MAC Fantasy of Flowers collection hit counters late last week and I was sent one of the Mineralize Skinfinishes from the collection to try. This is Perfect Topping (€29.50)*, a champagne gold highlight with some mauve and bronze veining baked in. The other MSF in the collection is the famous Stereo Rose which I have had for years and you can see my thoughts on that product here. I filmed a video to accompany this blog post so, hope you like it!
MAC describe Perfect Topping as a "pale, pearlised pink". Em, no. It is most definitely a member of the champagne family with, at a push, some rose undertones but, it is categorically not pink. There is a definite pale bronze base with both pale gold and mauve veining. The mauve veining is probably what makes me like this so much on myself as it adds a hint of coolness to an otherwise very warm product.
On my pink-toned skin, it pulls very golden and almost serves to make me look sunkissed which, I assure you, I never am. In the video and these pictures I have paired it with the Hourglass Ambient Lighting Blush in Mood Exposure which is a very neutral plummy brown and I find that the gold in Perfect Topping really brings out the depth of Mood Exposure which earns an A+ from me because, I love anything that loves Mood Exposure!
As I mention in the video, Perfect Topping is very finely milled with a subtle shimmer but, crucially, no chunky glitter as some MSFs are prone to having. The one issue I feel some of you may have with Perfect Topping is that it is nothing like the original which was out many moons ago. That was definitely a "pearlised pale pink" with definite cool blue undertones but, this is the complete opposite; warm, subtle and supremely flattering on paler skin.