MAC Sonic Chic Collection Mineralize Blush Reviews and Pictures

With the new MAC Sonic Chic Collection, MAC finally brought us a blush version of its famous Mineralize Skinfinish – Mineralize Blush ($21)!

Compared to the regular Mineralize Skinfinish, the new blushes are definitely more of a blush with a richer color payoff. They are all shimmery and unlike the regular Mineralize Skinfinishes which can be chunky, these give off a more refined shimmery pearl and add radiance onto the cheeks.

Since they are uber pigmented, I highly suggest applying them with a light hand using MAC #187 Stippling Brush or #129 Powder Blush Brush.

*Merrily – When MAC says this is a “dirty burned red with gold pearl”, they do mean RED. The color itself is very pretty but would be more suited for those with darker skin tones. If you are on the pale side, you definitely would have to apply with a light hand.

*Gentle – This “raspberry with gold pearl” looks more like a plummy color with gold shimmer to me and reminds me of MAC Coygirl Blush.

*Love Joy – This is a “mid-tone brown with gold pearl” that looks like a medium bronze. It has great pigmentation and would work beautifully as a bronzer.

*Nuance – Described as a “mid-tone peach with gold pearl”, this is a really pretty coral. It shows up really subtle on my NC30 skin.

*Pleasantry – This “intense mid-tone blue pink with gold pearl” is like the perfect pink for everyone. It looks a lot of MAC Pink Swoon but with gold shimmer and will make your apples pop.

*Warm Soul – This is a “mid-tone beige with gold” that looks that a really subtle nude color. Like Nuance, it did not show up much at me.

*Gleeful – This “deep, dirty-blue pink with gold pearl” is a cool-toned medium pink and is not as pigmented as the others.

*Love Thing – Like Gentle, this “dirty burgundy with gold pearl” is a pretty plum color but with more red undertones.

*Dainty – This “yellow pink with gold pearl” is a lighter, pinker version of MAC Springsheen and Peachykeen powder blushes. It reminds me a lot of NARS Orgasm and is absolutely gorgeous!

Below is my haul:

Pink Split, Play on Plums, Love Connection and Polar Opposites Mineralize Eyeshadow Duos, Pleasantry and Dainty Mineralize Blushes

Check back tomorrow for reviews on the New View collection!

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. ooo i picked up dainty as well. its so pretty! and i also got nuance. cant wait to see u do a look with ur haul. =)

  2. I have always wanted to try these… I never know what to wear with strawberry blond hairt. It seems like a peach base works well. With so much to choose from out there, it gets really difficult.

  3. Thanks so much for writing these reviews! I feel much more confident about purchasing online now that I have your descriptions! MAC just doesn’t do a good enough job with theirs. Thanks again!

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