Wearing a single layer of MAC Powder Blush in Style ($21) on my cheeks
I’ve had to do rapid-fire makeup to get out the door and catch appointments two days this week. From start to finish, I’m talkin’ 10, 15 minutes tops.
This pressure cooker of time has led me to MAC Style, a shimmery golden coral Powder Blush in the MAC permanent line.
I picked it up a while back during a stress shopping session (girl, you do it too!) but set it aside when I became totally infatuated with MAC Cantaloupe.
I guess I was just feeling more like matte cheeks and full-on wintery makeup looks for a while there, and Cantaloupe fit the bill. I had a blast layering different highlighters and shimmer products with it, too, but that was when I had enough time to play…
When my schedule doesn’t allow for that and I have to leave the house in a hurry, extra little makeup touches like highlighter usually get cut.
Which is where MAC Style comes in…
MAC Style Blush
A lovely soft coral powder blush with a delicate golden sheen, I think it’s great for getting out the door in a flash. Its moderately pigmented coral base has just enough color to give a nice flush to my cheeks.
It’s not so intense that I have to spend precious breakfast time buffing and blending everything out if I inadvertently over-apply, and it’s easy to control. No exaggeration, but I can get it on my cheeks and be done with blush in less than a minute.
Style Blush on my NC42 skin
But that’s not my favorite thing about Style. That distinction goes to its fine golden sheen.
While delicate and subtle, it totally takes this blush to the next level for me, transforming it into a hybrid blush/highlighting butterfly, and I smile every time I see a flash of its pearly golden glow.
Not only is Style dynamic, it also shaves a couple steps off my makeup routine.
Style Blush on a good samaritan’s NW25 skin