Wednesday, October 8, 2008

Product Review: MAC Cult of Cherry Blush in Blooming



At a Glance:
Price: RM70 / US$18 / Rs 1080
Website: Maccosmetics.com
Weight: 6 g 0.21 US oz
Made in: Canada
Ingredients: Talc, Octyldodecyl Stearoyl Stearate, Zinc Stearate, Isostearyl Neopentanoate, Tocopheryl Acetate, Caprylyl Glycol, Hexylene Glycol, Phenoxyethanol [+/- Silica, Mica, Titanium Dioxide (CI77891), Iron Oxides (CI77491, CI77492, CI77499), Bismuth Oxychloride (CI77163), Blue 1 Lake (CI42090), Carmine (CI75470), Chromium Hydroxide Green (CI77289), Chromium Oxide Greens (CI77288), Ferric Ferrocyanide (CI77510), Manganese Violet (CI77742), Red 6 (CI15850), Red 6 Lake (CI15850), Red 7 Lake (CI15850), Red 28 Lake (CI45410), Red 30 Lake (CI73360), Ultramarines (CI77007), Yellow 5 Lake (CI19140), Yellow 6 Lake (CI15985)]


Product Description:

Colour for the cheeks and face. Various formulas. Different looks.


Actual Product Pic:




My $0.02:

Pigmentation & Color (Plus Swatches! :D):


This color is described as a Frosty Deep Dirty Peach on the website. It appears to be more plummy than peachy in the pan, but once swatched it is indeed peachy! I'm a little wary of frost blushes because they have the tendency to make my face look oily and yucky. The frost aspect for this one, however, is pretty subtle and it does keep it from looking too flat. It's very very natural on my NC20-25 asian skin (even the hubs commented so!)! It is sheer, but definitely buildable!

Swatch from the Mac Website:


Actual Color:


Packaging:

This blush comes in the regular MAC flip-top pot without a mirror (which is alright for me as i never bring my blushes out... a klutz like me is sure to destroy them!!).

Texture:
MAC's frost blushes have one of the best textures IMHO... this is no exception. It spreads on smoothly!

Time Test:
This blush can last about 7 hours on my face, provided i don't sweat and am comfortably in an air-conditioned room! :)

Price & Availability:
This product is priced at RM70 / US$18, which is the same as the regular blushes. This is LE though, so grab one while you can! Available at all MAC counters / Pro Stores / Maccosmetics.com

Usage:
This soft pink blush is best used for a natural look! It perks up the entire complexion without looking overdone! :D

Possible Dupes:
I dug out all my blushes for a comparison, and found out that the Secret beauty powder blush looks almost the same (it's one shade darker) as this blush!



However, upon swatching, they appear to be two distinct colors:



I then remembered that the True Romantic blush looks quite plummy pink as well, so i did a side by side comparison:


They do not look similar in the pan, BUT...

look at how similar they are when swatched:



They're basically the same color, with Blooming being a little more frosty than the former!! Still i did not regret getting Blooming, as it's such a pretty color! :D

All 3 blushes mentioned here side by side:



In a Nutshell:

A very natural blush that should work for almost all complexions! :D

Likes: Universally flattering, long lasting!
Gripes: None!
Repurchase: Yes!

Rating:
4.5 Stars ! Near HG Stuff!!

Credits: Product photo from Specktra.net. Swatch from Maccosmetics.com

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