Saturday, 10 March 2012

My completed MAC blush palette

It's been quite a long time coming, but last week I repurchased Dollymix and have therefore now completed my MAC blush palette. Isn't it pretty? 





Well Dressed
 
(Satin) - Permanent

Although I love the bright pinks, I'm very partial to a pale pink too, and Well Dressed is a classic. This is basically impossible to get wrong. You can layer it up and you'll never end up with clown cheeks, because it's just so soft and lovely. This is my second pan of Well Dressed, testament to how much I like it as I barely ever finish a whole blusher. 




Blushbaby (Sheertone) - Permanent


Blushbaby looks quite brown on my swatches, but on the cheeks it applies like a sophisticated nude-pink, very similar to NARS Douceur which I also love. While I love bright and in-your-face blusher, I'm well aware there's a time and a place for something a bit more subtle too (it's often called 'work'). 





Left: Well Dressed; Right: Blushbaby

Instant Chic (Matte) - Limited Edition 

This is one of the only coral blushers I have ever found that doesn't turn orange on my skin colour. This was from the Pret a Papier collection in 2010, but I'd be amazed if it doesn't get re-released at some point because it's a beauty. 





Fleur Power (Satin) - Permanent


This looks very similar to Instant Chic in the pan. Side by side, Fleur Power is brighter and a bit pinkier. It's a satin finish so it's got the faintest shimmer, which lifts it a little more than Instant Chic, which is a matte. In reality, I probably don't need both, but hey ho. 






Left: Instant Chic; Right: Fleur Power

Dollymix 
(Sheertone Shimmer) - Permanent

I think it was this blusher which started my love affair with bright pinks. The makeup artist I used for my wedding chose this to use on me, and at first I cringed, because it seemed so candy-pink, but it really works on me. It's not as pigmented as it looks, it is definitely buildable, and earlier to work with than you'd think.





Her Blooming Cheek (Satin) - Limited Edition

I've devoted an entire post to this blusher before, because it's so bloody brilliant. I don't think I'll ever hit pan on this, even if I wear outrageously bright pink blusher for the next 70 years. Limited edition with the Tartan Tale collection (also 2010). If it gets repromoted, don't be scared of it, give it a chance! There was nearly a very nasty accident while depotting this one, which resulted in a little bright pink patch on the carpet no-one has noticed yet...




Left: Dollymix; Right: Her Blooming Cheek

What are your favourite MAC blushers? Which one should be next on my wish-list? 


17 comments:

  1. these are cute :)

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  2. Desert Rose is great for a strong everyday look I've found! Love the blusher porn! x

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  3. Desert Rose is great for an everyday strong colour I've found. Loving the blusher porn here! x

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    1. I think I need to avoid the temptation of starting a new one...

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  4. I love them all especially Her Blooming cheek!

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    1. I haven't worn that for a little while, but I think it might be my favourite :)

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  5. Dollymix and Her Blooming Cheek look gorgeous - I kept meaning to pick HBC up when it was released. I love the look and brightness of blushers though, I could buy loads although they wouldn't suit me! xx

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    1. The very bright ones probably don't really suit me...but I wear them anyway!

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  6. I don't own Fleur Power yet...will remedy that this week ;)
    you should also try Mac Mocha that is the only Mac blush I have hit pan on :)

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    1. Yeah I've heard a lot of people recommending Mocha, will have to go and swatch it! x

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  7. Amazing.. I have been contemplating depotting my blushes for the longest time. What method do you use? xx

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    1. I pop the pan in it's plastic casing out using tweezers, then soften the plastic casing by holding it on my GHDs for about 30 seconds, and it's usually softened up the plastic and the glue enough to be able to push the metal pan out of the casing. I'm not particularly good at it though so I think there is probably a better way!

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    2. Thanks Missy. I usually depot my eyeshadows in a similar way, but my straightener isn't fat enough to accommodate the entire blush pan, so I haven't tried it.

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  8. I absolutely love Dollymix, I wear it almost every day and am nowhere near hitting pan because it's such a great bright shade and I don't need much. I'm desperate to get more after this post!

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    1. Dollymix seems like a lot of people's favourite! x

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  9. I feel deprived of Dollymix- really need to get my grubby little mitts on it xxx

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