I first gravitated towards the 3 mineralize blushes, each retailing for $22USD. They are buttery soft and incredibly pigmented with a single swipe of the finger. These are definitely bold and bright at first glance. However, when I used a skunk brush to lightly brush them onto my cheeks, they turn out to be quite wearable.
Fresh Honey swatches as as medium apricot. On the cheeks, it doesn't look as scary if you sheer it out.
Early Morning was the scariest in the swatch. It turned corally red on my arm and I thought that I can never pull off the color. Using a light hand, Early Morning was a soft rustic coral with just a slight hint of red on my cheeks. It was surprisingly..beautiful. I didn't look like I got stung by a bee.
Subtle Breeze is also another lovely blue-base pink but not so much that it's too cool for my skin tone.
Next are the lipsticks. I've been on a nude lipstick kick lately so I was really looking forward to a couple of these shades.
Beach Sand is a light tan that was a bit too pale on my lips.
Sweet Sunrise undoubtedly made me look like a corpse. It is a very pale pink.
A Perfect Day is a pink beige nude that I really wanted to work on me. In the swatch, you can clearly see the pink in the shade. However when I applied it on my lips, the beige took over and I looked horrendous.
Pillow Talk is a brown pink that is surprisingly flattering on my lips. It is a my-lips-but-with-a-tinge-of-brown. I took this one home.
The mineralize eyeshadows are quite nice. They have good pigmentation but the shades are not particularly unique. The only 2 colors that stood out to me are Daylight and Cloudy Afternoon.
The lipglasses compliment the lipsticks. Fresh Air is a lovely pink shade with shimmers and Naked Space is a pretty nude peach. I did not take any of the colors home because some had a terrible plastic smell that really made me want to puke. This has happened to several of my MAC lipglasses after 1-2 uses as well.
MAC's MSF in Blonde and Redhead are both re-promotes from the Blonde, Redhead, Brunette Collection. I'm baffled as to why I never picked up Blonde or Redhead the first time they were released. These are both smooth and flattering on the skin as blushes/highlighters. I was complimented many times when I layered Blonde on top of Chanel's Rose Ecrin blush. These are not chunky, glittery, nor do they have a metallic sheen like most MSF. They also do not emphasize my pores either. I will do in-depth reviews of these 2 in a later post.
Bottom Line: MAC Naturally is a nice collection with several wearable, flattering items. My top picks are Blonde MSF, Pillow Talk lipstick, A Perfect Day (for light skin tones) and all 3 mineralize blushes. If you're on a budget and can only walk away with 1 item, my vote goes to Blonde MSF if you don't already have it.
What are your picks from this collection?