MAC A Muse Collection Reviews and Photos

July 26, 2006

The Mineralize Eyeshadow Duo ($16.50) are all very pretty, heavily pigmented and give a shimmery, metallic finish. They are bigger than MAC’s regular pot eyeshadows and similar to the Mineralize Eyeshadows that were released before. The only downside is their fragile nature. Like the regular MAC Mineralize Skinfinshes, these are baked in Italy and they can break easily. I say get all of them if you do not have similar colors.

Illusionary/Burning Ambition: White gold with gold pearlized pigments/Chocolate brown with soft gold pearlized pigments
Bright Side/Gallery Gal: Champagne gold/soft olive green
Persona/Screen Vinyl: White with silver pearlized pigments/Charcoal grey with silver pearlized pigments
Heat/Element: Rich yellow gold/Rusty Red Brown
Interview/Purple-x: Rose Pink/Deep purple with pink pearlized pigments

I already own Shimpagne so I picked up Shooting Star and Porcelain Pink Mineralize Skinfinishes ($23.50). Shooting Star, the darkest out of the three, is a soft caramel tan with gold sparkle which is a great color for contouring. Shimpagne is a shimmery beige color. It is great as a highlighter and it makes my NC30 skin glow. I also use it for contour. Porcelain Pink is a shimmery pale pink and it adds a irridescent pink glow and would look great on the apples.

There are four Fluidlines ($14.50). Lithograph is a charcoal color. It is very pretty and the perfect color for doing a smoky eye. New Weed is a deep khaki with gold pearlized pigments which is a lot darker than MAC’s Sweet Sage fluidline. Graphic Brown is a deep chocolate brown with shimmer and almost a liquid version of MAC Teddy eye kohl. It is very pretty and would look great on light eyes. Frostlite, the only one that is not limited edition, is a warm white with gold pearl. I thought it would be great to use in the waterline but it is too sheer and does not stay on.


  • Reply Karen July 27, 2006 at 7:07 am

    *drool* It’s going to come out Aug 10th here… can’t wait?
    so what did you get in the end?

  • Reply Phyllis July 27, 2006 at 11:55 am

    I only got 2 mineralize skinfinishes – Porcelain Pink and Shooting Star.

  • Reply Karen July 27, 2006 at 5:36 pm

    I am planning to get Shooting Star and probably *some* fluidlines. Lemming Graphic Brown because I am always looking for Teddy’s replacement. I love the color but it doesn’t stay very well. New Weed sounds pretty too. And also Lithograph.. i can’t pick!

  • Reply Anonymous July 27, 2006 at 7:21 pm

    i have a question about the earlier post about tightlining – can you achieve the same results with bobbi brown eyeliner brush? the brush is tapered on the edges and is not flat at the end like the mac brush. i use bobbi brown gel eyeliner
    many thanks~

  • Reply Linda July 27, 2006 at 9:27 pm

    I have some questions about falsies. Are you suppose to feel them on your eyes, because sometimes I feel a little poking at the inner corners. Also I think Ardell may be discontinued at drugstores because I can’t find them? or maybe there’s a special store you’re suppose to go to? And do you have any tips on putting them on, like using a special glue or tools?

  • Reply Phyllis July 28, 2006 at 1:00 am

    sure you can achieve the same results with a tapered brush! the trick is to push the liner into the base of your lashes.

  • Reply Phyllis July 28, 2006 at 1:07 am

    hey Linda, I have already done an entry on falsies in the past (look up False Lashes 101 under the Eye section) but due to the numerous requests I got regarding this topic, I will be posting a new entry with pics later this week.

    If you can feel the lashes poking you in the inner corners, your falsies are probably not a good fit. You can either trim them or get a different pair to make sure they fit the shape/length of your eyes.

    Ardell has not been discontinued. It is available in a lot of stores – try Jewel, Sally’s Beauty Store, Walgreens etc.

  • Reply Pikso May 17, 2007 at 12:21 pm

    hi, I’m new o your blog. My name is Andreea and I am from Romania, Bucharest. I like very much your posts, but I would like to ask you to post bigger pics, especially with make up 🙂 thx

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