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 in 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 which is not Limited Edition.
Every time 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!
MAC Dainty Mineralize Blush Review
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.
Color, Texture and Finish
MAC Dainty 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 is a lovely light-medium pink with a warm undertone. It will work best on light to medium skin tones, 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.
Glow, Wear and Longevity
Once this 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. It lasts for about 5-6 hours on my oily (and sometimes combination) skin and fades into a light pink glow.
The 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 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. 😉
Wrapping It Up
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! 🙂
I bought mine for Php1,500 from MAC in Mall of Asia. It costs Php200 more but comes with less product than regular MAC powder blushes. This blush weighs 3.2g (0.10 US OZ) while the regular MAC blush weighs 6g (0.21 US OZ).
What is your favorite blush? Have you tried MAC Dainty Mineralize Blush? Or any of the other Mineralize Blushes?
Alyssa Melanie is a certified MUA – a Makeup Addict. While her favorite high-end brands are Chanel and Dior, she just can’t resist falling in love with a lot of drugstore brands too, like Revlon and NYX. Her motto: “When I feel good about myself, I feel beautiful. Putting on makeup and taking care of my skin, makes me feel oh-so-good.“