them across two days. Today we’ll look at the Mineralize Skinfinishes (or MSFs) and Mineralize Blushes.

Mineralize blushes (most recently seen in Sonic Chic and Mineralize / Sheer Minerals collections) are baked powder blushes. The six Colour Craft shades are $21 each, limited edition, and exceedingly sparkly.
MAC, Colour Craft, Color Craft, Mineralize, blush, Hand-finish, Fad-dabulous, Daft Pink, Improvise, Cheek & Cheerful, Style DemonHand-finish is a peachy pink. Fad-dabulous is a guava-melon color. Daft Pink is pink with gold — it reminded me of a swishy chiffon Oscar de la Renta gown — and the sparkliest of the six blushes. Improvise is peach. Cheek & Cheerful is orangey bronze. Style Demon is a bricky red (which reminded me of Merrily).
MAC, Colour Craft, Color Craft, Mineralize, blush, Hand-finish, Fad-dabulous, Daft Pink, Improvise, Cheek & Cheerful, Style Demon, swatches, Cheek and Cheerful, Fab-dabulousThe collection also includes six Mineralize Skinfinishes ($27 each). What is an MSF? It’s just a baked powder. MSFs are usually highlighters or bronzers, but some are blushes. MAC also makes a product called Mineralize Skinfinish Natural, which is a satin-finish powder that can be used as light foundation or on top of foundation.

The Colour Craft MSFs are all limited edition. Three are traditional “swirly” powders (they look a little like pictures of Jupiter); three are striped (like the ones we saw in Blonde Brunette Redhead).
MAC, Colour Craft, Color Craft, Mineralize, Skinfinish, swatches, Sunny By Nature, Cheeky Bronze, Porcelain Pink, Triple Fusion, Smooth Merge, Warm BlendIn the name of science, I swatched the striped MSFs by color, and then swirled all together. Triple Fusion is like a Miami sunset: gold / apricot / pink that blends to a warm beigey apricot shade. Smooth Merge is light pink / dark pink / rose gold that blends to a light pink blush shade. Warm Blend is pumpkin / cocoa / bronze that blends to a warm cocoa shade perfect for darker skintones. All three of these are very sparkly.
MAC, Colour Craft, Color Craft, Mineralize, Skinfinish, swatches, Triple FusionMAC, Colour Craft, Color Craft, Mineralize, Skinfinish, swatches, Smooth MergeMAC, Colour Craft, Color Craft, Mineralize, Skinfinish, swatches, Warm BlendSunny By Nature is rather surprisingly a satin (nearly matte) finish. It’s a golden peach brown — probably a bronzer for most. Cheeky Bronze is very sparkly peach. Porcelain Pink (repromoted from Gold Play and A Muse) is a widely loved, subtly shimmery pale pink. Compared to Porcelain Pink, Triple Fusion looks gold-peach and more sparkly.
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11 Responses to “MAC Colour Craft, part 1”

  • The Mighty J says:

    >Karla you rock!!!

  • Sabrina says:

    >OMG Karla, thank you so much for these awesome swatches!!!!! You are truly the master :)

  • Moxy says:

    >Oh shoot, now I want Hand-finish, Daft Pink and Improvise. OMG. Thank you for the lovely swatches again!! But I wish I wouldnt have seen that :D :D:D

  • JennXOXO says:

    >Amazing! Thanks so much for the swatches! They're beautiful!

  • Jessica says:

    >Anyone have porcelain pink yet? I'm very fair and I'm wondering if this would be a good highlight or if the color would show up on fair skin?

  • Houston Living says:

    >Oh, Damn. Cheeky Bronze, Porcelain Pink, Triple Fusion, Smooth Merge, Daft Pink, Handfinish and Improvise. I am going to be a broke ho.

    Awesome swatches, as usual!!

  • Catherine says:

    >Ahhhh, Cheek and Cheerful and Improvise look so pretty!! I'm just afraid that they'll be close to Nuance, which I already have… and sadly Daft Pink doesn't look like it'll work with my skintone though I do love the name. I'm gonna have to see how the MSFs look in person, I think too, Cheeky Bronze and Triple Fusion look LOVELY but I'm wondering how much I'd actually use a shimmery highlight powder. I usually use Tahitian Sand which doesn't *look* shimmery at all.

  • asiyakei says:

    >Porcelain pink looks pretty in the pot but really pale in the swatch! And I'm pretty sure I'm a lot darker than your arm is. D:

    Daft Pink looks gorgeous though. I'll definitely have to swatch it on myself!

  • MakeupYourStyle says:

    >they are all amazing I cant decide which one I love more :D

  • Romi_Morris says:

    >i really like triple fusion & smooth merge but i must say that i already have dupes for both of them.

    Shimmer Strips Custom Blush & Highlighter in Sunkissed Glow is very much like Triple Fusion and Rosy Glow is very much like Smooth Merge.

    don't get me wrong, i love MAC but i got the Shimmer Strips BOGO @ Ulta and paid like $13 for both of them. :)

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