Product Reviews – MAC Blushes – A Few Favorite Pinks: Dollymix, Blushbaby and Pearl Blossom Beauty Powder

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MAC Makeup Week at Makeup and Beauty Blog continues! Don’t forget to email me your favorite MAC product and why you can’t live without it – karen at makeupandbeautyblog dot com.



Today will be all about three of my favorite MAC pinks for the cheeks!

Product: Blushbaby
Use: Blush
Price: $17.50 for a pan
Makeup and Beauty Blog Rating: A+

So MAC blushes seem a bit pricy, but they last forever. I got Blushbaby in 2003 and hitting the pan was a momentous event for me. I use this color frequently as my go-to blush when I’m in a hurry and don’t want to spend too much time blending. The website describes it as a flushed beige pink but it shows up as a light pinky brown on me. It’s a Sheertone blush, so it’s easy to apply and easy to build up. Blushbaby looks natural (no sparkle) but not flat. A great blush for blush newbies. I like to combine it with Pearl Blosson Beauty Powder.

Product: Pearl Blossom Beauty Powder
Use: As a highlighter
Price: $22.00 for a large compact with mirror and cute Barbie Icon!
Makeup and Beauty Blog Rating: A+

This Beauty Powder was part of my Barbie Loves MAC haul from a few months ago. It’s so pretty! I love that this highlighter provides tasteful sparkle. Combining Pearl Blossom with Blushbaby is a easy and fast way to get the glowy look. I put Blushbaby on the apples of my cheeks and blend upward into the hairline, and then add Pearl Blossom on the tops of my cheeks and blend, blend, blend. I apply both with MAC’s blush brush, the 129.

Product: Dollymix
Use: As a blush
Price: $17.50 for a pan
Makeup and Beauty Blog Rating: A+

Ohhhh, Dollymix. It looks SO CLOWN SCARY in the pan but don’t be fooled! This blush is beautiful if you master the application. It’s a concentrated bright pink Sheertone Shimmer. I definitely can’t use this blush in a hurry, otherwise I end up putting on too much of it. I use a Sonia Kashuk Powder Blush to apply because it picks up less color than the MAC 129 and gives me more room for mistakes. Also, I always dilute the color by tapping the brush on the side of the sink or swiping the brush head on a tissue or the back of my hand. Dollymix provides a gorgeous flushed look and is a must for any MAC lover who likes pink blushes.

So this morning I was having this kick-ass dream about surfing in Hawaii with my friend Christine and it felt so real. I could hear the water lapping over the surfboard and I could feel the warm sun and water against my skin … and then the alarm clock went off and I woke up. If you live in a tropical place and if the waves are good catch a few rides for me. I’ll be there in spirit.

Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,

Karen

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  1. kia says:

    if you love pearl blossom, you’ll love pearl sunshine.. it gives a healthy glow when used as a highlight. i almost let it get away! but aha! these two are two of my most prized beauty products! with the bonus mirror =) i love the idea of customized shimmer… i use a matte blush (harmony) and pearl sunshine.. can’t go wrong. i use pearl blossom with my rosier blushes, but i’m sure it would look great with anything?

    milani luminous is a very close dupe! see ya around on the boards…

  2. Karen says:

    OHHHH I have Pearl Sunshine – I’ve been combo-ing it with a neutrogena blush (a suprisingly high-quality blush for a drugstore brand) but now I’ll have to check out your Harmony recommendation. Both colors are excellent, yah? I’m kinda kicking myself for not buying back ups …

  3. Aly says:

    I’ve been using Dollymix since 2006. I bought a couple when the woman said it was limited edition, then I went to MAC today and saw that it wasn’t. I bought more. I can’t live without it. It gives me an awesome glow.

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