MAC Sheertone Shimmer Blush - Ambering Rose

4.4

104 reviews

75% would repurchase

Package Quality: 4.3

Price: $$$

Package Quality: 4.3

Price: $$$

INGREDIENTS

Talc, Octyldodecyl Stearoyl Stearate, Dimethicone, Nylon-12, Zinc Stearate, Silica, Octyldodecanol, Tetrasodium EDTA, Potassium Sorbate, Chlorphenesin [ /- Mica, Titanium Dioxide, Iron Oxides, Bismuth Oxychloride, Blue 1 Lake, Carmine, Chromium Hydroxide Green, Chromium Oxide Greens, Ferric Ferrocyanide, Manganese Violet, Red 6, Red 7, Red 7 Lake, Red 30, Red 30 Lake, Ultramarines, Yellow 5 Lake, Yellow 6 Lake]


Age: 19-24

Skin: Acne-prone, Medium Brown, Warm

Hair: Brunette, Kinky, Coarse

Eyes: Brown

I had reviewed this blush a few years ago, when I first bought it due to the fact I wanted a natural looking flush. Or at least something to make me look less tired in High School. When I reviewed it, I think I was quite harsh about it, and failed to admire that it was not just some plain, beautiful color. This is a terracotta-rosey, coppery red blush.Think of that beautiful pinkish red color emitted from the sun during sunset. In the past, this would show a stark orange red on me because I didn't use a light hand, and used the wrong tools. Now it gives my cheeks a beautiful, dark rose gold look. I paired it with Revlon Cherries in the Glow lipgloss, and some light bronze eyeshadow. I slept with my hair pinned so that I'd wake up with waves/curls without an iron. The effect on my face is that of a "vintage" glow, my peach undertones brought out most beautifully. My bronzey highlights bring out the copper in the blush. Right now I'm a MAC NC42, but in the Summer I am a MAC NC45 if that helps.

What I love most about it is the fact that the shimmer in it dies not emphasize or get into my pores. And the fact that the glitter effect is small, therefore not making it too obvious that I'm wearing it. Today I did wanted to get noticed, so I ampted it up just a twitch. I do have to say that if you re not careful with it you will give your face a sunburnt look. Or in my case the look of my mild eczema. Not cute unless you're Raggedy Ann. This looks great with or without foundation. I'm saying that because i don't wear foundation, and it looks gorgeous on me. Imagine the effect on those who are wearing it. Another thing I love is that I think this will last me a long, long, time. You only need a minimum to get the effect you want.

One more thing, I tend to review for two people (me and my mother) when I review, because we usually interchange or "play" with makeup together. She's a MAC NC 55 and this looks beyond beautiful on her. Perhaps a billion times better on her than it does on me. I think the reason for that is that her natural flush, or the color that shows up on her nose when she gets mad, is the color of this blush. I'm more of a pinky peach, evenly. She is wearing the same look I am wearing today, except with blacklined eyes instead of bronze eyeshadow. I looks extremely natural on her. The effect, with her jet black , chin- length, assymetrical bob and small face, is stunning. Very much so.

I would advise someone fairer to tread carefully however. But if you apply it with a light hand, I imagine this would look beautiful on you too. Especially redheads. This would give you that lovely fall leaves look.

8 out of 9 people found this review helpful.



on 9/28/2010 1:11:00 AM

Age: 19-24

Skin: Combination, Tan, Not Sure

Hair: Black, Other, Other

Eyes: Brown

I just bought this blush a couple of days ago and I love it! I usually use BE Fruit Cocktail but this is much more better for an everyday look on me. I sweep it on lightly and it gives me a hint of color on my NC45 skin. The glitter doesnt really bother me as it does other people, I use it very lightly so its nothing major.


on 8/24/2010 6:44:00 PM

Age: 25-29

Skin: Dry, Fair-Medium, Neutral

Hair: Brown, Wavy, Medium

Eyes: Green

So far this is the only alternative to Stereo Rose MSF that MAC currently makes. I was online looking for possible dupes and checked out the swatches to compare the two. They are quite close depending on how lightly you use AR. SR is actually sheer because it is intended as an MSF, even though most people use it as a blush.
It's a great color for many skintones. If anyone has both I'd appreciate finding out how close they are since I don't have SR.

3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.


Age: 25-29

Skin: Combination, Medium Brown, Not Sure

Hair: Other, Wavy, Coarse

Eyes: Brown

I LOVE THIS BLUSH!!!!


Age: 19-24

Skin: Normal, Tan, Warm

Hair: Brunette, Straight, Medium

Eyes: Green

Beautiful pigmented warm rosey bronze. It's shimmery and actually shows up with a light application. It works with cool, warm, and neutral undertones and is perfect for an everyday flush of color! Def a must try MAC blush!

1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.


on 6/19/2010 6:41:00 PM

Age: 36-43

Skin: Other, Dark, Warm

Hair: Black, Other, Other

Eyes: Brown

Love this color...I've tried sunbasque and peachtwist, but this is the color that I was searching for. beautiful and unique deep glowing peach. This may be my favorite blush for the summer.

1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.


on 6/10/2010 10:52:00 AM

Age: 30-35

Skin: Normal, Dark, Not Sure

Hair: Black, Other, Other

Eyes: Brown

I hardly reach for this blush since i have others that compete for my attention, but this summer I find mysekf reaching for it more often, I really like this blush and I will keep on using it thru summer.


on 6/3/2010 9:56:00 PM

Age: 30-35

Skin: Combination, Olive, Not Sure

Hair: Brunette, Other, Other

Eyes: Brown

LOVE IT!!!!!! It lasts for hours and its a beautiful burnt reddish bronzy blush that goes so perfectly with my olive yellow undertoned skin. I love the slight shimmer in it, it really makes my face glow and makes me look really healthy and gorgeous :) The colour is quite sheer, but buildable. I find I dont have to use much to give a natural flush of colour so this will last me ages...if I can bring myself to stop applying it every hour, just to admire the shade, even to the point where I look like a bad throwback from the 80s lol. Sometimes a colour just strikes you in that way.

This is my staple blush for any occasion, so I dont mind the price tag too much. Will definately repurchase.

1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.


on 5/28/2010 6:57:00 PM

Age: 25-29

Skin: Oily, Medium, Warm

Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Fine

Eyes: Brown

*NC45 for reference*

This blush to me is a gorgeous deep redenned peach with a golden frost. This is in my top 5 blushes ever from MAC, just stunning!


on 5/10/2010 9:05:00 PM

Age: 25-29

Skin: Very Oily, Tan, Cool

Hair: Black, Other, Medium

Eyes: Black

so i love the reddish brown pigment of this blush. it is gorgeous especially for those with olive skin. perfect summer blush !




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