MAC In the Groove: A Face of the Day with Stereo Rose Mineralize Skinfinish

Published in: Face of the Day (FOTD), MAC Makeup

I was chomping at the bit to try MAC Stereo Rose Mineralize Skinfinish today but told myself I had to finish all of my chores first (gah! laundry). Now that I’ve gotten some quality face time with it, all I can say is WOOT! I can see why MAC mavens have been lusting after this shimmery coral blush.


For this look I paired Stereo Rose with icy blue/peachy pink eyes and a peachy pink pout. I got the idea for the eyes from this face chart (the one for On the Scene), one of six MAC made for In the Groove.

Looking kinda senior portait-y, ha ha!

Clockwise from lower left: Blue My Mind Mineralize Eye Shadow Trio, In the Groove Mineralize Eye Shadow Trio, Stereo Rose Mineralize Skinfnish, You’ve Got It Cremesheen Glass, On the Scene Cremesheen Glass, Jazzed Cremesheen Lipstick


mac in the groove stereo rose on cheeks

I didn’t use everything MAC mentions in the face chart, but the color products are all from In the Groove. That’s the Blue My Mind and In the Groove Mineralize Eye Shadow Trios on my eyes ($19.50 each) and Jazzed Cremesheen Lipstick ($14), with a mix of You’ve Got It and On the Scene Creamsheens Glasses ($18 each) on my lips.

I like how it turned out, but I wish I had somewhere fun to wear it tonight. El Hub, I’m talkin’ to you, buddy! 🙂

Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,



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  1. ooh, stereo rose looks GORGEOUS on you! i was gonna pass on stereo rose but now i think i should get one. hopefully there’s still some left though! this is what i get for always being late to the game :p

  2. TJ says:

    That shadow looks so cute on you. I wasn’t even planning any MAC expenditures till the villains come out, but oh well. LOL.
    .-= TJ’s last blog post… Today’s Oil in the Gulf Update =-.

  3. melissa says:

    wow kar this is beautiful! and i’m with you on the “all dressed up and nowhere to go”–we stay in on friday nights, and i can’t tell you how many times to BF is like, why are you putting on a full face of makeup on at 12am!? they just don’t get it!

  4. Arianne says:

    Pretty! I think the pinkness brought out by tanned skin is stunning.
    .-= Arianne’s last blog post… So Epic- MAC Stereo Rose MSF =-.

  5. Haley says:

    Whoa girl! You look stunning here.. Almost like a doll 🙂

  6. Maygan says:

    I cant figure out why everyones going nuts for Strereo Rose. Its pretty but theres been other things similar. I made the mistake of posting on my blog we had tons and the phones were ringing off the hook with people from all over the US calling. We even sold the tester to one girl 🙂 Anyone know what started this crazyness?
    .-= Maygan ‘s last blog post… Easy Summer Makeup Look =-.

  7. Paris B says:

    Stereo Rose looks gorgeous on you but its way too dark and orange for me. I did pick up Petticoat 😀 Can’t wait to play with it

  8. Ashley says:

    How is it possible that you look younger & younger in each photo!?!
    I’d like to get my hands on Stereo Rose buuut I’ll pass. Did I just say something sinful?

  9. pia says:

    I hated to think “oh I want those MES and those lipstick n lipglasses” when I saw your pictures. *cries*
    .-= pia’s last blog post… Heres Looking at You- 2010 =-.

  10. Amber says:

    I think the icy blue under the eyes has the potential to make eyes look tired, but the closeup is stunning! Love the last pic.

    I am a little baffled by this Stereo Rose thing. I wish I could try it so I could see if I turn into a unicorn or what.
    .-= Amber’s last blog post… For the love of brown butter =-.

  11. Julia says:

    Awesome! And I’m going to be near a MAC store tomorrow! And the adoptable kitty vendors… yikes! But I looove Blue My Mind. Must. Have. I also really like the looks of both those Creme Sheen glosses. How did they wear for you?
    .-= Julia’s last blog post… Childrens Book Update- Some Guts- Some Grit =-.

  12. Agnes says:

    stereo rose looks really good on you!! but i think your eye makeup totally steals the attention here! it looks gorgeous! So dreamy hehe :p love it!
    .-= Agnes’s last blog post… MAC In the Groove Lippie Swatches =-.

  13. Pinch says:

    I love that pop of blue on you!
    .-= Pinch’s last blog post… Subtle eyes with Phloof and All that Glitters =-.

  14. Vonvon says:

    Gorgeous look! Love the blue and pink combo for the eyes.

    When I saw Stereo Rose, I thought it was a bit dark for me. But today, I am wearing Stereo Rose too!!! With a light hand, I love it!
    .-= Vonvon’s last blog post… Les Floralies Sniff Boxes – Good Nights SLEEP -amp FOCUS In The Morning And An Overview =-.

  15. Nina says:

    Love your eyemakeup! I am not sure if I can pull off pink and blue but I will give it a whirl. SR is pretty on you as well – it gives you this glow! 🙂

    • Karen says:

      Thanks, hon!

      How’s your Saturday going so far? Are you cooking anything yum today? And if so, can I come over? LOLOL!!

      • Nina says:

        Did not cook anything BUT we bought some fried chicken from an HTown institution called Frenchy’s and it is beyond awesome. I have some more, so come on over! 😀

        • Nina says:

          Edit – I made macaroni salad (im craving) and some hello dolly bars. First time im making those hello dolly bars and I just saw the recipe off of someone else’s blog … it seems easy and yummy. Results later! 🙂

  16. Sarah says:

    Karen, this look is uber pretty! I think I might try it out with some shadows I already have. Also, I’ve been trying out some looks with the Scene Queen Palette and I just love it! I’ll be posting some on my blog soon 🙂
    .-= Sarah’s last blog post… The Queen Has Arrived- =-.

  17. amy says:

    The bronzy pink and the blue looks so cute together.
    .-= amy’s last blog post… NARS Skin Hydrating Freshening Lotion =-.

  18. Twetriz says:

    Looks amazing on you! You have a beautiful skin, this makeup tones are just gorgeous.

    P.S: Loving your blog, keep it up! 🙂

  19. What was the blue/silver colour you used on your eyes? It looks lovely!
    .-= Krista Nicolson’s last blog post… Mini Haul =-.

  20. Ninni says:

    You look absolute gorgeous!
    .-= Ninni’s last blog post… Att resa en smula utan att lämna skrivbordet =-.

  21. Alexandra says:

    Nice look. Im hoping to check out the In the groove collection in a couple of weeks. Mind you by then nothing will be left. Just wanted to say love the Lorac pallette in one of your posts. Shame Lorac isnt available here in the UK 🙁

  22. If you were my wife I’d be happy to take you out on the town Karen lol! I must admit I didn’t really see what the Stereo Rose fuss was about but it does look amazing. I really hope that everyone who want their In the Groove goodies got them.
    .-= Annabella Freeman’s last blog post… Sweet dreams are made of this – lavender lovelies to help you zzzzzz =-.

  23. gio says:

    This is a beautiful look! I love the eyeshadow combo and Stereo Rose looks gorgeous on you!
    .-= gio’s last blog post… Blogs We Love- Musings Of A Muse =-.

  24. Eva says:

    I love how your eyes look here!
    They do ook larger than usual, must be the lighter colour underneath your eyes.

  25. Phyrra says:

    I love the icy blue on the inner eye!
    .-= Phyrra’s last blog post… Longing for ‘Lina =-.

  26. natalie says:

    wow that looks so good. can you do a tutorial!

  27. I’m not a mac girl, I’m a D&G Junkie.But I’m really starting to like mac.I picked up my 1st lip stick Girl about town(YAY)
    .-= House of Accessories’s last blog post… Pale Pink to Dark Raspberry Pink All Fringe Fashion Scarf =-.

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