When the news broke that MAC would be re-launching their ever famous Mineral Skin Finish in Stereo Rose, I pretty much jumped for joy and knew at least one had to be mine!
I'd be lying if I said I didn't stalk the MAC web page all day on Thursday until it went live,
the last time it was around in 2010 it sold out pretty much instantly and I refused to miss out.
What I don't understand is why MAC have not made this a permanent shade within the MSF line
as there is no shade quite like it and it is clearly a best seller each time it is re-launched.
If they can make Candy Yum Yum part of the core line then why not this?
I'm not going to bother fully discussing the packaging - it is typical of MAC in style, sleek and black,
sturdy with a window to see the colour held within, no complaints from me what so ever.
MAC Stereo Rose is listed on the MAC website as "coral with golden/bronze shimmering nuances"
which I agree with fully but to elaborate a little further I would say that it leans more pink than orange
in terms of coral and has a strong yellow undertone.
I feel perhaps coral is a push and that shell pink is more apt but it is a beautiful shade regardless,
is well pigmented and will be a blush option for all light to medium skin tones, deeper skin tones
may find this is better suited as a highlighter.
As with all MAC MSF's that do not fall into the natural category this is a shimmer based product
which I know is not to everyone's taste and I will be the first to admit that normally when it comes to blushes
I tend to steer clear of anything that isn't matte or satin but for Stereo Rose I make an exception.
On my skin tone when applied to my cheeks it gives a slightly sun kissed perhaps even slightly burnt
effect which sounds horrific but it is rather flattering in an odd way.
Despite being a formula that is not typically all that kind to those with enlarged pores and/or fine lines
it does not settle into such faults and highlight them...yay for small miracles!
In terms of wear which I am relying on my past experiences with Stereo Rose this tends to wear for
around 6 hours and can make my cheeks a little oily towards the end of the day.
MAC Stereo Rose MSF £21.50/10g via MAC - link