MAC Kelly Osbourne: Jolly Good Mineralize Skinfinish Duo

Sunday, June 15, 2014

Last Thursday, MAC released their collaboration with Sharon and Kelly Osbourne. The collection is separated into two parts, one for Sharon and one for Kelly. The entire collection features a total of 26 products — 13 products for each Sharon and Kelly — of which 19 are new and limited edition, four are re-promotes, and three are permanent. Kelly Osbourne will see the release of one new and limited edition Mineralize Skinfinish Duo. It is described as "two luxurious formulas in one compact... a luxurious velvet-soft powder with natural finish and Mineralize Blush... Adds buffed-up highlights to cheeks and brows, or an overall polish to the face. " It comes in a special edition lavender compact with a clear lid and Kelly's signature in red, as well as a matching secondary cardstock box. Each Mineralize Skinfinish Duo contains 10 grams of product, and retails for $38.50. 

Jolly Good

Jolly Good (Skinfinish Natural, Blush, Skinfinish Natural and Blush blended)

Jolly Good Skinfinish Natural is a light-medium warm peachy beige in a satin finish. This is a new and limited edition shade. It has a soft, velvety texture, and goes on smoothly and evenly. It has high pigmentation and opaque colour pay-off. It can be layered and blended out easily. It is darker and warmer than Medium Mineralize Skinfinish Natural, more peach than Medium Plus Mineralize Skinfinish Natural, and lighter than Medium Dark Mineralize Skinfinish Natural.

Jolly Good Blush is a light warm-toned pink with a soft gold shimmer-sheen in a frosted finish. This is a new and limited edition shade. It has a soft, silky texture, and goes on smoothly and evenly. It has high pigmentation and opaque colour pay-off. It can be layered and blended out easily. It is lighter than Well Dressed Powder Blush, lighter and more shimmery than Rosy Outlook Pro Longwear Blush, and more pink and less metallic than Soft and Gentle Mineralize Skinfinish.

Whereas the Sharon Osbourne Mineralize Skinfinish Duo was meant to create a much more sculpted, bronzed look to the skin, this one is meant to be more subtle and ethereal, which is captured in Kelly Osbourne's fairer complexion. Keep in mind that this particular Duo includes a Mineralize Skinfinish Natural, which is actually meant to be a face powder (as opposed to a bronzer or blush). It should well for those who have light to medium skintones as their finishing or setting powder (e.g. those who use Light to Medium Plus in the permanent Mineralize Skinfinish Natural range); those who are extremely fair (e.g. NC20 or lighter) can definitely use it to add a little more warmth to the skin or as a very subtle bronzer. The other shade, which is a Mineralize Blush, is too light to be a true blush on most skintones. Those with very fair to light skintones can definitely use it as a soft blush, but for most people, it will be used as a highlighting shade. When mixed together, it creates a lovely soft peachy pink that can be added all over the skin to give a subtle luminosity and lit-from-within glow; darker skintones can use them blended to create a lovely highlight without being too shimmery or metallic.
4 comments on "MAC Kelly Osbourne: Jolly Good Mineralize Skinfinish Duo"
  1. You know, speaking of setting powders, I was thinking about Guerlain's BALLZ. Do you have any? Do you know how they compare to MAC's various skinfinishes? :P

    1. I don't have any Guerlain products, actually! I have no idea why. Maybe because there's nothing that really stands out to me for that price point. I always go to YSL instead when I want an overpriced French brand, LOL.

      From what I have seen in person and online, Guerlain's Meteorites are more shimmery and iridescent and sheer, whereas MAC's Mineralize Skinfinish Natural (not to be mistaken for Mineralize Skinfinish, which is frosted and used more so as highlighters) is more satin-like (it's meant to mimic skin) and buildable to a medium coverage (you can use it wet, too). As far as setting powders go, I'd rather use MSFN and use Meteorites as an all-over illuminating product.

  2. Oh... if this had come out late winter/early spring, I would have gone running for it. It has such a pretty and delicate look.

    1. I think the problem with this product is that it's meant to be a setting powder but it then limits itself shade-wise, because it's meant for people that are fair to medium in tone. But you're right, it does create a very pretty, delicate look on the skin, which is on trend for spring/summer this year. Clean and illuminated, but not too dewy. :)


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