Let me start by saying that I really love MAC blushes. I like that they are not as super crazy pigmented as some other blushes because when you have very fair skin, that can actually be a good thing. I find them easy to apply and build up so you don’t have that “whoa! that’s too much blush” moment. The range of colours and finishes is also pretty much unbeatable. There are sooo many great shades of MAC blushes for fair skin, but here are the six I have in my MAC blush palette:
- Buff (matte): MAC describes this as “soft muted pinkish-peach”. I think “muted” may be code for brown. I actually use this one for contour, not blush. I was considering MAC Harmony, but it just looked too dark for me. Buff is very, very light, and not orangey-brown, so it works well as contour/bronzer on fair skin. I also sometimes use Benefit Hoola.
- Dollymix (sheertone shimmer): MAC describes Dollymix as “pure candy pink”. It looks a little scary, but because it is a sheertone finish, it is literally sheer and natural looking. It has more sheen than shimmer. Very pretty.
- Peachykeen (sheertone shimmer): MAC calls this one “very baby peach”. I find it similar (not an exact dupe) to NARS Orgasm. It is more shimmery than Dollymix and the most shimmery of the six.
- Cubic (satin): MAC’s description is “soft muted pink”. This was my first ever MAC blush and was picked out by the SA. It may not wow you in the pan, but is a very natural looking, neutral blush for fair skin.
- Well Dressed (satin): I got this one because youtuber Tanya Burr (pixi2woo) used it in so many of her tutorials. It’s a fairly popular shade and is basically a perfect, pretty pink.
- Melba (matte): Melba is a “soft coral-peach”. I wanted to round out my MAC palette with a coral blush.
And now for the swatches…
I also added a cute little sticker to my MAC blush palette so I can easily tell it apart from my eyeshadow palettes:
The classic black palettes like this are no longer available and have been replaced with new palettes with a see-through lid (which are pretty nice too!). An empty pro palette is $10.00 CND, and the blush x6 insert is $2.00 CND. Then you can have fun collecting your pro palette pan blushes which, at $21.oo CND each, are slightly less expensive than the individually packaged blushes. If you want to go all out, you can customize your own palette all at once for $138.00 CND, or just have fun playing with MAC’s drag-and-drop virtual create your palette webpage!
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