MAC Divine Night – Mineralize Blushes: Photos, Swatches and Reviews

Part of MAC’s Divine Night collection includes some Mineralize products… The only ones I purchased and will be reviewing are the blushes, although there are also three Skinfinishes and six Eye Shadows. I like how MAC typically releases some new shimmery Mineralize products around fall/winter… It’s the perfect time of year to wear a soft, glowing look!

Between these three colors, two are quite shimmery, but still have decent color payoff, while the other is more of the soft, glowing Mineralize Blush formula. Even though there are only three, you’ll most likely find one that works for you skintone. If not, I suggest looking into the Mineralize Skinfinishes, as there’s some more color variation with those and they each include two colors. Mineralize Skinfinishes, however, have a lot more shine and shimmer than these blushes do, so that may not be your thing.

Divine Night Mineralize Blushes 1

MAC Mineralize Blushes are one of my favorite blush formulas of all time. They give off a radiant glow without being frosty. They have shimmer, but it’s subtle and they don’t contain the kind of shimmer particles that appear chunky or heavy (though some have larger shimmer particles than others). Mineralize Blushes have a soft, fine texture so they blend and layer beautifully. You can apply these as a light wash of color or more heavily for more color and coverage, depending on how much pigmentation and sheen you desire.

If you want to apply these lightly, a MAC 188 brush is best and gives you the most control. To apply slightly more heavily, you can use a MAC 187 brush (the larger version of the 188). For the most intense application (which still doesn’t look too heavy), you can use something like a MAC 168, 116, or 129 brush. Mineralize Blushes offer about 6-8 hours of wear before fading. On oilier skin, they may not last quite so long. On extremely oily skin or on skin with large pores, these may emphasize shine and pore size. However, using a mattifying and/or pore minimizing primer, like MAC’s Prep + Prime Skin Smoother, should eliminate or at least help out with that issue!

Divine Night Mineralize Blush Labels

Divine Night Mineralize Blushes 2

All three of these Mineralize Blushes are limited edition and are available now online at www.maccosmetics.com as well as at counters and stores. These sell for $27.50 (due to the special matte black and gold packaging for holiday) and contain 3.2 g / 0.10 US oz of product. Sadly, the permanent lineup of Mineralize Blushes are actually cheaper and contain more product… They sell for $25 and contain 3.5 g / 0.11 US oz. These colors are fairly unique, though, so if you’re into them, they’re definitely worth buying!

Lavish Living

Lavish Living

Lavish Living Left:   Applied Heavily     Right:   Blended Out Photo taken in natural sunlight. Mineralize Blush swatched on NC15 skin.

Lavish Living
Left: Applied Heavily                           Right: Blended Out
Photo taken in natural sunlight. Mineralize Blush swatched on NC15 skin.

Lavish Living:   Lavish Living is a “violet with silver pearl base with gold pearl”… That’s a mouthful! It’s a medium to medium-dark, slightly cool toned plum with warmer berry undertones. The finish is very shimmery/frosted due to the high amount of pearlescent particles, but I like that because there’s no need for a highlighter with this blush. Although it looks pretty dark in the packaging, Mineralize blushes can be applied lightly for a softer finish and less color payoff and coverage, or applied heavily if you want more color, opacity, and shimmer. To me, this is suitable for nearly any skin tone.

If you have oily skin, this blush may not wear as long. I have normal/combination skin and got around 7 hours of wear with Lavish Living. Also, if you have a lot of texture or large pores, this blush may emphasize that unless you use a good primer, foundation, and powder underneath this blush.

Dupes:  As far as permanent dupes go, Love Joy Mineralize Blush is going to be the closest as you can get to Lavish Living. It’s slightly warmer, perhaps, and less frosted, but is similar once applied.

Overall Rating:   4.3 / 5

Application:   5

Coverage:  4

Color Payoff:   4

Texture:   4

Wear Time:   4

Packaging:   5

Lured to Love

Lured to Love

Lured to Love
Left: Applied Heavily                          Right: Blended Out
Photo taken in natural sunlight. Mineralize Blush swatched on NC15 skin.

Lured to Love:   This blush is a “coral pink base with pink frost”… It’s a light, warm toned, peachy-coral pink with a very soft pearly pink sheen. The finish for this blush is the least shimmery and most natural of the three in this collection. Color payoff was good, and best with some layering. I prefer a 116 brush with this blush to get the best color payoff and coverage, otherwise coverage is quite sheer and soft. That said, this blush is best for fair to medium and maybe medium-dark skintones. Since this isn’t so shimmery, it won’t show pores or texture and will wear just fine on oily skin, unlike Lavish Living. I got 8 hours of wear with Lured to Love.

Dupes:   There are actually quite a few blushes that are similar to Lured to Love, but none that I can think of are permanent… You may already have them in your collection, though… Legendary Blush from the Marilyn Monroe collection is a bit more pink but otherwise very close. Immortal Flower Blush, most recently released with the All About Orange collection is also similar, though peachier.

Overall Rating:   4.3 / 5

Application:   5

Coverage:  3

Color Payoff:   4

Texture:   5

Wear Time:   4

Packaging:   5

Talk of the Town

Talk of the Town

Talk of the Town
Left: Applied Heavily                         Right: Blended Out
Photo taken in natural sunlight. Mineralize Blush swatched on NC15 skin.

Talk of the Town:   Talk of the Town is described as being a “warm brown base with yellow bronze”… Huh?! To me, this is a light, warm yellow-peachy pink with a very frosted finish. Applied heavily it looks nearly metallic, while applied lightly, it’s more of a soft wash of color and a lot of golden pearl. Since I’m an NC15, this does show up on me but anyone with medium skin or darker would be better off using this as a highlighter rather than a blush. It looks much more pigmented in the packaging than it does once applied. The coverage is alright… Certainly not opaque but the shimmer payoff is fantastic.

Because this is so frosty, I don’t recommend this for oily or textured skin, as it will get shiny and not wear long, as well as emphasize pores and texture.

Dupes:   I can’t think of many dupes that are similar to this… Soft & Gentle Mineralize Skinfinish is really the only permanent product that I can think of that will give you the same kind of sheen and soft wash of color, but it is a highlighter and not a blush.

Overall Rating:   3.7 / 5

Application:   5

Coverage:  3

Color Payoff:   2

Texture:   3

Wear Time:   4

Packaging:   5

 

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