How do you know a blush doesn´t look good on you?
The constant questions I get, when I´m wearing Ladyblush are: Are you sick today? Do you feel well today? You look so pale, are you o.k.?
That is how I know, that this is not the blush for me.
Background: I have pale, slightly yellow toned NC 15-20/C1 skin, that has no colour in the cheeks and tends to look dull. Blush is a must for me, as I look dead and sallow without wearing blush.
From all the reviews, I thought, this would be the creamblush for my skin. As I am pale, darker or very vibrant colours-even applied with a very light hand- can look odd on my cheeks and lead to questions like: Do you have a fever? (this actually happened with BB pot rouge in raspberry!).
So I like to choose more sheer textures and lighter colours when it comes to blush.
Ladyblush however makes it hard for me, to even look like I am wearing blush. It´s a creamblush with a nice smooth texture, which is easy to apply. MAC describes it as a warm neutral coral and it´s a good description. Maybe it´s the warm neutral undertones in my skin, that makes the colour of the blush literally melt into my skintone. I can pile tons and tons of this blush on my cheeks with no result.
I can see the luminosity the colour gives on the cheeks and if it would show up a little bit more on my cheeks, I´m sure it would look nice. But it´s so undetectable, I can´t even wear it for a "no make up" make up look.
Desperate as I was, I came to the idea to mix it with another creamblush from MAC. I own Posey from MAC, which is way too pink and vibrant to wear it on its own. Mixed 50:50 with Ladyblush, it gives a corally-pink colour on my cheeks that actually looks good. As the blushes are not exatly cheap, I use the two colours up by mixing them together. That way, I can customize my blush depending on my skin tone in winter or summertime. I use a larger amount of Ladyblush in the mixture, when I´m quite pale or want a more neutral colour or use more Posey when I want a darker colour on my cheeks.
Needless to say, I won´t buy it again. Maybe it´s just my weird skintone, that´s just not right for this kind of colour.
I´d suggest to test it first, if that´s possible for you.