This was my first ever blush and i dont regret buying it. I recommend this to all the students out there who wants to achieve a natural look. It's an amazing color for tanned people especially.
Let me start by saying I tried many blush-shades and none of them worked.
I tried already bb pot rouge pale pink, pink truffle and raspberry, mac creamblush posey and bb powder blush in nectar. Not to mention the drugstore blushes.
I was always disappointed, because the blush-shade was too light, too bright, too cool-toned, too dark.
All I wanted was a natural-looking blush as if I was flushed or pinched in the cheek. If I wake in the morning, I am pale and I donīt have much colour in my face. Some people have more colour in their cheeks or even red toned cheeks, but I have none of that.
For reference, Iīm a mac nc 20, bb sand. In a strange way, my skin is neutral cool-toned, but has a neutral golden undertone and not the blue toned pink or rosy undertone some girls with cool-toned skin have. This is important, because I have always chosen the wrong colour based on my opinion as a cool-toned girl I have to choose cool pinks as a blush. I was totally wrong. I went to the mac counter and to the bb counter and asked the makeup-artists as usual for cool-toned blush-colours. My choices were Dame, Well-dressed and Brit wit from mac, as well as Sand pink from bb. Boy, did I look horrible. The pinks were chalky and unnatural on my skin, too bright and made me look 80ies-like and not very flattering. Both make-up-artists told me, I should go for warmer colours. I was refusing first, because I wanted cool-toned. But one artist convinced me to try Pinch me. I saw it in the pan and thought: No way this is going to work on my cool-toned, pale skin. I will look like a clown. But I was proven wrong. It was exactly the colour of my cheeks when Iīm flushed or pinched in my cheek. Why I tell you all this? Because I learned, that you have to try the colour on your skin and get as close as you can to the natural cheek colour. My natural cheek colour (when I pinch my cheeks) is a surprisingly intense muted pinkish-brownish mixture with the tiniest touch of red and thatīs what pinch me is like. Mac describes it as medium dirty rose coral and in the german description from mac, they mentioned a grey undertone. Maybe this greyish undertone is the reason it works for me. I donīt have problems, like other reviewers had, that it looks like sun-burnt on my cheeks or is too pigmented. I can layer this blush and never look like a clown. It just looks like Iīm healthy and glowing. I even tried it in the morning, applying it on my face without any foundation and it worked beautifully. But I think this all has to do with the match of the blush-colour with your skin and cheek-colour. I was afraid because other reviewers with fair skin described it as bright and too pigmented. Not for me instead of my pale skin and pale cheeks. So, if you have a similar skin and cheek tone you should give this colour a try, but always try it first at a mac counter if you can. This blush is my new hg.
Oh my! This blush looks AMAZING on my nc40/42 skin. It's a not too dark pinky color on me and it gives me that natural flushed look so it almost doesn't even look like I'm wearing any blush. When I swatched this color I didn't like it but on my cheeks it looks amazing. One of the few blushes I'd spend 20 bucks on!
The name is perfect for the color. It's a coral color that looks as if someone did pinch you! And gives you rosy/ coral cheeks! Love it!
One of my go to blushes. Always looks good with everything! Gives my cheeks a wonderful healthy natural flush (NC44)
By far the best mimic of the "just stepped in from the cold" flush that I've found for my NW25 complexion. But I wouldn't call it sheer tone because it actually shows up pretty well within one swipe. That being said, it's easy to over do this so use a light hand at first. I don't think this looks good on anyone lighter than NW20, because they will easily look like a clown. And on someone darker than NC/NW35, I think this would just show up looking like brown, ruddy crud. Ideal for NC/NW20-30.
Matte finish, neutral undertones with very very faint brownish tone.
Love it, love it. Very coral and peachy looking. This is a sheer tone. which mean it has no shimmer and at the same time it is'nt as powdery looking as a matte. I would call it a satin finish. It makes a blush for when your doing a nude look ala Kardashian. A great day time blush and for night time i would rock this with some Mac bronze gold loose highlighter powder on the cheekbones.
When I first saw this in person (got it in a swap) I thought that it was going to be way too ruddy and dark on my NC30 skintone. But boy was I wrong! It is more of a nude/red color on me, but gives me a beautiful flush of color without looking too noticeable.
Blends in nicely and lasts all day for me! A little goes a long way, so I tap off excess before lightly tapping on my cheeks and blending.
I ordered this by mistake, wanted to get peachykeen but got this for some reason. I am so glad I made that mistake.
This is a matte, muted reddish brown with hints of corally pink (lol i know it makes no sense but it pulls different tones depending on what you wear it with) that that looks very sophisticated and pairs almost with any look. It' can be almost classified as neutral and goes well with a strong eye but at the same time apply a little more and it is the perfect statement blush to pair with a cat eye. it is very versatile and does give the perfect flush of colour. Very pigmented and will last you for a long long time.
Funny thing but my two favourite MAC blushes I ordered by mistake: Dollymix and pinch me FTW:)
I use this lightly just on the very top of my cheekbones. Apply w/ angled brush. Makes blue eyes pop. Very natural, flushed look and no shimmer-- doesn't creep into any fine lines and can be worn in the workplace.