These MAC Semi Precious Mineralize Blushes Are 100% Great

Published in: MAC Makeup, Product Reviews

MAC Semi Precious Mineralize Blushes from the left: Feeling Flush, Pressed Amber and Warmth of Coral

If you haven’t popped by a MAC counter to try the three new MAC Mineralize Blushes ($23) from the Semi Precious Collection, try to pencil in a trip if you can. I think they’re all kinds of awesome, especially if you like a natural-looking cheek flush and blushes that are easy to apply.


I’ve been reaching for Feeling Flush (a marbleized mix of pink, blue and brown), Pressed Amber (a mix of beige, nude and brown) and Warmth of Coral (a mix with a coral and a peach) regularly since last week. All three spread like warm butter on bread, applying smoothly on cheeks and giving them a gorgeous, just-pinched look with one or two layers.

Mineralize Blush swatches from the left with the flash: Feeling Flush, Pressed Amber and Warmth of Coral

Mineralize Blush swatches from the left without the flash: Feeling Flush, Pressed Amber and Warmth of Coral

Feeling Flush on cheeks

Pressed Amber on cheeks

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Warmth of Coral on cheeks

But it’s the finish — oh, the finish! — that takes these from good to great. All three shades masquerade as mattes in their pans, but they actually deposit color with an almost imperceptible sheen that livens ’em up a little and gives them extra dimension.

I could easily wear one of these blushes every single day. 🙂


They even love the camera, showing up in photographs really well, which comes in handy when you work for a top kitty model and sometimes find yourself appearing in unplanned photos secretly snapped by the pet paparazzi. Just trust me on this one, okay?

PRICE: $23 each
AVAILABILITY: Available now at MAC stores, counters and also online

Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,


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  1. Trisha says:

    These are beautiful. And even cooler, the varying shades and color choices all look good on you. When I first saw the colors I thought each one would only work for “some people” and not others. But you pull off all 3. I think I want to try these.

    (though, cry for me, because there are no MAC counters in my town. Or even nearby.)
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  2. Jessi says:

    Arg, I almost bought both Warmth of Coral and Feeling Flush, but I was feeling particularly frugal that day and passed. They all look amazing on you. I knew I shouldn’t have looked at this post!
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  3. Iram says:

    Ooooh the pink one just looks absolutely divine! I just HAVE to have it 😀
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  4. slick says:

    psst….i think you have the color descriptions mixed up in the second paragraph 😉

    i’ve been reaching for these daily since they came out too! love them. at first i was disappointed that they weren’t shimmery (i like to use my mineralize blushes as MSFs) but these are really lovely sheer washes of color!

    • Karen says:

      Ahh, thank you! They’re fixed now. 🙂

      I was surprised that these weren’t as sparkly as the Mineralize blushes I’ve worn in the past… they really are lovely, though, and so great for everyday looks!

  5. vonnie says:

    i want pressed amber! lovely 😀
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  6. Vonvon says:

    Love Feeling Flushed and Warmth of Coral. I think Pressed Amber looked slightly too brown for me, perhaps I could it like a bronzer.
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  7. Amanda says:

    I bought Warmth of Coral and have been loving it for the past week! I have fair skin and it gives me a nice peachy glow.
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  8. Stephanie says:

    Are these blushes long-wearing? I go to school, so I need my blush to stay on for 8+ hours, do you think these would cut it?

  9. Carrie says:

    I initially thought I could skip these blushes, but I keep hearing such good things about them. Sadly, they haven’t arrived at my MAC counter yet, but when they do, I’ll have to check out Pressed Amber and Warmth of Coral.

  10. Nina says:

    i passed on the blushes because — get this, they make my cheeks itch! before i could actually use them and not be uncomfortable, and i thought i was just allergic to the eyeshadows.

    i have no idea whats in mineralized stuff that does this to me.

    i bought one MSF mostly because i collect them and needed one to make my MSFs an even number (bit of an OCD there….) 🙂

  11. Vijaya says:

    These are my new favorite blushes! =D
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  12. i have feeling flush (wearing it right now!) and warmth of coral and i LUUUURVE them both!

    i was out for 10 hours yesterday and feeling flush lasted the whole day!

  13. Florence says:

    Karen, your skin looked wonderful in those photos. Are you wearing any foundation/powder? If so, what are they?

  14. Kelly says:

    Hi Karen, I love your necklace ( the one you are wearing in the feeling flushed swatch) wear did you get it?

  15. Heidi says:

    I picked this up in Warmth of Coral (of course!), but that Feeling Flush looks amazing!

  16. Luvin the blush! What are u wearing on your eyes in the first picture?

  17. Vixen says:

    Feeling Flush is so pretty! I definitely want to check that out in person

  18. Anna says:

    Hey Karen! Would you say that Warmth of Coral is similar to Utterly Game from the Fabulous Felines collection? I missed it and have been looking for a good dupe ever since! tia 🙂 x

  19. Kim says:

    They all look very pretty on you. My biggest question is, will I ever be able to predict how something will look by seeing it in the pan? I can’t believe how horrible I am at this. Is it like the clothing rule where you need to try things on, even if you think they’re awful looking on the rack? Thank goodness you’re doing all the work here! 🙂

  20. zel says:

    Hi Karen, How does pressed amber compare to tarte’s amazonian blush in exposed? Thanks!

  21. Rita says:

    I have Warmth of Coral, and I love it! My Pressed Amber is on it’s way, I hope it’s great, too.

  22. Gauri says:

    Wow!! Like Wow girl, what beautiful blushes!! I wanna buy some for myself now. I’ll first try out Pressed Amber 😀
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  23. Sherri says:

    Feeling flush is gorgeous, the other two would make nice highlighters (on my skin tone).

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