We can all admire a girl with a 30-carat diamond. But the new dazzle is Semi-Precious. Gems that are rare in spirit, rich in substance and worn fluidly, on the skin. In MAC Semi-Precious, four finely milled gems – bronzite, black tourmaline, gold pyriate, and lilac lepidolite – bring their own earthy an spiritual affluence to three key elements of the mineralize collection: eyeshadows, skinfinish, and blush. Setting them off: a collection of colour, two mineralize skincare formulas, and four new limited-life split fibre brushes. Like everything this precious, these elements start off rare, and tend to get rarer… get rich while you can!
I love these yearly Mineralize Collections MAC keeps coming out with and I’m quickly becoming fond of the Mineralize products themselves. I picked up 2 more Mineralize Skinfinishes to add to my collection, 2 Cremesheens, and 1 Mineralize Eyeshadow.
Hint of Sapphire is described as a melange of pink, violet, teal, copper, blue.
Swatched dry, it’s a little stiff and patchy (easily remedied by just applying more than you normally would) and appears to be a lavender tinged silver. Spray some Fix+ on your brush before applying it and BOOM, you’ve got a metallic grey with a violet shift. The stunning multicolored shimmer is apparent whether you use this wet or dry. I’ve swatched it both wet and dry in different lighting (with flash, artificial lighting, sunlight, etc…) so you can hopefully pick up on it’s nuances and again I’d like to point out that the veining on mineralize products is unique to each product (no two are exactly the same). Hint of Sapphire truly is a beautiful mineralize eyeshadow!
The 2 Mineralize Skinfinishes I picked up were Semi-Precious Crystal Pink which is described as a pink champagne base with inner circle of pink, mid-tone green, bronze and Semi-Precious Pearl which is described as a beige champagne base with inner circle of white, plum, bronze. How creative is it that the MSFS in the semi-precious collection look like semi-precious gems? First, I swatched the bases next to each other with Crystal Pink on the right and Pearl on the left. Crystal Pink’s base looks like a pinky silver while Pearl’s base looks like white gold. Next I swatched the inner circles, in the same order and surprisingly Crystal Pink’s is actually an orange-y tan while Pearl’s is more of an orange-y bronze. If anything, I thought it would be the opposite. Anywho, the last swatches are of each MSF swirled together (base + inner circle) with Crystal Pink on top and Pearl on the bottom. This is what started my obsession with glowy, lit-from-within products!
Lastly, I got Geo Pink Cremesheen Lipglass which is described as a strawberry pink and Natural Flare Cremesheen Lipglass which is described as a light caramel nude. Geo Pink is a shimmery burnt copper and incredibly unflattering on myself unfortunately but I mix it in with other lip stuff and make it work whereas Natural Flare is a more wearable take on Flesh Lipglass as it has that same olive-tone to it, only with that extra sparkle this time.