Sunday, July 10, 2011

MAC Semi Precious Haul, Swatches and Comparisons

I'm sure you thought I'd fallen off the Earth by now. Nope, just had a baby and I've been a little preoccupied with the Prince of Poopie. So preoccupied that makeup has been the last thing on my mind, shocker! I'll post soon about his royal cuteness.

I did venture out of the house with the Duke of Barfington to check out MAC's Semi Precious collection when it launched. I ended up hauling Mineralize Skinfinishes in Semi Precious Crystal Pink and Rose Quartz and the 234 split fibre eye blending brush. I wasn't too keen on the mineralize eyeshadows or the skincare this time around. The $20 price tag per eyeshadow just made them not worth it since they had a bit of fallout.

Top: 234 Split Fibre Eye Blending Brush, Bottom left to right: Semi Precious Rose Quartz, Semi Precious Crystal Pink

Semi Precious Rose Quartz

Semi Precious Crystal Pink

I compared Semi Precious Crystal Pink to the Mineralize Skinfinish By Candlelight. The outer circle is very close in color but way more glittery. When blended together it looks like a slightly darker more glittery By Candlelight.
Left to right: Crystal Pink center, Crystal Pink outer ring, By Candlelight, Crystal Pink mixed.

I also compared Semi Precious Rose Quartz to Stereo Rose and Petticoat. I found Rose Quartz to be much pinker than Stereo Rose. It's much more of a match to Petticoat but still ever so slightly pinker and tons of glitter again.
Left to right: Stereo Rose, Rose Quartz outer circle, Petticoat, Rose Quartz mixed.

I'm liking the new 234 dual fibre blending brush. It's supposed to be for packing on the color with the goat hair and blending out with the synthetic fibers. It performed nicely at packing on the color, about what I expect with a MAC brush. However, it performed awesomely with blending. I think this might be my new go to brush over the 239 just because it's an all in one brush.

Did you end up hauling anything from this collection?

PS does anyone know how to fix my right sidebar? I remember Blogger acting all jacked up months ago when I posted and somehow it moved everything on me...

Disclosure: I bought everything pictured.


  1. Welcome back!! Oh I've missed u so. Looking forward to seeing cute baby peaches. I'm addicted to the new brushes. They're awesome, especially the blending and blush brush.

  2. Loving the look of the brush....I may need to throw P10P aside for a new brush. Also love the look of both blushes although I feel I have too many in my collection to justify buying these.
    Congratulations on the new baby. Can't wait to see photos.

  3. Aww. Congrats on the little one! Yup....they will keep you busy!

  4. Congratulations on the new baby! I bought the same 2 MSFs as you! They are suppose to arrive at my door tomorrow - I'm looking forward to playing with them.

    -Candice :)

  5. Congrats on the babe! :D
    Great haul I only ordered one thing from this collection plan on heading out this weekend, and seeing it in person if there is any other msf.

  6. Welcome back and congratulations! :) I got Rose Quartz & Pearl MSF and a few shadows. Can't decide whether or not to get the brushes...

  7. Kristie- Thanks girl! It's great to be back.
    Funnyface- Thanks so much! DItch P10P, you know you want to ;-)
    Jackee- Thanks so much!
    Spaz- Thanks so much! How are you liking the MSF's?
    Andrea- Thanks so much! What did you order?
    Makeup Magpie- Thanks so much! Did you end up getting the brushes?



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