M.A.C Mineralize Skinfinish in Star Wonder – Review, Photos, Swatches

MAC MSF Star Wonder Pinterest Collage

Product Breakdown:

MAC MSF Star Wonder 1

MAC Mineralize Skinfinish in Star Wonder is a limited edition product, and part of the “Heavenly Creatures” collection, recently released by MAC. This particular Mineralize Skinfinish (MSF) is a rose-gold base with a thick vein of plum, and a smaller vein of coral winding through it. When swirled together, it translates as a plummy-rose colour with a strong golden shimmer though it.

Like all MSF’s, Star Wonder is ultra shimmery, and as a baked mineral product, it’s safe to be used wet or dry, without fear of sealing your product.

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MAC MSF Star Wonder Hand Swatch 2

Star Wonder gives a reasonable colour payoff. It blends out nicely, and is capable of giving a sheer result, but can also easily be built up for a much brighter face.

MAC MSF Star Wonder Hand Swatch 1
​Swatched heavily on the left, blended out on the right.

MSF Comparison SW_SR_P
Finger swatches L-R: Star Wonder; Stereo Rose; Petticoat

I only own 2 other MSF’s, however they are both well known. In a heavy finger swatch, Star Wonder appears to be a clean yellow based pink, Stereo Rose looks like a straight up peach, and Petticoat is similar in intensity to Star Wonder, but has a much more blue/mauve undertone.

Ease of application:

Star Wonder is very easy to apply, however it would recommend using a smaller brush than usual if possible. Due to the highly shimmery finish, MSF’s are best used as a highlighter, or in the case of all three that I own, a highlighting blush. Keep your MSF’s to the tops of your cheeks for a beautifully reflective glow, and if you keep the application controlled, you won’t end up looking like a glitter ball.

I also recommend buffing MSF’s into your skin, rather than just dusting them on top. I find this helps to remove any excess glitter, and keep the skin looking metallic rather than disco-ball.


Star Wonder lasted on me all day, with no noticeable fading. I found that if I failed to buff it in properly, I had glitter over my whole face by the end of the day, but the colour was still going strong after 8 hours.


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There’s nothing particularly special about the packaging of Star Wonder – it comes in a standard clamshell casing with a clear lid for easy product recognition.

Anything else worth mentioning?:

Here are a few shots of Star Wonder in action. I am wearing it lightly buffed into my cheeks. I have also pressed it onto my lips quite heavily, for opaque coverage.

MAC MSF Star Wonder Face Swatch 1

MAC MSF Star Wonder Face Swatch 4

MAC MSF Star Wonder Face Swatch 5

MAC MSF Star Wonder Lip Swatch 1

MAC MSF Star Wonder Lip Swatch 2

What they say:

​About Mineralize Skinfinish:

A luxurious velvet-soft powder with high-frost metallic finish. Smoothes on: adds buffed-up highlights to cheeks, or an overall ultra-deluxe polish to the face.

​About Star Wonder:

Plummy pink with multidimensional pearl.

Available from:

MAC Pro Stores, MAC Counters and online for a limited time only.


$47.00 AUD; $29.00 USD; 21.50 GBP
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