Does a New Formula Show These MAC Mineralize Eye Shadow Trios How To Groove?

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Sometime today, between shaving my toe hairs and vacuuming the stairs (Tabs is shedding like cray cray!), I had an affair…


It started innocently enough with a crush (as they often do). I’d played with three of the nine new MAC Mineralize Eye Shadow Trios ($19.50 each) from the upcoming In The Groove collection. One thing led to another, yadda yadda yadda and BAM! — I couldn’t stop myself.

We’re supposed to meet again this Thursday when the collection arrives on counters.

Shh! Don’t tell El Hub. πŸ™‚

If you’ve ever tried any of the older MAC Mineralize Eye Shadows, these are different. MAC reformulated them, and while I still love the old school formula, this new one takes the cake. MAC stepped up their game, creating a product that’s basically everything I ever wanted in a powder shadow. Silky soft, they apply like butter on toast, depositing ample color and blending like a dream. Shoot, the colors almost blend themselves! — and so far today they’ve lasted from my first cup of Irish breakfast tea all the way through dinner.

If you had fallout trubs with the older Mineralize Eye Shadows ending up on your cheeks or beneath your eyes (sometimes I did too), I think these adhere WAY better to skin.

mac in the groove mineralize eyeshadow review swatches photos
In The Groove

mac in the groove mineralize eyeshadow review swatches photos

mac in the groove mineralize eyeshadow review swatches photos
Blue My Mine

MAC Mineralize Eyeshadow Trios from left: Blue My Mind, In The Groove, Togetherness

Promise me you’ll think about swinging by a MAC counter to take a look at these if you can. If you weren’t a fan of the O.G. Mineralize shadows, I’d be curious to hear what you think about these. Makeup and Beauty Blog Rating: A+

Movie night!

How was your day? Not too crazy, I hope. I had grand plans to exercise tonight, but my legs are still mad sore from my run yesterday, so instead I rented a French romantic comedy on iTunes called PrΓƒΒͺte-Moi Ta Main (in English it’s called “I do”).


The description sounded interesting… It’s about a single guy with an overbearing family determined to see him get married, and to get them off his back he hires a woman friend to play his fiancé (sounds like a French Pretty Woman, but without the prostitution).

Let’s hope hilarity ensues! πŸ™‚

How about you? What are you doin’ tonight? Anything fun?

Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,



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  1. Rozae says:

    Hi Karen,

    How do they blend, and would love to see it on you. Thanks

  2. Michelle says:

    I need Togetherness! I thought I would pass on these, because in the pass the mineralized shadows had so much fallout. But these look gorg!!

  3. Elle says:

    I wanna take a look at these…haven’t touched my old mineralize eye shadows in a while so I hope these are better! Also is that Charlotte Gainsbourg? Love her πŸ™‚ Enjoy the movie!

  4. Maggie says:

    They look great! Def. going to check them out. Would love to see a look from you! πŸ˜‰
    .-= Maggie’s last blog post… Soft Pink -amp Purple EOTD =-.

  5. Rae says:

    So it’s true! I’ve heard rumors that the Mineralize shadows would be even more awesome this time, and well — if the reviews agree with the rumors, then it must be true πŸ˜‰ I officially can’t wait for these to come out!

    Let me know how the movie was? I could use a good French chick flick!
    .-= Rae’s last blog post… Splendicious Lips- a natural gloss that packs a surprise- =-.

  6. Pinch says:

    I think I might just find myself grabbing one of these. I’ll choose one when the looks start popping up, I think! =)
    .-= Pinch’s last blog post… Urban Decay Guilt =-.

  7. mill says:

    yay! i am definitely picking up one of the neutral one- maybe in the groove. so great to hear they have quality as well as quantity.

  8. Agnes says:

    hmmmm.. ive never used many MAC products but these sound so promising!! I do already have my eye on the MSFs though, so i probably shouldnt break the bank and buy the eyeshadows as well haha thanks for posting though! πŸ˜€
    .-= Agnes’s last blog post… Rewarding myself with a HAUL- =-.

  9. Advah says:

    Whoah that togetherness is just gorgeous!! I also really love the quality of the swatches – I’m still struggling a bit properly blending MAC eyeshadows, but you can’t beat their quality…

    As for tonight (Wednesday with the time difference), I’m seeing That Dude again πŸ™‚ 4th time in exactly a week and I’m looking forward to it!

    How was the film??

    PS: you were right about the midges, Karen! They were a real pain but not as bad as expected. Although I stupidly dry-brushed my arms and legs for post-camping exfoliation, and it made all the bites swell and itch like crazy. Yuck.

  10. Kristin says:

    I love togetherness=D so bright and nice:D
    .-= Kristin’s last blog post… TODAYS NAILS-Pink from the 80´s- =-.

  11. gio says:

    I’ve never been a fan of MAC Mineralize eyeshadows as they didn’t have great color payoff but these look much better. Its’ good to know that MAC has improved their formula. I might even be tempted to pick up one to try it.
    .-= gio’s last blog post… Product Review- Maybelline Pure Powder =-.

  12. Deirdre says:

    I have Style Influencer fromthis line and I have to say that I love it! The colours are lovely and really well pigmented. I haven’t had any problems with falloout of the likes and I say go for it!
    My sister has Togetherness, i want to steal it!

  13. Nina says:

    How was the movie?

    Ive always stayed away from the MAC Mineralized eyeshadows (i have 4 that I hardly use) … but this new release has gotten me curious! Plus I love the interesting colors …. Might check them out. πŸ™‚

  14. Kayann says:

    Loved the colors but I’m more interested in the movie!! πŸ˜€ I was going to rent this movie a month or two ago! Unfortunately, hubby didn’t want to watch it with me…and I slowly forgot about it! You have to tell me if it’s worth watching! I loved the concept!! πŸ™‚

  15. Marce says:

    Hi Karen! What’s up? I feel your hairy pain, Pepa sheds her long tresses all year long. We sweep the floor at least…5 times a day, LOL!
    I never had much trouble with mineralize eyeshadows, I’m actually quite a fan! Except for the glittery ones, they do have fall out, which is expected. Togetherness looks really pretty! I always fall for purples, darn! πŸ˜€

  16. amy says:

    I already picked up some goodies from this collection last week but now I want more stuff! I already have Petticoat MSF and In the Groove eyeshadow on hold for me but now I want Togetherness eyeshadow too.
    .-= amy’s last blog post… Great for Light Makeup- NARS Skin Softening Milk Cleanser =-.

  17. kim Porter says:

    These are beautiful. I didn’t order any of the shadows though. Maybe I will later this week
    .-= kim Porter’s last blog post… Review- Veet Spray-on Hair Removal Cream works in just 3 minutes =-.

  18. lexi says:

    Ugh I’m still disappointed I wasn’t able to get Stereo Rose so I preordered By Candelight instead. I thought I was done until read this review. I’m shaking my broke fist at you right now hahahahaha

    That movie looks cute – hope it was worth the rental!

    • Karen says:

      It was really good! I enjoyed it… sometimes I’m not in the mood to “read” while I’m watching a movie, but this one required no effort at all, LOL!

      As for Stereo Rose, I barely managed to get my hands on a pan — I picked up the last one at my nearby Nordies on presale.

      If you’re desperate to get it I’d suggest checking Nordstrom Beauty online over the next few days. They usually have stuff available even when it sells out on the MAC website.

  19. Trinidad says:

    In the groove looks good enough to eat! Any pics of them on?
    .-= Trinidad’s last blog post… Look Book- Masquerade Party =-.

  20. I wasn’t even considering these shadows but you’ve made me think twice. I’ll be sure to play with them next time I visit MAC. =)
    .-= Kajal Couture’s last blog post… IMATS 2010 – Part 2- Workshops with Makeup Masters =-.

  21. Vonvon says:

    They all look so gorgeous and tempting! Togetherness especially! In The Groove looks good in the pan but somehow the swatches are rather light/sheer, I think. But I need to see them, all of them, in person!
    .-= Vonvon’s last blog post… Les Floralies Sniff Boxes – Good Nights SLEEP -amp FOCUS In The Morning And An Overview =-.

  22. Katrina says:

    Oh, I’m glad they changed the formula. The old mineralize shadows didn’t seem to stick well on me either, I had to apply with a wet brush to get good pigmentation. Glad these are better!

  23. Catherine says:

    Ooh, I can’t wait to check these out. I so wanted to love the old Mineralize eyeshadows but they burned my poor eyes soooo bad with all that fallout gumming up my waterlines. =/
    .-= Catherine’s last blog post… Back with June Favorites- =-.

  24. Melissa says:

    Such great pictures! Your images made me want to buy all of these shadows for myself. So cute. πŸ™‚
    .-= Melissa’s last blog post… Brand Highlight- Lipstick Queen =-.

  25. Alexandra says:

    Im hoping to check these out when im next at my local counter πŸ™‚

  26. Ashley says:

    This is nice to hear! I will have to try them out. I never have in the past because I didn’t like the quality but these sound promising!

  27. Jackie says:

    Well. I was not planning on purchasing any of the mineralize eyeshadows,but once again, Karen, your post has made me realize that this just simply can’t be shunned. Ugh, you always do this to me πŸ˜‰
    .-= Jackie’s last blog post… Neutral with a pop of teal FOTD =-.

  28. Ada says:

    That Togetherness is calling out to me. I never had much luck with the Mineralized eye shadows before, but I’ll go take a look. Thanks!

  29. Pari says:

    Karen, luv the blog πŸ˜‰ I have a set of mineralized eye shadows. How do you apply the colors without speckles getting all over the neighbouring pigments? Thanks

  30. amy says:

    I just B2M for In the Groove eyeshadow, it is so lovely and I can’t wait to use it. I think it is the nicest combination of neutrals MAC has but out in a while that is not just browns.
    .-= amy’s last blog post… Giving Some Love to MAC In the Groove MSF Petticoat =-.

  31. Michele DiCola says:

    Mac just had free shipping east coast here!

  32. miranda says:

    I tried out one of these the other day (okay, the truth: I went into a MAC store in the city to pick up ONE lipstick and ended up letting the adorable gay guys put whatever make-up on my face they wanted). I don’t remember which combination it was, one with a gold, a brown, and a rust color. Even in the midst of a heat wave, humid weather, me sweating, no primer, very balmy subway stations, etc, the eyeshadow didn’t budge or smear.

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