MAC Too Fabulous Mineralize Blushes Offer a Bounty for Medium to Dark Skin Tones

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MARIN COUNTY — A Novato woman tripped in a popular department store on Thursday as she walked up to a MAC Cosmetics makeup counter. The woman, also a beauty blogger, said she was “hell bent” on seeing the new MAC Too Fabulous collection and momentarily forgot how to walk. She also warned store security to “get out of my [her] way! Crazed MAC fanatic coming through!” πŸ™‚


SO stoked about the Lip Pencils, ladies! Have you seen ’em yet?

I’ll have more swatches of the collection soon (for reference, I’m an NC35), but here are the six Mineralize Blushes ($23).

Five of the six are on the darker side of the spectrum, so medium- to dark-skinned beauties (if you like frosty blushes), JACKPOT!

That doesn’t mean Pale babes are out of luck, though. Not even close. πŸ™‚

Take a look at light peachy pink Rhapsody in Two… I get the feeling it’ll rock hard on lighter skin, and regardless of how dark any of these shades are, you can always build the colors slowly in layers with the help of a good fan brush (I really like the Shu Uemura 7.5EX).

Speaking of brushes for blushes, particularly brushes that work well with the MAC Mineralize Blushes, this might help.

MAC Too Fabulous Mineralize Blush swatches

Bi-Tone, Buddy Up, Chic Couple

Rhapsody in Two, Sun and Moon, Two Virtues


What’s your take on MAC Too Fabulous so far? See anything you like?

Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,


P.S. More MAC Too Fabulous coming soon…


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  1. Alyssa says:

    I’ve already ordered two virtues and rhapsody in two… love love love em!

  2. Marce says:

    Rhapsody in Two = totally my cup of tea πŸ˜€ Can’t wait to see more!
    .-= Marce’s last blog post… Look – Through the Looking Glass =-.

  3. Jacquelyn says:

    I ordered Two Virtues and I cannot wait to get it!
    .-= Jacquelyn’s last blog post… Skin MD Natural Giveaway Winner! =-.

  4. Rae says:

    Yep… I just died a little bit. Bi-Tone, Rhapsody in Two, and Two Virtues are all so pretty!
    .-= Rae’s last blog post… The five most expensive fragrance items at Bergdorf’s =-.

  5. I think I’m going to go get my goodies at MAC either tomorrow or Saturday. I’m more excited for the Cremesheens and lip pencils!
    .-= SoVeryFabulous’s last blog post… 5 February Favorites =-.

  6. Paris B says:

    Gorgeous blushes (Think I saw them in stores here but I might be mistaken) but a little too dark for me still. I guess that’s money saved? πŸ˜‰ I’m thinking of Ripe Peach. Not sure yet though.
    .-= Paris B’s last blog post… How to apply lipstick to look like Song Hye Kyo =-.

  7. Catherine says:

    OOOH. Buddy Up looks soooo pretty on your skin! And not too sparkly either! I’m impressed! Unfortunately it also looks a bit too much like P&J #10 and the R&R X-Rated blush I just bought… so I guess I will be skipping on this one.
    .-= Catherine’s last blog post… Tarina Tarantino Dollskin Blush in Parasol + Free Bracelet =-.

  8. didinium says:

    I have super fair skin and imo Rhapsody in Two would be the only option, the rest is pbly to dark to be easy to work with and lilac shades also always look muddy on my cheeks.

    The reason I didn’t buy RiT is that I think its similar to last years Moonriver, which I already have.

    Surprisungly I havent seen any comparison swatches at all. .. but someone who owns both told me RiT is warmer and somewhat more peachy, but its not enough to justify a purchase for me. I would have loved a light and reeeally peachy/apricot blush which I would have found a little more unique, but I guess the peachy pink mixture sells much better, which I can totally understand.

    Karen, you make the most beautiful photos! <3

    • Karen says:

      This was a very good breakdown of the color differences, Didinium! Thank you! Hopefully this will help a few of the fair girls out there make their color decisions. πŸ™‚

  9. Meghan says:

    i love these! i love the rhapsody because my complexion is so fair…

    karen-i was wondering if you could answer a quick question for me. i already own Pink Daft which i believe is also a msf from mac, and i just got my benefit sugarbomb yesterday…do you think the rhapsody is too similar to pink daft and sugarbomb to be worth purchasing? (im kinda on a tight budget! spent over WAYYYYY too much money at sephora last week.. EEEEK)

    • Karen says:

      Hi Meghan,

      Daft Pink was from the Colour Craft collection (you can see a swatch here if you want to compare); I think it’s slightly warmer and more pink, whereas Rhapsody is a touch cooler and more peachy white. If you’re happy with it and you’re on a tight budget, I don’t think the difference is so significant that you need to snatch Rhapsody ASAP.

      I looooove Sugarbomb and totally think it’s worth it. It looks good on a lot of different skin tones. I have a friend who’s about a billion shades lighter than me and she rocks it, HARD.

  10. Tiffany says:

    I LOVE the mineralize blushes!! I’m wanting Buddy Up and Chic Couple… I’m about the same complexion as you and the swatches look great on your skin
    .-= Tiffany’s last blog post… The Mascara Diaries… Chapter 2 =-.

  11. Grace says:

    OMG!! Two Virtues looks like the color I’ve been looking for! Too bad I gave up buying makeup for lent πŸ™
    .-= Grace’s last blog post… Finally caught a breakÒ€¦. =-.

  12. julie says:

    Ooooh I love Bi Tone and Buddy Up! I’ll have to go sample these for myself!

  13. amy says:

    I didn’t make it to the counter today due to the fact I am sick from staying too late too many nights in row for the past two weeks for the Olympics. I haul myself out of bed and out of the house tomorrow because I want Rhapsody in Two, Two Virtues and Bi-tone!
    .-= amy’s last blog post… Urban Decay Alice in Wonderland 16 Eyeshadow Palette Product Pictures =-.

  14. Two Virtues looks AWESOME on your skintone!
    .-= SilhouetteScreams’s last blog post… Green Apples =-.

  15. Arianne says:

    Buddy Up looks awesome! And since I found out that I’m also NC35, guess whose blog I’ll be stalking a little more closely from now on? πŸ˜€
    .-= Arianne’s last blog post… Night of Swatching: MAC + Vasanti Go Canada! Palette. =-.

    • Karen says:

      Ha! I guess we’ll just have to do some mutual stocking then. πŸ™‚

      I am a NC35 for about half the year… when I get a tan in the summer I’ll go up a few notches!

  16. Tracy says:

    I seriously must get my hands on Two Virtues! I swear I had a blush this color in the 80’s ! It’s so pink!
    .-= Tracy’s last blog post… Jemma Kidd Makeup Mineral Skin Nourishing Tint =-.

  17. marisol says:

    Those are gorgeous!

    I am surprised they let you into Nordies. I am assuming that’s the MAC counter you went to.
    .-= marisol’s last blog post… Beauty makes people come together =-.

  18. Kaoru says:

    Wait, you’re in Novato? Hehe, I’m your neighbor in Sonoma County ;D! I just drove through Novato today on my way home from SF.

    Nice swatches! Too bad I have too many blushes to begin with…

    • Karen says:

      I just moved up here a few months ago! Before that I was in Southern Marin. πŸ™‚

      We (El Hub, the cat and I) briefly thought about Sonoma County… it’s very pretty up there!

  19. NINA says:

    Why oh why do I want all of those blushes? Must edit my want list.

    Sigh…. πŸ˜€

  20. KarenC says:

    I love the two tone blushes. The add that extra Umf.

    After the makeup comes off try sleeping on silk. It’s amazingly great for your skin. they are having a sale!

  21. numbah 5 says:

    Hi Karen,

    I’m an NC50, which of these blush colors would work for me? I totally clueless!

    • Karen says:

      Hi Numbah 5!

      You could several of these… check out Bi-Tone, Buddy Up, Chic Couple, and Sun & Moon. How do you feel about the frosty finish? You have to really like the shimmer if you wanna get a blush like this.

  22. I OD’d on blush in the spring color forecast…but im excited about the lip pencils!
    .-= Kajal Couture’s last blog post… Benefit Velvet Eyeshadow Swatches and Creaseless Cream Shadow/Liner Swatches – New Colors for Spring =-.

  23. lexi says:

    Picked up Two Virtues last night – I’m surprised how much I love it. Usually the MSF blushes are too frosty for my liking but this one is actually subtle on me – maybe the key is just a light hand application. I may go back for Buddy Up or Rhapsody in Two as a highlighter.

    • Karen says:

      I think these are a little different than ones from the past — they seem to have a lot more color payoff than the other ones.

      Ooh, you gotta do a really shiny pink lip with Two Virtues! So hot!

      • lexi says:

        Oooh I’ll need Loud and Louder for sure then =)

        My LOTD is Soar lipliner, Viva Cyndi and Richer and Lusher…Two Virtues used lightly. I kept my eyes pretty neutral and I’m wearing a light pink sweater from the H&M Sonia Rykiel collection. As you can tell, I’m ready for Spring!!

      • Karen says:

        Sounds super pretty! I am ready for spring too — it’s too bad the weather isn’t cooperating today, boo. πŸ™

  24. styleezta says:

    OMG I tried Bi-tone at the MAC counter today! IN LOVE!!

  25. Shannon says:

    Karen these are gorgeous! i’m in love with Two Virtues and Rhapsody in Two but if I had to only pick one what do you think I should choose… i’m like an NC35

  26. Christy says:

    I think I may go back and pick up Rhapsody in Two and maybe Two Virtues. I got Buddy Up and Bi-Tone already, but I’m addicted to mineralize blushes πŸ˜‰
    .-= Christy’s last blog post… NOTD: Sephora by OPI I’m With Brad Nail Polish =-.

  27. Eliza says:

    I got bi-tone too! but i am so tempted to get two virtues tooo! πŸ˜€

  28. noppi says:

    Hi, is it possible to use either chic couple or sun and moon (the darker part) to double up as a contouring shade? πŸ™‚ thanks.

  29. Melanie says:

    i got 4 the other day! i still need to get chic couple and bi-tone though

  30. Ashley says:

    i checked them out, and had it not been for your post and swatches, i probably would have passed on them but i’ll be getting bi-tone, buddy up and chic couple.

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