MAC • Mineralize Skinfinish in Pearl (Semi Precious) • Highlighters
|Would buy this product again.||76%|
Age: Unknown Skin: Other, Fair-Medium Hair: Brown, Straight, Fine Eyes: Other
I got this for around $40AUD, and I must say that its worth it. It is limited edition so definately a collectors item. The packaging is sturdy and the melange of bronze and copper in the middle is so unique! I heard some reviewers describing it as a wart, but I don't think so! Its very exotic and bohemian-looking. The outer part is white and shimmery so it can be used as a highlighter. When swirled together it gives off a peach/copper with some shimmer. Very flattering for golden-toned and tanned girls. I wouldn't recommend to wear this everyday though, too much shimmer and pearl. I like to wear this during sunny days or on special occasions. But really, it's all up to you. 5/5 for it being one-of-a-kind and versatility and its fantastic look.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Dry, Fair-Medium, Neutral Hair: Brunette, Straight, Fine Eyes: Hazel
I love this! The champagne colour is great for highlighting! If swirled together it gives off a great golden/champagne colour which would be gorgeous with a tan! But also works great for a day look. It is very shimmery so less is definitely more. Highly recommend this
Age: 19-24 Skin: Dry, Fair-Medium, Cool Hair: Brunette, Curly, Coarse Eyes: Hazel
Upon purchasing this, I didn't realize that they had given us significantly less product in this LE collection than what is in the permanent MSFs. Despite that, I'm so pleased with this product, and I'm glad I chose this as my very first MSF. The outer rim is a light champagne beige (pretty basic, universal color highlight), and the center portion is a veining of a reddish plum-burgundy swirled with golden bronze, with a few spots of off-white here and there just to lighten it up a bit. I've only used the inner part a couple times, and when I first swirled my brush in there and dusted it on my cheeks, I was like 'WOWZA!' It's surprisingly super duper pigmented for an MSF, so light-skinned ladies, only use a light touch of the brush, and that would be enough for one cheek. On my fair skin, it actually turns out to be a reddish-coppery bronze, which doesn't sound too flattering, but it actually blends out to look very nice, and not patchy looking whatsoever. I think this could also make for a very nice eyeshadow as well.
Mineralize Skinfinishes have a reputation. For being complete glitter bombs, that is. I cannot tolerate glitter anywhere other than on my eyes, so I was completely tickled to find out that this MSF is not glittery! I love the finish of the champagne, and once on my skin, it doesn't look like I'm wearing an obvious highlight. I actually feel comfortable dusting this on my nose and cupid's bow! There are no craters on the surface of this product like there are on others, which are usually infested with that chunky glitter. I give this a 4 instead of 5, because I feel like I use the highlight enough, but not the center veining. It can be a little hard to work with, due to the color and my fair cool toned skin, and I feel like a product has to be at least close to HG status to deserve that 5 star rating.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Fair, Neutral Hair: Blond, Straight, Fine Eyes: Blue
The Semi Precious Pearl seems to be the best value/shade out of all the 4 limited edition semi precious MSF shades in my opinion. The highlighting aspects of this powder is very pretty and flattering on my NC15-20 complexion. I find the MAC MSF as with the Bobbi Brown shimmer bricks can be too easy to overapply the shimmer so you MUST use a light hand and a forgiving brush when sweeping this on your cheek bones, forehead, temples etc. As with the BB shimmer bricks it seems to appear less 'glitter-ball' if you have set your foundation with a translucent powder first before highlighting or going over your blush. The melange of colours when swept together with the brush creates a beautiful bronzey rosey finish which is perfect as a blusher on paler skintones (NC30 or less). By using a small contour brush you can swirl just the outer ring to get that highlighting effect. I like the dual use aspect of this product although the price is exhorbitant in Australia (and they sneakily made the product smaller in size when compared to previous MSF's!) at AUD$47 each. I really think MAC could better improve the packaging of this product too.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
I have found the highlighter of my dreams!!! I've been doing so much research for about 2 months - reading review and doing instore tests. But I couldn't find a highlighter that isn't too pink or gold; that provides a highlighted GLOW rather than glittery shimmer; and that has staying power. This pearly colour looks the most natural in my opinion because pink or gold highlights are too obvious. I only use the outer colour as a highlight; I don't mix the outer and inner colours together for the purpose of highlighting. But mixing them or just using the darker bronzy/gold inner part on its own is great as a blush. It didn't budge during my 9 to 5 day. I'm very impressed. Of course MAC is amazing so I don't need to talk about quality and pigment here - its perfection as always. I'm a bit nervous about this product being a "limited edition". I hope they don't discontinue it for good because I would cry! :( You must try it!
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Oily, Medium Hair: Black Eyes: Other
This was my first msf by MAC and i have to say it was well worth the $30. At first i thought it looked way too shimmery for my already oily skin (especially in the summer time) However, if you just apply a light hand of the outer champagne highlight color to your cheek bones it looks very flattering. The highlight part is not overbearing with shimmer, its more subtle than I thought it would be. It adds a nice "glow" to the face. The inner part is what got me really excited because of the fact i've never seen anything like it. Its a mix of plum, bronze, and an iridescent white color. If you mix them altogether you get this very rosy/pink bronze color. It looks absolutely amazing on tanner/darker skin, but anyone who is paler too could probably wear this as well. Overall its a great product and I would recommend to get it fast, since it is limited edition. And out of the four msf's i think Pearl is the most flattering and unique. :)
Age: 36-43 Skin: Other Hair: Other Eyes: Other
I am not generally a fan of MSFs, as I find them all to be too shimmery and I breakout if I use them too often. However, I made an exception for this one, as the colors are so so beautiful. The outer portion will make a great highlighter on the eyes and the center part is a wonderful blush. I just couldn't pass it up. This is the only MSF I purchased from Semi-Precious.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Normal, Tan, Warm Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
This product was nice enough, I am returning it, its just not worth it.The outer portion reminds me of perfect topping, and the inner part reminds me of cheeky bronze but its a bit more red on the cheeks. I don't like products that show up too reddish on me, its not in your face,it just has too much pink for me. I prefer rosy bronze colors or peaches. Anyway it is nice but its about 4 grams less than other msfs and it is just too powdery. It seems my older msfs are not so powdery...so lost a lot of points b/c of that. BTW I am nc 42
Age: 30-35 Skin: Very Dry, Fair-Medium Hair: Black Eyes: Black
Was thinking about buying this or NARS Copacabana Illuminator but decided for this one since it seemed more versitle where I can use it as a highlighter and blush. It is the most wearable color out of all the skinfinishes and this is the first skinfinish I bought so I hope it's as good as everyone claims it to be. It is super shimmer (not glittery IMO) so use a light hand or you'll be a disco ball!
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair Hair: Brunette Eyes: Blue
this might be the new love of my life it so soooo beautiful. the out side is champage and the inner circle is bronze, rasberry and all mixed together it blends into the most beautiful blush. i orginally wanted the pink one but when i got the store i was unimpressed with it i thought oh its a great pink but it was sooo shear and chunky glitter which i enjoy sometimes but i just didnt work for me.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Dry, Tan Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
The perfect summer highlighter for my skintone (NC42-44). I love it, I just wish the center was bigger on the one that I purchased.
Age: 44-55 Skin: Combination, Medium, Warm Hair: Red, Straight, Fine Eyes: Hazel
This is my first MSF and I can see what all the hype is about. The inner circle blends to become a rosy bronze colour that works as a blush for my NC25-30 complexion; the outer ring is a champagne sheen, together they combine into a light pinky bronze colour. I got at least 6-8 hours of wear with this product on a warm summer day. The product is soft and easily blended. It appears shiny when swatched but makes my cheeks glow, not glitter.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Acne-prone, Dark, Warm Hair: Brunette, Curly, Medium Eyes: Brown
This Pearl MSF is from the Semi Precious collection that lauched July 7, 2011. The MSF launched with this collection are quite unique in that the outside is one solid color and the center is a melange of several different colors. With this one, the outside is a pale chamagne color and the inner circle is a melange of bronze, plum, and shimmery white that when blended form a beautiful golden peach color depending on where in the circle the color is picked up. I really like the fact that the melange of color goes all the way through the pan :-)