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MAC: Grand Duos Collection

Release Date: March 12, 2009

Okay, who doesn’t want to get two things for the price of one? With MAC’s new collection, Grand Duos, they make you feel like you are getting just that; two for the price of one. Each of the Blush Duos offers two different shades with a marbleized mélange on the one half and a mono shade on the other half. With each Grand Duo, you are getting two different shades to play with.

Mineralized powders have become increasingly more popular over the past few years, but MAC has managed to take them to a whole new level. All of the colors included in this collection seem to have a metallic glint to them. But the colors do range from pinks and oranges, to coppers and golds. With the dual action of the blush shimmer powders, you can really experiment with the way the colors highlight your face.

The collection also includes brush #188. The brush has a flat top with a full circular base which allows you to apply the blush powder as heavily or light as you want. It also will help you blend the makeup as you desire so transition of the Grand Duo colors appear effortless.

I am always excited for anything that lets me add a little shimmer to my face and body. I am especially intrigued by the Earth to Earth color shades which combine purple and bronze, with yellow and brown. We’ve included the list of Blush Duos with a basic description of the colors as well as info on the brush. The collection is set the release March 12, 2009 so if we learn anything new before then, you’ll be the first to know.

Mineralization has swept the beauty nation, but MAC makes the next move with Grand duos: Mineralize blush that has a marbelized mélange on one side, and a complementary mono-shade on the other.

Soft-shimmer, super-shine pearl in a pretty tricolour veining to enhance and glorify cheekbones, followed with the pop and dimension of solid colour shimmer without an overly-frosted look. The 188 Small Duo Fibre Face Brush makes the transition magnificent. A sophisticated but simple new way to get your vital minerals.


Mineralize Skinfinish Blush Duos – (LE) $22.50USD each

Earth to Earth – Purple bronze mélange / Yellow brown
Grand Duo – Copper pink mélange / Plum
Hot Planet – Copper yellow mélange / Mid-tone plum
Intenso – Orange yellow mélange / Deep brown
Light over Dark – Orange yellow mélange / Deep brown
Love Rock – Gold violet mélange / Bright blue pink
Moon River – Blue pink mélange / Pale yellow pink

#188 Brush – A flat-topped, full circular brush used for lightweight application and blending of any formula color – fluid, cream, powder or pigment. Ideal for creating soft layers or adding textures. Made from a soft blend of goat and synthetic fibers.