The MAC Semi-Precious Collection focuses on really well pigmented mineralize eye shadows, blush, and skinfinish. But it also includes Five Cremesheen lipgalsses and four lipsticks. I tried a few of them and have Cremesheen and lipstick swatches below. If you are interested in seeing swatches of the eye shadows, Mineralize Blush, and Mineralize SkinFinish, you can view those over on Beauty and Fashion Tech here: MAC Semi-Precious Swatches. I do really like some of the eye shadows in the collection.
MAC Semi-Precious Cremesheen Swatches and Lipstick Swatches
I really love MAC Cremesheen Glass. Unlike MAC’s regular lipglass, which I find can at times get sticky, Cremesheen always wears really well, plus it has better pigment to it. I finid it interesting since more pigment often is what leads to making a lipglosss sticky, so how MAC does it so well with Cremesheen and sometimes not as well with regular lipgalss baffles me. In any event, I am always happy to get my hands on new Cremesheen shades! Of the three lipstick shades I tried I also ended up with keepers.
Below are swatches of three of the Semi-precious lipsticks and three Cremeshade shades. From left to right: One of a Kind (I love this shade! It is a great neutral that I think would work very well for many different skin tones), Musky Amethyst (a gorgeous plum), Lush Amber (a nice light nude), Geo Pink (a pretty berry pink shade), Looks Like Sun (a nice plum that I don’t think is represented quite as well as it could be by the photo-it is a bit more plum than it appears in the picture), and Natural Flare.
I suspect that I will be wearing One of a Kind until it is gone. I really do love that shade!
The MAC semi-precious collection is available July 7, though August 21, 2011. Sometimes collections pop up for sale a few days early though.
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About the Author: Carleen Coulter