|Would buy this product again.||80%|
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Medium Brown, Warm Hair: Red, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Black
i hate frost, except maybe in some eyeshadows... i didn't actually pick up format. my husband was in the States and he didn't know mac was available in India.. lol... so he picked up a bunch of stuff at macy's.. one of which was format.
in the pan, i was not really wowed by it, obviously coz i don't like frost but my hub always feels bad that he picks up makeup that i don't like... so just to please him i started wearing this... i was surprised... mildly shocked i would say that it didn't go on my skin like i imagined it to... its not too icy... its actually quite subtle for a frosty shade.
the color pay off is amazing, one swipe is all i need... i have used it to contour, as a bronzer as a blush and usually play with the intensity... i actually quite like it...
i"m nc43 and very warm toned, so if i over do this color i look soooooper tan, which i already am naturally so i usually keep it subtle... lovely color for tan to dark girls... i dont know if it will work for fair girls, it might be a bit too dark.. on me it looks natural enough...
the reason i've gien it a 3 star rating:
mac packaging looks fine but is flimsy to touch... i like sturdier packaging... i always have to be careful coz i think i will end up breaking it if i hold it too tight... weird!!!
its supposed to be a rosy browny color... i see no rosy pinky... its just bronzy... at least on my skin, which means i don't use it as often...
and finally i won't buy it again coz i still don't like frost, yes, but in comparison to other frosts, not by itself... so once this is done i won't repurchase...
Age: 36-43 Skin: Normal, Dark Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
I really wanted to give this blush about a 3.8. It's not bad at all, just somewhat mediocre. On my skin (NC50) it showed and wore very nicely (not too overpowering, long-lasting) BUT I wasn't wowed by its browny-rosey color like I was by Ambering Rose. It's not because it's a powder as opposed to a sheertone like AR; it's just that it's the kind of color you can find a drugstore dupe for very easily. I found one in the NYX.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Acne-prone, Dark, Cool Hair: Black, Kinky, Medium Eyes: Brown
Format kind of creeps up on you. It looks unimpressive in the pan but delivers a wonderful glowy natural look when applied. It takes a minute to reallu show up so apply lightly. I have always gotten complimenys when I use format. I wear it when I'm going for that all natural look. I am nc50
Age: 25-29 Skin: Very Dry, Dark, Warm Hair: Black, Curly, Fine Eyes: Black
really glowy, natural looking blush. I love this on top of my nars dolce vita blush or my bronzer. Would buy again in a heartbeat!
Age: 36-43 Skin: Combination, Dark, Cool Hair: Black, Relaxed, Fine Eyes: Brown
For ref I'm NC50 in MAC Studio Sculpt and Trinidad in NARS. I got Format and didn't like it all. It looked like I put dirt on my face. I was going to take it back and something told me to try it again. This time I used my Sigma F50 which is like the MAC 187. It gave my cheeks the perfect "natural" glow that I like. My cheeks but better. Sweet As Cocoa has been my fav but Format is more bronzey. I say Format is a must if you are just getting into blush. It's an absolute must have if you are dark skinned. These days I'm all about using the minimum amount of products to get my best face, and Format is a must for me, here on out.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Normal, Fair-Medium Hair: Silver, Wavy Eyes: Hazel
I dont like this colour im a nw20 and i think its too orangey red for me
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Medium Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
I love it as a bronzer, if applied lightly, or a blush if applied slightly heavier for cErtain occasions. I'm a NC35 and I think it its a lovely golden shimery pinkesh brown blusher.
The result is a glowy flushed bronze cheeks.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Dark, Cool Hair: Black, Relaxed, Medium Eyes: Brown
NC50...off top, EXCELLENT blush for those of darker complexions! I expected it to be rose-y of some color, but paired with MAC's Brass e/s on the lids and Enchantress on the lips, it looked more orange-y to me. Now for some reason I believe it'll look rose-yer if I paired it with something of a different tone (pink, grey, or black). Either way, when it's gone, I'll definitely be buying another.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Acne-prone, Dark, Warm Hair: Brunette, Curly, Medium Eyes: Brown
Format is described as a pinky brown frost color on the MAC site. Usually when I hear something described as frost (ie, Get Away Bronze from the To The Beach collection), I want to run away from it as fast as possible but this blush has made me change my mind. It's more shimmery than glittery and it's extremely pigmented. To apply, I just tap my 187 brush and lightly sweep again my cheeks. It gives off such an amazing, natural glow. I honestly have no idea how I lived without this blush in my collection!
Age: 19-24 Skin: Very Oily, Tan Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
This was my very 1st mac blush ever! I bought it for my high school prom and I still didnt hit pan ..3 years later lol. I'm pretty tan NC43 asian, jet black hair, and dark brown eyes. This shows up sooo pretty. I only need to lightly swab it with my blush brush once or twice for each cheek b/c the pigmentation is great. I always put "mac spaced out blush" over it and it makes my face glowy. perfect for nite clubs or even everyday wear. I love it because it gives me that hot import nights look w/out looking slutty. perfect w/ smokey eyes & nude lips :)
i definitely recommend this to all the tanorexics out there haha (i used to go to tanning salons then quit)
Age: 25-29 Skin: Normal, Medium Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
This is a very pigmented bronze color. You have to apply it lightly and carefully or you'll look like you have a bruised face lol. I love this as a contour color more than a bronzer. I like it a lot.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Acne-prone, Dark Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
This is what I would call the perfect bronzer for the bronze. Being NW45ish I didn't really think that bronzer would do anything for me but Format proved that to be wrong. I think what is so great about this blush is that it adds a nice sheen that makes me look like I'm glowing from within. It doesn't really add much color to my skin since it is my skin color, but after I apply it to highlighting points on my skin, instantly I have a healthy glow.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Normal, Tan, Cool Hair: Blond, Relaxed, Fine Eyes: Brown
I just went to the MAC counter today because I was in search of a neutral, brownish/bronze blush for my toned down days. Im NC 45 for you MAC foundation wearers and Warm Tan for Bare Minerals wearers so its hard to find brown blushes that will show up. The sales associate put Format blush on my cheeks and it was love at first sight. It was the perfect neutral cheek without too much sparkle like in bronzers. I immediately bought it. Looking in the mirror at homeagain, it looks even better to me. A must for golden skinned girls out there!
Age: 19-24 Skin: Dry, Tan Hair: Black, Curly Eyes: Brown
Format is a really great blush because it is very pigmented. u need to apply this blush w/a very light hand. i think this blush is really great for darker skin tones.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Dark, Warm Hair: Black, Curly, Fine Eyes: Brown
So pretty. This blush is a great cheekbone color for dark skin; it really brings them out. I apply this heavily with my MAC 116. Blends nicely, and I love the texture of the blushes that have the 'frost' finish. The color looks bronze on me with a pinkish rose cast.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Acne-prone Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
Pretty color. VERY similar though to my sweet as Cocoa so not sure I need both..Format is deeper for more of a summer bronzed glow and Cocoa is a winter bronze glow if that makes sense..little mroe red in Format. I am a MAC NC44/45 and I cant wear this as a bronzer. Prefer NARS Laguna for that. But this works nicely over my bronzer for a glow when I just want to feel polished and not overdone.
I hate the lids on these blushes. They are always popping out and I have to pop em back in. Pain in the butt. Otherwise its fine.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Oily, Dark Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
THIS IS MY HG..I USE THIS AS A BRONZER! MAC NC45...I have been searching for a perfect bronzer and I believe this is it! I have tried several products that either look too ashy or red...this is perfect. It has a nice brownish red tone. The product is pretty pigmented, so a soft swipe of a blush or bronzer brush will do the trick. A must for AA looking for a bronzer...I think it will do well with almost any tone!
Age: 30-35 Skin: Oily, Dark, Warm Hair: Brunette, Curly, Coarse Eyes: Brown
Absolutely gorgeous shade! Like others mentioned, this looks brown in the pot but it has a beautiful reddish tone to it. For dark skinned ladies, this is a must-have. I am an NC45/NW43 and have used it as a contour shade as well as on my cheeks for a bit of a glow. For light skinned gals, this can totally double up as a bronzer! As a blush, not so much because its very dark and pigmented. Same goes as a contour shade unless you are doing drag - it's just too much on lighter skins.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Dark, Warm Hair: Black, Kinky, Medium Eyes: Brown
"Format" Blush is a must have for brown skinned ladies! Out of all the blushes that I own, this is the only one besides "X-Rocks" and "Azalea" that I have received tons of compliments on. On me, it shows up like a bronzey, reddish, looking color...I can do a little for a more natural fresh look or more for bronzed perfection. This is a must for your collection...I will definitely repurchase as many times as needed...:)
Reference: NC50/NW45 (MAC)
7Almond (Bobbi Brown)
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
Verrry pigmented. I saw this on a SA and looked like the perfect flush on her tanned skintone. However, it's very rosy on me ;\ but sheered out and with a gold highlighter it's quite pretty.