Thursday, 7 July 2011

Mac Semi Precious Haul...

I checked out the new collection 'Semi Precious' by Mac this morning as it launched in UK stores today.

I got 3 things!



Here we go...

SMOKED RUBY (Mineralised Eye Shadow - Melange of burgundy and black) This eyeshadow has a blackened deep brown base with veining of a darkened red which when swirled altogether creates a rich brown shade that's shot through with red and black. It's smooth, buttery and incredibly pigmented even when used dry and without a base. I applied this in the store to my entire eyelid with my fingers and it looked beautiful, perfect for creating a quick and interesting sultry eye. I own nothing like this as it's not the sort of shade I typically go for, but once I had swatched and applied it, it just had to be mine!



GOLDEN GAZE (Mineralised Eye Shadow - Melange of gold and black) This is a beautiful golden bronze shade that has a black base. When swirled and applied it has a vivid golden sheen that's shot through with black. It's smooth in texture, buttery and incredibly pigmented even when used dry and without a base. This eye shadow was the standout of the collection for me personally, it's simply divine and will be great for summer with plenty of gold and bronze jewellery!



Swatches...


SEMI PRECIOUS ROSE QUARTZ (Mineralised Skin Finish - Rosy pink base with inner circle of silver, lime, white-pink, and copper) The outer side of this msf is a peachy pink which applies with a slight sheen, the centre part is a cool pink toned beige and has some glitter and I love the colour when it's swirled together. It can be used as a blush or highlighter depending on your skin tone. It's pigmented and what you see is what you get, however I wish the centre part was a little smoother in texture, but nevertheless it's still a fab product.



Swatches...


Here are some closer swatches, I have compared 'Rose Quartz' to 'Stereo Rose' msf and 'Daft Pink' mineralised blush.



The OUTER portion of 'Rose Quartz' is reminiscent of 'Stereo Rose' but a pinker version. The swatches speak for themselves so I'll stop typing!


I also grabbed a mini fix+ for my handbag, how cute!



OVERALL THOUGHTS ON SEMI PRECIOUS:

  • EYE SHADOWS - There were 12 and not all of them were pigmented and smooth, they looked pretty in the pot but were mainly disappointing when swatched. In my opinion the two I grabbed were the best of the bunch!
  • BLUSHERS - BORING!
  • MSF's - The design of these are a little weird but I don't mind them. The lighter 2 looked almost identical and too much like a highlighter, the darker one which was bronze was pretty but too glittery to use as a bronzer. 'Rose Quartz' was the most pigmented of the bunch but I would have loved if the texture was a tiny bit smoother but it's still beautiful.
  • BRUSHES - What the hell were they thinking!?!
  • LIPTICKS / GLOSSES - Some were pretty but dupable and nothing special.

FYI: Fashion Flower launched today too, but I totally skipped that, it's pretty but boring.

What are your thoughts on 'Semi Precious'?

36 comments:

Mehtap said...

jennie said...

Okay, I need Rose quartz in my life ASAP! What a beautiful colour! Oh dear, and I told myself I wouldn't be tempted in to purchasing anything hehe xoxo

kay eh tea ei. said...

somehow managed to completely sleep through this collection, but that MSF has to be mine. so so so lovely! xo.

Skye said...

Lovely haul :)
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MaviDeniz said...

i love your swatches. rose quartz is so pretty and i love that golden shadow too! i haven't been to the MAC counter to check these out yet but im definitely going this weekend!

Xo

fantastic said...

Agree that golden gaze is the best of the bunch....but the red is also so nice & intense!

Get Gawjus! said...

I think the collection is so original! Love the shades you got.

Shifa
x

JJ said...

Your smoked ruby has so much red in it! Mine is like..so black >:

Muhsine said...

@JJ All mineralised products are different, I got lucky with mine, some of them are portioned off and u can use the colours seperately too....

Charlotte Amber said...

Love the eyeshadows but i totally couldnt pull of the red, the gold maybe, hmmmm

The rose quartz looks very enticing though!

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~ * ~ * Lera * ~ * ~ said...

The Mineralized Skin Finish looks so pretty! I agree with you on the brushes and lip things... nothing special!

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BlushCrush said...

Great review of the products you bought and the other items in the collection x

River said...

Looove the red eyeshadow. Both eyeshadows are gorgeous.

iheartCOLOR2 said...

Those shadows are beautiful!

TzeYien89 said...

i so wana go and check this collection out! no time today =( boo

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Andrea. said...

I haven't purchased any Mac in a long time. Well besides my foundation. I totally missed out on all the collections, but this one catches my eye mainly because I love mineralize blushes I wish they had more of a variety though. I want to place my order but I think I'll wait to see some of the blushes in person.

Kajal Couture said...

I like that MSF a LOT!!! I got that and the eye brushes. I really like them because I can use the synthetic hair side for eye primers and the natural hair side for powder shadows. The brushes are pretty useful to me. In any case, great post!

m i s s a r c h said...

hmmm i havent paid attention to the eyeshadows, but they look so pretty, especially the red one, ill go and check it out again 2morrow! i just picked everhip from fashion flower! actually got 2 of them :)

dani@callitbeauty said...

i got the baby fix+, too! and now rose quartz is on my list =).

Wakako said...

awesome haul!! ❤

Laiqah said...

Oh Muhsine you're so horrible for showing me how gorgeous Rose Quartz is!
(I suppose it's my fault for loving your blog and clicking on your update :))
I have Stereo Rose and I'm so glad you compared the two... Rose Quartz will be mine!

XO

www.Victoria-Gabrielle.com said...

im most excited about smoked ruby it is such a stunning and unique colour x

Love Always, Me. said...

Smoked ruby looks like cranberry.

LipGlossGossip said...

Great swatches! I need to pick up Rose Quartz, it's the only thing on my list from this collection! :)

sparkle beauty blog said...

I have the stereo rose msf so i think i will pass on this collection as i gear more to peachy tones anyway. rose quartz does look pretty though.xx

Muhsine said...

@misssarch Everhip is a gorgeous colour :)

@Love Always, Me. - Smoked Ruby is much MUCH darker than cranberry and more black/brown.

@Laiqah Sorry :)

DaintyMakeup said...

rose quartz looks absolutely gorgeous! im trying to save money atm but i'm so tempted! x

I love cooking for fun said...

Hey there Muhsine! I'm soo thankful I came across your blog! I ♥ it soo much! And u're beautiful!

Peachypops said...

Oooh, very pretty and very tempting!
I was going to get the Rose Quartz but have decided on Crystal Pink :)
x

Chichaul said...

Hello!

Your haul looks really great.
If you don't mind please share it with our fashion haul community.
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Hope to see you around there!
xoxo :)

Barbara Rizzuti said...

I love MAC!!!!

Barbara Rizzuti said...

I love MAC!

ModestyBrown said...

Smoked Ruby and Golden Gaze are stunning colours. I haven't looked at this collection at all but I'm tempted by both of those. Thanks for the swatches.

nivi321 said...

Love the rose quartz the others I don't think I would waste my money. The remind me of accessorize make up collection. The may be some dopes there. Great clear swatches, thanx for that!

swallows and amazons said...

the ruby and golden ones are gorgeous:) xox

Billie Houghton said...

Golden gaze looks amazing! Why is this not in my life! :P

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xx