Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Product Review: MAC Manish Aurora Blush in Pink Swoon

At a Glance:
Price: RM70 / US$18 / Rs 1080
Website: Maccosmetics.com
Weight: 6 g 0.21 US oz
Made in: Italy
Ingredients: Talc, Polymethycrylate, Zea Mays (Corn) Starch, Octyldodecyl Lactate, Silica, Dimethicone, Isononyl Isononanoate, Zinc Stearate, BHT, Tetrasodium EDTA, Potassium Sorbate, Chlorphenesin [+ / - 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 (CI15850), Red 7 Lake (CI15850), Red 30 (CI73360), Red 30 Lake (CI73360), Ultramarines (CI77007), Yellow 5 Lake (CI19140), Yellow 6 Lake (CI15985)]

Product Description:

Exclusive to the M∙A∙C Manish collection. A Powder Blush in an orange compact featuring the colourful patterning specially created by designer, Manish Arora, for this brilliant namesake collection. Limited edition.

Actual Product Pic:

Pigmentation & Color (Plus Swatches! :D):

This color is described as Clearly Pink on the website, which is just what it is! This is a sheertone, so it goes on sheerly, but it's definitely buildable! It gives me a very natural flush minus all the shimmers, which is really lovely for a natural look!

Swatch from the Mac Website:

Actual Color:


This blush comes in the regular MAC flip-top pot, but with the lovely heart motive exclusive to the Manish Aurora collection!

I love the box too! This has got to be the most elaborate collection ever in my two year addiction of MAC! :D

Check out the lovely dotted swirls in the box! :D

As with MAC blushes, the texture for this one is really smooth!! :D

Time Test:
This blush (being a sheertone), lasts about 6 hours on my cheeks before it starts to fade, which is ok.

Price & Availability:
This product is priced at RM70 / US$18, which is the same as the regular blushes. This shade is part of the permenant line, so no worries if you missed out on this collection! This special packaging is LE though! This blush is available at all MAC counters / Pro Stores / Maccosmetics.com

I use this blush whenever i don't want to look to made up! It's really natural!! :)

My $0.02:
I never thought i could ever wear a pink blush! I always stuck to peachy blushes like my life depended on them, lol! I fell in love with this immediately when i first used it!! It looks really pretty on and oh so natural!! This, along with the Blooming blush from the Cult of Cherry collection has to be the best blushes of this year!! :D

In a Nutshell:

A lovely pink blush that looks really natural on!

Likes: Lovely packaging and color!
Gripes: None!
Repurchase: Yes!

4.5 Stars ! Near HG Stuff!!

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


  1. Hullo Jenn! Long time didn't leave my comments. Manish Arora's collection is so nice. I think I missed the boat though. Heard it's out in SG for some time, only available at 2 counters islandwide and I didn't have time to drop by any one of them. =(
    I am overseas right now, so by the time I return week of 3 Nov, what are the chances? (gives an anguished wail)...

  2. Oh yes, mind if you tell me how much the Shadow palette is? Need to know how much extra I am paying for. Maybe I can buy it online/ Ebay if I am desperate. =P

  3. Hey girl!! yeah!! it's been a really long time!! hehe!! no worries lah!! i know you're swamped with work!! :D yeah i heard it's snapped up in SG already, but maybe you can checkout the forums / ebay if anybody is selling theirs! i bought mine for 2500Rs (about SG$88), but if i'm not mistaken it was selling in SG for $76 :)

    Don't worry, most of the shadows in this palette are permenent, so you can always get them separately!! Save your $$$ for the year end palettes!! :D i know i'm going gaga over their lip sets! :P

    do take care and have a safe trip back home my friend! :)

  4. J~ You know, I am quite liking the mineralized blushers. But RM85 :(

    You think those are good? The colours are pretty... but i'm not sure shud i invest in it :P

    am so considering getting a 187 backup! :D

    and ooh! i like the new header! mac gloss addict! :P

  5. The mineralized blushers this round are pretty!! I love Dainty!! it's really natural!! They're worth buying actually, but out of so many shades, probably only a few (like Dainty, Gentle, and maybe Nuance) can be used by us fair skinned ladies lor! :) I know the rest can be used with a light hand for a natural result, but that's just too much work! lol!!

    wahhh!! backup for the 187!! Do i hear *ka ching!!* lol! :D

    ooohhh yes i am! ;)

  6. LOL!

    I dunno which colour i tested, but it's was a plummy red colour :)

    Sigh~ I hafta think think of shud i buy or not. too many blushers. yeah! brushes are important! i hate to wash it, and while waiting for it to dry, using something else that's totally off! >_<

  7. i soo agree with you!! i totally hate using a lousy brush while waiting for my usual one to dry! Maybe i shouldn't wash them so often... hahaha jk! XD


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