I bought this blush while in Paris recently and thought that it would be a very simple and pretty blush to add to the collection. The makeup artist at the store put Dainty on one cheek and Dolly Mix on the other, saying that Dainty suited me a lot better. After taking it home and using it multiple times, I found myself struggling to get any colour pay-off from this blush! It took a look of brush swirling to get the product onto my brush, and it went on so subtly that it wasn't even worth wearing! I don't know if I just got a one off bad product, or if all of them are like this, but now I have this unused blush sitting in my makeup bag.
This was my first ever mineralised MAC blush and it is safe to say I love it! It is what made me fall in love with using blush. I have fair skin, but I do fake tan a lot and this blush suits me with or without a tan. It, in my opinion, is such a beautiful growly colour and I love seeing photos of myself wearing it because my cheeks always looked define and my skin healthy. I do not necessarily believe this is an every day blush ( I tend to lean more towards my At Dusk blush by Mac for that ) but it certainly is beautiful for the weekends and when you are going out.
Application is easy and it is difficult to over do it. It does have a shimmer, but very flattering. I think it is comparable, but NOT the same, as NARS Orgasm. The only negative thing I can say about this is that the blush does not have amazing lasting power. After four hours, you do need a top up. However I am willing to overlook that as I believe it is an incredible product :)
Love this blush it's soooo lovely and feminine. I can't see this being great on darker skin tones but on fair it gives the prettiest glow to the cheeks.
Only downfall with the baked blushes is they can emphasize pores. That's why I only gave it 4 lipsticks.
I love this blush. You can really build it. It stays all day and the blush itself has lasted me forever! I have had it since July and I wear it at least twice a week and nearly made a dent in it. I love it so much. You do have to be careful with the brush you use because some brushes pick up more product than others and it becomes to much. It can be a very strong pink color at times.
My very first and only MAC blush and my favorite. It's a yellow-pink with gold but looks very fresh and pretty on my NW20 skin. It gives just a flush of color and is very pigmented. I love these Mineral blushes from MAC and am looking forward to purchasing another after Christmas.
This is similar to NARS Orgasm but more pink. I don't have NARS but I have tried it before and it looks very similar, except I didn't like NARS Orgasm on me.
Wear this every single day. Has replaced Nars orgasm as my no.1 blush. Found Nars a little too glittery (threw too much gold). Dainty is a little pinker and less glittery. The perfect blush for fair skinned beauties. Give a very natural youthful flush.
Surprisingly it pairs well with most lipsticks (even reds!) I always thought pink blush and red lips was a no-no but it is a beautiful combo. Gorgeous with Mac impassioned and Mac full speed lipsticks. Can be layered to give a more striking effect.
For reference: NW15/20
I use this blush to fake a Nars Orgasm by adding a light dusting of gold shimmer on top. I use this blush almost everyday. Mac's mineralize products give the skin a beautiful finish, but if you have oily skin I recommend using Urban Decays de slick to further set the mineralize products. You will love this blush.
This is my go to blush for any occasion. I have light skin with very slight yellow undertones and this gives the perfect 'natural flush' to my cheeks, it almost looks like the color of my cheeks when they are naturally flushed which I love because it makes it so easy to wear. It has a slight golden shimmer to it, it looks a lot more sparkly in the pan then it is once it's on the skin so don't panic if you don't want to look glittery. On the skin it gives a beautiful glowy finish. I have worn this almost every day since I bought it about 2 years ago and because it's so pigmented I haven't even hit pan yet. I don't know if it's good to have a blush that long but it's still going strong! I only need the smallest amount to give me the perfect faux glow and I will definitely repurchase when I eventually run out.
My everyday go-to blush! Amazing color on fair skin. Just enough sparkle to glow all day. I always get compliments when I wear dainty.
I really like this blush, its a lovely soft pink that's suitable for everyday. I don't find that the shimmers really show up on my skin. I also love how the blush doesn't seem to get that hard layer on that top (if anyone knows what I mean by that) that you kinda have to scratch off after awhile. [Maybe that's just me.]
Anyway, I put no I wouldn't purchase again simply because I feel like there are other cheaper alternatives out there. But then again, this is pretty pigmented, and it lasting the longest time, so maybe I will eat my hat.