I'd resisted the lure of filling my virtual shopping basket with gems from Mac's latest mineralised collection, Semi Precious, by clicking the 'x' several times last week.
I find being restrained online easy, the page closes and I destract myself by opening another site, but resisting the urge to buy makeup in store is almost impossible for me, hence this very small haul.
I couldn't say no!
I saw, I swatched, I purchased.
It's funny, the one thing I walked away with was not even considered in my online basket. I'd originally wanted Warmth of Coral blusher (bit too orange), Pure Magnificence lipglass (similar to some I have) and the 234 split brush (would be impossible to blend with).
Anyway, the product I did like which surprised me the most was one of the MSF's (Mineralized Skinfinish) in Rose Quartz.
I dismissed this originally due to it's design, the strange blob of swirly, sparkly colours was quite frankly bazaar and not something that appealed to my superficial self, I also thought it looked too similar to Stereo Rose.
Boy was I wrong.
It's nothing like Stereo Rose as you can see above. Stereo Rose is much peachier and deeper in colour whereas Rose Quartz is more of a true pink with a definite blue undertone.
Muhsine's (Bubblegarm) has some great swatches on her blog, check out her Semi Precious haul here.
I've worn this every day since I bought it, it's cool toned and I love it.
As it's a mineral powder the pink section is very soft and easy to work with, like all MSF's it's very glowy, almost pearlised in finish which adds a beautiful sheen when applied.
Although the middle precious stone portion is a little chunkier in texture it's not difficult to work with.
As you know, I love my matte foundations, well, I have no choice but to with my oily skin; Anyway, to stop them looking flat I love to use blushers that give me a glow.
Rose Quartz eliminates the need for a separate highlighter (me lazy, never!) and acts as a 2 in 1 by adding colour and a soft sheen which I think looks beautiful on the skin.
Although mineralized collections always look pretty, some products are better for looking at than using which is why I passed on everything else, the blogger in me not that long ago wouldn't have though (learning restraint, clearly).
Oh and you can purchase the new collection in store or online at Mac, Selfridges or Debenhams! Good to know in case anything gets sold out on one site.
Did you get your glow on with Semi Precious or pass it up??