Thursday, 31 July 2008

MAC Sonic Chic Mineralize Blushes

MAC's Sonic Chic collection was just launched in Singapore a couple of days ago and I couldn't resist picking up 7 of the 9 Mineralize Blushes in the collection. They cost S$37 each, quite a bit more than the US$21 retail price in the US, but these were definitely worth the massive chunk of change. Plus I have a 10% rebate with my department store's credit card so that softened the blow on my wallet somewhat.

I got the whole collection except for Dainty and Warm Soul. Dainty is one of the top three fastest selling shades in this collection according to a local MAC MA, but it seemed a bit chalky and not as shimmery as the other blushes in the collection. Warm Soul was just kind of blah. 6 shades in the Sonic Chic collection are slated to be re-introduced later this year as part of the permanent line-up, but MAC hasn't decided which 6 shades they will bring back. I guess they will see how the collection sells before they decide.

If you like Nars blushes like Deep Throat, Torrid, Lovejoy, you will love the MAC Mineralize blushes as they are also super-intense and shimmery. I used the MAC #187 skunk brush to apply Gentle this morning and all it took was two strokes to build up a nice rosy pink glow. I find them to be more pigmented than the MSFs but without the chunky glitter and frosty finish that you get with some MSFs, which is excellent. It will probably take many months of daily use to finish one of these lovelies.

MAC hit a homerun with this outstanding collection and I'm sure it won't stay on the shelves for long. But at least some shades will be re-introduced later so I don't feel the need for any backups. I do wish they would ramp up the new releases of MSFs though, rather than do re-promotes.




9 comments:

j0s1e267 said...

I haven't been interested in MAC since the uber gorgeous pigment from the "sailor" collection but now with your post, I am going to fly to the nearest MAC counter tomorrow!!!

Haru said...

Hey Michelle,

I kicked my MAC addiction a long time ago but occasionally, MAC still reels me back in with a fantastic collection like this, or the Volcanic Ash Exfoliater which I just adore. I've also got my eye on a couple of lip products from Cult of Cherry which will be coming up next even though I try to avoid buying more lip stuff as I have too much that just sits unused. But I just love dark vampy lip looks with a gothic edge.

Happy shopping!

j0s1e267 said...

Hey Iris!
Same here! The MAC addiction is utterly dangerous! With collections coming out every 2 weeks, it's impossible to keep up! I am really trying to cut down on my MU stash but some Japanese MU collections are so hard to resist, especially JS. I have no idea what to do with gently used items besides giving them away to friends/family. *update* I got my hands on the Pleasantry blush! Love it!!! Thanks for the great recc!
Have a great weekend!

Haru said...

Hey Michelle,

at least you can bear to part with your gently used items! I just hoard mine until they are really really old, and then I force myself to throw them out. I do give some to my mom but she doesn't use makeup as frequently as I do.

You got only Pleasantry? That's showing a lot of restraint! I went back to MAC to try the two that I skipped on my first trip, Dainty and Warm Soul, just to make sure that they were really not worth getting and fortunately, my first instinct turned out to be right :-)

Anonymous said...

any parabens in them?

Haru said...

Mineralize Blushes are free of parabens, phthalates and fragrance but they contain talc and bismuth oxychloride which some people are allergic/sensitive to.

Anonymous said...

hello Haru,
how do u rate the colors? i am very tempted to get dainty, pleasantry, gleeful and merrily. am limiting myself to two only. Is New View duo skinfinish also out yet? going to get some of that as well!!

Haru said...

Hi,

the New View collection was not out yet at the counters in Singapore as of last weekend. Probably best to check directly with the MAC MAs?

I've only tried Love Thing, Pleasantry, Gentle, Love Thing and Love Joy to date and my favourites are Gentle and Love Thing. But I would highly recommend trying these out in person to see which is most suitable for your skintone as they are very pigmented.

Haru said...

Hi,

My favourites are Gentle and Love Thing but I would highly recommend checking these out in person to see which colors are the most suitable for your skin tone. They are very pigmented so you have to be quite careful with these.