I have a love-hate relationship with blushes. I dislike most blushes because I can't stand all those pink and coral (especially the really bright ones) colors. I also dislike the fact that so many blushes seem to have to be sparkly. I don't contour, so I use Blunt strictly as a blush, and only on my cheekbones. I think that it is a beautiful color on my NC44 skintone. I only wouldn't buy it again because I now own a total of 4 blushes and will never get through them in this lifetime.
To start off, I am an nc42. I bought this as a contour. I forced myself to use it, and hoped it would grow on me. I am going to be blunt: (pun intended) : this looks like a hickey color! It has tons of red in it, which is not visible at all in the pan. I do not recommend this for contouring! As a blush, maybe, but not for sculpting... !
I'm not 100% sure about this one. There are a few things about it I'm not sure I like. First is the color. It looks like a really pigmented dark brown shade that would be great for contouring, witch is what I bought it for. But when you put it on, its really orengy red more than brown. Not good for contouring. Second is the texture. When you put it on, you have to blend like crazy with a kabuki or it will look like dirt. Even after blended out really well, it still looks a little dirty. But I'm trying to use different techniques to try to make it work because I really want to like it! I guess we'll see.
I bought this blush to use as an contour. It works well for that purpose but I really like it for a blush. On me, it looks like Sweet as Cocoa or Ambering Rose blushes without the shimmer. But I do have to use a light hand with it. I also wear it with a soft shimmer on my cheek bones and combo is very nice. I am MAC NW45/47.
after reading all the reviews i thought to myself, maybe theyre just not applying it right, because dirt on the face, really? well unfortunately i experienced it also! lol i tried with a light hand, i tried with many different brushes and it just didn't turn out very well on my skin. i returned it the same day.
I bought this specifically for contouring. It works, but takes a bit to get the hang of. The first time I tried, I looked like I had smeared dirt all over my face. You really need to use a light hand, but it gets the job done.
I went to the MAC counter to buy a bronzer for contouring, thus a matte bronzer for my NC 42 complexion. And the MAC girl suggested this and I bought it. But I wish I hadn't, because it looks so orange on my skin. Just looks too muddy. I now use it to blend or smoke out my eye shadow, just because I don't want to waste the product.
I wish this worked for me because you only need the tiniest amount & it blends so easily & lasts all day! I bought it to contour with & sadly it comes up reddish on my NC40/42 skin. If I use it as blush it just looks like my face is dirty. To be fair it isn't sold as a contour colour so I can't give it a low rating for that. Good product, just not for me.
I HOARD this blush. It's my every day contour. Such a gorgeous blush, simple packaging. It's never failed me. And it blends like a dream!
This was my first MAC blush. It lasted me forever since it's so pigmented. It's a matte chocolate brown with no strong golden/yellow undertones. MAC call's it a muted golden brown and that perfectly describes it. It's the perfect shade for making cheekbones pop.