We all have it. A yearning for that one product that got away. Whether we weren’t into the line or the product at the time, the end result is the same: an utterly insatiable lemming. Now that so many lines are jumping onto the mineralized and highlight bandwagons, it’s easier than ever to find some great alternatives for one of the more coveted LE MSFs, MAC’s Stereo Rose. I have put together a few delish options for those of you looking to dupe it. Click “Read More” below for more details and pics….
Top Row: MAC’s Stereo Rose
Bottom Row, L-R: Laura Geller’s Pink Grapefruit, ignore this colour as I didn’t mean to include it, DuWop’s Pomegranate, DuWop’s Apple, LORAC’s Exposed.
Laura Geller’s Blush – N – Brighten in Pink Grapefruit
This is definitely the same tone as MAC’s Stereo Rose. It is a bit darker though. A light hand could make this one of the closer dupes. It is just a touch less shimmery than Stereo Rose. Pink Grapefruit isn’ the least bit chunky or glittery. It goes on quite smooth. A good dupe choice for med dark to dark complexions.
Shade: Beige/ mauve/ pink shimmer
LORAC’s Baked Matte Satin Blush in Exposed
Shade: Peachy pink
This is a new product from LORAC. It is breathtakingly beautiful. I was totally mesmorized by it at Sephora. The name is a bit confusing as the word “matte” would seem to suggest that it is shimmer-free, but it is just the opposite. It goes in incredibly smooth for a sheen of colour that provides a great glow, as well as nice, natural, buildable colour. A great choice for light to fair complexions. Zero chunky glitter. This new blush comes in two other shades and I plan on picking up both. They are all smashing!
DuWop’s Blush Booster in L-R: Apple, Pomegranate
These are intended to be worn alone for a sheen of colour or over other blushes to give that pearly glow. I tend to wear them on their own, because they are just that beautiful. Like the first two products, these are free of chunky glitter. These go on sheer, but build colour very easily.
Apple: This is definitely the lighter of the two and my suggestion for porcelain gals. It is noticeably cooler than Stereo Rose. It is more of a light to medium pink.
Pomegranate: This is your closest match to MAC’s Stereo Rose, in my opinion, but it is a bit more coral. A fantastic warm, coral-tinged rose. Great for medium skin tones.
Hope that helped. I have more MSF dupes coming shortly. Have any of you tried these? What did you think?
Hey kittens, a little birdy sent me some Colour Craft photos to share with you. If you think the below Mineralized Eye Shadow pic is drool-worthy, click “Read More” below to peep some of the upcoming Colour Craft Mineralized Skinfinishes. Go on, do it. You know you want to……
Middle row, L-R: Fashion Patch, Eccentricity
Front row, L-R: Girlish Romp, Natural Flare
Mineralize Eyeshadows: (All LE)
Assemblage – White with silver pearl / Deep grey / Black with silver glitter / Warm yellow gold
Odd Bits – Mid-tone silver grey / Dusty rose with gold pearl / Dark burgundy/ Peachy bronze
Fashion Patch – Ice blue / Off white / Black with silver glitter / Light white pink
Eccentricity – Rich gold / Light violet / Deep plum/ Rich bronze
Natural Flare – Copper / Yellow orange / Mid-tone brown / Rich gold
Girlish Romp – Mid-tone violet / Yellow white with gold pearl / Light pastel coral / Mid-tone pink
Mineralize Skinfinish: (All LE)
Triple Fusion – Left: Soft champagne gold / Center: Soft golden peach / Right: Rose pink with gold nuances
Smooth Merge – Left: Soft champange pink / Center: Deep rose / Right: Pale cool pink
Warm Blend – Left: Antique gold / Center: Mahogany Bronze / Right: Copper
This will launch on 09 July. So….what do you think? Love it? Need it? Have to have it? Everything you wanted and more?
Again, thanks to our erine1881 for giving us a glimpse of things to come in MAC’s Colour Craft collection. Click “Read More” below for additional swatch pics…
Check out Specktra.net for the full Colour Craft collection details.
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