One of my favorite and most versatile of the MAC blushcremes. I have medium colored skin (with a light olive undertone). I find that this blush works well when I am using a self tanner or even in winter mos when I am a bit more pale. The secret is in the application. For a light look dab/pat it on with your index finger. If you want more color , try applying with a fluffy (not flat) foundation brush (I like the MAC 168 brush). What you DON'T want to do is rub it in --- unless you want to look like a clown!
This was my very first mac product. Way back when I first started Youtube, and realized that makeup existed outside of the drugstore. When I first got it, I wasn't impressed, I found the texture sticky and hard to blend, and I also felt that it was too red for my pale yellow skin & cheeks. I've gone through periods of using this for months and a time, and then pushing it to the very make of my blush drawer. Overall, I really like this blusher. It's a nice red toned pink color that's very natural and not offensive. My favorite way to apply this is with a real techniques stippling brush, or just with my fingers. With the brush I just tap it in once and then pop it right on my apples and blend to my desired sheerness. I feel as though the blush has gotten creamier over time. I should also point out that I have the original Ladyblush, way before Mac reformulated their cream blushes. This is a really beautiful blush, and I would definitely recommend it. It's quite versatile and works for all seasons, really. & While most days I wear this alone, it makes a great base for blush combos. I love putting this under Mac Springsheen & Blushbaby. So beautiful. I'm in the process of trying to get through the one I have now, and when I run out, I'll pick it up again.
How do you know a blush doesn´t look good on you?
The constant questions I get, when I´m wearing Ladyblush are: Are you sick today? Do you feel well today? You look so pale, are you o.k.?
That is how I know, that this is not the blush for me.
Background: I have pale, slightly yellow toned NC 15-20/C1 skin, that has no colour in the cheeks and tends to look dull. Blush is a must for me, as I look dead and sallow without wearing blush.
From all the reviews, I thought, this would be the creamblush for my skin. As I am pale, darker or very vibrant colours-even applied with a very light hand- can look odd on my cheeks and lead to questions like: Do you have a fever? (this actually happened with BB pot rouge in raspberry!).
So I like to choose more sheer textures and lighter colours when it comes to blush.
Ladyblush however makes it hard for me, to even look like I am wearing blush. It´s a creamblush with a nice smooth texture, which is easy to apply. MAC describes it as a warm neutral coral and it´s a good description. Maybe it´s the warm neutral undertones in my skin, that makes the colour of the blush literally melt into my skintone. I can pile tons and tons of this blush on my cheeks with no result.
I can see the luminosity the colour gives on the cheeks and if it would show up a little bit more on my cheeks, I´m sure it would look nice. But it´s so undetectable, I can´t even wear it for a "no make up" make up look.
Desperate as I was, I came to the idea to mix it with another creamblush from MAC. I own Posey from MAC, which is way too pink and vibrant to wear it on its own. Mixed 50:50 with Ladyblush, it gives a corally-pink colour on my cheeks that actually looks good. As the blushes are not exatly cheap, I use the two colours up by mixing them together. That way, I can customize my blush depending on my skin tone in winter or summertime. I use a larger amount of Ladyblush in the mixture, when I´m quite pale or want a more neutral colour or use more Posey when I want a darker colour on my cheeks.
Needless to say, I won´t buy it again. Maybe it´s just my weird skintone, that´s just not right for this kind of colour.
I´d suggest to test it first, if that´s possible for you.
This is my first creme blush and I love it, I’ll definitely be buying more colors. It’s 5.9 g/ 0.19 us oz of product and retails in Belgium at 21 euro.
I apply it with a Real Techniques Expert Face brush, it’s what for me works best. I can’t apply it with my fingers (lack of experience with such products and I have very sensitive cheeks that get red quickly so I don’t see what I do).
It’s a nice coral color, great for everyday. It didn’t work on me (NC/NW 15) with red lipsticks only if they have an orange undertone.
Doesn’t look greasy at all and stays on for +/- 6h if I don’t touch my face or rest my face against my palms.
It also didn’t travel on my face (my skin is normal for the moment) I’m very curious what this will give in the summer when it’s hot and my skin is more to the oily side. I have very acne prone skin and this didn’t break me out.
This creme formula is flawless; very blendable and pigmented. Ladyblush is a soft nudey-pink and goes well with my yellow undertones, giving me a nice neutral look. The formula is creamy and blends beautifully on my cheeks. I usually use my fingers to apply this or a MAC blush brush in order to really apply the colour evenly. This was my first creme blush and I love it! Such a gorgeous natural colour that really gives the cheeks a subtle hint of colour. I would definitely repurchase!
I am a newbie with blush because I never really saw a good purpose for it but I decided I wanted to try it out because why not. I went over to my local MAC counter and talked to one of the artists and asked them what was the best for a beginner in blush and she recommended a cream blush and in this colour because it looked like a more natural flush with my skin tone (NC25). I went home and tried this on with an angled blush brush by elf because I felt my duo fibre from MAC was too big for this kind of application on my cheeks and it turned out really beautiful and natural looking! It also makes your skin look dewy and sexy as well. I am now a converted blush lover haha I hope to purchase some powders to play with but I'm really enjoying the creams finish. I will definitely buy this again if I ever run out which will be forever because a little bit of this goes a LONG way. :)
took me awhile to learn how to apply the cream blush. using my fingers didn't work. I then bought a sephora cream blush brush since the reviews on that were awesome. Using that brush with this cream blush is great. I stipple the blush onto the cheeks and works wonderfully! Will try other MAC cream blushes. This is more of a neutral blush.
This creme formula is perfection. It has the perfect amount of slip w/out being too dry or too emmolient. There is also a see through quality to this cream on blush that gives it a very natural finish and tranlucency. It's not as see through as a gel based blush, but combines that quality with a cream and finds the happy medium. This color is the most "natural" looking on fair to medium toned skin available within the MAC line. I use a wedge sponge to apply it starting on the apples of the cheek and moving along the cheekbone to the ear. I also apply some at the temples and across the bridge of the nose and a bit on the chin and across the jawline, blending thoroughly w/the sponge until it virtually disappears or just looks like a natural flush to the skin. It's very long wearing and maintains it color density. However, the down side is it's such a subtle color taht you need a goodly amount for each time used and one can hit bottom of the metal pan rather quickly. If you step up into a higher intensity color you may get away w/using much less and the higher deposit color you've stepped up to will last far longer as you will need far less of the product (*which you can get away w/quite easily as the amount of "slip" is so great you can move from one little touch to the apple of the cheek and move it all the way across the cheekbone to the ear using whatever is leftover to apply to temples, across nose bridge and chin/jawline. Not so with this color "Ladyblush." It's far to pale in tone to get away with using a small amount and it having a descent payoff unless you are milky white. Just the same, I can't resist this "natural" color and choose to use this and therefore more of it to get the proper payoff on my medium toned skin thereby getting maybe 20 applications if I'm lucky. It's that "GOOD."
I was walking by the MAC store one day and saw a beautiful MA with the most beautiful blush I've ever seen! I had to get the name of that blush so I ran to her and I asked, and she showed me this product. I bought it right away! She had beautiful tanned skin and this almost looked golden pink on her. I love this color, its light pink with golden tones, I've never seen this color before. I've learned that applying it with your fingers just messes with your foundation and looks a bit too shiny and bright pink, but when you apply this with a brush and blend it this creates a light pink blush with peachy or golden undertones, or at least that's how it looks on my tanned skin. If you blend it properly it doesn't look shiny it just looks dewy. A little goes a long way, I think this product is gonna last me a long while. It doesn't get blotchy like most blushes and that's even without primer. I have extremely oily skin and this still lasts on my skin. I always clean my brush after I use this though, with Sephoras Daily Anti-Bacterial spray because the bream can get goey on the brush. This is so worth it though!! I'm in love.
On the fence about this one. I am not a fan of the dewy finish but I do like the color. I just prefer powder blush. A little goes a long way, too much and you look like a clown. This stuff is very pigmented.