Tuesday, May 25, 2010

My MAC blush collection - with swatches!

Hey everyone I've wanted to do this post for a while. I kinda felt bad for not swatching my new Vissee Palettes so this time it's swatches galore! haha not really but I am trying to be a better blogger =)

Remember this photo from my room tour?
Know what they are? Yup you guessed, their all my MAC blushes

Time for the reveal:
Permanent Line:
T-B, R-L (top-bottom, right-left)
1.Trace Gold (Sheertone Shimmer)
This is my only non pink/peach blush. Looks like a shimmery gold...lol. It is alot prettier on the skin than in the pan. This is beautful layered on top of any blush that you think needs a little more "oomph" If you have a matte blush or need a slight highlight, Trace Gold is very nice

2.SpringSheen (Sheertone Shimmer)
My secret weapon...this is a blush I passed over numerous times on the MAC counter. It was not until I saw pixi2woo's tutorial that brought this item to my attention. It looks much more orange in the pan but in truth its a gorgeous pink coral
Seriously, if I wear the same make up everyday but just change to this blush SOMEONE will compliment my skin. ( Happens every time with this product!)
I don't know why, when I look in the mirror I think it looks okay, not gorgeous but in the sunlight,amazing.You really need to swatch this the next time you go over to a MAC counter. Seriously.

3.Lady Blush (Blush Creme)
I tote this around in my make up bag for quick pick me ups. Don't need a brush and will never break causing powder to shatter all over your bag. A matte pink, no shimmer but it's not needed. When applied this is just a beautiful pink dewy color that's non offensive, looks natural, and is perfect for work's 3 pm pick me up's

4. Peachykeen (Sheertone Shimmer)
Known as a dupe for NARS O, when swatched it really does look alot more like a pinkier verision of O to me. When applied to my skin since I am yellow toned, O looks prettier to me, so this item unfortunetly does not get much use, but if you are a warm toned girl, check this out as it may be a contender, I do not deny at all that it's very pretty

5. Peaches (Sheertone Blush)
I...don't like this. The name is very fitting. It's the color of a Peach. It's matte. This blush made me realize I dont like matte on myself...if I do wear this Trace Gold is going on top. I bought this because I heard it was used the movie "Inglorious Bastards" topped over Lady Blush, blushcreame. Let's just say I was not a fan of the combo on my own skin, maybe it looked better in the movie due to editing...

6. Fleur Power (Powder Blush)
Every try a MAC blush that was not a sheertone or a satin? I never did till this one. My experience with MAC is to swirl the blush around and around the pan to get a color to apply.
This is not something you want to do handle that technique with. Just a tap is more than enough because my first time, my 1st cheek made me look like Ronald Mcdonald.

MAC knows how to make a blush thats super pigmented, pigmentated as in NARS quality
( I did not know they created products like this in blush form)

MAC definetly knows how to make a pigmented blush and this proved it.
A true coral reef pink. Matte. Needs trace gold in my opinion as a topper ( can you see how much I like shimmers? hehe)

7. Pink Swoon (Sheertone Blush)
Love this. One tone darker than Well Dressed. Don't let the scary pan color fool you, this stuff needs to be layered due to it's sheer tone but its a very very pretty ballerina pink! I love wearing this with my hair in a bun, and black clothes. Makes you feel like a prima ballerina! This blush actually effects my whole day's outfit and hair.
Did I mention I love this?

8. Well Dressed (Satin)
Famous, for a reason. It's ... perfect? like a perfect cool toned pink with silver shimmers. This just makes you feel dolly and natural. I definetly made a dent in this one. When applied correctly this just makes you look so healthy and for myself, kinda younger
I definetly recommend this

My limited edition items, and misc:
T-B, R-L

1. Azalea Blossom (Blush Ombre)
I bought this because I wanted Ripe Peach and could not find it so I got this instead. When swirled together evenly it creates more of a cool purple toned blush, so I tend to stick more to the pink side and try to minimize the darker portion

2. Ripe Peach (Blush Ombre)
Yes I found it =) When swirled together it creates a very wearable orange with a tinge of pink. Applied sheerly it's gorgeous! I can see why this was a stand out of the collection. Reminds me of a more orange version of MAC style ( which I don't own but it's definitely on my list)

3. Perfect Topping (MSF)
My first & only MSF, when swirled together creates a pretty shimmery beige pink tone which is a gorgeous highlight

4. Hand Finish (Mineralized Blush)
This blush is alot like a child of if you mixed together PeachyKeen with Trace Gold. Definete peach undertoned pink with alot of gold shimmer running through the veins

5. Dainty (Mineralized Blush)
This looks like a mix of Springsheen with Well dressed put on top
Everytime I go to MAC I pick up this blush and I think omg so pretty! In truth I rarely touch this thing...I don't know, this was the one item that turned me off MAC blushes. I don't know if I am using this wrong but the blush is HARD like you need to swipe your brush HARD into the product to get the proper color. I know this color is popular amoung make up artists, and have heard this was the blush used in the movie "Twighlight" on Kristen Stewart, but for some reason I just don't like it...

6. Quiver (Pearlized Sheer Pigment)
WHOA, I recently added this to my collection. I stole it from my mom. This is how the pigments used to be packaged. This is like a copper penny with a background of pink. Even though it's a pigment, I can see this used beautifully as a blush when lightly applied because this swatch was just a dab on my finger, it was crazy

As you can see my collection is very varied, lol NOT. A lot of pinks, which I am a slave for with a few peaches thrown here and there. I tried my best to describe these but since they are all semi simmilar there are only so many words I can use to describe them.

Please be advised that these are all swatched except Quiver and Fleur Power with a heavy hand to try to show the true color of these products. On the face they would be a lighter shade, but I was trying to show the true color.

Hope someone found this useful in case they were thinking of a blush to buy soon from MAC.
Next on my list? MAC Style, the color I was debating on when buying Peaches ><

After seeing this long post I will admit now I am a blush addict, MAC is only a part of my collection. Blushes are my favorite make up items to collect. What are your favorite items to collect?

For reference I am a MAC NC 20-25


  1. GORGEOUS! i'm quite jealous of your collection ma'am! hahaha :P

    what did you want me to review about the joe fresh items? :)

  2. Awesome collection! Blushes are definitely one of those things women have to wear even if they don't wear makeup :D Gives such a nice luminance to the face. I havent tried any MAC blushes yet but I will one of these days :) I love the sound of the Trace Gold already :) I love shimmery ones too. I am not a matte gal either :D

  3. Great collection and thanks for the swatches!:D You gave me ideas of what to buy next.:D

    Have a great week!:D

    ...and everything girly under the sun!

  4. What a fantastic post! So informative - I definitely need pink swoon now!!

  5. Awesome post! Thanks for the swatches, it's really helpful :D. The Pink Swoon and Well Dressed are really beautiful. I love blushes but not as much as eyeliner, hehe..

  6. Thanks for dropping a comment~

    Loving the swatches! Super helpful :D
    Personally I only ever bought 1 mac blush! I always using the other brands O_O I find them a bit chalky.. I think?

    Coral blushes~ <3

  7. Thanks for your comment lovely!
    you have such a wonderful collection of blushers, i am so envious! thanks so much for sharing - i will definitely be looking to buy a few of these colours


  8. You have so many of my favorites too! Love Trace Gold, best blush ever. Yeah girl you need Style it's one of my all time fav's. I'm so jealous you have Ripe Peach, I couldn't get it, so sad. =(

    Perfect Topping = my fav MSF.

  9. Fantastic list -- thanks for this! I have added a bunch to my wish list!


  10. Awesome post! Thanks for the swatches, it's really helpful :D. The Pink Swoon and Well Dressed are really beautiful. I love blushes but not as much as eyeliner, hehe..


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