Review: MAC Petal Power Mineralize Blush

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Spoiler alert: I very much nearly hate this product. I say nearly, because it's actually a nice quality item but I highly dislike how it looks on. I'm talking about the MAC Mineralize Blush in Petal Power ($25). This product is Limited Edition and part of MAC's recent Fantasy of Flowers collection. I had my heart set on loving this blush but I guess it was not meant to be (so dramatic).


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I always review products objectively, based on quality. If I don't like a color or how it looks in person, I'll mention it but I'll never say "this sucks" unless the quality is poor. That's exactly the case for Petal Pusher. The pigmentation is good and so is the wear time. It's fairly soft in texture, but not as soft as permanent shades from the Mineralize Blush range. 

So why do I hate this? Well... just look at it. It's a frost-fest. Disco-ball-outdated-pore-enlarging frosty. I had a close-up picture of my cheeks, but decided against posting it because my pores looked horrendous thanks to this. So, why in the world would I buy a frosty blush if I don't like these types of finishes? Here's what happened: a) I knew it had shimmer but I thought it would be subtle shimmer like in my beloved Warm Soul Mineralize Blush b) I bought this online and never saw it in person c) I usually have great experiences whenever I purchase products without seeing them in person first (which is often) because I research them thoroughly before hand. However, every review I read failed to mention how frosty this is. In my opinion, it's something that deserves a mention because it's not shimmery or glittery--it's frosty. And when it comes to lipsticks and blushes, a majority of consumers don't like these finishes. d) I only saw arm swatches because most blogs don't post face swatches. In these swatches, the shimmer did not look as intense (understandably so, because the skin in your arm and face is very different).

Just look at how frosty it is compared to NARS Orgasm which is one of the most notoriously frosty blushes in the market. Bottom line, it's not my style and I'll be returning this in the next couple of days. :(

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51 comments

  1. Shame you didn't like it, i'm not really a fan of frosts either though! x

    A Little Treat | Beauty & Lifestyle Blog

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  2. Shame as it seemed a pretty colour...;((

    http://vodkaandarose.blogspot.co

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  3. Oh no!! I have to say: I think it looks lovely on you in that last picture haha. But I'll take your word for it that up close it's a frosty fail. Such a shame! It could have been gorgeous if not for the finish :(

    ♥Cassie
    thriftthick.blogspot.com

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    1. Hahaha, I could have posted that closeup and most people would have understood a bit better how frosty it is but eugh :| I don't like how it made my pores look x

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  4. Oof I often think shades like this look pretty and then when I put it on my face I'm like heeeeelll nawwwww

    annie || www.raspberphobia.com

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    1. Hahaha, I mean, I've stayed away from frosts for years. I guess this is a reaffirmation that I do not like them.

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  5. The swatch looks pretty I've never tried a frost blush before but I too would not want to wear this if it enlarged my pore. Great review on this!

    Kayla
    Sheer Beauty Blog

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  6. Ah, this is a frost-fest! The shade itself looks lovely, but anything more shimmery than Orgasm probably wouldn't be the most flattering. Thanks for the review! xo

    -Jen

    www.vibrantbeautyblog.com

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    1. Yes, Orgasm is as shimmery as I can go and this is even shimmery-er.

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  7. The blush shades are so gorgeous !
    Sara,
    http://thecrimeofashion.blogspot.fr

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  8. This is a really lovely shade, I just bought the Sleek blush in Rose Gold and I don't think it would be amiss among all of these swatches so for now I will keep this on my wishlist until I can justify yet another rose-gold shimmer blush!

    http://techbunny.net/

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  9. It does look way too shimmery/frosty for my liking and I'm someone who likes a bit of NARS Orgasm! x

    Evelyn @ We Were Raised By Wolves

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  10. It looks pretty on you though! But I can understand you don't like the frostiness. I am also not really a fan of shimmery/frosty blush esp on my combination skin, it could look too much T.T

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  11. Wow that looks amazing on you! You have such a beautiful skin tone!
    Have an amazing day :)
    http://sheseeksvictoria.wordpress.com

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  12. Aw, that's too bad it didn't work out at all for you! It looks soooo beautiful in the pan but yikes, that is super super frosty! The look you have on is sooo breathtaking! I hope you post it soon!

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    1. :D I'll be posting about that makeup look soon! x

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  13. I think it looks pretty on you, but I like shimmery (to an extent) blushers, you look pretty anyway but it's a shame you don't like it :(
    xx
    http://theditsyblogger.blogspot.co.uk/

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  14. Such a shame about the frost, it looks like a really pretty colour! x

    Maddy from UNSTITCHEDD

    P.S. I don't want to be spammy, but I have a YSL Lipstick Giveaway on my blog at the moment!

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  15. It's a beautiful color! I never choose this pink reds because I don't think I look good in them but this one looks lovely on you!

    xx
    http://www.analeote.blogspot.com

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  16. I think this is the perfect spring summer blush, you've got a warm pink, with the tiniest golden sheen, which I adore.... I'm a warm tone/neutral gal and I think anything with a tiny gold sheen makes my cheek bones look sharper and more lifted. Can't complain about that!

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  17. I really like it! Love how it looks on you :)

    Valérie from Scribbles of Valérie x

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  18. Colours like this always look gorgeous in the pan but i'm never a huge fan once it's on my cheeks! I have to say though, I think it looks lovely on you (:

    LauraThroughTheLens

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  19. It's so shimmery...I'd use it just as e/s or a highlight when applied lightly. What a pitty, it looks gorgeous on the pan!

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  20. This shade is so beautiful!!!

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  21. this is such a beautiful shade. I need to get this in my collection! I could see my self wearing this all the time.

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  22. It's a very pretty shade but I much prefer matte blushers X

    thefashion-junkie

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  23. This looks lovely but it's just so shimmery! I find NARS Orgasm to be quite shimmery already so to see this swatched beside it being even more shimmery, I'm sure I wouldn't be very fond of this. xx
    Celina | The Celution | Bloglovin’

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  24. Wow that really is frosty. That's too bad...

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  25. Oh my, that has to be one of the most frostiest blushes I've seen. :| If it was lighter you could use it as a highlighter but it's just such a strong color. It would make for a really nice eyeshadow though, maybe you can try using it as a XXXL eyeshadow.

    Laura
    www.lauraneuzeth.com

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    1. Haha, yes. It would be a pretty eyeshadow but I'd never use it up so the best thing for me is to return it xx

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  26. Pretty shade indeed!That collection is here from yesterday and I want to buy something.This will be one of the items for sure!

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  27. Oh no! I'm not bit fan of frosty blushes specially with my gigantic pores :( great review Coco! So sorry didn't work for you :(

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  28. the swatch looked really promising! too bad! I don't like shimmer or frost on my cheeks either. Thanks for honest review

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  29. It looks so amazing but I get it why you don't like it. I am a huge fan of NARS Orgasm so would probably love this one too!

    Mademoiselle-Lala.com

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    1. It's beautiful but it's just not my taste. :)

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  30. This blush looks great, perfectly illuminates and gives a very natural effect.

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  31. I think it looks amazing on you. It might look frosty when swatched heavily but applied on your skin does not look frosty at all. It looks very natural and illuminates very nicely, gives you healthy skin glow. Also I am very surprised that you find Orgasm frosty. I think it is just satin with some sheen to it, but barely any.

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    1. Thank you! I do find Orgasm quite shimmer/frosty. Satins to me are more like Daniel Sandler's Passion, MAC Warm Soul, BECCA's Damselfly, things like that. But everyone has their own preference and shimmer tolerance :)

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    2. Give Petal power another chance. It really looks beautiful on you. Maybe you will like it better during summer?

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  32. What a coincidence! My mom bought this blush and I was planning on reviewing it but I hated how it looked on my cheeks so I didn't post it :)

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    1. Haha, I feel you. I put off posting about this for a while.

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  33. It's such a shame you didn't get on with this :(
    You're so lucky you can take things back in the states though, that's the good thing!
    Amy x | A Little Boat Sailing

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    1. Aww, you can't return high-end makeup? I can't return drugstore but I can always return stuff from MAC or Sephora. x

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  34. Lovely, I might have to get this!

    www.ambermcniff.co.uk

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  35. wow it's a very flattering color on you, but i'm really pale and i don't know if it could work for me.

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  36. Thank you for your honest review, I tend to dislike the mineralize formula as it emphasises my pores, but I'm a sucker for a coral shade so I ordered it, following your review I cancelled my order, I already own Nars Orgasm, so I was just being a greedy. :-)

    Thanks for your help xx

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