MAC Unsung Heroes: Dollymix Sheertone Shimmer Blush

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Okay, okay. So I know this bright hot pink looks totally and completely scary in its pan, but I swear, MAC Sheertone Shimmer Blush in Dollymix ($19.50) will not leave you looking like a creepy, horror movie clown. Scouts honor!


When applied with a light hand, this bright rosy pink gives cheeks a charming flush with a light sheen, like you’ve been skipping around the neighborhood hand in hand with your BFF, covertly cradling a basket filled with contraband flowers stolen from your neighbor’s front yard (er, not that I’d know).

It doesn’t take much Dollymix to deliver a natural flush, and one pan should last roughly, well, forever. I’ve had mine since 2007, and even though I use it a few times a week (I like to apply mine with a fan brush), I’ve barely made a dent in the pan.


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Lighter lasses, do not fear Dollymix’s bold statement. I think it looks gorgeous on pale princesses, too. I’ve also seen it grace both NW and NC gals, and I’ve liked the way it looks on everyone.

The MAC Unsung Heroes series features some of my favorite products from MAC’s permanent collection

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  1. Jen in VA says:

    Wow…what a great color!! I like the rosy pinkinish hue with a smidge of glitter, looks fabulous!

  2. snoopysteph says:

    My all-time favorite MAC blush! I’m NW20. I also apply with a fan brush.

  3. Phyrra says:

    I need to pick this up. It’s lovely!
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  4. Lauren says:

    This blush is the bomb. My favorite way to use it is by lightly applying it to the apples of my cheeks and then applying trace gold over it and up on my cheekbones. I just may have to do this blush combo tomorrow!

  5. Jen W says:

    It looks so delicate and pretty on your cheeks. and your skin looks AMAZING here!
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  6. Christina says:

    What would you say the differences between this and bella bomba are? I’m loving it but it’s gonna take me 3 years to get though BB, ha!

  7. Vixen says:

    I’m an NC30 and Dollymix was my first MAC blush. Hit the pan, wiped the pan clean and everything! It was an absolute MUST even if I go barefaced because I tend to look pale but Dollymix makes me look so freaking healthy!

    Thanks for reminding me about this blush! Should get it ASAP

  8. Kathy says:

    It looks like it could become a go-to blush! Very lovely and delicate, I agree.

    P.S. What are you wearing on your lips here?

  9. Jessi says:

    Oooh, another thing to add to my list. I LOVE this unsung heroes of MAC series. I’ve learned about so many great things.
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  10. mill says:

    wow karen you look so beautiful here! so 60s with the lips and the jewelry- WOW!

  11. Denise says:

    I love your MAC Unsung Heroes list. Another blush to add to my to-buy list, lovely!
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  12. Ashley says:

    Beautiful! 🙂 Is this your go-to blush? If not, what is? I’m Filipino also, and looking for a good go-to blush. 🙂

  13. Naj says:

    This looks gorgeous! What fan brush do you use?

  14. alyssa says:

    ahhh i love this i have been wanting to get this, but i will admit i was intimidated with how pink and bright it looked in the pan but now that i know its not bright and intense i will definitly be purchasing!! thank you!!! looks great on you btw

  15. Bernice says:

    OMG Karen. I love your eye look. It looks so simple but so demure <3

    & yes the blush looks fab!

  16. agnes says:

    What fan brush do you use? =)

  17. karo says:

    Your skin tone is so lovely! 🙂
    Dollymix is so wonderful on you! *love*
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  18. Chris25 says:

    I always look at Dollymix in the store, put it back, and then pick it up again. I own so many blushes I don’t know how I’ll justify getting another one. Perhaps one day I’ll bring Dollymix home.

  19. Savannah says:

    Wow, I really want this! You look gorgeous (as always) !

  20. Gina says:


    I love the blush color and your necklace! Do you know the name where I can get it? Thanks!

  21. Kelsey V. says:

    I actually was just browsing the MAC site and came across this and put it on my wishlist and what do ya know, it shows up here! I can’t wait to try out this color!
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  22. anna says:

    Dollymix is my favorite MAC blush and one of my top 3 blushes.

  23. Maria Aguyé says:

    I have a blush from Sephora brand wich is almost identical to this one, and love it! Itps amazing how that kind of colour brings life to the face!
    Thanks for that review!

  24. Fayeth says:

    WOW! This might be my favorite overall look on you yet! Eyes, skin, lips, cheeks… beautiful!

    I also want to know what you’re wearing on your lips! Must. Have.

  25. Jamie says:

    This blush is beautiful! I know I wouldn’t have even swatched it if I’d seen it in the store because of how it looks in the pan. I’m definitely picking it up next time I’m at MAC. Thanks!

  26. voodoogirl says:

    what are you using on your lips? i like!
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  27. Liza says:

    This is so pretty! What are your favorite Mac blushes? I don’t currently own any but would like to start my collection.
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  28. Melody says:

    Pretty! I’ll have to keep this in mind. I think I’m getting over coral blush lol

  29. Carrie says:

    So pretty! I’ve been wanting this one forever.

  30. Nina says:

    i dont own this! omg must have!

  31. Sam says:

    Such a great blush! Definitely works for all skin colors!

  32. Martha says:

    One of my favorite MAC blushes. Looks lovely on you!
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  33. Rachel says:

    I love Dollymix! I’m pretty fair and it looks great on me. This and overdyed from the denim collection are my two go to blushes!

  34. yuri says:

    it looks very natural on you

  35. Soo says:

    Dollymix looks lovely! can’t believe it still looks like that even though you’ve had it for years now
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  36. Issa says:

    wow, this looks so natural! pretty shade!

  37. DanaJae says:

    I love Dollymix and i’m an NC25 – but I gotta ask what do you have on your lips here Kare Kare?

  38. Ariana says:

    Not to sound crazy or anything but that would make an awesome sheer eyeshadow.

  39. Since 2007? Can we keep blushes for that long?!
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  40. Kayte says:

    I love this blush so much! I have pale Asian skin and I think this blush looks more flattering on me than any of the more popular coral shades. Some days I feel too lazy to wear any make up but feel like I need a little something to make myself look and feel happier, and I always go for this blush!

  41. bella says:

    dollymix is my FAV blush and i’m a NC50.

  42. Daniella says:

    Beautiful color!!! I neeeeeed this blush!!

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