As a makeup addict, sometimes you just despair at never being able to save any money with the makeup companies always launching exciting new collections every other month. I've barely made a dent in the 7MAC Mineralize Blushes that I bought last July from the Sonice Chic collection and already now the internet forums are awash with talk about the Mineralize Blush duos that MAC will be launching as part of the Grand Duos collection. No wonder there was this pic of a MAC blush called Love Rock in the new February issue of Elle (Singapore)! - Don't ask why I was looking at an Elle mag from Singapore, that involves a lot of mai thais and sun. I was puzzling over it as I hadn't heard anything about the blush duos...and yes this was awhile back. Obviously I have already done one article about Grand Duos but I had already written some of this before and now I have some new info.
Good news is that it looks like another must-have with pretty gold veining. Bad news is that the price has gone up from S$37 to S$41. At this rate of price increases, we'll be paying more than S$50 for a MAC blush in a couple of years. Now that's enough to make any makeup addict cranky!
Here is what MAC says:
“Mineralization har swept the beauty nation but MAC makes the next move with Grand duos: mineralize blush that has a marbelized mélange on one side, and a complementary mono-shade on the other.
Soft-shimmer super-shine pearl in a pretty tricolour veining to enhance and glorify cheekbones, followed with the pop and dimension of solid colour shimmer without an overly frosted look. The 188 Small Duo Fibre Face Brush makes the transition magnificent. A sophisticated but simple new way to get you vital minerals.”
Here is a couple of nice photos of the Moon River:
and here it is open ta da!:
I have another photo here that was taken without a flash of them all open:
I do think MAC got it right on this one. From what it looks like, half is a single color blush that is probably the same formula as the Mineralized Blush. The other half appears to be a gorgeous marbelized shade that complements the blush color perfectly. I could totally see myself swirling both colors for a cheek color with some sheen, or going with the obvious use: Blush on cheeks, pretty-swirly-MSF'ey goodness side for a pretty highlight.
The collection is set to release March 12, 2009.
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----OK SO I HAVE DECIDED TO DO SOME KIND OF CONTEST FOR ONE LUCKY READER. EVERYONE HAS BEEN REALLY DIGGIN ON THESE GRAND DUOS SOMETHING FIERCE. SO I AM TRYING TO THINK UP A CONTEST FOR SOMEONE TO WIN THE GRAND DUO BLUSHER IN THEIR COLOR CHOICE!! OK SO YOU HAVE TO EMAIL OR LEAVE ME A COMMENT ON WHAT YOU WOULD LIKE TO SEE COVERED IN THIS BLOG. I WILL BE PICKING A WINNER ON MARCH 12, 2009. MAKE SURE YOU LEAVE AN EMAIL ADDRESS SO I CAN GET IN TOUCH WITH YOU IF YOU WIN!!----