REEL SEXY: Blush Review, Swatches, Photos

April 4, 2012 § 5 Comments

MAC Reel Sexy Blushes

Our main feature – a cinematic drama starring Ms. Kristen McMenamy, supported by an entire cast of limited edition beauty products – sublime! Rave reviews all around!

REEL SEXY: BLUSH

Release Date: April 5, 2012 / April 2012 (International)
Available at MAC Cosmetics

MAC Magenta Blush

Magenta | Bright Magenta | Matte | $20 US, $24 CAD | Permanent | 6g

This is like a vibrant plum-pink on my skin.  I absolutely love this blush.  It’s pigmented, it’s matte, it’s completely Brown Girl Friedly (for fair and deep skin).  Maaaaybe I’m biased, but I think it’s stunning on dark skin!  Zero complaints with this blush.  It’s easy to work with and it applied smoothly for me.   It’s incredibly pigmented so a little goes a very long way, especially if your skin is fair.

MAC Pink Cult Blush

| Pink Cult Mid-tone Dirty Neutral Pink | Matte | $20 US, $24 CAD | Permanent | 6g

Mid-tone pink-beige.  This was a warmer shade than I expected.  It’s a great option for ladies NC40/NW35 and lower who want a neutral blush with a hint of pink.  On my NW45/47 skin?  Not so much.  It was way too light for me, but it applied very smoothly.  It reminds me of Strada blush.

LOVES:  
* Both blushes apply very well with a brush.  They’re smooth and didn’t drag on my skin or feel stiff.

LOATHES: 
* For this collection, I wish the second blush option was a bit more pigmented and more colourful.  Pink Cult is a nice, subtle blush (if you can wear it), but I found it  a bit unremarkable for such a bright, vivid collection.

FINAL WORD:
Magenta is the clear winner for being Brown Girl Friendly.  It’s easier for a wider range of skintones to wear than Pink Cult is, which is more flattering on fairer skin.

Available at MAC Cosmetics

MAC Magenta Blush

MAC Magenta Blush

MAC Magenta Blush

MAC Magenta Blush (192 brush)

MAC Pink Cult Blush

MAC Pink Cult Blush

MAC Pink Cult Blush

So, which blush would you wear? Let me know in the comments!

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