MAC Tropical Taboo Collection Adored Mineralize Skinfinish Review, Photos, Swatches

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MAC Tropical Taboo Collection Adored Mineralize Skinfinish
MAC’s Tropical Taboo for Summer 2013 includes a shimmering color collection of mineralize products.  The collection is quite large, including products for lips, face and eyes.  I picked up one of the three limited edition Mineralize Skinfinishes (MSFs) from the Tropical Taboo Face Collection in Adored and I have to say it is my favorite piece from the purchases I made in this collection!  I love that although it is quite shimmery, the soft shade gives the skin a beautiful golden peach finish.

Adored Mineralize Skin Finish which MAC describes as “coral with light beige pearl”


Adored is elegant in the pan. It is so soft, and up close it reminds me of an antique marble or stone.


Adored has a frost finish.  Swatched above individually, and then all together


Adored Swatched (all shades swirled together)


MAC describes their 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.”


Adored is a frosty peach shade that adds a beautiful golden peach glow to the cheeks and face.  The texture is soft, easy to work with, and not too powdery.  In application it almost seems to melt into my skin, and blends out well using a smaller face brush.  I prefer to use a small duo-fiber brush so I can pick up the perfect amount and build it up as I like.  It is quite shimmery, so when applying it near larger pores or lines I do need to take care so they are not highlighted as well. The pigmentation is soft, but it gives a noticeable peach highlight which I think is gorgeous.  While I originally thought picking up some of the brighter peach veining in the pan might work as a blush, I found because of the frost and the amount I had to use to build it up on my skintone, it does not work for my purposes used as a blush.


Overall I think Adored is a beautiful product if you want to add some soft golden peach dimension on the face.  It is absolutely gorgeous in the pan, so if you love to collect these and you are a fan of warmer highlights, you will definitely want to take a look at this one.  Because it is quite frosty I will reserve this for application as a highlight, rather than an all over face application, but I love it for this purpose – there is just something so summery about a peach glow on top of bronzed skin that is perfection for summer!

RougeRating 90%,  A-

Formula 9/10  |  Pigmentation 9/10  |  Application 9/10  |  Longevity 10/10  |  Overall Product Rating 8/10

Price and Availability

$ 30 (USD), 10 g / 0.35 oz., available now at MAC and Nordstrom

I’d love to know which Mineralize Skin Finishes you picked up from the Tropical Taboo Collection, and what you think of them!

IMG_6815To read more reviews from this collection, please visit my posts here: MAC Tropical Taboo Collection


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