Swatch Out! And Get MAC In The Groove

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MAC Mineralize Skinfinish in Stereo Rose

Today zillions of MACaholics (including yours truly) descended like locusts! were drawn to makeup counters like moths to a flame.


Question: Why did we do it?

Answer: To get MAC In The Groove. The 35-piece beauty bonanza — with makeup morsels for eyes, lips, cheeks and face — relies heavily on MAC Mineralize products.

With goodies ranging from $14-42, it’s like this year’s version of last summer’s Colour Craft, which I kinda adored.

Along with oodles of new makeup and a couple of highly anticipated re-promotes (Stereo Rose, anyone?), we also got a reformulated line of smoove Mineralize Eye Shadow Trios, YAY!

Did you swing by a MAC counter today? I’m curious to hear if you tried to snag shimmery golden coral Stereo Rose. Seems like it was one of the fast movers. I figured it might sell out at my local counter, so I called ahead to reserve one just in case.

If you weren’t able to visit a counter today, here are some swatches (for reference, I’m an NC35). πŸ™‚

MAC in the groove mineralize eye shadow trio love to love
Mineralize Eye Shadow Trio in Love to Love

MAC in the groove mineralize eye shadow trio in the groove
Mineralize Eye Shadow Trio in In the Groove

MAC in the groove mineralize eye shadow trio making it easy
Mineralize Eye Shadow Trio in Making It Easy

MAC in the groove mineralize eye shadow trio togetherness
Mineralize Eye Shadow Trio in Togetherness

MAC in the groove mineralize eye shadow trio style influencer
Mineralize Eye Shadow Trio in Style Influencer

MAC in the groove mineralize eye shadow trio soften the mood
Mineralize Eye Shadow Trio in Soften the Mood

MAC in the groove mineralize eye shadow trio fresh & easy
Mineralize Eye Shadow Trio in Fresh & Easy

MAC in the groove mineralize eye shadow trio calm cool & collected
Mineralize Eye Shadow Trio in Calm, Cool & Collected

MAC in the groove mineralize eye shadow trio blue my mind
Mineralize Eye Shadow Trio in Blue My Mind

MAC in the groove mineralize blush duo happy together a little bit of sunshine
From left: Mineralize Blush Duo in Happy Together, A Little Bit of Sunshine

MAC in the groove mineralize blush duo hang loose band of roses new vibe
From left: Mineralize Blush Duo in Hang Loose, Band of Roses, New Vibe

MAC in the groove mineralize skinfinish by candlelight
Mineralize Skinfinish in By Candlelight

Mineralize Skinfinish in Stereo Rose

MAC in the groove mineralize skinfinish Comfort
Mineralize Skinfinish in Comfort

MAC in the groove mineralize skinfinish Petticoat
Mineralize Skinfinish in Petticoat

From left: Power Point Eye Pencil in Stubborn Brown, Permaplum, Navy Stain


From left: Lipstick in Call My Bluff, Jazzed, Creme d’Nude, I Like It Like That, All Styled Up, Go For It

From left: Cremesheen Glass in On the Scene, You’ve Got It, Going Casual, Fashion Whim, Right Image, Chillin’

WHEW! What a colossal collection… What do you think are your favorite colors?

Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,



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  1. Lurve the mineralized shadow trios!! Namely in In the groove, blue my mind, togetherness, and making it easy. Great swatches BTW!!
    .-= Polish Earthgirl’s last blog post… Polish Of the Day 7-3-10 =-.

  2. Ashley says:

    Arrrgh! I reallllyyy want MSF in Petticoat & By Candlelight plus blush in New Vibes but I must resist =(

  3. Hi Karen! Sorry to bother you! Would it be possible to see Creme d’Nude on you? I love it for a nude lippie but I’m concerned that it might be a bit too light for my skin tone (similar to yours)…

    Thank you! Love your site!

    .-= Mrs. Schwartz’s last blog post… In Progress- Weekend in Stockholm Throw =-.

  4. amy says:

    I love love love my Stereo Rose MSF when I picked it up during an earlier release from my MAC store. Today, I went back to get Petticoat MSF and B2M the In the Groove Mineral eyeshadow. Stereo Rose is now officially sold out at all my near by counters and MAC stores!
    .-= amy’s last blog post… Would You Wear Chartreuse Lipgloss LOTD MAC Alice Olivia I Want Candy Dazzleglass Creme =-.

  5. Rose says:

    I went to my MAC store after lunch and Stereo Rose was sold out! All the local counters and stores are out. People apparently lined before opening like it was the iPhone4. LOL. What a bummer.

  6. i’m with ashley, i really want the by candlelight & petticoat MSF’s, they look gorgeous! oh, and love jazzed as well. great swatches!
    .-= dani@callitbeauty’s last blog post… Have Luggage- Will Travel =-.

  7. monique says:

    only got a backup from my stereo rose and candlelight msf.

    only got jazzed lipstick. i dont like the mineralize eyeshadows , they have never been a favorite of mine. blushes i skipped, waiting for the mac venemous villain for the blushes;)

  8. Fieran says:

    Hi Karen,

    This is just a random question. I recently picked up Greensmoke and Humid eyeshadows because I was feeling adventurous and wanted to break away from browns. Do you have any suggestions as to how I can combine them? (Or use them ..?)

    Thanks πŸ™‚
    .-= Fieran’s last blog post… Everlasting Love Γ’β‚¬β€œ My Prawns and I =-.

  9. Kim says:

    pretty please use Stereo rose in an upcoming look… I would love to see how you wear it! πŸ™‚

  10. gio says:

    The Mineralize Blush duos look nice and so does Petticoat. Thanks for the swatches.
    .-= gio’s last blog post… Looks- Warm Summer Eyes =-.

  11. Nina says:

    I was bad. I admit it.

    I ordered stuff online – By Candlelight and Stereo Rose (backordered though) as well as 3 lipsticks – Jazzed, I Like it Like That and All Styled Up.

    Because SR was backordered (and im sure will be cancelled soon), I called my MAC counter @ Dillards and reserved an SR and also picked up Comfort.

    OMG @ SR – it is pure love; surprisingly, Comfort is also pretty goshdarned nice. I already own Petticoat from a previous collection (got it from the CCO) and that is one of my fave MSFs.

    Did not get any eyeshadows … but I think my damage was pretty hefty. Im not buying anything until Fabulous Felines come out – my MAC SA said it was gonna be one of the best releases of this year…

  12. Jenny says:

    Ooooh I love your swatch of Stereo Rose (which I managed to pick up) since I think that my skin color is about as light/dark as yours. I agree that petticoat is gorgeous, as well as by candlelight, but both seem a bit too shimmery to get away with how natural I like my makeup. I am proud of myself for only walking out with the one (and my first) MSF!

  13. Michelle says:

    Petticoat looks gorgeous on your skintone! I am going to hit MAC later today — I hope they still have a good selection of everything!
    I want Togetherness, maybe Blue My Mind, By Candlelight — we’ll see if I get any blushes.
    The swatches always look great on you!

  14. ki says:

    Stereo Rose looks yummy! πŸ˜€

  15. Kelly says:

    Such pretty stuff! I wound up getting Candlelight, Togetherness, I Like It Like That and Go For It. Yay!

    I almost got Petticoat rather than Candlelight, but I think Candlelight suits my skin much better.
    .-= Kelly’s last blog post… Chanel Le Vernis Paradoxal Swatches -amp Review =-.

  16. Amy says:

    I got Stereo Rose, Love to Love, and A Little Bit of Sunshine.
    So far I love the trio and the blush duo, as far as the MSF goes… does not go on that well on my skin! haha! When I was looking through your post, I figured I forgot to pick up Call My Buff!! Urgh!!! Going on vacation tomorrow don’t know if I can still get it when I come back πŸ™

  17. Trinidad says:

    I’m loving the glosses and Cremesheen Glass might be my fave!
    .-= Trinidad’s last blog post… WhatÒ€ℒs on Sample Sale 7-9 =-.

  18. MACMakeupBeauty says:

    Hey Karen! I sure gave into the whole Stereo Rose hype being the fact that I LOVE MSF’s!! My local Macy’s MAC counter had 3 left so me, my mom and co worker snatched them up!!

    My haul included By Candlelight, Stereo Rose (of course) and Hang Loose blush duo! That’s it πŸ™‚ I already had Petticoat so I scratched that off my list and I loved how All Styled Up lipstick looked but it’s very similar to my Viva Glam Gaga which I adore πŸ™‚

    Today’s look:

    Arctic Grey, Wintersky (both from MAC’s Chill collection 2008, vanilla e/s
    Hang Loose blush
    Viva Glam Gaga l/s with Mary Kay Polynesian Petals LE l/g

  19. Catherine says:

    Ahh, I told myself I was skipping this collection (I dunno, Stereo Rose just doesn’t really interest me) but Love to Love looks amazing! Especially for an easy everyday eye….
    .-= Catherine’s last blog post… Back with June Favorites- =-.

  20. Nicole says:

    Wow there is so much to choose from! The Mineralize Eye Shadow Trio in Love to Love and the Mineralize Eye Shadow Trio in Style Influencer are among my favorites. Great swatches!
    .-= Nicole’s last blog post… Refresh your skin with a hydrating mist =-.

  21. Jackie says:

    I flocked lol. I’ll admit it. My MUA from MAC called me a few days before to see if I wanted to pre-sale so I did that AND I still was standing outside the store before they opened on Thursday lol. I’m such a nerd. I wanted to make sure I got Stereo Rose, and I did! Yay! I also got Jazzed, which is gorgeous. But honestly, I think I’m more excited for the Alice + Olivia products. I got Partylicious pigment and I LOVE it! I’m gonna go back to get Later pigment. It’s a must, such a pretty color.
    .-= Jackie’s last blog post… Neutral with a pop of teal FOTD =-.

  22. Ashley says:

    i decided to get stereo rose, calm, cool and collected, making it easy , love to love, in the groove, togetherness, on the scene and right image, band of roses, a little bit of sunshine and new vibe. cant wait to try it all out!

  23. knownever says:

    stereo rose looks quite lovely but I don’t know if I care to wade into the lemming storm to try to get hold of one. lol
    .-= knownever’s last blog post… Street Style for Idiots =-.

  24. Kristin says:

    Loving it<3
    .-= Kristin's last blog post… MAKEUP INSPIRASJON- Sex and the city 2- =-.

  25. HautePJ says:

    i seriously heart stereo rose! i thought it was silly to wake up early to stalk sites, stalk my local dept store counters, and the MAC freestanding, but i got my hands on one. it is so flattering on darker tones too and it looks awesome on you!

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