MAC Unsung Heroes: Breezy Sheertone Shimmer Blush

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MAC breezy blush

Oh, MAC Breezy Sheertone Shimmer Blush ($20), you’re just so…breezy.


Breezy. That’s been a very popular word around the beauty-sphere as of late. It’s funny how certain words and phrases ebb and flown, isn’t it? One week it’s glow; then it’s sheer. Or shimmery — that’s a word that never seems to go out of style.

This here Breezy also shimmers, and I can safely say that I don’t have anything else quite like it in my makeup collection.

It looks mad scary in the pan, ma! And it’s also a little easy to over-apply, at least for me, but the MAC Skunk brush hits the sweet spot, delivering a beautiful, multi-faceted flush one step above light.

MAC characterizes it as a plum with pearl, but oh! — it’s so much more than that. It’s almost like a mash-up of all my favorite blush colors in a single, opalescent pan. One minute, Breezy’s a berry, and then a rose, a pink and plum, and the dewy, golden shimmer gives it an ethereal dimension.

Breezy also loves different lip colors and skin tones (oh, and I think redheads can really rock it well). I like to pair it with berries, roses, pinks and almost anything with a hint of golden shimmer, and I think it looks great on NC and NW gals in shades from light to dark.

Lighter lovelies may want to use a light hand to apply it because Breezy is easy to go overboard with (it’s very pigmented).

One of my favorite ways to wear Breezy is to make it the focus of my look. Just like a smokey eye or a bright red lip can be the focal point of a look, Breezy makes a big, bold statement on cheeks.

mac breezy sheertone shimmer blush

mac breezy blush swatch

MAC breezy blush
Additional makeup worn in this look: MAC Fresh Flare Pro Longwear Eyeshadow, MAC Cremesheen Lipstick in On Hold and MAC Zoom Fast Black Lash Mascara


I’ll apply a couple layers of Breezy with a skunk brush, pair it with a sheer gloss like MAC C-Thru or Evolution Revolution Lipglass, and then keep the eyes simple with lots of mascara, or maybe false lashes.

It’s a look I’ve worn many times with solid color black or white dresses, and hot pink pumps.

The hot pink pumps are key. 🙂 There’s just something about ’em when they’re paired with the cheeks. Kinda demure but sultry at the same time.

Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,


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  1. This is so lovely! I used to dislike pink blushes (and prefer corals, plums, peaches, etc) – but lately I’m more in to pinks, and this is just gorgeous!
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  2. CrystalCandy says:

    I love this shade, but I almost forgot that I own it. I should use it this weekend! 🙂
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    • Karen says:

      Hi, CrystalCandy. Put that blush to work this weekend! Make it earn its keep in your collection.

      Hope you have a great day tomorrow. Early TGIF! 🙂

  3. Inday says:

    I love the look you did here Karen, it’s so fresh! This blush is lovely. For about 10 years I had ONE blush, Dollymix, LoL. Then something happened this year and I just went mad for cheek products! Blushes, bronzers, highlighters, oh my! I’m still a n00b, but I think I might be able to make Breezy work 🙂

  4. Becca says:

    Oooh pretty. I want in on the “breezy” cheeks! I don’t own nearly enough MAC blushes…must do something about that. Perhaps this weekend? 😀
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  5. What a nice pink! I think anyone could wear it!
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  6. Very pretty! I love how Fresh Flare looks on you too!

  7. Y. says:

    ooh gorgeous! do you think it will look good on people with yellow/light olive skin tones? because im not sure i can wear plum…

  8. Kim says:

    Wow! Very bold in the swatch, but looks great on you. 🙂

    I hope you’re enjoying your Pie on Kauai!

  9. angie says:

    Hey Karen! Is that a Presley Skye dress you’re wearing? I have been eyeing their dresses on Nordstrom for awhile!

  10. Trina J says:

    Easy breezy! What a great blush shade….it can work with so many different makeup looks. That’s always a plus! Thanks for sharing 🙂

  11. slick says:

    Love Breezy and I’m around NC25. It’s like the blush version of Petticoat MSF. I wear them together all the time!!

  12. Nina says:

    I LOVE Sheertone Shimmers and Breezy was one of my first MAC blushes. 🙂 Love it!

  13. Chris25 says:

    MustresistFreshFlare,mustresistFreshFlare. 😀

    How’s your vacation going?

  14. Suzi says:

    I love when I have one of your Mac unsung heros:) this was my first blush and it is lovely. I have to start using it more often. Your Mac unsung heros is my favorite posts and often check it when I’m at the MAC counter. Have a great Hawaii trip:)

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