MAC Unsung Heroes: Mocha Blush

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mac mocha blush

Instead of doing one of the millions of things I should have been doing this morning, like shaving my toes (those hairs pop up overnight!), figuring out what to do with the rest of my life, or assisting Tabs with his aromatherapy (by rubbing catnip leaves on his cheeks, which he loves), I lined up all of the dark MAC lippies I plan to wear in October.


Of course, some of the brand’s old-school baddies were there, like Russian Red, Dubonnet and Paramount, as were a few newer colors from Styledriven and Posh Paradise.

I was separating tubes by finish (obsessive much?) when an idea struck me like a wayward jar of Fluidline flying through the air…

This is the kind of party that MAC Mocha Blush ($19.50) should also attend. πŸ™‚

Here it is in a subdued look with MAC Evolution Revolution Lipglass atop Subculture Lip Liner.

mac mocha blush

mac mocha blush swatch

mac mocha blush

I think it’s tough to go wrong with Mocha this time of year. It applies as a matte plummy pink that just seems to go well with the kinds of rich red, plum and brown lipsticks we see a lot in fall.

The color sings on a range of skin tones, from porcelain princesses (like Dita Von Teese, who says she loves it) to caramel cuties, and whenever I feel like wearing a soft, subdued pink, but either can’t find Blushbaby or want something a tad different, I grab Mocha.

I like that I don’t have to worry too much about blending out the edges with it because it’s very well behaved and a cinch to apply (I usually use the swirl method with a couple of layers); great for mornings when I’m running late. Matter of fact, that’s what I did for these pics right before running out the door for lunch.

Move over Helvetica…

…because there’s a new font in town!

Yep, Llama.


Why send that heartfelt message to your friend in boring old Courier, Helvetica or Arial when you can say it and so much more with Llama Font instead? πŸ™‚

Best. Thing. Ever.

Well, at least to this font freak.

Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,


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


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  1. mn says:

    I think this color looks great on you- very natural.
    Maybe someday Tabs will be immortilized with his own font?

  2. Heidi says:

    I think Mocha was my first MAC blush, if memory serves. Either that or Prism.

    And I would TOTALLY use a Tabs font, but until that comes to pass, the llamas are AWESOME!

  3. Jen says:

    I wore Mocha to my June 2009 wedding. Loved it – so easy to use.

  4. Jessi says:

    Aw! I love Llama font! Now Tabs needs a font of his own called “Husky Tabby”.

    This blush is gorgeous on you! I don’t own any MAC blushes, but if Dita Von Teese can pull this off as the palest of the pale I’m sure I can too.
    Jessi recently posted … Quick Review: elf Studio Blush in Pink Passion

  5. Crystal says:

    I need to stop reading your blog (or at least your MAC Unsung Heroes series) because every time you post something new, I feel the need to go out and purchase it (Soft Ochre paintpot, Ricepaper shadow, Melon pigment, etc.) Haha.

  6. corinne says:

    How close is Mocha to Blushbaby?

  7. Emma says:

    Just bought this Saturday and love it! I was looking for something a bit different than my usual cubic (I’m a timid blush wearer) and he suggested mocha. It’s lovely : )

  8. peach_ says:

    LOL llama font! The warmth of the blush looks so nice on you, Karen!
    peach_ recently posted … Chanel Le Vernis Coco Blue (Les Jeans de Chanel Collection Fall 2011 FNO)

  9. Michelle says:

    I love love Mocha too! Thanks for reminding me that I have it…clearly have too many blushes πŸ˜‰

  10. Carrie Ann says:

    I love this blush! It’s kind of a goes-with-anything blush, gives a natural-looking flush and it’s so pretty! Definitely one of my faves. πŸ™‚

  11. Ditto to what Crystal said. Your unsung mac heroes make me want to drop what im doing and run to mac!

  12. Chris25 says:

    You shave your toes too? Glad to know I’m not alone. :p

    I almost bought Mocha, but before I did, I heard about NYX’s dupe for it. I wound up buying NYX Mocha instead.

  13. Nina says:

    oh how i love Mocha i mean … misnomer and all, its a gorgeous, wearable, suitable to almost all skntones blush! πŸ™‚

  14. Kim says:

    SHRIEK! The Llama font is fantastic – love it!! I’m confused by the mocha blush, though. It’s lovely, but not at all mocha. What in the world? Oh, never mind. Who cares about anything else when there is Llama font?!! πŸ™‚

  15. Josephine says:

    I love mocha! One of my first mac blush’s! The plum in it really compliments my NC20-NC25 south asian skintone. It makes my cheekbones pop! Love it!! Definitely a fav among many!
    Also, karen, how did you know I LOVE llamas. hehe Here’s a picture that will make you go aw:
    They’re just too fluffy and cute!

  16. Sarah S. says:

    Toe hairs and llama font XD

  17. Jen W says:

    Ok, Mocha is next on my list. I can’t believe I’ve never tried this before.
    Jen W recently posted … NARS Grand Palais Eyeshadow Duo: Review, Swatches, FOTD

  18. EsteeDarla says:

    When did the Unsung Hero come out I haven’t seen or heard of it and I would love to get this collection? Thanks

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