NOVATO, CA — MAC Restores Dazzle! More at 11…
LOL! I’m lovin’ that exclamation mark at the end of this plummy Cremeblend blush’s name. It’s just so forceful and emphatic! — but it also sets some pretty high expectations.
In its pan, like sangria; on my skin, a sheer plum. MAC Cremeblend Blush in Restores Dazzle! ($20) applies surprisingly sheer.
More importantly, does it dazzle?
I think it does. A few pats here, a little blending there, and I swear I look a little brighter, even after a bout of insomnia.
A few other things that restore dazzle…
- A cute new pair of shoes I can actually walk in
- Fresh roots and highlights after a visit to the salon
- An afternoon of cheesecake, The Golden Girls re-runs and some time alone with my dog-eared copy of Twilight
One of three limited edition Cremeblend blushes from the Shop MAC collection, Restores Dazzle! looks right at home with the purple eyeshadows and lip colors I’ve been loving lately (like MAC Shop & Drop and YSL Pourpre Preview).
Wearing Cremeblend Blush in Restore Dazzle! on my cheeks and the colors from the MAC Eye Shadow X4 quad in Shop & Drop on my eyes
And my fussy skin loves how well it behaves. Restores Dazzle! doesn’t latch on to any dry flakes or appear to settle in my pores.
That said, I probably wouldn’t wear it alone, because it seems to do a little better when it’s layered on top of something else. On my bare skin, it barely lasts an hour, but atop tinted moisturizer or foundation, it lasts about six.
Yes, I think Restores Dazzle! delivers on its name. It’s easy to apply and blend, and I love the way it looks paired with purple, plum and berry eye and lip colors, but for $20, I wish it lasted longer on my bare skin.
AVAILABILITY: Available now at MAC counters, in stores and also online
MAKEUP AND BEAUTY BLOG RATING: B
This week…on Catsterpiece Theater
It was only a matter of time before other cats pounced on the Downton Tabby wagon.
This particular kitty actress looks quite fetching in her taffeta ball gown, but just wait till she sees Tabs in his black satin top hat.
Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,
P.S. Wow, is it Wednesday already? That was quick. Hope you had a good Tuesday today. I put my 10-minute timer trick to pretty good use and crossed a few things off my to-do list, which is always a good feeling. Now, onward to hump day we go!