MAC 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.
Hand-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).
The 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).
In 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.
Sunny 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.
MAC Colour Craft: Color Craft, Mineralize Skinfinish, MSF, Sunny By Nature, Cheeky Bronze, Porcelain Pink, Triple Fusion, Smooth Merge, Warm Blend, Hand-Finish, Fad-dabulous, Fab-dabulous, Fabdabulous, Fabulous, Fadabulous, Daft Pink, Improvise, Cheek and Cheerful, Cheek & Cheerful, Style Demon