Sunday, February 24, 2013

MAC Alpine Bronze Mineralize Blush Review, Photos and Swatches

Hey Guys!

If you are an active member of the online beauty community, than the next person I'm going to mention to you should be no stranger: Jaclyn Hill. JaclynHill1's videos popped up on my home feed a few weeks back and I've been ADDICTED to her channel ever since. I think she is one of the most beautiful and talented ladies out there and already I have learned so much in just a few short weeks. I personally have seen an improvement in the way my makeup looks because of products she recommends and techniques she applies. If you haven't checked out her channel by now, I highly HIGHLY recommend you do. I know as soon as you watch one of her videos you will subscribe right away. 

With that being said, Jaclyn has been talking about the MAC Mineralize Blush in Alpine Bronze that came out in the Apres Chic collection. She mentioned this had to be her favourite blush of all time, and since she works at MAC, I take her word for everything she says because I'm a crazy fanatic of MAC Cosmetics, as you already know. You can still find Alpine Bronze under the Mineralize Blush section of the MAC Cosmetics website, however, it says SOLD OUT. I was stalking the MAC website and magically more of the blush became available so I quickly snagged one up. If you are dying to get your hands on this blush, I suggest stalking the website until more become available or going to your local MAC counter and seeing if they have any more in stock.

"Baked minerals refined into a powder formula to provide exceptionally sheer and lightweight application. Colour builds lighter, layer after layer, without heavy coverage. Veils and enhances the cheekbones with luminous, pearlized shimmer."

Alpine Bronze is described as a midtone caramel. Typically I don't gravitate towards the Mineralize Blushes because I find them too shimmery/frosted and I much prefer a matte blush and the ability to add my own highlight if I so choose. However, Alpine Bronze is more of a sheen and not overly shimmery and not frosted at all. I compared the colour to that of NARS Luster and found Luster to be quite frosted and shimmery/golden. Below are comparison swatches of both light and heavy swatches of Alpine Bronze and Luster:

Light swatch and heavy swatch of Alpine Bronze
No Flash
With Flash
This colour can be worn as a blush on both light and darker complexions. For those with fair skin this will be a great, bronzey blush and for those with medium/dark complexions it will make a great highlight or soft sheen blush. I much prefer this on my skin when I'm tan as opposed to when I'm my natural NC20/25 skintone. The formula is soft and easy to blend out and work with, it does start to fade, as do most mineralize products for me, after several hours of wear.

Alpine Bronze applied as blush on NC40 skin - very natural and glowy


  • Great for all skintones
  • Easy application
  • Great pigmentation


  • Does start to fade at the 7 hour mark
  • Limited Edition

Limited Edition.

Retail Value: $29.50 CAD / $25.00 US for 3.2 g / 0.10 US oz


  1. omg! Your cheeks are glowing! So gorgeoua :)

  2. Thanks for the review. I've wanted to get this but wasn't really sure if it would be too warm for my NC15 skin. I still want it and have the Luster blush so I'm glad to see they're not identical. Thanks!

  3. Ohh this looks beautiful! Great for spring/summer. Thanks for the link to Jaclyn too, loving her videos! xXx

  4. pretty on u, i adore ur lipstick.

  5. Love this! Reminds me of a VS glow the models always have, I'l check it out, it's gorgeous x




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