MAC Mineralize Skinfinish in Stereo Rose Review, Swatches & FOTD


MAC Mineralize Skinfinish in Stereo Rose

Hi all,

This post is dedicated to Zara. She is the one who asked me to pick up somethings for her and suggested this one and one more blush Gentle from the Apres Chic Collection that was  launched recently. As Mac is on my way home from work, I decided to peep in . I have had a good experience with MSF and when I swatched Stereo Rose, it was lovvvveeeeee at first sight! After buying it, I did some research..(pointless I know, but I always end up reading about the product after I have made some mad impulse purchase :-P) and I realized I had a cult favorite on my hands. So thankooooo zee!


MAC Mineralize Skinfinish in Stereo Rose Review+mineralize skinfinish


Doesn’t it look pretty.. almost like a dessert?? well.. coming back to the point MSF are great Highlighters and I have seen the Mac MUA’s use them even as contouring powders. This particular shade in my opinion , can be used as a blush and an eyeshadow and can be used all over the face with a light hand to give a sun kissed glow. This will suit duskier skin tones beautifully.

Price: Rs.1650 for 9 gm.. (my grand kids wont be able to finish this one) > I wish they would provide a lesser quantity for a lesser price.


MAC Mineralize Skinfinish in Stereo Rose Review Shade+skinfinish


Mac describes Stereo rose as Coral with golden bronze shimmering nuances (what a poetic description :-P). In my opinion its coral with bronze veining and looks really good when used as a blush or applied lightly on the points of the face where the sunlight hits! I think its a great shade to be used to highlight shoulders and collarbones as well for the evenings.


MAC Mineralize Skinfinish in Stereo Rose Review product in pan+make up


The pigmentation is fab and very fair skins will definitely need to use it with a lighter hand. It comes across as a little frosty on swatching it ,but after blending the frostiness disappears. Have a look at the swatch:


MAC Mineralize Skinfinish in Stereo Rose Swatch (Unblended)


MAC Mineralize Skinfinish in Stereo Rose Review hand swatch+makeup



MAC Mineralize Skinfinish in Stereo Rose Review blended hand swatch+make up brands


Stereo Rose is a shimmery blush,means it wont find favor with the matte blush lovers or with girls who have open pores. However, I have always believed, its best to use a primer with shimmery face products as shimmer always looks better on primed , pore less skins. As the blush is shimmery, there is no need for a highlighter. This will be the perfect summer  blush as it gives sun kissed look !


I feel it will also work as an eyeshadow with some darker shade in the outer V area. Take a look at how it looks on me 🙂


MAC Mineralize Skinfinish in Stereo Rose Review FOTD+skin finish


This stayed on me for 5 hours in the Mumbai heat which is excellent as no makeup stays that long in the humidity of Mumbai,

The packaging is standard Mac MSF Packaging without applicator or mirror.


Here is the ingredients list:

MAC Mineralize Skinfinish in Stereo Rose Review ingredients+mineral makeup


This is Limited edition by the way so girls if you like it, run …


What I like about MAC Mineralize Skinfinish in Stereo Rose:

  • Grogeous colour -perfect for summer
  • Looks like a dessert in the pan
  • Shimmery,but not overly so-gives just the right amounf of glow
  • Can be used as blush, highlighter and eyeshadow.


What I don’t like about MAC Mineralize Skinfinish in Stereo Rose:

  • Limited edition
  • Quanitity too huge to finish in one lifetime.I feel a smaller quantity with a smaller price tag would have made more sense.


My rating: 4/5


Have you tried MAC Mineralize Skinfinish in Stereo Rose?

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  1. Looking very sweet Shweta.
    I want this, I want this, need to convince my hubby to go to Kol, for some shopping now.

  2. if its in stock get it.. I have heard the MAC at Kolkata is always poorly stocked..for u navs though porcelain pink MSF ail be better.. thats wht i got for ZARA

  3. This is such a pretty shade man, wowwww!!! it took my heart away! :inlove: i soooo want apres chic lipstick!! 😥 but no mac at my place !

  4. pretty shade! I do that too – search for reviews of the products after shopping impulsively! Kinda convices that I dint waste the money if the review is good


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