Mac Semi Precious Haul...
I got 3 things!
Here we go...
SMOKED RUBY (Mineralised Eye Shadow - Melange of burgundy and black) This eyeshadow has a blackened deep brown base with veining of a darkened red which when swirled altogether creates a rich brown shade that's shot through with red and black. It's smooth, buttery and incredibly pigmented even when used dry and without a base. I applied this in the store to my entire eyelid with my fingers and it looked beautiful, perfect for creating a quick and interesting sultry eye. I own nothing like this as it's not the sort of shade I typically go for, but once I had swatched and applied it, it just had to be mine!
GOLDEN GAZE (Mineralised Eye Shadow - Melange of gold and black) This is a beautiful golden bronze shade that has a black base. When swirled and applied it has a vivid golden sheen that's shot through with black. It's smooth in texture, buttery and incredibly pigmented even when used dry and without a base. This eye shadow was the standout of the collection for me personally, it's simply divine and will be great for summer with plenty of gold and bronze jewellery!
SEMI PRECIOUS ROSE QUARTZ (Mineralised Skin Finish - Rosy pink base with inner circle of silver, lime, white-pink, and copper) The outer side of this msf is a peachy pink which applies with a slight sheen, the centre part is a cool pink toned beige and has some glitter and I love the colour when it's swirled together. It can be used as a blush or highlighter depending on your skin tone. It's pigmented and what you see is what you get, however I wish the centre part was a little smoother in texture, but nevertheless it's still a fab product.
Here are some closer swatches, I have compared 'Rose Quartz' to 'Stereo Rose' msf and 'Daft Pink' mineralised blush.
The OUTER portion of 'Rose Quartz' is reminiscent of 'Stereo Rose' but a pinker version. The swatches speak for themselves so I'll stop typing!
I also grabbed a mini fix+ for my handbag, how cute!
OVERALL THOUGHTS ON SEMI PRECIOUS:
- EYE SHADOWS - There were 12 and not all of them were pigmented and smooth, they looked pretty in the pot but were mainly disappointing when swatched. In my opinion the two I grabbed were the best of the bunch!
- BLUSHERS - BORING!
- MSF's - The design of these are a little weird but I don't mind them. The lighter 2 looked almost identical and too much like a highlighter, the darker one which was bronze was pretty but too glittery to use as a bronzer. 'Rose Quartz' was the most pigmented of the bunch but I would have loved if the texture was a tiny bit smoother but it's still beautiful.
- BRUSHES - What the hell were they thinking!?!
- LIPTICKS / GLOSSES - Some were pretty but dupable and nothing special.
FYI: Fashion Flower launched today too, but I totally skipped that, it's pretty but boring.
What are your thoughts on 'Semi Precious'?