Wearing MAC Blush Ombre in Azalea Blossom on my cheeks
Dang, you have a great memory for MAC makeup! I should call you “Total Recall.” Forget Sudoku and crossword puzzles; trying to recollect the first time MAC colors launched is a great brain exercise for beauty buffs.
And yes, you’re right! Two of the new Daphne Guinness for MAC Blush Ombres ($26 each) appeared last year in the Spring Colour Forecast collection. Azalea Blossom (a light cool pink) and Vintage Grape (a mid-tone violet pink) are staging a comeback, except now they cost $1 more than they did in 2010 (a sign of the times, yo).
If you missed ‘em the first time around, you get a second chance. They offer the same moderate, buildable coverage they did back then, in a finish about halfway between shimmer and matte.
Each one combines two colors in the same pan, and as far as I can tell, the gradients aren’t an overspray. Swirl the two colors together to create a single shade, or keep them apart and use separately. I’m partial to wearing the lighter halves as blushes and highlighters and the darker halves for contouring.
I just love how these look on the skin. The grains are so fine that they’re almost undetectable!
Blush Ombre in Azalea Blossom
Blush Ombre in Vintage Grape
Swatches of Azalea Blossom on the left and Vintage Grape on the right
Wearing Vintage Grape
MAC’s 0.31-ounce Blush Ombres cost 30 percent more than their regular 0.21-ounce Powder Blushes, but you get 50 percent more product, so in a way they’re kind of a bargain. With two shades in every pan, they’re like getting two blushes for a little more than the price of one.
PRICE: $26 each
AVAILABILITY: Coming soon to North American MAC counters and stores and online December 26; internationally in January
MAKEUP AND BEAUTY BLOG RATING: A
Look out, weekend!
WE MADE IT! Thank goodness, too, because my booty needs to sleep in…
What are you up to tomorrow? Are you all done with your holiday preparations?
I’m sure as heck not.
Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,