As a NC45 I was skeptical about this particular shade as it looked super dark. Swatched in store and then later used on my cheeks I was blown away. Perfect glow without looking like a dang disco ball. I'm very impressed with this shade. A light hand is desired to build up to acceptable look. I love this blush shade and if I ever get around to hitting pan on it I will definitely repurchase.
Format is my first MAC blush ever! It was recommended by a MUA over 10 years ago and I still love it. It’s my go-to blush and it never fails me. I’m NC50/NW45 and this color applies on me like a brick red-bronze glowy color. Too much, though, is a disaster so use a light hand and build the color to your liking. A must for darker complexions.
i hate frost, except maybe in some eyeshadows... i didn't actually pick up format. my husband was in the States and he didn't know mac was available in India.. lol... so he picked up a bunch of stuff at macy's.. one of which was format.
in the pan, i was not really wowed by it, obviously coz i don't like frost but my hub always feels bad that he picks up makeup that i don't like... so just to please him i started wearing this... i was surprised... mildly shocked i would say that it didn't go on my skin like i imagined it to... its not too icy... its actually quite subtle for a frosty shade.
the color pay off is amazing, one swipe is all i need... i have used it to contour, as a bronzer as a blush and usually play with the intensity... i actually quite like it...
i"m nc43 and very warm toned, so if i over do this color i look soooooper tan, which i already am naturally so i usually keep it subtle... lovely color for tan to dark girls... i dont know if it will work for fair girls, it might be a bit too dark.. on me it looks natural enough...
the reason i've gien it a 3 star rating:
mac packaging looks fine but is flimsy to touch... i like sturdier packaging... i always have to be careful coz i think i will end up breaking it if i hold it too tight... weird!!!
its supposed to be a rosy browny color... i see no rosy pinky... its just bronzy... at least on my skin, which means i don't use it as often...
and finally i won't buy it again coz i still don't like frost, yes, but in comparison to other frosts, not by itself... so once this is done i won't repurchase...
I really wanted to give this blush about a 3.8. It's not bad at all, just somewhat mediocre. On my skin (NC50) it showed and wore very nicely (not too overpowering, long-lasting) BUT I wasn't wowed by its browny-rosey color like I was by Ambering Rose. It's not because it's a powder as opposed to a sheertone like AR; it's just that it's the kind of color you can find a drugstore dupe for very easily. I found one in the NYX.
Format kind of creeps up on you. It looks unimpressive in the pan but delivers a wonderful glowy natural look when applied. It takes a minute to reallu show up so apply lightly. I have always gotten complimenys when I use format. I wear it when I'm going for that all natural look. I am nc50
really glowy, natural looking blush. I love this on top of my nars dolce vita blush or my bronzer. Would buy again in a heartbeat!
For ref I'm NC50 in MAC Studio Sculpt and Trinidad in NARS. I got Format and didn't like it all. It looked like I put dirt on my face. I was going to take it back and something told me to try it again. This time I used my Sigma F50 which is like the MAC 187. It gave my cheeks the perfect "natural" glow that I like. My cheeks but better. Sweet As Cocoa has been my fav but Format is more bronzey. I say Format is a must if you are just getting into blush. It's an absolute must have if you are dark skinned. These days I'm all about using the minimum amount of products to get my best face, and Format is a must for me, here on out.
I dont like this colour im a nw20 and i think its too orangey red for me
I love it as a bronzer, if applied lightly, or a blush if applied slightly heavier for cErtain occasions. I'm a NC35 and I think it its a lovely golden shimery pinkesh brown blusher.
The result is a glowy flushed bronze cheeks.
NC50...off top, EXCELLENT blush for those of darker complexions! I expected it to be rose-y of some color, but paired with MAC's Brass e/s on the lids and Enchantress on the lips, it looked more orange-y to me. Now for some reason I believe it'll look rose-yer if I paired it with something of a different tone (pink, grey, or black). Either way, when it's gone, I'll definitely be buying another.