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Friday, January 6, 2012

Review: MAC Naturally Collection: Redhead MSF and Fresh Honey Mineralize Blush


My items from MAC's Naturally Collection arrived today, and I must say I am very pleased with everything. I usually only get one, two items max when new collections get released. Then, I totally regret  not picking up other items when I had the chance. For now, I'll just be reviewing the face products. I'll follow up with the lip items next.

 MAC Redhead Mineralize Skinfinish and  MAC Fresh Honey Mineralize Blush

MAC Redhead Mineralize Skinfinish and  MAC Fresh Honey Mineralize Blush

The stars of this collection were easy to pin point from the very beginning: Blonde and Redhead MSFs and Fresh Honey Mineralize Blush. The first, being re-promotes from the Brunette, Blonde, Redhead Collection.

MAC Redhead Mineralize Skinfinish

MAC Redhead Mineralize Skinfinish

I wasn't much of a MAC collector when Redhead was available the first time around, but as a blog reader I was well aware of the fan base that adored it. That said, I was sure that I would get my (second) chance at it. Redhead is described as a "gold to salmon pink degrade" and is made up of four shades: a golden champagne, golden beige, peachy champagne, and a bronze tinted pink. Blended together you get a peachy champagne shade with a shimmering finish. I am a rather new MSF user, but I love the glow and radiance that they instantly give your face. 

MAC Fresh Honey Mineralize Blush

MAC Fresh Honey Mineralize Blush

I originally had this on my want list, then I saw early swatches of it, and it looked horrendously orange. Off the list it went. Buuut, at the last minute I decided I might regret not getting it, so I took a chance on it. I'm pretty happy that I did. Fresh Honey is described as a "warm apricot" but to me it isn't all that warm in the pan and really does have a good dose of orange to it. Orangeness aside, this is a very pretty shade. When sheered out it has a dirty peachy hue. This is a very, very soft blush and a it is super easy to pick up too much on your brush. I had read in other reviews that a duo fibre (aka skunk) brush was best for application- so as to not over do it- which is how I applied it, and it applied and wore beautifully. The mineralized aspect of this gives it a slight sheen, but nothing as shimmery as other mineralized blushes I've used in the past.

Did you pick up either of these items? What did you think?



10 comments:

  1. That was the swatch that made me think I ought to pass on it. It was so scary! I'm glad my swatches did it justice :)

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  2. In Temptalia's swatches (which I should know better than to trust :P) Fresh Honey just looked like such a weird yellow orange, but it's much prettier in your swatches! :) 

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  3. Thanks :D

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  4. nice! x
    p.s. I'm having a giveaway from fox house if you'd like to check it out. :)
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  5. That's a good idea, I never get that option because I live nowhere near a store!

    I can see some people being disappointed with Fresh Honey. The name makes suggestions the colour doesn't follow up with.

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  6. I'm still iffy on this collection. I think I will be waiting until I can see in in person.

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  7. They are quite loveable! lol :D

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  8. I have both and love them!

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  9. I do not understand what a Redhead in reality! photo Swatch and difficult to understand. Somewhere dark beige color, and in some cases direct orange.
    For white skin, he fit???

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