• 28th Jan 2013


MAC Stereo Rose is probably one of MAC’s most coveted products. It’s been out in a previous collection but sold out very quickly and then was re-released in MAC’s recent collection Après Chic. Now, I’m not one to visit every MAC store searching for a sold out item, in fact I was pretty much 99% sure I wasn’t going to buy this. Yes it had a massive hype around it, but when I tried it on the first time it just seemed like a decent blusher and well, I have too many blushers as it is. 

I’d set my mind on buying MAC’s Soft & Gentle which is also a MSF but it’s a champagne colour so would be used as a highlighter rather than a blush. Unfortunately Westfield didn’t have any Soft & Gentle… and well, I’d already prepared myself to buy something in MAC. The lady convinced me to try Stereo Rose again (they actually had a few left in stock even though everywhere else had sold out) and she applied it to the tops of my cheekbones as a highlight/blush hybrid and well, I really liked it. Damn! 

So I fell for the hype/sold out story and bought Stereo Rose. It’s a huge product, which is what kind of what put me off in the first place. For a product which is pretty much a blusher, it’s huge and very expensive. But what attracts me to it is it’s ability to highlight whilst adding colour to the cheeks. It’s a coral colour with gold and bronze running through it, although if I apply too much it can look quite orangey/red on me. 

The formula is really soft and it’s glowy without being sparkly. I’m pretty sure it’s completely sold out by now, so sorry if this is a bit teasing, but seeing as it’s so popular I’m sure it’ll pop up in a future limited edition collection. I don’t have any exact highstreet dupes but I know that Vivo from Tesco do good baked blushers, so maybe check those out? 

So there you have it… I’m a cliché blogger, I admit it! 

Did any of you guys pick this up when it was available? 

Lily xx

MAC Mineralise Skin Finish in ‘Stereo Rose’ £21.50

Discuss this post

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/11746327139431891623 Jordan

    So pretty but quite similar to benefit coralista and NARS orgasm! X

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/17168274224489303618 Avril Murphy

    I broke my make up spending ban to get this. Totally worth it :)

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/04624881851187835741 nayabloves

    Ouch! Kinda expensive but it does look stunning on you lily :) having an international giveaway on,y blog featuring goodies from victorias secret and others :) maybe you’d like to pop over and have a look :)

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/09520236760813736143 Valérie

    I really like it on you and it’s a very pretty colour! I’d love to have it but I’m afraid I’m to pale and the colour will be too bright. Most of the time I go for more pink coloured blushes because they look way more natural on my face. I don’t like it being expensive either haha but there’s nothing to do about that! It’s beautiful though and it’s suits your face really well :)


  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/08931156546979392143 Sarah

    It looks beautiful on you! I’d love to get my hands on this, but it’s kind of hard to find where I live. Oh well. :-/

    Keep calm and carry lipstick.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/06489369853062276124 Lauren Rose

    I bought Stereo Rose and I’m a bit conflicted, sometimes I like it, sometimes it just looks kind of muddy…
    It looks lovely on you xx

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/12725055860989006049 Kat

    oh that looks amazing, I am definitely heading to MAC this week!


  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/15668569954875889362 Sandy @ absolute beaut

    This actually looks gorgeous on you. Really warns up your conplexion, you look beautiful xx

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/01150746797858170462 Louise Lam

    Aw the colour looks great on you! Don’t think I would buy this any time soon though since I’m broke as :(


  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/00352217503614850300 Hannah

    Looks lovely, great colour! x


  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/10268530514712411670 Iria Pita

    It’s such a beautiful color :))


  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/16267388343593455069 Amie H

    Such a beautiful blush! It looks gorgeous on your skin tone :) xx


  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/17149991935437557961 Kate Lees

    This looks gorgeous, will have to try it. I also love MAC Warm Soul x


  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/00861525012963499457 Hannah Cagney Lace

    This looks lovely on you Lily but I reckon it would be too dark for my fair skin tone. Don’t worry about being a cliched blogger, if it lives up to the hype then so be it!

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  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/04124979109689239665 emmerliejay

    This is such a lovely shade, I really want to try it!
    emmerliejay x

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/15121730592777964100 Megan Lillie

    I’ve also heard so much hype about this, it looks beautiful on you! I’m gutted it’s sold out!

    Megan xxx

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/03726794415718849204 Camille
  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/02006941827959471677 loulabeth ♡

    It is so so pretty! I bought soft & gentle recently though as I haven’t really tried a highlighter before but have way too many blushers!

    L x

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/17456209768516109936 Rebeka
  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/12362884678360472138 Sophierosehearts

    ooh wow it looks gorgeous on you!

    Sophierosehearts x

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/16653882038928440722 Debbie Hughes

    a dupe for this is Sleek blush in rose gold, my must have blush I love it.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/12390629879630841224 Katherine Baker

    I’m quite tempted to buy this but as I already own benefit’s coralista, I’m worried it might be very similar?



  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/10090537924393617277 Maddy

    Love this colour and it looks beautiful on you! xxx

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/03054415164458688286 Jen27

    Wow, this is really flattering on you! I’ve been eyeing Stereo Rose since it first came out years ago, but never picked it up. I have a few other MSFs, though, and love them! :)



  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/04382765210891269773 Elizabeth Fisher

    Lily, do not worry- I am a terrible blogger cliche also!!! Not only did i purchase this cult product, i also took pictures of it and wrote about on my blog!


  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/05514003350762812637 Shradha G Loves

    The colour is gorgeous
    Definitely will invest in this
    S xx

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/05852022794280129742 sugarfixxbeauty

    I’ve just reviewed this on my blog too! ;) great post, it really suits you.

    Katie xo

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/01244665211791239170 ABeautyRomance

    Really want to try this!! The colour is gorgeous! :)

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/13650527631954561268 Pippa Jones

    i have been in two minds myself about buying this! But listening to you talk about this on your video has made me want to give it a chance and hopefully it will change my mind! :)

    Pipp xx

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/14730254118992909887 Stacey Jane

    I got it the day it was released!! Missed out the first time, got it off the UK website and my mum sentnit to me in Dubai! Havent tried it on yet, I’m blonde and pale so I hope it looks as good on me as it does on you

    Stacey xx


  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/15268269958796106471 OBbeauty

    this is gorgeous! do you ever find it comes out too orangey though?


  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/16745548340553984697 Klaudia…

    This looks beautiful on you! Really matches your skin tone! <3xo


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  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/13945018052761155978 Andrea Marie

    Such a gorgeous color!

    - Andrea Marie xx

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/11197208254481947635 Louise

    I love this MSF! I too bought into the hype and snatched one up this time around. I expect I’ll get a lot of use out of it in the Summer months

    xx Louise
    A Little Beauty Luxury

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/03846865296129620110 Amanda

    Omg that looks so gorgeous on your skin I want I want I want



  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/00820623221577070673 Ashley Nicole

    Do you think this would look good on paler skin tones?


  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/14833187394932474023 Gigi Song

    Oh my gosh, such a gorgeous colour! And it really suits you :)

    This Happy Little Blog

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/16931628941166343794 Emily

    This looks gorgeous!


  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/00804978433393252639 Leanne Rachel

    That looks amazing! The price would sting a bit though I think! xx


  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/12460228691390101651 Sydney S

    I really like this shade on you! It looks amazing!


  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/16191335140080930133 Stasja

    I have one too and I love it, just need to use it sparingly, otherwise I will have metallic cheeks!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/12794503705073376322 Rachel

    ooh it really suits you! a lot of people look a bit… weird? with it on but i think it’s just the right colour for your skin tone. i think i’ll stick to soft & gentle, though… x


  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/06985744325359273731 HeatherNicole

    I went to pick this one up and ended up getting the other called Porcelain Pink. Mac was sold out of Stereo Rose, which was sad because I really wanted it! I am happy with the one I picked up though.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/01796530538975307633 Charlotteee

    I really want to try this out! It looks lovely!



  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/16741646598655054060 Siddalee

    I love this so much. Mainly just because it’s so pretty to look at, like summer in pretty MAC packaging. Soft & Gentle is amazing, coveted it for so long after my friend started using it and finally got it for my last birthday, stunning.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/03352579010766999762 JustEmily

    Hmm it does look a lot like Coralista but I think I’d still definitely give it a try if I came across it in Mac when I had a few pennies to spare.

    Looks lovely on your skin tone :)

    Emily x – prettypleaseprettyplease.blogspot.com

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/05583017738947703614 city

    thanks for share...