MAC Danse Collection Pigment and Mineralize Skinfinish Reviews

The two new Pigments ($19.50) in this collection are Pastorale and Aire-De-Blu. The former, described as a “khaki green gold pearl and sparkle”, is probably the most unique and prettiest green pigment I have ever seen. The latter, a “sky blue with silver sparkle”, is exactly as described. Both colors are limited edition and extremely gorgeous colors for spring. The texture is also very fine and highly blendable. If you like pastel colors, definitely pick them up. One word for those with darker skintones, you might want to skip these as they can look ashy on you.

There are also two new Mineralize Skinfinishes ($24.50) in this collection. Glissade is a “golden peach with a muted metallic plum veining” which looks a lot like one of my HG blushes, NARS Orgasm. Lightscapade, on the other hand, is “the first Mineralize Skinfinish to work threads of colors from the Danse color palette together to create a beautifully nuanced shade”. To make it short, it is uber shimmery with shades of pale blue, pink and yellow. While it is pretty to look at and already sold out in most counters and online, I do not see how Lightscapade can be used other than a highlighter. I ended up just getting Glissade. If you need help getting Lightscapade, just let me know.

Phyllis Li is the Founder and Editor-in-chief of Makeup For Life, one of the top 50 beauty blogs that focuses on celebrity makeup breakdowns, product reviews, makeup tutorials and all things beauty. Having lived and traveled in North America, Europe and Asia, she was exposed to different techniques and products at an early age and hopes to put a global perspective towards beauty. Phyllis won the Best Content Award by Total Beauty in 2008 and has been featured in various publications and websites including ELLE,, Yahoo Shine!, AOL Stylelist, Nylon Korea, VOGUE China, Ming Pao Daily (Canada) and Shanghai Weekly. In 2010, she was appointed one of the nine Real Women Ambassadors in the United States to take part in the Latisse® Wishes Challenge, working with Hollywood celebrity Kathy Ireland and raised over $400,000 for the Make-A-Wish Foundation to grant wishes for approximately 54 children. In 2012, she teamed up with luxury skincare brand TATCHA and released a limited-edition 3-Piece Set of her favorite beauty products. Phyllis currently lives in Chicago, US. She is a regular contributor to Shanghai Daily's StyleHai Magazine and a member of the Glam Beauty Network.


  1. Thank you for the review of the new MAC concelers, I’ve been looking for one for my oily skin & the portable compact looks adorable. =)

  2. Yup Glissade is like a pink version of NARS Orgasm blush and I’ve been using this on my apples every day to make them pop.

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