This is a really dark red cream blush. I got it because i though it would give a healthy flush like benetint. I like it but i don't use it all the time. I normally use Something Special, a light peachy pink cream blush. But this is nice and i would use it.
The texture of Mac's cream blushes are pretty creamy and thick, best applied using a short stippling brush like Real Technique's. With fingers i do find i need to blend quite abit. This is not as long lasting as i would like, actually not at all. I usually top it with powder blush but its gone by afternoon. I do touch up on blushes after lunch as most would be gone by then anyway.
I purchased this and one other blush to address some gaps in my makeup wardrobe. As fashion styles and colors change, I adapt my makeup slightly to adjust. I also wanted to try a cremeblend blush. It is a sheer tone red, meaning that the first layer leaves a very sheer finish with a subtle red tint.
color: It does fill the gap between pink and red on my NC40-42 skin.
Finish: Somewhat sheer but buildable.
Texture: This is the area that where I have a few apprehensions. I have to use my fingers and it does take effort to swatch the blush onto my face. The blush itself has a fine graininess to it. It doesn't glide onto the skin in a one-stroke fashion, but is sheer and can be worked.
Typical Use: Evenings when I need some punch.
Under other powder blushes to provide a base with a slightly
I don't think it's the right texture to go over another blush.
Staying power: Not yet sure as I have only worn this one for short periods or under another color.
I purchased this and after just one use, I had to give it a review. I originally went to MAC with the intent of buying the cremeblend blush in "So Sweet, So Easy", but decided to go with Posey instead. I'm so glad I did! You can use the teeniest bit to get a beautiful rosey cheek - this thing is going to last me forever! Just for reference, I'm a NC25 in studio fix powder. I have a quite warm undertone. This blush doesn't look too pinky or too red, it's the perfect in between. You MUST use a brush to apply this though, because it's super pigmented and the concentration of using a finger is just too much. The consistency is very thick and a little hard to blend if you use too much. I recommend just dabbing the tips of the bristles and building up to your desired hue. I've had this on for hours and it stays put. Since it is a creme, I do set it with a translucent powder. If you prefer a matte look, this will remove the dewy finish this blush can leave if you apply it more heavily. Over all, this is my HG blush. For me, it's perfect in every way and like I said, it's going to last a very long time. Worth the $21 in my opinion.