Before the long awaited Stereo Rose was re-released, the shade I thought it would be was completely different to what it actually is.
After looking at online swatches, I was convinced it would be just like a Blush and Brighten by Laura Geller in the shade Apricot Berry. Like mineralized skinfinishes, blush and brightens are baked products, starting their life as a liquid which are then baked for 24 hours on a terracotta pan.
I was pleasantly surprised to discover that the two products were completely different in both shade and finish/ texture. However, after swatching Stereo Rose when I got home, the finish reminded me of Coralista by benefit.
So I thought I'd do a comparison of all three side by side. It proves to me that stereo rose was worth the money and it's nothing like any other product that I own in my collection. Actually, I believe that it would be a good addition to anyone's make up collection. It is truly a unique product in my eyes.
CLOCKWISE FROM TOP RIGHT: MAC STEREO ROSE, LAURA GELLER APRICOT BERRY, BENEFIT CORALISTAL-R: LAURA GELLER APRICOT BERRY, MAC STEREO ROSE, BENEFIT CORALISTA
As you can see, Apricot Berry is by far the deepest darkest shade, and it's finish is more matte compared to the other two. Stereo Rose and Coralista have a similar finish, but they are completely different in shade. Stereo rose is more of a true coral shade, whereas Coralista is more pink with coral undertones. Either way I love all three products, but I can definitely see Stereo Rose getting alot of love this summer!
If you would like to see more swatches of Stereo Rose, check out this post (HERE)
Do you think stereo rose is similar to anything you have in your make up collection?