Dive Into a Double Digit Dose of Moisturizing Minerals With the Plush Pigments in MAC’s New Luxurious, Lightweight Line of Mineralize Rich Lipsticks

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MAC MIneralize Rich Lipstick in Style Surge

MAC Mineralize Rich Lipstick in Style Surge, one of 12 new $22 shades in a new line of lipsticks available now at MAC counters, in stores and online)

Yup, it’s official. Anything’s possible now.

That’s how I feel today, babe, like the sky’s the limit! In a world with a line of full-coverage lipsticks that feel exactly like lip balms, anything’s possible. Pretty soon fashion-forward cats will start walking on their hind legs, venus fly traps will start crooning, and Keanu Reeves will win an Academy Award.


Um…have you heard about Splash? The new celebrity diving show?

Channing Tatum says what now?

Yes, celebrity diving show. Picture it: Greg Louganis coaching Kendra Wilkinson through her springboard tucks and twists (which reminds me, I dated a diver once for like two seconds; it did not go swimmingly, ba-dum-bum).

Umm… (from Splash, via Facebook)

Wait — where was I? Oh, yeah. The lipsticks.

MAC’s new $22 Mineralize Rich Lipsticks dove (haha) into the permanent line earlier this month, and from one dry-lipped girl to another (assuming you have dry lips, of course), one word: revelation.

MAC Mineralize Rich Lipsticks small

According to MAC, the 77 minerals they added to the formula make these magnificent moisturizers, which leads me to wonder late at night (right after my 20-pound tabby wakes me up by walking across my left boob), why 77 minerals? Why not 76 or 78?

But I digress…

Ever since I started wearing six of the 12 shades, I haven’t seen a lip flake in sight.

The moisturizing formula takes the cake, but it’s not all these have going for ’em. They’re also comfy like a good pair of yoga pants. They could easily pass for a lightweight balm.

And they’re so easy to apply! — so put down that lip brush and liner. Even with the darker shades, like warm, deep red All Out Gorgeous, I can apply them directly from the oversized bullet (at 0.12 ounces per tube, these are slightly larger than regular 0.10-ounce MAC Lipsticks), and get 2-4 hours of full coverage from a single layer.

MAC Mineralize Rich Lipstick

MAC Mineralize Rich Lipsticks from the left: All Out Gorgeous, Dreaminess, Elegant Accent, Lady at Play, Posh Tone and Style Surge

MAC MIneralize Rich Lipstick Swatches

MAC Mineralize Rich Lipstick Swatches from the left: All Out Gorgeous, Dreaminess, Elegant Accent, Lady at Play, Posh Tone and Style Surge

MAC MIneralize Rich Lipstick in All Out Gorgeous

MAC Mineralize Rich Lipstick in All Out Gorgeous

MAC MIneralize Rich Lipstick in Dreaminess

MAC Mineralize Rich Lipstick in Dreaminess

MAC Mineralize Rich Lipstick in Elegant Accent

MAC Mineralize Rich Lipstick in Elegant Accent

MAC MIneralize Rich Lipstick in Lady at Play

MAC Mineralize Rich Lipstick in Lady at Play

MAC MIneralize Rich Lipstick in Posh Tone

MAC Mineralize Rich Lipstick in Posh Tone

Full coverage. Yup, you read that right, but I think it’s 99% blessing, 1% curse, because dayum, gina! — they look great, but sometimes I forget that I’m wearing any lipstick at all, so I rub my lips together and end up with lipstick smeared outside my natural lip line.

Note to self: break that habit.

Second note to self: stop sniffing these in public…because even though you like the faint vanilla flavor and scent, and even though you smile every time you hear the magnetic cap “click” when you’re done, you look a little sketchy. So stop.

PRICE: $22 for a 0.12-ounce tube
AVAILABILITY: Available now at MAC counters, in stores and online
MAKEUP AND BEAUTY BLOG RATING: A- (the wear time could be better, but nothing’s perfect, I guess)

Do you dive?

Speaking of diving, I consider myself a waterbaby and all, but I don’t dive.

Well. I don’t dive well. πŸ™‚

I’m talking about real deal dives where you go in head first.


Feet first, no problem. I can do that, even from some pretty high places, but I get freaked about hitting the water upside down…


How about you? Do you dive? Is there something I’m missing that’s supposed to make it much less scary?

Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,



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  1. Teri says:

    Aaaah, those corals are calling me! I’m so happy to read that you are liking them, it seems like I need to stop by at the Mac store real soon! I love the vibrant shades on you, so summery and flirty ^^
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  2. Sunny says:

    Yup, Style Surge will have to be mine!!! I narrowed the line-up down to three shades, but seeing Style Surge on you makes it THE ONE! Glad to hear they’re so creamy. I am hoping the wear time will be closer to 4 hours though!
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  3. Minsooky says:

    I really love how All Out Gorgeous looks on you!
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  4. I’m loving these! Posh Tone looks so natural on you πŸ™‚ I don’t even know what to think about that new diving show…
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  5. Chris says:

    Lady at Play has caught my eye. I can’t believe I’m admitting this but I kinda want to watch that celebrity diving show. I’m a sucker for reality tv. :p
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  6. Lulle says:

    Being a dry-lipped chick, I guess I need to give the formula a try! Style Surge looks lovely, I’ll probably go for this one.
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    • Karen says:

      Hi Lulle,

      Dry-lipped chicks unite! Style Surge is my favorite so far from the line. You’ll love it.

      Hope you’re having a good week so far. Anything new to report?

  7. Laurel says:

    I did diving and liked it fine but I was really only doing it to help me with gymnastics. Hint: springboards and diving boards are very similar

  8. Agata says:

    You look so gorgeous. I like Style Surge the most.

  9. I bought 4 of these a few weeks back. They really are perfect for us dry lip gals. They just glided on my lips like butter (I know… ewww! lol). They’re perfect though! But now I’m thinking I need to get Posh Tone. All Out Gorgeous really suits you! πŸ™‚
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  10. KhaliaNicole says:

    Oooh! I also have dry lips so these sound like something I’m gonna need to get my hands on! The All Out Gorgeous and Lady at Play are yummy!
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  11. Shikha says:

    Lady at Play and Style Surge.. I want them… they are so pretty
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  12. Jennifer says:

    Of course I only like the pink one… predictable!

  13. Savannah says:

    Oh man, they all look amazing on you! I must pick one up, the dark vampy red and bright coral are calling me. Only problem is I have similar colors, I just dislike their formula. Ahh beauty woes …

  14. Kim says:

    Oh, there are some beauties in that line! I’m horrible at rubbing my lips together, too. We should join a support group. πŸ™‚

    Heck, yeah! on the diving. Nothing more complicated than swan dives, jackknives and forward somersaults/back flips, though. I’ve never tried twists or anything-and-a-half. My kids have swimming class in the summer at our high school pool (where I learned to swim and dive) and the last day is Open Swim – a free day when kids can bring their parents. I probably already told you this but I was asking the boys if they wanted to see Mommy dive (they were nervous about the board; I think it’s like 3 meters). The Hubs was like “ummmm, when is the last time you actually dove?”. I told him it was probably like 20 years ago but it’s like riding a bike. He was skeptical. HAHA! Anyway, it turned out great and all the other kids were asking “can you do this? Can you try this?” and “Watch me try!” One of my boys spent the hour telling everyone “that’s my Mom!” The moral is that everyone should learn to dive and then not be afraid to look like a dolt at your kids’ open swim day because they’ll be proud of you and it will be awesome… even when your friends are mortified and want to know if you’ve lost your mind. HAHAHA!

  15. varsha says:

    I dunno whats with me and coral lippies..I hog them like crazy..But here for once these ones look actually different shade on your lips from the swatch..I mean I was hoping the style surge and lady at play to be true corals(something like mac ravishing ) on your lips,but they look pretty mellow..

  16. Even though its getting warmer my lips are still a dry mess. I need these! Elegant Accent is gorgeous!
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  17. This range has so many gorgeous pinks and corals, can’t wait for it to hit India!

  18. artemis says:

    pretty colors and they look pretty on you! πŸ˜€ i don’t dive, i don’t swim..i’m scared of water >.<

  19. Vineetha says:

    Oh My! I was waiting for the review! Loved lady at play on u πŸ™‚
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