This is the rather lovely MAC Mineralize SkinFinish in Lust from the MAC Tropical Taboo Collection.
There were Five Mineralize SkinFinish's released in with the Tropical Taboo Collection, However only three were Limited Edition (Lust being one of them)
And of course I'm a sucker for ANYTHING Limited Edition
Due to lack of funding, this was the only piece I picked up from the collection. (Damn, hopefully there will still be some bits available when it's my birthday)
I'm going to be a bad beauty blogger now and confess that this is my very first SkinFinish from MAC.
They are usually used as highlighters to provide a beautiful sheen to the skin.
Rather shockingly this cost me £22!!!! I love MAC, I really do, but why on earth did they need to put up there prices?! They already make enough money surely? (Any-who, I think that's a moan for another time!)
Lust is described as 'pale pink with cranberry swirl' It's a dirty pink, with bronze swirls and a metallic finish.
Let's have a look-see.........
It of course came in the classic black MAC packaging.
LUST: Oh gosh, I'm a sucker for names, and I LOVE the sound of LUST, it sounds to fun and sexy! haha!
OK, so its HUGE! Bigger than the usual blushers!
Lovely dirty pink and cranberry (Pinky Red) with a bronze colour. It's beautiful though, isn't it?
It has blurs of light pink, a reddish pink and a little bronze too
The colour stays true to that shown in the pan, and you only have to swatch the product once to get a high intensity of colour.
You do have to swirl your brush around the whole of the product to make sure you don't end up with one cheek which looks redder than the other!
It shows up as a rather lovely coral colour. It's a little too metallic for my liking, but it is workable.
The pink and the slight touch of bronzer work perfectly together to create a beautiful sheeny coral colour.
So, what does it look like on?
First of all, I apologize for my crappy pictures, I'm rubbish at selfies. On my very pale skin, it of course is used more as a blusher, rather than a highlighter.
How does it wear?
Due to the metallic sheen and texture of the skinfinish, it does have a tendency to sink into and emphasize pores.
I also find that it has a tendency to fade quite quickly (usually up to 3 hours wear and then it needs re-touching (although this could be be due to the hot weather we're having)
It has high colour pay off though, and you only need a little bit of product to get a high intensity of colour (hopefully meaning that the product will last longer)
It does wear slightly too metallic for my liking though (a little too sheeny, shiny, but I guess that's what's its all about!)
The product is beyond pretty and reminds me of pink sea-coral to look at. The look of the item is totally in-keeping with the 'Tropical Taboo' name (Something which MAC tends to be spot-on when it comes to naming their collections and making sure that the pieces in the collection are true to the specific nature of that collection)
It's very LOOK AT ME and the name is spot-on! It's very like'you will wear me and people will lust after me!' hahaha! (Well, I think that's what MAC was going for, due to the dark pink and metallic finish which it provides, the product is rather hard to ignore and I think people would definitely notice you more while wearing this!)
It it just a little too metallic, but it does make a rather beautiful blush for spring-time. It's very 'look at me' and is perfect for a night out. Definitely more of a night time look, than a natural glow giver.
For my first foray into SkinFinish's I think that this was a lovely choice, however I REALLY want to get my hands on MAC's Lightscapade, as I really want to use one as more of a highlighter, and this looks like it will be lovely for my pale skin.
It's a lovely blush for a 'look at me!' night time glow, it just needs to loose a little of the sheen-shine and it would make a beautiful blusher (I guess its the metallic finish though, which puts it into the skinfinish category and not the blusher category.)
I will definitely be wearing this on date nights with my boyfriend, he certainly won't ignore me, while I'm wearing this!
Did you get anything from the Tropical Taboo Collection?
What's your favorite Mineralize SkinFinish
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