Mac Mineralize Tinted Lip Balm (Apres Chic Collection) : Pure & Tender

by mehak on June 18, 2013

in B Grade, Lip Products, lipbalm, MAC, Reviews


Mac MineralizeTinted Lip Balm in Pure & Tender: Review & Swatches

Last week , the boy had a dream that he was being attacked by  a dog, and as he was vigorously trying to fight off the animal in his sleep, his arm swung right into my face and *pow* – it was a cheek meet hand situation. I woke up in a total fluster in the middle of the night thinking WTH????. To make it worse he woke up all groggy saying “Huhhhh? hmm So sorryy babbyyy, i thought you were dog!“. Umm you thought your wife is a dog? That is supposed to make me feel better???  What did make me feel better was the extra pampering the next day- a few scoops of ice cream, nice dinner and a trip to the Mac store which made me go all ‘Ooohhh shinnyy’ at the Apres Chic Collection!

Mac Mineralize Lip Balm in Pure & Tender is part of that Apres Chic collection and is a soft, peachy nude . In the tube it looks gorgeous like a beautiful peach with shimmer but its pretty much colourless on the lips so all you get is subtle glossiness . The Lip balm is super hydrating, as well as long lasting on the lips so those who need intense moisture will definitely like these.

Me? I have a few bones to pick with this one. First of all, i don’t know whether i got a defected piece or the sample was bad but i had to put the force of a 100 elephants to get the balm to squeeze out. It’s so tight and hard inside that tube that i literally was going all “SQUUUEEZZZEEEEE” and a tiny little ‘blip‘ would come out. Secondly, it has a really thick texture which would be great for winter time chapped lips i guess but those of you who dont like that gloopy feeling on the lips will really not like heavy gloopy feeling this tends to give. Definitely weighs down and feels heavy so not for me for summer!

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Pros of Mac Mineralise Tinted Lip Balm

  • Intensely Moisturizing
  • Soothes Dry Lips
  • Long Lasting
  • Imparts a soft sheen

Cons of Mac Mineralize Tinted Lip Balm

  • Very thick and heavy texture feels uncomfortable on the lips
  • Takes a tremendous amount of pressure to squeeze anything out of the tube!

Verdict: B

Price: 1300

Recommendation: The Mac Mineralize Lip Balm in Pure & Tender is mostly a clear balm with a hint of peach. While it is super hydrating and lasts long,  the extremely thick & heavy  texture made me get that gloopy feeling in the summer. Moreover, it is really not easy to use as you have to really really press very hard on the tube to get any product out. I say skip this and go for the other gorgeous products from Apres Chic!

Disclaimer: Sent by PR

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{ 19 comments… read them below or add one }

Shikha June 18, 2013 at 10:00 am

100 elephants…a blow.. and wife is a dog… I just cant stop laughing…. Texture looks like rose water dipped noodles to me..


mehak June 18, 2013 at 4:39 pm

Haha ..rose water dipped noodles…
Kya imagination hai!


Shikha June 18, 2013 at 7:51 pm

areee faluda ice cream wali noodles… :-)


Vipra S June 18, 2013 at 10:15 am

Lolz…He might rank MAC Apres Chic collection high up in DC Comics superheroes by sensing how they came to his rescue :D

I too checked the lip balm but found too pricey as you said other products from the range are worth to give a shot at :)


mehak June 18, 2013 at 4:40 pm

Yup !! other mineralize products are nice!


Lancy June 18, 2013 at 10:44 am

I may give this a try in winters! :) Well reviewed Mehak!


Nimisha Goel June 18, 2013 at 11:01 am

thanks for the shout out Mehak :D


Heena June 18, 2013 at 11:45 am

I Wonder Why You Don’t Try Hand At Being a Stand Up Comedian.. You Will Rock :D


Preeti Kaur June 18, 2013 at 2:27 pm

looks too heavy for my lips :( super hydrating lip products pell my lips in an unsightly manner :( :( :(

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Preeti Kaur June 18, 2013 at 2:29 pm

*peel my lips


Ash June 18, 2013 at 5:47 pm

Lol…men can be weird!!
I’m planning to buy the Gentle blush from the Apres Chic collection. Do you have any idea if it’s good?


Mehak June 19, 2013 at 2:51 pm

Not tried it ! Swatches look pretty


deepti June 18, 2013 at 6:32 pm

looks very thick, shde is pretty though


asmitha June 18, 2013 at 7:22 pm

TOO heavy and thick!!! the color is gorgeous by the way…


KRITI June 18, 2013 at 9:22 pm

:( heavy texture……oh no


Bhumika June 19, 2013 at 12:32 am

oopss…looks ok..ahh… Thank God ..u were saved by the blow :p


Abhi June 19, 2013 at 8:36 am

lol lol lol….haha :)
what is wrong with MAC….looks and sounds like an average product…the price is not justified ..


Mehak June 19, 2013 at 2:52 pm

Yeah too expensive


Shreya June 19, 2013 at 12:05 pm

MAC do have lot of great lip-colors … I guess they get tired making good lip-glosses so they made this one ;)


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