MAC Mineralize Rich LipsticksThursday, May 31, 2012
Whenever I think of MAC, I would always think of color pay-off, the ability of a lipstick to give much color in a swipe. My previous review of its matte lipsticks for example made me realize the normal effect of too much pigment - dry lips. But this new line addresses that by giving us both!
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SRP: PHP 1450 Availability: MAC Trinoma, Eastwood, MOA, Rustan's Makati, Cebu etc I purchased 2 of the Mineralize lipstick - Style Surge and Ultraprecious which are coral and peach shades. (+) Wide selection of colors for this type of lippie. In the Philippines though, there are 10.
Swatches of top coral selections
Swatches of Top Pink selections
(+) The coverage is high and rich despite the soft colors which is really good< (+) soft semi-matte finish (+) Consistency is also OK and can be comparable to Satin lipsticks (+) Again, unique choice of soft cream colors For the ones I purchased, Style Surge (soft coral cream) and Ultraprecious (soft peach), I noticed that color sort of changes especially with Style Surge - it becomes more orangey and less pinkish without flash (at night) and even brighter. Swatch of Style Surge and Ultraprecious (with flash)
(+) Easy to apply and swipe (+) Buildable coverage as you can see below
Enriched with mineral moisture complex that nourishes the lips and supplied with lasting moisture. It really didn't dry my lips (+) And aside from the formula, the coverage and consistency is good as it covers my dry lips (+) it is indeed lightweight and non-sticky despite the rich coverage (+) Packaging is with a metallic cap and circular shape of the product (+) Unique MAC scent with vanilla scent (-) Lasting effect is average. Because it's mineral and cream-based, a good level of coverage couldn't stay long, and retouching is needed to achieve a full "MAC" effect.Nonetheless, overall, I recommend to people who want the MAC effect - unique and high-quality color, coverage, consistency - but would want to treat and use an appropriate product for their dry lips like me!