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on 3/31/2017 9:36:00 PM
More reviews by genieofthelamp
Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Warm
Hair: Black, Wavy, Medium
First, to address the elephant in the room: as a college student, I like to think I know my coffee pretty well. This "soft plum-pink" blush has nothing to do with that. (But--albeit in a different way--it, too, makes you appear more awake. So perhaps it is aptly named after all.)Lately, I've been in a blush rut; I usually love bold colors on my cheeks, but it just wasn't feeling right for school and the drab weather New York has been having lately. I was looking for a natural, matte everyday blush for my NC20-25 cool olive skin. Pinks that are too cool toned make me look sallow, while anything too warm toned is emphasized and turned orange by my skin. Keeping that in mind, I was looking for a neutral sort of rosy-plummy shade. I first purchased Breath of Plum (originally I really was trying to find Mocha, but my usual store didn't have it in stock and I've never been the delayed gratification type), but it ended up being way too dark and almost reddish for what I wanted. I went to a different counter to return it, finally found this little gem, and after spending a while painting my arms up and down with swatches, Mocha came home with me. I use a Sigma F10 brush to apply my blush, and I only find I have to tap my brush once into the pan to get a decent payoff on my cheeks. Of course, if you're crazy like me, one tap is not nearly enough--I want my blush to be seen. I find that even swirling the brush in the pan a little won't result in too much color as long as it's properly applied and blended. I've had issues with matte blushes looking patchy and far too pigmented when worn (I'm looking at you, Exhibit A) but Mocha doesn't fall into this category. Thanks to my skin's undertones, it actually turns out to be a little warmer than it looks in the pan, but still very pretty. When not overdone, it just gives a nice natural glow that makes you look awake, healthy, and lasts all day on my combination skin. It really is a perfect daily blush for me. The one thing I'd have to say about MAC (particularly matte, but I haven't tried enough of the finishes to know for sure) blushes is that they do have the sort of formula that develops a weird hard film on top as oil from your face is transferred to the pan from your brush. To remedy this, I usually take one of the spare spoolies that I "borrow" from Sephora and gently scrape the film off, and it works like a charm. If you've been able to make it through my rambling and your skin tone is similar to mine (honestly, even if it's not, anyone from fair to tan might like this--my aunt is NC42 and it looks even more natural on her), I'd definitely recommend to give MAC Mocha a try!
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on 3/22/2017 11:12:00 PM
More reviews by Cupkate1369
Age: 18 & Under
Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Not Sure
Hair: Brunette, Other, Other
Its great easy to blend very flattering shade would recommend
on 6/29/2016 9:38:00 PM
More reviews by Shotgun
Skin: Oily, Fair, Neutral
Hair: Brunette, Straight, Medium
After years of using pinky coloured blushes, I finally found a soft plum colour I love! Based on tons of online reviews, I tried Mac's Breath of Plum and Mocha, and found Breath of Plum a little too purple for my skin. Mocha seemed to have the right mix of pink and purple for me. I'm relatively fair, and last time Mac searched me, I was an NC20. The blush stays in my cheeks all day and never seems to fade. It actually builds quite easily and it wouldn't be hard to accidentally put on too much. Overall I'm very happy with this, just wish it were a little less expensive, but I'm sure it's going to last for some time.
5 of 5 people found this helpful.
on 3/19/2016 7:46:00 PM
More reviews by Wifeandmama
Skin: Dry, Fair-Medium, Cool
Hair: Red, Wavy, Fine
I confess, I owned this blush for the better part of a year before I really got in the groove with it. When the MA first put it on me, I was thrilled, it looked to be a perfect match for me. But when I got home with it...nothing. It looked like I wasn't wearing any blush at all. Well, phooey. I live too far away to return it easily, so I just tossed it in the drawer for someday. Every so often, I would get it out and try again. Well, finally, finally! I used a brush that is a little coarser and kind of dug at the blush to make sure I could actually see it on the brush, just wanting to make sure I was picking it up. I noticed that I scratched through the top layer of it in the pan and actually got color on my brush. I don't know what the deal was but I am finally able to use this blush.It gives me a nice, subtle, very natural blush, but definitely with color. I am about a NW15-20 most of the year.
on 10/3/2015 7:09:00 AM
More reviews by TinyLittleElf
Skin: Combination, Fair, Cool
Hair: Black, Wavy, Coarse
This is my first ever blush and my favourite ever. I went to the MAC store telling the lady I want to start wearing blush and have this slight pink, flushed cheeks in the autumn/winter that gives the impression that it's really cold outside and I had just coming in. She smiled and brought me this little treasure. The colour is beige/pink that makes my cheeks looks soft pink and very very natural.I wear it above L'Oreal's makeup primer, a single pass or twice at maximum. It last all days and stays well on its place.
2 of 3 people found this helpful.
on 5/7/2015 11:17:00 AM
More reviews by foxy14
Skin: Dry, Fair-Medium, Not Sure
Hair: Black, Other, Other
i absolutely love this blush because it just gived me some color and warmth not clown face
on 4/22/2015 11:54:00 AM
More reviews by henn3ssyc
Skin: Oily, Medium, Not Sure
Mac is my all time favorite makeup brand. I am usually impressed by their product. I normally would just be saying really nice things about it, but this blush doesn't fit us medium skin complexion ladies. You have to constantly pack it on to actually make it visible and that barely does a difference. If you're light/fair skin this blush may be a good color for you.
3 of 3 people found this helpful.
on 4/20/2015 10:53:00 AM
More reviews by loresbsp
Skin: Dry, Olive, Not Sure
I was a little unsure when I first received this blush, it looked like it might be too light for my medium tan/olive complexion. It looks great though! Very natural, pigmentation is great (you only need a little bit). With matte blushes like these, I just like to sweep them under my cheekbones with an angled blush brush for a little bit of contouring definition. It looks really nice and natural, and I got a compliment the very first time I wore it (today!). I would repurchase again, however I have a similar MAC blush to this one (Gingerly) so I don't think I would repurchase both, just one.
on 3/27/2015 9:49:00 AM
More reviews by TexasTracy
Hair: Blond, Straight, Fine
Just to reiterate what so many have said in previous reviews, this is an extremely realistic, "flushed" looking blush. I was concerned about my extremely warm, yellow undertones with this blush because it looks so cool, plummy, mauvey in the pot but applied with a light hand, it looks great. This is the "pick me up" color that I was looking for this Spring/Summer. NC20/NC25/C3
2 of 2 people found this helpful.
on 11/26/2014 8:20:00 PM
More reviews by BADKITTY13
I really like this blush. A pretty rosy pink kinda a step up from Blushbaby which is a top fav of mine. A bit darker than Blushbaby with more oomph to it. However, is does tend to pull a bit red on my skin which is not a good look for me so no I would not buy again and will just stick to my Blushbaby. Actually now that I think about it I will be returning this due to the fact it does not even compare to Blushbaby which looks so much more natural!
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