|Would buy this product again.||80%|
Age: 30-35 Skin: Acne-prone, Tan Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
This is not the most popular MAC blush, but I've had for a while and I use at least a few times a week. I think this is best for darker skin tones (mine is warm/yellow/tan Latina). Looks simply brown in pan, but applies reddish almost bronzer like, and best applied sparingly with my skunk brush. Very pigmented, I think I'll have this for quite a while, I bought a few years ago. I use all year long, it's a great neutral except with very peach lipsticks. I honestly think that some of my MAC products have been the best investments for me and I do use them fairly often (Teddy eyeliner, blot powder, lillicent cream blush, cleanse off oil, primer, a few lipsticks), moderately priced department store products, good color selection.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Dry, Medium Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
i had a funny experience with this blush. The other day, while my group of friends were talking, i got distracted with my friends make up bag and started rummaging through her products. I found this blush (reddish-brown) and thought i'd contour my cheeks with it. Since my friend has dark skin (this looks natural on her) i knew it wouldnt suit my skintone. As i swiped it on my cheekbones the colour seemed to 'set' quickly so i statred blending out the colour til it covered the WHOLE of the sides of my face(it looked like i rubbed curry powder on my face. it was THAT dark). After grabbing a piece of paper, i wiped of some of the excess and BAM! i had perfectly contoured 'tan' cheeks. obv, this was made for a darker skinned girls but with a light hand, it can give medium-olive girls a tanned look. i did the same with raizin blush (from the same mu bag!) and found it less harsh than this, so id reccomend that instead.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Normal, Dark Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
my best blush in the world, it gives me that great look. when i donthave it on, i feel incomplete.its a favourite of mine and ill keep buying
Age: 36-43 Skin: Combination, Dark, Cool Hair: Black, Kinky, Coarse Eyes: Brown
DDD NW45 or HIP818.....Everytime I wear this, I get compliments from women and guys. Unique, beautiful blush. It is a warm-brown frost with gold shimmer. Perfect compliment my cooltoned(yellow & red undertones) complexion. The only MAC blush I would purchase.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
Love this blush I am an NW45 for reference. This blush is BEAUTIFUL! It's like the perfect reddish brown with gold shimmer. When I put it on people compliment me. It gives my skin a sexy golden glow. With this all I need is eyeliner gloss and go. I will be buying as soon as I run out. Looks good on dark skin my friend who uses N9 recommended it to me.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Medium Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
Warning: This review is very long. I mention other blushes in this review to help those trying to decide between colors. I purchased sunbasque 2 days ago based on all the reviews and I have been eyeing this for quite some time as something bronzey/peachy that makes you glow sounded very appealing to me. I had been wanting this blush for awhile now but I must say I am dissappointed. It doesnt show up much on my NC35/C4 skin which was shocking to me as I do not consider myself very dark and no one else seemed to have a problem with this. If I applied more, it became super shimmery. I finally got the color to show but now I have shimmeries all over my face (and I usually like shimmer... LOVE MSFs) and I feel it that this is too much shimmer. The color isnt bad per se but this definitely wasn't a product that suddenly did wonders for me and I was not even close to loving it right away. I went back to the MAC counter to try a few other colors but it was difficult to see the difference and what the actual color looked like in stores the MA agreed and suggested I bring em home to try them out so I came home with Coppertone and Format. I'm on a student budget so I cannot afford to purchase many items so I really put a lot of effort into finding the ONE color that is most flattering for my skintone, otherwise I would just keep them all. I took advantage of the daylight and had coppertone on one cheek and sunbasque on the other. Sunbasque looked better as it was more natural looking and the shimmeries gave me a glow in comparison, coppertone showed up stronger on me and there was more of an orange tone to it which I was not too hot about, also the matte forumula in conjunction with the slightly orangish coloring just didn't do it for me. Suprisingly, it wasn't a hard decision between those two. I wiped off coppertone, reapplied a base and swiped on format on that side. Keep in mind that I used a SUPER light hand applying format (the same way I apply blunt). I tapped the brush into the pan SUPER lightly and brushed on while for Sunbasque I had applied layer after layer after layer so I could see the color. The results? They looked almost identical!! It was unbelievable as in pan as well as when swiped on my hand they are very obviously completely different colors not to mention format looked MUCH MUCH darker. My mother and sister agreed that they looked the same when brushed on my cheeks. Upon very close inspection I did notice that sunbasque looked a tad peachier and format a bit more pinkish-reddish-brownish if that makes any sense. I still have not decided which color to keep between these two. Will update later. Anyone who has experience with format and sunbasque please message me and let me know waht you think. I will ahve a hard time deciding.**EDIT 10/9: Tried again. Format took one very light swipe and sunbasque notably took so many layers as it took me awhile to finally get it to show. With so little format applied, the colors looked about the same except format was still a bit more noticable and I had plenty more shimmeries on the sunbasque side. I then applied a bit more format for sake of comparison and at this point... it confuses me as the results were different from yesterday... but today sunbasque appeared more pinky while format was the peachier/orangier of the two. Sunbasque left a bronzey pinky peachy glow while format left a peachy almost burnt orange bronzey slightly rusty glow. I hope this makes sense. Format also did noticably more for slimming my face shape than sunbasque so if you are looking for more contour.. format is better. Also if you have light skin NC 15 or 20 around there somewhere you would prob like sunbasque more. I compared both colors in 3 different lighting areas of the house before coming to this conclusion. I also compared sunbasque to NARS orgasm and the conclusion is that orgasm is a true light soft baby pink flush with shimmers while sunbasque had more peach mixed in. Both took many layers to show up on me. All in all in the pink to peachy orange spectrum it goes nars orgasm to sunbasque then to format. I'm currently leaning towards format as it takes less effort to get an effect. I compared blunt to format also and format is definitely more orangey/peachy brownish for a freshier look of youth. As for contouring, it shapes your cheekbones and slims the face just as well as blunt. Blunt is more a dark pinkish reddish brownish and gives a much older more sophisticated and much much sexier look. **EDIT 10/10/06: Changed from 4 lippies to 5 and repurchase choice from no to yes. I love it! I returned coppertone and sunbasque and decided to keep format! Don't listen to the MAs they also told me blunt and format was too dark for me. I disagree! This along with blunt are my HG blushes! =D I tend to like contouring blushes and both of these make my cheekbones pop and significantly slim my face. Its great to format to switch around with now. Would DEFINITELY repurchase. **EDIT 10/15/06: Changed from 5 to 4 lippies. Repurchase from yes to no. I've found that when I am applying to a bare face this color works fine but with my foundation on I find this much more difficult to work with. Blunt, I can just apply with a light hand while for this one, I need to apply lightly AND be very careful and blend it out some more. It tends to go on a bit uneven and a bit too strong that I find I do need to put in quite a bit of effort to make it right. For those more tan than me it would be easier to work with. I still like it but I find myself wondering if I would've been better off with sunbasque.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Oily, Dark Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
When I first tried this it looked awful on me, giving me a strange greenish glow...so I left it in the store. I decided to swap for it a few months later and this has turned out to be quite a flattering blush. Whenever I wear it, I get complimented on how great my skin looks. Its the perfect warm toasty brown on my NC50 skin with just enough shimmer to make me look glowy and fresh. If I ever run out I would buy this again.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Acne-prone Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
i LOVE this blush. this was my first MAC blush! i'm a nw45 so it's basically a bronzer on me, bronzers don't show up on me, just the glitter..but this has a golden/rosy tone with the shimmer that is beautiful on my complexion. someone always tells me 'you're glowing' when i wear this blush.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
I have yet to buy this product but am definitely interested in making the purchase. I was at the Mac counter looking for a powder bronzer and the MA told me to try this blush. He applied it over my face and I noticed that my face looked warm i liked the effect but feared that i looked too red. I am DDD, NW50. I think this color is versatile, it can be used as a blush or bronzer but if used as a bronzer should be applied sparingly.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Olive Hair: Brown Eyes: Black
I was looking for something like this. A nice darker brown blush that gives GGGs a warm, toasted look. This blush is actually darker than my bronzer, so I guess I can use this to acheive an even more tanned look.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Acne-prone, Dark, Warm Hair: Brown, Kinky, Coarse Eyes: Brown
Format is a rich coppery brown with shimmer. On me, it looks like a deep pinky brown. Basically a good bronzer for deep skinned ladies. I like the blush but I like Blunt better so I doubt if I'd repurchase.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination Hair: Red Eyes: Hazel
I'm very light, and I really like this blush. I find it makes a great bronzer or gives just a little glow on the apples of your cheeks or use it on your shoulders or cleavage. just use it with a light hand if you're fair skinned. very nice medium-dark brown with a golden shimmer.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Very Dry, Fair-Medium Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
Format is a burnt copper shade. Looks pretty on both the eyes and cheeks. Very pigmented and stays on all day long. A great shade for summer.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
I really love this blush. I adds a nice glow to my DDD skin. I have never worn blush before and this is my first one. I think I am in love.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Other Hair: Other Eyes: Other
This is my favorite blush for contouring. I would agree with what the reviewer below said, about only 75% of women can wear this shade. Its a REALLY dark brown with golden in it. It looks awesome! Im pretty dark (becaus eof the self tanner) so I can pull this off. But people who are too light probably wont (it will lokk WAY WAY too dark). Im white, but I think this bluhs is intended majorly for people with brown/darker skin. Its a staple. Love it. And remember that a little bit of this blush is enough. It leaves my skin dewy looking!
Age: 19-24 Skin: Other Hair: Other Eyes: Other
This blush is a very dark brown with red undertones. I would say that it would be hard for about 75% of women to wear, but on the other 25% it would be absolutely lovely. I apply with a light touch. It gives an effect that I like to refer to as "facial liposuction." I thoroughly like this blush, however I'm sort of a beach bunny...