Blush fiends, unite! This latest MAC Très Cheek Collection for Spring 2012 is made for you! With six gorgeous spring-ready shades, it’s totally impossible to choose just one. Pinks, purples and oranges awaiting to flush your cheeks with vibrant color… you won’t be able to stop smiling (and blushing)!
This collection features the MAC Powder Blush ($20 USD / $24 CDN) in six different limited edition shades, although the packaging is identical to those in the permanent line. Black & white packaging and no decorative sleeves or case designs.
I’ve been a huge fan of MAC Powder Blushes for a long time now- my first blush I ever purchased was Fleur Power and to this day, it still remains one of my favorite. As I mentioned, this collection includes six shades, all Satin textures (my favorite) except for one, which is a Frost (my least favorite blush texture). MAC has always impressed me with consistent quality with their blushes… a little goes a long way, so they practically last forever. I also find them to go on smoothly, blend nicely and never sit on the top of my skin.
Unfortunately I don’t find them to be super long lasting, usually by the end of the day they have faded quite a bit. A great tip is to layer them on top of a bit of cream blush to give them extra holding power. I always touch up my blush before heading out for the evening. I’ve been playing with four out of the six shades from the collection, so I’ll go through them individually…
Full of Joy
This is the Frost texture blush, and like I said, it’s my least favorite texture. I’m just not a fan of super shimmery/reflective cheeks (that’s what highlighter is for in my opinion, and I just find that shimmer on the apples of my cheeks just emphasize my pores). This shade is a beautiful pale purple shade, and it really does go on purple. I didn’t like the way this one looked alone on my cheeks, but I definitely enjoyed it layered on top of another blush, a little further back (where I would highlight). It gives a nice glow without any shimmer, because the frost texture reflects light itself.
Possibly my favorite blush out of the collection… even though it is a standard cool pink, it’s just beautiful. Super pigmented and easily blendable, I can definitely see myself reaching for this color a lot (especially in Spring and Summer)! Satin finishes are my favorite, they don’t look chalky but they also don’t look shimmery- the best way to put it is that they look the most natural, like skin.
I was surprised at how pigmented this light corally peach blush was- I thought it was going to blend into my skin and not be noticeable at all, but it really showed up! It’s a gorgeous color and my second favorite of the collection. I don’t own any peach blushes this peachy, and I love that it still looks natural and will match with nearly any look!
Striking and perfect for the hottest trend of the season- Tangerine Tango. We love orange on lips and nails this season, but this blush is perfect for sporting the juicy shade on your cheeks too! Beware, it’s super pigmented and will definitely look orange if you put it on too heavily… use a light hand with soft strokes and build the color as you like it. It may not vibe with every skin tone, but if you prefer warmer blushes then you’ll probably love this one!
- Price: $20 USD / $24 CDN for 0.21oz / 6g
- Availability: MAC (Limited Edition)
- Overall: I’m really loving this small and simple collection- the colors are beautiful, high quality and totally addictive (you’re going to want to expand your collection with a few of them). Pinks, purples and orange- right on trend for the season. Mostly Satin finishes, which I like, but one Frost blush that I prefer to only use on top of others as a highlight. Not the longest lasting blushes in the world, but I do love how a little goes a long way.
- Rating: A (For the collection overall, individual shades are rated above)