I almost didn't buy this blush because so many people who were close to my skin tone were commenting that it didn't show up on them--but the cute packaging and some other rave reviews sucked me in.
I'm an NC 25, and it shows up very nicely on my skin. It's like a peacy coral with tiny amounts of shimmer. At first, I was disappointed to see all those little flecks because people had called it a "close to matte" blush, and I hate glittery blushes. Fortunately, when you apply, the shimmer almost completely disappears. It's more like a brightening effect, which works very well.
The packaging on this is super cute and a big bonus for anyone who's every read the Archie comics. I'm really happy with it.
Overall, if you have lighter skin and you want something that will really warm it up and add a little extra oomph for summer, I think this is a great choice. It's sold out completely at MAC and online, but I've seen it on eBay (for hiked prices). If you can get your hands on an authentic one, I think it's worth it.
I bought this on ebay and did very well on my purchase price, despite the fact that this limited edition blush is now completely sold out. I wish I could say, don't bother, but I can't. It's amazing, but I would say if your skin tone is even medium, I wouldn't bother. It won't show up at all. But for those of us who are fair to light, it is beautiful and subtle.
I don't need another blush but the packaging sucks me in. Its so cute! This is a light peach blush, looks amazing on light to medium skintone. Its gives a natural, healthy look.
LOVE this blush !!
Amazing color, amazing lasting, amazing effect, lovely packaging... This is perfection !
But this is a limited edition...
I love this blush! My cheeks are super red, so pink blushes don't look good on me. I hardly dont wear blush. The mua recommended this blush and I immediately loved it. It covers my red cheeks extremely well and gives the most beautiful coral color. This is my HG brush!
SA tried this on me and I was surprised by how nice it looked. Usually anything with even a hint of orange is a non-starter. However, it helped to cancel out some of the ruddiness in my complexion so I am a happy camper. It is a soft enough color that it does not overwhelm. For reference I am an NW 15. Never was a fan of Archie...so not a fan of the packaging.
I'm Nc20 and this is the most natural peachy/coral blush. I have Chanel Tweed Corail and the color is identical (Chanel one is slightly brighter). But of course Chanel is double the price. I love the cute pot this blush comes in. I'd buy this again if it was permanent. I found it more pigmented than I expected when I read the reviews.
My new favorite blush on my light NC25 skin. The color is peach with subtle pink undertones and slight shimmer. It gives me the perfect glow, so glad I didn't pass on this.
I saw this blush online before it was released here in Australia, and i knew i had to have it. I was a little concerned it was too much like MAC Peaches but thankfully peaches runs a darker 'peachier' colour. Were as Cream Soda I find to be more apricot than peach.
It's absolutely beautiful and I think quite different than other peach-toned blushes (ie more apricot-ee) I can see this becoming a staple product in my day-to-day life. Ps I'm a NC20 ;D
I love this blush from the MAC Archie's Girls collection.
Firstly, I rated the packaging a 3, purely because I have no idea who or what Archie's Girls is so I didn't get it but it's kinda cute, little bit tacky but whatever, it's only packaging!
Onto the actual product...
MAC describes it as light neutral coral which I think is pretty on the mark. It's very cute, peachy-coral and it has shimmer. I usually steer clear of any shimmer so I was quite disappointed when I saw all the specks of shimmer in the pan. I was so happy to find that none of it (ok maybe 0.00000001% of it) transfers onto your face! So I think the glittery bits serve more to brighten up your complexion slightly rather than make you look like a discoball.
The wearability is dependent on how much you put on. It is a very sheer, buildable blush that I like to stipple on and blend out. I overdo this product a little because when blended out, it looks very fresh and natural. After trial and error, I found that you need to really build it up to maintain its staying power. If you lightly dust it on, it won't last 2 hours.
I would buy this blush repeatedly, I love how natural it looks. I mainly use bold pink blushes so using this has shown me that I can look natural with make-up. I also think it is a GREAT shade for Spring coming up.
I would recommend this to anyone who is NW20 or near that shade because Cream Soda is like a naturally flushed NW20 shade.