Today's post inspiration comes from THE SUN!!!
It's been cloudy, grey, and gloomy for days but the sun has come OUT! meaning photos of beauty products!!
(Of course my 1st photo has a shadow cast!! argh!)
Just a quick post on some of my favorite blushes from MAC. MAC is not my favorite blush brand, but due to an incredibly wide selection of permanent colors, I own many MAC blushes, and they are some of my most used.
Though MAC makes blushes in different finishes, the texture of MAC blushes themselves are quite soft, but when I swirl my brushes in them I don't get an overly large amount of powdery residue all over the case, so that is appreciated.
I think this may be my favorite MAC blush ever. I know if you are pink toned, this may just come up orange on your face, so you may want to try this in the store, but if you are warm toned, well you're golden ;)
I love this in spring and summer, it really wakes up my face and lifts it. Also, I wore this blush the most often when I had quite a bit of acne. Due to the fact that it's matte, and orange toned, not pink, it did not exphasize or bring out any redness nor scarring on my skin.
If you have redness in your skin a pink blush can really emphasize this, and large pores should stay far from shimmer. This was definitely and still is a go to!
This was probably my most least exciting MAC blush purchase ever...it does not look like much in the pan. When the SA showed it to me I literally said "That's it??" because I couldn't find it. I didn't even recognize this color as being on the display
In person let's just call this passable...
But, oh I am so happy I purchased (reluctance be damned!)
When I apply this it's quite , ok its very natural. It really brings out the contours of my face and is one of those instant cheek bones shades
Perfect for office days and high top knots
On the complete opposite end of the spectrum we have this pink based red that looks quite scary!
Unlike Tenderling this is quite easy to find in the display!
Although it looks like something more geared for an artist kit for clowns this is an amazing shade. I prefer this red over Exhibit A from NARS which I also enjoy.
Exhibit A is more of an orange red, this is a pink almost raspberry red thst just makes you look girly and rosy. Needless to say, caution be warned during application, with a stippling brush in hand this blush will give you an amazing shade on the cheeks, and the pan will last a life time!
Margin is another color I purchased with reluctance. In the pan it looks like a tawny brown based peach with gritty glitter. Well it's shimmery for sure, but on the face its more of a flattering tawny peach and when I wear this I often get questions on the shade. Apparently people don't see too much of the color on my cheeks they see a very flattering almost there color blush and a nice amount of glow.
Though this is nice when tanned, I actually prefer this when I'm pale. The face is plain, but this blush brings a glow on my winter skin, and in the dead of winter, yes the shade does show! Thisblush does all the color talking
A gorgeous mineralized blush. So gorgeous my mother has stolen this from me and it has been keeping a permanent status in her make up bag. Evidently a color that can be worn during many ages.
It looks like a peachy brown shade, but there is a tone of mauve in it. Laced with gold shimmer it just looks stunning. It does not come across on the cheeks as peach, more dirty and neutral toned but the shimmer in it really adds life to the shade, and this is one I love so much I may have to buy another one just to have in my own collection again!
Quite possibly the only "plumish" blush that has ever worked for me. It is described as a golden raspberry, but am I the only one that think it looks more plummy than raspberry??
A complete winter favorite, this looks incredible in the winter when the face has lost a bit of color, it just brings life back to your face, and I think it incredibly flattering when my skin is at it's palest (NC 20)
These are either limited edition or discontinued. I am only mentioning these products if by chance you have them in your collection, SWAP for them, or find them in a CCO
Also the famous MAC re promotes!
Do you remember the "In the Groove" Collection. You know the one with the crazed Stereo Rose, and Petticoat.
I think so many people were focused on those items this may have been missed which is unfortunately because it's amazing!
This can be worn either individually where the more brown based peach is your blush shade, and the highlighter shade can be used on the cheekbones, or I swirl them together to create a shimmery shade.
The matte side is softer, and more smooth in texture (I know I know duh, it's matte) but no, its quite extra smooth for MAC! lol
It is more of a neutral brown based peach, and the shimmer portion is just a plain more opalecent shade with golden shimmer, but I think this look incredible with a red lip. It's neutral enough to wear with a red lip, but the color is slightly brighter than most n*de blushes so it does have a more rosy effect to the face. It's a balancer blush!
This used to be a permament shade, so many of you may own it. When they brought in the new cream blush formula's this shade was not included in the repromote which is a shame. It was a beautiful neutral pink. I suppose the current Brit Wit is as close as you can purchase of this shade from MAC but I believe Brit Wit is much more mauve. Some people describe lillicent as more peach toned, but on me it goes on a very neutral pink.
You can really see the shimmer in some of these!
Bottom to Top: Peaches, Tenderling, Frankly Scarlet, Margin, Warm Soul, Gentle, Happy Together, Lillicent
Last but now least, if you liked my photos of the blushes with the MAC logo from the shadows please check out Dovey's blog! She takes the most incredible photos ( to whom I took the inspiration) and is a contender for the Allure Beauty Blogger awards! ( For a reason!)
So lastly, what are some of your favorite MAC blushes?