Thursday, 1 July 2010

IN THE GROOVE for Stereo Rose!

I was in the happiest mood this morning, I even got up before my alarm a miracle I tell you. All because of 'In The Groove', Mac's latest collection that launched today in the UK. I was not the only person feeling this way as I bumped into Vex In The City outside Mac - Perfect! :) I was with my mum and Peanut, needless to say Peanut loved the attention from everyone including the Mac staff! (Peanut is my puppy for those wondering.)

I picked up 3 things.


The 1st item was the much coveted 'Stereo Rose'.


When I first saw it, I was like "oh, it doesn't look like anything special", it certainly didn't wow me as I am more a golden bronze type of person. I actually thought it looked unwearable and almost skipped it as I don't really like mineralised skin finishes as they can be too glittery.


And then... I swatched it! I expected it to be a muddy red colour for some reason as I had seen so many conflicting swatches online.


It's a pale coral with pink and rose undertones with a golden hue. It has no glitter, but swatches with a nice sheen. It's SO pretty, I am in LOVE!


It almost looks like it has a duo chrome finish but it doesn't. I tried it on straight away and loved it, I put some on my mum too who is paler than me and it also looked great on her. I'm sure this would look amazing on even darker skin too.

I would wear this as a straight up blush or highlighter!


The colour reminds me of 'Sun and Moon' blush that I picked up from the Too Fabulous collection. It's NOT the same colour, but the undertones are similar.


Stereo rose is paler, and doesn't have the tiny flecks of glitter that Sun & Moon has.

Swatches below: Stereo Rose on the left with Sun and Moon on the right



I also picked up 2 lip products.



'Jazzed' cremesheen lipstick and 'On the scene' cremesheen glass.

Jazzed is a pretty milky coral with a slight pink undertone, it has no sparkles and feels moisturising but I found the application a little bit streaky but I can live with it. The colour is most similar to Mac's 'Pink Lemonade' lipglass. I have been informed that it's similar to Ever Hip which I missed out on but may be getting it in a swap *yay*.
On the scene is a gorgeous pale milky coral with a beige undertone, I have never tried the cremesheen glosses before and I can't believe I have been missing out, the formula is so beautiful, smooth and not sticky at all.


I also wanted to pick up 'Fashion whim' gloss but it looked too similar to Underage.

Here are some comparisons I did to ensure I didn't buy a shade I already owned. :)


Yep, I can justify the lip products.

What are you picking up from In the Groove?

37 comments:

Parisa said...

Gorgeous! You have definitely converted me into buying the jazzed lipstick! I bet it looks wonderful on you :) xx

Kat O said...

Okay that's Stereo Rose added to the list now too! I'm definitely picking up By Candlelight too. Thanks for the swatches :)
Kat x Click&Make-Up

missy_ellie_uk said...

I ordered Stereo Rose, Jazzed and By Candlelight - can't wait for the postie to bring them now. Stereo Rose looks gorgeous in your photos. x

Jo said...

Great haul. You by far have the best product swatches! xx

Sarah@Blusherobsession said...

i ordered petticoat msf, now i really really wish i had the money to get stereo rose too!

Catanya said...

Really gorgeous!
I want all the MSF and the lipsticks!! Woah!

Muhsine said...

@Parisa It's perfect for summer :)

@Kat By candlelight looked so pretty too!

@Jo thanks hun, I compare them after I have taken them to make sure I am not misleading anyone... takes time :) nice to know it's appreciated :) X

Mercedes- Ms Purple Make-up said...

I might check this out tomorrow. I'm intrigued by Petticoat MSF.
Brilliant swatches as usual.
XXX

Elle said...

Stereo Rose is my favourite MAC product ever and that is saying something! I bought a couple of back ups to add to the one i already have from the original release. I was so scared of using the one up i aready had but now i need not worry! Glad you love it!

Hell Notes for Beauty said...

Nice picks I have yet to decide. The lipstick looks great.

Tali said...

LOL mee tooooo! I got stereo rose!
Hehe although im debating giving my sun & moon away as its not applying very smoothly ot my skin. Unlike stereo rose it sort of dissappears on me! :( xxx

DSK Steph said...

Stereo Rose is gorgeous!

Hollywood said...

Oh wow Stereo Rose is GORGEOUS I love how it shows on your skin...

Chloe.

What makes my heart happy said...

Hey Muhsine, These are gorgeous especially jazzed and stereo rose. They are definitely on my list :)! xx

Muhsine said...

Uh oh... I take no responsibility for your bank balances :D

@Tali lol we should meet up one day! Do some shopping :) The sun & moon is lovely, but I also feel like I don't need both. We will see, give it another go. x

@Hollywood Heels thanks hun :)

Laura - Emerald Green 88 said...

I've ordered Stereo Rose and By Candlelight online, your swatches are reassuring me that I made the right decision getting Stereo Rose so thank you!

Muhsine said...

@Laura I promise my swatches are true to colour :) I made sure before I picked the ones most suitable, hope you like it when it arrives xx

xbbkay said...

i love what u got. stereo rose looks beautiful. i can't wait to get my hands on it

xAgnes said...

gorgeous! I dont own much MAC products but im planning to change all that one week from now when this collection is released in canada :D Im dying to pick up stereo rose and petticoat! and now from your swatches, i want on the scene too :D thank youu!

Kate Gene said...

On The Scene is SO pretty! I have been on the fence about Jazzed, but that's because I'm a wuss when it comes to wearing bolder lip colors. LOL! It's really nice, though. I've definitely had a change of heart!

Ebru said...

You were right about the swatches on that other site. I mean they looked nice too, but Stereo Rose looks totally different on your swatches, and prettier too :) I want it even more now! You basically picked up everything I wanted, including Jazzed and On the Scene lol I have a feeling these will sell out on the first day, they are all so gorgeous! Cannot wait til the 8th ahhh, until then I will keep swinging by your blog and drool over the swatches! :)

Nadine said...

Stereo Rose looks so pretty!I was planning to get Petticoat,but after seeing a lot of swatches of all MSFs I really wanna get Stereo Rose instead.Can't wait for the collection to be available here in Germany.Even though MAC confirmed it would be today,its not.And another Onlineshop had it up,but took it back down until next week.I was only able to order Jazzed before that,I hope I get it.

Rai said...

Great haul! Do you think you could swatch the lip products on your lips? :)

Lil said...

I picked up Stereo Rose and was really considering Jazzed but decided to wait. I've already got By Candlelight.

X

Michelle said...

Womaann I ADORE your blog but it digs so deep into my pocket!!! Lol ;D I was about to pick up an MSF today (in Petticoat) but resisted, I shall now take your post as a sign and diligently hop over to HOF tomorrow after work. Sigh.. xx

tahitian88 said...

oh wow...I CANNOT wait till this launches in the USA! One more week! First thing I'm going to get is Stereo Rose. And maybe Jazzed lipstick because I too missed out on Ever Hip =) This is the first time I'm actually making it a point to go on the first day of a collection release by MAC! Thx for lovely swatches!

glamour rouge said...

Stereo rose looks gorgeous!

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Pink So Foxy said...

Oh no! I'd planned on only getting Stereo Rose and Petticoat but now I want Jazzed and On the Scene too! What's a girl to do?

Xoxo,
Christine
http://pinksofoxy.blogspot.com/

Sencillamente Kyra said...

I am charmed with it the swatches that you show in your blog!!

I am charmed with the Stereo Rose and the by Candlelight:D of the new collection.

I follow you from Spain!!

Jackie said...

This post just made me even more excited for In the Groove torelease in the US! I can't wait to get all the mineralize skinfinishes!! Thanks for posting this =)

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志穎志穎 said...

河水永遠是相同的,可是每一剎那又都是新的。.................................................................

Muhsine said...

Ahhh it makes my day reading all of your comments, I'm so glad my swatches are appreciated, thank you :) X

Schnelle Couture said...

great haul. great swatches - i love them all!

http://schnellecouture.blogspot.com/

amynicolaox said...

Ahh i MUST have these things in my life; sadly I'm away when the collection launches here but I'll definitely order online

Rosa Adores... said...

I picked up stereo rose too! (definitely convinced a little bit more by this post which I read earlier on today :D)

So after having swatched stereo rose for myself, I just thought i'd comment to tell you that your swatch is the first accurate one that I have seen online:) it's so beautiful, I can't wait to wear it

also... could you please do a FOTD including 'jazzed' lipstick? Having a similar skintone, I would love to see how it looked (it may mean another trip to my local MAC counter!) xxx

Adeline said...

Stereo Rose is such a GORGEOUS colour!!! I can't wait for it to be launched in Australia. Jazzed look really pretty too!!

fantastic said...

these are on my list! i'm also tempted with the In The Buff lipstick--suck a nice nude..that is actually a bit more similar to the color of my lips. but I need to draw the line somewhere!! xx