|Would buy this product again.||55%|
Age: 19-24 Skin: Oily, Fair Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
I was not expecting this blush to be flattering, but I tried it on at the MAC counter and fell in love with it. It's such a unique color. I have fair skin with pink undertones. I blend both colors together with my brush and apply that to my cheeks, and then go back and add more of the pink to the tops of my apples and cheekbones, and blend it out with the light purple color. If you're unsure about Sakura I recommend trying it on, and then walking around for a bit to see how the color looks in different lighting before you make a decision. I probably won't buy this again because it's limited edition, and the one I have will last me a long time.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Black Eyes: Black
This is a really cute colour with decent pigmentation. It is definitely buildable. I am Asian with a medium skintone; Sakura shows up on me as a pinky lilac colour which is very flattering and cute. My major complaint is that it's super dusty/chalky, which is the reason why it isn't as pigmented as it ought to be!
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair, Warm Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Brown
this was a huge disappointment. I love purple blush, and was so excited when I saw this was coming out. Even Temptalia's less-than-glowing review didnt put me off. BUT she was right. This is chalk-tastic, sheer and pretty much unworkable. It is nearly impossible to use without getting some of the pink heart on your brush (which then changes the colour), goes on unevenly and is so sheer, hardly any colour comes up, even after layering vigorously (and I am NC15!). As another MUAer noted, this is more like a finishing powder than a blush. It looks very cute, but dont let that fool you. it is pretty much useless to me. Very disappointing!
Age: 44-55 Skin: Combination, Fair, Warm Hair: Black, Straight Eyes: Other
Very pretty ,Nicely pigmented Lilac toned blush, I post a pic of the blush after I scraped off the small heart part which made the color too dark and pink. I scraped it first with the point of a scissor then carefully went over the heart several times with a Q tip and Viola ! , I love this blush now, sorry Mac :)
Age: 56 & Over Skin: Dry, Fair, Neutral Hair: Brown, Wavy, Fine Eyes: Hazel
I am so thrilled with "Sakura"! Such a tender lilac color with a bit of shimmer! It is one of three blushes from the "Quite Cute" collection, released early April 2011. The others are Giggly: warm pink w/plum heart; and Miss Behave: light beige w/ mint green heart.
I use a small angled brush - skipping the frosty magenta heart - and buff the lilac on my cheek bones, then add a hint of highlight from the heart high up on my cheek bones (I don't put blush on the apple of my cheeks).
I had a matte face powder in the late 1960s that was pale lavender, meant, i suppose, to balance a sallow complexion. It was a huge favorite of mine and i wore it often. And as soon as i saw the photos of "Sakura" i knew i had to have it. All these cool lavender/purple cosmetics in the Quite Cute Collection make me soooo happy!
Age: 19-24 Skin: Dry, Fair-Medium, Warm Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Fine Eyes: Brown
I will admit that i bought this just because it was cute. I wanted a nice cool toned blush but lavander part was so sheer, and chalky and the heart in the center super pigmented and super shimmery. When i put it on i noticed my cheeks were so uneven, i could see magenta on some parts and in other straight up lavander. the color was not flattering on me, it made me look ashy so i returned it.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Dry, Fair Hair: Brunette, Straight Eyes: Blue
I love this! Extremely cool-toned and highly wearable, this cute little blush is perfect for my pale skin! I am loving purple toned blushes right now and this fills a void in my collection as it is bright yet still sophisticated. I also like the fact that it has a slight sheen, and lasts all day nomatter what i wear under it! If i could buy this again i would, but by the time i finish it itll be long gone :(
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Cool Hair: Other Eyes: Other
Its not really what I expected but that's okay b/c its still pretty and I'm a sucker for packaging/design. Its not as cool toned or lilac as I hoped. Its more mid tone pink. I can't really pick up just the outer part so when mixed together this is just pink with a bit of shimmer. Its actually kinda hard to work with b/c of the heart in the middle- you get the light pink with the magenta part in a spot on your cheek. Its fine once you blend though.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair, Neutral Hair: Brunette, Straight, Fine Eyes: Green
This blush is everything I wanted it to be. I am always on the lookout for cool toned blushes. For some reason many blushes appear too red/orange on my skin. I'm fair to light, and I'm not sure what undertone I am, but in the summer I tan well...but in the winter when I'm pale there are few blushes that I can wear. BE Heaven is one, if that gives you any idea how cool I need a blush to be. Sakura is PERFECT for me. I couldn't be happier. It is super cool, has a lovely glow when applied, and is quite pigmented. I am tempted to order another for backup.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Sensitive, Fair-Medium, Neutral Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Brown
I did not purchase Azalea Blossom and I have regretted it ever since. I popped into MAC last night to do some impulse shopping and Sakura was the first thing I saw. I have been dying for a lavender blush so I snatched it up and asked the MA if it was like Azealea - she said it was.
I was so excited, I put this on right in the car. BRIGHT fuschia cheeks....not what I wanted at all. I was so disappointed. I took it home and stashed it in my makeup drawer, debating whether or not I wanted to suffer the embarrassment of returning it or just suck it up...it's kind of expensive at 27.50 plus 15% tax where I live. I also considered carving out the magenta heart with a knife, but thought I would destroy the entire blush. So I slept on it, woke up, grabbed the tweezers and went to work (I hate returning things...especially at MAC). The heart came out PERFECTLY and didn't affect the lavender surroundings at all! It just crumbled away and the best part is, the magenta only went down about half way so I now have a great lavender blush that I have always been searching for (with a cute little heart hole..hah).
TRY THIS ON IN THE STORE LADIES! The magenta is surprisingly overpowering and takes out the lavender completely. Also, important to note, albeit far down on the list, it does contain bismuth oxychloride. I forgot about that and really should not have purchased it (I have eczema). So far no reaction....perhaps it was all contained in the shiny heart :)
UPDATE: It does itch my cheeks....but I will suffer because it is so pretty :) lol
Age: 19-24 Skin: Sensitive, Tan, Warm Hair: Brown, Curly, Coarse Eyes: Brown
Okay, I must start out by saying, this does not show up as lavender as I would have liked. I was expecting this to be a lavender/lilac colored blush. That's why I wanted it, because it looked so unique. The raspberry colored heart ruins that. The heart should have been either dark purple or another shade or lavender. This definitely pulls pink on my cheeks. This probably would have been exactly what I was looking for if it didn't have the heart on it. I do like this blush though. It is more pigmented than Hang Loose mineralize blush (from In The Groove). It's very pretty, and I do like it a lot. It's just not the unique lavender blush that I was looking for. This is easy to apply and blends like a dream though. If you want a true lavender blush though, this isn't for you.
I've seen this on pale to darker skinned ladies, and this has looked fabulous on them.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Fair, Cool Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Fine Eyes: Blue
I was hoping for a lilac/lavender blush with a cool-toned magenta heart... this is not that. The lilac portion is okay if I swiped it with my finger, but with the heart in the middle it is very hard to use the lilac portion on it's own. The magenta heart is just too pigmented and bright. When you blend the two parts together, you get a definite pink cheek with what I would describe as "bright warm peachy" undertones. I'm cool toned with blue eyes and the reddish peachy undertones just don't work for me. The texture is nice. This blush leaves a sheen on the skin which can look like a white shimmery cast if you're not careful; there are some tiny pieces of glitter in this too... not too much, but almost not enough either as it makes you look as if the glitter on your cheeks might not be intentional! Overall, if you don't have a pink blush and you're in love with the heart, then pick this up. If you're looking for a good cool-toned lilac with magenta tones in it, keep looking! This one was a major disappointment for me - it's almost what I was expecting Giggly to be.=/ If anyone knows how to cut the heart out without ruining the lovely lilac part, plmk!
Age: 19-24 Skin: Dry, Fair, Neutral Hair: Brunette Eyes: Blue
Let me start out by saying at first I wasn't sure about this blush. When I went to check it out the first time the MA swirled the lilac and the heart together and I felt the color applied a nice sheen of basically only pink... while pretty, I felt like it wasn't that unique. Had her hold it for me anyways so I could decide later. Came back again (diff MA) and she applied just the lilac part on my cheeks and applied the heart color more towards the back and slightly up into my temples! It was way more unique this way and defo convinced me to buy it! Hope you try it this way.. and many other ways! I used as an eyeshadow as well and I love it!
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Acne-prone, Fair-Medium, Warm Hair: Brown, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Blue
I love love love this blush!!! It is really amazing because it doesn't look too lavender on your cheeks. Instead, it just adds a beautiful, healthy glow to the skin. It still has a lavender cast, but it is not strong enough to look like a bruise!
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Warm Hair: Black, Straight, Medium Eyes: Brown
THIS WAS TOTALLY NOT WHAT I EXPECTED. To say the least. I'm NC25/C3 and totally in love with everything lilac/lavender and cool-toned. I wanted this blush BECAUSE of the lilac colour...but it's not even REMOTELY lilac on me. I don't know if it's the underlying warmth to my face or something, but this blush is just PINK, lol. It's almost exactly like MAC Two Virtues Mineralize Blush Duo, but the latter has more purple sparkle to it. The colour is absolutely misleading! It's SUPER pigmented, though. I applied with my 187 on my right cheek and my 165 on the left cheek...both turned out quite brightly pink. It's not even the least bit of a cool-toned pink on me. Beware of swatches on those beauty blogs--you really have to try this blush out for yourself. Lasting power seems to be pretty good, too! Quality-wise, this blush is really great. You might want to keep the little plastic insert over the blush because the blush itself is crumbly. Colour-wise? It totally depends, I think--it's a go-see-it-for-yourself type of product.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Sensitive, Fair, Neutral Hair: Red, Straight, Medium Eyes: Green
I am surprisingly really liking this blush! I am incredibly pale, but with a gentle application, I really like the way this comes out on my skin. Sakura is a mineralized blush from the MAC Quite Cute collection. It's a pinky-lilac blush with an almost magenta/fuchsia heart. When swatched separately, the heart is quite sheer. So when applying this blush with the two colours, you get a deepend, pink-based lilac with a soft sheen to it. It's very buildable & could take a couple sweeps/applications to become opaque. I hate the packaging, though. MAC mineralized products are SO fragile & I wish that *somehow* they could find a way to repackage these. Either way, I would buy again if the pricing was right, but it's not something I'm rushing out to buy backups of :)
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Combination, Fair, Cool Hair: Blond, Straight, Fine Eyes: Blue
Such a pretty lilac colour base, which can be used alone or mix in the heart for a beautiful pink :)
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Medium, Cool Hair: Red, Wavy Eyes: Green
The product itself is a purple/pale lavender blush with a magenta heart in the middle. Most people would think they wouldn't be able to pull off a purple blush, but this barely applies actual purple on my nw30 skin. Besides the fact it's very sheer, very powdery, this applies like a pink blush. It applies like a light/medium pink blush with slight cool undertones. Not what I was expecting at all, I wanted PURPLEY blush. Macs coygirl blush is more purple than this. Pretty packaging, but essentially a waste of money IMO.