1 March 2013

Dear Stereo Rose...


Ah, Stereo Rose. I feel we got off on the wrong foot when you showed your pretty little face again and hoards of MAC obsessives pledged their love. For I, who had never even tried a MAC Mineralize Skin Finish, I called you names. I said you looked like the burnt skin of a pale person. I said you were horrendous. A disgusting colour which had no appeal whatsoever.

How wrong I was.

It's true - When Stereo Rose came out for the Apres Chic MAC collection, I really didn't take to it. I did think it looked like burnt skin in the swatches I had seen circulating, and I completely didn't understand the hype around it. So imagine my surprise when I was in a MAC store and curiosity got the better of me to swatch it, to find that actually, it was a beautiful shade against my naturally tanned skin. So much so was my surprise, that I bought the last one they had.


MAC Stereo Rose is probably (at the minute at least) the blush I reach for the most. It is very shimmery, and I say blush lightly as I think it's a combination between a blush and a highlighter. As described on the MAC website, the MAC MSF's are "A luxurious velvet-soft powder with high-frost metallic finish. Smoothes on, adds buffed-up highlights to cheeks, brows, anywhere on the body and provides and ultra-deluxe polish to the skin." Now this isn't really a shade I would apply all over, but I do love it for a flush of colour on my cheeks and I have a feeling in the Summer, I'm pretty sure I'm going to like this even more.

MAC Stereo Rose isn't available anymore - I know, I know. I'm probably being sent vibes through cyberspace scolding me for blogging about it. But I'm sure, as Apres Chic wasn't the first collection it popped up in, that one day it will again be the most lusted product in another collection. And when it does, I'd really recommend popping down to a store and giving this a proper swatch to see if it'd suit you!


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  1. Ooh, this colour is gorgeous! I really need to try this out, I can imagine how lovely it looks! Perfect for the spring/summer :) xx

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    1. Yeah I think it'll get a lot of use in the warmer months! xo

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  2. Ooh this looks so beautiful! Such a gorgeous shade xx

    belle-amiebeauty.blogspot.co.uk

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  3. i totally agree with you about thinking about burnt skin, but it looks lovely in your swatches!! :)
    Rosie xo
    A Pocketful of Rosie

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    1. At least I am not the only one haha! Thanks Rosie :) xo

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  4. When this first came out years ago i snapped it up and i was gutted when i used it all up i didn't even know they re released it as part of apres chic collection until i saw it on twitter by then everyone and their mum knew about it and stood no chance of getting it im now waiting for it to come out a 3rd time but this time i will be on the ball !!

    www.justjoannablog.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. Definitely keep an eye out, I'm sure it'll be back soon! xo

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  5. Lol! I thought that it looked like sunburnt skin when swatched too >.<

    It does look lovely in the pan however. Would love to see a face of the day with it! I'm sure it looks beautiful on you ^^

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    1. I will be sure to post one on Instagram soon! :) xo

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  6. I must admit although i love how backed products look as they're always so pretty, i don't like the look of this one. I may just have to swatch it next time it comes around but i have to say i'm not to fussed i missed it this time around x

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    1. I'd definitely say give it a swatch the neck time it's released, I really changed my mind about it once I swatched it xo

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  7. I really wish I had got Stereo Rose, I swathed it a couple of times but by the time i decided I really wanted it, it had sold out everywhere, typical! But you;re right I'm sure it'll be back! xx

    http://alicesstylenotes.blogspot.co.uk/

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  8. looks beautiful x

    http://beautyblahblahblah.blogspot.co.uk/

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  9. Still looks like burnt ground brick with shimmer in the compact, but the swatch looks much better. I could imagine with some people it might look great if it's used too much x

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  10. It's so pretty. I wasn't interested in it but after seeing swatches I'll definitely pick it up if/when it comes back xx

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    1. Let me know if you ever get it! :) xo

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  11. OMG I WANT THIS SOOOO BAD!!!! Its sold out at all my mac stores and counters :(

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  13. im official in love with this colour, so gorgeous i want it! :)

    http://laurenlovesmakeupxoxo.blogspot.co.uk/

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    1. It's really lovely isn't it? :) xo

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    1. It's lovely! :) Far surpassed my expectations that's for sure xo

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