Free MAC Cosmetics Mineralize Makeup Kit
For all of you free makeup sample fans out there, you know how difficult it can be to find free MAC Cosmetics samples. We haven’t seen an offer like this one in quite a while. The offer does require participation, but the reward is a makeup kit from MAC’s mineral makeup line, Mineralize. This line was launched in about 2008 and has taken the mineral makeup world by storm, becoming one of the most popular lines on the market. Plus, MAC is one of the most trusted brands in the cosmetics industry, so you can be confident knowing that the products are of the highest caliber.
If you are new to MAC’s mineral makeup products, here are overviews of a few of the more popular products in MAC Mineralize line.
MAC’s Mineralize Skinfinish has historically been one of the most popular products by MAC. It is a baked product meant to provide that last, finishing touch to your complexion, whether that be a hint of color, a slight glow, or a little bit of highlighting. These products typically been available only on a limited basis partly due to the difficulty of producing the product. MAC fans gobble these up quickly, and limited edition shades usually sell out in a blink. They are now a regular part of the Mineralize mineral makeup product line.
The MAC Mineralize Blushes are similar in texture to the Mineralize Skinfinishes. They provide a little sheen along with a gorgeous color payoff for the cheeks. They seem to last forever, as do all the baked Mineralize products.
The Mineralize Foundation is a richer cream formula which provides a buildable finish while maintaining a silky, non cakey feel. This product works well for all skin types, although we have heard reports of those with oily skin who report that this foundation might be better for normal to dry skin types. Either way, this product also features SPF 15 protection and skin-hydrating properties for all day comfort and wearability.
MAC: Too Fabulous Collection
Release Date: March 4, 2010
Lips and cheeks get the pretty young thing treatment. Cremesheen Glass makes its comeback with six exciting new shades and three requested bring-backs! Add Mineralize Blush duos and Lip Pencils to delight and define. All Too Fabulous!
Too Fabulous is a collection of lip and cheek colors that makes its debut just in time for spring. The headline here is the comeback of Cremesheen Glass. These are creamy and sheer glosses that do not leave your lips feeling sticky. The nine shades that are coming out with Too Fabulous will form part of the permanent collection so you will have plenty of time to try all of them. These are great for girls with drier lips because the formula is very moisturizing, unlike many other glosses that look shiny yet somehow manage to dry out your lips.
In addition to some familiar Cremesheen colors such as Boy Bait, Partial to Pink, and Fashion Scoop, six new shades are entering the fray. Richer, Lusher is a pretty coral that is on the peach side that can help tone down lipsticks that are just a bit too dark or bright. Double Dare is also part of the coral family, but this darker red can stand on its own. Boy Bait is a must-have for neutral lips who want to enjoy the consistency of Cremesheen without adding too much color.
Cremesheens are very sheer so most of us will want to pair them with lip liner. In anticipation of this, those clever MAC marketers have also come out with lip pencils to accompany the glosses. MAC aficionados will already be familiar with the brown Chestnut liner, but there are also five new limited edition shades that will send us scrambling to our counters to stock up. Naked is truly bare, a skin color that is ideal for neutralizing very pigmented lips. Boldy Bare is a versatile neutral mauve color that would work well with olive skin tones under any sort of pink, brown, or berry lip colors.
The last part of this collection is the Mineralize Blush Duos. Mineralize blushes are very soft and shimmery blushes- maybe a little too soft and shimmery. They don’t have the staying power of Sheertone Blushes and some people find the shimmer to be over the top. However, the color combinations are beautiful. Sun & Moon may not be the first one that jumps out at you. In the compact, the copper and pink look very unassuming and possibly too orange. But when applied, the effect is a sun-kissed nude pink that looks very natural and pretty. Buddy Up is one of the less shimmery Mineralize Duos. The pink and plum blend together nicely to give your cheeks a soft berry color.
Too Fabulous is one of those collections that will keep you standing at the MAC counter for a long time trying to decide which colors you want. They are all so pretty and wearable that it will be tough to narrow it down.
Cremesheen Glass (All shades will be become permanent)
Boy Bait – Light nude (Permanent) (Repromote)
Deelight – Mid-tone neutral (Permanent)
Double Dare – Coral red (Permanent)
Fashion Scoop – Clear pink (Permanent) (Repromote)
Just Superb – Dirt neutral pink (Permanent)
Loud & Lovely – Blue pink (Permanent)
Over Indulgence – Neutral brown (Permanent)
Partial to Pink – Light peach pink (Permanent) (Repromote)
Richer, Lusher – Peach coral (Permanent)
Boldy Bare – Dirt red brown (Limited Edition)
Chestnut – Intense brown
In Synch – Bright yellow pink (Limited Edition)
Mouth Off – Deep peach coral (Limited Edition)
Naked Liner – Light neutral (Limited Edition)
Trimmed in Pink – Bright blue pink (Limited Edition)
Mineralize Blush Duo – A limited-edition Mineralize Blush featuring two shades swirled into an abstract pattern. Delivers the sheer colour and soft, dimensional pearl finish of all M?A?C Mineralize powder formulas.
Bi-tone – Rose pink/copper bronze (Frost) (Limited Edition)
Buddy Up – Neutral brown/pink brown (Frost) (Limited Edition)
Chic Couple – Light yellow brown/dark peach (Frost) (Limited Edition)
Rhapsody in Two – Light pale pink/pale peach (Frost) (Limited Edition)
Two Virtues – Light blue pink/light violet (Frost) (Limited Edition)