MAC Semi Precious Collection- My Buys+Photos+Swatches

Hi ladies,

Happy weekend.

Last week I did a bit of make-up shopping and I went past MAC to check out the 
Semi Precious LE items.

It was quite disappointing I have to say and I only picked up a few items.
Mostly face products.

Please remember that you can click on any image to enlarge.

Rose Quartz

It's ok.
I'm not massively in love as I was with previously released MSFs.
The centre of this one is so pretty to look at but when you swatch it it's actually a disaster.
It's FULL of glitter. The actual pink/rose part is quite pretty.
I don't think I will be swirling my brush here. It will be more the case of carefully selecting the outer part.

The glitter on the other MSFs was even worse!
Brilliant idea but very badly executed in my opinion.

Pressed Amber

I knew I wanted this one.
It can be used as a blush or as a bronzer too.
Really not suitable for contouring.
It's a bit on the red side.
I love the look of it and the soft finish and texture.
I'm happy with this one.

Warmth of Coral

If you know me you know that I love orange/coral blushes.
This one was my number one item on the list!
I love it.
It's definitely more orange than coral I would say.
This one is a bit of a tricky colour and might not show up on darker ladies.
Better swatch it before buying it I would say.
I'm a happy bunny with this one ;)

This was the very disappointing side of the entire collection for me.
They ALL look incredible on the pan but they not that good when swatched.

The ones that have very interesting colour combinations when swatched they all look a bit grey/blue in different shades. I had a big list of "possibles" but I only picked up one.

Jade's Fortune

Lovely green, blue, grey, yellow veins but when swirled you get a nice deep blue/grey with sparkles.

From the Fashion Flower Collection I picked up one eyeshadow.
Lucky Green

I love! Seriously love this one!
It's my favourite finish- Veluxe pearl and and it feels and applies like butter.
I like the embossing but it's a shame that it will rubb off when I start using it.

As I didn't spend as much money as I thought I would on e/ss of the Semi Precious Collection I decided I would try the Mineralize Satinfinish foundation.
 I went for NC40.


Mineralize Satinfinish Foundation
It's quite liquidy but it feels nice and light.
I also noticed that as soon as you start rubbing the colour changes/oxidizes a bit.
Mine turned a bit more red.
The finish is very natural and very flattering for a Summer day or evening out.
So far so good. 

MSF Semi Precious Rose Quartz
Do you see the chunky glitter?
I'm horrified.
I love glitter but not on my face.
Bad thinking here.

Semi Precious Blushes
Pressed Amber and Warmth of Coral

(Excuse the typo on the photo!! ANNOYING AGHHH! ↓)
Love these!

Jade's Fortune Eyeshadow

See what I mean?
Where's the green and the yellow from the gorgeous veins on the pan?
No's a grey blob.
Lovely but still a grey blob.

Fashion Flower 
Lucky Green it!

All in all these collections were a disappointment and I doubt that any product will sell out.

I think my advice would be go and see it first!
I wouldn't suggest buying anything online because things swatch so different from what you see on the pan. Very misleading.

I know that I will enjoy my buys and I will be rocking some Semi Precious face :)

I hope this was helpful for someone.



Did this collection disappoint you too?
What did you get?
Any regrets?

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  1. Jessica French

    Jessica French on 07/09/2011 8:01 p.m. #

    everything looks so gorgeous! The coral blush looks right up my street xo

  2. m i s s a r c h

    m i s s a r c h on 07/09/2011 8:45 p.m. #

    really loved ur choices! i was so disappointed with the eyeshadow either...just like u said incredible in the pan, but disaster when swatched..i just picked the red shade,i believe called ruby red, and im quite happy with it, didnt have anything like that in my collection! and of course ever hip! i just cant get enough out of it! very bold statement considering i have more than 100 lipstick but i think thats the best one i have:)) hope u r having a nice weekend! xxx

  3. Rachy

    Rachy on 07/09/2011 8:53 p.m. #

    Yeh I have to say i wasnt overly impressed by the semi precious collection either and didnt end up buying anything. I have, however been after lucky green for AGES its gorgeous and veluxe pearl is my favourite finish too. I think it will look lovely on you x

  4. The Caffeinated Spaz

    The Caffeinated Spaz on 07/10/2011 4:22 p.m. #

    I must be one of the only people out there who loves the collection, lol! But, I am bananas about mineralize products, so that&#39;s probably why. I ordered my stuff online and it all gets here Monday. I am so glad I ordered Warmth of Coral - it&#39;s gorgeous!<br /><br />-Candice :)

  5. Sarah

    Sarah on 07/11/2011 11:23 p.m. #

    I&#39;ve not tried any of the collection in particular, but it sounds like a disappointment! The first blush does indeed look gorgeous, but glitter overkill is a nono!! Plus, I&#39;m pretty sure the last pigment is just olive green with a different name, as lovely as it is!! <br /><br />As for the foundation, I stopped using it when I noticed the oxidising, glad its not just me! Patchy face // notttt cool! xx

  6. Mercedes- Ms Purple Make-up

    Mercedes- Ms Purple Make-up on 07/12/2011 8:18 p.m. #

    @Jessica French: I love it but I have to pile it up. It transfers a bit softer on the face for some reason. X<br /><br />@m i s s a r c h: HIIII! :) Yes, I saw the red one and I thought about getting it but to be honest I hardy use reds/burgundies on my eyelids but it was very pretty! I&#39;m sure you have loads of lippies! I didn&#39;t get any form this collection actually..not sure why. X<br /><br />@Rachy: Hi Rach! You were not even tempted with the coral blush? Strange. Lucky green is gorgggg! Love it. X<br /><br />@The Caffeinated Spaz: That&#39;s do what you like :). Let me know what you think when you get them. And yes...the coral is my favourite pick. X<br /><br />@Sarah: Yes, I&#39;m seriously thinking about cutting the middle bit and chucking it! As for the foundation..I&#39;ve been wearing for the last 2 days and I really like it actually. It oxidizes once you apply it but it&#39;s doesn&#39;t change during the day. X

  7. sparkle beauty blog

    sparkle beauty blog on 08/01/2011 9:24 p.m. #

    i bought the rose quartz msf, hate the glitter part it just looks like cheap green glitter bits on my face, wish i hadnt got this. and i also bought warmth of coral blusher which had zero pink veining in it so its straight up orange on my skin, another fail ha ha.

  8. Mercedes- Ms Purple Make-up

    Mercedes- Ms Purple Make-up on 08/01/2011 9:28 p.m. #

    @ sparkle beauty blog: I&#39;m seriously thinking of getting a knife and cutting the middle bit. Horrendous! I know what you mean about the orange blush. But I like it ;) X

  9. sparkle beauty blog

    sparkle beauty blog on 09/18/2011 2:11 p.m. #

    i bought rose quartz, hate it, cheap green glitter all over my face that i have to pick off in bits, wish it was half and half then i could easily use the pink half. and i also got the warmth of coral blusher which came with zero pink veining so its straight up orange on me, gave both to my mum and vowed never to buy online again.xx

  10. sparkle beauty blog

    sparkle beauty blog on 09/18/2011 2:12 p.m. #

    ha ha, forgot i had already moaned to you about my purchases.xx

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