Blush -MAC - Sheertone Blush in Blushbaby
fancyfaces31601 11/23/2011 4:44:00 AM
I have the hardest
time finding a blush that doesn't look disastrous on me. I have a bunch of MAC blushes in my hoard, but none of them were quite right on my skin; they were mostly too pink, or too red, or too plummy to truly constitute what I would consider to be
not an apocalyptic tranny mess
natural. I visited my local MAC counter with high hopes of finding a brownish blush and falling in love with it. Unfortunately, MAC's 'Blunt' had alterior motives and stole my heart and
the 18-something bucks that it cost me to purchase it. Needless to say, I was devastated
After a brief phone call with the (truly amazing) MAC ladies at the local counter in Belk, I discovered the true beauty of the store's return policy, so I packed that lying, devious harlot back into it's original packaging and made my merry way to the mall.
Finding the right blush, I've decided, is like dating: we always go for the louder, more 'standout' shades and leave the softer, plainer ones to wonder why good guys always finish last; and like the dating world, those louder, 'standout' selections usually leave you burned and with
a sexually transmitted disease
a foul taste in your mouth.
My first impression of MAC's 'BlushBaby' was not the best; the website calls it 'pink-beige', but the color in the pan clearly
screams 'sick cat gray-pink'. I skipped over it and swatched about a dozen shades on my hand, but couldn't find anything that looked quite right. The attending MAC lady, probably noticing my striped hand and my frazzled appearance from my bad breakup with 'Blunt', hurried over to me.
"Let me know if I can help you find anything?"
I took her up on the offer. Yeah, I know it's their job, but I hate
pestering the crap out of them
bugging them when I know I should be able to make the decision on my own.
"Yeah, I kind of want something that looks pretty natural."
She dutifully leaned over the counter and took a tissue to one of the few blushes I hadn't
"Try this one, it's one of our best sellers!"
There it was, the Quasimodo of MAC blushes, smeared across the tissue. Not wanting to be impolite (I have my moments), I half-heartedly buffed the blush into the back of my hand.
Not to be over dramatic or anything, but time stopped for just a moment.
Seriously... LIFE. FREAKIN'. CHANGED.
I signed off on the
receipt for my return and took my new-found-romance back to the car. Before I could even leave the parking lot, she was all over me. What can I say? It was love at first sight.
Ease of Application: 5/5
Product Quality: 5/5
Staying Power: 4/5
Overall: 19/20 (A+)
Notes: BlushBaby is great for the NC/20-NC35 (or NW15-NW40) range, but it might have some funky mixups with those who have super-yellowish undertones. Being as 'natural' as it is, you may want to skip it if you want a little more 'pop' to your look.
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