Thursday, November 24, 2011

AMW Reviews: MAC Mineralized Blush in Gentle

MAC Mineralized Blush in Gentle --- I've been wanting this shade forever since I saw the swatches online!  I can't remember who but one international blogger actually put this up for Blog Sale last year, I emailed the Beauty Blogger at once and my heart dropped when I learned someone reserved it ahead of me!

The reason why I've been lurking for this particular blush is because for the fact that it was out of stock then!  You guys know me, I tend to forget about my lemmings if I can't seem to find them for long!  Then, who would've thought I'll get it this year?  Right when the year is almost ending?

This is already a Very Merry Christmas for me!

MAC Mineralized Blush says ---
Baked minerals refined into a powder formula to provide exceptionally sheer and lightweight application. Colour builds lightly, layer after layer, without heavy coverage. Veils and enhances the cheekbones with a luminous, pearlized shimmer.

size: 3.5 g / 0.11 US oz

AMW says ---
  • Very pretty to look at.  Stored in the same MAC blush casing.
  • Very pigmented, yet it always comes out subtle! 
  • A little goes a long way and definitely build-able.
  • One Mineralized Blush can last you ages!  My first one was bought a year ago and it still look good as new!
  • The gold sheen looks great especially on our skin tone.  Fair to dark ladies would appreciate this.
  • Doesn't  leave gold sparkles on your cheeks.
  • In terms of lasting powder, it lasts fairly long but considering I do not have oily skin.  
  • This blush will appear differently on different skin tone. (Photos to prove below)
  • Pricey at one glance and it hurts to shell out this amount for just one shade.
  • This blush is more prone to accident.  Once you won't look the same way again.
I am happy with this shade as it has the pinkish shade I want with the additional gold sheen which makes the blush looks very natural as compared to just a plain matte pink blush.  MAC Mineralized Blush never fails to look natural but, keep in mind the shade will come off differently on different individuals.

  • Test on different brushes to see which one works for you!  
  • My suggestions on the "effect" and blush brushes to use ---  Flat Top Kabuki Brush for an obvious blush look, Large Fluffy Powder Brush or Large Blush Brush for a medium blush shade or use a Stippling brush for light to super light, barely there glow!
  • If blush shades do not last on you, apply a cream blush underneath to prolong your blush.
  • Check my previous post on blush application techniques depending on your face shapes.  Smile and click HERE.
Will I repurchase?
Yes but definitely on different shades!  I'll probably get tired of this shade as it's not easy to hit the pan on this!

To whom do I recommend this to?

Anyone who likes light, subtle blush that gives a natural glow.

Where to purchase and how much?
Available at local MAC counters sell these for Php1,500 (approx $34.00).

MAC Mineralized Blush in Gentle
Raspberry Shade with Gold Pearl

Gentle applied on my cheeks (without cream base)
It comes off peachy pink on my "yellowish" skin.

Gentle applied on a client who has NC15-20 skin
See how pinkish it looks?  
(note: client wants to stay anonymous so I cropped photo like this! Sorry!)

Seriously? I like Gentle on my client's skin better than on mine!  But I can't do anything about it as I'm born with this color!  *Tuning into Lady Gaga's Born this Way*

Do you own a MAC Mineralized Blush?
Which shade and do you like it?

Keep smilin'
Stay happy!


  1. I own Pet Me. I love Mineralize blushes. they're almost always with subtle color payoff :)

  2. love the shade and very pigmented indeed! :)

  3. No, I don't own one because this is too steep for me...wish i could try it sometime though.. love the color! it looks really pretty! :)

  4. This was my first MAC Blush and I love this to bits! Love it more than my NARS Orgasm :)

  5. the effect looks prettier on cheeks than from the pan! u look gorgeous with it, but i agree that it looks even better on ur client! :P

  6. i have this shade, i love the glowing effect!!!

  7. I like it on your cheeks too. It's very pretty :)

  8. I really like the shade! its not too red nor too pink and it has the glowing effect Love it! :D

  9. Pretty! Syen loved this so much she bought one for me too btw. =P

  10. nice, if you have nar's angelika, how are they different? they seem quite similar though i'm comparing only fr your pix ;-)

  11. Nikki, so perfect on you! Buti na resurrect yung lemming when you saw this. Ang merry merry ng Xmas ni Mrs Askmewhats :)

  12. A very pretty and universally flattering blush!

  13. @Kumiko Mae Wow, and don't you just love their names?

  14. @Gellie Abogado Sis, I like that its pigmented at the same time, not overly "clown-ish" :D That's the beauty of Mineralized Blush

  15. @Issa Sis, I would understand! I couldn't purchase one when I wasn't a makeup artist before, I am happy na with inexpensive ones pero I would go for good ones for clients talaga! :) I'm sure in the future you would own at least one :)

  16. @Peach I would say, this has lesser sparkles no? :D

  17. @xin HUHUUHUHU Though I agree with you, it hurts that you agree with me too! hahahahha

    Thanks dear, it is indeed very pretty on cheeks (yes, on client's cheeks) HMPH :P

  18. @Photoescape On my cheeks, I can't even pinpoint if its a red or pink or peach! It just glows uniquely!

  19. @Kahani Ahhh, I can totally imagine this on Syen!!! :)

  20. @Marge Sis, I do not own Nar's Angelika but I do know the shade from "swatching", NAR'S one is a bit deeper...just a tiny bit!

  21. @herroyalbleakness Actually, would you believe this went straight on my traincase? I've used this on various clients, super ganda talaga! Their cheeks popped!

  22. @herroyalbleakness Actually, would you believe this went straight on my traincase? I've used this on various clients, super ganda talaga! Their cheeks popped!

  23. i have this but i seldom reach out for this, siguro dahil am on a peach/orange blush craze nowadays hehe. but i like this din during my pink blush phase! lol

    i think i have two (or three?) more mineralized blushes, there was really time i was so into them!!

  24. Really pretty!! This appears alot cooler on me than on you!! :D

    My favourite mineralize blush from MAC? Dainty - I love it to death! :D

  25. pretty, pretty! :) i haven't bought anything from mac for a long time.

  26. @Askmewhats
    ey thanks, truelaloo hehehe ang pigmented ng angelika, at least matipid gamitin, just need a light hand hehehe

  27. @MereMakeupManiac Sana sayo na lang ako bumili! LOL! Pinahirapan mo pa ako! :)))))

  28. @Jenn I think yours will come out just like the "client's" , I have warm skin tone so I guess it turned out that way!

  29. @sugar sugar Me, I mostly stock up on their Studio Fix Foundation! :)

  30. @Marge Light hand and maybe huge brush no? naiimagine ko pag nagkamali ka! OH MY! it get stuck into your cheeks ! :D


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