Due its vast popularity and wide range of products, MAC Cosmetics is one of the most sought after beauty brands in the world, and people...
Due its vast popularity and wide range of products, MAC Cosmetics is one of the most sought after beauty brands in the world, and people still opt for it, even though newer, more glamorous brands have sprung up in the world of cosmetics.
MAC initially started off as a brand for professional makeup artists, but later began to be sold for commercial use as well.
Cult makeup products are its foundations, lipsticks and blushes, and reviewing here is the MAC Powder Blush in the shade in 'Peaches', a sheer tone shade.
As described on the MAC website, powder blushes offer a fantastic colour that applies with ease and consistency, and adheres lightly to the skin to achieve a natural application of colour that stays put all day.
All MAC blushes are dermatologist tested and claim to be non-acnegenic, that means the blush is formulated to less likely to cause acne or make it worse.
MAC offers 52 shades of powder blushes in five different finishes: frost, matte, satin, sheertone and sheertone shimmer.
Peaches that we have here is a sheertone blush, which means that it is a micro refined powder designed to go on faint, but looks like a real flush of colour.
Sheertone blushes are not sheer or transparent, which is a common misconception, however, they may not show up on dark skin tones at all.
As spring/summer approaches, the hunt for products that give a natural glow and colour begins, which are also not too overpowering on the skin's natural tone.
Peach and coral shades are all the hype for a natural flush on the colour, but at times these two shades are confused to be alike, which is not the case.
A coral shade will have hints of orange, while a peach shade is true peach, with no orange undertones in it.
MAC Peaches is a soft nude shade that might confuse you when you look at it in the pan, may seem dark, but will becomes your essential everyday shade once you try it.
This shade is one of the most popular and most raved about MAC blushes, and offers a beautiful flush of peach on the cheeks, neither a pink nor an orange.
When compared to other peach blushes such as another cult favourite Illamasqua Lover, you will see that MAC Peaches appears darker in the pan, while Illamasqua Lover has an apricot glow to it.
MAC Peaches is a sheertone shade and will just give a hint of colour to your cheeks, and you may need to layer it up quite a few times to get a more intense hue.
A downside of this product is that is may not show up at all on darker and exotic skin tones, and orange based colours such as the Illamasqua Lover will provide a better colour payoff.
MAC Peaches offers a very smooth feel, it is powdery and gentle to touch, and blends well on the cheeks with ease and has a matte finish.
Many brands have come up with shimmery and glittery blushes for the summer, which may not be everyone's choice as shimmer enhances pores, hence a pure matte natural shade without any glitter particles remains the favourite of many.
When you compare MAC Peaches with other MAC blushes such as the MAC Melba, another sought after shade made popular by Kim Kardashian, you will see that Melba leans more on the brown and pink undertones, and will not offer the most natural look.
All MAC Powder Blushes come in a sturdy and simple black packaging with a flip-open and transparent lid, though I dare not throw it casually in my makeup bag, taking extra care not to be careless with the blush as it may break.
For $22, 6g/0.21 oz of product is offered, which is a decent amount, and last you long, though you may get addicted to Peaches and hit pan sooner than expected.
MAC guides to use an appropriate blush brush to glide over the powder, then to tap the excess off the brush and to apply it to the skin using sweeping strokes, blending well.
Though other brands in my collection such as the Illamasqua Hussy, NARS Orgasm and NYX Cinnamon have become my most used blushes too over the recent years, going back to MAC is always an irreplaceable delight.