|Would buy this product again.||100%|
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Neutral Hair: Black, Straight, Medium Eyes: Black
As the others said, Apple Red is pigmented. My first ever red blush, debated between NARS' Exhibit A and this. This was slightly cheaper so I decided to give this a try. Looks intimidating but with the right brush and light swipe, gives my light Asian skin a healthy flushed look. Only drawback is that its only available at PRO stores (went to the big one along Robson St. after going to two regular MAC stores) and its sold-out online. So far, am happy with my purchase. Will buy again.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Oily, Dark Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
This is a VERY pigmented blush! On my NW45/NC50 skintone, it shows up the same colour as it does in the pot. RED!
You need a very light hand and a good brush to blend, blend, blend! The colour is beautiful on darker skintones. A great addition to your blush palette if you dont have it.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Normal, Dark, Neutral Hair: Black, Relaxed, Coarse Eyes: Brown
Great Blush! gorgeous red, perfect for my NC50 skin tone. I don't look over the top when applied, a nice flush I'd definately buy this again.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Dark, Cool Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
Great blush!!! It's a very pretty red color. Looks bright red in the pan and it's definitely not for the faint of heart. I have NW45-50 skin and this color looks great on my skin tone. I love it and will definitely purchase again. The price wasn't that bad for me because I have a MAC pro card.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Normal, Medium Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
at first glance Apple Red is RED like a fire engine lol. this color is so pretty though with a 187 brush it works magic. the color payoff is not completely red, i actually find myself with more of a pink tone color payoff. however the color is beautiful. this blush is very soft and is a satin and has great pigmentation. i love the pretty flush it leaves on my skin. when wearing this blush its obvious that you are wearing blush but its very pretty and if you work it properly you will not look like a clown. its just an amazing color and you need to see this is in person to actually appreciate the color of the blush. it would buy it again but i think one pan will last me forever!
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair Hair: Brown Eyes: Blue
Apple Red is a pretty true red in the pan, but with some pink that shows up more on my brush and on my skin. This is a pro blush (but fairly easy to obtain) and quite pigmented. The finish is Satin, meaning this is not shimmery, no shimmer visible on the face, but not as flat as a matte.
I'm sure Apple Red is lovely on deep skintones. Lighter skintones should not overlook this. I am actually very fair (probably nw15 or lighter) and I really like this. I would say this is more cool than warm.
You do not need to be an expert to apply this. What you do need are the right tools and some time to play around with it. I think a skunk (duo-fiber) brush is a must as well as a blending brush. You may also like to use some translucent powder. If you are fair like me, this is how I use it: apply lightly with a 188, even stipple, and then blend, blend, blend with another brush. Either apply translucent powder beforehand or dip your brush in it before swiping or tapping Apple Red. This is simple and not time-consuming ... it's just not a swipe and run out the door blush.
On me, this comes to a sheer wash of clear red. Apple Red can be surprisingly natural on me (perhaps because I am pink, white, and red). This is pigmented and bright, but wearable because it is not muted or mixed with browns, bronzes, or other shades that can leave certain skintones looking dirty or bruised. I'm sure this could be layered with other blushes as well. I am now interested in picking up some more pro blushes.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Very Oily, Fair, Cool Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Fine Eyes: Green
Okay, I now own three MAC red powder blushes: Apple Red, Flame Red and Frankly Scarlet.
I just opened Apple Red, and haven't actually used it yet, but I think it may turn out to be my favorite of the three.
To simplify things a bit, these are my thoughts on Apple Red as compared to:
FRANKLY SCARLET: Apple Red is essentially a deeper-toned Satin version of Frankly Scarlet. Apple Red, while deeper and brighter, has pronounced pink tones, like Frankly Scarlet does. I prefer the smoother, less grainy texture of Apple Red, though.
FLAME RED: Apple Red is the somewhat deeper, much less warm cousin of Flame Red. Flame Red is actually probably more of a true red than is Apple Red, but I may prefer Apple Red on my NW15 complexion, IF I can manage to apply it so that it doesn't look clownish.
Apple Red is a pro shade, and comes in the standard MAC large round clear-domed compact.
The reason I give Apple Red a four instead of a five is that, due to its intense color, I expect that it will be tricky to apply lightly.
Given the size of the MAC compacts, and the highly pigmented nature of Apple Red, I *seriously* doubt that I'll ever need to repurchase this, but I'd be willing to do so. If you like and can handle red blush, MAC has some great ones!
APPLICATION TIP: I've found that a good tool for applying this blush, or any other red powder blush, is a fan brush; I use Paula Dorf's Bronzing Fan. A "whisper-light" application of Apple Red yields a surprisingly natural-looking soft red "flush," the likes of which would not be found on a clown's face. I'm raising Apple Red's score to 5.