It was only recently that I’ve discovered one of MAC’s bestsellers, the super gorgeous MAC Dainty Mineralize Blush. Usually, when I go to MAC stores, I only check the new collections and the lipsticks on display. I very seldom show interest on their other products except when I have them on my list.
MAC Dainty Mineralize blush had been released years ago and is part of the permanent collection. I just love when there are products as promising as Dainty that are not Limited Edition. Everytime MAC releases a new collection, they sell out really fast. So, if I was unable to buy a Limited Edition item before they run out of stock, chances are I’ll just end up drooling over photos and swatches of it online. Lol!
What MAC says about Mineralize Blush:
Baked minerals refined into a powder blush formula to provide exceptionally sheer and lightweight application. Colour builds lightly, layer after layer, without heavy coverage. Veils and enhances the cheekbones with a luminous, pearlized shimmer.
MAC Dainty Mineralize Blush is classified as a light yellow pink with gold pearl. In the pan, the gold micro shimmers are really evident, and they’re not just an overspray. The shimmers seem to be too much which might accentuate my pores and make my cheeks appear oilier than it really is. However, that is not the case with this blush.
As you can see in the arm swatch above, the gold micro shimmers that are evident in the heavy swatch almost disappears once blended. MAC Dainty Mineralize blush is a lovely light-medium pink with a warm undertone. It will work best on light to medium skintones, but the color can be built-up. The blush had been finely-milled, and even though it’s a powder, Dainty is still very easy to apply, blend and build up as desired.
Once MAC Dainty Mineralize Blush is blended, the micro shimmers transform into a beautiful sheen, giving that healthy and glowy luminosity. It doesn’t accentuate my pores and most importantly, does not clog my pores therefore does not break me out. MAC Dainty Mineralize Blush lasts for about 5-6 hours on my oily (and sometimes combination) skin and fades into a light pink glow.
Above photo shows how pretty MAC Dainty Mineralize Blush is on the cheeks. It brightens up my face, and the golden micro shimmers are not really noticeable, but rather translates into a beautiful sheen and healthy glow. I only applied it lightly on my cheeks but as I’ve mentioned, it is easily buildable if you want more color.
Color and texture comparison swatches from L-R:
A – MAC Dainty Mineralize Blush
B – Chanel Sakura Joues Contraste Blush
C – Chanel Rose Glacier Joues Contraste Blush
D – Chanel Rose Initiale Joues Contraste Blush
MAC Dainty Mineralize Blush looks similar to Chanel Rose Initiale Joues Contraste Blush, but still not quite. Rose Initiale leans more peach while Dainty is more pink. MAC Dainty blush is so pretty and goes with almost every makeup. This is one of the best pink blushes I’ve tried and is definitely HG material! 🙂
MAC Dainty Mineralize Blush comes in a magnetic case that is a little bit bigger than regular MAC blushes. I’m not sure if it’s just me, but I find it hard to open, and my wrists hurt after finally being able to open the magnetic case. There is still no mirror in this case, but that’s not a problem for me since I usually only apply my blush at home. 😉
I bought my MAC Dainty Mineralize Blush for Php1,500 from MAC in Mall of Asia. It costs Php200 more, but comes with less product, than regular MAC powder blushes. MAC Dainty Mineralize Blush weighs 3.2g (0.10 US OZ) while the regular MAC blush weighs 6g (0.21 US OZ). It is also available at both Nordstrom and Macy’s for $27.
What is your favorite blush? Have you tried MAC Dainty Mineralize Blush? Or any of the other Mineralize Blushes?