For a Light Coral Flush You’ll Adore, Try MAC Mineralize Skinfinish in Adored

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MAC Adored Mineralize Skin Finish

I adore MAC Adored…Mineralize Skinfinish. Here I am wearing it on mah cheeks!

Abso-friggin’-lutely gorgeous. That’s how I feel about the way MAC Adored Mineralize Skinfinish looks as a highlighter or as an all-over face powder, but if you’re going to try wearing it either of those ways, steer clear of flash photography. The pearl in this makes my skin look crazy shiny when I use a direct flash in pics (I turned the flash off for the pic up top).

MAC Adored Mineralize Skinfinish

MAC Adored Mineralize Skinfinish, a coral with light beige pearl ($30)

It’s also a good-looking blush (try buffing one or two layers on the apples of your cheeks), but no matter how you wear it, layering coaxes out more of the coral, so you get a natural-looking flush — not too bright — with a soft-focus effect from the luminous beige pearl.


You’ll look like an angel with it on, or like you got all creative and mixed Benefit’s Coralista Blush with MAC Ricepaper Eyeshadow, liked what you saw, and put the mixture on your cheeks before you left the house.

Yesterday Adored stayed on my cheeks for a full nine hours… NINE HOURS! Think of all the candy you could eat in that time, or the neighborhood kitties you could pet (it’s a lot).

Charlize, the tabby who lives down the street, sends her regards and best wishes for a good weekend…

Pale princesses and light-skinned gents, Adored should look divine on you! I love it on my NC42 skin, but I get the feeling I’ll be wearing it more often as a highlighter than a blush as I tan over the summer.

MAC Adored Swatch

If you’re around my shade or darker and want an MSF that doubles as a highlighter and blush, consider Rio, a bright pink with bronze pearl, instead. It’s darker, and I love the way it looks with a tan.

PRICE: $30
AVAILABILITY: Available now online and at MAC counters and stores
MAKEUP AND BEAUTY BLOG RATING: B+ (exceptional wear time and the flexibility to be worn as a blush or highlighter, especially for lighter lasses)

Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,



P.S. Weekend starts in 3, 2, 1…

AAAAAH! Yay! It’s the weekend! 🙂

What are you up to? I’ve got my beach bag all packed and ready because it’s supposed to hit the upper 90s tomorrow. Eek, that’s hot.

I’m still looking for a tankini, though, le sigh…

On the one hand, bathing suit shopping is shopping, and I normally like to shop, but I don’t know. For me it’s about as much fun as going to the dentist to get my teeth drilled. In other words, not my favorite activity.


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  1. Heidi says:

    Looks like my kind of shade!

    Aww….. Charlize is so adorable. Missy is currently stretched out on the kitchen floor trying to cool off. She’s not too happy with me right now. I was up at the Windsor Farmer’s Market/Concert last night and got to cuddle a lot of dogs that were there. So much fun, but she took one whiff of me when I got home and knew what I’d been up to and was not amused.

  2. Olivia says:

    Gorgeous! What a beaut!

  3. Giia says:

    Hello Karen! ‘Adored’ is super gorgeous and I love how it can also work as a highlighter. Your cat looks just like mine!

  4. Jennifer says:

    Karen, your hair and cheeks are so STUNNING! I want to buy things just because they look SO amazing on you!

  5. Rachel says:

    What a cute kitty! Oh yeah, the makeups nice too!

  6. WOW — the glow this gives you is divine, Karen! <3
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  7. Chelsea says:

    This looks gorgeous on you!

    Good luck on tankini shopping – I got one I liked at Old Navy not long ago! Also, Charlize is such a pretty girl. I went to a graduation party for one of Zack’s nieces today, and they had two little kitten twins, Remington and Steele, who were super cute.

  8. Chasie Poo says:

    I love this Skinfinish! I wear it on top of my Mineralize Skinfinish Natural. I’m quite pale and I feel this makes me look like I just got kissed by my kitty guardian angel! 🙂 It looks beautiful on your tanned skin! Those tomatoes growing in your garden look delicious! I use cherry tomatoes for pineapple mango salsa. It’s the best!

  9. denise S says:

    Pretty glow! I wanted this one but it’s a bit light for my NC 45-50 complexion. Went to see Wold War Z yesterday I liked it. Tomorrow I’m shopping for a new desk chair hoping to catch a few 4th July sales.

  10. Kim says:

    I have to tell you, I’ll take the dentist over bathing suit shopping any day. HAHA!

    Adored looks like a really pretty color. 🙂

  11. Tiffany says:

    Adored seems like a beautiful color. Charlize is so cute, and reminds me of our cat Maxwell, while Tabs, also very handsome, reminds me of our cat Oscar! 🙂

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