Monday, 17 March 2014

MAC Monday: Fantasy of Flowers Part 2 - Mineralize Blush in Petal Power

MAC Mineralize Blush In Petal Power
MAC Mineralize Blush In Petal Power

Now for Part 2 of my Fantasy of Flowers reviews!

Staying on the theme of blusher and more specifically the recent Fantasy of Flowers Limited Edition Collection - this week's MAC Monday is dedicated to MAC Petal Power Mineralize Blush.

Last week I reviewed the Mineralize Skinfinish in Stereo Rose (HERE) which is also part of the Fantasy of Flowers collection. When I bought this I just couldn't chose between Stereo Rose or Petal Power and in the heat of the moment ended up with both!  So now I have them both I wanted to compare the two! 

Stereo Rose is a Mineralize Skinfinish where as Petal Power is a Mineralize Blush. MAC Mineralize Skinfinishes are designed to be used as a setting powder to add shimmer all over the face - although unless you had a dark skin tone it is pretty unlikely you would use Stereo Rose in this way. Petal Power however is a straight up blush.

MAC Mineralize Blush In Petal Power & MAC Skin Finish in Stereo Rose
L-R: MAC Skinfinish in Stereo Rose & MAC Mineralize Blush in Petal Power


I mentioned last week that I don't own that many blushes so I felt justified in buying both this time (ahem). Having spent the past week alternating them I can see that they are used differently although they have a similar peachy tone to them.

MAC Mineralize Blush In Petal Power
MAC Petal Power Mineralize Blush

Petal Power doesn't have the veins of different colours in the pan that Stereo Rose has, but don't be mistaken into thinking it is just a flat colour. It has a shimmer and golden peachy tones to it which you can see in the photo below taken in the sunlight.

MAC Mineralize Blush in Petal Power
MAC Mineralize Blush in Petal Power in sunlight
Having used both Petal Power and Stereo Rose this week I can confirm that Petal Power has a more intense colour to it. You can use a sweep of Stereo Rose over your cheeks for a soft effect but Petal Power is brighter and you need to make sure you don't overdo it. Petal Power is shimmery but less so than Stereo Rose. I have also used them together - using Stereo Rose over the cheek bone almost as a coloured highlight and touch of Petal Power just below the cheek bone to add a slight contour.

MAC Mineralize Blush in Petal Power & MAC Skinfinish in Stereo Rose comparison swatches
Top: MAC Mineralize Skinfinish in Stereo Rose  Bottom: MAC Mineralize Blush in Petal Power
You can see from the comparison swatches above that Petal Power is a more intense coral pink-peach compared to Stereo Rose's golden-peach tone.

MAC describe the Mineralize Blush as:

"Baked minerals refined into a powder formula to provide exceptionally sheer and lightweight application. Colour builds lightly, layer after layer, without heavy coverage. Veils and enhances the cheekbones with a luminous, pearlized shimmer." 

MAC describe Mineralize Skinfinish as:

"A luxurious velvet-soft powder with high-frost metallic finish. Smoothes on: adds buffed-up highlights to cheeks, or an overall ultra-deluxe polish to the face"

Personally I would still struggle to choose between the two! If you are faced with that difficult choice I would suggest that you choose Stereo Rose for a softer sheen effect and Petal Power for a more defined blush effect. I hope that helps....

As I explained earlier these are both part of the Fantasy of Flowers limited edition collection. It is selling out fast - I think it is completely sold out on the MAC website so your best bet are MAC counters in department stores. Stereo Rose is part of the Pink Collection and Petal Power is part of the Green Collection.

Have you tried them both? Which one would you choose?

MAC Mineralize Blush in Petal Power is £20 HERE and MAC Mineralize Skinfinish in Stereo Rose is £22 HERE.

If you are a MAC fanatic then take a look at my previous #MAC Monday posts:

MAC Mineralize Skinfinish in Stereo Rose HERE
MAC Cremesheen Glass in Deelight HERE
MAC Club Eyeshadow HERE
MAC Prep+Prime Skin HERE
MAC Fanfare Lipstick HERE 
MAC Huggable Lipcolour in Out For Passion HERE
MAC Soft Brown Eyeshadow HERE
MAC Pro Longwear Paint Pot in Let's Skate HERE
MAC Cranberry Eyeshadow HERE
MAC Huggable Lip Colours in Fresh and Frisky HERE
MAC Brick-O-La Lipstick HERE
MAC Divine Night Fluidline in Deliciously Rich HERE

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