• 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

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47 Responses

  1. Jordan says:

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

  2. Avril Murphy says:

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

  3. nayabloves says:

    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 🙂

  4. Valérie says:

    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 🙂


  5. Sarah says:

    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.

  6. Lauren Rose says:

    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

  7. Kat says:

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


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

  9. Louise Lam says:

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


  10. Amie H says:

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


  11. Kate Lees says:

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


  12. 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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  13. emmerliejay says:

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

  14. Megan Lillie says:

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

    Megan xxx

  15. 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

  16. ooh wow it looks gorgeous on you!

    Sophierosehearts x

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

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



  19. Maddy says:

    Love this colour and it looks beautiful on you! xxx

  20. Jen27 says:

    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! 🙂



  21. 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!


  22. The colour is gorgeous
    Definitely will invest in this
    S xx

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

    Katie xo

  24. Really want to try this!! The colour is gorgeous! 🙂 ♥

  25. Pippa Jones says:

    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

  26. Stacey Jane says:

    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


  27. OBbeauty says:

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


  28. Klaudia... says:

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


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  29. Andrea Marie says:

    Such a gorgeous color!

    – Andrea Marie xx

  30. Louise says:

    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

  31. Amanda says:

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



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


  33. Gigi Song says:

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

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


  35. Sydney S says:

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


  36. Stasja says:

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

  37. Rachel says:

    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


  38. 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.

  39. Charlotteee says:

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



  40. Siddalee says:

    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.

  41. JustEmily says:

    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

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