MAC Baking Beauties – Mineralize Tinted Lip Balm: Photos, Swatches and Reviews

With the Baking Beauties collection, MAC released four new Mineralize Tinted Lip Balms, only three of which I will be reviewing. You may recognize this product from the Apres Chic collection from last winter where this product made it’s debut.

MAC describes this formula as “A liquid lip balm that adds moisture while providing the right pop of color and mirror-like shine. Enriched with a special, nourishing 77 Mineral-Rich Complex”. It’s a super nourishing formula that feels a bit sticky when first applied but that doesn’t last once it warms up on your lips… After that it feels lightweight but still wears well and gives your lips some serious moisture! Believe me, I have put these to the test in a lot of situations (even hiking in the cold and whale watching last winter) and they kept my lips soft and stayed on for over 5 hours!

They give decent color payoff for being a balm, but they’re by no means as intense or opaque as MAC’s various Lipglass formulas are. Although the packaging has the golden shimmer that most Mineralize packaging has, don’t let it fool you to think that the lip balms are that shimmery! Some have a bit of shimmer but not THAT much!

Baking Beauties Mineralize Tinted Lip Balms

These Mineralize Tinted Lip Balms are all limited edition and are available now at MAC counters, stores, and online at www.maccosmetics.com. Mineralize Tinted Lip Balms contain 10 ml / .33 US fl oz of product and sell for $20. There are four colors in all, but I did not purchase Glace, which is a “creamy pale baby blue”.

Baking Beauties Mineralize Tinted Lip Balm Labels

Mineralize Tinted Lip Balms swatched on NC15 skin. Photo taken outdoors in natural sunlight.

Mineralize Tinted Lip Balms swatched on NC15 skin.
Photo taken outdoors in natural sunlight.

Baking Beauty

Baking Beauty on LipsBaking Beauty:   Baking Beauty is a “creamy light peach” with a soft shimmer. It’s a light-medium peachy yellow with a warm pinkish-golden shimmer. It has good color payoff, considering that it’s a semi-sheer formula. It will become slightly more opaque if you apply more product.

This Mineralize Tinted Lip Balm is perfect to wear over Pure Decoration lipstick if you want to add some gloss.

Overall Rating:   4.3 / 5

Application:   5

Coverage:  3

Color Payoff:   3

Texture:   5

Wear Time:   5

Packaging:   5

Cheery Cheery

Cheery Cheery

Cheery Cheery on LipsCheery Cheery:   This Mineralize Tinted Lip Balm is a “creamy midtone blue pink” with very, very little shimmer. It’s a light, cool, milky pink. Although it doesn’t add a lot of color to my lips (as expected with this formula), it actually gave my naturally very pigmented, pink lips a more toned down, soft, creamy pink look. Cheery Cheery had the shiniest type of gloss out of these three Mineralize Tinted Lip Balms and gave decent coverage.

If you want to wear this over one of the Baking Beauties lipsticks, I suggest pairing it with Raspberry Swirl.

Overall Rating:   4.7 / 5

Application:   5

Coverage:  4

Color Payoff:   4

Texture:   5

Wear Time:   5

Packaging:   5

Sweet Tooth

Sweet Tooth

Sweet Tooth on LipsSweet Tooth:   Sweet Tooth is described as a “creamy lilac” and has very little shimmer. It’s a light, milky, pinkish lavender. Although the color isn’t very bright, it does show up well and give decent coverage. The color made my lips look a bit lighter and cooler toned and added a lot of pretty, glossy sheen.

The perfect Baking Beauties lipstick to layer underneath this Mineralize Tinted Lip Balm is Lavender Whip.

Overall Rating:   4.7 / 5

Application:   5

Coverage:  4

Color Payoff:   4

Texture:   5

Wear Time:   5

Packaging:   5

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