M-A-C Says about it’s new, Cremeblend blush: For every contour control freak, for every persistent perfectionist comes this wondrous way to play with blush that gives you the most magnificent flexibility you’ve ever had…Starts creamy, stays creamy and proves once and for all that powder is NOT your only prerogative. You can get back to a new build for that retro “rouge” look – Old Hollywood Glamour made modern – or stop at subtle and natural; it’s all in your hands. In three aspects, two shades of each: One matched to skin, one for a brighter glow and one darker for cream contouring, it’s perfect for all skin colours, minus the silicone, particularly adept at preventing ashiness on darker complexions.
My Take on the Cremeblend Blush products: M-A-C says: “make powdery a thing of the past. ” Personally, I’m still a fan of powder blush because I find them less intense and easier to control, But these Creamblend blushes are fun to experiment with. They’re easy to layer, so you can add a sheer-ish wash of color, or go all the way to “warpaint.” No need to look as extreme with these unique, creme blushes as with the poster model, but if you like a natural flush, you have to be very careful to apply just a tiny bit at a time, or risk looking like you have a bad rash. The benefits of a solid compact of cream (or creme) blush is that it adds a more luminous dimension than a powder blush, giving you a “maybe she’s born with it” glow, if you choose the right color and apply it skilfully. These new M-A-C Cremeblend colors are clear and moistly matte, without any shimmer, so they blend more naturally into your skin. And, while creme blushes require sticking your hands into the pot, or at the very least, using a brush, you can see immediately just how much you need to get the effect you want. Personally, I just don’t like to have to wash my hands after applying a cream product from a compact, but that’s simply my personal choice.
Here’s the rundown on the collection: Cremeblend Blush ($19.50 U.S. / $23.50 CDN) (Permanent)
Brit Wit- Dusty rosy mauve *this might be the easiest of the cremeblend blushes to wear, especially for someone who is just learning about cream blush and how to apply it. The color is a peachy nude with a fair amount of warmth, so it’s easy to apply a subtle amount of blush that looks realistic, or just keep layering until you have more color. If you love the nude, glowing looks for Spring and Summer, you’ll need this blush to pull it off!
Ladyblush -Warm neutral coral
Posey -Warm peach *as a person with warm-toned skin, I found this blush to be a nearly perfect, rosed blush that was neither too peachy, nor too red. It will work on neutral-toned skin as well, but I there are better choices for very cool complexions.
So Sweet, So Easy – Bright yellow pink
Something Special Light coral
Tea Petal -Mid-tone reddish brown *an intense, almost deep apricot-brown with a hint of plum that gives a more dramatic blush. But it’s oddly flattering even on a fair complexion. If you like the 70’s “Charlies Angels” plum, you’ll love this one!
These lovely, M-A-C Cremeblend blushes will be out and about on March 3rd, 2011 at all North American locations at all M·A·C locations, 1.800.588.0070 and http://www.maccosmetics.com/
International: March 2011 for international locations
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